Dear 2020, You have been a lot. You have shown a lot. You have taught us a lot. I know for many that 2020 was not what they have planned. This is mostly due to the global pandemic: COVID-19. This global pandemic was not apart of the plan at all. This pandemic has caused a … Continue reading Letter to 2020
There will NO LONGER be anymore Nia's Open Heart and Open Mind the BLOG* This is very emotional for me so I'm going to try to not cry. Nia's Open Heart and Open Mind is my baby. It's a platform that allows me to speak on modern day issues and expand on them. I've talked … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
In today's society we are shown so many #goals on social media that it messes with us. We analyze other people's lives (well what they show us), that we tend to beat ourselves up. "She's 25 with her own house, what am I doing"? "He has his own business and I can't get mine off … Continue reading Move At your Own Pace!
Ever since I was younger I've always heard that good things come to those who wait. I've heard this told a lot to women who are single, people in between jobs and the list goes on. So, now I'm sitting asking myself...do good things really come to those who wait? Let's think about this for … Continue reading Do Good Things Come to Those Who Wait?
With the current climate of the world I thought I would bring back an old blog that happens to be one of my favorites! Enjoy. In Amerikkka (pay attention to the spelling) today we have a illusion of being free. We think because we are living in “The Land of the Free” that all Americans … Continue reading #ReBLOG: The Illusion of Freedom
Just like any platform, service or product there are pros and cons. Social media is no different. There is a right way and a wrong way to use social media. You will have good days and you will have bad days. You will use social media for fun and entertainment or you will use it … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Social Media!
Today is my 24th Earthday (Birthday)! I am blessed to have two businesses, a upcoming poetry book; I moved into my own apartment and a list of other things I plan to achieve this year! I am blessed to have made it to this day because tomorrow is not promised. For my Earthday I want … Continue reading It’s my 24th EARTHDAY!!
Fear is a illusion to keep you from accomplishing your goals. I am going to say that again. Fear is a illusion to keep you from accomplishing your goals. Fear is not real. Fear is a emotion that can easily be controlled and managed. The easiest way to avoid fear, is to do exactly what … Continue reading How to Avoid Fear: Do Whatever you Are Afraid Of!
When it comes to supporting our friends and family we tend to believe it costs money. Support does not always involve money. Support can be shown in many forms, such as, sharing social media post, recommending their product/service, a positive and honest review, coming to free events...etc. If you do not have money to spend … Continue reading Supporting Your Friends Doesn’t Always COST You Money!
Wouldn't it feel good to not worry about money? Wouldn't it be good to have money for not just one rainy day but a couple of rainy days? With all that is currently going on with this pandemic; I see a lot of people stressing about money. How am I going to pay my rent? … Continue reading Personal savings vs. Business savings
As I stated in the previous blog, there is a way to monetize your passion or purpose. You should not be money hungry though. Money should not be your primary focus of why you are doing what you are doing. There will be a time when money is low. There will be a time when … Continue reading Monetizing Your Passion
Everybody has a purpose. There is a reason you are on this earth. You are not just here to take up space. You have a mission, a purpose, a reason to make the world better. Everybody has one. What is yours? If you are unsure of your purpose think of this: If there was no … Continue reading Living and Pursing Your NIA (PURPOSE)
In today's society it is so easy to throw a person away or give up. It's harder to fight and stick it out when things get rough. I'm not just referring to relationships; I'm referring to family dynamics as well. Sometimes we will forgive a mate for things we throw our family members away for. … Continue reading It’s Not Always Easy; But It’s Worth It!
