August 11, 2019

Self care and self love are very important. And definitely very difficult to maintain being in a relationship with a toddler, and juggling a full time job and building a business as well.

 What I do to practice self care is practice YOGA. I make it a part of my daily li...

August 11, 2019

          Working in the spa and wellness field over the last seven years has definitely been the seed that grew in my passion which is Jaspirituals.I saw an opportunity for change within the industry as it is constantly growing. I saw all the things tha...

October 9, 2018

About a month ago, I was burdened by uncertainty. I  quit my job as a Labor and Delivery nurse, giving up what I thought was going to be my dream job. My mind was running a mile a minute with illogical and logical worries because I was unsure of the next steps. I only...

September 28, 2018

It has been said that the quickest way humans learn is through the art of pain. Many circumstances in my life have convinced me that this is true. If I went back in time and met my 20-year-old self, he would be shocked to see who I am today.

20-year-old Shaq would say,

“...

May 9, 2018

I am no expert on matters of love. But every day that I choose to lead a spirit-filled life I am taken aback by love. I often ask myself, “what is love?” My best friend suggested that I read All About Love: New Visions, by Bell Hooks, in my quest to relearn love that i...

April 24, 2018

You have longed for someone to come into your life and relight a spark that has dimmed. It’s been years since you entered your last relationship. You feel unlovable and hope to find a partner who will appreciate you for everything you are and everything you are not. Fi...

February 1, 2018

"We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat it and you defeat it."

— Colin Kaepernick

We as black people are not a monolithic bunch. We are not all the same, and neither are women. Instead, we are all ind...

January 31, 2018

Dear Shaq,

On the heel of 2017, you were lost and abashed. 2017 stepped on your neck and forced you to adjust your thoughts and attitude. You suffered greatly and believed that God was punishing you for the aggressive judgments that you made about others. However, you n...