When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

Life Will Give You Lemons: Bad Things Happen Make the best out of even the worst circumstances. As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons you make lemonade”. It’s inevitable that we all experience negative circumstances in your lives. From the time we learn to...

The Root of Your Pain

The Root of Your Pain

The Root of Your Pain When we ignore the root of our pain and how they began in the first place, our soul cries out for pain relief and healing even more. Our pain cries out for attention and this can cause us to spiral out of control. Spiraling out of control can...

My Journey to Finding My Identity in College

My Journey to Finding My Identity in College

When you go off to college there is this belief that you will find yourself. It is true that you grow and mature while away at college. However, finding yourself may not come as easily. In my case, college actually made it difficult to find my identity. This was...

Positive Vibes at Work

Positive Vibes at Work

Americans spend an average of eight hours at work each day. It would behoove each and every one of us to make our work environment a great space to work.  Not all workplaces are the same and everyone does not have an office or a cubicle at work. We are chefs, drivers,...

Depression at Work

Depression at Work

There was a time when for weeks I hate getting out of bed to work because I was so depressed, even though I am well rested physically but my mind was tired. I felt fatigued and just wanted to lie in the bed with the covers pulled over my head and sleep. Unfortunately,...

Depression in College: My Experience

Depression in College: My Experience

I remember so clearly being 18 years old and filled with excitement to close one chapter of life and begin the next. There was nothing more I wanted than to get away from home. Going away to college was my ultimate key to happiness. I was tired of being trapped in a...

Meditation and Depression

Meditation and Depression

MEDITATION defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. For me, meditation is not an easy practice to...

Depressed and Successful

Depressed and Successful

So we agree depression is definitely a bummer, pun intended. However, many people have managed to succeed in spite of. Depression doesn’t have to be debilitating.  My earlier posts Depression is Annoying  shares my experience with the stigma of depression and...

Don’t Wait to Validate Your Worth

Don’t Wait to Validate Your Worth

Valentine’s Day can be a day of waiting and stressing about who is going to profess their love for you. That’s not all; Valentine’s Day can bring the stress of not only waiting to see who is going to profess their love for you but also how their love will be...

Don’t Date Heal: Learn to Heal the From Your Past

Don’t Date Heal: Learn to Heal the From Your Past

Have you ever found yourself making the same poor relationship mistakes over and over again? Whether it is fits of jealousy or choosing the wrong men, the answer may lie in your past. Last week I told you that you needed to set a standard for what you deserve. This...

Get Back on Track: Don’t Give Up on Your Goals

Get Back on Track: Don’t Give Up on Your Goals

January has ended and for many of us, so has working on our goals for the New Year. You initially made the goal because there was something so important to you it warranted becoming a goal.  What happened in the past 30 days? Falling off the wagon is easier than...

End the Cycle of Dead End Relationships

End the Cycle of Dead End Relationships

February is the month of love. It can also be the loneliest month of the year if you're single or in a dead end relationship. In honor of this month, I want to help you end the cycle of dead end relationships and learn to love yourself. In a past post, I shared how I...

4 Reasons Women Experience Depression Differently

4 Reasons Women Experience Depression Differently

The roles of women have changed. No longer are women only expected to be mothers and wives and helpers of men. The roles of women have evolved and women equally perform as men do. Though women play on what appears to be a level playing ground, the reality is that...

5 Tricks to Keep Your Home Clean When Depressed

5 Tricks to Keep Your Home Clean When Depressed

In my depression post, I mentioned how during depressive episodes my life would fall into disarray. This was because I would put everything on my handle later list, especially cleaning. But the thing about later is that it always arrives. Living in a vicious cycle of...

Emotional Manifestations of Child Abuse in an Adult

Emotional Manifestations of Child Abuse in an Adult

Child abuse is the mental or physical pain intentionally inflicted on a person who is unable to defend themselves is abuse.  The World Health Organization reports that every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies.  The reports...

Why I Ditched Social Media, and Why You Should Too

Why I Ditched Social Media, and Why You Should Too

So you have a roadmap for slaying your goals and system to maintain productivity, but self-doubt and comparison are kicking your butt. I remember the days when I would waste time scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, and even LinkedIn to stock the accomplishments of...

The #1 Reason Depression Affects Memory

The #1 Reason Depression Affects Memory

You may not link your poor memory and inability to focus on depression, but depression affects memory and focus. This is more prevalent than most people realize. I used to be a successful multi-tasker. Now there are times when I absolutely cannot focus on multiple...

Have you ever noticed that the hardest of times seems to come before the glow-up. In my last post, I shared about my transition to a new apartment and job recently, which are things I have certainly prayed for. Now more than ever, something that I have noticed is that...

Feeling Overwhelmed by Life? Try This.

Hey sis, it has been so long since I have been able to really chat with you. I know I wrote last year about taking a hiatus. I was hoping to end that hiatus in June and get back into my flow of blogging, but life didn’t happen that way. I am in a season of transition...

How To Overcome Depression In College

College can feel overwhelming when trying to balance work, school and a social lie. This can be seen by the fact that over 85% of college student reported being overwhelmed by everything they have to do. Needless to say, it can be even harder if you are struggling...

The Kryptonite of Procrastination

Procrastination Procrastination is truly the thief of time. The time you will never get back, as well as time wasted. Did you ever have a goal to accomplish but couldn’t get started? You make a plan in your head step by step how you are going to reach your goal.  Then...

My Social Anxiety is Real

Hey I am Brittani and I have social anxiety. Not necessarily a good introduction line, but true. You see me and you may not realize this immediately but that doesn’t make it any less real. Social anxiety is not just being shy, so don’t tell me “Oh but you don’t seem...

Ditch Feeling Hopeless about the Future

Hey sis, it has been such a long time since we really talked. I have gone through such a stressful time working on a work project that I poured my all into. Now that project is in a transition phase and I am enjoying this period of time. Not only is my work life in...

The Letter Every Mother Needs to Read

In the Merriam Webster dictionary, a mother is identified as a noun and a verb. As a noun, a mother is simply defined as a woman in relation to her children. When used as a verb mother is defined as giving birth to and/or bring up a child with care and affection....

How to Overcome being Overwhelmed by Life

Have you ever just felt so overwhelmed by life? Although I have overcome the lowest point of my depression I know that it is a constant companion. I make a constant choice to choose joy daily, but then sometimes I fail and chose hopelessness. If you have ever gone...

The Power of Laughing

No one knew I suffered from depression because it seemed I was always laughing at something or making others laugh. For one, I did not recognize my depression as a “thing”.  My feelings of self-loathing, distrust and sadness were just how I was; a part of my...

I Choose To Forgive

Matthew 18:21-22 Peter came up to the Lord and asked, “How many times should I forgive someone who does something wrong to me? Is seven times enough?” Jesus answered: Not just seven times, but seventy-seven times! As a Christian, I look to the scriptures for examples...

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