Build up your confidence by conquering your fears in 5 steps

Photo by Diana Simumpande on Unsplash Think about what scares you — the one thing that stops you from doing something you want and even need to at times. Got it! Now how can you conqueror it? One of my biggest fears is failure. I hate disappointing people or better yet I hate that “I’ve lost” feeling that…

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Thought

Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC My daughters teach me every day that it’s okay not to be perfect. I wake up daily wondering how to do more, talk more and be there more for them, even though they don’t ask for it. In my spinning mind, there’s always something more that I can,…

Control isn’t Always the Answer to Life’s Problems

Photo by Ayo Ogunseinde on Unsplash Hi, my name is DNC, and I am a control freak. Or at least I once was. See when I decided to do several things in my life (get into a relationship, birth a child, publish a book, oh and be an adult), I realized that the control that I lived for…

#EroticFiction Friday: We Will Be

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Yes it’s time for your #fridayread from writer, author and poet, DNC. We Will Be by DNC I prayed for waves like this. The ocean’s mist sprinkles my skin with its refreshing droplets, as I roll over to greet his eyes. Cleansing us ever so gently, we smile and pull each other closer,…

Stop Stifling your Potential Sis — you’ve Got Work to Do!

Photo by Alex Nemo Hanse on Unsplash Have you ever sat in your cubicle looking around thinking what am I doing?  NO REALLY…WHAT AM I (OR WE) DOING? Yes, I’ve done that and it’s not because I’m confused about the work I’m doing. No. I’m actually very comfortable in my full-time duties. The confusion began…

Put Down All Those Bags: Take Life as it Comes

Photo by Rodrigo Borges de Jesus on Unsplash Are you that kind of woman that needs to be in control. Okay, maybe not full control but you want to handle all that you can handle, at once. Like when you have a few bags of groceries, you try to carry them all in at once with your purse,…

Is there a Grey Area between Integrity and Money for Black Women?

Artwork By: Laurie Cooper, “Timeless (Female)” The recent conversation between Steve Harvey and Monique brought up an even more interesting conversation between me and my husband: can we as black people live in a grey area between what is seen as integrity and money? Meaning, can we honestly live our black selves and maintain the…