What's the best part about Friday? I guess a sense of freedom from the 9-5 grind. However, we can always feel free if we notice the poetry in our lives. What do I mean? Well, poetry is one of those open-ended works of art that shines a light on all the layers of life from the mundane to the marvelous. If we viewed our lives like a never-ending poem, we may appreciate it more. Just a poetic thought. 😏 Anyway, without further adieu, here are 5 other poetic thoughts that are in the more traditional format by some of my favorite fellow bloggers...Read More
The media is an extremely powerful medium. I have written about this in an alarming piece but let's look at the positives for a change. The media we view and take in has the incredible ability to shift our thoughts, to inspire action and to push us towards feeling a plethora of emotions. This tool can be used in miraculous ways and engage us with positive imagery. It can also be a fantastic tool to promote compassion for one another. Bloggers have the opportunity to share these good vibes with others in a multifaceted way through words, sounds, and visuals. So without further adieu, here are some of my favorite posts that are media-focused by fellow bloggers...Read More
Everyone has wisdom. Everyone has the ability to share their insights that provoke positivity and productivity. Everyone has an inner guru that knows the ways of the world instinctively. All we have to do is listen and be willing to share our deepest truths with one another. Nine times out of ten, they'll align with our own thoughts on life, love and what happens in between. It's always a special experience when you feel this alignment while reading a blog post. It makes you feel less alone in the world. It makes you feel empowered, passionate and motivated. It makes you feel love sweetly and profoundly. So without further adieu, here are some of my favorite posts that are filled with wisdom by fellow bloggers...Read More
There are a million and one ways to begin a conversation. One of the easiest and most effective ways is by bringing up a shared interest. That is the beauty of blogs because people gather to one spot where they read, comment and converse about a variety of topics that peaks the interest of the writer and reader. I absolutely love it when I read a blog post and I have to take a step back and think about my response because the piece pushes my previous viewpoint or it's rich with commentary that I have to take my time to see all the layers of the blogger's argument. It just makes this blogger's heart sing so without further adieu, here are some of my favorite posts from bloggers who can chit chat and present commentary in a commanding way.Read More
One of the best things about music is that it brings people together and it's even better when bloggers get on the same wavelength when it comes to songs. I have come across quite a few blogs that feature dope music and I have discovered a few awesome musicians thanks to their willingness to share the goods with us so I'd like to do my part and share their shares. I hope that makes sense. Lol Anyway, without further adieu, here are some of my favorite music-related posts by some of my favorite fellow bloggers...Read More
Have you ever gone to Disney World and wondered how the magic happens? Well I got to experience the magic and the mystery behind it at the same time. See I went to Disney World the first time when I was a freshmen in college after being accepted in their internship program. And you can say it was an interesting experience. How, you say? Well, let's start with the three strange, challenging and difficult parts.Read More
I found you
in the back of the room.
If you find yourself in the middle of a snowstorm wondering what to do next with your day, then don't you worry. I got you... perhaps a little than normal but I still got you! For most introverts, it won't be hard to figure out what to do next during a snow day since we love our alone time but for extroverts, today may feel like torture. However, staying at home doesn't have to be boring at all! In fact, it can be a great time to pause and reflect, catch up on much-needed sleep, get certain chores done that you have been putting off or drink yourself into a stupor. If these ideas still don't tickle your fancy, here are 10 other things you can do during a snowstorm (if you don't have to work from home).Read More
I stare at blank screens, blank pages and blank thoughts, waiting for a letter, a word, a sentence, an emotion to jolt me back to life. I walk away from the stale canvas and begin to pace in my private space - back and forth I go - collecting as many random thoughts as possible in hopes that one will be the starting point of pure magic. It's rare to have one of those magic moments as a writer or perhaps, that's just the case with me. However, I find it hard to believe that someone can have the stars align perfectly that many times unless it's someone at their highest creative state.Read More
Good music is good music and fortunately, nothing and noone can stop the sounds from coming through our speakers - not even that US president that will go unnamed. Thanks to a plethora of amazing new releases, 2017 has started on a good note musically and below are just 5 tracks (out of many) that will have you keep coming back with that rewind. Listen and vibe out with me on this Monday!Read More
“Treat others the way you want to be treated” is a classic saying that you have probably heard many times. However, “treat you the way you want to be treated” is not a common saying but just as important.
If you were able to objectively view your inner dialogue with self, what would the conversation be like? Would it be a loving rapport? Would you consider yourself a best friend or a worst enemy? Do you belittle yourself every chance you get? Do you empower yourself sometimes? Do you tell yourself how wonderful you are? Do you say “you’re beautiful” or “good job” or “you’ll get there” or any other positive affirmation that you would normally tell your family or friends?Read More
Ultimately I want you to be at peace
Peace is not perfect
So I would never expect you to be
Any imagined ideal in a childhood fantasyRead More
Happy Valentine's Day lovers! I pray you guys have the most romantic day ever. I really do. No bullshit. I already hooked you guys up yesterday with some sweet sounds from the one and only Mr. Brian McKnight so y'all good. Now, I got to spend some time showing love to my fellow super single folks. You know, this day ain't so bad. We get to scratch our asses whenever we'd like; we get to buy ourselves whatever we want; we get to netflix and chill by ourselves and we get to wear our favorite comfortable PJs tonight. It sounds like a great Valentine's Day night if you ask me or is this another sign that I am super single as fuck? Maybe. Speaking of which, here are 5 definite signs you are actually super single as fuck too. Enjoy!Read More
You can say I didn't have the typical entrance into the world. I was scheduled to say hi to Mother Earth in November but my anxious ass decided that I wanted to come out during Leo season in August. (No offense to Scorpios, I represent via my ascending sign 😉) Anywho, I was one hell of a premie which caused some complications to say the least. I couldn't breathe that well and so the doctors had to do an emergency surgery and bless me with a tracheostomy. If you are like, what's that? Well, I'll have Mayo Clinic help you out.Read More
when one becomes two
one breaks from one
when one part solidifies in ego
separating itself from one
creating a faux divide
when one becomes
So we all know about that guy who took office in America and we also know about some crazy executive orders he has made as of late. Some of us are resisting by going out into the streets and that's great to see such solidarity around the world and across this nation but of course, we have to think, "Okay we protested, now what?"Read More
When the Internet burst onto the scene and made a household name for itself, a lot of people saw its benefits and its weaknesses. However, I don't even think some of those naysayers would've imagined some of the major issues that have arisen since the rise of social media.Read More
Before YouTube, Netflix, and even a robust cable lineup, there was the limited channels of network television. ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX were staples in American households and us, Americans, typically engaged with certain major moments as a unit whether surrounded by family, friends, or even co-workers. The annual GRAMMY Awards show was one of those special times when people would gather and watch some of America's best and most popular entertainers perform and be awarded for their incredible work.Read More
Every. Single. Moment.
is truly in your favor.
I know in the moment it can be hard to believe because energy is in a certain motion. You are wondering why do you have to go through x, y, and z. You’re filled with stress and your life feels like an utter complete mess. It shows up in your clothing, in the contents of your home, in the addictions you hold close, in the people that surround you, in the eyes of you.Read More
This is dedicated to anyone who has faced the darkest parts of mental illness. You are not alone and you can get through it. Light is always at the end of the tunnel.Read More