Love Yourself

Loving yourself is making decisions that allow you to make the most of the experience and your life. Will Smith did an IG story over the weekend talking about how our likes and dislikes or our needs and fears will only keep us where we are but if we want change we have to focusContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

I’ve heard successful people say they live by their calendar. If it’s not there, it’s not done. This is the perfect time to get a plan down, develop systems, implement rules and set boundaries. A plan that allows you to take stock on past actions and get clear about what you want moving forward. IContinue reading “Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan”

Day 7 of Kwanzaa

Imani is faith. This is believing in the unseen, the future, the possibilities.  I’ve struggled with faith and believing in positive outcomes in my life. I struggle because I focus on the negatives and get caught dwelling. Faith is trusting the process of the right now and getting excited about what’s around the corner.  TheContinue reading “Day 7 of Kwanzaa”

Day 6 of Kwanzaa

Kuumba is creativity. Sometimes we get stuck on the literal but I want to let you know that thinking outside the box and being innovative is creative. Being creative is allowing yourself to be free. There are so many ways to practice Kuumba daily. It could be everything from cooking only what’s currently in yourContinue reading “Day 6 of Kwanzaa”

Day 4 of Kwanzaa

Ujamaa is the day to focus on cooperative economics. It’s a fact that the black community spends $1.2 trillion annually and 2.6 million Blacks own businesses. The principle encourages the importance of spending within the community. Money spent in the community stays in the community and can be used to improve the community. An economicContinue reading “Day 4 of Kwanzaa”

Day 3 of Kwanzaa

Ujima is collective work and responsibility. I sometimes feel like this should have been ‘ubuntu’ instead. Basically, I’m not competing against anyone cause if you win so do I. There is a saying that if you are the smartest in the room, you are in the wrong room. It sounds good but I could neverContinue reading “Day 3 of Kwanzaa”

Day 2 of Kwanzaa

Kujichagulia is a mouthful yet fitting for its meaning. Having the fortitude to control the narrative around, about and within you. It truly takes self determination to hold your space in the world. This is my favorite Kwanzaa principle because it’s strong, unapologetic and self assured like all the ballsy women I admire like HarriettContinue reading “Day 2 of Kwanzaa”