Monday, November 23, 2015


I didn't plan to be away for this long, but blogging breaks are always refreshing.  I've been active on instagram, posting my #30Layers30Days entries.  If you haven't already, search the hashtag on instagram and twitter and see what everyone has been sharing.

I will be back to a regular posting schedule soon.  In the meantime, I would love for you to check out my latest on COCOTIQUE (Are You Being Selfish or Showing Self-Love?) and Simone Digital (How to Stop Letting Fear Control You and Run Your Life).

Oh!  The Writing the Layers self-discovery workbook is an ideal gift for the women in your lives who love to write, color and soul search.  It's marked down to only $12 on Amazon for the holidays.  Be sure to grab one for yourself and a friend.  For a comprehensive list of small black-owned businesses to support this season, check out Quirky, Brown Love's Holiday Gift Guide.

Before I go, a reminder:

Appreciate every single season of your life.  Whether the season is hard and you wish it would hurry up and pass, or the season is amazing and you're terrified that it will end.  No matter what it is, give yourself to it, and trust that you are experiencing exactly what you need when you need it.

If you had to give a name to the season you are going through right now, what would it be?

Saturday, October 31, 2015

De'Nita // #WriteWordsThatMove

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 New Revised Standard Version; NRSV)

Whether you are a Christian or not, don’t let shame shatter you. The scripture above is one that encourages all of us to live in opposition to having our all stifled, stolen, sabotaged, silenced, etc. We are admonished, therein, to live in abundance. What happens; however, when we mess up things for ourselves? What becomes of the possibility of abundance when we make decisions and choose options that lead us in spaces of shame, failure, frustration, lack & loss? We are often overwhelmed by feelings of self-pity, fear, doubt and become accepting of our own excuses that keep us from the abundance that awaits us.

I’ve made several mistakes and I’ve failed a lot but I haven’t let the shame of those experiences shatter my sense of succeeding beyond them. I had to pray and/to forgive myself. I’ve cried and condemned myself to staying stuck in a mindset of waste because I grew weary in repeating what kept me from abundance. I changed this by acknowledging that abundance is still possible for me. Do know that shame has a shadow, you can move from it and have it be behind you. Don’t live opposed to your ideal life because of what has happened when your ideal life is before you. Don’t give up on yourself or what you have to offer – give anyway. Grow from it, regardless of what once stunted it. Be all of you, not just what burdens you. You have strength to get up from failure and destiny to propel you from doubt. Live in abundance because it’s available. Trust in the possibility that you can produce better and prosper. Don’t let shame shatter you, survive it. Don’t forfeit arriving in and living in abundance.

Write down all that is in opposition to living in abundance, in your life and how you can live beyond it. Forge forward. Don’t let lack consume you – produce more. I decided that shame doesn’t satisfy me and that’s what I’m after in living in abundance. What are you after? What will satisfy you, daily? Live in that space. It’s still possible for you. Believe and be. Stay blessed, a blessing & encouraged!

#WriteWordsThatMove features your words.  

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Words That Move Writing Circles Start November 15

How many creative blocks can be broken when six open-hearted writers get together for 90 minutes to explore and unleash their voices?  I'm looking forward to finding out!   Follow me HERE to find out more.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Loving Yourself Naked

My youngest daughter always says, "Mommy move your hair so I can kiss your spots." What has been a source of insecurity for me is something my daughter loves unconditionally.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The #30Layers30Days Writing Challenge Starts November 1

The #30Layers30Days writing challenge starts November 1.  I would love for you to join me.  But first let me tell you how fear crept into my writing practice and what I'm doing about it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Why I Don't Set Goals or Care About Them At All

I smile to myself when clients ask me about goal-setting.  I'm not the one for that.  At all.  I'm the free-spirited coach who will tell you to write your feelings and get to know them instead of focusing on goals. I  don't pretend to care about goals because they are not what drives me. When I realized this about myself, my mind completely opened up and I became more creative, more productive and definitely happier.

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