In the spirit of DOING
There is something different about the year 2013 for me. I don’t mean in that cliché way that every year is supposed to be different, or the year you finally get it together. This year, the energy just feels different. I have spent the last five years learning and dreaming. I have learned so much from the people around me, whether they were co-workers, friends, or random people I met. The...
The Detox Diaries- Day 1 and 2 Recap
These past two of days have been quite a journey to say the least! As I stated in my last blog post, this Monday I took a giant leap and decided to go on a 21 day cleanse (taken from Crazy Sexy Diet). During this adventure cleanse, I will not be eating meat, dairy, sugar, gluten, coffee, alcohol or processed foods. Basically, everything my average diet consists of. But what has helped me is...
On the eve of my cleanse
After a year + of reading Crazy Sexy Diet for the first time, after months of putting it off, and after a few weeks of me going back and forth about my start date, I am finally ready to go on my 21-day cleanse. This cleanse will consist of lots of juicing, a lot of raw plant-based foods, beans and nuts, and no refined sugars, processed foods, coffee or alcohol. I must say, I’m...
Our Health Revolution
Last weekend, I was inspired by two documentaries I watched on Netlfix, The Black Power Mixtape and Brother Outsider. I’m always moved whenever I listen to or read the stories of the revolutionaries who stood for something, who were willing to put their lives on the line to make things better for others. Be it Malcolm X or King, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, or Bobby Seale, I’m amazed at...
"Juke Box Love Song" by Langston Hughes
creativi-d: I could take the Harlem night and wrap around you, Take the neon lights and make a crown, Take the Lenox Avenue busses, Taxis, subways, And for your love song tone their rumble down. Take Harlem’s heartbeat, Make a drumbeat, Put it on a record, let it whirl, And while we listen to it play, Dance with you till day— Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl
Allowing Myself to Receive
When we think of yoga class, images of a rigorous series of Downward Facing Dogs, Warrior and Tree Poses, peppered with back bends and handstands might come to mind. Though these challenging kind of classes are beneficial in their own right, last night in Restorative Yoga I got schooled in a whole different way. Sometimes the most challenging yoga class is the kind when you are not attempting...
Being happy the "right" way
There are women on my Facebook timeline I just love to look at. Not because of a physical attraction, but because of the energy they embody. I have met most of these people I speak of in person, so I know it’s not just a social media front. They have a way about them that I just love. With a contagious smile, and a confident air, they seem to radiate love. Their energy is positive. ...
A Celebration of Black Writing
There was something profound about this past weekend. I was at the Celebration of Black Writing Festival at Temple this Saturday. For those that don’t know, it’s an annual two-week celebration of Black literary notables, journalists, publishers, playwrights, and other writers. There are panel discussions, film screenings and an award ceremony. The last day of the celebration is a...
With life you gotta move or be moved. And with my talent its use or lose. And...– Teisha Marie- Addicted to Life