"Condition of The Heart"- A Review

"Condition of The Heart"- A Review

As women, the love stories that shape our lives are often a deep ocean full of amazing moments of love, heartbreak, learning experiences and fond memories that we tend to bury deep inside, only sharing them in our private thoughts and journals.    Playing to a packed house, Dhi Di brilliantly shared her story with vulnerability, humor and moments that had me fighting back tears.   It was completely relatable as I listened to her share stories of love, loss, growth and maturity.

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Some Much Needed Validation! Blogger Recognition Award

Some Much Needed Validation! Blogger Recognition Award

Yesterday, I received a message that this blog, The Sum of Many Things had been nominated for a Blogger Recognition award. Special thanks to Meikko Love for nominating me. Check her blog out at www.iammeikkolove.com.  I can’t tell you how much this nomination means to me and how “on time” it came. I have been in a place of doubt for the past week wondering if I’m impacting the lives of women with my content. This nomination is confirmation to me to keep being true to what I love.   My heart lies with women, sisterhood and our complete healing.  My desire is to create a safe space where women can speak freely, their emotions, their pain, their triumphs and victories without fear of unnecessary judgement by those who wish to place women in limiting boxes.

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Black Love II by Nikki Williams Rucker (guest post)

Black Love II by Nikki Williams Rucker (guest post)

They ask us if we hate ourselves

And the answer lingers

As if lost in a chasm of uncontained thought

We process and redress and re process

Our answer like perms

 

In beauty salons

And the images before us change color

With the help of New Growth and Revlon

And still there is silence

 

I refuse to believe we have lost the essence of who we are

The road we were once marching upon

Is now covered in blood stained tears of mothers

Begging for answers

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Paralyzed by Self-Doubt

Paralyzed by Self-Doubt

The fear is paralyzing, freezing my emotions and thoughts. My inner critic’s voice becomes louder in my head.  “Who are you fooling?  You’re 41. It’s too late for you. That time of following your dreams is over. You missed it, you have responsibilities now”.  The kryptonite of self-doubt was trying to kill my dreams.

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