Today, as I walked through my neighborhood, I was scared and angry. I was confronted with bloody condoms, drug dealers and users, trash, aggressive stray dogs, aggressive men, aggressive drivers, thumping bass, flooded and smelly culverts.  As hyper-vigilance consumed me while walking past two men in my path, I was just pissed.  I was pissed […]

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Three strikes

Fool me once, wait, been there, done THAT. Oops, I did it agai…oh snap, that too! How about three strikes, you’re out.  That’s a new one.   I have been promised things.  Important things.  Promises of love, creating a life together, mutual integrity, and respect. And these promises have been broken.  Not only broken, but […]

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Fool me once…

I wrote this for me, but I also wrote for all women who are mistreated and abused and made to feel they are to blame. We hide and cower and are told to “keep our shit quiet”. I’m not. I’m just not doing it anymore. I’mma singing and dancing and writing and shining a light […]

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Secrets, Shame, and SHINE

We are only as sick as our secrets. I share a lot.  I realize my way of processing and moving through difficult situations and experiences is not everyone’s cuppa.  That is so cool.  Don’t read my stuff, unfollow, block.  My journey is my own, just as yours is yours. Over the past year, there has […]

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Oops, I did it again

I stole the title of this post from Brittany Spears, and in solidarity, I have half shaved my head as well. Over the past seven days, I reconnected with an ex.  We decided to try “us” SOBER.  And things were good.  I was cautiously optimistic.  I did NOT label our time together or ask him […]

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When I love you, I am your biggest cheerleader.  I will give you the shirt off my back.  I will cook for you, clean for you, write you sweet little notes, and even pick up thoughtful lil gifts when I am out and about.  I value growth, learning, health and joy.  I am educated, employed, […]

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Ora and Labora

There are fruitless conversations.  Conversations with people who think Melania is smart because she speaks multiple languages and in the same breath, negates the intelligence of  Elizabeth Warren, claiming, “people think EW is smart because she taught at Harvard Law.  (Well, it’s a pretty good start) Conversations where indefensible behavior, such as separating immigrant children […]

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