Blooming in May

#AprilWrapUp I’ve always found that I’m grateful when April comes to an end. It’s always seemingly filled with a lot of loss and uncomfortable shifts. Emotionally I’ve been spent, physically drained and all in all I’ve felt kind of lost. Kind of like my life chose to embrace the proverb “April showers bring May flowers” in […]

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How much is your life worth?

Note — I don’t want you to think this means you need to quantify life or imagine there’s an index to place yourself in to. I’m just writing this to begin the conversation of lifes worth. … All we’ve managed was a snap of the fingers and the first quarter of the year is already up. Another blink and we’ll […]

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Three Simple Truths

Ego i’m guilty of taking what people say to heart — even when i’m told this has nothing to do with me personally. it’s an ongoing lesson trying to separate the words from the actions, the actions from fear and so on. confession: i’m sensitive. but most of the time what people say is simply a reflection of […]

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Bridge over Fear

the first thing we’re taught to love is company. maybe we’ve been raised in a big family of six or four, or a smaller family of two. we had a form of company that sustained our livelihood. we went on to make friends, who we begun to include as part of an extended family. whenever we didn’t […]

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4am thoughts

4:07, my mind is up. there’s been a lot to think about lately. why would anyone other than me be in a position to tell me if i’m on the right path? i will teach her how it takes time, it takes patience, consistency, diligence. how it takes motivation, triumph and failure. i will talk […]

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LOVE

we don’t have any indicators to show if self-help books are successful in transforming our lives, so how can we know if they have been any help at all? a few years ago i remember standing in whats called the self-help or psychology section of a bookstore, pacing up and down wondering which book to take home. […]

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Chapter ’17

if you managed to read my last post, you’ll know i’ve been on vacation in Dubai. it’s now been 4 days since I’ve gotten back to reality and it feels as though a lot has happened. we’re what two weeks in to 2017 now? the Obama’s have officially left The White House. such an emotional […]

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Say Yes To New Adventures

I remember sitting on the plane, an hour away from landing in Dubai, thinking “what have I done?” When I met him the familiarity had me sure it was him. He’d be the one. I’m an hour away from him, now there’s no turning back, no other route or escape. “What am I doing?” With […]

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10 Days To Christmas

One thing that makes me anxious is the holiday season. With all the parties, traveling, shopping, food, temptations, I find the festive season stressful. Staying on top of my goals, especially health and fitness ones, is usually a recipe for failure. In the past, when I’ve been in the middle of a fitness routine and a […]

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YOU

there’s a book called “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston that i haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but i bumped into a quote from it the other week that says, “there are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” immediately i knew this year answered. as we draw […]

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