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This past weekend, I got the chance to sit down and watch Whitney, a documentary film that was released in 2018 about the legendary Whitney Houston. Watching this documentary left me with so many emotions, mainly sadness that such an amazing woman with such a divine gift left the world at such a young age without receiving the healing she needed to leave the legacy she had the potential to. What stood out to me most, beyond the fact that she undoubtedly had the greatest voice this world has ever heard, was that in a world where so many think that fame and money will make them happy, those two things seemed to be the biggest factors that hastened Whitney’s...

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It's Never Too Late to Choose Better

 For years, I felt like my mother didn’t know me and I didn’t know her. The reason for that was lack of communication, but yesterday that changed. She came to visit me this weekend and along with spending some much-needed quality time together, we also sat down and had a long overdue conversation. In having this conversation, I realized just how different people’s perceptions of the same experiences can be and how a lot of family dysfunction can be resolved by communicating effectively.  As a child, I had certain expectations of my parents that they didn’t always meet. I, like many children, put my parents on a pedestal so when they didn’t show up in my life the way...

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It's Never Too Late to Choose Better

 For years, I felt like my mother didn’t know me and I didn’t know her. The reason for that was lack of communication, but yesterday that changed. She came to visit me this weekend and along with spending some much-needed quality time together, we also sat down and had a long overdue conversation. In having this conversation, I realized just how different people’s perceptions of the same experiences can be and how a lot of family dysfunction can be resolved by communicating effectively.  As a child, I had certain expectations of my parents that they didn’t always meet. I, like many children, put my parents on a pedestal so when they didn’t show up in my life the way...

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Nice For What

Nice – pleasant; agreeable; satisfactory They tell you, “Don’t let the world change you.” I say, “Don’t stay the same when the world has shown you that you can’t win that way.” I have always been proud to call myself a “nice girl”. I still am. However, what I have learned over the years is that being nice does not mean allowing myself to be used, disrespected, or run over. Unfortunately, I allowed a lot of that throughout my life, all in the name of being nice. I went above and beyond for people who never treated me the same, didn’t speak up for myself at the times when I really should have, charged less than I was worth, required...

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33 Choices Every Woman Should Make

In a few days, I will celebrate my 33rd birthday so I’ve been taking time to reflect over all that I’ve experienced and learned thus far. Perhaps one of the best lessons life has taught me is that my choices are what shape my life. Over the years, I can see how my relationships, health, career, and finances improved as my choices improved. Although every woman has different goals, these are 33 choices I think all women should make to be happier, healthier, and more successful in their lives and careers. Choose to love yourself more than your desire to be liked, accepted, or validated by others. Choose to do what you know is in your best interest even when...

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