The Sun

I’ve come to rely on the sun The way a child does its mother So when the clouds move in And the sun is nowhere to be found I must trust it will return And it always does Flickering before beaming Filling all shadows with shades of yellow Orange Citrus rays skip across the sidewalk … Continue reading The Sun

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On Being Free & Grounded

I've been practicing mindfulness today and this idea of being free and grounded keeps circulating in my thoughts. I imagine a bird flying in a bright blue sky with an anchor around its torso, weighing it down as it struggles to soar. Then I realize I'm projecting and really what it means to be both … Continue reading On Being Free & Grounded

Rain

It's half past midnight and I keep staring out the window at the bare swaying branches glistening beneath the orange lamp post. I close my eyes and a moment with my daughter earlier in the day replays in my mind. We're walking in the rain and singing the "rain rain go away" song. Despite the … Continue reading Rain

Unpacking

I'm striving to become more aware of what my body is telling me and making sure to not only notice what's happening inside me, but also around me. I'm constantly being reminded that I have to trust my gut and follow my heart. What I'm realizing through overdue introspection is that I do neither of those … Continue reading Unpacking

Still I Rise

The first book I ever purchased was "Poems" by Maya Angelou. I brought $10 to school that day because I had been looking forward to the book fair for weeks--I must have been in 5th grade. I circled the aisles and something drew me to this book with the teal cover and photo of a woman … Continue reading Still I Rise

Listen to the Whispers of your Heart

It will not lead you astray. I've been determined to silence the noise and just listen to what my soul feels/what my heart says. (It's amazing how the body instinctively knows what you're feeling before your mind has even begun processing anything.) And it's been going something like this: Live life in a big way Let it … Continue reading Listen to the Whispers of your Heart