Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

Being manipulated can increase stress and prove detrimental to your health, but you aren’t powerless to stop it. When we think of gaslighting (manipulating someone through psychological means that force them to question themselves), we often think of abusive personal relationships. But make no mistake—gaslighting can...

Four polite yet assertive strategies to help you get a little breathing room. Have you ever felt guilty about canceling plans or not responding to your best friend’s text message? You shouldn’t, but most women put so much pressure on themselves to do more that saying...

Four ways to slow down your body and your mind Living in a society that emphasizes the importance of productivity, we often don’t recognize just how fast we're moving, both physically and mentally. This is largely due to the capitalist culture and mindset where time equals...

How to forget what everyone else says and listen to your inner wisdom. Anne Helen Peterson describes burnout as the contemporary condition amongst millennials. Tiana Clark describes burnout as “the steady state of black people in this country for hundreds of years.” Shannon Palus describes burnout as “the...

Bring balance to your life When I worked in corporate, I often found myself looking around the office and asking myself, “How does everybody do it? How are they so talkative, outgoing, and comfortable in their own skin?” Well, the truth is, not everyone actually does feel...