Have you ever felt explosive emotions of abandonment, mixed with misplaced perceptions that a rival has come to destroy your friendship with your good, good, girlfriend? It’s okay if you have. It’s called Jealousy.  The word itself, when spoken loudly can make someone shriek in disagreement and denial, because one doesn’t want to be labeled […]

The Runaway

Lately, our Nation’s Capital has been plagued with many reports of missing children and teens. Some have most likely fallen victim to human trafficking and some are being typical adolescents, overwhelmed with issues effecting their mental and physical being. I remember when I was eight years old, and I decided to run away from home […]

Life’s Deadline

Scratch paper and forgotten drafts — I was searching through my various journals, post-it-notes and scratch pads and noticed the massive amount of deadline dates and to-do-lists that I’ve created, but not necessarily completed. As I turned the pages, an animated inscription etched invisibly across my forehead, outlining my hairline with the word loser. I […]

Wild and Untamed!

Untamed Discoveries — Some movies that didn’t necessary catch my attention when they first appeared on the big screen, have now raised my carefully sculpted eyebrows when I binge watch through my streaming accounts. It’s normally on a Friday or Saturday night, when plans fall by the waist side, either because I was no longer […]

Somebody Prayed for Me!

Each morning that I’m gifted with a new day of life, I jump start my day with a moment of silence, reflection and prayer — just before I settle into my daily routine of drop-offs, pick-ups, and drive-by errands.  As a woman and mother, I find myself praying for the well being of others. I […]

Fumbling Into Fabulous Forties

Fabulously Fumbling — I unintentionally apologize for every creative move I make, every second thought…and step I take. In exactly 1 day, I’ll be stumbling into a new age realm; the fabulous 40s. I remember as a teenager thinking being 40 meant your life is over, your toes will become crooked and your smooth skin […]

Stumbling Into Fall

Stumbling. Fumbling. Fall. Colorful leaves, warm, rich colors, and mild temperatures are the best combined elements that ignite my senses during the autumn season. I’m a Fall baby, and I wholeheartedly embrace it. The weather is in transition mode where the mornings call for a lightweight jacket or thick sweater; and the late evenings prompt […]

Self Love

Do you love yourself? — I quietly whisper this question to people on the streets, in grocery stores, in retail stores, and most of all, neighbors in my hood. There is often disrespectful exchanges of dialogue between elders and youngins’, because the lack of respect has slowly dissolved with the desire for materials and currency. […]

Ask…You Shall Receive

“Ask and you shall receive” —  As a young girl, these words echoed through my ears while I sat in various educational environments, whether I was receiving a lesson in bible study, or receiving the word from a spiritual leader who was being used as a vessel to spread the word of the Lord. But […]

Fifty Feet Please!

Abiding the laws of personal space should be a requirement for every U.S. citizen. Seriously, how many times have you stood in the checkout line and felt someone breathing on your neck? Lately, I’ve found myself mouthing the words, “Fifty feet please!” as I stand in line waiting to use the ATM or in a […]