Get Over Yourself

Up until recently, I had this bad habit that I mistakenly thought was a good one. I used to get so invested in imparting advice to the people around me because I believed I somehow had it all figured out. Indeed, my big, bright ego is showing through that flawed pattern of thinking, but this... Continue Reading →

Black Panther

Whew! It has taken me much longer to get this written up than I intended, but that has also allowed the beauty of the Black Panther film to sink in for me since I first watched it during opening weekend. WARNING: There are spoilers ahead in my analysis of Black Panther. If you do not... Continue Reading →

Irma Came and Went…or so I Thought.

It’s been roughly four months since Hurricane Irma made her slow pass up Florida’s peninsula, but her wrath of devastation still remains in many areas. As previously mentioned, this was the first major hurricane my family and I have had to deal with, and while we are grateful to have not been in Puerto Rico,... Continue Reading →

Do Not Miss the Message

I don’t watch a lot of cable television. Netflix? Absolutely. But cable TV? No. Therefore, I have never watched Love & Hip Hop, so I am unfamiliar with most of the cast(s) and have no idea which season they’re on or how long the show has run. Shows like that don’t typically draw me in,... Continue Reading →


Christmas blew in like a major storm and left a path of haphazardness in its wake for me. I enjoyed a beautiful holiday with my family and got to bask in the warm, fuzziness of receiving thoughtful gifts while also watching others light up at opening what I had gotten them. However, after it was... Continue Reading →

Unwrapped Presence

“Be present.” I think now, more than ever, we have a lot of people using this phrase, but not everyone fully grasps its meaning. On the surface, we all know that the present is what is happening in the now, right in front of us, and this phrase suggests that we exist in that reality,... Continue Reading →

Shake Hands with the Past

In most contexts, it seems that our feelings with regard to the past motivate us to reflect on it with anger, sadness, regret, or frustration. Many of us look at the past as evidence of why we are the way that we are, and that can often lead to the stirring up of animosity, resentment,... Continue Reading →

Published? Me?

I am now a published author. Even just typing that sentence makes me a little uneasy, but I am learning to step into that truth more seamlessly as I say it more. I wrote a book and dedicated it to my two children, I hired an illustrator to create art for it, I had it... Continue Reading →

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