There will come a day when we can no longer blame others for the f'd up things that happen to us #blame #shame #healing #trauma https://youtu.be/ZKeha9IJIAk
They announced Senator Barack Obama to the podium to deliver the keynote address. He spoke for a few minutes and read an excerpt from his new book, Audacity of Hope. Once he was done, he said, “Thank you everyone. Enjoy the rest of your day.” Then he exited stage left. My mouth dropped, we weren’t… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 15 & 16: On Family, Grief and Chasing The Dream #FYFLOVE #audiobook
The month of October has blessed me with so much. 15 years ago I lost everything and kept my commitment to become a writer and never looked back, ten years ago it was the birth of the NYCLWG and the Daughters of the Revolution, 8 years ago I was traveling with Afrolatinos Tele to work… Continue reading The breakdown to the breakthrough!
Beloved readers, friends and family, I write this blog post with a sad heart. I am devastated about the earthquake that hit Nepal this past Saturday, April 25th... 7.8 on the Richter scale. Many have died, an estimated 2,500 people have lost their lives. Climbers on Mt. Everest, died doing what they most loved, the… Continue reading Nepal Earthquake!!!
Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge day 19: If you had to pick your life song what would it be? This morning I woke up humming a tune... trying to find the lyrics in my mind... searching deep in my history for how it goes. When I found it I went right to youtube to… Continue reading Day 19 ~ Your life song… #30DayWriting
The thing about grief... I read this powerful essay by Inga M. Muscio on loss and her grieving process. Grief bares many faces... grief isn't solely reserved for the loss of a loved one or someone we know. Grief can be for ourselves.... we each have our own periods and moments of loss. Sometimes we… Continue reading Day 18 ~ Writing with survival urgency… #30DayWriting
BE STILL & KNOW: What are you made of? ~By Alicia Anabel Santos * Harlem, New York What are you made of? Things will show up in our lives... Powerful happenings that make us question everything. Where we are... What we are doing... Who we are... Where are we headed... Who are we. We may… Continue reading BE STILL & KNOW: What are you made of?
I was about to leave the hospital when I saw a sign, “CHAPEL” with an arrow pointing forward. There is something really peaceful about chapels, churches, mosques, synagogues, domes, caves, museums and arenas... something sacred about these types of temples. I decided to come to the chapel and write. How many tears have been shed… Continue reading I am sorry for your loss…