Positively Selfish

Truth moment: I have a tendency to see what I believe is the good in people. For the longest time I thought I was simply compassionate. I knew too well what it was to exist alone in life and felt the need to be the go-to person for society’s misfits. Who among us is not…

Ready for Change!!!

"Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change." -Jim Rohn Happy Autumn to you! Where does the time go? I don’t know. What I do know is that I was fortunate to have some much deserved time to myself this summer- time I used to get my head on straight...…

Living Hypertensive

Picture it: winter in a western suburb of Philly, 2004. It was a blustery day when my new son and I visited our midwife for my first postpartum appointment. I was happy and tired, as many new mommies are. My son was thriving and I weighed twenty pounds less of the 200 pounds I was…

Cleaning My Closet

(Almost) everything must go! I am unsure of the person taking credit for deeming closest spaces junk abysses in most homes. If I ever met them, our introduction would be met with condescendence and sarcasm, along with my hand flailing about the clutter for effect:  "Oh, you're the one responsible for this? Thanks." I don't kid…

A Phenomenal Woman

(A Note to Ms. Maya) "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Dr. Maya Angelou   I was watching the news this morning when I got word of Ms. Maya’s passing. I recognize that death is a part of life. I recall hearing she was ill…it…

New to This

Welcome! I decided to create this blog to appease the trillions of thoughts that have me running in mental circles most days. I find that when I write, things become clear. Why pay for the couch when writing therapy is free? I have not done much creative writing for some time due to a trillion…