It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so it’s gonna be off the cuff and pretty raw. I was reading about the death of Fashion designer Kate Spade yesterday and her completion of suicide; I noticed the more that I read, the more triggered I became. One article I came across stated “Kate Spade struggled … More Mental health: Pay attention to the things people don’t say.
Today a I found a gem of a song called “Cycles” by Jonathan McReynolds (click here to listen) 👇🏽 https://youtu.be/0Eu2aYgWmVA “Didn’t I conquer this? Last year? Tell me what I missed. Because I fear it’s coming back again… help me in these cycles” are the opening lines. The song is speaking about spiritual attacks from … More Cycles: The life ride no one wants to talk about
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.