Valentine’s Day is upon us, which is a great opportunity to focus on what love is and what it isn’t. 1- Love is embracing yourself, your strengths as well as your weaknesses. 2- Love is seeing your greatness, while acknowledging you are a work in progress. 3- Love is protecting your heart with healthy internal boundaries, instead … Continue reading What is Love?
Love Is in the Air
Cherish the relationship you have. And if you think you don’t have one, think again, cuz we are all in a relationship with ourselves. But if you are like me, self-love doesn't come easy. And living in a culture that cultivates being saved by another doesn't help! My journey in self-love had its beginnings in … Continue reading Love Is in the Air
Mama Growing Pains
"I want to have your baby"Songs written by those gone crazyOur love would drown in the diaper changesAnd sleepless nightsLeading to reasonless fightsJust because things don't feel rightCuz we're constantly itching for something moreContinuously plagued by moment-to-moment bore-domI once was ableNow free time is just a fableSo I'm less capableBut life's not less escapableTrained on … Continue reading Mama Growing Pains
Not This Time
Emptiness sets inFear of being left begins All the good feelsWhat’s the big deal It can be taken away in an instantI’m anything but invince– able I’m crying so hard insideBut my eyes, they stay dry No matter how much I tryI can’t kick the habit How do I feel safeHow can I win a … Continue reading Not This Time
In Others, We See Ourselves
There is a teaching I learned first in the name of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Then years later I heard it again in the name of another teacher/master of a different faith. The teaching goes like this: When we see faults in others, it is really our own faults we are seeing in them. Like, … Continue reading In Others, We See Ourselves
My Kid, My Calling
In the summer of 2014, when I decided to stop chasing men and start chasing my dreams of becoming a mom, I committed myself to being the most reliable professional I could be, which for me meant making sure I consistently got to work promptly. My first nutrition job after grad school was in a … Continue reading My Kid, My Calling
I Bleed Melted Crayons
You shot a dart Through my heart And now I bleed But my blood isn't the viscosity That it seems It's thicker And less quicker It's multi-colored dark Not red alone Ever since you hung up the phone I feel my entire future blown I'm downtrodden, sad Full of despair The things I used to … Continue reading I Bleed Melted Crayons
Be Busy DOING YOU
I'm at a great place career-wise now. I am working full time in a nutrition job that I LOVE while having a couple extra hours a month to devote to my private practice. And I appreciate how I can charge affordable rates at my private practice since it's not the main way I am earning … Continue reading Be Busy DOING YOU
You Got This!
“Ok, let’s go somewhere else.” Did that group of four women just leave the area at the very moment I arrived? Holy, shit! My worst fear has finally manifested! And it only took 35 damn years. Of course, my first reaction was to second guess my recent actions...Was it the F bomb I dropped a … Continue reading You Got This!
I love how performers flirt with their audience. Like literally, 'you can look, don't touch' (Best Friend - Saweetie ft. Doja Cat lyrics—their performances are too strippery for my taste, but that's a great line.) I've always wanted to be a performer. I've also always wanted people to pay attention to me. The problem is, … Continue reading Beyoncé Appeal