Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Black Girl Day - Link Love!

In honor of Happy Black Girl Day, we're spreading a little link love to our fellow happy Black girl bloggers. These are some of the posts that are inspiring us this week:

After the Love is Gone: Facing a BFF Breakup

I felt this post so deeply that it could have been written just for me. The end of a relationship with a bestie is just as devastating--if not more devastating--than the end of a romantic relationship. You expect men to come and go. Your girls? Not so much. If you've ever experienced this kind of separation, this article will comfort you and help you to put things in perspective.

"As you would after losing a lover, you must take the time to process the grief and frustration caused by the end of your friendship. Let the people in your life know what you are going through; even those who may not quite understand your feelings should at least be prepared to deal with a change in your emotional state. Don’t run from your tears or feel like it’s not “normal” to mourn the end of a friendship; romances are not hardly the only relationships of significance in your life and you shouldn’t feel that they are the only ones that can cause grief." Read more

Do Something That Scares You

If you aren't familiar with Ev'Yan's blog, you are missing out. You know how you have blogs that you read occasionally, and other ones where you wait anxiously for the next post? Sex, Love and Liberation is the latter for me. In this entertaining post, she shares her experience with overcoming her fears and pushing herself to try something that she always wanted to try--pole dancing.

"I know that it’s much easier to stay dormant, to live a predictable life as a hermit crab, snug in a shell of security. I understand how much better it feels to maintain a safe existence, one that shelters you from embarrassment, rather than propelling you into the unknown. I am all too familiar with feelings of self-doubt that hinders you from doing what you really want to do. And there is nothing wrong with those feelings; there is nothing wrong with protecting yourself from humiliation. But I am here to remind you that you house an ability within you to surpass your own limitations & to excel in things your mind is too shy to dream of. In trying new things & endeavoring in new experiences, you are enriching your spirit; you are taking full advantage of this beautiful life you’re living." Read more 

You Could Learn A Lot From A 300 Pound Woman

In this post life strategist, Lisa Nicole Bell, chronicles her work documenting a woman who is trying to lose weight. She leads us to lessons she garnered from her subject that can be applied to any aspect of life. The best part of this post is that it offers journaling and action prompts that you can apply instantly.

“Believe in yourself. She believes in herself and in her ability to do this. If she didn’t, all of this would be pointless. Do you believe in yourself? Maybe your challenge or addiction is something different – no matter what it is, your success starts with believing that you can do what you’ve committed to doing.” Read more 

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