Showing posts from January, 2017

Too Close

Too Close Breathless the attraction makes me. Still and silent I stand waiting for more, for fear to pass -Wanda Toby I wrote this inspired by Yuna's single Too Close from her album Chapters. The song is light and melodically beautiful. I'm sure it resonates with many of us that's been burnt by pass relationships, experiences. Though we may be at a point where we are ready to test the waters but when faced with that person or situation there's a hesitation. It is understandable. The beauty though lies in the heart's willingness to risk it all again. Yes, there is beauty and bravery and hope in that even if it may take us a while to get there. Let life flow. No reason to force it. Let love happen organically. Like Yuna sings, "let this heartbeat lead you."

Yuna Releases Chapters

Yuna's Chapters Yuna's latest album, Chapters, is a beautiful, simply compiled set of melodies that can put you in a nice, smooth groove. This is her third album release and like the previous two, it show cases her relaxed, yet beautiful voice and relatable lyrics. I swear this album spoke to me like a preacher who's preaching that sermon, you could swear he wrote just for you. I guage the worthiness of an album by how many songs I enjoy out of the entire compilation. Chapters has 13 tracks and I absolutely love 12 of them. The songs are touching, inspiring and relatable. I think many who have been in relationships or trnasitioning can understand and appreciate her lyrics. If you are looking for fast, jamming beats, this album is not for you. If you like a smooth ride, strong lyrics and something you can just chill, relax and groove to then Yuna's Chapters is a wonderful choice. 92% yes.

Five Simple Steps to Sacrificing for the Future

Do what today others won't, so tomorrow you can do what other's can't. -Brian Rogers Loop Accomplishment  and reaching our goals is about sacrifice. Everything takes some level of effort from us. How much effort we are wiling to exert is the difference between sitting on the couch in front of the television for an couple of hours and doing something productive towards your goal, something we may no really want to do but is necessary to get to the next level. As much as it is about what we are doing, it is also about what the next person is not doing. Did you know accomplishment is rewarding to our sense of self and well being? The effort we make to get where we are going helps reaffirm our self-esteem when that goal is reached. A strong sense of self is a building block in stress management and stress relief. While getting there may require we step outside of our comfort zone, the reward in arriving there adds to the overall enrichment of our lives. Remember these f

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe and Kevin Costner, grossed just a little over 22 million to beat out Rouge One for he number one box office spot this weekend, and I could not be more excited. It is a fabulous film with fine acting and well put together dialogue and cinematography. In Hidden Figures "three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world." Based on the true story of Johnson, Vaughan and Jackson, this film brought to light not only their involvement but the countless women of color and women all together who contributed to a significant moment in history against all od