Interception

When I sit down and think about my life, the first thought that comes to mind is “struggle”. I reflect on a comment a friend made to me just a few days ago, she said “girl, all this mess seems like a ongoing nightmare”. And I told her “all I can do is laugh, because…

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Relationships: A Black Woman That Is Standing Still

  Today while chatting with my mother on the telephone we discussed a variety of topics, as we always do. One of the top discussions was relationships and more specifically “Men”. We were talking about the many challenges we experience as African American women in relationships and how difficult it is to find a man…

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Loving and forgiving others

A few days ago, I was sitting and chatting with a co-worker about friends that we went to school with and how at such early ages they have departed this world. I found myself saddened by the time that I spent frivolously allowing time to pass me by when I could have loved, forgiven, appreciated and…

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My Mental Sanctuary by Sonya McKinzie

 In my mental sanctuary, there is peace. Happiness runs through my mind like a river that flows over sand and between rocks and along virgin land. There you can hear voices sing melodiously in the meadows beneath the stars where the moon rests against the horizon and cool breeze.  In my mental sanctuary, I am…

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