I venture out for coffee, my five-year-old daughter in tow. We have been staying here for a couple days now, Wi-Fi has yet to be set up, beds have yet to be delivered. But it’s nice. A variation on glamping. The walls are painted therapeutic colors and we enjoy a time of simple living—away from … Continue reading Thunder In Paradise
Days of the Weak
Days of the weakDays of the strongYesterday you dropped a bombToday you tell me to move along Weeks turn to months, months into yearsTime passes in good form, but I’d rather count in tearsWhy are things measured in length 10 years of devotion, so that shows strength?If all that time adversity lay low?I’m told it’s … Continue reading Days of the Weak
A Passover Haggadah for Trauma Survivors
Who wants to re-enact trauma? Sure, we want to grow from our experiences; remember those times in our lives we showed up like never before. When our survival instincts kicked in, when our visceral responses led the way. When we were reminded of our prowess and capabilities, which are often so overlooked in a modern … Continue reading A Passover Haggadah for Trauma Survivors
This morning, I woke up after a full, uninterrupted night’s rest. It felt great. I’m glad I decided to not watch extra tv last night and listened to my body’s signals of near-exhaustion. When I awoke I was greeted by the sound of birdies. I love how they chatter so in the early morning. Mimicking … Continue reading Good Morning
Sex/Life Commentary Part 2
I appreciated how they showed how Brad had a lot of deep-seeded issues and how they played out in his hurting Billie. Then, when he did end up resolving his internal conflict, he healed a lot. The way he healed and transformed so completely is part of the fantasy of the show. Trauma and it’s … Continue reading Sex/Life Commentary Part 2
I recently started watching the Sex/Life Netflix series. Soon after completing Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul, which I recently released, I got to writing my next book, which is my second book about love relationships. (First Comes Self-Love, Then Comes Marriage was the the first one, released in 2017. More information in my blog’s books … Continue reading Sex/Life Commentary
What is Soul-Centered?
It can be a lot of things! Here is part of my take on it: Soul-centered is connecting to one’s breath. Soul-centered is prioritizing one’s morning routine before getting caught up in the whirlwind of daily tasks and to-dos. Soul-centered is having a morning practice which grounds you. What that looks like for me is … Continue reading What is Soul-Centered?
Purim: A Story of the Topsy-Turvy
Today is the holiday of Purim. The holiday celebrates how the Jewish people were on the verge of being killed and then Queen Esther saved their lives. There is a commandment to become befuddled till the point of confusing the evil Haman, who sought to destroy the Jews, with Mordechai, a Jew who counseled Esther … Continue reading Purim: A Story of the Topsy-Turvy
you derail me your presence ails me makes me wanna sail away go on a getaway cuz you can't see your impact on me and even when you try the next time you still make me cry It's not my job to teach you to find a way to reach you I have enough on … Continue reading Sail Away
Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul—Hot off the Press!
I recently published my fifth book, entitled, Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul. It marks the 15th year of my writing, which I began soon after the sudden passing of my father. It is a compilation of essays and poems on mindfulness, school-life balance, work-life balance, and self-care. I started writing more to cope with the … Continue reading Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul—Hot off the Press!