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 Love?
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
I wake up everyday with this sort of amnesia. Thoughts running through my mind. To-do lists draped across my heart. I am bewildered, beset by concerns. It’s not as if I have conquered my previous 35 years of life’s challenges-—some minor, some more severe. That track record is nowhere to be found. And so, every … Continue reading Stumbling Through
Stretching Wrings Out Stress
Today was a very special morning! I got to do all my stretches! With having to get to work some mornings and having to wake up for my child on the others ones, I barely have enough time in the morning to stretch! I have an abbreviated version of course. But, It. Is. Not. The. … Continue reading Stretching Wrings Out Stress
Dear Inner Critic
Dear Inner Critic,Sorry I’m not always perfectBut I’m not the shmuck you paint me asI am strong I am braveI have survived a lot of shitRemember that time my cousin got killed by a fuckin’ volcano?Or how about that time my dad suddenly collapsed and went unconscious and I never got to speak to him … Continue reading Dear Inner Critic
Martyrdom and Motherhood
We may think that we are helping our kids by eating the burnt toast and saving the good stuff for them. But kids model our behavior, so in fact we are harming them. For they see us eat the burnt toast and learn that when one grows up one eats burnt toast. So, let’s change … Continue reading Martyrdom and Motherhood
Tonight into tomorrow will mark 15 years after my father’s sudden passing. Even before he passed away, my whole life I struggled with low self-esteem. But I covered it up with good grades and people pleasing. Well, the illusion of control shattered in my senior year of college when I got the call from my … Continue reading Be YOU
Morning Musing on Mamas and Papas
My parents gave me the ingredients. But I choose at what temp and for how long it cooks.