A few years ago I felt I needed a break. I wanted to press the pause button on the hustle and bustle of living and working in the Northeast. I planned a two week vacation that began in Brooklyn, New York and ended in London, England. Solo travel has always been intriguing to me (during […]Read more "Creativity Needs Silence"
I always talk about finding joy within the chaos, so who am I to question how someone finds joy?Read more "The Politics of Black Joy"
What do you do when you’re upset? Angry? Sad? Depressed? For me, aside from yelling when angry or sulking when sad, I’ve learned that I am prone to wanting to stay in bed when feeling down. One of the most important things I have learned is intentionality. Luckily for me, the summer is my season […]Read more "Intentionality"
In a world where everything cost a lot more than it did this time last year, one must ask: What is still free? Is anything really free? I read an article recently, titled: Feeling Free and Joyful. Do you need freedom to feel joy? Can one have joy without freedom? What exactly is freedom and […]Read more "What is Free?"
I love ART. I miss going to the MET. I can’t tell the last time I went into NYC just to walk around and look in awe at all the amazing art work. I am overdue for a visit. I must note: viewing artwork is therapeutic. I believe art allows one to escape the ugly […]Read more "Basquiat & Khalo"
I have been thinking a lot about the current times we are living in. It seems to me we are on the precipice of history as it relates to who we are as humans. There is so much happening and a part of me questions if there was always something going on but because we […]Read more "What’s In Your Time Capsule?"
Aside from astronomical prices at the gas pump and grocery store: Here’s a quick round up of what’s been happening in the world of politics. Supreme Court Many of us are still reeling from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. All 50 states are now allowed to determine whether or not abortion […]Read more "Political Roundup: “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you”"
Lavender. Eucalyptus. Lemongrass. Peppermint. Tea Tree. Orange. Above are my favorite essential oils. I love to have my diffuser on in various parts of my living space. I also like to have a small bottle of lavender in my car or desk at work. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed or in need of a mental […]Read more "Essential Oils: Small Drops of Goodness"
We have the same routine for bedtime. After a bath filled with toys and bubbles, Harper gets dressed in brightly colored pajamas and I say the same thing each evening, “Go pick two books”. He often comes back with two books and some nights it’s three books. One popular book he enjoys reading over and […]Read more "1 2 3s of Thankfulness"
I really thought the Supreme Court would not overturn Roe vs. Wade. I was confident the controversial leaked draft would have the court revisit such a horrendous decision. I was wrong. This is really happening. The country will now have states determining their own rules as it relates to access to abortions. No one can’t […]Read more "Huh?!"