Trauma! Not drama but trauma let’s talk about it. We always talk about the things to avoid, red flags, and toxicity but let’s talk about the aftermath of trauma. How do we survive trauma? How do we heal from pain that isn’t our fault? How do we live a life after dealing with a traumatic experience?
The internet feels that the word 'toxic' has been an overused term. People are trying to become more self aware and genuinely don't want any toxic people in their lives. No toxic relationships, no time for toxic friendships, and no toxic work environments. Not sure how its an overused term when in reality people are now becoming more aware or as some would say "woke." What is the issue with actually addressing toxicity?!
Gut wrenching! There is no other way to describe this letter that a 7-year old boy living in a domestic violence shelter with his mother has written. This 7-year old boy could have been my son had I decided to stay in an abusive relationship. Children see, feel, and experience domestic violence in their homes a lot more than people may think. His letter has gone viral and just at 7-years old he has impacted and touched the lives of many. He is courageous for expressing himself to 'Santa' the way he did. It is also interesting to see the items he asked for, he didn't ask for anything major did he?!
Ahh there is nothing like calling up your best friend and telling her the latest tea! Having a sister from another mister is pretty awesome it's like the sister that you were able to select yourself. Some best friends last a season and others last a lifetime whichever the case it's someone that knows either most or all of your life. Imagine being inseparable but a Mr. comes into her picture and things start to change. When things begin to get serious your bestie is spending less time with you and more time with her beau. Whether you have someone in your life or not things do change. But what if you are just not that into the guy that your best friend is dating?! Here are a few tips on how to handle not being a huge fan of your best friends boo.
“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.” (Unknown) We all know we have the same 24 hours as Queen Bee, but do we have her confidence?! Confidence isn’t something that comes easy but imagine that feeling of being free. Confidence is liberating from what anyone has to say. Your glow is completely different when your self reassurance is at 100!
Ah the cute beginning stages where everything is rose colored and he couldn't be more "perfect" of a person. During this getting to know each other phase everything is phenomenal. From the endless conversations to going on dates left and right. Then there is a certain "image" that is created of this person. This image doesn't show the persons flaws. Some of the red flags that a woman should be looking out for are missed in this googly eyed stage. Here are some red flags to look out for.
"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--It is: Try to please everybody." - Herbert Bayard Swope Do you find yourself being one of the only ones in your group of friends that is growing and evolving in all aspects of life? Some people don't have their priorities in order and others are just lost souls trying to find their passion in life.Then there are those that just never find their purpose and continue to live in the rat race. Hopefully you are the person that is growing and pursuing your dreams. So what do you do when you are the only one making power moves?
"Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies." It is funny when speaking your truth some may turn against you or people will deny the harm they have done. As soon as you level up and free yourself from the toxicity and negativity there is always a demon that will try to destroy your peace. Those that try to shake your core in the most hateful, insecure, warlike manner are the ones you should not waste too much energy on. Here are five ways to coping with speaking your truth:
Try this cleanse it really works! Many people are caught up in the latest diets, trends, health kicks etc. From Keto diet all the way to vegan and everyone is all of a sudden an expert on what is the healthiest lifestyle to live. The opinions of what is healthy and what is not healthy are never ending. But let's take a look at other variables that have nothing to do with what you eat!
Keep that same energy everywhere you go! Everyone is now on this positive energy wave and focusing on themselves. Yes please celebrate yourself and exude all the positivity you can. There is nothing worse then having an optimistic outlook in life and then a black cloud of energy tries to destroy your optimism. That black cloud comes in many forms - friends, family members, spouses, coworkers, employers. etc. Here are five signs that you should be aware of.