I first learned the concept of the inner critic from Tara Mohr’s book, Playing Big.Read More
When you start your self-love journey, you may experience what firefighters refer to “backdraft.”Read More
Real talk: this entrepreneurship thing has been a long and winding road.
I’ve always known that I want to help people. I want to brighten their days, encourage them and remind them of just how amazingly dope they are. I believe each person is a unique gift from God and each of us has the potential to add beauty, hope and kindness to this world.Read More
I have a confession to make, HB.
I am a huge planner nerd. It all began when I was in elementary school. The guidance counselor, Mrs. Sedberry, came into our class one afternoon and talked to us about time management. She gave us a one sheet about planning our day.Read More
Do you know why the way you spend your days is so important?
Because those days turn into the life you live. I firmly believe that your success is found in what you’re doing daily: the actions you’re taking, the thoughts you’re thinking, the dreams you’re chasing.
That being said, I’m giving you some major best practices and life hacks, so that you can infuse some major badassery into every week of the year.Read More
I was deep in conversation with my best friend, TA.
“It’s really hard, TA. Lyric is into everything and oftentimes she only wants me. In the free time I do have, I feel really guilty if I’m not writing or working on my business. I feel like I just don’t have enough time to workout and meal plan.”Read More
I’m gonna be honest with you: in the past, each time one of my romantic relationships failed, I blamed it on me not being lovable enough. I was too difficult, too demanding, too unrelenting. No one would ever be able to love me that way.Read More
Let’s face it: when you start your affirmations practice, you very quickly realize that you’ve got your work cut out for you. For every positive thought that you think on purpose such as, “I deserve to live a life I love,” you’ve literally got a gazillion negative ones, such as, “You’re not enough and you never will be,” screaming at you.Read More
From the moment we are born, we learn the importance of our numbers.
What was your weight and length at birth?
How many teeth do you have, little guy?
How many words do you know?
What did you get on your report card?
Self-love is a lifelong journey.
I say journey because it really is a traversing of the self. You’ll find yourself in your own version of the Odyssey and the Iliad. You’ll be faced with circumstances, people and things that reveal to you all of the places inside of you that need your attention, healing and self-love. You will be challenged to examine and let go of any belief that doesn’t serve your highest good. You’ll be pushed outside of your comfort zone and asked to see things from a different perspective (and not the same rabbit hole you frequent day in and day out).Read More
Real talk, HB: you are the most important person in your life.
You are the vehicle thru which your entire life is lived. You are the only person in your life that will be there from the very beginning until the very end. You are the person who is with you as you stand atop life’s mountains and you are the person who comforts you when you are in the depths of life’s valleys. You are the person who bears the brunt of your negative thinking and self-sabotage. You are the one who is affected by years of chronic stress and family drama. You are the only person in your life who knows 100% what it’s like to be you.Read More
I think one of the reasons self-love is a tricky concept is because there is a huge disconnect between thought and action.
We think all the time, “I want to love myself more,” but then we wonder how it would actually look like in our lives. Do we just recite, “I love myself” a million times a day? Do we give ourselves a big, bear hug and call it a day? Send ourselves flowers at work? What do we actually do to introduce self-love into our everyday lives?Read More
Back in September, Lyric and I took Mama Terry to Magnolia Table for her birthday.
We had a fantastic time. For me, there is nothing more precious than to see my two little ladies, the woman who brought me into this world and the baby who made me a mama, together. I am so very grateful for the light they shine so brightly into my life.Read More
The first time I tried Ashtanga yoga, I went home and cried after class.
It was so hard and I felt so out of shape. I didn’t even do much, either. My teacher, Tim, showed me Sun Salutation A and B, which I clumsily stumbled thru the best I could.Read More