Emotional Parenting

I don’t know how you grew up, but for a part of my childhood- it was very much a whatever your parents say goes. Growing up in a Caribbean household, meant you didn’t push back, you don’t challenge and most of all you never saw your parents in a position where they were “equals”, let…

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Navigating My Triggers

I am a runner. Nope, not the running shoes, heavy breathing and sweaty running runner. The I-no-longer-feel-happy-safe-settled-or-off running from relationships like a track and field athlete. Being home quarantined allows you time to do a lot of thinking. Some of that thinking may not be so good, but ultimately it allows you to take stock…

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Why Journaling Should Be Part Of Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care, a word that is trending and bouncing off of every lifestyle blogger blowing up Instagram, but other than taking bubble baths, using masks, reading and the like, what are some of the more IMPORTANT things we need to implement more regularly into our lives once the trend disappears? To us, journaling and writing down…

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The 5 Lessons Our Mom Has Taught Us

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. If there is one thing that has been instilled and lightly beaten into us growing up in an immigrant family is the hustle and the fact that you may have to work harder to earn the respect due, but it most definitely will be worth it in the long run. While some rhetoric has…

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Our Fave Shots of 2019

2020. A new decade and all that shizzle. But since 2020 seems to be a bit heavy and we’re only 2 months in (Corona Virus, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, the Australian bush fires, flooding in Northern England), we could go on…we’re feeling a wee bit nostalgic and wanted to look back on the…

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Strangers

Living, breathing, Moving in the same circles, but barely interacting, Just floating and passing each other as if our lives aren’t connected, Walking, passing and not connecting, The void getting bigger and wider and overwhelming, Feelings of loneliness and anger wash over like a wave, Changes, shifting, no longer scary. Feeling stronger on my own,…

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The Importance of Black History Month, From My 6 Year Old

February. The shortest month of the year and yet within the Black community, such a pivotal month; celebrating, embracing and raising awareness of people who made/make an impact on our history. I think we can all accept the importance of Black History Month and Black history in general, but how do we broach the subject…

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This Is Me

Passionate and opinionated,Strong-willed and thorough,Hard-working but quick to anger,I am all these things and more,This is Me.I can be complex, I can say cruel thingsI can be emotional and distant,I am all these things and more,This is Me. I am drawn to pretty things, but I despise being put in a box,And I don’t like…

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To Know Love

What a feeling it is, The comfort and reassurance, To know that without fail, They’ve got you. And you’ve got them. How engulfing it is, To know that no matter the problem, Their love with never waiver, To close your eyes and be reassured their love lingers, Deep, assured and unending Warm, steady and breathtaking…

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Air

Air,Sharp, cold and expansive,Hitting my lungs, Air,So vital and yet so reactiveWhen sucked out of my body, Air,as it constricts and aches my ribs Air,When it pangs so sharply from the words of betrayal Air,Cold and unforgiving Air, the breath of life October 2018- R1

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