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Get your foot off your neck.

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The older Rose from Titanic said, “it has been 84 years….” I feel that is how long it has been since I last wrote an article. So, here we are.

If you have read my earlier work, you will know that I talk much about transformation, growth, authenticity, etc. So…

And What Happens When We Do

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It sat behind my bedroom door covered by its case, collecting dust as the days passed. My guitar.

It was gifted to me years ago, and I practiced it as best I could, but I never took lessons. I played the French horn and piano, so learning the fingering of…

Base image from Pixabay, but edited by myself.

It is currently 11:37 pm EST as I write this. I am not feeling well, and I had the intention of going to bed over an hour or so ago. However, as I was browsing photos on the internet for future edits, and trying to think of something to write…

It seems my mind is on defining words lately, and perfection is the lucky target this time. So what is this all about?

I have been doing a deep cleaning, little by little, of my personal space in my room. We often find ourselves just cleaning the things we can…

Is that possible?

Many of us have heard this phrase time and time again, I am sure, but over the past week or so, I have been mulling over the validity of it. It has become a sort of ‘earworm,’ but not of music. It has become an earworm of random phrases.


Celebrate Your Milestones

It started with me looking about my cluttered room, wanting to just throw everything out, leave, and start anew. To just leave, and start life fresh. I shuffled things around, threw things in the trash, and would have continued to do so until a visitor arrived.

My mom.

She waltzed…

‘Dynamic Serenity’ by Andrew Larsen

How does one live up to the fire and tenacity of a child daring to live exactly as they are, despite the world demanding they not?

This is a question that has sat with me for the past 2 weeks after I had the fortune of listening to Staceyann Chin…

On Monday, 20 March 2017, a song played on my Spotify radio entitled ‘Satisfied’ from the musical Hamilton. I have not seen the musical (yet), but have heard amazing things about it. I hope to see it some time soon, but alas, the last I heard, it was sold out…


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