Searching Within You!

One night in Costa Rica my thoughts were every where as I swung back and forth in my hammock. I reflected on my day and how I wish I had a few more days at the lovely bungalow at Rancho Margot. My thoughts went from what I did that day, when will I visit the lovely Costa Rica again, my love life, my career, family, and my future. My thoughts started racing so much I placed them on paper and I now I want to share them and below is what I ended up with.

Where I sat in the middle of the night writing.

Sometimes in life we tend to go searching for things or people to fill a void however, filling our void with the wrong things or people can be toxic. One’s void will only be filled when there is an understanding of oneself which is very important.

It’s important to search within yourself so you can understand and know YOU better. When you are able to search within yourself you get to know your fears, your likes, dislikes, your tolerance level, strengths, weaknesses, desires and a lot more.

Using myself as a example, at one point in my life I was trying to fill a void through other people but I was finding myself bringing toxic energy into mylife. Therefore, I started focusing on me and searching within myself to figure out what really drives me. I started stepping outside of my comfort zone in order to find what I was missing. At one point I thought I needed love and support from a lover but the true desire was more of self love and respect for myself.

Being able to find exactly what is missing can come from doing more things one enjoys or aiming towards one’s goals. When I personally started searching within myself and doing more things that dealt with traveling, exercise, writing, teaching, and helping others develop in areas he or she desires, I started to fill my glass. You know, the glass people always try to fill so they can have a glass to pour from. You know like the quote, “you can’t pour from an empty glass.” I do believe everything takes times. When it comes to searching within and understanding one self, it takes as much patience as it would when you’re trying to accomplish a goal or get to know someone new.

Having patience requires anyone to continue to learn and understand themselves and the things around them. Searching within will not just give a better understanding of self but it will drive the self love that’s WITHIN!

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Bossed UP Featuring Elsie Mufuka

Meet dance professional Elsie Mufuka, from Gardens Corner, South Carolina! She is the creative director and owner of MufukaWorks Dance Company, an Afro Russe Dance Company that uses dance as a way of telling stories.

Elsie attended Coker College where she studied dance. After college Continue reading “Bossed UP Featuring Elsie Mufuka”

The Importance of Seeking Help From a Mental Health Professional

Seeking help from a Mental Health Professional is important because he or she will give you sound advice and unbiased counseling.
Don’t get me wrong, speaking with family and friends can be beneficial when you need a support system, but I have found professional help makes it easier to be open about emotions and addressing things that have taken place.
Some people will attempt to hide and ignore symptoms that point to mental health issues: he or she may be ashamed or don’t know how to handle it. According to Better Health Television, talking to your doctor or mental health professional about emotional difficulties is a positive step toward improving your mental health. A professional can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. For example, he or she can improve your problem-solving skills, build and increase confidence, help you heal from the past, and set and achievie personal goals.
I recently spoke with a young female in her late 20s and asked her three questions about speaking with a mental health provider; she was glad to share part of her journey.
1.Did you make the decision to see a mental health professional on your own, or was it recommended?

Continue reading “The Importance of Seeking Help From a Mental Health Professional”

Hello July!

While planning for the month of July and part of August, I realized 2018 is almost over. I feel as if the year just started but here we are 7 months deep with 5 more to go!

At the beginning of the year I set a goal to blog once a week or more. So far I have accomplished that goal and I am proud of me if I must say so myself.

My main goal for 2018 is to finish the things I start and handle certain situations differently. There’s a few more things on my to do list for the year therefore, July just put me in crunch mode!

Hello July! Let’s Work!

Bossed UP Featuring Genesis

Genesis is a Singer, Songwriter, and Motivational speaker who is really following her calling and staying BOSSED UP!  Genesis calls Atlanta home but she currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina where she is constantly on the go. She works throughout the day like any other normal person and is constantly building her brand throughout her free time. Before I meet Genesis I  heard a poem she had written and I thought it was pretty dope. Before perusing a career in singing Genesis was a spoken word artist under the name Miss Understood for three years.  Continue reading “Bossed UP Featuring Genesis”

What Is A Boss

Bossed Up is traveling and highlighting those who put in work to make their dreams and aspirations come true. Every month there will be someone introduced as a boss; the first boss will be introduced on Monday, February 5, 2018. To sum up what a boss is….. it is someone chasing his or her dreams, making a difference, and doing exceptional things in life. Anyone can Boss Up Continue reading “What Is A Boss”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Waving goodbye to 2017 and saying HELLO to 2018! At the beginning of each year several people go into the ” New Year, New Me” phase. For me, in 2018 I am pushing myself to follow through with my goals and dreams, become financially stable, and handle my mental and emotional stress in a different way.

2017 was a year of me going through hardship, understanding, self-love, and knowing when enough is enough. I struggled with staying on top of my finances and not really planning things out. I struggled with understanding what was for me and what was not for me which pushed me into “self-love” mode. Enough is enough Continue reading “Happy New Year!”