Anxiety Does Not Have To Win

It’s beginning to sound like one of those catchy titles to your latest mental health blog. You are welcome. I try to be a bit innovative now and then. For the past two Fridays, I have talked about dealing with anxiety. If you read the poem earlier today, you can see my current state of…

Anxious Thoughts

This is my anxiety speaking  I hope I am not too loud The fear of outside haunts me Locked doors, closed windows Don’t let the sound in  Let me be safe in these four walls All around me suffocating my sanity  My head hurts from thinking so much  I must be dying And in my…

Episode 4: Ode to Christmas Dinner

Can you believe that Christmas is next week!?!?! This week I talk about the horrors of Christmas dinner and my requirements for Caribbean Christmas dinners. My opinions are my own and very Jamaican. All I have to say is that there better be some Oxtail or Curry Chicken. Do you have any Christmas dinner requirements?…

I Will Forget Your Name

When the light fades from your face  And the moon refuses to shine  Will you accept your demise I will say it softly  As if it were a kiss by a fairy I will forget your name  Little pieces of who you were  Will release you from this world I will say it fiercely  Taking…

Christmas Sugar Cookies

It’s that time of year again when we bribe Santa for the more expensive gifts. Lol, that’s a joke. Old Saint Nick is a fair man that does not take bribes or seek political influence. Before I go on a tangent about bribing Santa and how cool it would be if he gave adults gifts,…

"A pity, I wish you were my son."

As I lie here hoping for the end I need your words to remind me  Of a simpler time When the words no longer died in my throat I scream and shout  Only silence greets me now I wish to yell  To tell you that my life has meaning  To prove to you that I…

Gratitude In The Small Places

Last week, I wrote about cultivating a heart of gratitude. Did you take my post into consideration of how your actions affect those around you? Or maybe you glanced at the title and kept going through your day, because what can such a small post do for you? That’s a good question, but here is…

The Beating of a Drum

In the hollow of the tree Lives the beating of a drum Tip tap it goes all night long When the leaves tend to fall It beats a little louder, a little faster than before  This tip tap tapping at my door And when the moon rises To greet the father sky  It beats a…

Start Now! Simple Ideas to Healthier Eating

You will soon hear the whispers of tv commercials on summer bodies, getting fit in 30 days, losing 10lbs in as little as two weeks. You’ve heard it before, haven’t you? And you will have to listen to it again and again and again, as long as may you live.  Why? I won’t lie to…

I Must Confess

Tonight Before I close my eyes And drift off to a land of make-believe I must confess This beating heart of mine is yours And if you wished for my kisses Then I’ll give you three more wishes My Heart  My Soul My Mind Belongs to you with small bows on top As if they…