The more I speak candidly about #depression, the more I realize how necessary the conversation is. 4 months ago, I wrote a blog piece for Minority Mental health awareness month about depression in the black Christian community and how it is often dismissed. I was then asked to be a guest on a local radio … More Dear depression, thank you.
I am a Black Woman. I am a Christian. I am a Nurse. I also have clinically diagnosed Depression. I have wanted to write a piece on these four things for a while now. But unfortunately I still succumb to the stigma of it being a taboo subject as well. One less subject talked about … More I have depression; don’t tell me to just pray about it.
Strength bearers. Nurturers. Exponential lovers. Unmatched. Nothing is synonymous. In the midst of all that we possess, we have to remember to take care of what’s most important… That woman. You. Be good to yourself.
So here I am at the end of the series, and I am feeling quite differently than I thought that I would. My intention was to encourage and empower other women to stop negative self-talk and break bad habits in 21 days, because it’s a proven fact that it takes about that long to do … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 21: Sometimes you have to learn from yourself.
Empower. Enlighten. Encourage. Embrace. #internationalwomensday #21DaysOfAffirmations Day 20 ❤️
Blessed and thankful! Nikki ❤️
I have a story that I’d like to share; I am going to be completely transparent, and yet brief. I feel that it may help someone. I once loved a man who laid his hands on me, with the intent to hurt and harm me. It has forever changed me. The man who loves me … More 21 days of affirmation -Day 18: Guard your heart.
How many times have you been scrolling you Facebook timeline and have come across a friend’s post about all of the wonderful things that are happening for them, and thought “Wow, I can’t wait until God blesses me like that”. Or as your thumbs are smoothly pressed against the glass of your smart screen you … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 17: Grow where you are planted.
Nikki went to bed at 9:30 everyday this weekend. Because she hasn’t rested well. Nikki didn’t go to the gym this week. Nikki hasn’t practiced good self-care. Don’t be like Nikki. Take care of yourself. On my 1 day off, I like to read, write, journal, be a social media affidecio.. you know, relax. Not … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 16: Rest girl!
It works. Nikki ❤️