back on track baby

back on track baby

Image found on Pinterest After a week of little-to-no motivation, poor sleep, minimal physical movement, and consuming the not greenest of foods, I decided I had enough and it was time to bounce back. This bout of poor sleep and diet descended upon me after two weeks of pure enthusiasm. I was doing so well! [...]

we need to do better.

we need to do better.

We need to do better. We as in this community, this country, this society, this world - we need to do better for the black community. Black Lives Matter. I will never experience the struggles, racism, hardships, disrespect and discrimination the black community experiences on a daily basis, as they have for hundreds of years. [...]

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy laugh with me ppl Just popping by mid-week to offer a few reading suggestions, as a treat. The article Iā€™m Clinging to Personal Writing More Than Ever Right Now by Harling Ross (also referenced in this post) has me nodding my head in unison. I'm finding comfort, solidarity and mucho entertainment in [...]

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It's hard to begin a sentence with "In West Philadelphia," because well, you know. But that's how this begins... In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano's. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother's probably, too. I was [...]

checking in

checking in

Art by Tyler Spangler Checking in The lyrics of Madonna's "Hung Up" plays in the background of my mind. "Time goes by, so slowly..." There are days when time flies by. Then are days that drag like a 3-hour college lecture. "How is it only 2 o'clock," I'll wonder. Some days are filled with grief, [...]

going on, despite…

going on, despite…

I considered titling this post "writing and feeling things", because that's what is going on at this moment. Sitting at home, allowing myself to feel a lot of things I would very much prefer to not be feeling. Angrily, I began writing and spewing every thought and word that entered my brain, a stream of [...]

a badass at rest

a badass at rest

Art by Tyler Spangler "Be a badass at rest," my therapist said to me after I lamented about my inability to sit still and not let negative thoughts swirl in moments of stillness and quiet. "You're still a badass, you're just resting." This mantra of being a "badass at rest" has been incredibly useful in [...]