I’ve been trying to imagine what this moment would feel like: celebrating my 30th birthday. Would I see the world differently? Would I appear ….older? And yet, as I sit here and write this at 1:00 AM (on my birthday), I feel no different than before. I’m embracing this year of change with welcome arms … Continue reading Year 30.
The death of Kobe Bryant is really taking a toll on me. No, it’s not just about Kobe … it’s about the people aboard that helicopter who, unknowingly, hugged their loved ones one final time. They woke up that morning with goals to accomplish, dreams to pursue … life to LIVE. Nobody knows when their … Continue reading The Final Goodbye
Coming into 2020, I knew I was ready to focus … to get myself together and embrace the challenges coming for the new year. There’s been this sense of of clarity that’s come over me and for the the first time in a long time, I feel like my mind has never been clearer. What … Continue reading FREE.
For years, I spent so much time with a negative attitude about who I was because I had been so brainwashed about how society viewed me, as a plus size woman. Let me be clear by saying that beauty has no true shape or size; it's a mantra that I have come to live by, … Continue reading Taking time for YOU.
World Mental Health day recently passed, and I can’t seem to stop reflecting on it. Nobody is perfect, everybody goes through something. And yet sometimes, it seems as if the world is crumbling around our shoulders and nothing we do helps. The stigma surrounding mental health is so exhausting; when people want to reach out … Continue reading Ask Yourself …
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!
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