• Sitting on a tree
    Life Lessons


    “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” Aristotle Solitude is a 1934 jazz standard by Duke Ellington. According to Wikipedia, the song was recorded 28 times between 1934 and 1942. Personally, I remember the song as recorded by Billie Holiday. I sit and I stareI know that I’ll soon go mad In my solitudeI’m afraid It seems solitude may have a negative stigma. As punishment, prisoners go to solitary confinement and children go to time out. Not only that, nowadays, with so many things vying for our attention, makes it difficult to choose meditation which means: Not scrolling through social media. No watching television…

  • Posing on the Beach
    Life Lessons

    Born To T.H.R.I.V.E.

    Listen to the blog post here. Stress or not to stress? For us, 2020 was a year to remember (or not). We thought 2019 was the year of adversity for us. Chile (African American Vernacular English for child), 2019 was a walk in the park compared to 2020. 2020 was supposed to be the year of the come-up. We had plans. Daniel signed to a team. He would play the entire season and get some good highlights for his football reel. My plans were to be a housewife, chill, and enjoy matrimony before the baby carriage. 2020 fooled us. Below are just a few things my husband and I experienced…