Tag Archives: Beauty

Breaking the Cycle of Low Self-Esteem

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  Throughout my entire childhood, I was surrounded and raised by women with low self-esteem. In fact, they had no idea of the meaning of it. My grandmother, who birthed 13 children and raised some of her grandchildren (including me most of the time) was one of the, She was content to allow my grandfather to bring home […]

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Dealing With Body Discrimination

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Body discrimination or what some call “fat shaming” can start at a very early age. It is the belief of some researchers that children as young as three have already learned to pick out the “good” and the “bad” bodies and I know this to be true. Once, while eating out with a friend, I witnessed a little girl who appeared […]

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Trusting God in Moments of Uncertainty

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Are you a “born” worrier? I used to be or at least that is what I kept telling myself. “I can’t stop worrying. I was born that way!” The truth is, I was NOT born that way. So what happened? Life happened! At school I used to worry about getting bad grades and at home living up […]

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Taking Time to Breathe

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Many days for me used to be so frenzied that I felt like I was running fast to nowhere…so fast that I could hardly catch my breath. My to-do list ran off my desk and down the hallway. I was overtired, overcommitted and overwhelmed. There were days that I wanted to scream out loud and some days I did. Well, actually I […]

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Embracing Your Personal Power

 “You’ve got the power in your hand. You’ve got the power to make me understand,” are some of the lyrics to one of my favorite James Brown songs. A song I used to be caught singing to the top of my lungs when I was younger. Back then, the lyrics really meant nothing to me; just words […]

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Bouncing Back from Divorce – The Power to Heal Your Heart

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Although each of us have the power to heal our own hearts, we still need to reach out to others to help us through the process. Just like a dentist may know how to extract a tooth, he needs to call on another dentist if one of his own needs extracting. My biggest mistake while […]

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The Personality Puzzle

Identifying your personality traits is the first step to developing a positive attitude. Are you an energetic, passionate person or are you shy and reserved? Are you engaging when you meet new people or do you tend to shrink back? Do you like teaming up with others or do you prefer to stay isolated and work alone? Your […]

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Bouncing Back from Low Self-Esteem

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  In the past, I have struggled when telling my personal stories. I have struggled, but I have overcome. My goal in life now is to be authentic, transparent, and to show the scars of my past mistakes so that others may heal and live happy and prosperous lives. I am not perfect. I am […]

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Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It was at a very early age that I got sucked into the popular definition of “beautiful” and unfortunately it stuck with me throughout childhood, my teenage years and even into adulthood.  As a child I watched the cutest babies be given extra attention and the more attractive students become teacher’s pets throughout Junior High […]

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