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1 Year Anniversary: My Debut Fiction Novel, “The Man Curse”

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 16, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

One year ago today, my greatest artistic accomplishment to date was released: My debut fiction novel “The Man Curse.” Dream publisher (Simon & Schuster). Dream accomplishment (since the 4th grade). Dream release month (birthday season.) Dream book release party (packed it out). Dream book tour (with The Limited). Dream reviews (Check Amazon). It was all a dream that took 10 years to manifest. Definitely worth remembering and celebrating. Thank you, Lord!!! Still haven’t checked it out? Download your copy to your tablet or smartphone via Amazon or TheManCurse.com. #Amen #TheManCurse #IdidThat

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#BreakTheManCurse #142

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Before you begin on your spiritual journey, be clear on what it is you seek to fulfill. Have clarity in your purpose as you will find it much easier to attract these goals into your reality.
‪#‎BeInspired‬ ‪#‎TheManCurse‬

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Leading You to Love of Self: How to Begin to Trust

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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By Raqiyah Mays

Trust. The issue so many of us have. If people are too generous? We question them. Too happy? We wonder why? If they ask for a handout? We side-eye. But why?

Typically it’s because we’ve been let down in the past. That friend we loaned money to never paid us back. That boy who said he loved us was cheating behind our backs. That promotion we were gunning for, went to the shady lady who used her body as ammunition.

Sometimes these trust issues run deeper taking us back to childhood. Dad didn’t stop by when he said he would. Mom was late picking us up from school, yet again. All of these instances help to subconsciously solidify feelings of abandonment and the ability to trust one’s word. If you can’t trust family, trusting anyone not blood becomes even more difficult.

But how do we trust? It’s difficult. Learning this isn’t achieved overnight. It’s a process that begins in the mirror. In the book, “Calling in the One,” author Katherine Woodward Thomas writes:  “When we lie to ourselves, we sever ourselves from the source of our power – our own inner truth. We becomes fragmented and discordant within,” she writes. “When we say one thing and then do another, say things that we don’t really mean, or consistently break our word to both ourselves and others, we profoundly diminish our capacity to create the lives that we are hoping to create.”

Deep, right? We can’t change the past or what happened with our family. But we can change ourselves. We can show ourselves integrity and witness the empowering energy of honesty that follows from there. At the root, this begins with telling ourselves the truth. Even in the smallest things from promising to go to bed daily at 11pm. To even larger goals, like writing that book or looking for that new job. When we don’t follow through with what we tell ourselves we’re going to do, we end up unhappy, “fragmented,” and our energy is drained in the same way we feel when someone lies to us.

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WBLS’ very own Raqiyah Mays is an author, journalist, and empowerment activist. Her debut “Self-help” fiction novel “The Man Curse” (Simon & Schuster) is available for digital download at themancurse.com.

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#BreakTheManCurse #67

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 9, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask why you keep letting them.

‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Purchase & Download it at themancurse.com OR AMAZON here: http://ow.ly/ZeR6G

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#‎BreakTheManCurse‬ Reminder #59

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

The first step to getting what you want is getting rid of what you don’t want. ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Buy it at themancurse.com

 

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The first step to getting what you want is getting rid of what you don’t want. ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Buy it at themancurse.com

 

#‎BreakTheManCurse‬ Reminder #56

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Your life has purpose. Your story is important. Your voice matters. ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Buy it at themancurse.com OR Amazon HERE: http://ow.ly/Y9syt

 

Feb 26 meme

Your life has purpose. Your story is important. Your voice matters. ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Buy it at themancurse.com OR Amazon HERE: http://ow.ly/Y9syt

 

#‎BreakTheManCurse‬ Reminder #55

Posted in The Man Curse, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

There are wounds that never show on the body. ‪#‎TheManCurse‬ ‪#‎BeInspired‬ Buy it at themancurse.com

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What happens when lies come from those we love?

Posted in The Man Curse with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

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By Raqiyah Mays

Black Love: Two words I adore when used together. Because I love my people and I love to be in love. And despite what the media tells us through words and pictures, lackadaisical or slanted reporting, it is possible to mesh the two together. Despite what Hollywood shows us, with white washed images that might make the world think a black man and black woman can’t find love together – I know the truth. Many of us do.

But what happens when this false “truth” comes from those we love? On one hand, we might know that to get love we have to believe that we can have it and deserve it.  We might confidently say publicly, “I deserve good love and one day I will meet my soulmate.” But in quiet moments alone, other thoughts pop into the head. They might be the opinions of well-meaning family members, sending tough love in the form of words that attack the self-esteem with phrases like, “See, the problem with you is…” Or maybe it’s well-meaning friends, sending advice in the form of soft blows to the ego. Perhaps it’s the unhealthy examples we grew up watching in our households, replaying in our personal lives like robots programmed to mimic moves.

Sometimes…

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Raqiyah Mays is an author, journalist, radio personality and empowerment activist. Her debut “Self-help” fiction novel “The Man Curse” (Simon & Schuster) is available for digital download at themancurse.com.

#‎BreakTheManCurse‬ Reminder #46

Posted in The Man Curse with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

Just because you took longer than others doesn’t mean you failed. ‪

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Feb 17 meme

WORDS FROM A GOOD MAN

Posted in The Man Curse with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2016 by Raqiyah Mays

WORDS FROM A GOOD MAN:  Being a real man doesn’t mean you sleep with 100 girls. It means you fight for one girl even when 99 others are chasing you.

Buy #TheManCurse Written by a good woman. All rights owned by a good woman. GET IT HERE: TheManCurse.com #BreakTheManCurse

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