Reasons why affirmations should be a part of your daily morning routine

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Affirmations help to inspire positive mindsets and boost self-confidence. Saying or making daily affirmations is a practice that must be adopted to achieve the positivity, self-confidence and happiness that you are seeking.

Affirmations are positive statements that can be said orally or written down and have positive benefits for the person that actually engages in this practice. I usually begin my morning by writing a short affirmation in my daily journal before I list out my tasks for the day, and my day is more productive and definitely less stressful.

Here are some reasons why morning affirmations are necessary and…

Writing Hacks

Writing can always be improved

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Writing can always be improved no matter how prolific a writer you are. That’s why there are editors. I consider myself a writer who is on a continuous learning curve to improve. Reading other writer’s work and picking up on the tips and tricks have helped me on my journey. In this article, I am going to share two formatting techniques for article titles that I learned and have begun using in my writing.

Technique №1: Using title case capitalization

Before I began taking this craft seriously, I wrote titles without bearing much mind to formatting, style or precise wording. Aeons ago, while in high…

Racism and Self-Expresion

How BLM forced me to see myself through a different colored-lens

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Since the whole movement of Black Lives Matter (BLM) reared its head amid COVID-19, I found myself thinking more and more about my own coloured identity. I voiced my thoughts on the incidents that preempted the uprising, and I wholeheartedly condemned them. There were too many unneccessary deaths and I guess the stick finally broke the camel’s back for many of us. This civil uprising stirred up thoughts in my mind about my heritage, my own “blackness”, especially as someone who now lives in a white man’s world.

My coloured background through my lens

Growing up, I never aligned myself with being black, or I…


All is not completely lost, not if you want to save your marriage

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Marriage is a sacred institution. When a couple ties the knot, they are creating a bond with another person which ideally, should last forever. The words, “until death do us part” hold significant meaning. They believe in the sanctity of marriage whether it is for religious beliefs or personal values.

When a couple enters the bond of marriage, they enter with high expectations of the ideal relationship expecting they will get the moon and the stars. Soon enough, reality hits home. This was me. I always knew I wanted a marriage and a family of my own.

What I…

I am almost finished with an article that will likely fit in with your genre of writing. I will submit the draft and hope for the best. Looking forward to the opportunity to write for Inspired Writer.


Choose to challenge to end gender bias and inequity

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Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900s. Women marched through the streets of New York City hoping to seek change; fighting for equity in the workplace and voting rights. With each passing decade, the movement and voice of women have grown stronger and stronger across the world.

Renewed Focus

In 2011, there was renewed focus and revival of the challenge to change the world for women. …

Beautifully written. "Then we stumble across something (like what you wrote) and it’s so raw and out there — prostrate and vulnerable on the page." My mother had this exact experience when my father passed away. A few days after he died, she found an article written on the day he had died. The words spoke to directly to her, sending her a profound message that helped with her grieving process. I still have the article, and it's been 25 years.

Google Docs does have great features. Thanks for the bonus tip.


Conversations with Caribbean authors who motivate, educate and empower-a Black History Month special series

H. Michelle Johnson: Author, Coach, Speaker and Radio Co-host.
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On my current Facebook Live Series, Breaking Barriers-Caribbean Authors Who Motivate, Educate and Empower, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to have conversations with minority authors of Caribbean backgrounds. This series is my contribution to Black History Month, yet it is so much more than that. It’s about showcasing talent while providing strategies for overcoming obstacles in life, and empowering others to break through the barriers that impede their path to success. The selected authors, have such amazing stories and journeys to share.

The Author

This review focusses on “Do Great Exploits-Saying Yes to Your Dreams When It Is Easier to…


Newbie writers need support too

Open journals that encourage writing
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First thing is first…Happy New Year and a magnanimous thank you to my followers and readers. Being a virtual unknown in the sphere, I didn’t expect a bandwagon of followers, so I am extremely grateful for my sixty-two. Your support has given a level of confidence that I lacked.

Joining Medium gave me a judgment-free space to explore my writer’s voice, to follow other writers whose writing style intrigued me, to learn from more experienced writers, and to offer my support. …

Amanda J Edwin

Educator and Empowerment Coach. Multi-genre writer exploring themes about life, education, and empowerment through prose and poetry. Editor for Any Writers.

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