Writings

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My Journey, Your Guide

Welcome to the blog! My writings are an intimate piece of my heart. Writing is where I’ve found peace, healing, and my truth. So, sharing this space with you is like flipping through the detailed pages of my personal journal. These words were birthed with intention and are here for me to share and you to take as encouragement and inspiration or simply to pass on to someone 

in need. Here is where I’ll share my life’s experiences and lessons learned along the journey. I’m a firm believer that sharing our stories is an important part of our healing process. So grab your favorite drink and find a cozy spot while you unravel the makings of Erin Elizabeth.

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Health
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I needed more than prayer. I needed a therapist.

Six months ago I began going to therapy. I can truly say that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life; right next to uprooting my family and moving across the country. I decided to break the stigma of a black Christian woman going to therapy. There was just entirely too much I’ve carried that was worthy of unpacking.

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Mom Life
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Tackling body image with my 9-year-old daughter

The other day I took my girls with me to Target to window shop and of course, in typical Target fashion, I left with more than I intended to. I purchased a couple of bras and a few pairs of underwear, which is rare for me. I usually lean toward a $9.99 pack of cotton briefs from Walmart and bra from the clearance section and make it last a long as humanly possible.

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Lifestyle
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How I Learned to Affirm My Inner Beauty

One day, I looked at myself in the mirror.  This time was much different than the rest. I stopped passing the image in my reflection by like a stranger on the street and actually looked myself in the eyes. I broke down in tears and finally saw myself as beautiful. Not because someone else told me I was, but because I was witness to it with my own eyes.

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Lifestyle
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Pack Light

One of the biggest lessons I learned this past year was to pack light and not hold on to things that have no real value. I was forced into this lesson when preparing for a huge transition in my life as I journeyed across the country to my birthplace. The memory of how I landed in California is still fresh in my mind both figuratively and literally.

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