Deep breath in and deep breath out. Practicing deep breathing is a wonderful technique to slow down one’s mind and relax tense muscles. Paying close attention to how it feels as your chest cavity expands and then compresses is a great technique to help immediately reduce stress. Deep breathing allows one to center themselves and […]Read more "In and Out"
I’m currently thinking of the current social climate and like many of you I’m overwhelmed with the trauma I see on my timeline and news alerts. The other morning I watched in horror as a black woman was being held down by Hartford, Connecticut police officers whom accused of her stealing a car. You can […]Read more "Double Consciousness and America’s Racial Reckoning"
Life literally is a tight rope. One wrong move..BOOM. You’re falling and praying the landing is a soft thud rather than a smattering of body parts. I wrote that brief intro before the passing of our beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman. As of this current writing it is clear to me that for many of us […]Read more "Tightropes"
One of the last times I went home to Jamaica, my sister, mother and I had a short wait at the airport upon our arrival. Without hesitation, my sister and I happily sat down at a bar situated right outside the airport. In addition to ordering hot and spicy patties with warm coco bread, we […]Read more "WAP and the Boxing in of the Black Woman"
During this unprecedented time in our lives the one word that continues to swirl around and around in my mind is grace. For those of us whom have not lost our jobs during this pandemic we are finding our way back to work-many of us are loosening the way in which we may move throughout […]Read more "Grace and the Golden Hour"
Yesterday was one of those days. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of day where all normal routines seems to go haywire. My thirty minute commute with Harper turned into a three hour journey through the congested roadways of Fairfield County. The rain as well as the reckless driving of frustrated truckers weaving […]Read more "Our Story To Tell…"
This has been a monumental weekend and it’s not over yet! I don’t even know where to start! The most hype I’ve seen from Joe Biden’s camp since quarantine has been their damage control after Biden’s controversial comments on The Breakfast Club with Charlemagne Da God. There’s always been this assumption that the Democratic Party […]Read more "“…then you ain’t black!”"
It’s amazing how quickly things have changed. In a matter of months we went from shaking hands, hugging, and standing close together to social distancing. I for one coveted the concept of happy hour dates as I waited to give birth. Never in a million years did I think I’d still be waiting for that […]Read more "Our New Normal"
Love. You find out real quick what’s real and what’s not when you’re living that quarantine life. Unfortunately the coronavirus continues to have a large influence on our everyday life. Kids are home from school-many are working from home (IF they’re still gainfully employed) and life as we know it is forever changed. At this […]Read more "Love In the Time of Corona"
Among the myriad Covid-19 news reports one that stood out to me (for obvious reasons) was the data collected around whom is dying at a higher rate from this insidious disease. Black and brown people. I can’t say I’m surprised. This pandemic has ripped the band aid off the many inequalities that exist and thrive […]Read more "The Inequality Crisis"