Shards…

I often wondered how many of us are walking around with shards in our hearts that we simply can’t talk about because it just hurts too much. I understand that pain. I am learning to soften the scars left behind by the shards that ripped through my heart. I am processing the pain I have … More Shards…

Digital Fatigue…

Several days ago I was asked to join some girlfriends on Zoom to “just talk” and I took a hard pass. I thought I’d never say this, but I am officially experiencing digital fatigue. Everything that I must access is currently found on the Information Highway otherwise known as the Internet. Internet use to be … More Digital Fatigue…

Lessons during Quarantine…

Letting go requires self-control. Read that again…slowly. By definition, self-control requires -restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires. When we let something go, when we release control of all things, self-control must take front and center.  In our human nature, when we let things go, we panic, fear sets in, and we immediately … More Lessons during Quarantine…

When stillness leads to shock and awe…

Have you ever sat still enough to contemplate where life has brought you? What your decisions have taught you? How life is working out for you?  Have you considered the relationships in your life?  Have you sat still enough to think about the world, nation, and community around you? I try my very best to … More When stillness leads to shock and awe…

Are you a spectator or participant….in your life?

Your immediate response may be, I am a participant? It’s my life I have to do me!  What kind of question is that?   Well, after several interesting conversations I concluded that some folks are spectators in their own lives.  They don’t participate. They just do just enough to get through the day and meet their … More Are you a spectator or participant….in your life?

This is me…

So!  It’s my birthday! Yup, that time again to reflect! Shed some tears, laugh out loud and walk in silence. Growing older has been quite the journey for me. Aging, well that is another matter altogether –  Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Listen Love Cry Laugh out Loud without … More This is me…

Just write…

How do I inspire when it’s me that needs to BE inspired. It’s hard to write when your life is experiencing chaos and turmoil. It’s hard to write when all you want to do is lay in bed and sleep until your trial is over. It’s hard to write when what you want to say … More Just write…

Disappointments…it’s physical.

Disappointment: sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow; dispiritedness, despondency, distress, chagrin; disenchantment, disillusionment; displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement.  Disappointments often come like a massive wave! Overwhelming and pulling you in many directions- She said what? He did what?  They want what?  How am I going to do this?  That is a bold face lie!  Why is this happening again? … More Disappointments…it’s physical.

They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

I sat and watched as tears flowed down his tender face as he watched his older brother remember his Uncle.  His older brother stood tall, spoke with grace and tenderness about the sweet memories he had with his Tio, yet the tears flowed uncontrollably.  I sat quietly as the tears streamed down my face for … More They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

Relationships…they’re complicated..but they are necessary!

Have you ever met someone and thought, where have you been all my life?  Or say, I am so glad that you are a part of my life and I couldn’t do this without you. Folks come into your life, sit at your table, break bread, and then BAM! They are gone!  One disagreement, one … More Relationships…they’re complicated..but they are necessary!

She’s my friend…with no judgment, I think!​

Growing up my mom had a very best friend…her name was Mery.  They couldn’t be more different.  My mom liked fancy things, Mery was simpler in her taste. Mami loved jewelry and makeup, and Mery only wore her wedding ring and a watch.   Even with their extreme differences, my mom loved her and defended … More She’s my friend…with no judgment, I think!​