According to dictionary.com the definition of vulnerability is the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. What's missing in this definition is that vulnerability can expose you to the possibility of healing, love, support and community. The definition on dictionary.com makes vulnerability seem like … Continue reading The Art of Vulnerability
The hardest pain to get over is family pain and trauma. It oftentimes tears the family apart. Unresolved hurt and pain doesn’t just go away...it sticks with you. It sticks with you until you fix it, until you heal from it until you grow from it. Brushing it under the rug and not talking about … Continue reading Family: Moving on from past hurt and pain
According to dictionary.com, anxiety is defined as: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. For myself the idea of uncertainty is what brings anxiety. I normally have anxiety before poetry performances, big events/gatherings and when I have to start something new because I don’t … Continue reading Anxiety: It plays tricks on you
It’s that time of year again. It’s a brand new year and there’s so much to be done. We got goals we got to complete. New adventures. New trips. And it’s a leap year so you know 2020 about to be lit. We have all these goals and aspirations, but before we dive into them … Continue reading Completing 2020 goals IN 2020!
Hello my loyal subscribers, As you can see I haven't been posting my blogs every other Sunday. To be honest life has gotten so hectic that I have been thinking about stopping the blog. But, in my heart I couldn't do it because writing is my passion and I don't know what I would do … Continue reading Life Update and Relaunch of Nia’s Open Heart and Open Mind!
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~African proverb. In a society where its so easy to be apart; a society that pushes individualism; it is easy to think that you don't need anyone. It is easy to think that you can do everything by yourself and survive just fine. But, … Continue reading We are STRONGER together than we are APART!
Stop telling people your ideas! Stop telling people about your dreams! Stop telling people about the things you "want" to accomplish, and then get mad when they shit on it, steal the idea, or just simply don't care. People should not hear about your ideas until they are manifested, completed, ready to be seen by … Continue reading Keep your vision to yourself until IT is manifested!
You ever wonder why everything is going wrong? Why nothing is going right. Why everything good seems to be happening to those around you, and not you. You ever feel like you are missing out on blessings? Did you ever think that you were the problem? Have you took time to look in the mirror? … Continue reading Get out of YOUR OWN WAY; YOU are the reason for your demise!!
According to Google love is defined as: noun:love; plural noun: loves 1.an intense feeling of deep affection.a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someonea great interest and pleasure in somethinga person or thing that one loves verb: love; 3rd person present: loves; past tense: loved; past participle: loved; gerund or present participle: loving 1.feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment … Continue reading Is love Unconditional or really Conditional?
The strong friend seems to be the go to person. There seems to be one person in a sisterhood or brotherhood that people go to for advice and guidance, but can you be the strong friend for your strong friend? Can you be there for your strong friend when they need you? Can you reciprocate … Continue reading Can you be the STRONG friend, for your STRONG friend?
Can you really be friends with your ex? Can you have a genuine relationship with someone you once loved? Will old feelings come back? Will you resent them for the past? Are you mature enough to see them with someone else? Do you want to be friends? I have been avoiding this topic because I … Continue reading Can you REALLY be friends with an EX?
My single sistahs are on my spirit today. I feel like they need to hear this message. I feel like as single women we are putting so much pressure on ourselves to live up to these standards. We think we should be married and having kids at a certain age. We think we should be … Continue reading Single Ladies: Take Your Time
Nia's Open Heart and Open Mind started 1 year ago today!!! I use to blog years ago on Blogger but didn't do it for long and wasted really taking it as serious as I would have liked. February 10th, 2018 I decided to relaunch my blog and create material that would touch people and have … Continue reading Happy 1 year Blogversary!!!!
You are the best example of how you want to be loved and treated. As people we want to be loved. That's natural. We want to be loved my friends, co-workers, family, your partner, but when we don't get that love we tend to question ourselves and their loyalty. The real question should be, "Do … Continue reading Love YOURSELF….The Way You Want Someone Else To LOVE YOU!
"Expectations are the doorways to disappointment" This started off as a simply Facebook status and conversation I was having with a sister in my community. Expectations are the doorways to disappointments simply means that when you have expectations of someone, or a situation you are setting yourself up to be disappointment. Especially when those expectations … Continue reading Expectations are the Doorways to Disappointment…One-sided that is.