I have chosen joy and my home as my sanctuary. If I am not at work or stretching out my ache bones in a yoga class or dancing away my stresses on someone's dance floor you can probably find me chillin' in my sanctuary. Now that I have KonMari'd (yeah I added a "d" to… Continue reading KonMari’d – My Way
After giving away two large bins of art supplies and probably the equivalent size of three body bags of fabric, I silently and privately mourned the loss. Luckily, in the practice of the KonMari Method™ I kept all things that bring me joy, which in short is two large college size trunks of fabric! Joy..................… Continue reading Fabric Joy
Have you ever been in a situation and you wondered, "did I miss something?" Those were my initial thoughts during what felt like a 1/2 mile hike to the Ella Jungle Resort. Let's start from the beginning. I booked my travel through a Sri Lankan travel agency. They sent me various hotel options and I only… Continue reading The Jungle
I’m All Over the Place, so being still ain't a strength of mine! Stillness has been forced up on me since last August. It was as if God said to me “child sit your butt down somewhere and listen; be still.” I did as I was told and listened and impatiently embraced stillness. It was… Continue reading Be Still……
Don't Be Careless With Other's Hearts “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” - M. J. Ashton As the media spreads red hearts and roses across our screens and… Continue reading Don’t Be Careless
As you may have noticed, I am once again single in the city! Most people either really love dating or completely dread it; I am somewhat in the middle. Truth be told, I am good at dating. Unfortunately, I can tell you how to get a man, but I damn sure can’t give you advice on how to keep him! One of my biggest challenges with being single is the negative commentary about being a single Black woman in her 40's. The second hardest part about being single is filtering out all the negativity about dating Black men. Wait…. Let me be clear, the negativity is not all coming from white people. This is Black on Black crime! Let’s call it what it is! Are you an offender?
After hearing Kameron Corvet’s live performance of “Led Me to You,” I bought the CD and played the song on repeat for a month straight. No NPR on the drive to and from work — only Kameron singing sweet melodies in my ear. The song gave me a little bit of hope during my five months break from men and dating. The lyrics were a reminder that every failed relationship serves a purpose, and just maybe each… Continue reading Part II – Celebrating Black Men