A Natural Disaster

Find this poem and more on my other blog: Musings of a Black Girl We are fire. Setting the world aflame. The spark between us like crimson embers. Our passion leaving ashen ruins in our wake. Embattled affection. Fault lines in fractured Earth. Shifting and quaking. Unsteadying the ground beneath our feet. A yearning Like…

Complicated

My Mind and I We have a complicated relationship. I love the way we weavetogetherwords creating worlds. Writing ourself into infinite lives. How it recalls my dearest memories. My favorite food. My best friends. Some of my best choices. Many of my worst mistakes. I love how it talks my heart out of doing dumb…

Why You Need To Make Time For Your Passions

I’ve wanted to be a writer since long before I can remember. I have books and poems that I wrote and illustrated from as far back 7 years old. There’s something so amazing and beautiful about the written language. Writing has allowed me to create worlds and lives I wish were my reality. And I…

How My Kids Brought Meaning Back To The Holidays

This weekend I put up my Christmas tree. That means the main window in my house will be obstructed until at least the middle of January. Great. I could honestly do without Christmas trees or other decorations. But I do it because it means a lot to my kids. And I remember how magical and…

It’s been 9 months since my anxiety diagnosis. Here’s what has changed.

I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor yesterday. It has been 9 months since I was sobbing in her office because I was tired of fighting with my mind. Now, as time passes, I remember less and less about the broken woman that I was. Everyone feels anxiety – that’s just life. And it’s…

To Cry Or Not To Cry In Front Of Your Kids?

Crying is instinctual. It’s one of the first things we do when we enter the world. Nobody teaches us how. It’s second nature, like breathing. It’s our only way of communicating our needs before we learn to talk. So why, if it’s so natural, does it become taboo later in life? Do you ever feel…

Why You Need To Schedule A Personal Day Today

When is the last time you took a vacation? Or even simpler – a day off work? Not because you had the flu. Or because you had an appointment. Or because you had car trouble and couldn’t make it. When’s the last time you a day off to just…be? To catch up on your DVR…