“There is a love, That is shining for you. Coming in to make you whole. It’s
shining for you, coming in to make you whole.” – India.Arie

This week was COLD! Literally more than figuratively. The weather in Philadelphia was as low as 11 degrees this week. It seems like Winter came right when it was suppose to…we are feeling it! But I must say I’m feeling warm and fuzzy in my little corner of the universe.


“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)

I really enjoyed the time I spent this week, just spending time with loved ones and having that good ole’ quality ME TIME I so desperately need. I got a massage this week, gave my nails, hair and body some TLC and spent NYE right where I belong…on my yoga mat in child’s pose, praying and thanking God for another year of life.

I debated going out but decided I was going to spend that ‘special’ moment by myself this time. It seems like the older I get, certain moments feel less special or unique. I’m realizing that your life moments are more defined by you than by others. Either way, I am super excited for 2018 and can’t wait to grow and blossom and evolve these next 12 months. I feel like this is just going to be a very special year of taking care of certain things…myself being the number one thing on that list.



This week I reflected on this past year. I worked on writing pieces for what seemed like hours, never at any moment getting tired, or bored. I took a bath, and talked to myself about everything that’s causing me some once of pain right now. It was so freeing. I found myself asking questions to imaginary people in my head, waiting for their imaginary answers and finding the answers on my own. Sometimes thats how life goes. You have to find the answers on your own.

This week ended with a snow day that kept me in house, filled my mind with sheets of cleanliness and reminded me that life needs to slow down sometimes so we can monitor our breathing and feel our heartbeats.

My goals for this next week include, reading and writing everyday, not complaining about the cold when I’m out in it, but instead just enjoying the beauty of nature, continuing to wake up early and getting to work right away, and replacing every negative thought in my head with a positive one.


Yesterday evening, I did my weekly segment on Philadelphia’s 96.1 FM/ 900 AM W.U.R.D. show The Lounge. I talked to host Keaton Nichols and listeners about how our environment affects our eating habits. The two main things it comes down to: ATMOSPHERE & PRESENTATION. You definitely want to tune in to this one and find out the simple ways you can have brain power over your body. Listen Below and Share!

Click here to be directed to this week’s segment on SoundCloud.


Check out my segment LIVE on Mondays 6pm PST/9pm EST on Facebook here: 900AM WURD to hear me give insight on keeping your mind, body and soul right for your life. You can also listen to The Lounge at the same time here: http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wurd-am

To find out more about W.U.R.D. and Black Talk Media click here: http://wurdradio.com.

Tune in to my online radio show every Sunday at 2pm PST/5pm EST here: http://edg-ord-kxlu.streamguys1.com/klmu

Today’s Content

Conversations that Count

Source: SparkNotes

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being too nice to people?




Source: Anna Dziubinska/Unsplash

4 Quick Stress-Relieving Tricks You Can Do On The Go



Going vegan one day a week

Source: Self.com/Well+Good

Going Vegan One Day a Week is Good for Your Health and Your Wallet



Source: LATimes.com

How hip-hop legend Russell Simmons plans to save the world with yoga



Tracks from the show (In order played)

Warm it Up (With Love) – Brandy

Be O.K. – Chrisette Michele

Free Yourself – Fantasia

Happy To Be Here – E40

Break the Shell – India.Arie

I’m Okay – Tiffany Evans

One Love – Mary J. Blige & U2

Friday Food for Thought – FOR COLLEGE SENIORS! (and everyone else)


Oprah & Brene Brown: Living BRAVE

Snippet from show: 2:38 – 5:24


Positive Affirmations

  • Every person I meet is an opportunity to learn something
  • I am the only one who creates my life experience
  • My heart is wise beyond my mind


TIP: Do not try to have control over other people and things. Trying to have control over other things is having control over you. Understand what is in your control. If it’s causing you confusion, it’s not under your control.