So look right, I haven’t always had a “bad” attitude, but I guess one too many issues in life lead me down this path of the “angry black woman” people so desperately want us to be. Don’t get me wrong, I am a really kind person, but when you constantly mistake my kindness for a … Continue reading The Adjustment
It’s been almost three years since I heard your voice, and the very thought it brings so much joy into my life. Today, we celebrate you … not because you’re gone and we want to cherish your memory, but for the many special memories you created in all of our lives. You came … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ju!
I’ve dedicated the month of July to living with NO fear in honor of my brother; he was, without a doubt, one of the most fearless people I knew. For that very reason, his birthday month is about nothing but happiness, gratitude, and not second guessing every choice I’ve made in my life. Lately, I’ve … Continue reading GRATITUDE.
For years, I’ve talked about the importance of mental health, and how we need to break down barriers and go to therapy. Again, I’ve talked about it...but I have to admit, I’m one of those people who never actually takes their own advice. I wish I could say why; honestly, I’ve built a monstrosity of … Continue reading TAINTED.
July 18th would have been my brother’s twenty-ninth birthday; what should be a day of joy and celebration has become one of the saddest days of the year. As it grows closer, I can’t help but feel … distraught. With each passing day, I feel as if I become weak. Maybe it’s because I can’t … Continue reading Celebrations Amongst Grief
I can’t lie, after a stressful week I feel … defeated - like I gave up and, somehow, the week won. I know, it sounds like overly complicated and drawn out, but that’s how I am at times, it’s what makes me … Alana. This morning, as I sit here reflecting on … Continue reading Soul Care Sunday
A friend and I were having a conversation about forgiveness, and our inability to do so at times. As I sat there and listened to him speak, it made me realize that I have an extremely difficult time with forgiving people. It’s one of those instances where I can’t describe why I feel the way … Continue reading The Art of Forgiving