Abusive Partner Red Flags: Recognizing Them Early Can Save Your Life

Healthy relationships are indeed a beautiful thing. Once you experience one you can’t do anything but shake your head at the thought of all of the not so healthy ones you entertained. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so I want to take a moment and discuss some abusive partner red flags. Recognizing them early can save your life. Dysfunction will have you thinking that certain behaviors are normal, when in fact they are not. Relationships can and do get complicated from time to time. So, the occasional argument or…

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Black Excellence: Why Our Light  Must Shine Bright Despite Living In A Country Hell Bent On Dimming It

Black excellence and why our light must shine bright despite living in a country hell ben on dimming it. I’m not even going to mention the powerhouse movie “Hidden Figures.”    Before I truly understood the power of black history, I used to feel inferior.  Especially, in high school, then later on entering the workforce.   In  retrospect, it was partly due to the fact that  I was plugged into a system whereby non-blacks validated black peoples worth and brilliance.   Black excellence was hidden. Enlightenment came in the most interesting way.  While…

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10 Signs That You Have Lost Your Sense of Self Love In A Relationship

10 signs that you have lost your sense of self love in a relationship, some of the signs are subtle, but not all of the.  Everyone moves differently in relationships. One thing is certain though, someone is always paying attention. Often times it’s because of others that we realize we have fallen off and begun to neglect ourselves.  1. Your compromise makes you question your character. You’re doing things that were once non-negotiables for you, but they won’t do the same for you. 2. You accept open disrespect. Paying more…

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Getting Out Of Your Own Way and Embracing Success

Author – Sekinah Brodie Success is a subjective multi-layered concept which, to the average person holds an unattainable standard. Whatever your version of success is you will need to detach from certain habits and ideas to attain it. Removing toxic people, being ready for change, ignoring self doubt, refusing to make excuses, and realizing that you will outgrow people are crucial to embracing success. With this in mind, here’s some ways to get out of your own way and embrace your success. Removing toxic people One of the hardest things…

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Are You Committed Financially to Your Dream of Starting A Business?

Are you making your dream of starting a business a financial priority?  When you are strapped for cash, making  your dreams a priority can seem almost impossible. Or, maybe you’re not strapped for cash, but your discretionary income is tied up in non essentials purchases. For every thought you have about investing in your dream, a bill is there as a subtle reminder of life’s responsibilities.  Or maybe it’s that cute pair of shoes you have had your eyes on. It’s not impossible, in most cases you have to shift…

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