Monday, February 19, 2018

So Where Have You Been blackgirlgrown?

Okay, so even though I’ve read the blog posts that say you should never explain an absence, I feel like I should. I owe it to my very dedicated readers who have been on this journey with me over the last two and a half years. What have I been doing? Working my butt off! […]

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Unhealthy Relationship Songs (Surprise, Hip Hop and R&B Don’t Do So Well)

I remember loving Guy’s song in the 1990s, “Piece of My Love.”  My boyfriend at the time used to shake his head in disbelief when I would sing it and suggest that it was our song.  He was like, “you know the song is about a man basically telling one of his side chicks that […]

10 Things Black Girls Do

Interestingly trending on Twitter was #thingblackgirlsdo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But decided to take a look at the trending topic. What I saw was not so much good, too much bad, and a hell of a lot of ugly. So the black girl in me wanted to change the conversation to something […]

November 2010 Happiness Project: Attitude Adjustment

Attitude is everything.  And I firmly believe that life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. This month’s happiness project focus is on ATTITUDE.  Let that marinate for a minute. How does your attitude affect your happiness? Attitude is defined as your manner or disposition, but also describes […]

Have You Apologized To Yourself?

Black Girl Singular has an incredible post in which she apologizes to the most important person in the world: herself.  It is sincere, honest, and heartfelt. I want to take this time and apologize to the one person I seem to always find a way to hurt the most.  I’ve been thinking for a long […]

The Content of Our Character: How Would You Fare?

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under education, personal development

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of the day his children would “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” But what is character and how are we developing it in ourselves and the next generation? In the […]

The Sound of Silence: I Dare You to Give it a Try

Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. By analogy, the word silence may also refer to any absence of communication, even in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection. Okay so like many of you I saw the new […]

Guest Post: An Important Distinction in Many Successful Relationships

Dialogue from Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown: Louis Gara (Robert DeNiro): You trust Melanie around your business? Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson): She’s trying to play you against me, huh? Louis: Yeah. Ordell: See, I knew it. You ain’t have to say nothing, I know that [woman]. Louis: I don’t understand why you keep someone around […]

Things All Happy People Know

The Black Doctor has a great list of 10 things happy people know.  It’s worth a complete read.  Here, I note some of my favorites: #1. Share Your Happy Thoughts: Let your children know how great it feels to spend the day with them. Brag to your spouse about the unexpected compliment your boss paid […]

August 2010 Happiness Project: Have FUN!

Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project encourages us all to focus on FUN for the month of August. With all that we have going on in our lives, the economy, and the recent jobless numbers, it is sometimes difficult to focus on fun. The drudgery of the daily grind and trying to “get by” make it difficult […]

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