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Be Your Biggest Advocate

The death of Chadwick Boseman was a shocker. Unlike most people I didn't post a photo or voice my pain. I went inward, like I do with most tragedies. If you haven't noticed, I am always a week, two or three late in my responses. Don't take my silence to mean I am not grieving or… Continue reading Be Your Biggest Advocate

Decluttering, health

Therapy – Get You Some!

Therapy entered into my life as a child of divorce. It was always an option for me. Ultimately, obtaining a Masters of Social Work was my way of contributing to the world. My skills have helped others, but equally I benefited from self-work with my therapist. I am able to take the calls from so… Continue reading Therapy – Get You Some!

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The Healing Process

Trauma and Loss was about healing. The blog stats were off the charts, some who read were touched, empowered and inspired. Others were concerned, speechless and heartbroken.  The day after the post I opened Lion's Roar (my Buddhist magazine) to an article titled, " The Healing Power of the Truth by Eve Ensler.  Y'all.....she was… Continue reading The Healing Process

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Trauma and Loss

We close shut our eyes and pretend the impact of past experiences are closed chapters, yet residual pain hibernates. Triggers are often little whispers of our suffering. The long-term impact of trauma on our physical being, in most cases, we silence. In an effort to find my way through the suffering I exposed life’s clutter… Continue reading Trauma and Loss

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Intentionality & Music Therapy

 The rules, I follow; but on my terms. Self-isolation and social-distancing for me requires some intentionality. Intentionality being my 2020 theme, if you haven't already figured that out. Knowing that loneliness at times is my closest acquaintance required some intentional moves on my part. Fortunately, having learned how to embrace and dance with him (loneliness)… Continue reading Intentionality & Music Therapy

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Spring Equinox – Birthday Detox 2020

The spring equinox is the kick off to my favorite time of year, not just because it is the launch of a month long birthday celebration, but because it is my reset season. For the past 3-4 years I have had to manage a two week conference during my birthday/ spring equinox, which pushed my… Continue reading Spring Equinox – Birthday Detox 2020

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Mindfulness and My Green Babies

I grew up in a house full of plants, we lived in what felt like a jungle; my mom loved plants!  It’s amazing how with each year and each breath I am going back to my roots. My mom has taught me to live fully and with intention and so this newly found love for… Continue reading Mindfulness and My Green Babies

Decluttering, health, love

Intentional Love & Loneliness

Talking about loneliness is just as taboo as talking about sex; especially on Valentines Day. To destigmatize loneliness, I will share my intimate dance with this feeling. After decluttering my home I took a magnifying glass to other areas of my life that needed decluttering (people, work, time and mental and physical health) . Deep… Continue reading Intentional Love & Loneliness

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Intentional Spaces

Let's recharge, retreat and rejuvenate!  The locale, you ask? Yo' house!  We all need  a place void of noise and one that fills our souls with peace, gratitude and solitude. Why can't this place exist in your home? Remember the movie War Room GREAT example of what a sacred space could look and feel like.… Continue reading Intentional Spaces

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Post Decluttering Blessings

My New Home Foot to the peddle and an unquenched desire for substantive change, my 2018 post-Thanksgiving drive back to Atlanta was far from boring. Ears glued to my JB wireless speaker (car too old for Bluetooth capability), I had story time with Marie Kondo's audiobook The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I soaked it… Continue reading Post Decluttering Blessings