My Life


Joyful Grief
February 02, 2016

Joyful Grief

Grief has taught me to allow myself time and space. But I don’t always listen. When I don’t, it is made on my behalf and memories flood my soul and I see images through the filter of time and love…5 years ago, I was waiting on my sister to come home as I counted my mother’s breaths. I was still nursing and I recall Elena trying to play her tapping game with Mami. Except she didn’t yell in the mock pain that made Elena giggle. I remember Robiaun on the phone asking......

Read More


Not So Merry & Bright

Tiny pumpkin breads. That was my trigger this week. I baked a batch of them and it took me down memory lane. I recall my girlfriend bringing a little loaf of pumpkin bread to my mom and I on that last “good” stay at the hospital. She loved it, as did I. It was December. The stay where they told us the tumor had started growing again and there was nothing that could be done. The time when I had to hold my Mami’s hand and tell her there was nothing that......

Read More


Reach for your bliss!

I took this picture while I was on a beach in the Bahamas. The beach is sacred to me. It is the place where my soul finds it’s source. Clear blue beaches are best for this. Perhaps it’s because I was born on an island surrounded by beautiful blue waters. To see my child in the waters of my childhood felt magical. This picture whitewashed itself. Not entirely sure why the phone burst with light but, I fell in love with the feeling of it. The girl, the sand, the sea and......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


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......

Read More


Page 1 of 3212345...102030...Last »