HoliDAZE: 5 Tips to Reduce Your Holiday Stress

The holidays can get really stressful, but you don’t have to break a sweat! Here are five awesome tips to make your holiday season a bit more stress-free (and a lot more enjoyable.) 1. Treasure Every Moment It’s amazing how fast December flies by. We get so busy and caught up in the holiday “process”…

The Gift of Emotional Healing

  I want to share a little something many might not know about me. I come from a rough part of New York City. The world around me was fast paced, loud and straight ghetto. My backyard was the street, full of sewer caps, and where the cars from off side parking made for the…

What Does Breast Cancer Awareness Mean to You?

  Since 1985, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the disease that can affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. You may associate breast cancer awareness with the color pink. Many people take this opportunity to wear as much pink as they possibly…

The Simple Truth about Anxiety & How I’m Overcoming

I used to think of myself as a positive person. I always tried to maintain pleasant thoughts, say encouraging things to others and overall keep a good outlook on life. I had issues, like the rest of us, but genuinely believed my sometime melancholic view on life was not affecting anything other than just my…

Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

“There is a well-treasured saying that even Christians take comfort from during times of duress and tragedy, “Time heals all wounds.”  May I just tell you loudly – I OBJECT!! Time has no inherent healing power. Only God has healing power! I know women who are just as bitter and angry today as they were…

You Can. 

Two simple, but very powerful, words:  you can. You can do it; you are strong enough. You are not defeated; you are not overwhelmed. Stop telling yourself you can’t handle your situation or that you are not worth it; eventually you are going to start to believe it. Sometimes you just need to stop and take…

Milk it!

Ladies! We all know the benefits of plant-based milks. But if I told you how easy it is to make your own, you’d go nuts, lol -see what I did there? 1. Nut Milks. Let’s start with the nuts because they’re super easy and all the same recipe you just switch out the nuts/seed for…

It’s Not Your Past He’s After…

“The attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” – Lisa Bevere I have a past–you have a past. Broken dreams, shattered hopes, failed attempts…Too many of us disqualify ourselves before we even start because of problems that seem…