My Life


Soulful Sunday: Experiencing the Sunrise Above the Clouds

Last week I got on a plane entirely too early. The beauty of it was that I got to catch the sunrise from above the clouds. I had a chance to experience my own little bit of heaven. Flying is always a magical experience for me. I hope that never changes. The month of August will bring with it rapid changes, expected opportunities, unexpected blessings and a plethora of awesome. I hope you will be around to see it all. How do I know all of this? I have a new vision board......

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When was the last time you sent a handwritten note?

Years ago, when Mami was ill, I asked friends to send cards to let her know that people were praying for her. I was amazed at the response we received. I know she appreciated them.  We usually have a gathering/celebration on the anniversary of her passing and I always pull this box out because I think it’s still important to remember these. The handwritten notes of people near and far. It makes me sad that we don’t do handwritten notes more often. I am SO guilty of this lately. I never sent out......

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Some days, you just have to show yourself a little grace. - Sili Recio

Last week I talked about searching for a home. This week, I think I’m still on the same path but with different components added in. One of the things I realized last week is that I need to put my mask on first. I haven’t been doing that. And I’ve been paying the price. The consequences are high. My peace of mind, for one. My focus and attention, for the other. Why do we do that to ourselves? I have no answers, just questions, y’all. I’m trying to finish writing this book (Reach......

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The Coca Cola Commercial On Labels

I watched this ad from Coca Cola and was struck yet again by labels. How we create them and how we allow them to shape what we see. It was powerful in the middle east and I think it’s powerful here. I got teary eyed at the end. Because I think that the unveiling of how we create our vision of people in our heads is life changing. Don’t you think? We make up our minds by such little info. You probably have an idea of me right now based on what......

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In Search of Home...
July 13, 2015

In Search of Home…

I’ve always hated moving. I think because I always wanted a forever home. I told myself I’d buy my first home by 30 and I did. Of course, I bought at the height of the bubble and so a few years after, promptly sold the home in a short sale. The same year the Frog Princess was to be born. One move to a beautiful home and I thought that perhaps, that’d be my forever home (I was renting but had the option to purchase). After Mami passed away and I became a......

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What Mami Needs...
July 06, 2015

What Mami Needs

I spent this past weekend doing…nothing. Well, it felt like nothing. Yes, I redesigned the blog (have you looked at it? Go now!). But outside of that, a lot of what I did was on the inside. Lots to think about and lots to decipher. This year is well on its way to being epic. As I look toward the remainder of the year, a lot of things are coming into focus. Things like time for me. Things like prioritizing (and re-prioritizing). Some days I feel like I can’t catch a break. I go......

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When Life Is Overwhelming, What Do You Let Go Of?

Sometimes life gets crazy. Too much going on…too busy, too many appointments, too many people in need of your help, not enough time for what truly matters which means you end up doing things that take you away from your passion. Not enough time for yourself. Where does the time go? I’m at a crossroads and it’s VERY apparent that in order for me to continue down the path I am meant to keep walking, a lot of “things” will need to come off my to do list. But it’s difficult because......

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Mami Mondays: The Countdown To the #Organizada Kickstarter

I have like 68 hours left on my Kickstarter. I thought I had a few more hours but apparently calculations is not my thing which doesn’t bode well for me. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll make my goal but the fighter and believer inside me thinks I can. Not entirely sure how, though. I figure if I get a virtual glass of wine from everyone in the form of a pledge, I could make that. Then I’d be drunk in love! See what I did there? The clock states it is......

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Mami Mondays: Black Girls Rock

This started as a FB post and as I wrote I thought damn, I might as well put it up on the blog. So, here it is… Last night the Frog Princess stayed up late. She was watching #BlackGirlsRock with me. It was another chance for us to talk about our blackness (my child has argued me down because hello?! She’s not black she’s brown. I love the surety of their reality at this age). She loved seeing the people in the audience. At one point we talked about shades (“Mami, like......

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What I Know For Sure: On Dreaming Big at 40

It is my birthday! Today I am FORTY, y’all! Can you believe it? I cannot. Wasn’t I just 12? Who messed with father time? For the record, I think I look fantastic! It’s the middle of the night, I’ve been fighting some allergic reaction for like 2 weeks, I have a boatload of work to handle and on top of that, my house is a holy mess and I’m supposed to have people over for my birthday. And you know what? I couldn’t be happier! Today, I get to tell you about......

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