Power Playlists

I'd rather stand tall, than live on my knees 'Cause I am a conqueror, and I won't accept defeat Empire Cast ft. Estelle¬†"Conqueror" Music has always moved me. While writing has always been a source of comfort and self-expression, music has been my source of strength. That is why for as long as I can... Continue Reading →

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When Do You Let Go

This week I realized I'm a very dysfunctional relationship. The ups and downs are taking a toll on me. First, everything is great. I am fulfilled, feeling satisfied, and doing what I love. Inevitably, all hell breaks loose. Then I begin to feel alone, adrift, and overwhelmed. But when I start to weigh my options,... Continue Reading →

Maybe I Should Grow Some Patience

I've been a little flustered lately. Work is way too demanding and home is a bit stressful. My life feels like a jigsaw puzzle with too many pieces. I can't figure out how to make everything fit. I feel like I'm constantly missing the mark. In June, I literally worked over twelve hours day and... Continue Reading →

They Just Can’t. Forgiveness Part II

"Adulthood is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane."--Unknown A few days ago a friend sent me a tweet that made forgiveness seem less like an act of God and more like an act of kindness. @EboneeDavis posted, "Don't take it personal when people can't show... Continue Reading →

Who Gets to be Strong This Time?

Ah marriage. The company line is your spouse will be strong when you are weak and vice versa. That is how you support each other. What happens when that stops being true? What happens to a marriage when both people are at their weakest point; when both people are depressed, defeated, low-spirited and anxious? Who... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness Part I: Weakness or Wicked?

I've been researching forgiveness lately. Forgiveness is a very odd concept because everyone talks about it, but no one seems to know how to really forgive. Even the books on forgiveness do not fully explain what's supposed to happen next. Will heaven shine a light on you? Will your wounds magically go away? Probably no... Continue Reading →

Writing Improvement Program

I will admit that I am very out of practice when it comes to writing. Writing used to be a religion for me. I was the kid who carried a special little notebook around for poems, stories, and ideas. I used that notebook more than I used my books for class. And sleep was never... Continue Reading →

We Are Our Choices

We are our choices. We are taught to believe that it is the big decisions in life that will make or break us. College. Marriage. Career. That is simply not true. Every day we make small choices that shape the lives we lead. Although trying to lose weight, we eat three doughnuts instead of just... Continue Reading →

Finding Inner Peace

Does your world get thrown off its axis because of the actions of others? You find that you just got off the phone with your sister, mother, cousin, husband, or best friend, and suddenly the small crisis they are experiencing is weighing heavy on your heart and mind. You are anxious and fretting, trying to... Continue Reading →

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