Posts tagged blogger
#TBT: Why Our Old Issues Resurface in New Ways

many of us claim to know who we are, but do we know who we are NOT? it turns out, many of our old issues will continue to resurface in new, tricky ways if we don't get to the bottom of this question. learn about how i am waging war against who i'm not to achieve a more authentic and powerful version of me.

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The Hopeful Romantic: 3 Reasons to Keep Your Hopes Up

Introducing the Hopeful Romantic! I get my hopes up every day. It turns out, a lot of us do. What I've learned through my conversations with others though is that most dreamers are actively trying to bring themselves back down to earth. Here are my three reasons why we should get our hopes up...and keep them there.

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Exhale, Self-Doubt: New Year, Better Ri

I have a little girl named Self Doubt who lives inside of me. I used to try to chase her down, but I've learned to love her rather than fight her. Learn about how I've changed my relationship to self-doubt through a short poem and love letter from my Self-Love to my Self-Doubt. 

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If You Do Any of These 5 Things, Stop Apologizing

I used to apologize for pieces of myself that I actually liked, until I realized that apology was another way to silence the gifts that God has given me to share with the world. If you possess the five qualities I outline in this post, learn why you should stop apologizing for them right now. 

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#TBT: Letters to My Husband

I have a secret: I have known my husband since September 2nd, 2013 and I have been writing letters to him ever since. Nobody has read them yet (not even him), but today, I am ready to share with you a couple excerpts of these letters, followed by a heartfelt explanation of why I write.

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The Art of Closure: How to Create Your Own

are you waiting for closure from an unhealthy relationship or situation? well, you can create your own. in this post, I discuss closure as an art and outline three steps you can take right now to create your own closure. walk away with a fluttering heart. 

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#TBT: Despite Everything, You Are A Rose

one of the best lessons my students and I engaged in involved Tupac Shakur's "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" metaphor. little did I know that this lesson would provide me with the framework to get through the toughest year of my life. learn about how this metaphor can help you and enjoy a spoken word piece by yours truly. 

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#TBT: In the Face of Addiction, I Chose Self-Love

i have an addictive personality. i was addicted to another person for over three years, until i decided that i needed to love myself before i could love someone else the way i should. in this post, i discuss lessons learned from this relationship and share a poem i wrote while i was still struggling to walk away from it. 

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I Can Only Be Ri: 20 Ways to Be Free

i did parts of my life out of order. i found myself first, only to run far away before i finally returned. god allowed me to come back home in time for my father to find a new home in heaven. in this post, i discuss the 20 ways i've decided to be free (or be "Ri) along this #roadtorima. 

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#TBT: 16 Things I've Learned Since Building My Brand

my site has been live for exactly one month! HAPPY ANNIVERSARi! in this post, I detail the 16 things I've learned since launching the #roadto_ brand on october 16th. I want to inspire and encourage anyone who is building a brand of their own. 

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