Self Care aka Flower Power

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in musings | 3 comments

This past month, self-care has returned to my world. It included my first-ever acupuncture session, 2 flotation therapy sessions and a  3-day yoga retreat. As a work-at-home artist and mother of two young boys, replenishing my well usually falls last on the list. But after feelings of lack (not-enough time/resources/self-worth) crept into my head and seemed to be taking up residence, I had to do something. Too many consecutive days of...

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Grateful

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in musings |

So grateful. That’s how I’m feeling right now in this moment. Tomorrow is not promised to us. And yesterday can never exist today. Every waking moment is new. Every day is a new day. This past week was filled with fevers, vomit, diarrhea, oozing buggas: the boys were sick. It was hard. It’s difficult to witness the reality of your child’s mortality. And today? Today they were bouncing around as if nothing happened. Back...

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Action Is Required

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in musings | 2 comments

Action. Action is required at this time. I’ve been wanting, waiting, hoping for inspired action. You know that feeling that just moves you to dance, to paint, to create! How beautiful, how sexy how romantic, that notion of inspired action. Beautiful clean bright inspiration. Inspire. In spirit. But what if you feel disconnected to spirit? What if you’ve been searching and searching for the plug but have been coming up empty. Empty....

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Divinity Now

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in musings | 2 comments

Here we are now. Now here. N o w h e r e. We had a fabulous summer vacation on the mainland and returned home to Hawaii in a flurry of packing, moving, unpacking and settling into our new home. And what lush and beautiful surroundings we find ourselves. I’d really like to chat a long time about the external beauty of this place but I’d rather use this space to record what is really on my mind: authenticity. Authentic: not false or...

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Identity

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in musings |

I am so much more than what the eye sees. Yes. I do identify with being Black. a woman. an African-American. an artist. a native New Yorker. a dancer. a mother. a wife. a photographer. a daughter. a sister. a friend. Yes. My identity is important. Yes. I identify myself by the roles I play and what and who and where attracts me. But I am careful not to stop there. It doesn’t stop here. My identity is not a wall. It is not a box. It is not...

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The Fire Burns

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in musings | 4 comments

I feel excited! Eager for what’s coming. I can smell it and almost taste it but certainly most of all I can FEEL it. Change is coming. BIG change! I don’t know how, I just know it IS. My fire has been lit or rather, fed…. for I am the Hearth Keeper of my inner world, my sanctuary. I have done a very good job of keeping my fire going even when it dwindle, even when there was barely a glow. This fire has been tended with Love,...

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