One of my dearest friends asked if it would be okay to get my girls for a visit to give me a little time to myself. I knew she had her own brood of four kiddos under the age of six herself, and I hesitated in not wanting to be a burden. We sat in… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here
The strong friend is the go to person when you need advice, prayer, a pick me up, and just being around their energy gives us a sense of comfort. We can subconsciously place our friends or loved ones into subcategories to best fit our needs based on our admiration. We view those friends as the… Continue reading What About Our Strong Friend?
Most know the obvious ways relationships that are romantic, friendship, or other can be damaged with no end of return. However, there a few subtle ways we ruin the prospect in establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships that are eye openers to recognize to prevent doomed sabotage. Let's be real, honest, and take some ownership… Continue reading 7 Subtle Ways We Ruin Relationships
I shared the blessing in celebrating another year on earth recently. There was something totally different I felt in my core about this birthday that was a different sort of vibe than I've ever felt in welcoming another year here on earth. I think it was a mixture of emotions that we all have experienced… Continue reading The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe
Motherhood can be a bit tricky when it comes down to building relationships due the the juggling act of our many responsibilities, family dynamics, our children's personalities, and not to mention our own makeup in disposition. In truth, not every mom fits into the stock image of the motherhood girlfriend subgroups. We find ourselves identifying… Continue reading Odd Mom Out
Our twin daughters may have a slight difference in appearance due to being fraternal, but they've never allowed any of their differences to separate them in connecting close as sisters. One of the best lessons we've learned as a family in communicating effectively with our autistic daughter, Paris is through observation of the relationship she… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism
Bubbly personalities have an intriguing appeal to most in being friendly, perky, contagiously happy, and very optimistic. I've been told that I have a bubbly personality, for which I take as a compliment. There's another side in having a bubbly personality that can feel daunting in perception with accommodating everyone else's behavioral needs, expectations, and… Continue reading Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities
I have always admired women who were privileged to connect in sharing a vision of service through partnership."Women who empower women," is not just a catch phrase it's the life's work within the mission of Jennie Walker and Patrice Canty's purpose for Women IN Purpose.
There's a time in our lives where we begin to evaluate our friendships. We begin to take an account of our relationships in seeing the truth of what they are. We also in this stage begin to take a self -assessment of who we are when it comes down to extending the bond of friendship.… Continue reading The Friendship Lifeline with Erica Grant
Most couples will agree that it's not easy to find a set of couple friends that you simply gel with . Sometimes the two women are very good friends, and the men are left to stare at the wall. Sometimes the two men are the best of buddies, yet there is some awkward tension between the… Continue reading Just A Couple Of Friends: Couple Friendships
The ability to have friends and maintaining healthy friendships doesn't stop after we become mothers. There will be obvious changes in the various transitions throughout our motherhood journey for first time moms,those of us who are in the trenches with young active kiddos, and those of us who are mature moms with teens and young… Continue reading The Beautiful Complexity of Friendship in Motherhood
Toxic personalities can zap the life right out of you at any given moment. They can leave you feeling overwhelmed and drained. Despite your best efforts to resolve conflicts or live in peaceful harmony with them it never works out long term. Their behavior and antics in conflict resolutions completely defy logic. Nothing is settled… Continue reading Tread With Caution: Recognizing Toxic Personalities
No one enters a friendship with the intentions of it ever dissolving. We have cute little phrases as BFF, my girly girl, homegirl, or even deeper than that we call one another sisters. In reality friendships come and go.We hate to say that, but it's true. We hate to feel the pain of losing someone… Continue reading Coping And Healing From A Friend Breakup In Love
Biz Markie coined the famous 1989 hip hop classic "Just A Friend", about young love in connection of uncertainty of it's realness. True friendships are based on honesty, trust, openness,ownership, forgiveness, loyalty, and love. Have you had a few "friends" on your mind that through discernment of your intuition you feel a burning uncertainty that… Continue reading You Say She’s A Friend : Signs That You Are Not Really Friends
I don't why we're so hard on ourselves as women, but we're even harder on one another with unrealistic expectations of perfection. We're all a work in progress. Yes, even the celebrities and leaders that we hold in high regard in our culture and society are a work in progress. In other words,… Continue reading Be The Difference: I Am Sister’s Keeper