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A Sacred Space

A Sacred Space

When you leave a job, life steps in and ushers you into a new reality leaving the old one behind. Yet, the heart strings tied to some coworkers still dangle in the corridors of your heart waiting for reconnection.  After I received a welcomed email back in 2015 from a former coworker, I immediately created plans to see her again. But in those 3 years that had passed, I fortified my boundaries...

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The Restrictions of Poverty

The Restrictions of Poverty

While in the classroom as a teacher, I traveled on my breaks.  From the skyscrapers in New York to the deserts in Arizona, I jetsetted my way through the country exploring life and truly living in each moment.  Sometimes, while in deep thought, I lamented about the children in underserved communities and the restrictions of poverty.   The lack of resources prevents most children from...

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Money Builds A Foundation of Freedom

Money Builds A Foundation of Freedom

As the disappointment of finances materializes, some will bite down on the sour grape.  Rather than allow for the ebbs and flows of income to stream, bitterness may etch the skin.  For it is easy to be tangled in the vines of what didn’t happen instead of just observing the growth cycle of prosperity.  Moreover, your thoughts surrounding the current status of abundance (or lack) can lead to a...

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Be Of Service To Others

Be Of Service To Others

What does being a healthy helper or healer actually look like?  It took me a long time to answer that question after embodying being an unhealthy one for so long.  All around me, so many teachers personified “to be of service to others” as being in servitude/held in captivity.  So naturally, I emulated their precedent.  But over time, I recognized the toxicity in giving your power away.  I...

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It’s OK to Say No

It’s OK to Say No

In the past, I said yes to things without flinching.  When I was a young adult, I felt compelled to be there for everyone and every event. Crawfish boils for Mardi Gras spicing up my carnival season celebrating someone’s birthday.  Holiday parties during the Christmas season ringing in the yuletide celebrations at others’ homes.  And wedding events for brides who insisted on having 10 showers...

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Lack of Restorative Justice in Schools Creates Injustice

Lack of Restorative Justice in Schools Creates Injustice

The screeching sound of anger barreled from the back of the room. All of the sudden, a red plastic chair crashed down as a body leapt to exit out the room. Following, a crunch through the door knocked through the other side to reveal wood particle shards.  Hence, a large hand throbbed after the punch split through to the other side. The office summoned During the escort out the room, the student...

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Flexible Integrity Bends the Truth

Flexible Integrity Bends the Truth

Notes From a Testing Scandal   The arc of deceit traveled from a middle school campus to a district file cabinet. Weathered pages carried faint type and crinkles. Long-toothed words neglected in the silence.   Two decades ago, a bright career path in education appeared. Down the sunny road of her vocation, a young teacher strode.   Commitment to her craft paved solid ground before...

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Manifesting the Unmanifested

Manifesting the Unmanifested

Beyond the arid gusty winds in Kenya lies a refugee camp with infinite possibilities. Kakuma, which is Swahili for “nowhere,” stretches on for miles. Adorned with dusty, cracked grounds and venomous creatures, it languishes in despair. (Un)Sheltering those who seek refuge from war.   Refugees suffer in unimaginable ways. Growling hunger pains hallow their bellies, which are dehydrated from...

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The Sobering Truth: School Leaders Drunk

The Sobering Truth: School Leaders Drunk

Her lips parted to reveal violet red stains. Woozy blue eyes rolled back as her speech slurred. She stumbled off to bounce to her favorite song.  Drunk at the 8th grade dance. She was the principal.  It was the sobering truth.   As she tripped into a pile of taffeta and satin-laced arms, anxiety obstructed his speech. The other school administrator darted out the front door in disbelief to...

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Hope Over The Horizon

Hope Over The Horizon

In my teen years, carrying a mirror that fogged my path, I metaphorically peered at myself quite often.  Eventually, retrospection and candor lifted the mist that clouded the reflection of someone who didn’t have a care in the world.  Yet in high school, unbeknownst to me, the perspective of myself englamoured through the lens of wounds. Slowly dissipating the illusions of my world, the need to...

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Hi!  I’m Traci Nicole Smith.

I am here to help you learn more about spirituality, to guide you on your spiritual awakening, and to assist you in developing and deepening your life purpose.
I work with individuals in healing / helping professions understanding how to navigate their spiritual journey through enlightenment and education.

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