Learn to Say No

For so long, what I thought I needed was to give others everything they wanted so they could give me everything I needed.  Embracing this moment teaches me to give what I need to myself.  

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I Defied The Odds

I'm giving myself credit today. Something I don't often do.  To really take it all in.  What it means to have accomplished all that I've done.  What it really means.  It doesn't feel that way when you're in it.  When you've fought it.  And screamed it.  And it's not always easy to give credit when …

Welcome to the Club–The Other Side of Color Blind–Part Three

Be sure to read Part One:  Awareness and Part Two:  Embracing Change--Five Things You Can Do to Address Diversty in this three part series that addresses our assumptions, our reactions to prejudice and our identities. Part Three--For Every Parent:  Three Reasons You Must Discuss Racism and Inequality with your Family I was 4.  In a shoe …

Welcome to the Club–The Other Side of Color Blind–Part One

(You'll also want to read Part Two:  Embracing Change--Five Things You Can Do to Address Diversty and Part Three:  Three Reasons You Must Discuss Racism and Inequality with your Children in this three part series that addresses our assumptions, our reactions to prejudice and our identities.) Part One:  Awareness Walking down Bruin Walk, it felt isolating.  Lonely, …