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Is You Is or Is You Ain’t

While much has been said about the importance of living a life steeped in gratitude, I’m not sure many of us who say we get it, really get it.  It was once pointed out to me that when saying we are grateful, we are saying we are full of gratitude. Being full of gratitude then… Continue reading Is You Is or Is You Ain’t

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Poop and Start Over

While having a conversation about the benefits of taking magnesium daily and the need for an occasional detox, Candace offered some needed (and perhaps a bit graphic) advice; “Sometimes you just need to poop and start over!” Poop and start over… sounds like wise advice for those transitioning from one phase of life to another.… Continue reading Poop and Start Over

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Why?

Why do birds fly in the sky? And why are there sometimes tears in my eyes? Oh why? Why must I pray even when things don’t go my way? Oh why, why, why? How do I plan when I’m not sure where I’m going? Why step left? When do I go right? When do I… Continue reading Why?

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For the Mother Who…

This is for the mother who: Looks at her empty arms and wonders if they will ever experience the joy of holding her own Lays her hand on the empty womb asking if she is being punished for her sins or the sins of her foremothers Looks to the future to right the wrongs of… Continue reading For the Mother Who…

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Woman is…

Woman is... Life giving and capable of life-changing gifts She is both poetry and song - calling out in wisdom what others cannot love She is strength wrapped up in vulnerability.  Authentic and yet capable of true collaboration Woman… She's learned to dance alone, even when she screams for partnership She is light in dark… Continue reading Woman is…

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Chasing Meaning

This post may seem more like a journal entry than previous posts, so reader be warned! I am a 58-year old underemployed black woman.  I have three degrees and over 30 years of professional work experiences.  I have held a “side gig” for close to fifteen years that has never turned in to anything other… Continue reading Chasing Meaning

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What She Said

I think it’s safe to say that most people believe me when I tell them something.  This is certainly true when there has been an ongoing relationship.  Once we’ve spent time observing someone, checking that their behaviors and words match up, we tend to assign some value to their character.  Admit it, you're always sizing… Continue reading What She Said