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I’m no model. My mood is typically plastered on my face whether I like it or not. I’m terrible at doing things on cue or by force, so when something is demanded of me my first instinct is to say no. I need the ‘yes’ to flow out of me. I’m a recovering adrenaline rush junkie that currently falls somewhere between going with the flow and considering every possibility before taking a leap. So, how did this photo come out so organically wonderful? This photo was taken by one of my best friends, a Brooklyn raised Boricua I met at the age of 18 during our college orientation. This is a girl whose pain became my pain, joy became my joy, and family became my family. We initially bonded over talking each other out of making questionable decisions, being able to have fun doing absolutely anything, and love (we’re just two big hearted gals). We…

The original article, “Why Marriage is not THE Goal,”  has been sitting in my drafts box for over a year. What better day than #ForbiddenTopicWednesday to share it? Relationships | Why Marriage is not THE Goal By: Maquita Donyel “If a state of singleness means, ‘to be separate, unique and whole,’ then to be totally single should be every Christian’s number one goal. Many have confused ‘singleness’ with ‘being alone’. There should never be a time [even in marriage] when you cease to be a single being who is unique and whole. The vast majority of marital problems arise because a husband or wife (or both) has not seen himself or herself as a unique, worthy individual—that is, he or she had a bad self image, was not whole or separate, and always depended on some other person for happiness. They never maximized their singleness.” – Myles Munroe We’ve discussed the importance of dating with the…

‘Am I going to be happy when I reach the top of the “heap” because that is all I can imagine? Or when I get to the top will I find that indeed it is just a “heap” after all.’ – Dorothy Valcárcel (Quiz found in a book by Dorothy Valcárcel. Check it out! You wont regret it.) QUIZ  **no cheating!*** Quiz #1 “1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world Name the last five Heisman trophy winners Name the last find winners of the Miss America pageant Name the last five academy award winners for best actor and actress ” Got your answers?? Piece of cake? If it was, you definitely cheated. If it was not, try these questions instead: Quiz #2 “1. List five teachers who made a difference in your life Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time Name five people you…

“One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom.—“- Johnny Depp What in the heck would we do without Mom’s advice?? Today’s morning instagram post consisted of some necessary advice from my mom that I felt we all could use.  Then I got to thinking, “I wonder what other motherly advice is being served all across the globe this morning; I’d sure like to share it!” Since the Wednesday schedule wouldn’t allow for a trip across the globe, I stopped a few random ladies in DC  and asked, “What is the best advice your mother has given you?”. Check out the video to hear their answers! Don’t be stingy… share some of the beautiful advice you mother has shared with you. 🙂 Some of your moms are hilarious and sharing is caring my dear. Check out the rest of that Johnny Depp quote here…

Are people, things, and/or a busy schedule crowding your space? Feeling overwhelmed, short of time, or mentally discombobulated? This article’s for you! Properly maintaining your “happy space,” mentally, physically and emotionally, is essential to your overall development; as a woman and as a person.  In order keep your “happy space,” well… happy, boundaries must be set. What do we mean by boundaries? A line that marks the limits of an area. Why is it necessary? It establishes a sense of self-respect and ultimately the respect of others. Picture this, you’re living in a large, beautiful, bright, open space without any walls. During the day people come and go as they please. You’re eating breakfast and you’re being questioned about how you feel, what you’re eating, what you have planned for the day. You are then lectured about how those decisions will impact your future. So, you decide to skip breakfast and head for the shower. Only to…