THE talk.

We need to have the talk … not the talk, but about something that is so common in today’s society: depression.  Maybe it’s because it’s one of those touchy subjects nobody likes to get into, we ignore it.  Quite frankly, that’s the problem. Some of us are raised with the assumption that if we don’t [...]

Chapter 29: A journey not yet written

I thank God for many blessings he has so delicately placed in my life, and today, I thank him even more for letting me see my 29th birthday.  Another year of craziness, another year of change … another revolution around the sun. To say I feel blessed is an understatement, because there were so many [...]

I’m good love, enjoy.

I wear a plethora of hats; I’m an aunt … a sister, a daughter, a babysitter, a friend, a confidant,  a full-time employee … a writer, a dreamer and everything in between. At night, when I take off all those hats, I am simply, “Alana.” Sometimes, I get so caught up in taking care of [...]

A Note on Being Selfish (Because, life)

Sometimes our harshest critics are staring back at us when we look in the mirror; others are the ones we call our friends, or perhaps family. Too often, we are raised with the assumption that our family only wants the best for us, even if their words are less than pleasant. The problem, you see, [...]