Are You The Toxic Person in the Relationship?

This may be the most revealing yet hardest post I’ve had to write in a very long time. I realized as I was hosting the ‘Summer Journaling Series’ in my Facebook group that I was the toxic person in the relationship. That’s why I’m no longer friends with someone I was truly close with. And […]

Healing from Hurricane Harvey Trauma

Looking at social media and watching the news is just too much to take in right now. It’s heart breaking to see the city I love being washed away in a sense. But the strength and resiliency of the people is why I love Houston. It has been my home for 10 years now. And […]

It’s Time for Me to Tap The Future

I attended the Miller Lite Tap the Future business competition in Houston. They held 5 regional finals where 5 businesses at each stop competed for $20,000. The winner of each regional competition will move on to compete for $100,000. Who couldn’t use that money for their business, right? Well obviously if you are serious about […]

What Is Detox the B.S. Summit?

The last few months have been nothing short of glorious. I attended TSP Live this month in Atlanta and came back ready to get back to the grinding attitude I had years ago. I was blessed to attend and not worry about paying for the entire trip. Then last week I won a ticket to […]

[Sponsored] My BE Summit

I was paid/compensated by AT&T to be a digital influencer for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Summit. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. They are just giving me a little more access to share certain parts of the summit with you. Okay, let’s start with AT&T and learn a little about how they can […]

{#Sponsored} I’m AT&T Influencer for Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Summit 2017

I was paid/compensated by AT&T to be a digital influencer for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Summit. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. They are just giving me a little more access to share certain parts of the summit with you. Okay, let’s get to why I’m so excited about this event. It’s […]

How Going Back To A Job Propelled My Journaling Business

I have shared my journey through my blogs, podcast and social media outlets. While a lot of people say they aren’t comfortable being transparent exposing their flaws and failures as I am, I knew that was the only way I could get where I needed to be. Last year, I went back into the classroom. […]

Advocating for Black Mental Health

This is a collection of tweets from the #thrivefiercelychat on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The host is Ms. Imani Pope.  It was a combination of therapists and advocates in addition to others who suffer from a mental illness sharing what they know, been through and ways to help others. As someone who advocates for black […]

Outside The House Documentary Review

I try to keep track of depression, stress and other mental illness articles, updates and stats as much as possible. Especially in the black community. So it was interesting to see this documentary pop up on my Facebook timeline. Why? There is very little information in regards to stats, information, etc when it comes to […]

Mental Detox Matters For Black Teachers

It’s around 12:30a and I know I should be sleep yet I’m up thinking about mental detox. Maybe because I’m speaking at the Texas Alliance for Black School Educators Conference about this topic. Or maybe being a former black educator in public school and reading way too many articles has forced my hand to write […]