Inspiration on the Gram

11 Instagram accounts that will inspire you to live, create, love, think, laugh, and be you, harder. @alex_elle Wife. Mama. Author. And, the plug for all things self-care. Alex’s feed is a daily reminder to be more gentle, to love more, to be more. when i learned that love is a choice. when i accepted that suffering is […]

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a love deserved

written for mamakbest.com on 2.14.13. Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do. And girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too…  John Mayer I mean, why is John Mayer so sexy?! And What in the hell does he know about women loving the […]

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love, light & sandwiches

written for cocotique.com 5.2104 A couple of months ago, this woman’s story* about making 300 sandwiches to get an engagement ring went viral, and women everywhere were outraged! Normally, I’d join in the outrage; I mean who doesn’t like a good social media rant every now and then? Not this time though. Instead, I immediately […]

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so I can see you

My grandmother used to tell me, I love when you wear your hair back, so I can see you. Even before hairstrike2014*, her words lived in my heart and I would hear them when I pulled my hair back, “…so I can see you” and I’d smile. But the truth is: when I wore my […]

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the dealer & the stoner…

I know what I was on, I had a Pilot Jones. She took me high, then she took me home… f.ocean As Hip Hop Asana, a yoga class done to hip-hop, came to an end and I was lying in Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-nah), the final part of a yoga class where you lie still like a corpse (but […]

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my gift of goodbye

I recently left a chapter of transition in my life. I left my job, the city I lived in, and a lot of baggage behind. It was a beautiful move. I’m so very happy and feeling settled…It reminded me of my gift of goodbye! I talked about my gift of goodbye a couple years ago, […]

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don’t be afraid to bloom in the dark

As you may know, I adore flowers!! But did you know that there are at least 10 beautiful flowers that only bloom at night? The Brahma Kamal is my favorite of these flowers and it only blooms once a year, at night.  Some of you may know from my following me on IG or by […]

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lessons in life: love, patience, forgiveness, a new me and soul mates…

  Apologies: I haven’t been able to write for some time because I went through something life-changing and I came out the other end slightly damaged. So, I’ve been fighting, for what seems like forever. I’ve been trying to find ways to let it out so that I can get back to business/life as usual. […]

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