Retrograde Madness

Shit’s real son.  I don’t know about you, but if everything has been going wrong. . . or had a twist. . . or just unexpected crazy stuff is going down in your world, you aren’t alone. If you are into anything new age then you’ve probably seen that mercury went retrograde this weekend. Well…

Joy

I know what peace feels like. I didn’t always.  But now I do, and I don’t want to go back. I didn’t realize that I lived life with a knot in my stomach. Like I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Like, I couldn’t really catch my breath, even when I was…

The Laws of Motion-Nikki Giovanni

The Laws of Motion (for Harlem Magic) The laws of science teach us a pound of gold weighs as much as a pound of flour though if dropped from any undetermined height in their natural state one would reach bottom and one would fly away Laws of motion tell us an inert object is more…

Through the Storm 

  I had a bad year- or couple of years.  I quit my job as a trial lawyer, and had no idea who I was if I wasn’t fighting in a courtroom. I was in terrible physical shape due to a medical condition, that resulted in physical therapy after I had my baby because my core…

Why Restorative Yoga?

Hi Guys!! This is not your typical yoga class. Restorative yoga places emphasis on restoration, and relaxation, and is wonderful for those who have injuries, illness or deal with lots of stress. That’s just about everyone. And it is for everyone. We aren’t standing on our head.   In restorative yoga, we cultivate openness, and ease. …

On Fear

Confession: For too long I let fear run my life. Fear of rejection. Fear of failure. Fear of success and notoriety.  Fear that maybe I wasn’t enough. Good enough. Smart enough. Pretty enough. Maybe I’m too goofy…(because if you know me then you know….. ) too outspoken. Too emotional. Too angry. Too black.  Not black enough.  You…

Haters gonna hate. . . Love your way through.

We all have them. Haters. Sometimes, they come disguised as friends, co-workers, hell, even family. Sometimes, it’s the random hateful racist at the grocery store who makes a comment- loudly, to someone right near you- about how much he loves Donald Trump, and how Trump’s gonna fix this country with his wall. . . after…

Self-Care in the Trump Era

My God. or Goddess. So, my phone is regularly giving me news alerts of the latest political developments. I’m not going to get into them because this is my page, and my vibration will plummet. (Stay up!!!) But that’s the point of this post. How do you stay up when you are angry?  How do you keep…

Present- Sonia Sanchez

Present This woman vomiting her hunger over the world this melancholy woman forgotten before memory came this yellow movement bursting forth like coltrane’s melodies all mouth buttocks moving like palm tress, this honeycoatedalabamianwoman raining rhythm to blue/black/smiles this yellow woman carrying beneath her breasts pleasures without tongues this woman whose body waves desert patterns, this…

We, too. 

I was home In Lincoln Heights Named for Abraham As many other small black communities are Only 20 years old Not cowardly I had picketed Rich’s Department Store in Knoxville I sat in with Fisk University In Nashville But not all that Brave Mommy didn’t want me to go Neither did my father and I…