I'm Speaking at Creative Mornings in Oakland!

UPDATE: Watch my speech below!

***Listen to my podcast about anxiety***

This Friday, Jan 26th I will be speaking about living with anxiety challenges and mental health for Creative Mornings. I HATE anxiety. Hate it. But my love for stopping mental health stigma by sharing my story is stronger. I'll also talk about facing our normal, everyday anxieties.

Registration opens this Monday at 11am. They go quick so make sure you sign up ASAP.

Feeling Good with Memories of Nina Simone

Nina Simone
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At my last job, a photo of Nina Simone hung in my office, along with Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner and Maya Angelou. People enjoyed taking in the photos of these queens. An older gentleman, who has since passed, gazed at my Nina Simone picture often and reminisced about seeing her in concert. He said he never saw anyone shake their body on stage like she did. He told me that story multiple times with a big, grin on his face. The movement of Nina’s soulful, beautiful dark body left him with a good memory. It left him feeling good. And him sharing that memory made me feel good. Now when I see Nina Simone I think about this story from my departed friend. I think about him and hope he’s somewhere jamming with Nina.

 Since it is a holiday, I decided to give myself a bit of a blogging break. I hope you’re feeling good. I hope you’re feeling good about your body and the wonderful sexual being that you are. I hope you play this song and sway your hips. I hope you play this song and dance for you or someone you know would appreciate it. I hope on this day you’re feeling good about YOU.