• Children,  Journey,  Parenting,  Womanhood

    Sons and Daughters: Raising Superheroes

    Following the global Women’s March on Saturday, I came across a post in my feed that really captured me, it was a picture of this woman’s young daughter, maybe three years old, wearing a dress with superhero words like “wow” on it and she was wearing a gold cape. The caption read, “Strong women… may we know them, maybe we be them, may we raise them.” A quote I have often seen and felt a tinge of “bam, I am woman hear me roar” in my step afterward, especially at that moment. I was so moved by her post because I get it… motherhood. I immediately wished I knew her…

  • Journey

    Ego: the ugly (non)truth

    I think one of the hardest things in the world is to wrangle in our thoughts and transform them, especially when they are negative! It is much easier to drown than it is to float… I’m not sure why that is really? It feel so good to float… euphoric. We don’t like to wallow in self-pity, we can’t stand it when others do, we don’t enjoy feeling “less than” nor do we like to feel all of the heaviness… I believe we all want that “one thing” to save us from drowning, mostly to save us from ourselves. So, why do we give in every single time that feeling of…

  • Journey,  Recipe

    Dirt: how do you handle yours?

    Have you ever found yourself in sort of a funk and find yourself only hearing negative (for sake of this post, I will refer to this as “dirt”) things about others, or maybe only engaging in dirt talk? I know I have! Recently I was on the phone with my sister and we were doing the usual venting, seeking advice, and just getting some frustrations out… both of us were trying to achieve the same thing, gain support and feel happiness; only we were going about it the wrong way! You see, we were just flinging the dirt around, smearing it in and flinging it back and forth. What we…

  • Journey

    Fear: to have and to hold?

    Let’s talk about FEAR… such a dreadful word really, the connotation is quite frightening in and of itself! What are you most afraid of? What is/are your biggest fear(s)? Do you run from them? Address them? Find ways to embrace them? Me? I am afraid most of LOSS! Loss of self. Loss of time. Loss of love. Loss of happiness. Loss of laughter. Loss of youth. Loss of friendships. Most afraid to the loss of people. So, how do we address our fears and embrace them? Well, I am no expert on the matter… but I think it’s time for me to get really real here. I cry at almost…

  • Goal Setting

    Resolutions: Worthy or Not?

    I’ve been debating whether I buy in to the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing and quite frankly have not made resolutions in a few years now (some 40+% of Americans actively set resolutions)… I have been doing some self-study and trying to figure out why this is? Underlying is a whole greater discussion really, a sort of taking myself apart to understand each piece and why some parts of me that I loved so dearly are missing and others have perhaps taken their place. Is this just part of evolution of self, loss of self, or gaining a new self? Well, this must be something in the minds of many…