You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free

I’ve always had a serious issue with the concept of forgiveness. It never made any sense to me and it never resonated with my spirit. Why should I, the one who was done wrong offer anything, especially forgiveness to one who has wronged me? Why does the onus now lie on me? Since when didContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Forgive to Be Free”

It’s Not Personal: It’s Just the Law of Energy

There are some people you simply cannot be around. It’s not personal, it’s just the law of energy. Imagine two energies, one being higher than the other. One would assume that the higher energy would bring the lower energy up to its level. But the opposite is true. One of the fundamental laws of energyContinue reading “It’s Not Personal: It’s Just the Law of Energy”

I’ve Been Intermittent Fasting for 961 Days: Here’s the #1 Reason Why

“A diet changes the way you look. A fast changes the way you see” Lisa Bevere I have been intermittent fasting for 961 days. I have an excel spreadsheet which lists the day, date, and number of hours fasted. I started my intermittent fasting journey on July 24, 2018. You know how Forrest Gump saidContinue reading “I’ve Been Intermittent Fasting for 961 Days: Here’s the #1 Reason Why”

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”

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”

Carry Only What You Need For The Journey

“The knowledge we need to face most of life’s experiences is imprinted on our genes. It was passed on to us by our grandmothers, reinforced through and by our mothers” Iyanla Vanzant This is a powerful concept and one that I have been grasping at the root for about a year now. This also tiesContinue reading “Carry Only What You Need For The Journey”

Shame, Shoes and Stones: The Skeletons in My Closet

“Shame dies when stories are told in safe places” Yesterday morning while I was cleaning the juicer I started screaming and hollering. The screams and hollers bellowed from my belly. My heart felt so heavy and I had to get it out. There were three huge, long hollers. My stomach hurt . The same hurtContinue reading “Shame, Shoes and Stones: The Skeletons in My Closet”

A Sojourn Back Home: My Book of Poems

“When the dust settles and all that is left is the bones of who you have always been. Will you be brave enough to sing them to life” Jessi Mendez Many of you may not know, but I wrote a book of poems and self-published the book this summer. I’d like to share the introductionContinue reading “A Sojourn Back Home: My Book of Poems”