Don’t Bake a Sh***y Cake

I was listening to Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations podcast the other morning, and this one featured Pastor Wintley Phipps. This one in particular was about becoming the person you were created to be, and it was definitely a good listen. There was one quote that hit me hard though, one in which I realized was reflective... Continue Reading →

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Turn Your Mondays Into Saturdays

Who doesn't love Saturdays? The sleeping in, the laziness. Many of us spend our entire weeks just waiting for this day, refusing to put any positivity into the other days of the week in the process. We literally wish away our days, praying that Saturday will reach us quickly. Just think for a moment on... Continue Reading →

You ARE Phenomenal

A couple of weeks ago I participated in an awesome event in CT, the 4th Annual Phenomenal Women Panel. I was blessed to sit among three other phenomenal women, as we each shared our stories of how we came to be the women we are today. It's always amazing when you decide to open up... Continue Reading →

Be Gentle, and Be Grateful

I grew up poor, with limited resources and opportunities. When the 90's recession hit, my family went from lower middle class to just lower class. Food banks provided food for us to "quiet the stomach rumblings" on hungry days, and one-room motel rooms filled with six family members afford us the luxury of having a roof over our heads to fight the frigid-ness of bitter New England winters that threatened our lives.

Insufferable Sufferers

What would happen if you decided to love yourself? Like, really love yourself? What if you woke up in the morning and, instead of being frustrated that it's all starting over again, you were determined to face the day and enjoy being you? That you woke up with a song on your lips, a little... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Motivation

A couple of days ago, I was having a conversation about the lack of a viable creative community in San Diego, or at least one I could find. I lamented on how I'd been lacking with my writing and other creative pursuits, and that I wanted to get back to doing "cooler" things, and creating... Continue Reading →

The Dragonfly Effect

This morning was not, by many standards, a good day. I woke up exhausted, having spent the night tossing and turning, uncomfortable and restless. I snoozed for a bit, then woke up with a start, because now I was running late. Traffic was awful, making my commute last almost an hour. I got to the... Continue Reading →

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