Know Nik: Chipped!

If you have followed me for any amount of time then you know I have no problem being transparent. If you’re new, buckle up. I find it easier to control my own narrative than to allow others to tell my story. Although I find some of the stories people come up with hilarious. Here is another opportunity for you to Know Nik! A few months ago my good buddy and blogger boo Marcia Cragget, SheFlyTho (IG), reached out to me to do a photo shoot. I love having people in my corner who just get me, Marcia is one of … Continue reading Know Nik: Chipped!

Too Blessed, To Be Stressed?!

Last week I was on the phone with one of my sista friends. I asked her how she was doing and she replied “I’m too blessed, to be stressed!” As we continued to talk she revealed that she actually was stressed . There was a lot going on in her life and she didn’t know how to deal with it. As I continued to listen to her I wondered why she would start the conversation saying she was too blessed to be stressed. The more I thought about this I thought of the many times I have masked my stress … Continue reading Too Blessed, To Be Stressed?!

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…

I’m sure most families have the tradition of handing down things to the next generation. There are family recipes, heirlooms, photos and so many other things we as families want remembered, so that we can keep track of where we come from and where we are going. What I have noticed is that families are not passing down enough information about our health. We tend to want to let each person figure it out or wait until they have the issue before we speak on it. In particular I have found that we as women don’t pass down enough information, … Continue reading Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…

Feminine Health Concerns

As I read more stories of Black women dying before, during, or after childbirth I am devastated. I am hearing more stories of Black women’s voices not being heard when it comes to their health concerns. This is a very sensitive topic for me as I’ve experienced racial profiling when it comes to healthcare. Let me take you back to 2002…I’d been married for a year at the time and my oldest daughter Symone was about 4/5 years old. I went to my annual appointment which went well and was headed home when I got a call from the doctor’s … Continue reading Feminine Health Concerns

Game Day…

A few months ago, in the fall, I had a jammed pack weekend. I was speaking at two events at least 30-45 minutes away from my house and Jamiel had an away game. I usually don’t make away games, but because of my schedule lately I felt I had missed too many and I needed to make this one. I get done speaking and I hit the road to Jamiel’s game which is 45 minutes in the other direction. I pass the entrance to the field, no worries though I am there all I need to do is turn around. … Continue reading Game Day…