Miss Celie’s Hoodoo: Return to Sender

“The words we use, use us” Unknown The Color Purple is my favorite movie of all time. There are so many scenes that resonate with me, but the one that touches me the most was the Easter dinner scene when Celie gave Mister more than just a piece of her mind! Whew! Sends chills downContinue reading “Miss Celie’s Hoodoo: Return to Sender”

Encourage Yourself: Tips to Avoid Slipping into Depression

“Not that I am happy with the suffering; I simply refuse to be defeated by it”. Huey P Newton I am prone to fall into depressive states. When a depression hits, all I want to do is eat, sleep, and feel sorry for myself. There are certain triggers that if not handled immediately, can sendContinue reading “Encourage Yourself: Tips to Avoid Slipping into Depression”

I Ain’t Got to do Nothin But Stay Black and Die: Why I’m no Longer Obligated

“All the lovely women living in your blood are trying to teach you their soft magic. Please pay attention to them” Upile Chisala I can still hear my Nanie’s (my maternal grandmother) words echoing, “I ain’t got to do nothing but stay black and die” when referring to something somebody told her she had ourContinue reading “I Ain’t Got to do Nothin But Stay Black and Die: Why I’m no Longer Obligated”

The Themes of Life: My years of Preparation, Profound Loss and Recovery

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life ebbs and flows, there are ups and downs and cycles and seasons. Recognizing the season you’re in while its occurring and even after it has ended can offer valuable insight. You will avoid the pitfalls of self-pityContinue reading “The Themes of Life: My years of Preparation, Profound Loss and Recovery”

Remember Your Future

Everything is created twice. There is a mental/emotional creation and a physical creation. How we generally think of this concept is that the mental creation occurs first in our minds and the physical creation or manifestation will follow. “Begin with the end in mind” is based on the principle that all things are created twice.Continue reading “Remember Your Future”

The Real Reason You Don’t Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals

“Sometimes you have to choose health, life and love over and over again until your being is ready to accept the new version of you” Yung Pueblo Whether your goal is to lose weight, get off your medications, reverse your chronic disease or just feel and look better AND you seem to always come upContinue reading “The Real Reason You Don’t Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals”

Trauma Bonding with TV: Why I stopped Watching “My 600-lb Life”

“Don’t cling so tightly to your hurt, that you don’t make room for your healing” Lisa Olivera I spend so much time at the grocery store that I’ve made friends with the lady who works in the bakery. At least twice a week we talk about intermittent fasting, dating and relationships, skin care tips andContinue reading “Trauma Bonding with TV: Why I stopped Watching “My 600-lb Life””

I’ve Been Here Before: My Discovery of Past Lives

“Your past lives may hold many clues to help you navigate your future” As a child I felt like I’d been here before. I stand in front of the mirror and stare at myself. I’d say, “this is me; I am me”. I’d repeat this over and over until I felt almost dizzy and hadContinue reading “I’ve Been Here Before: My Discovery of Past Lives”