My Favorite Words Have Four Letters–OneWord 2022

Last year I wrote, "mine has been an evolution from retreat to advance," and in the words of the late Calvin Thorpe Sr., "I Meant That Thang." Let me make this clear: I No Longer Play Small. Where once I bowed my head, deferring to the needs and opinions of others, patiently making peace, waiting …

My Divine Familiar

He shepherded me out of a broken career and into the light of the writing-life I was born to live, so of course, many of my best stories were about him.

#31DaysofWatchingGodMove-Everyday I’m Hustling (warning-language)

I wake up every morning feeling fragile. I do not obsess over my mortality; rather, I am grateful to a larger extent each day the gift that my life, health, and strength are. I Do Not Take Life For Granted. Still, I stride boldly into each day, chin out. It's a farce, but it works. …

#31DaysofWatchingGodMove-Be Still. Caring for Yourself is Enough

Until recently, I would get upset with people for not appreciating the knots I insisted on tying  myself into on their behalf. Ma'am, Who Asked You To? I was socialized to self-sacrifice. I would give, expecting balance. Not quid pro quo, but certainly not what I got. What I received in response was entitlement. Additionally, …

%d bloggers like this: