Cycles of Life, Uncategorized

Post-Grad Blues

Hi Inspirer! It has been some time since my last blog post, but as y'all know I was in graduate school and those summer courses kept me busy! Well, good news... ya girl is DONE! Three long years of pursuing a Master's in Social Work and I am finally done. I remember putting class of… Continue reading Post-Grad Blues

Candid Moments, Cycles of Life, Faith, Uncategorized, Wellness

The Load is Getting Lighter

Hey Inspirers! If you are new to my blog, Welcome to the Leave Inspired Squad. I am glad to have you here. For those that have been rocking with me for a while, I just want to say I am blessed to have your support. You have witnessed a lot in my life and sharing… Continue reading The Load is Getting Lighter

Cycles of Life, Fears, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Wellness

Finding Hope During COVID-19

Hey Inspirers, I am hoping that all is well with you during this unprecedented time. I wanted to connect with you to give some inspiration and encouragement. By now, you have seen many articles about the Coronavirus and heard briefings from your local government...and our um...#45. Many of your lives have shifted and I know… Continue reading Finding Hope During COVID-19

Mental Health, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized, Wellness

How To Help a Friend Struggling with Mental Health – Guest Blogger Markesha

Being there for a friend who’s struggling with mental health can be challenging and a bit overwhelming at times. Where do you start? What do you say? If you ask them the question of “why” are you judging them? It’s like you want to be supportive, but you’re simply not sure of how to approach… Continue reading How To Help a Friend Struggling with Mental Health – Guest Blogger Markesha

Mental Health, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized, Wellness

Part 3 is: “The Company You Keep” – Guest Blogger Signe’

Hello and welcome back for Part 3 of “Protecting Your Mental Health.” Whew hunni, I hope this part really wakes some people up because sometimes we are so caught up in wanting to have friendships or relationships so bad that we don’t realize when some of those relationships are actually what’s hurting us mentally. Believe… Continue reading Part 3 is: “The Company You Keep” – Guest Blogger Signe’

Mental Health, Millennial Life, Uncategorized, Wellness

I Need Help! But Where Do I Find It? – Guest Blogger Ade

You want professional help but feel as though you have no idea where to start? Well, I am here to start. The resources I’ll be listing today is extensive but not exhaustive. I know that finding mental health clinicians can feel like a game of “Where’s Waldo?” so my hope is to alleviate some of… Continue reading I Need Help! But Where Do I Find It? – Guest Blogger Ade

Mental Health, Uncategorized, Wellness

Does being a “Strong Black Woman” affect healthy thinking? – Guest Blogger Markesha

Being a black woman comes with its pros. I don’t know about you but I wake up feeling GOOD knowing that I have some pigment in my skin, honey! Some find it annoying, but I take it as a compliment to see women of other cultures, aka the culture vultures, fixing their hair or their… Continue reading Does being a “Strong Black Woman” affect healthy thinking? – Guest Blogger Markesha

Mental Health, Uncategorized, Wellness

Part 2 – Be Observant in Your Environment – Guest Blogger Signè

Hello and thank you for returning for Part 2 of 4 on “Protecting Your Mental Health!” Part 2: Be Observant in Your Environment A lot of times we may not realize that the exact place where we spend most of our time, whether it be home, work or out with friends is the exact place… Continue reading Part 2 – Be Observant in Your Environment – Guest Blogger Signè

Cycles of Life, Millennial Life, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized, Wellness

Top 5 – Guest Blogger Sydney

As I close my guest blogging experience I would like to talk to the ladies who are having trouble finding a love. I know as we get older it gets harder to be in spaces with potential love interest so below are my top 5 tips to finding love during your post college millennial girl… Continue reading Top 5 – Guest Blogger Sydney

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Meet Guest Blogger Lexi Jay

Meet Lexi Jay     Hello there! I’m Lexi Jay also known as The Lifestyle Bae on social media. I’m a nurse consultant leaving my mark on corporate America and delving into additional passions on the side. I run a successful career coaching business in addition to my 9-5. I love when people make the… Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger Lexi Jay

Cycles of Life, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized

The Misfits

Hey Inspirers! I am excited to have you here and hope that you enjoy today's read! Something to look forward to, Leave Inspired will be expanding, yes EXPANDING! I will be launching my life coaching program in the new year, incorporating guest bloggers, and planning one of my first retreats for millennial women... yikes that… Continue reading The Misfits

Failure, Fears, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Lack of Confidence- Part 1

Hey Inspirers! Happy October. Happy Fall. Happy Sunday. Lately, I've been having conversations in my personal and work life surrounding the word confidence. In each encounter, I noticed a pattern - the lack of confidence that each individual possessed caused them to live in turbulence, insecurity, and inauthentic. I was curious behind this lack of… Continue reading Lack of Confidence- Part 1

Cycles of Life, Relationships/Friendships, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

I Need Equality

Hi Inspirers! I know you may have seen this title and wondered what could come of this post. Well, I'm here to talk about equality... yup you read right. But not in the way you normally think or hear about , but in all things relationships/friendships . I took inventory of all my relationships/friendships I… Continue reading I Need Equality

Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Cognitive Distortions

What you know about them cognitive distortions? I bet you know more than you think you know. How so? Because chances are you've dabbled with one or two in your lifetime. Cognitive Distortions are unhealthy thinking habits that reinforces negative thinking and emotions. Some common distortions are filtering, black and white thinking, overgeneralizing, jumping to… Continue reading Cognitive Distortions

Fears, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

The Fear of the Unknown or Newness?

