Some Advice Before You Say I Do

If there are any words of wisdom I can impart, it is to trust your gut instinct. As I reflect on my life experiences and now witness what some younglings are currently going through, that is the advice I would give. It’s that little voice that sings like a snitching canary. It can ruin your … Read more

Racism Does Exist!

The picture above may say it all. Why was a person of color, jogging down a road, and followed by armed white individuals shot down? Why did it take 74 days for arrests to be made? Would this have happened if the person who was shot was white? Racism does exist in our community, in … Read more

Mind-Fucked

Yes, you read that correctly, “mind-fucked”. That is the definition of when you let your mind think of all the possibilities of what something could be, might be, may turn out to be. All the if’s, and’s, and but’s. The what if’s, coulda, woulda, or shoulda. The maybe’s and who knows. It’s all the crazy … Read more

What Do I Need To Improve?

I would definitely say that there’s room for improvement…for myself and my life. And, since we’re all staying home and trying to get through this pandemic, I can’t think of a better time to try and make some positive changes. I don’t need to completely overhaul my life, maybe just a couple of things to … Read more

Baba

(this is a beautiful eulogy written by our friend, Dawn, for her grandmother) Baba From my earliest conscious thoughts I remember you. I remember your cheery, positive, perfect intonation that projected love and comfort. “Hi, Honey,” you would always say. Your imprint into my core morality is deep and pure, a guiding pillar of righteousness … Read more

Solitude

Solitude has helped me find a type of meditation and inner peace in the most mundane things. While alone on Easter Sunday, I decided to make some yoga eye pillows. I pulled the fabric out and started the process of ironing. Spray water, slide the iron, move my hand along the material to smooth it … Read more

Community

When it comes to joining together to make our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world better, one of the most important things we can do to make this happen is to find out what we all have in common. Unfortunately, as a community, what we all have in common right now is that we are … Read more

Living In Uncertain Times – COVID-19

As I write this post, we are living the Covid-19 pandemic, which is something most anyone alive today has never seen before. It is changing the way everyone goes about their daily lives (well most everyone). I know many people are still not following the recommendations and warnings. Many think nothing will happen to them. … Read more

Work, Life, Balance – Balancing A Career And Motherhood

In theory, this sounds like a beautiful thing. It takes the edge off the guilt. Why, might you ask, do you feel guilt, Dawn? Well, it’s easy. I’m a working mom. I wonder if men ever experience this — how it feels to go to work every day with the weight of guilt bearing down. … Read more

A Gift To Me

If there is one thing I’ve learned while on my journey, it is to try and live a more vibrant life. A life that is filled with excitement, joy, a sense of curiosity, creativity, love, and wellness. And, that’s the best gift I can give to myself! This was emphasized recently while attending Oprah’s 2020 … Read more