dragon energy.

our anger and rage point towards pain and hurt.  they signal that something is not right. oftentimes what is not right is an injustice that we are experiencing, whether it be interpersonally, systemically, institutionally, politically and/or culturally. our dragon energy, what i'm calling anger and rage, invite us to sit with ourselves and explore the cause... Continue Reading →

when i first started my healing journey 10 years ago, facing my shadow or the undesirable parts of myself was one of the hardest parts of my journey. it was honestly the first time that i actually connected with myself for who i really am-- a flawed and imperfect human.  i came face-to-face with my... Continue Reading →

embodied love

I had the deep honor of co-facilitating a conversation on justice and healing with a group of dynamic humans who are detained at the Cook County Jail. Over the course of 4 virtual sessions, facilitators engaged in a rich dialogue with 10 men detained at the Cook County Department of Corrections. Using Lama Rod Owens’ text... Continue Reading →

there was a time in my life when i bought into the hype of finding my soulmate or that one person that was meant for me. now i'm in my 40s stumbling along as i figure out this weird AF place called dating. the questions and choices to consider are different at this stage of... Continue Reading →

gettin’ free

before my 30-day sabbatical, i wrote about needing a shift in lifestyle. since that time, i've been busy doing my internal work to get free and be happy. i evaluated how i invest my time and energy. i discovered that what i needed wasn't a lifestyle change. i needed a change in perspective. i needed... Continue Reading →

When I first heard about Naomi Osaka's brave decision to withdraw from the French Open, I couldn't help but recall my own battles with anxiety, social anxiety and depression. If at the age of 23, I had known myself as well as Osaka knows herself and what she needs to flourish, I would have saved... Continue Reading →

the practice of pausing

There are times when we both give and receive funky energy. Sometimes we can explain why and at other times, we just cannot. The end result is the same, we end up draining ourselves and others. Sometimes we end up damaging our relationships. And, the only life-giving solution is a break from ourselves and others.... Continue Reading →

in the transition

i'm now at the end of my thirty-day sabbatical from work. i return to work on june 1st. i'm so grateful that my beloved sister Erica Williams encouraged me take this time. i needed it. i was beyond burnt out. during this time i meditated, i worked with healing crystals, i reflected, i traveled, i... Continue Reading →

a mother’s day reflection

As I was about to call my Mom yesterday morning to wish her a Happy Mother's Day, I received this picture via a text with the message, "My Mother's Day breakfast, from my beautiful ❤️ granddaughters!!!!"!  Grandma's Mother's Day breakfast in bed Immediately after receiving the text, I obviously proceeded to call my Mom to wish her... Continue Reading →

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