Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” Maya Angelou The train is ticking down the tracks; I’m waiting patiently to run to the back seat without being too aggressive. I need … Continue reading Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

Ready…Set..Your Intentions

Insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting different results. There is truth to that statement, yet so many of us find ourselves cycling through these patterns doing things the same way. Then we end up defeated or upset when the outcome is no different. So why do … Continue reading Ready…Set..Your Intentions

25 powerful photos of Chicago’s Women’s March (2017)

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#NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

When President Obama was sworn into office I was filled with an unbelievable amount of pride. He brought with him so much hope for the country. We all knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that Mr. Obama was going to be a president for all people. Now the Obama Presidency has come to an … Continue reading #NotMyPresident w/Victoria Christopher Murray

2017 Will Find Me Taking a New Approach to an Old Dream!

With the new year right around the corner, everyone is reflecting on what they want to do differently. So many are caught up in changing the way they look and living a healthier life. I am no exception. I'm turning fifty in 2017 and you best believe that I want to be fifty and fabulous, … Continue reading 2017 Will Find Me Taking a New Approach to an Old Dream!

In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Living in 2016 taught me how to release the right amount energy to achieve goals. After midnight on December 31, 2015, I knew the year would be something to remember. Why? Because I was turning 50 in six months. My plans were to live life to the fullest and embrace whatever challenges in my path. … Continue reading In 2017, I’m looking forward to embracing CHANGE!

Embracing My Extra

Yes, I know that the hot term now is “thick.” But come on, everyone isn’t thick, some of us just have a little extra and I’m okay with mine. As I was anticipating going to homecoming and seeing old friends that I hadn’t seen in forever, I started examining my body with a very critical … Continue reading Embracing My Extra

Working while African American WOMAN

Recently, I was immersed in deep dialogue about race, class, and gender and the word microaggressions came up. I sat quietly waiting for examples because I secretly didn’t quite understand the exact meaning. It turns out; I’ve experienced a shit load of microaggressions in my life. Too many to count. Drifting in and out of the conversation, … Continue reading Working while African American WOMAN

In too DEEP!- a poemstory

Loving, laughing; and believing in happily ever after is an ultimate goal. At least I hope so. I’ve never heard anyone confess to wanting anything different. Life serves up all kinds of cues to what feels right in relationships. What complicates matters is getting in too DEEP! Let’s keep it real. There’s no denying the … Continue reading In too DEEP!- a poemstory