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Fibromyalgia: More than the Eyes See

Fibromyalgia is defined as a neurological disorder, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain. It impacts the Central Nervous System, which impacts the body physically, emotionally, and mentally. According to research, fibromyalgia causes the brain to process pain/nerve signals differently. Fibromyalgia causes extreme fatigue, inconsistency in sleep patterns, fibro fog (loss of memory), and mood swings. The pain… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: More than the Eyes See

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Listen To Your Body!

Feeling indestructible. That's how some feel when it comes to their bodies. Totally ignoring the signals their body gives them to do the things they want to do. At that point in time, it may not catch up and the regularly-scheduled activities can still go on. But as you get older, things definitely change. I,… Continue reading Listen To Your Body!

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TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

Hey Everyone!  It's been awhile since I've given you a look into one of my poems from my book The Diary of She - Vol. II. Today's poem is entitled Writings On The Wall. I wrote this during a time when I was weak and willing to deal with almost anything to keep the person… Continue reading TSS – “Writings On The Wall”

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Signs Of A Toxic Family Member

We hear it all the time, blood is thicker than water, and in some fortunate cases this is true but in others when it comes to family they tend to cut us so deep they bleed us dry instead of keeping us healthy, hydrated, energized and feeling loved. A lot of times, it's normal to feel… Continue reading Signs Of A Toxic Family Member

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Sometimes I wonder why we even enter relationships; why be with someone we never truly know? Why tell them our secrets, make love to them, and eventually give our hearts without the guarantee of security? Where does this urge come from and what do we do when it all comes to an end? Breaking up… Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?

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The Psychology of a Black Woman

The Psychology of a Black Woman  Similar to a Blackbird except there doesn’t seem to be a term for me anymore Like this world’s denial of my history and its insistence on progression has filled all the space Including the small corner where I once sought comfort  It was familiar  At least there they knew… Continue reading The Psychology of a Black Woman

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I Never Thought I’d Be in Pain Every Single Day

  August has been an extremely stressful month for me. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before in any of my blogs, but two years ago I started dealing with carpal tunnel. Going to work eight hours a day, then going home being on my laptop for six more hours PLUS the amount of… Continue reading I Never Thought I’d Be in Pain Every Single Day

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Love Woes…

  Have you ever been scared to lose yourself in someone? I know we all have an image to protect so maybe you won’t admit it out loud but I will. I am honestly scared to lose myself in someone because I know what the outcome can be. The feeling of being left that vulnerable… Continue reading Love Woes…

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“Tainted Soil”: By Vontress Renae’

I'm so excited to announce that my Newest Book will be released on August 9th. When I say my blood , sweat, and real tears went into this ! LAWD knows how difficult writing this was for me! Having a new baby, going through the motions and past hurts resurfacing in weird ways it took… Continue reading “Tainted Soil”: By Vontress Renae’

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Childhood Trauma “Part I”

Wow, I haven’t wrote a legit paper since college so bare with me! However, I continuously write poetry about love, lust, sex, racial issues, women’s empowerment, etcetera. Today we are going to focus on childhood traumas specifically in the black community. It’s a touchy subject that many black people know all to well in our… Continue reading Childhood Trauma “Part I”