I woke up this morning to the news that The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, transitioned on to the next realm of life. In his life on this earth, he did his THING. He lived in his truths and wasn’t afraid to speak his truths or the criticism he received from others if they didn’t agree. He believed in himself- anyone could see that from his tv … Continue reading Be Cocky, Muhammad Ali Was
It was a cold and rainy February around lunch time and I was hungry. I didn’t have much food stuffs in the house and didn’t want to venture out in the rain to grocery shop so I ordered a delicious lunch from a restaurant nearby for delivery and in my hungry haste, elected to give a 10% tip (I normally leave between an 18-20% … Continue reading You Are NOT Entitled to a Tip
Growing up, I often heard women say to other young women, “guard your heart.” But if you make up your mind that you only allow your heart to be and feel whole, worthy and complete, do you really need to? That is the question I am asking myself these days. Continue reading Protect Yo Heart
-life is meant for living every single day, not “waiting until”
I think sometimes we think we have to have all of our shit together before we can try or even attempt to START anything “major”, “really good” or “real”. We think things have to be as close to perfect as possible because nothing is actually perfect. Things have to be as secure and risk free as possible before we allow ourselves to pass Go.
Crocheting a baby blanket for my cousin’s baby shower this past weekend taught me or more like REMINDED me of some concepts that I knew were great but didn’t mindfully apply to my own life.
Like most creatives, I’m quick to start projects and just as quick to abandon them midway to start another. This cycle goes round and round until my home is littered with unfinished projects. Part of this is excitement in starting a fresh and new project and all the possibilities of it; it’s like a high and eventually the “newness” wears off. Continue reading “What I Learned from Finishing a Baby Blanket”
It was a clear and crisp fall morning on November 23rd when I walked into the office to talk to my boss. I had left my formal letter of resignation and a personal note regarding the resignation on his desk that Friday afternoon after he had left the office for the weekend. From the Friday that I left the letter and note until just before stepping into his office that morning, my stomach was filled with hyperactive butterflies dancing around. I wasn’t scared, I was excited. I felt free. I felt like everything I wanted for myself was on the other side of this waiting excitedly to come into my existence. It felt good- like this spiritual leap of faith was the right move.
It hit me like a ton of bricks this morning. A small obstacle in the way of me receiving financial wealth was removed! A light bulb went off out of nowhere and I almost cried upon the realization. I realized that I had, low key, still NOT given myself PERMISSION to want nice things and want to be very wealthy.
Like this handy work I created for my holistic living and beauty blog? I created this “magazine cover” of sorts with no fancy software like Adobe InDesign because I cant afford it right now. LOL. Forced me to get creative and I like what I came up with. Lots of great things going on at my blog, AGrlCanMAC. This cover highlights 4 posts to drop … Continue reading AGrlCanMAC April 2015 Magazine Cover
I had the pleasure of contributing to this month’s, Our Story, newsletter and made the front page! I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to contributing more pieces with them in the future months to come. To receive this month’s issue and read the full article, email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive future issues too. Continue reading This Month’s Our Story Newsletter
Symbolism in underwear? Absolutely! Check out what I had to say about it on the Bodybinds blog. I had a lot of fun writing this one. Continue reading Secret Symbolism in Bodybinds