TO STAY OR TO GO? “IF THINGS NEVER CHANGE, WOULD YOU BE HAPPY LIVING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE LIKE THIS?”

As long as I’m talking, we are good. It’s when I get quiet... I’m done. I talk to try to change things. Once I realize my words aren’t heard or considered, I can’t change anything or make someone see the flaw or fault in the situation, it’s my turn to sit back and evaluate myself, [...]

LAVENDER TEA MAKES ME A BETTER MOM

Hey Moms, Sometimes we all need a drink! Since I am not big on alcohol, my drink of choice is Lavender Tea. It has an instant calming effect, much like drinking a glass of wine. Only it has more health benefits. So, while my nerves are getting calm it's also great for self-care.  I wish someone [...]

ME BEING QUIET MAKES EVERYONE COMFORTABLE BUT ME! SORRY, I MATTER THE MOST!

Sistas, say what you want! Put yourself first! I’m tired of worrying about everyone’s comfort level when they ain’t worried about mine. See, here’s the thing. I spent most of my life people pleasing, taking the high road, tryna be the nice one and guess what? “I was fucking miserable” and Nobody cared! Finally, after having [...]

WE KNOW THOUSANDS OF EVIL NUN STORIES, YET THERE IS A STEREOTYPE OF WOMEN WEARING HIJABS IN AMERICA

I woke up disgusted at all the evil and destruction that Christianity has done in America since they arrived.  It is Native Heritage Month and as I was thinking of lessons to teach my daughter, I couldn't allow the month to go by without teaching her of the boarding schools for "Indian children" that were set [...]

IT’S OFFICIALLY SWEATER WEATHER

I’m an East Coast girl. There is something so sexy about the weather change. Sweaters, warm tea, that extra blanket on the bed! Let’s not forget about the sexiness of men in Tim’s and Hoodies on, women in skinny jeans and high boots! Seeing your breath. Deep sigh, I have the biggest smile on my [...]

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We were blessed with the fact that Waldo and Maxine became an iconic couple people have loved and remembered. I was blessed to work with an amazingly talented actor and friend, whom I have built a lifelong bond and friendship with that has lasted 30 years. Every time I left my house when I lived in Los Angeles, someone [...]

THE BENEFITS OF WATER

It always floors me when I hear people say they don’t like water, or they don’t drink water. Our bodies are mostly water. Yes, you can eat your water, but it is also important to drink it. Besides rehydration, it helps keep your body temperature normal. Helps your body get rid of waste through urination, [...]

HAPPY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

The National Native American Heritage Month was created in 1990 after Congress passed a resolution and it was blessed by George H.W. Bush, to honor Native American contributions, sacrifices, achievements, and culture amongst the years. This month was made to recognize the historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what we now know as The [...]

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH

Alzheimer's is one of the biggest epidemics in the world. It is something that will directly affect us all. My mom used to work at this great place called Sunrise Senior Living in Westlake Village, CA. She worked on a floor that they refer to as “The Reminiscences”. Many of my friends live on this [...]