Letting go of toxic family members

Sad African-American female at a windy beach

Although I grew up in the South where family is everything, I wasn’t born with the family bug. I was close to my immediate family growing up, but I never felt the need to develop that same bond with my extended family. The fact that all my aunts, uncles, and cousins lived hours away didn’t… Continue reading Letting go of toxic family members

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Happiness (Part 1)

sunflower stuffed toy

Happiness is a choice. I have a wooden placard on the bottom of my entertainment center with that exact statement engraved on it. Although life can throw situations at us that cause uncontrollable unhappiness, for the most part, I truly do think happiness lies in our own hands. I've mentioned before that I battle with… Continue reading Happiness (Part 1)

That Pesky Face Weight

Across from the foot of my bed is a wavy-shaped, full-length mirror. It leans up against the wall, and every morning I'm looking back at myself as soon as I get up. I always find it interesting to see myself 1st thing in the morning in all my natural, unshowered glory. I glare at the… Continue reading That Pesky Face Weight