Category: Mental Health Matters

Chelsea Cutler Opens Up About Her Depression on “Devil on My Shoulder”

Chelsea Cutler lays her hand on the table with the vulnerable “Devil on My Shoulder,” a piano-led lament dedicated to her struggles with mental health. Tinged with descriptive details that give the message more depth, the song offers a very real, immersive depiction of what those who live with depression experience on a daily basis.…

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A Story for the Heartbroken

This is a story written for a broken heart. This is a story that will give you hope. *** This is a story for you who thinks you are not good enough. You who look in the mirror and see nothing but the words they call themselves. A blackened reflection of what was.  This is…

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Organ Breaker

Dear Organ Breaker, I think you need to know about the path of destruction you leave in your wake. I walk outside and see the piles of weeping bodies you leave behind. They are stuck in perpetual motion of attempting to pick up the pieces of their now broken vitality. Even when they are able…

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Mirrors

Mirrors, the windows to one’s self, people say. I’ve always wondered what that meant as I stare at myself because I don’t like what I see every time I look through it. The scars, acne, stretch marks, folds of my stomach, and all my insecurities scream at such a high pitch it be-comes unbearable. I…

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Black Business Content Is On The Rise, The Black Podcasting Awards Sat Down With Tahyira Savanna To Chat About Visibility, Garnering Black Resources, and Giving Flowers To Creators In Real-time 

In America, the words Black and Business are becoming more synonymous with building black wealth outside of the housing market.  Black Americans are heading to platforms, like the Chinese owned Tik Tok, to develop, promote, and sustain their online business ventures.  We found that business discovery is easier on social media where smaller brands struggle to financially…

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We Don’t Need You

One of the worst things a man can do is underestimate the capabilities of a woman. Some men despise a woman’s ability to call them out on their bullshit. They shrink like little boys at a rally because their ego can’t handle the truth. But in order not to let the truth be told, they…

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Gravity

I keep writing bits and pieces, leave a story unfinished, unpolished by man, a woman at her best. I believe this to be a metaphor, and a good one at that. I’m being rewritten at the dome, reconstructed by the bell, become a narrative unfinished at the workings of God, polishing my beauty with grace.…

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Managers Account for 70% of Variance in Employee Engagement – research for article “So now that we survived, I’m not working for shitty Business owners”

The Talent to Achieve Excellence If great managers seem scarce, it’s because the talent required to be one is rare. Talents are innate and are the building blocks of great performance. Knowledge, experience and skills develop our talents into strengths, but unless people possess the right innate talents for our job, no amount of training…

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I Did It Again

I did it again. One of the things I can’t seem to forgive myself for is how easy it is for men to fall romantically out of love for me. I use to believe that I was easy to love, harder to leave. But I was lied to. The truth is harder to hear. I…

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The Child in Need

I’m restless. I’m breathing. I’m crying. I’m restless. I’m breathing. I’m dying. I’m restless. Uncomfortable. I think being alone…this alone…forces me to grieve. It forces me to dive into darkness, confront the fears, the irrevocable silence. I’ve been staring at this white screen for hours, days, weeks…and I’ll begin to write something, type a letter,…

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