Paradise in my Mother’s Eyes

Paradise is found on the others side of this feeling. Swimming in the tears. Hidden behind a veil of chaos and confusion. Paradise lost. Paradise found. Whispering caresses of promise and peace. Paradise stolen. Or was it given away? Perception or deception? Intermingling manipulation – vining and intertwining – digging in and rooting deep. The … Read moreParadise in my Mother’s Eyes

Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

Accept Yourself, Let Those who Condemn Go

It’s been a while since my last post, but I would really like to share with you something that was an ongoing occurrence last week between myself and some family members. I was born and raised in the state of Missouri, but I currently reside in Maryland. I still have some family left in Missouri. … Read moreAccept Yourself, Let Those who Condemn Go

Peace is earned, not given.

Small emotional victories remind me I’m moving my heart in the right direction towards peace. Most of my recent medical and hospital encounters have been a bit difficult to deal with to a certain extent. But after looking inward, I realized a sizable portion of my issues were based in my fear. I had gotten my feelings hurt so many times and decided to go … Read morePeace is earned, not given.

Post cancer !

Today was exactly two years since my cancer has been defeated. Defeated like the last misled left one earth. Today felt a lot different thought; I woke up around 7:30 am to check my emails. One email said Mount Sinai and I quickly opened it like I was expecting the worst of the worst. I logged into my image share … Read morePost cancer !

Most Valuable Acceptance Prayer and The Truth about Peace

Daily Acceptance Prayer

When I think about acceptance prayer, the first that comes to mind is The Serenity Prayer -the common name for a prayer authored by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971). This is a beautiful acceptance prayer which has always inspired me. Life is challenging and at times, you don’t have an answer for the things that happen … Read moreMost Valuable Acceptance Prayer and The Truth about Peace

PARENT Vs. ADULT (INNER CHILD) problems

Okay ……. So how many of you guys have suffered at the hands of your parents , when you were a little person.  Just to clarify when I say suffer : I am talking about feeling as if you didn’t get everything that you needed or felt that you may have or may not have … Read morePARENT Vs. ADULT (INNER CHILD) problems

How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read moreHow to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

The Importance of an Open Mind

In addition to keeping things in perspective, trying to limit petty upsets, and a few other mindful habits…keeping an open mind has brought peace to my life in a really big way. The result of the presidential election has been distressful and shocking for many people, including myself. When my brother texted me Wednesday morning that … Read moreThe Importance of an Open Mind