7 Gems - You're Welcome, grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Trauma of it all, Trying to figure this all out

Mother’s Day Hangovers: Yup, They’re a Thing…

Whhhheeeewwwwwww!!! *wipes forehead* We made it! We made it through Mother’s Day!  A day we may have dreaded, may have prepared for, or may have had some really unexpected things come up for us; but we made it! Pat yourself on the back because you deserve it! So…. anybody else have an emotional hangover after… Continue reading Mother’s Day Hangovers: Yup, They’re a Thing…

7 Gems - You're Welcome, grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Parenting Afterwards/The Aftermath, Trying to figure this all out

Lemme Check… Yup! Still Hard

Photo by: @CRF.pics (IG) How much time is “enough time” for a person to be “over” their loss? How many of you have been asked if you’re STILL having a hard time since your loss? I’m grateful that question doesn’t usually come in my direction anymore (probably because I’m a little feisty. *shrugs* blame it… Continue reading Lemme Check… Yup! Still Hard

grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Trauma of it all, Trying to figure this all out

The Intersection of Joy X Pain

𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰 JOY!!! And pain Are like Sunshine!!! And rain JOY!!! And pain Are like Sunshine and rain 𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰 If you didn’t start singing along w/ the Maze featuring Frankie Beverly version OR the Rob Base version, we can’t be friends! *Abrupt change of energy starting… now* I recently had the experience of shopping for my… Continue reading The Intersection of Joy X Pain

7 Gems - You're Welcome, Laugh through the pain, Trying to figure this all out

How’s that working for you…?

Guess who's bizzack!!! Hey booskies! So its it's been a MINUTE since my last post. Life is "lifing" as usual and I have gotten sidetracked trying to stay afloat.  Been thinking a lot about reflection and how I'm putting my own suggestions/recs into practice. I asked myself, “how’s that working for you?” I figured I'd… Continue reading How’s that working for you…?

grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Trauma of it all, Trying to figure this all out

Use Your Senses: Healing Through Bodywork

Too often I think we forget that we have 5 (sometimes 6) senses. You remember those lessons from preschool and early elementary school where you were encouraged to identify what you could see, taste, smell, feel and hear? If you have access to all of these senses, I think we sometimes take them for granted.… Continue reading Use Your Senses: Healing Through Bodywork

black angel moms, grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Trauma of it all, Uncategorized

It’s Complicated…

It's that thing you say when you think folx won’t understand or when you simply don’t feel like explaining something to others. Sometimes it’s the thing you say when you’re trying to make sense of your position but in truth, it doesn’t even fully make sense to YOU so, it’s complicated. It’s been a while… Continue reading It’s Complicated…

7 Gems - You're Welcome, Laugh through the pain

Siblings From Hell: Shame & Guilt

No, I’m not talking about Cinderella’s evil step-sisters or those creepy twins from The Shining. I’m talking about these sneaky little mofo’s that show up in life right when times are already hard. How do they show up? Shame = I am wrong | I should be something/someone different | who I am is not… Continue reading Siblings From Hell: Shame & Guilt

7 Gems - You're Welcome, black angel moms, Laugh through the pain

Why You Should See a Therapist

So I know some people think therapy is BS and question why you should pay someone to complain about your problems when you can do that for free with your friends. Welp, I’m here to tell you that THE RIGHT therapist can be a godsend and can really help to get you all the way… Continue reading Why You Should See a Therapist

Laugh through the pain, TTC (trying to conceive)

You Gon’ Get This Lesson in Patience Today!

Have you seen that old Kevin Hart comedy special where he was talking about how his dad would tell people (including him), “you gon’ learn today!”?  That was one of his funniest specials IMO because it really drove home the point that whatever you didn’t already understand, you were about to learn it. QUICKLY! As… Continue reading You Gon’ Get This Lesson in Patience Today!

7 Gems - You're Welcome, black angel moms, grief & loss, Laugh through the pain

7 Things I Oddly Miss…

There are a lot of things I miss about being pregnant but there are a select few that really stick out and feel ever-present as this year comes to a close. The consistent intense feeling of grief fades a bit over time but the shorter, intermittent bursts of sadness are hella powerful even 6 months… Continue reading 7 Things I Oddly Miss…