My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 24-“Shake Dat Je’llo” Life is too serious to be serious…this credo is indoctrinated into my moral code. If you spend enough time around a person, they will do something stupid. As my grandmother once said, “A life with no mistakes means you can’t learn from anything. And if you didn’t make mistakes, life wouldn’t be fun.” Those... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 21-“Number 1” I dreamed I got married a couple of weeks ago. Flanked by groomsmen, I stood in the narthex on the penthouse floor of a swanky hotel which overlooked an unfamiliar city skyline—I think it was a combination of Atlanta and New York. My friends traded lighthearted barbs to take the load off my anxiety;... Continue Reading →

Count Your Blessings

 < No one feels reassured by the phrase "It could be worse."  It doesn't help people put their problems into perspective and feel better.  If anything, it reminds people that they are going through adverse circumstances and they dwell on them a little more by comparing it to what others are going through.  When my... Continue Reading →


I love Nas' song "Daughters." I'm 26 years old and I am definitely a part of the hip hop generation. There are other songs like John Mayer's song but I don't relate to it the way I do to Nas'. It's not the genre as much as it is the content. It's about being a... Continue Reading →

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