Broken Vessels

I had the privilege of meeting my old friends recently, two groups within seven days. Exciting people, amazing memories, spanning more than ten years. It was great catching up and going down memory lane. We had some great times together, and it was wonderful reminiscing that past. In our younger years, we were full of…

La Comparaison

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt The year I got married was an exciting season for us and for a several of our friends who got married the same year. But it was also draining. We had to participate in each other’s wedding preparations. The financial contributions to the weddings were like…

Body shaming

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” Warsan Shire Has anyone ever said anything negative to you about your body? Have they called you fat, that you have a big forehead and they make fun of your receding hairline?…

Emotional Infidelity

It happened subtly. You can’t explain how it began. Casually. A simple compliment. A smile. A stare. A second look. And another. Before you knew it, thoughts were lingering. A desire to see him. A need to talk to her. You enjoyed. The talks. Easy. Longer talks. You talked about everything and anything. Then, a…

Every Woman

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31.30 How do you balance all that? This is one of the common questions for women that are deemed successful by the society. We wonder how a successful woman at the helm of an organization manages…

Scarred

“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal” – Astrid Alauda A child is born into this world. A tough, tough world. Difficult to navigate through. Years go by. His mother, her dad. Painful words spew from their mouths. You are good for nothing. I wish I never had you. You will never…

Un-break my heart

“When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” – Author Unknown We have all experienced this before, a feeling of great sadness, feeling of disappointment. A feeling that seems like it…

Weighting to Exhale

If you haven’t read my article titled ‘Hip Mama’, please do. Losing weight is one of the hardest tasks on earth, as hard as turning away from sin. You have good intentions of changing your ways; eating right, exercising, drinking lots of water, clean eating (no wheat or sugar). Intentions. Similar to those New Year…

Hip Mama, Slam in the Ham!

You’ve put on weight! You are too heavy! You don’t like what you see in the mirror? Cellulite! Try out this diet! Avoid carbs! Avoid meat! Portions! Paleo! Do some exercises! Many women do struggle with weight issues, and as a result, most do not esteem themselves highly. The pressures and the noises of this…