International Women’s Day

Today is a day set aside to celebrate women. How awesome is that? I’ve always been more of a tomboy…I’d rather watch an action adventure flick than a chick flick. You can catch me on Sunday screaming my head off watching the Patriots instead of doing whatever people do when they’re not watching football. I’veContinue reading “International Women’s Day”

The apocalypse is here!

In Philly, every time there is a snow event, you’d think the apocalypse is on its way. Even though it snows every single year. Bread, eggs, milk and water fly off the shelves. Liquor stores are flooded with those who want to numb their time “trapped” indoors. The local news stations go all out, sendingContinue reading “The apocalypse is here!”

Rebooting

The trees are budding here in Philadelphia, and we’re expecting our second nor-easter in less than a week. What the heck is going on with the world? In some ways, I feel like the weather right now is reflective of the journey that I’ve been on for the past few months. Times where I’m reallyContinue reading “Rebooting”

You are a diamond

What comes to your mind when you think of the word “diamond?” Engagement? Marriage? Beauty? Shiny object? Opulence? Pockets of diamonds in the earth’s mantle are rare. It takes a specific set of circumstances for them to form. A diamond is formed 90 miles below the earth’s surface at a temperature of 2000 F. Once extractedContinue reading “You are a diamond”

Surrender

Yesterday was one of the most difficult days that I’ve had mentally in a long time. I woke up and I was just depleted of all of my energy. I felt empty and cracked and hopeless. I was standing in quicksand and sinking quickly. Fortunately, God had other plans for me.   He drew meContinue reading “Surrender”

Walking through it

Let me set the scene for you. This weekend I headed to NYC on the Megabus for an unscripted weekend. I didn’t know how long I was staying, or what I was doing, so I packed for two nights. I get a text message from the fella telling me where to meet him. I googledContinue reading “Walking through it”

Joy comes in the morning

Yesterday was a rough day. I felt off kilter from the moment I woke up. I had everything planned in my head, but everything was off by half a step…from my commute, to my working interview, to the rest of my day. I’m not gonna lie…I was so disheartened, disappointed, disillusioned. I mean, I hadContinue reading “Joy comes in the morning”

Love conquers all

When you love someone, love them where they are, at this very moment in time. Love should be unconditional, affection with no limits or conditions. Loving people teaches a lot about oneself. The people who are attracted to us in different stages of our lives are mirrors of where we are/were at that point inContinue reading “Love conquers all”

Self love and acceptance

You’re so fat. You’re ugly. Oh my goodness–look at you hair! You’re too stupid to learn that.  You can never achieve that goal. You are a failure. You shouldn’t even try. Would you say those things to your best friend? To your child? To your lover? No? Then why do you do that to yourself?Continue reading “Self love and acceptance”