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.
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.
It works. Nikki ❤️
Ok, here I am in day 14 of my commitment to writing these daily affirmations and no lie, I didn’t feel like doing it today. Ironic huh? At first I thought so. Then I thought about how the enemy works, very subtly, very sneakily, very strategic. He doesn’t want this to happen. For women to … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 14: Not today Satan, not TA-DAY! 🙅🏽
Disappointment. Denial. Anger. Sadness. Fear. Some of the things you may feel when you have a loss, or when something unpleasant happens to you. Although you may have not been able to put a label on it, you felt it. But possibly, like me, you didn’t want to acknowledge those feelings at the time. There … More 21 days of affirmation: Day 8-Feel it, all of it.
How many times have you gone through a situation and all you could focus on was how uncomfortable it was? Job loss, a break-up, financial trouble… whatever your “it” was, I’m sure that it was not what you would have wanted. But my question is: What did you learn? God gives us free will to … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 7: Learn
Today I was driving to work and a song came on that was very familiar, “I trust you” by James Fortune. I immediately remembered the times that I played that song over and over and over again as to remind me that I was trusting God during my hard times. About 3 years ago, I … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 6: Be patient.
When women have been hurt, we tend to put up a fence around our hearts. We can definitely confuse guarding our hearts with “no-one-will-ever-hurt-me-again-so-I-won’t-even-allow-someone-the-opportunity-to-love-me”. I’ve done it. Unknowingly, I’m sure we all have at some point. I think all people, women and men alike should be cautious when opening ourselves up, but here’s the part … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 5: Let love in.
How many of us have pretended to be somewhere emotionally that we really aren’t? That heart break, that divorce, that loss that we have replied to, “I’m ok” when asked. This post goes along with my last post, in order to open up, you must first be honest with yourself before you can be honest … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 4: Be honest about where you are.