Tag: authenticity

  • A Salve for Discontentment

    A Salve for Discontentment

    Do you find it easy to slip into discontentment? To feel ill at ease with the world and be thrown off track? To see everything that’s wrong within your house, room, or life and feel overwhelmed? There’s just one suggestion I’ve got to counteract that feeling. Feel grateful. Get solid and humble with your gratitude. […]

  • Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

    Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

    I’ve strayed off the path to myself. I’ve been an impostor for a long time. Maybe it began when I was a kid and I was told to be quieter and not draw attention to myself. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to writing what I feel so honestly; so that I may rediscover my truer […]

  • Setting the Record Straight About Authenticity

    Setting the Record Straight About Authenticity

    Being authentic, honest, or forthright is still considered a crime in our modern society. It’s understood that if you tell the truth about your background, heritage, or state of mind, you are asking for trouble. You could be judged and shunned for these truths. It’s crazy-talk to be outright honest. Many African Americans “passed” as […]

  • What I Learned of Late

    What I Learned of Late

    I am ruminating on a few lessons this week. Lessons about shame and forgiveness. Lessons on patience and persistence and presence. And lessons on paradox. See, I am a learner. I am always keeping an eye and an ear open for the next lesson. And the only way I can see to have life be […]

  • Why Does My Self-Interest Waver?

    Why Does My Self-Interest Waver?

    I am wondering what my deal is when it comes to my wavering self-interest. I understand that I prioritize my children and my family above myself. I understand that everything I may do that is a creative endeavor is a risk of showing my authentic self and getting whooped. Fear does a lot of dances […]

  • You Are Not Alone So Find Your Clan and Prove it

    You Are Not Alone So Find Your Clan and Prove it

    There is a noble suffering thing that we seem to do as humans. We freak out when things start to go wrong but somehow we’re convinced that we are the only ones. First time business owners, first time menstruating teenagers, first time Moms, and first time submitting writers all have first time doubts that they […]

  • Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

    Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

    I had a dream once where I heard myself say,”You are your purpose, you are your reason why.” I woke up and knew it was prophetic. But I didn’t yet believe it. But then yesterday, I had a similar profound thought. What if my purpose on this earth is just to be me and that […]

  • Join my Second Creativity Workshop Happening in November 2018

    Join my Second Creativity Workshop Happening in November 2018

    Last year in November of 2017, I conducted my first Creativity Workshop. My passion on the subject of creativity comes from my experience of uncovering my authentic self by respecting my inner creative needs. This was a very rewarding and enlightening experience for me and my attendees. And this year, on November 10, I’m conducting the […]

  • Searching For Clues : Found Amanda Grace

    Searching For Clues : Found Amanda Grace

    I was perusing Facebook and had an aha moment. And then I lost where I found it. And then I went searching for it again. Always questions. About what I’m doing and why. Questions about what other people are doing and why. And sometimes worlds collide to provide a glimmer of understanding. This was one […]