Self Love

The Real Glow Up: Changing my Vibration

The Real Glow Up: Changing my Vibration

There is something about the way Erykah Badu tells Sway ‘I’m exquisite’. When I heard it the first time, I thought ‘This is the goal. Being exquisite.’ A few months before watching that video I would have said the goal was being in a relationship and a career as a freelance writer. 

But the relationship and career I wanted had been my goal for years. Through all the jobs that just weren’t a fit and all the ex-situations who cheated, took my money, called me stupid or hit me.

On Writing (to Read Oneself)

On Writing (to Read Oneself)

As black women, anything we choose to write enters a realm in which our voices are already an endangered species. So little have we been heard in the past – even by ourselves – that we have catching up to do. But to speak out, with authenticity, takes practice. We may well feel things that we are unconscious of until we see them in writing and, even then, we have to survive those feelings. 

29 Things I Know for Sure: Life Lessons from Lauren Ash

29 Things I Know for Sure: Life Lessons from Lauren Ash

I just turned 29 (#SagSeason). I'm already really, really into this year and what it already symbolizes for me. Rather than terror at the thought of nearly stepping into my thirties, I'm excited. I'm an advocate of taking intentional time to reflect on our life journeys and our self-care journeys, more specifically. So, in the spirit of reflection, I'm sharing twenty-nine things I know for sure. 

Afros In the Sky

Afros In the Sky

Not only do we live on the Earth, but we are a part of it, and that means that we can’t care for ourselves without caring for it too. We’re all connected to and by it. The air I breathe, the water I drink, the ground I walk on and how I interact with each element affects and connects me to you. How then, can I say I love you and I love myself but not love the tree’s branches and roots that look like veins?

13 Energies that Lower your Vibration

13 Energies that Lower your Vibration

Be true to your process and to yourself and go hard where you’ve been going too soft. In this universe and reality, your vibration is everything. 

With daily practice, dedication and mindfulness, you will begin shifting your entire reality. You will now begin to manifest a new higher vibrational you.

When you change your vibration, you change your entire life; mind, body, spirit and reality.