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The (wo)man in the arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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2015. The year of being unapologetically single

For some reason, the state of my love life is becoming more and more interesting to people as I get older. Family and strangers alike find it strange that I haven’t earned my M-R-S degree along with my other educational … Continue reading

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Step into the world

Today, I graduated for the third and final time from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The funny thing is when I graduated with my PhD 4 years ago, it didn’t feel finite. But 4 years later, the … Continue reading

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These are the times we all wish for…

…”The moments when less mean so much more.”–Dru Hill With the events that have gone on in my life, the lives of close friends, and in the world in general, it is more and more apparent how short and precious … Continue reading

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A season of transition (everything has its time)

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”-Ecclesiastes 3:1. I have been mediating on that verse and the subsequent verses for the past few hours as I try to make sense of my life in … Continue reading

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The intimidation factor

While I was in the hair salon recently, I had a wonderful discussion about men and intimidation. It was along the line of similar conversations I have had with my single friends, both males and females.  It seems like a … Continue reading

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Breaking up is hard to do…

I had rehashed it over and over again in my mind. I’d talked to my friends and even my college advisor about breaking up with him. I just wanted to make sure I had it right. That I said the … Continue reading

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Lessons learned coming back to New Haven

After I finished my PhD, I swore two things: I would never come back and I would never go back to school. Ha! The laugh was on me because you should never tell God what you won’t do. In 2009, … Continue reading

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What every woman needs is a “sister circle”

As I was driving away from a dinner spent with my sistahs (as I like to call them) filled with  sushi, short beef ribs, and lots of laughter, a song by Whitney Houston popped in my head: “Count on me … Continue reading

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Is this the new wave of dating? The dating card

Until this past Sunday, I was completely unaware there was actually a business card specifically for dating. One of my close friends was discussing her job when she handed out her new business cards. One she said was for work/networking … Continue reading

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