It was hard to do. I had to use a word that makes me feel uncomfortable. I had to tell someone No! And I had to tell them no more than once because they didn’t believe me the first time I said it. Saying no was so empowering. I felt like a three year old … More I Had To Say No
When I was younger I was the limbo champ. When I was younger I could drop it likes it hot. When they were asking for volunteers to sit on the floor or kneel for the staff picture day this week. I thought to myself not today Satan. If I go low, I’m not getting up. … More How Low Can You Go?
If things aren’t going the way you hoped. Maybe it’s because you are looking in the wrong direction. You’re trying to move forward but you’re too busy looking back at the sins, mistakes and drama from the past. I’m guilty of doing this too, so I’m not judging you. I’m trying to save you the … More You’re Going The Wrong Way
I’ll be happy when I lose ten more pounds. I’ll be happy when I find a step daddy for my kids. I’ll be happy when I write another book. I’ll be happy when I can learn to say no. I’ll be happy when we take a vacation. I’ll be happy when….. This past week taught … More I’ll Be Happy When
People have always welcomed my family to swim at their home. I admit I declined many invites and finally people stopped asking us. It was my own fault. I wasn’t sure how Syd would behave, if she would kick and scream when it was time to leave, or would she share the pool toys? Also, … More There’s No Drowning On Summer Vacation
I never realized the importance of an anchor. An anchor is used to moor the vessel to the sea bottom. An anchor leg of a relay is the fastest runner who is able to make up time in the race and finish strong. I think about the weight on my shoulders and how I have … More My Future
I may have played the race card once or twice. It wasn’t what you think. I didn’t use my blackness to get admitted into school, ask for special treatment or to scream racism. It was when I was with friends and they wanted to rent a plane for skydiving and I had to remind them … More Playing The Autism Card
I grew up believing that broken crayons didn’t color. I was the kid that would have a panic attack when my pencil broke in school. I was taught that broken was not good enough. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized beautiful things happen once you’ve been broken. I was broken making … More I’ve Been Broken
We are always searching for something or someone and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The problem is that some of us never stop and we are constantly searching for the next thing to make us complete and bring happiness into our lives. We each create our own happiness and if you are waiting for … More Do You Suffer From Destination Addiction?
I’m too old for the same old okie doke! I admit I would argue with people until they heard my point of view or maybe I wanted them to agree with me. Then one day it came down to my blood pressure rising for me to realize that it’s not worth it. Debating is healthy … More It’s Not Worth It