Tag Archives: healing

Trust the mamas

Have you ever sniffed rubbing alcohol to prevent vomiting? Steeped ginger root in hot water to cure nausea? Rubbed lemongrass oil on mosquito bites? Well, you know who has? Mama Pearl. And so have I, thanks to her. Real quick: If you ever find yourself in a similar situation as what follows, don’t feel badly. […]

The one who got away

Once upon a time, I fell deeply in love with a person who I thought was my soul mate. We weren’t perfect, but we were perfect for each other. And then, we started talking marriage. For better or worse, I realized that committing my life to this person would be the most significant thing I’d ever […]

Death of a friend

It’s been one of those days, I guess. You know what I mean, the kind that starts out beautiful and full of promise, only to end in the tragic monotony of everything you’ve ever known. A cascade of drudgery. But in the midst of it all, you crossed my mind. Suddenly and inexplicably. Inescapably. No […]

I Feel Like I Should Write…

A friend told me recently that the best time to write is early in the morning, when you first wake up. Well, aside from the part where I never wake up “early,” I haven’t been able to make it happen. Lately, I can’t bring myself to write. I don’t get it. My mind never seems […]

The Caveats of my Forgiveness

I’ve been through a lot in my few years. Heartache. Healing. Growth. Part of me is astounded to think back on my life — my approach to life — even just a few years ago and realize how much I’ve changed. Mostly I’m terrified because I know that there’s so much more where that all […]