Survive to Thrive

  In my young adulthood, I have struggled with the idea of truth. Truth-telling requires courage, boldness, integrity, and the ability to withstand the blacklash from those who seek to hide the truth. For me, this blog gives me the opportunity to not only speak my truth, but to overcome fear, anxiety, and retaliation. There…

The Little Girl Who Survived 🙌

As I reflect over my adolescence and young adulthood, I have recently sought to identify the factors that have contributed to my success. First, when I say success, I mean success. Most young people who grew up in Detroit and faced the childhood trauma that I have, just did not make it. Not that I…

20 Years Later…

I was on the elliptical one cold, early morning. Pacing back and forth, a bit tired. A brand new morning, yet I remained physically fatigued. As I encouraged myself to keep going, for the sake of the peace and tranquility that I feel while exercising, I soon realized began to be grateful for the many…

Good Grief!

Grieving a living, breathing human being who is often within reach, an arms length away, is one of the most difficult things I have had to experience. Hope then becomes difficult, because hope teaches us to believe that one day that grief will be no more. Yet, it is perpetual, never-ending, breath-taking. Perhaps, the hope…