[EXCERPT] #GirlKeepGoing: Be Bitter…It’s an Honest Emotion + Playlist

Listen, I know that you are reading this and thinking, “La’Janee’, what?” But, Yes! I really do mean ‘be bitter,’ and here’s why. Bitterness is a natural emotion and should be explored as such. To think that you invested time in a relationship, friendship, or lost a loved one and you’re expected to feel everything but bitterness is denying yourself of embracing your emotions. In order to heal, you first have to know what you’re healing from and why it’s there in the first place. While you’re categorizing and coming…

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Why Are You Depriving Yourself of What You Really Want?

There are so many thangs in life that we want. If we had the option, we wouldn’t suffer, struggle, or sacrifice ourselves. We would come out of our mother’s womb already living the life we desired, at that time. As we hustle & bustle, not realizing the Universe is truly to our disposal, we never really prioritize what we need. At an early age, we’re taught to take what we can get & be satisfied. There are no options. If we ask for more, we are simply ungrateful. For example,…

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Picking up the Pieces Academically

Picking up the pieces academically can be challenging. Also, I truly believe that no one sets out to flunk college.  As with anything, life does not stop because you decide to enroll in school. You can have the best of intentions and yet things happen. For the young person fresh out of high school, it could be the fact that you weren’t used to your new found freedom. You didn’t know how to handle your new social and academic lifestyle.  For the single parent, your support system may have broken…

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Remaining Silent Takes Your Power Away…Three tips on Sharing Your Story

My friend Jarius McNair-Edens, copywriter extradonaire, dropped some major gems on FB. She stated: People will try to make you stay silent and call it maturity because it will ruin the story they’ve been telling. Don’t do it. Tell your story anyway. That statement got me to thinking. So many people believe speaking their truth is a sign of ‘keeping up mess’, when sharing how you overcame is strength, admirable, and healing. I understand why people are silent. I mean, no one wants to face the backlash, especially in the…

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No Understanding for a ‘Broke Black Man’, Here’s Why…

Lately, I have received quite a few messages and comments about my FB posts that consists of telling women to not date a broke man. Now, initially, I was just posting my thoughts and not thinking that what I was saying would be considered as wrong but apparently wanting a financially stable mate is a problem. Men tell us they don’t like fat women, flat booty women, dark skinned women, or women who wear their natural hair. But, as soon as a woman mentions a man must be self-sufficient, there’s…

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