Feeling Free and Clear ~ Day 2 #creativeclarity #socialmediapurge

Reading time 2 minutes and 40 seconds   Good morning family!   I am officially off of social media and I must say that I am feeling so many strange sensations. I have taken breaks before but this time it feels like a break up. Facebook, twitter and Instagram have become this toxic relationship that… Continue reading Feeling Free and Clear ~ Day 2 #creativeclarity #socialmediapurge

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Writing from the Womb Spring 2019 ~ The Joy of Writing!

When you introduce yourself do you say you are a writer/poet first or do you say you are a professor, teaching artist, social worker, or mother? The answer to this question is telling because it reveals to us where we have placed the writer in us. Choose one you relate closest to: I see my… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Spring 2019 ~ The Joy of Writing!

Depriving Ourselves of Good

What happens when you block the good that wants to enter your life? Are you sending it all back? Are you rejecting the ideas that are brilliant, afraid to take a risk, afraid to go for it, afraid of endings, or afraid to really have what you deserve? In today’s episode I meditate on this… Continue reading Depriving Ourselves of Good

Day 2: Arrived to Vladivostok #21daywritingchallenge #transsiberianwriters

We just landed, went through immigration what a journey that was... more about that In my letter to you later. We are waiting for our luggage and then from here we head to our hotel. We are staying at the Hotel Zhemchuzhina. Once we rest, freshen up and do our writing for the day we… Continue reading Day 2: Arrived to Vladivostok #21daywritingchallenge #transsiberianwriters

Prompt 1: Heading to Russia

Dear Courtney, I'm sitting at the airport thinking about you and remembering certain moments of our life together. Your deepest desire for me has always been that I complete a book. That's the thing that you have always wanted most for me as a writer, that I finish something. I'm finally doing it. 2017 is… Continue reading Prompt 1: Heading to Russia

FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook

This was an incredible gift and opportunity. Why was I afraid? What is it that I'm most afraid of? FAILING!!! I am afraid of failing you, failing my family, failing myself, failing my friends and failing at life. It’s not an easy task to follow our hearts desire when we allow fear to set in.… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook

The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 06: Good Girls Stay Quiet #afrolatinashow

I believed my anger made me ugly My rage repulsive My fury the reason for my misfortune She was born so i tried to be softer Prettier quiet Spirit gave me a new path to follow Yet When you’re someone who was born with closed palms white knuckles Fist to flesh Skin under finger nails… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 06: Good Girls Stay Quiet #afrolatinashow

FYF ~ Chapters 12 & 13: When We Allow People to Take Our Power #audiobook #FYFLOVE

Excerpts: "I often think about what we ALL do for a living and how we live our lives. Most people are working to live and living to work. But are they happy in their present jobs? Are they happy in their relationships? Are they happy with the way their lives have turned out? Are they… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 12 & 13: When We Allow People to Take Our Power #audiobook #FYFLOVE

Things Will Unstitch Us…

Excerpts from Chris Abani's Ted Talk on Humanity: "This woman -- during the Biafran war, we were caught in the war. It was my mother with five little children. It takes her one year, through refugee camp after refugee camp, to make her way to an airstrip where we can fly out of the country.… Continue reading Things Will Unstitch Us…