NOT ON MY WATCH!
I am peace-filled and more spiritually mature these days but if you mess with MY child or ANY child in my presence, I will bring a wrath of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place... without apology. Being a mother is my most sacred and cherished responsibility and honor.
Did you see the season finally of Real Housewives of Atlanta? It was juicy!!!
Not just because of the drama.. but because of the lessons that all of us can learn about OURSELVES from it.
Every situation is an opportunity for healing! It's time to break it down.
Tune in and let's talk about it!
There is just something about family. About 1st cousins... About bloodlines!
My daughter, Avery, has always admired and loved her big cousin, Kayla. Look at THOSE poses!!!!
They get their fierceness through their bloodline, baby!
Continue to be bold, be passionate, and live out loud, precious girls!
The world is waiting for you to showcase your gifts and talents!
Proud mama and auntie!
When I was growing up in Oakland, Ca, I was often asked the question, "Tiffany, what do you want to be when you grow up?".
I would reply with confidence and sass, "I want to be a Luther Vandross backup singer!"
I can't hold a tune if my life depended on it! But who was I to mess up the video I had in my head with a little truth like that! I wanted to dress up, put on a big wig and look beautiful and SANG! Also, I would marry Jackie Jackson and have boy and girl twins... and also be a Oakland Raiderette Cheerleader part time. It was simple!
Wouldn't you rather BE fine than PRETEND to be fine?
It starts with taking off the mask and revealing and acknowledging the parts of you that are crying out to be healed! You get to choose the narrative of your life!
Because the truth is...
the only people who don't want you to speak your truth are the people who are living a lie themselves.
Just finished my morning prayer call with my sista who reminded who I truly AM...
I AM a powerhouse!
Not in the sense of arrogance, conceit, or "better than"... it is simply that am made in the image of God. I AM...
THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH!
THE ULTIMATE POWERHOUSE! THE CREATOR!
THE ALPHA AND OMEGA!
Come on now!
Listen... doing too much, being too much and expecting to little will leave you wrinkled, wrecked and angry!
Pump your brakes!
Ask yourself what is the pay off for you being overextended, overwhelmed and exhausted? Is it disease to please? The perfect patty syndrome or the "I need you"!to validate me (even if it literally kills me) affliction?
A friend just recently shared that he is celebrating his first year of sobriety. I felt such admiration for the choices he made to get to this point after such a challenging journey. I can only imagine how his self worth has increased because he has impressed himself, moving through some dark uncertain times by doing the work no one wants to do. The work when no one was watching, when no one gave him applause, when no one may have noticed. He dug deep. He didn’t give up. He fought for his life and his dignity. And he is winning!