Posts in category "Ego-tripping"

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie
By Kym B. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley When I was in my early teens, a friend dared me to take this fancy bubble-gum lip gloss from a local department store.... Read more »

Morris tells: How God Forced Me to Change My Ways

Morris tells: How God Forced Me to Change My Ways
The Silence By Morris Brent At some point in life, most people approach a devastating crossroad that seems overwhelming. Some of us, unfortunately, have experienced such turbulence on multiple occasions and even repetitively, to the point where all hope is lost, including faith in ourselves and our spirituality. This is what happened to me. Living... Read more »

The Real Reason to Feel Sorry for Kylie Jenner

The Real Reason to Feel Sorry for Kylie Jenner
By Sylvia D. Snowden Have you ever seen a horror film where the sweet, young ingénue is about to get gutted?  First, you see the killer hiding in the closet, and then you hear the ominous music.  That’s when your heart starts racing because now you know she’s a goner. You try to call-out to... Read more »
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5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays

5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays
By Kym B. As you reach for the last piece of stale miniature chocolate that lingered for a month from the October festivities, you realize that the holidays are once again upon us. The only constant thing that you can rely on, during this season, is it will not be always perfect, it will not... Read more »

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't
By Nicole Harding I pride myself on being a modern woman, good mother and wife. Bring home some bacon and fix the icemaker without breaking a sweat. LOL. I also love to learn and I know that while I may be great at some things, I have plenty of new knowledge to gain.  With that... Read more »

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It

The Night My Husband Became My Enemy--and How I Fixed It
By Toni J. Spearman When the choir started singing, I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through by Deon Kipping last Sunday, I could barely contain myself as the tears fell. Almost two years ago, my marriage began a vicious decline. The man I loved the most became the man I hated the most. I... Read more »
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Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights

Truth About Conflicts & Girl Fights
The Myth of Community: A Look at Girl Fights, Sistahood and Individuality by Jean Usen It was my girlhood ambition to be a part of a blood-tight crew of black female friends. Instead of that, I have a beautifully disjointed and unique connection with a precious few jewels. The sistahs are a tight-knit and deeply... Read more »

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
By A Comeaux In the past week I’ve had a few conversations and arguments alike all hovering around the debate of what people want. The expectations set on us by others, the secret desires that our fears keep us from pursuing and the dire need to ‘be accepted,’ all play vital roles in our lives.... Read more »

Are You Living Your Best LIE?

Are You Living Your Best LIE?
How beautiful do you feel naked? How powerful do you feel broke? What is the source of your joy? I asked myself these questions while in bed reflecting on my life. There were about a hundred other self-notes taken and honestly I didn’t have all the answers. I began to write a poem. Then a... Read more »
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Be Like Tweety Bird--and Rise Above the Madness

Be Like Tweety Bird--and Rise Above the Madness
Live Your Own Success By Kym B. Have you ever watched Loony Tunes, with Sylvester the Cat who is on a constant mission trying to catch and eat Tweety Bird?  Sylvester envies the swiftness of Tweety and despises the bird’s beauty.  He spends episodes trying to outwit and outsmart Tweety’s very being.  The more Tweety... Read more »