Hey Inspirers!  Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back .... Depending on your taste of music, you may know what song that's from. Just a little throw back to get a jam session going, lol. Today, I want to talk about something that I have been struggling with and others that I have been talking with… Continue reading The Fear of the Unknown or Newness?

Candid Moments, Cycles of Life, Relationships/Friendships, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Support from Strangers and Not A1s

Hey Inspirer's ! I'm back from a little hiatus of writing. I used to feel so bad about it, but then I remembered that rest is needed and I know for sure I cannot write my best if my brain is clouded. I've been up to some... well, struggles to be honest. Y'all know that… Continue reading Support from Strangers and Not A1s

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

The Inside Job

The other night I was having a conversation about the healing process. I was speaking on my healing journey and how rewarding yet difficult it is. I realized that once you start, you can't simply stop because with each level of success there is more to overcome. I might have mentioned before in another blog… Continue reading The Inside Job

Cycles of Life, Faith, Uncategorized

Life Happens But We Keep On Rolling

Often times we search for the answers that aren't hard to find. Everything in life isn't a big mystery, we just tend to overlook what we don't want to accept. Choosing to blog about my life and the things I've learned through fear, pain, and loss has taught me a few things about myself. Some… Continue reading Life Happens But We Keep On Rolling

Cycles of Life, Uncategorized

Walking Away Got So Much Easier

Have you ever struggled with walking away from something in your life that didn't serve you well? It may have been from the hostile environment of a job, miserable friendship or toxic relationship. You had enough evidence to show it to the door,but you just couldn't walk away. I was that way too. It was… Continue reading Walking Away Got So Much Easier

Candid Moments, Cycles of Life, Uncategorized

Caught Up in the Rapture of the Blogging World

You get a vision of something you've always wanted to do, maybe it was delayed by fear or the lack of necessities to carry it through. But the vision is clear and loud to the point it speaks to you non-stop. That's what my experience has been like on this journey of blogging. It was… Continue reading Caught Up in the Rapture of the Blogging World

Faith, Uncategorized

Guest Blogger Regina Boykin -She is Free

She is Free Growing up I can recall on many occasions; stating I would never be like my parents “the negative side”. However, when I saw sprouts of them coming forth in my life, not having the maturity level to correctly deal with it I ignored the signs and never received the proper help, healing,… Continue reading Guest Blogger Regina Boykin -She is Free

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

How Therapy Taught Me How Boundaries are Crucial to my Mental Health  Guest Blogger: Margo Gabriel

Middle child syndrome is real. I have the experience to prove it. I have always been a mediator in my family. But when it came to facing the issues that I needed to deal with, I found it emotionally traumatizing to face them. I was stuck. No one in my family taught me a healthy… Continue reading How Therapy Taught Me How Boundaries are Crucial to my Mental Health  Guest Blogger: Margo Gabriel

Cycles of Life, Uncategorized

Fear Ain’t Nothing but the Devil! – Guest Blogger Jasmine Kazera

My name is Jasmine Kazera and I run a Travel/Lifestyle blog called Traveling Through Life With a Wine Glass Half Full. For me, traveling through life is a journey within itself. Life can sometimes get you down and you may encounter numerous stressful days. I believe it is all about perspective; keeping a positive attitude… Continue reading Fear Ain’t Nothing but the Devil! – Guest Blogger Jasmine Kazera

Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him… There Was You!- Guest Blogger Candace Belin

Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him... There Was You! Please note: throughout this blog entry I use "him" interchangeably. What attracted him to you was your strong sense of yourself. It included all of the things you once admired about yourself so deeply... You know...The simple things that required no effort or second thought… Continue reading Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him… There Was You!- Guest Blogger Candace Belin

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Unglamourous Self-care – Guest Blogger Allyson Alford

Hi! I am Allyson Alford! I am twenty-three years old. Mississippi is my home. I grew up in Foxworth/Columbia, MS, but I’m currently living in Oxford, MS. My hobbies include reading, writing, acting, and binge-watching Impractical Jokers and Martin. I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in English and a minor in… Continue reading Unglamourous Self-care – Guest Blogger Allyson Alford

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I’m Ending My Relationship

Nothing about this relationship is worth having, but for some reason it's been hard to leave. In this relationship I feel useless, overlooked, and insecure. I am constantly walking with trembling legs because I never know what is coming next. This relationship has been abusive mentally and emotionally. I have never in my life felt… Continue reading I’m Ending My Relationship

Candid Moments, Uncategorized

How God “checked” Me

I woke up today for prayer at 6:30am, and God knows I really didn't want to sacrifice my sleep. But I knew that there had been things troubling my spirit and we needed to talk. I got up, called in for prayer and I sat silent. For the past two weeks, I've been silent with… Continue reading How God “checked” Me

Cycles of Life, Uncategorized

Transitions Are Hard

Another morning session where I have smeared mascara because I have to talk about the difficulties of specific areas of my life. Discussing how I have spent the last three months just wanting to quit everything because of this season of transition and isolation. Not only have the last three months been hard, but this… Continue reading Transitions Are Hard