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

Decluttering, Konmari

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

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Happy B-day Mama

Happy born day to my mama, mama Fredia as my friends call her. On this day we celebrate her and all of her badassery. If you have had the opportunity to meet my mom you realized quickly she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s honest, kind-hearted, creative, adventurous, un-apologetically loud and tons of… Continue reading Happy B-day Mama

health, love

The Shift

Many of us have life experiences or incidents that create an emotional or psychological shift in how we see ourselves and the world around us. From 2008-2009 the shift for me involved my reproductive health and the loss of five people within eight months.  My 2008 diagnosis and surgery for stage four endometriosis was life… Continue reading The Shift

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Be Still……

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……

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M.H. Awareness Month

  Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.  - Halle Berry   Yes, it’s June and I am just now doing my May Mental Health Awareness Month post. I'm only a few days late; truth being I tried to write this post in May, but I was working on my own mental… Continue reading M.H. Awareness Month

All Over the Place, health

Don’t Be Careless

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

All Over the Place, health

Part III: Celebrating Black Men

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?

All Over the Place, health

Part I – Celebrating Black Men  

Part I: Celebrating Black Men - Gratitude & Compassion Thank You To My Homies  It’s amazing how God puts the right people in your life at the right time.  This summer I experienced a painful break-up that knocked the breath out of me.  You know, the kind of heartbreak that makes it hard to breathe some days?! The most… Continue reading Part I – Celebrating Black Men  

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End of an Era – My Fav Music Fests

When I think of summer, watermelon and music festivals come to mind, if I can experience both at the same time I am in heaven.  For years, House In the Park (HITP) and One Music Fest (OMF) were my festivals of choice. HITP was my favorite because I could bring my watermelon.  Of course I… Continue reading End of an Era – My Fav Music Fests