A Bittersweet 20th Anniversary

November 20, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of my second open heart surgery.  This is a milestone my family and I looked forward to. A commemoration of how I defied the odds set against me.  An opportunity to reflect on the blessings and lessons learned throughout my...

Lessons from An Empath – Retreat, Reflect, Recharge, Ready

Hello all! It has been awhile. I hope you are safe and being good to yourself. It may be difficult to imagine what being good to yourself actually entails under our current circumstances, however, try to find something that makes your soul smile. I must say that to be...

Happy 18th

Eighteen.  Adolescents eagerly await this year for the proclamation of adulthood. Eighteen is the day that I had my first open heart surgery.  At the tender age of 13, I wondering if I would in fact live to see my 18th birthday. My childhood cardiologist, whom is now...

Letting Go of Things Not Meant for You

I remember as a young woman usually after a heartache, unrequited love, an unrealized dream or general disappointment my mother would console me by saying “it wasn’t meant for you.” I didn’t find much comfort in those words back then. Today, they become more and more...