Queen

As I sit here with my glass of wine and my bag of mini powdered Hostess donuts watching White Chicks, I actually have a tad bit of “Mom Guilt.” Moms know what I’m talking about but for the people who might be a little bit confused, it’s when a mom feels guilt or shame in…

Today you are you

For decades, I didn’t like my name. True story. I didn’t like that it was only 3 letters. I didn’t like that I never saw it on a key chain in a souvenir shop. I didn’t like that so many jokes were made about it (Tai, tie your shoe; Bow-tie; Tae-Bo). I didn’t like that…

Unplug

“The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality-it connects you to reality.” -Paulo Coelho Society, families, education, and people in general are plagued by phones, tablets, devices and social media. And yes I used the word…

Peace, be still.

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” -Rumi I’m over 30. And I’ve been a single mom since the birth of my first child 13 years ago. I have four beautiful children and I’ve never been married. I work a full time job and I’m a full time grad student. Peace…

Saving Our Dimension

“One thing I know for sure: don’t do it like me. Do it like you.” -Peter Parker How often do we come across people in our lifetime that we have similar situations to? Quite a few. We often sit with them and compare stories and life experiences and feel good about not feeling alone. But…

Anytime.

December 31 is on its way and people are preparing to make resolutions for 2019: health, relationships, self-care, faith, etc., because on January 1 that’s when the new life begins. I completely understand. A new year always feels like it’s a chance to start over, start fresh. A chance to say: I’m going to do…

Unease

You listened to the lies it told you When you knew better You saw the truth but cowered back to the deception Battles won, when you were close to victory Feelings of loneliness and sadness All lies Unnecessary burdens you carried Thoughts that violated your beautiful mind Attacks that took a toll Relationships that faltered…

Wonder Woman

You have your days where you feel powerful, resilient and determined. Those days where nothing and no one can stop you from being as strong as you feel. The days where you look back on the cards you were dealt and wondered how you EVER made it through. The days where you didn’t always feel…

The Happy Helper (Anchored)

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens Every Thanksgiving I contribute a side dish or two to the family dinner. It’s usually the same thing every year but it definitely takes time and effort. As I was in the kitchen on Thursday morning prepping my contribution, my…

Hills and Valleys

Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there. -Unknown Mountains and valleys are common aspects in everyone’s life. We often forget that in order to even get to a mountain, we have to go through a valley. In order for us to reach our goal, we have to go through the process. The…