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Can You Hear Me Now?

As I am reflecting on 2020, I realized that I had all of the answers I needed inside of me the entire time. There was(is) always an inner voice talking directly to me, but I was too busy listening to other people and seeking their advice (which often conflicted). I caused unnecessary stress and delays…

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✨✨✨Black Girl Magic ✨✨✨

Today, I am full. As tears stream down my face, I am encouraged even more that I matter. I can do whatever I want to do. At the beginning of my corporate career, I sat across my boss (he does not deserve the title of leader), anxious, excited and nervous about my first career planning…

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Angry BLACK woman?

Angry black woman? I have heard this phrase since I entered corporate America several years ago. It bothered me then, and now it bothers me even more. Angry black woman? As I watched the commentators speculate if Democratic Vice President nominee, U.S. Senator, former District Attorney, former Attorney General, Howard University graduate, University of California,…

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Run and Do Not Be Weary

Recently, I have found running has been an amazing way for me to clear my mind and relax. It’s funny because a doctor told me that I would never be able to run again due to rheumatoid arthritis. I remember how defeated I felt when he shared his opinion with me. But I serve a…

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Crazy or Courageous? You Decide

I’m bent but not broken! That was the title of a meeting I attended a couple of weeks ago. My first thought was who are these CRAZY leaders sharing their very personal stories about mental health, depression, and work-life struggles AT work. I thought to myself, “I wonder if they forgot we are at work.…

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quar·an·tine Time

It’s quarantine time! ? I know you’re asking why is Shana smiling because this is such a serious and emotional time for so many. Yes, I understand some of us may be going through probably one of the worst times in our lives. Being in quarantine is a state of isolation and can be very…

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