#HealZone Journal Prompt: Day Ten.

Hey, Love! Question: How do you forgive when the apology ever comes your way? Response: First, I don’t care for apologies when the behavior is repeated. The best apology is the person not doing it again. I want more than anything for me to tell them exactly how something bothers me and what they did…

Self-Care Saturday Journal: Unlearning How to Hate Me.

“I want to unlearn how to hate me.” A sentence from one of my letters to God. I wanted to take just a moment to express thoughts and feelings about how I have fallen into the trap of hating myself. It’s a trap that was set many years ago and we fall into it usually…

My Holiday Self-Care in Memoriam Journal.

This past week I contributing guest on The Spoken Black Girl blog. I spoke about the holidays, mourning, and self-care. I mentioned that I would exercise some of the ideas I shared in that post. Below is my first journal entry for the holidays season. I won’t be posting a daily entry, but I will post as often as necessary to as apart of keeping myself whole while still in mourning during the holidays.

So, I did a few things for myself this Thanksgiving.

Black Girls Are… Good Girls and Then Some.

  Yes, you read it right. Black girls are good girls. Black women are good women. Yes, I made a general statement about us because it’s true and we are more than good. I know there are messy, conniving, drama filled, evil women who happen to be black, but I am not talking about them….

To Be Black and Mentally Ill.

Being strong, black, and proud is not a treatment for mental illness. I am a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and compulsive eating. (Update: PTSD and recurrent depression.) I have no shame in admitting that to anyone anymore because I know that I am not alone. I also want you and all the members of the…