The Power of Intentional WELLNESS and Continuous REST

As time soldiers on, and we continue to normalize this Pandemic, I have noticed that people are less and less likely to cut themselves some slack for surviving through the hardest period of time in human existence. I know what you are thinking: Oh my gosh. It’s over. We are moving on, and living, andContinue reading “The Power of Intentional WELLNESS and Continuous REST”

Joy in pain in Life

I am starting to open up more of my life and my being. I am trying to share more about life – the way I see it – with people. I want people to feel encouraged. A lot of the time in life I didn’t feel that way. My family help. My friends help butContinue reading “Joy in pain in Life”

The Devil’s Advocate vs. Personhood

Recently, I have been participating in a workshop on race, gender, ability, ethnicity, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. It has been a very rewarding, albiet heavy, series of interactions just due to the nature and the framing of the topics that we have discussed. It also doesn’t help the world around us hasContinue reading “The Devil’s Advocate vs. Personhood”

Off the Deep End

To put it plainly I have about 20 different posts and an abundance of ideas for posts that I could have put up today but when I tell you I’m tired, that’s an understatement. By now you already know a bit about me and my experiences as a Black woman but I just want toContinue reading “Off the Deep End”

I’ve Always Known

Photo by imgED I’ve known I was Black since the beginning…but it was nothing I ever shied away from. I considered myself lucky and set apart in my average, suburban, Chicago town and in my small, small school but I only felt that way because my parents told me I was. All of my friendsContinue reading “I’ve Always Known”