Love to Hate

You always take from me but rarely give back You subtract but never addYou divide but never multiply You run out on meAnd often not on my sideHere one moment, gone the next. You’re a four-letter word I can’t escapeYou got me going in circles You offer quantity…sometimes But quality…a hit or missProductive interactions…depends onContinue reading “Love to Hate”

Identity – Part 2

In Part 1 of Identity, I started off with the lyrics to Nina Simone’s song, Blackbird. A pretty depressing song but filled with so much insight into Nina’s identity and the allegory of her world at the time. There are so many themes represented and I’m ready to dive back in and see what moreContinue reading “Identity – Part 2”

Identity – Part 1

Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?You ain’t ever gonna flyNo place big enough for holdingAll the tears you’re gonna cryCause your mama’s name was “Lonely”And your daddy’s name was “Pain”And they call you “Little Sorrow”Cause you’ll never love againSo why you wanna fly, Blackbird?You ain’t ever gonna flyYou ain’t got no one to hold youYou ain’tContinue reading “Identity – Part 1”

Fine As Wine

That’s how I would describe these last 39 years of life…beautifully designed and fine as wine.  But no one truly knows the process it takes to get that sweet, savory taste that resides inside…beyond appearances, beyond accolades and recognition, beyond all that the eye can see and the heart can feel. Buried deep…in darkness…only toContinue reading “Fine As Wine”

50 Self Care Ideas

I have a friend who harps on self-care.  I honestly don’t think we ever get through an entire conversation without those two words being mentioned at least once.  So what is self-care? Self-care can be defined as…. “…any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” “care of the selfContinue reading “50 Self Care Ideas”

Brought to You by the Letter E

Today I woke up like…it’s Monday…again. Now there are two ways you can look at that. You can say, hey, I’m alive to see another Monday so no matter what challenge may have come my way between this Monday and last Monday, it obviously didn’t kill me. I’m still breathing, and as a girlfriend ofContinue reading “Brought to You by the Letter E”