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    March 19, 2015

    When we walk through life there are certain emotions that have the ability to take over our perspectives and influence our decision making.  Recently, the most common emotion client's have walked into my office struggling with is fear.  Whether it be fear of change, a fear that's surfaced from a lack of confidence or fear associated with past pain.  Nonetheless, a fear that impedes growth and many times prevents prog...

    July 7, 2014

    While many single black and latina women internally battle the marriage disparity between them and their white counterparts, the idea of tolerating inappropriate behaviors from significant others becomes more appealing and tolerable than being alone for the rest of their lives.  Now, that reasoning may seem fine and dandy in the moment, but that’s not what being in a happy relationship is about.  This idea that all r...

    June 4, 2014

    When the one cheating is female, she's labeled a slut and identified with a scarlet letter resulting in her character being questionable at best.  When her male counterpart is caught cheating he might be called a dog or a jerk for some time, but unfortunately in our society it's also kind of expected. Isn't it? Let's be honest, there really isn't a scarlet letter to be worn by unfaithful men.  Now, we're not saying t...

    May 20, 2014

    So, you dated for a while and things seemed fine until they weren't.  No concrete understanding of why it ended the way it did, but one thing you're certain about is that they weren't the keeper kind.   Trust your gut, you're not feeling this way for no reason.  Often times the signs are there and we just ignore them or we're so blinded by our own agendas that we aren't able to see them.

     

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    April 25, 2014

    With Lupita Nyong'o being recognized by People Magazine as 2014's most beautiful person, society's basis for beauty just got broader. There are so many women out there that struggle with their appearance and the pursuit of ultimate beauty, Lupita herself during an award speech admitted to feeling as a young girl that she'd never be what Hollywood considered beautiful. It's a big deal when what is perceived as impossi...

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