Here I Am, A Black Woman in America

Me 2020  ✊🏽 Grandma 1956 In the years between these photos so much has changed, but still so little progress has been made. Why have I been told before “ you’re so white” What am I doing that’s reserved for white people So much so that I’m no longer true to the color of my […]

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To the women who raised me on Mother’s Day

  The women who raised me shaped me. I think most men and women can agree with that to some extent. While today the strong female is a rising figure, for me a strong female role model has been a thread throughout my whole life. I think of how I move about my life day to […]

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Treat your soul this Valentine’s Day

Know that there’s a great deal of power in positive self talk. Tell yourself 3 things you like about yourself. Make peace of mind a priority. Only positive thoughts for your future. Make lists. Eat for nourishment not for comfort. Laugh. Think. Don’t think too much. Dance freely. Head up, heart open. Don’t trade sleep […]

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2018 reflections| 2019 resolutions

2018 was a year of tremendous growth for me. I’ve learned so much about myself, my desires, and my values. I’ve grown to appreciate the strength of the relationships that I have with my friends and family. The more I grow the more I find that these are really central to my happiness and how […]

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Announcement: I’m releasing an ebook!

I’m excited to announce that the blogger behind Thoughts and Thank Yous will be releasing an ebook! The book will touch on intentions, affirmations, and motivations as we all navigate through this crazy journey we call life! Learn about setting & achieving goals, working towards your dreams, all the while staying true to your heart and […]

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Words that got me through my week

I’ve been giving myself a lot of pep talks lately, trying to remind myself of who I am and where I’m going.  As summer shifts into fall my life has been shifting with it.  A whole lot of change has been happening lately, and as excited as I may be to start a new chapter […]

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Summer reflections

A moment, a minute, a month, a season. It always passes by so quickly, and yet we spend most of the rest of the year longing for it. It’s because most people feel they’re at their best during the summers. They’re tan, happy, relaxed, and graced by sweet sunshine every day. For me when I […]

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This I believe

I’ll always remember debating in school whether people are inherently good, or inherently evil.  There was never a conclusion or a right answer, it was always just a discussion. I liked to think that people are inherently good when I was young. How could people be inherently evil when those people were the select few? […]

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twenty three life lessons

  Trust that you are not lost during the transitionary periods of your life. Feel your feelings. Cry when you’re sad. Digest your frustration. Laugh knowing there’s no such thing as laughing too loud. If you want to foster more positivity in your life, try to cut back on  complaining. You may not even realize […]

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Living with your significant other

When you’re in a serious relationship, there will come a time when you start to think about moving in together. This is a big decision, and you should treat it exactly as that. Talk to people who know you and your significant other (SO) and listen to their opinions. But when it comes time to […]

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