I often debate how much to post on this blog because there are people who know me in real life but don't actually know me and would be surprised if they read these types of thoughts.
My mother often refers to the 'iron fist with the velvet glove' as a metaphor for using grace and tact with people. I wholeheartedly believe that some people need an old school Grandmother approach as opposed to the more modern and understanding approach. So this will be uncomfortable for some people. I'm not apologizing. Saying … Continue reading A Plant-Based Diet Isn’t Foreign. Stop It.
Did you really expect me to start this off any other way? Six years ago, today, we performed the death ritual for my grandmother. Today is also my granddad's birthday. Yeah, I know, that's like mad disrespectful, I'm sure it wasn't a rude birthday present, probably just how the cards fell. The American traditional sequence … Continue reading The Death Ritual
Dope conversations are dope. That is my profound thought for the week. You're welcome. Onwards and upwards. Celebrate: a: to honor (an occasion, such as a holiday) especially by solemn ceremonies or by refraining from ordinary business The nation celebrates Memorial Day. b: to mark (something, such as an anniversary) by festivities or other deviation … Continue reading Do you celebrate enough?
I'm at the church I actually grew up in. Possibly the Blackest place in my world. And it makes sense why the churches I was forced into felt so foreign and not for me. They feel too sterile. That's what it is. The expressive Black church is much more organic. If we need to stop … Continue reading It makes sense now! – Church Thoughts
Chill out for a second. Lynona translation: Stop worrying about how steps 2-15 are going to get done, you need to focus on step 1. Do what you're supposed to do and everything else will naturally and magically fall into place. But you have to do what you're supposed to do. DO WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED … Continue reading “Release the how. Everything is aligning.”
Those little nuggets of wisdom we need on occasion: Release the how. Everything is aligning. - Dr. Crystal Jones Are you willing to surrender to the work of the transformation? Stop letting other people make you doubt your intuition - trusting your own intuition will make you laugh in people's faces sometimes, say "okay sis," … Continue reading Nuggets Pt. 1