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We Broke Up: The Beginning Stages

It’s Day One. The last conversation is over. Either one of you hung the phone up on the other, stormed away enraged, or mutually agreed that you two were no longer the perfect fit. Whatever the case may be, you and your former partner have broken up. Whether you knew the end was near or […]

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Why Am I Single?!

“Why are you single?” I am plagued with this question more often than I would truly like to admit. It is most often followed by a frown or proposal to be “hooked up” with someone the person may know. At 27-years-old, I somewhat understand why people think this is an okay question to ask someone. […]

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Properly Mourning the Loss of a Relationship

They are gone. The one person you thought you would spend your entire life with is gone. Either they were bad for you or you both were just bad for each other, but the end is here. You are now left with pieces of shattered memories and one day hoping that the pain will subside. […]

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Finding Ways to Conquer Feeling Alone

As I began to write this blog post, I stumbled on the title. My first thought was “Conquer Being Single.” I did not like how the title appeared to reflect that being single was such a negative thing that it needed to be conquered. My second thought was, “Conquer Being Alone.” Now, that would suggest […]

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10 Tips for Self-Care!

Working in the mental health field, I find myself explaining to my clients about the benefits of taking care of themselves quite often. However, I fall short at times to actually take my own advice. As I continue to grow older, I noticed that my body is not as easily “refreshed” as it used to […]

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Are Men the New Women: Hypermasculinity in 2018? (An Opinion Piece)

Women have been fighting for their right to destroy gender roles placed on them for many years. The transition from “homemaker” to CEO has been a difficult pill for our society to swallow. However, have we ever considered the plight of men (especially black men) in overcoming gender roles placed on them? Hypermasculinity of men […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned in My 20s!

Does anyone ever tell you how hard your 20s actually are? Like seriously?! All I have ever heard was “blah, blah, blah…Your 20s are the best time of your life…blah, blah, blah…I wish I could be 20 again.” (insert irritated face). So, I fully understand the youth aspect of why older adults say that, but […]

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