What Gives You Life? For Me, It’s Dance

We all have something that brings us life. For me, that is dance. Specifically Afro-cultural dance. I began dancing about 3 years ago when my cultural anthropology professor invited me to a “drum circle”. I had been to one before at Venice beach and expected the same high and wild movements to the slightly askew…

What the Full Moon in Libra Means for Us

Libra is the balance between the analytical and sensual Virgo and the dark and enticing Scorpio. The energy of Libra brings an appreciation of raw beauty, a need for active contemplation, and a charm that comes from their confidence in their ability to find all the answers they are constantly seeking. On the flip, Libra…

Today’s Tarot: Oludumare from the New Orleans Voodoo Deck

Oludumare is the Creator. The Creator even for those who turn their back on him, even for those who attempt to ignore him in all, even for those lost in the material world. Throughout our journeys he is there as the witness, observing without intruding, allowing us our freedom of choice. That does not mean…

What Does Success Mean To You?

The idea of success is relative and ever-changing. What I wanted 2 years ago is different than what i’m striving towards now. Some goals overlap, but what I previously defined as success is not the same for me today. I’ve learned more about myself and about life over time, i’ve experienced things that I hadn’t…

For Those Of Us With A Past

I always have a choice in my life. A choice in what I feed the world and what it feeds me. A choice in outlook, in perspective. A choice in who I am and who I become. My past will not control me, yet it inspires me. And tomorrow’s sun is what I’m moving towards.

Why Is Pleasure Taboo??

It’s been a long journey of acceptance with my relationship between myself and my pleasures. It feels like since I was young i’ve been discouraged from pursuing what actually brings me pleasure. What’s that line? Why everything supposed to be bad make me feel so good? In fact, I feel that what i’m not interested…

A Morning Mantra. Starting My Day With Gratitude!

We’ve been through so much to be able to remember it all. Our history has been passed down to us to create a better future. In praise I love my life, Asé, knowing that by being alive I’m doing it right. In justice I speak, I believe, I act. In light I am and in…

How To Still Act With LOVE Without Being A Doormat

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen this post on Tuesday. However, this is still relevant today and ALWAYS: “Just remembered something. Someone told my friend, ‘sometimes you can’t act with love.’ That’s bullshit. You can always act with love, but it’s a self-love that keeps your boundaries in tact. It’s self-love…

OWN Your Uniqueness! With Love, Abstrkt

Everyone has their own truth. Their own wants. Likes and dislikes. There is no one who can decide these for you. It’s all up to you. The only way to get to know these pieces of you is through taking time. Like we would treat a relationship with another, this is key to the way…

Breaking My Fast With An Avocado Smoothie Bowl

But not before drinking a ridiculous amount of water. I drank at least 32 oz. last night and at least 32 oz. this morning before eating anything so that my body would slowly bring itself back to life. That’s also why i’m reintroducing food with a smoothie bowl. I don’t want to shock my body…