Last night as I was watching a movie, Before I Fall, with my teenager, I was struck and so deeply moved by a statement. This statement stayed with me all night. As I tossed and turned, thanks insomnia, I kept hearing the statement. One of the characters had a poster in his room and the… Continue reading Who You Are
I grew up in a religious Christian household. We went to Sunday School and Service on Sundays, Vacation Bible School in the summer, took Communion on every First Sunday, and participated in every Christian activity my grandma could put us in. We were taught to love the Lord and to fear Him. We knew that… Continue reading Religion or Spirituality: Damned or Divine
My sister's passing was to date, one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. There was no indication that death was on our horizon, she was doing well and optimistic about her future. February 29, 2016 was the day she suddenly passed away and the day, I lost it, LITERALLY. I have never encountered… Continue reading Make Peace with The Pieces
Until I was 21 years old, my mom battled Alcohol Addiction. Mama was what I call I a High Functioning Alcoholic. She went to work everyday, took excellent care of me, maintained a household, and wasn't drunk all the time. Honestly, I don't think drinking became a problem for her nor I until I was… Continue reading Trusting Trauma
Today has been eventful and I am feeling the stress and exhaustion of the day's events. Per usual, I retreated to my shower to cleanse my body and my soul, to meditate, and relish in the heat of the water. As I was getting my zen on and finding my center, God spoke to me;… Continue reading Accountable for being accommodating
Healing is a painful process! I awoke from a dream and it has me in a healing phase, AGAIN. Have you ever noticed that there are some things that require more healing than others? Does it seem like as soon as you heal from this now you have to heal from that? I was never… Continue reading Layers
Do I look sick? Do I look like I am level 8 on the pain scale EVERYDAY? Do I look like I feel like somebody has set EVERYTHING in my pelvic area on fire? Do I look like I feel like I am being stabbed with a flaming hot knife? Do I look like I… Continue reading Do I look like?