Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, tirades for and against God. Finally, one day, he asked me a question. “Deneen, ifContinue reading “Triggered into the future”

Life exfoliation

I have come to a realization. Bad times are good. What? Bad times are good if you use them to your advantage. If you choose to learn from them. If you choose to lean into the pain and find your strength. If you choose to not be a victim. See a theme? Your experiences areContinue reading “Life exfoliation”

Have you ever had a day that was so chock full of emotion that you are completely, emotionally hungover the next day? Well…that is me today. Yesterday my niece graduated from high school. I may be weeping under those sunglasses…but you can’t prove it! 😍😍 To say that I am proud of her is theContinue reading

Coming alive

There is a dream that has been inside of you for your whole life. It’s lingering just below your consciousness…every once in a while it bubbles to the surface, but you bury it out of fear. Then…you pull it up to see it, and laugh at it, writing it off as a childish dream, nothingContinue reading “Coming alive”

What is YOUR story?

Today, waiting for the bus, I met the most delightful woman. “Have you been waiting for long?” That’s public transportation code for I want to talk. She was coming from the doctor. Lawd Jesus…she was so wonderfully refreshing. I wanted to bring her home so that I could talk to her all day long. YouContinue reading “What is YOUR story?”

Comparison is a waste of time

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “what does he/she have that I don’t?” I’ve found that question arising a lot lately in a personal situation. Tonight, I finally figured it out. You’ve got nothing but problems, woman. You see…I’m holding my own here. I support myself. When I go to sleep, I know that, atContinue reading “Comparison is a waste of time”

Treatise

I understand why I’ve attracted the people into my life that I have. I take responsibility for the energy that I’ve put out into the universe to attract the people I have. That being said…my energy is shifting. I’m not tolerating the same bullshit I have in the past…because I’m not the same person IContinue reading “Treatise”

My own personal Narnia

The best part about having an autoimmune disease is that it builds a level oh humility in you that is unparalleled. I mean…one day you feel like a million bucks. You have a decent amount of energy; you sleep like it’s your job; your whole body is working in synergy. The next morning you wakeContinue reading “My own personal Narnia”

Does it really have to be hard?

Somehow, from a young age, I was taught that things have to be hard and unattainable. My dad is a hard-working man. He’s worked well over 40 hours a week since he was 17 doing back breaking work. I honor him…his blood, sweat and tears have fed two generations. The lessons he taught me enabledContinue reading “Does it really have to be hard?”