I want a free T-shirt!

I admit it. I have a bit of a t-shirt fetish. I am channeling my love of T’s to get my bum bum in shape. (Did I just say “bum bum”?) This year I want to get healthier. I want to get a cleaner diet and a less toxic and bloated body. I have decided…

Sad but Inspired

Last week or so I signed up to be a BeachBody Coach. I had a hard time finding the “‘why’ I wanted to be a Coach”. The best answer I could come up with is that I wanted to help people. That answer simply wasn’t “deep enough”. Today I found out that someone I know…

Can I be honest?

Tomorrow I am starting a diet and exercise regimen and I can not be less excited. I am feeling quite a bit of resistance to this new endeavor and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because I have both fear and an extensive history of failure, especially of late. Perhaps I simply don’t…

Depression the fear and grieving dis-ease

Depression is a deep, dark hole of despair. Nothing can escape its grasp; not even light, reason, or sanity. Depression is often described as anger turned inward. Depression is not anger turned inwards; rather it is the product of fear and grieving. Fear of a specific something happening becomes devastating when it occurs. This causes…

Blackness as a Disease

I wanted to present a polished, formal essay – a satire, perhaps – about the seriousness of “being Black”. Using the medical disease model, I wanted to present “Blackness” as a health-threatening condition. Health is defined as physical, mental, and social wellbeing. For further clarification, wellbeing is the experience of “positives” or “good things”. Experiencing…

Shame, Shame, Shame!

I’ve been slacking, y’all. I have so much to capture, upload, edit, and (of course) give my 2 cents on! I have been cooking, playing with my hurr, thinking about life and health. I will be working on updating you all on latest. But for now, I will lower my head: in part due to…

I AM…

I was raised not to believe in “non-religious guidance” but I am very interested in secular sources. As I have not yet developed a definition of my true self, I turn to other sources for input.    I once read a birthday book that explained the meaning of my birthdate. Instead of trying to remember…

I Stopped Bringing in Treats

I am not the sickest person in the world by any means but I require a medical team to keep me in fighting condition. It’s the holiday season now and this has always been the perfect time to show my appreciation for those medical professionals who have worked all year to take care of me.…

Not So Sure about This…

You can say that I am hair obsessed. After all, I have built entire- yes, ENTIRE- relationships with others over hair discussions. I have read many hair articles and blogs. I’ve even bought the books. I have thrown my 2 cents in a few online discussions and live conversations with others. Come on, would you…

Achoo!

I would say excuse me for sneezing on your screen but I don’t care because I am ill. You see, I have caught a case of affluenza. Clearly my bloated sense of self-worth due to my net-worth renders me incapable of empathy/sympathy.  What is affluenza? Affluenza is a pseudo-disease in which affluent children are severely…