What’s Free?

I have so much on my spirit right now, but not sure really how to get it out. But I think this picture can sum up about a million thoughts that spiral in my head. What’s sad is I am beginning to lose faith that this will ever change. Will we ever be more than…

Part 2: Accept Who You Are

To read the posts previous to this, please click the link for the A Journey Through Self and Part 1 posts! 🙂 In my first post, I talked about how I acknowledge currently. I feel like acknowledging an issue and actually accepting it as a reality are two very different things; two things that I…

How to Help Your Favorite Self-Published Author

Publishing a book is hard, tireless yet rewarding work. What’s even harder, more tireless but sometime less rewarding? Self-publishing. If you’re a self-publisher, it often times means that you are a one-man/woman show. You do your own marketing, advertising, networking, publishing, etc. so you are primarily depending on your ability to market yourself and your…

#GivingTuesday

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, what better way to support someone than to donate to their passion, their dream, their life’s work? Not many know; but, I have my own publishing company that I have now published 3 of my 4 novels under. My dream is to one day be big enough to have…

Let’s Be Different This Year.

So my birthday was on Sunday, and overall I cannot complain with how things went. I had some me time, bought myself a nice outfit, even decided to put myself together instead of sitting around in my sweats all day (my original plan). Throughout my day, I saw this post on Instagram, and it felt…

The Toughest Conversation I Couldn’t Navigate With My Daughter

My daughter, as precocious and curious as she is, wastes no time asking question when she doesn’t understand something. She will sit in front of you, glasses placed slightly down on her nose, with scrunched up eyebrows and a perplexing look, and “why” and “what if” you to death. Even with my full mommy armor…

“You Don’t Look Sick” – Why You Should Stop Saying This

A few weeks ago, I went to the doctor to discuss an extension on medical leave that I had. I had a conversation with him about what I was experiencing in relation to my depression and anxiety. During the conversation, he made a statement to me that sort of bothered me. He said “you don’t…

The Power in a Silent Presence

Sometimes, silence is truly golden. It is a lost art form in some; however, what many don’t realize is sometimes silence is all someone needs to obtain peace. There are times when words cannot be expressed. Sometimes it’s just not the right time, or the right words do no form. Sometimes, you just need presence….

Dealing with Downs

Most times, I enjoy writing things that people could relate to.  I’m not like other bloggers; I don’t have a “niche” per se, I don’t have a specific thing that I want to talk about all the time on my blog.  But, if you could ball my creative side up and put it into a…

Took a Small Break, but I’ll be Back Soon

So, if anyone has been paying attention, the blog has definitely been a little DRY lately :(.  I sort of hit a rut and a rough patch for the last couple of weeks in regards to blogging.  Between work, editing my next book, working on some poetry and life; unfortunately, my blog took a smooth…