Love, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

LoveTrip to Sappony | Farewells, Best Wishes & Time Out with the Tribe


Let the adventure begin! ♥ LoveTrip from Sappony to the Big D ♥This weekend was lovely; to say the least. Frank & I stole the opportunity to travel down to my homeland for my BruhBruh and Sissy’s farewell family dinner party, to see my la Madre on her birthday, and to kick it with some of my cousins for a spell. In hindsight, we had a very relaxing weekend without the fuss of editing, reporting, recruiting and endless email threads. I must admit I was super excited to get away from the constant hustle and bustle of the ever-woke DMV for a breath of fresh air. *ssssh* don’t tell Frank. However, I’m sure he will admit rolling into the sleepy South with the sunroof up, windows down and the fresh breezes blowing in off the montage of trees brought some much-needed life back to our zombie-like bodies. Continue reading

Margarita Nativadad


A eulogy well deserved.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

—John 15:13



too young for 6 kids

she looked like an older sister


tattoos running over shoulder blades like ivy and water

how many of us have strength in our convictions

enough to ACT

in her




Natividad was a mother first

a gang-land-martyr


in defence of a friend

she jumped like a gazelle

catching fatal bullet

a heroine never to

receive frankincense or mir

she would not get eulogies for being born

one of many who are poor on the wrong

side of town where graffiti and guns become

her flowers

she reminds us of courage

she reminds us of how few

have the convictions they preach

or the strength to follow them

Queen G who dreamed of a future

beyond violence,  a testimony

to goodness, raise her up

an angel to watch over

grieving children proud to know

their mother was a lioness

with a heart…

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#Teaspiration Thursday | Built for this sh!t

There is nothing more precious than self-trust.

—Egypt’s reaches for a cup of tea while on the verge of breaking.

“For you! Your body! Your health! Your love! Your life. Be blessed. Live blessed. Stay blessed.”


“Transitioning into a wealthy and healthy lifestyle is hard—probably the most uncomfortable and undesirable things on Earth for a person who has lived his or her entire life indulging freshly human cravings. I can attest to this feat. However, and thus, the last person on this good ole’ bluegreen earth who should be able to defeat you in a battle stealth, wit, strength, humility, courage or bravery is yourfxckin’self bruh …excuse my fingers, but seriously—think about it…if I am defeated by Self that’s like me saying I outsmarted myself. Uh, no I’m sorry, but do I look stupid to you? That makes no sense. YOU! are the only being at this precise moment who is capable of knowing what YOU are thinking right now at this moment as you read this. YOU are the only being who has the capacity to accurately predict what you are about do after reading this, so surely you can get your life …back. 💋🌷🌐💕🙏👑”

I love you all to edge of the stars and back again…

—♥ Egypt

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#Teaspiration Thursday | Call me Dumbo with the Ears

“Develop the power of listening”

—Egypt plucks: one shoe on digging in the teaspiration jar, 30 minutes late for the 9-5.

That little voice keeps bleating in my ear, “Wake up. You’re going to be late . . . your phone is still not charging . . . have you picked out your clothes yet? Frank’s already left, why are you reaching for him :-/?    That alarm clock does not work        c’mon E, we went through this yesterday . . . you’re killing me up here…”

When you focus on the power of listening, you don’t just stop at listening to other human beings. Pause on that.         No, we must develop the power of listening to other people, our own individual consciousnesses or higher selves, and our shared environment, the surrounding Universe. Continue reading