Wednesday , 17 September 2014

My Life

Catching Up

Where_In_The_World

Hi! It feels like I haven’t been around. I’ve been moving. Physically, psychologically, spiritually. All that jazz. If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, I’m sure you heard all the whining I’ve been disseminating over the last week. If you haven’t, shame on you!  Though I have loads to say, I cannot bring myself to write within the ... Read More »

What Dreams May Come: On Depression & Suicide

My.Mamihood.What-Dreams-May-Come

I tried my best to stay off social media this weekend. And off my email. The result? Lots of emails to go through and lots of news missed. Primarily the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. I have little words for this right now and will speak more of it later because in truth, all that’s going to come ... Read More »

The Accidental Activist

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ac·ci·den·tal [ak-si-den-tl]: (a) 1. happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected. ac·tiv·ist [ak-tuh-vist]: (n) 1. an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause. (a) 2. of or pertaining to activism or activists. 3. advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause. I never thought the word activist described me. Passionate? Hell yes. Determined? I think so. But an activist? ... Read More »

My Maya

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There are people that are put on this earth for the purpose of feeding others. I have always felt that’s what Maya was here to do. Yes, to live her life but man, I know so many women whose spirit has been fed by the words weaved together from experience, wisdom, joy and pain that it is hard to fathom ... Read More »

Mami’s Magic: Capturing the Special Moments

Epcot

I’m always at odds with myself as to what I should share with you all. You might not know this looking through my Facebook page or my Instagram feed. I’ve gotten the question about sharing/oversharing/etc. While I don’t feel the need to explain my every action, I had some moments this past weekend that brought this thought of sharing to ... Read More »

Bottling Up the Sexy

Bottling_Sexy

I am very cautious when I interact with a man. On a personal level, I’ve always been careful and made sure I had boundaries and the appropriate level of disclosure/etiquette when it came to dealing with a man. Unfortunately for me, I’m pretty comfortable chit chatting and talking to dudes. And while I am not out there with the tits ... Read More »

The Blood Moon

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I tried staying up last night. But as the time ticked, so did I. Why don’t I have a telescope?! How hard is it to live in a planetarium? What type of wine pairs well with the blood moon? All these things were running through my mind as I walked outside a little before 1 a.m. and noticed a very ... Read More »

The President, the Princess and the Book

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Mami used to say “you can treat me however you like but if you show a kindness to my kid, you have my heart”. A kindness is what the frog princess was shown. And for me, it defined so much about this administration in the White House. Let me say that I know not everyone is on the same page ... Read More »

Fitting My Pieces Together

Puzzle_Pieces

March was…eventful around here. Travel and commitments took up a great part of my month. Add to that the whole “hey you wanna meet Potus?” thing and my birthday and I can safely say I’ve had way too much excitement for my own good. The frog princess has had a cough lately. It meant a trip to the ER on ... Read More »

39 (#FortyMinusOne)

39

Today I turn 39. I’m beyond elated to be here, at this age, in this time. I try to take nothing for granted though I know that inevitably, I do. However, I am more conscious of it and so, I try my best not to.  I’m doing what I can to stand in the moment and take it all in. ... Read More »