Self Care

What makes you feel good? This answer will vary for everyone. I know for me I love deep tissue massages (the last one I had wasn’t great simply because of Covid-19 precautions). I had to stay face down and masked while my breasts filled with milk). Lesson learned: deep tissue massages for me are a […]

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Love, Locs, and Plants

At some point I began planning events in my head. I daydreamed about what outfits I would pack for my trip to Virginia. I haven’t been to this part of the country in years and I looked forward to traveling outside of Connecticut. “Maybe I need new luggage too?” I thought as I perused online […]

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I’m Ready

Please stand if you’re ready for a vacation. Dear reader please imagine me standing with both arms up; waving frantically from side to side. Me! Me! Me! Me! I’m ready! I’d also then like a vacation from my vacation to literally and figuratively unpack it all. This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking […]

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ADORE

Mothers: Y’all alright? There’s this really amazing thing that happened to me when I was pregnant and after I gave birth. Women, near and far checked in on me. Randomly, without a specific reason. It seems like just yesterday I was caring for a newborn in what felt like new world. Prior to Harper’s birth […]

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On The Other Side…

Finding myself on the other side of two mental breakdowns over the course of two consecutive years changed me. There’s pre breakdown Anika and post breakdown Anika. A close friend told me after my first hospitalization that there’s no way you’re the same after experiencing what you’ve experienced. She was right. I’m not the same-I […]

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