New Book: The Future Is Waiting For YouRead more: New Book: The Future Is Waiting For You
I am excited to announce my 4th book of poetry “The Future Is Waiting For You!” This is an extended version of the poem I wrote honoring the 2022 SOLES Graduate Students from the University of San Diego. A wonderful early graduation gift or inspiration for anyone who needs a reminder of how much they…
It’s time to deal with those messages of self-loathingRead more: It’s time to deal with those messages of self-loathing
We can love ourselves while holding ourselves accountable for pain and damage we caused when we hated ourselves and exacted that hate into the world. We are blessed by The Loving Creator of our Souls to generate and renew the love that has never left us. However, we have to do the work of uprooting…
Our Thoughts: The ReckoningRead more: Our Thoughts: The Reckoning
Although we are bombarded with information of all kind at every turn, we can bring our thoughts under control. 2 Timothy 1:7 in the King James version of the Bible says that “God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind.” It is that same…
The Poem I Will Never WriteRead more: The Poem I Will Never Write
You will forever be that forbidden poem that I will never write, but whose words will dance and sing in my heart. I will go on to write many pieces, for that is what makes me feel connected to humanity. But that poem is sacred…
Are You “Should-ing” on People?Read more: Are You “Should-ing” on People?
We live in a society that shoulds all over us. This “should-ing” as I am starting to call it or “Should Statements” are actually one of a number of what psychologists call, Cognitive Distortions.
Poem: She Who Names the FlamesRead more: Poem: She Who Names the Flames
What you couldn’t comprehend was the fact that those very same flames were the very exact same ones my Ancestors taught me to tame.
In the ConflictRead more: In the Conflict
As has been the case with our Syrian sisters and brothers and their children, what matters are your families, your safety, your livelihood and yes, your voices. Once the fight is over, rebuilding will be work for you and the generations to come to embark upon. The labor will seem never ending and met with…
It’s Ok If You Can’t Do This.Read more: It’s Ok If You Can’t Do This.
As I sat there attempting to complete a task that I had done numerous times for myself but totally baffled all the molecules in my body right then, it all came flooding at me. The pandemic. The divorce. The isolation. The uncertainty. The exhaustion. The expectations. All of it. Then, I heard myself say the…
The Gift of AcceptanceRead more: The Gift of Acceptance
Thank you for the kind responses to my last reflections on my mother’s life. I greatly appreciate each of you for being a part of this virtual transformative learning circle wherever you may be in the world. My hope is that by sharing my learnings (and unlearnings) I am supporting the reflective process of our…
Poem: Love is Our RealityRead more: Poem: Love is Our Reality
What happens when the warmth of a new day, a new joy, a new will emerges? Emerges and re-minds and re-members and re-calls us back to love? Re-news our minds and re-minds us that we are loved?
Poem: The I Am WithinRead more: Poem: The I Am Within
I am more than my feelings. I am more than resentment and bitterness. My timeless smile and unreserved laughter reminds me of that fact. I am every “No” my Mother Ancestors were robbed of uttering. I am an electric spirit. I am love and courage. I am passion and joy. I am the force behind…
Reflections: Black Love, Black Genius and the Power of SankofaRead more: Reflections: Black Love, Black Genius and the Power of Sankofa
In episode 17 of MTM, Dr. Satira Streeter Corbitt (“Dr. Satira”). Dr. Satira talks about her journey to supporting the love, genius and wellbeing of families through her practice, Ascensions Psychological Services, Inc. She also shares parenting tips and advice for couples.
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