You are good enough!
This was such a week for me! I was struggling with my confidence at work and feeling inadequate. I questioned everything I did and wasn’t even sure why I was even there. So I prayed about it and did my best to stand in my faith, but then something wonderful happened to me!
What are you teaching people about you?
Have you heard the statement, “you teach people how to treat you”? It’s something that is commonly discussed when we talk about empowering women and having more fulfilling relationships. I goggled it on the Internet and I was floored by how many times it has been written about, talked about or discussed. I thought about not writing about it again but then decided that the reason it has probably been written about so much is because we still need reminding about this concept. For me, it is one of the major lessons I have learned on this journey to loving myself. Unfortunately, I have had too many teachers to help drive the concept home.
What is beautiful?
I was encouraged to write this week’s blog post by a few stories I saw this week on GMA. The first one is about three pioneers in fashion, Bethann Hardison, Iman and Naomi Campbell, who are speaking out against the lack of diversity in the models who grace the runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The three models (two former and one current), who are calling themselves the Diversity Coalition, wield a lot of power in the industry but still see so little diversity being cast in runway shows as the standard of beauty is becoming more and more narrow and limited.
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What My Mother Taught Me: 5 Lessons for Life and Business
My mother was a quiet woman, a simple woman, hardworking and a spiritual warrior. She never drew attention to herself nor tried to be in the spotlight. Instead she chose to raise her nine children (everyone is pictured except my sisters Decima and Marva) with as much dignity and grace as she could, teaching us to be great contributors to the world around us. She was much beloved and treasured by all during her short 64 years of life on this earth. It has been 20 years this month since we lost Mother (pronounced Mudda with aTrinidadian accent) to breast cancer. Today we are participating in the Sisters Network Stop the Silence 5K Run/Walk at Discovery Green in her honor.