All posts tagged: power

The Power of Words

Originally posted on Miss Toni Speaks:
I was reminded about the power of words today and thought I would focus on that a bit. In Jamaica, most people like to say “words can’t hurt me” but I think they are lying to themselves. Watch Profile with Ian Boyne and you realize that most of the success stories were fueled by a hateful word. People become driven to prove others wrong about the negative things they say to or about them. Yes, becoming driven also results from other poor treatment. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble – Yehuda Berg. I’m on my way to St. Thomas today, where I was born and raised and where I lived for 23 years and where I watched my mother endure many a hateful word thrown in her direction. Trust me, she was not only a victim, she dished as well as received. I grew up with an extended family and most times I…

Why All Girls Are Players- Even If They Don’t Know It

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
“Boys will be boys” is a frequently used phrase – but no one ever really talks about how girls will be girls. Girls are taught at a young age how to get what they want. We are told that when boys are mean, they like us. We are told that being pretty will get you pretty far in life. So do your hair, put on your make up, and always look your best. We are taught that we hold a special power over men – you just have to figure it out. And although we are still often treated as the lesser sex, we do hold a lot of power. A lot of us have learned to harness that power in order to not be the lesser sex. Yet the boys that will be boys are always the ones that are called out for playing games. For being a player, a bad guy, a phony. But we all do it – girls just do it in a trickier way. We don’t openly…

What Makes a Woman Confident?

Originally posted on Sex and Living with Your Parents:
I feel as though this is a popular topic to discuss. The topic of confidence. I don’t speak to men, when it comes to matters of confidence – Ladies, I’m telling you – They have enough. Men, men, are so flipping confident these days. I tell you, I’ve never met a single male, anywhere, that hasn’t told me what to do. They tell me what I should be doing with my time. Of course, I shouldn’t be wasting so much time, worrying about my student loans – But I do. It’s all I can think about. I go hard, get what’s mine, take what’s mine. I work hard these days, and I must tell you, confess to you, ladies – My confidence is directly related to my money. These days, I feel a lot of pep in my step. I’ve bolstered up my student loan payments, and I feel good. Actually, I feel great. I’ve traded in my butter knife for a tomahawk, and I’m literally…

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Originally posted on the bookish khaleesi:
Hello all! Today I decided to take part in my first ever Top Ten Tuesday! I keep seeing these from other bloggers and decided I should give it a go as an attempt to get more active. I have been so inactive that it’s not cool anymore. So it’s time.. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Broke and Bookish This week’s topic is quotes from books I’ve read in the past year that I’ve loved ❤ This is going to be so hard and fun! So let’s get started! 😀 Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas ❤ 2.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs 3. The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh 4. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo 5. The Rose Society – Marie Lu 6. Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover 7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling 8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters – Laini Taylor 9. Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge 10. Red Queen –…

Bullying at Work

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
I was watching the movie “Easy A” over the weekend. If you haven’t watched that, it’s a high school drama showcase on bullying featuring Emma Stone. I came across a really great article Bully by Kendall F. Person. That show and article got me thinking of the bullying I have seen and endured myself during school days and whether it has stopped once I have cross over to work life. Sad to say, it hasn’t. It’s the truth, folks. Bullying does occur in workplace. If you haven’t felt it, you probably are either working in a fantastic workplace or a two-man company or you are happily ignorant. I have seen bullying barely at the surface and to the point of folks resigning their jobs because they no longer can face up another day of bullying. Here are the types of bullying at work to help you to identify them: 1. Peer Pressure There is work culture and there are peer pressure. Most of the times, peer pressure are well hidden under the…