Category Archives: empowerment

Make America great again?

I have to believe that Trump’s election will not harken 4 years filled with hate and discrimination based on a person’s race, sexual orientation, or faith. I have to believe that he will not completely ruin our country. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Giving up control

This morning as I sat in the presence of God, I felt myself drawn to Psalm 139:16: “..all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Literally, I repeated that out … Continue reading

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Lessons from a singleton: The importance of self-love on Valentine’s Day

Until four years ago, I used to dread Valentine’s Day if I found myself single on that day. I would feel pangs of sadness watching co-workers have flowers delivered to work or to see couples being mushy. However, it would … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Humidifier

I truly feel that God has a sense of humor. Honestly, I feel He gets a kick out of messing with little ole me. Yes, I am that woman: impatient and usually wants to analyze everything down to the miniscule detail. … Continue reading

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Church and me: A love/hate story

On Sunday, I worshipped with my sorority sisters in a local Baptist church in Baltimore. Sitting in the pew and listening to the old spirituals brought memories flooding back of growing up in the church. You see, in my family going … Continue reading

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Start 2014 off with a 30 day smoothie challenge!

(My Kale smoothie with mixed berries and chia seeds) It’s that time of year! Time to make resolutions to be better, eat healthier, etc. Mine is always to be better: eat healthier, be stronger, etc. At the beginning of this year, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Vegucated!

I have been doing my body a supreme disservice the past few months. Since I have been back in school, I have seen my diet go from healthy to blah and overly filled with processed foods. In addition, I have … Continue reading

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A hiking we will go….(aka Cosmo tackles a mountain)

Two years ago, I was what you would call a skinny fat girl. I was a couch potato, ate poorly, and rarely exercised. I was extremely prissy (and I still am to an extent…lol)–I didn’t like to sweat, never wanted … Continue reading

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Oh, my! I am my mother!

Last week, it hit me like an epiphany. I am my mother. Not my mother exactly, but I do have many traits that she possesses that I have fought hard against. I literally ran from. I love my mother to … Continue reading

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Cosmo’s “big chopping” adventure

I always get the desire for change as it gets closer to my birthday. This year change was enacted on my hair. I had been wearing my hair perm free for about a year and a half after I had … Continue reading

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