Supporting Black Women in Higher Education

One of my motivations for pursuing a career in higher education stemmed from my personal experiences as a first generation college student. My path was anything but linear. There were academic and personal challenges that created barriers to attempting to obtain a bachelor’s degree. My first try was right out of high school at the… Continue reading Supporting Black Women in Higher Education


A Sense of Goodness

Made with Canva goodness: /ˈɡo͝odnəs/ the quality of being morally good or virtuous. I’ve been having conversations with my husband about our childhood and the traditions we experienced. We’ve explored how the folks in our generation have let go of some traditions and experiences because of the trauma some of us have experienced. We are… Continue reading A Sense of Goodness

Reframing and Living

I recently presented my Challenging Dysfunctional Beliefs presentation this past Thursday. I usually host workshops around self-care and self-compassion, but I decided to start using my coaching skills to host presentations. I chose to present on dysfunctional beliefs for several reasons, but mostly because while doing research and presenting, I find it healing and the… Continue reading Reframing and Living

Intentional Relationships

In the latest episode of The Middle Child Podcast, I discussed my intentions with relationships I want to gain in the future. This past year has taught me that we all have expectations and intentions for others, but we don’t often communicate them. We get upset when people don’t meet those expectations. We may end… Continue reading Intentional Relationships

Time to Experiment with Failure

Photo by Anete Lusina on I’ve been using The Pattern app recently as a suggestion from a friend. It’s usually spot on about things that have come up in my personal and professional life. I’ve come to a point in my life where I’m working to prioritize happiness and joy so that I can… Continue reading Time to Experiment with Failure