A Different Approach To Second Dates

I feel like I should start this post like I start all of my mornings, by shaming myself. Yes this is a post about second dates, and I've been on a ton of second dates. In other words, I am single and incapable of sustaining a long term relationship. But I'm not too lonely, depressed,…

Working out Through Depression

Exercise fortifies the pillars of your mind, body, and soul. Nevertheless, knowing something is good for you isn't always motivation to do it, especially through a depressive episode. Depression comes and goes in waves, but I'm interested in consistency amongst the tsunami of emotions.  “I thought maybe I could help people with awareness, help men…

How I know You & I will Fall in Love.

This week not only did I publish a poem on Elephant Journal but the founder Waylon Lewis asked me to became a V.I.P Contributing Writer. Last week my first poem hit a ten out of ten rating. The only way you get a good score is from the interaction algorithm they provide, comments, likes, shares,…

Cancun at Fiesta Americana Condesa

Location, Location, Location The saying, "Location is everything" stands true when it comes to an all inclusive stay at the stunning Fiesta Americana. It takes no time at all for the staff to make me feel welcomed and at home. Everyone was polite and spoke to me with kindness. The first man I encountered, Pablo,…

We Are All Bran The Broken

Game of Thrones has been an epic show that has controlled television for almost a decade. Viewers, awards, and media buzz for the show have been overwhelming throughout its HBO reign, but all good things must come to an end. Everyone has had their favorites to win the throne through this cinematic journey but only…

The Fall After The Rise

The mind can be a scary place, and when coupled with the heart, you can experience a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences. Rollercoaster are thrilling, terrifying, exciting, heart wrenching, but ultimately out of our control. The weekend of my book release I was on a rollercoaster. At times I was on top of the world,…

Proud But I Miss Ya RiRi

Never have I done a post like this, but my silence is eating me alive. Now that I've released a poetic memoir of the hardest struggles in my life it's easier for me to be open and honest. I love Rihanna. Her haunting vocal, her unstoppable ambition, her boss attitude, her provocative style, and most…

Fatherless but Faithful

The Numbers According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one-third of all American children are growing up without their biological fathers. Official U.S. data shows that 63% of youth suicides (5 times the average), 70% of youths in state-operated institutions (9 times the average) and 85% of children with behavioral disorders (20 times the average) are…