Thank you for understanding: Grieving the mom I’ll never have

You ever have those nights were you're thinking about something and you can't go to sleep because of it? You fall asleep for what seems like a minute, and wake up thinking about the same thing again. That was me, the night I wrote my piece about grieving the mother I'll never have. (Read it…

Burning sage turns my bad days into good ones

I go through great lengths to keep a positive attitude every day, but some days I'm stank. Just in a funk. Usually it's because I'm mentally exhausted or, as an empathy sponge (an empath), I've soaked up my limit of other people's ish. On those bad days I like to be to by myself. Alone…

22 daily self-love affirmations that can change your mindset

Affirmations are life changing! Or at least, situation changing... They can shift your mind frame from "everything sucks" to "I got this!" so I start my day with them every morning to boost my confidence and make the day a great one. I either listen to self-affirmations through audio or I read the affirmations I've…

The joys and pains of moving to a new city alone

Moving to a new city is stressful, even more so when you do it alone. I've heard people say "you can reinvent yourself" or "you get a clean slate" but for me, I want to be the same person wherever I go. To me, having a clean slate means having to start all over again…

How the best date I ever went on was at Popeyes

We got there on a wing and a prayer let me tell you! I was living in Wilmington, North Carolina a town 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The only thing more scarce here than men is a good one, here’s how it went down! So it’s almost midnight and we’re talking on the phone,…

Michelle Obama’s smile helped me accept mine

For so long my smile has been my insecurity. It's not straight, it's not perfect. I had a guy tell me he'd be with me if it was straight and perfect. You know when you're breaking up and you yell all the bad things you've been holding on to. I wore braces from 8th grade…