The 22 Year Repressed Memory of A Shame Entrenched

“The journey of descent consists of encountering your shadow many, many times. Emotions as intense as shame and guilt give themselves up only a bit at a time-and you wouldn’t want more” Deepak Chopra Whenever you are ready to pivot and transcend to a new level in your life, whatever you cannot bring with youContinue reading “The 22 Year Repressed Memory of A Shame Entrenched”

When Grief Comes Crashing In

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim” Vicki Harrison On this morning’s ride to school, Donny Hathaway’s “A song For You” came on. I look over at Layla who is an aspiringContinue reading “When Grief Comes Crashing In”

The Thing They Don’t Tell You About Forgiveness

“Life is long, that people both change and remain the same, that every last one of us will need to fuck up and be forgiven. That we’re all just walking and walking and walking and trying to find our way, that all roads eventually to the mountaintop” Cheryl Strayed Everyone talks about the importance ofContinue reading “The Thing They Don’t Tell You About Forgiveness”

My 3 Golden Rules for Dealing With People

“Before you can change the world around you, you must learn to change the worlds within you” Unknown As I evolve emotionally and energetically, I’ve established my own version of golden rules when dealing with people. As a result, I’m more compassionate toward others, I’ve learned the value of establishing clear boundaries in my relationships,Continue reading “My 3 Golden Rules for Dealing With People”

Your Worth & Value Are Not The Same

“Protect your value for all its worth“ Marc Leder You define your worth. Others determine your value. Investments have a cost basis and a market value. The cost basis is what you paid for the investment and generally speaking, remains the same. This is the investment’s intrinsic worth. The market value is what others areContinue reading “Your Worth & Value Are Not The Same”

Toxic Single Mothers & The Boys They Raise Who Never Become Men

“Some people play victims of crimes they committed” This is a topic that many don’t want to discuss because most don’t want to admit it. There are many, many single mothers who are toxic, narcissistic and abusive. And they raise boys who never become men. They raise boys who grow up to be emotionally unstable,Continue reading “Toxic Single Mothers & The Boys They Raise Who Never Become Men”

A First Born Daughter Raised as a Son

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are” Carl Jung “My father told me, “If you were a boy, I wouldn’t have to be so hard on you”. He was right. If I was a boy, he wouldn’t have had to be so hard on me because I would have beenContinue reading “A First Born Daughter Raised as a Son”

Karma Isn’t A Bitch, Her Name is Miss Celie…

“The words we use, use us” Unknown The Color Purple is my favorite movie of all time. There are so many scenes that resonate with me, but the one that touches me the most was the Easter dinner scene when Celie gave Mister more than just a piece of her mind! Whew! Sends chills downContinue reading “Karma Isn’t A Bitch, Her Name is Miss Celie…”

Observe But Don’t Absorb

“I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry” I used to be very confused about who I was and suffered with a very distorted and incorrect self-image. When I began to self-heal and unearth the truth of who I was at the soul level, I realized that I hadContinue reading “Observe But Don’t Absorb”

Our Love is a War

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up” James Baldwin “It’s going to be hard”. That is what my deceased great grandfather, my closest spirit guide told me when I met this fine ass 6 footContinue reading “Our Love is a War”