Living with Inner Me

When I received the great news from my boss that I was leaving from work in ten hours instead of twelve hours today I said"Ok, that's good. I'll be able to go ahead and get the gym out the way." Right? Right!! I was excited and ready to go. So, when the time clock struck …

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Living Familyless

For the last few days I've been waking up asking God first thing "Why am I alone?" I know I left my ex-husband eight years ago because I was struggling with some hurt of my own but I never expected to be single for the rest of my life God." Or at least that's how …

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Living for my Nephew (Open Letter)

Hey friend, How are you feeling today? Pretty good. I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Let me ask you question. Are you an auntie? Yes you said. Oh good so am I!! Isn't auntiehood a blessing? Yes I made the word up lol. Well I asked you that question because I want to share …

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Mental Suicide

Dear Thoughts, You are not always there for me. Like I expect You're sometimes mean to me. Like I expect You are that comfortable pain. Like I expect But don't misunderstand Although I expect different Sometimes different is unhealthy That's why I require daily check-ins Just to make sure we're still ok Although suicide was …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

02/13/22:57 Dear Love, We made it another Valentine's Day together separately. We have grown in love individually with ourselves then one another. In love completely From the moment God said you were ready for me and I for you Instantly in His time You respect me inside and out All of me Even when I …

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I apologize to you

11/16/17 23:26 pm Hey Survivors, I apologize for not showing up for you guys tonight. I wasn't prepared with any content as promised for Thursday night and for that I'm sorry. Have a wonderful weekend and live every moment out loud. See ya Sunday!! With Hugs and Love, Lakell

Affirm + Love Anyway

11/15/2017 22:33 pm Hey Survivors, I believe that love is an action word with major responsibility for the giver and the receiver. Today I affirm that I will take my responsibility to give love seriously in order to lead to healthier encounters with those who receive it from me. If it isn't received well then …

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A survivor’s lesson in understanding “My mouth heard you say I love”

I said I love you.. but you replied" that's not what I said" but I heard you you replied" it wasn't me maybe it was the voices in your head" I don't understand why not because that's what you are suppose to do. You're my mother, my father, you're my sister and my friend and you are …

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Affirm+Show Up

11/13/2017 10:53am My spirit felt so alive this morning and ready to go. So today I affirm I will show up to live as the best version of me today. With Hugs and Love, Lakell

{A Survivor’s Heart} Still Standing & Stepping Out, The Purple Affair

Hey Survivors, I had the pleasure of attending a phenomenal event to kickoff National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday. The 6th Annual Purple Affair was hosted by visionary Tamiko Lowry-Pugh, the founder of The Still Standing Foundation located in Atlanta, GA.   Tamiko wears many hats as an author, empowerment speaker, book publisher, domestic violence …

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