It's Ok to "Reset"...

2018 hasn’t started the way I hoped it would. It’s been full of challenges that would seek to sideline me from my goals.  The vision board I created for this year has been an extreme help because I see it every day and use it as a reminder to stay focused, do the work and allow the universe to let freedom manifest in my life.   I can say I’m taking better care of myself. I’m treating myself better.  Taking time away when I need it, resting more, enjoying more experiences with my friends and my family and practicing daily self-care.   I’m slowly finding my balance and equilibrium and when it gets to be overwhelming, I just hit the reset button and begin again.  When I fall back into old habits and old mindsets, I just hit the reset button and begin again.  I'm letting go of the need to be perfect and embracing the desire to be authentically me and loving myself through it all.  I’m finding freedom slowly but more importantly, I’m finding myself again.

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A Much Needed Blogging Break...

If you Google “Blogging Basics”, one of the things you’ll likely see is the importance of posting content consistently.  As content creators, we are constantly focused on our next post or article.  I have an editorial calendar with notes and ideas for every month of the year for both of my websites.   I spend my days researching, writing, and reading.  In addition to that, content creators have to understand social media algorithms, analytics and research new marketing strategies.   I’ve been doing this daily for not one but two websites!  In addition, I’m working full time, raising 3 kids, making and recording new music and performing!  To say I’m burning the candle at both ends is an understatement.  I was doing what I love but I was exhausted and depleted.  When I would sit down to actually write a blog post, article, song, or poem…I had nothing. "I was suffering from an extreme case of writers block"

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Come and Check Me Out Live!!

LOVE & LUST: A Love Supreme with tunes in full bloom by: Nicky DVine, Steve Maxwell, Kristopher Jus Denson and Dee Jay Alicia. 

Special Performance by your host, "Black Widow" (D. Sanders) 

Another Sexy Seductive night.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Oooh Wee Sweet Tea

1225 E. 87th Street, Chicago IL

$15 Admission (includes food and drink)


About D. Sanders

My logo, a woman blooming from a Lotus, represents everything that I am and everything I hope to be; a woman blooming from wounds, hurt and pain.  One petal at a time, I am blooming into my purpose. In spite of being surrounded by the muddy waters of life, I flourish. The Sum of Many Things is a Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog a for women of color who do it all in spite of “life’s mud”. It is my hope that I speak for women who refuse to be confined or imprisoned by their circumstances but instead bloom from wounded spaces.”  This blog is a piece of my heart that I share in the hopes that we heal, grow thru it, survive and thrive.  This is a “safe space”, without judgement or preconceived notions of womanhood, motherhood, sexuality, and femininity. We define who we are and who we want to be.  We are the Sum of Many Things but in all things we remain beautiful and blooming into our purpose and destiny.  Thank you for visiting my website and I hope to connect with you soon!- D Sanders