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#selflove#

(Lil Kim, then and now. Photo: google images) Sadly, we live in a society where, as women, we’re constantly being barraged with suggestions on how we should look, dress, and act. New moms are often fielding questions about losing baby weight. The internet has become a hot bed for cyber bullying and fat shaming. Health problems are sometimes the root […]

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Earth Strong Day!

(Photo : google images/quotesgram) In a few days, I’ll celebrate another Earth Strong Day! As I look back on the past year, my thoughts are very much dominated by the types of fires I’ve had to put out. Fires, I never thought would come to my door. While most have been smothered, a few are still smouldering. I’m used to […]

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Five Years Ago Today!

(Photo: google-images) Happy Easter! This post marks my fifth anniversary as a blogger.  was my first entry. It’s been one hell of a ride. I’ve been able to maintain a rather loyal, if quiet readership base since 2011. I want to thank my followers and subscribers who regularly read my posts, those who dip in occasionally, and others who have […]

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To You!

Arcadia Spectacular, Bristol (Sept 2015) JE is one of my favorite people. I moved to the UK around the same time she moved to Bristol in 2013. I didn’t know anyone else, save it my partner. JE, SY, and I responded to an invitation on Bristol Gatecrashers Facebook group to meet up. The group was created to bring new transplants […]

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REIKI LEVEL 11 CERTIFIED (updated)

(Photo credit: prilliman.tripod.com) 22/03/2016 Update: I’ve now completed Reiki Level 11. Happy Days. Since embarking on this journey, something incredibly fascinating, and almost unbelievable, has happened to me. People not meant to be in my life, have disappeared. Let me explain; all contact and communication in every form, has abruptly stopped. I even tried communicating one more time. Nothing happened. […]

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Just For Today!

Photo: Reiki.net (via google images) I’m glad I kept track of the little blessings, which came my way last year. The year passed with some incredibly painful lessons. However, it helps to look back on each day, and see how the universe conspired to give me the things I needed, at that time. I’m still in the process of tidying […]

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Happy New Year!

What did the dawn of 2016 find you doing? Partying hard, or a quiet night at home? I know my US family spent it in church. For so many, it’s a time of reflection, resolutions, and planning. I wanted something different. A few months ago, I went in search of, and found it. I got all dolled up in a […]

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 70,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.

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I Rise. I Grind.

  Recently, I blogged about how good things were going for me. For the first time in a long time, this girl was content and happy. Well, as it always does, life happens. Two weeks ago tomorrow, I was brought to a place I’ve never been before. Never envisioned. I visited several dark places. There was no one there to […]

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#winning#

Medal Given To Me With the exception of a few places, I’ve always been commended for a job well done. Sometimes we go from job to job, until we find one that accepts our perfect mix of talents. I find that Welfare to Work is where I have found my niche. Perfect place to go out. Before self employment. I […]

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