The Man Who Cried, HELP

Mental health is not the typical family dinner conversation in most African American households. We can talk about sex, we can debate over sports, we can discuss religion and what the Jones's were doing in their yard last week, but mental health does not particularly come up. Taking care of yourself includes taking care of your mental health and being oblivious to the issue does not mean it disappears.

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Talk To Me Nice

No one gave us the rule book on how to adult through dating. It's just something we watched in Disney movies and got thrown into when middle school started and relationships seemed to be like a big deal. As adults, our communication skills need to be on proficient, not only for the sake of our love lives, but also for our professional lives as well. How can we expect to be successful in life and love, if we can't effectively converse with others without getting into an argument over differences in opinion?

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A Few of My Favorite Things

With today being the first day of school, thought I'd share with everyone a list of my favorite reads, along with some books I haven't read yet (but most definitely do plan on it very soon). Reading and writing are my favorite things to do, you know, when I'm not out doing whatever. I've always loved reading, I read the whole Harry Potter series in like 2 weeks. When I get a really good book, I can't put it down. I haven't read as much as I use to, but I'm back on my bullshit and it has become a good escape from the real world. 

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Figuring Out These 20 Somethings

At 22 years old I am constantly reminding myself that I'm still very young and I still have lots more growing to do. It's perfectly ok to make mistakes, life is a learning experience. If I didn't make mistakes, than I am not trying; I'm not working hard enough. I'm not going to get everything right the first go around, but it is important that I am gaining knowledge from those mishaps.

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