Ego vs. Strength

Ego vs. Strength

August 26, 2019By Kym Niles

Let’s start with the basics: ego is our innate sense of importance, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect while strength is our capacity to withstand great amounts of pressure or weight. Everybody is subject to being led by their ego or their strength, and unfortunately, to the unconscious spirit, these two concepts may look exactly the same… Click To Read More

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

July 31, 2019By Kym Niles

When we think about entrepreneurship, it sounds so cool. The facade tells us that if we work for ourselves we can take breaks whenever we want to, go on more vacations, we don’t have to deal with the workplace drama, and we have an overall sense of “freedom” which can be true but we are… Click To Read More

I Can & I Will

I Can & I Will

June 24, 2019By Kym Niles

I Can & I Will…. I vividly remember the day this became my motto. I was in the middle of a vigorous training session and at a crossroads in my career. I had lost complete passion and belief in the organization I was employed with to the point of disgust and blatant disappointment with myself,… Click To Read More

Stop Explaining Yourself

Stop Explaining Yourself

May 29, 2019By Kym Niles

The moment I made the decision to stop explaining myself was the moment I started to walk in my own truth. Before this decision, I found myself always having to over explain my actions and values to the people who surrounded me, and what frustrated me the most was that my words were falling on… Click To Read More

Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self

April 30, 2019By Kym Niles

For over a decade now, I’ve had the opportunity to work with young people, and I’ve begun to realize that the challenges that they face are not new. These challenges (or pathways for opportunities) are the same opportunities that I’ve come into contact with in my youth. Seeing myself in these young adults has given… Click To Read More

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

March 29, 2019By Kym Niles

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I think it’s necessary to give some insight on how women in the Black community can create a stronger sisterhood by  focusing on self-development to ultimately join forces and use their individual talents to build community. More often than not I hear this statement from… Click To Read More

Re-silience in Faith

Re-silience in Faith

February 27, 2019By Kym Niles

Optimism. Hope. Faith; it is based in the situations we cannot see; it is our belief that things are going to get better. It is driven by our vision, and faith cannot survive without vision. Faith gives us the confidence to become better and stronger than the person we were yesterday. Faith is our only… Click To Read More

The Black Woman and Physical Fitness

The Black Woman and Physical Fitness

January 18, 2019By Kym Niles

How many of us have heard or used these lines before? “I want to work out but I have no time,” or “I don’t want to look like a man,” or, my personal favourite, “I don’t want to ruin my hair – I just got it done.” If you walk into a gym today, you… Click To Read More