The Power of Your Story & I Started a Podcast

    Sharing Your Story

    Your story is the affirmation that someone, somewhere is searching for. ~ Tyshia Shante

    So check it, I started a podcast real quick. Okay, so that’s my really lowkey way of controlling the excitement, anxiety, and stomach knots that are occurring as I write this. Y’all. I started a podcast.

    If you’ve been following along, you know that my word for 2018 is Create. And one of the things that I have wanted to create for so long is a podcast. As much as I personally love writing, I understand the value in having another medium for me share my story and I welcome another way to connect with women in the journey beyond this blog. A podcast has always felt like it would be the perfect medium for me to do so.

    It’s real, raw, barely edited, a bit all over the place. Everything that the perfectionist in me is screaming against. But it’s here and it’s out there which is all that matters.

    In this first episode I’m talking about the power of your story. I discuss:

    • Why I’m adamant on sharing mine
    • The importance of black women sharing our narratives out loud
    • How sharing can open up endless possibilities for ourselves and others
    • And the one thing I know for sure about my purpose

    There are so many wonderful women whose words have been some sort of validation or confirmation for me. This blog, my newsletter, and now this podcast are just a few ways I’m saying thanks and hopefully paying it forward. Take a listen and if it resonates, please pass it along and subscribe. ~xoxo


    Sharing Your Story

    Most Sundays I share a letter from my journey with those on my email list. WELL SPENT is part things I’ve come across that inspire me, things I think might resonate with you, and a lesson from the journey. Get my super simple Project Planner templates which helped me to launch this podcast when you sign up.

  • Hardest part of Homeschool

    The Hardest Part of Homeschool

    Oh homeschool. Can I be honest here amongst friends and sisters? You know, in the spirit of transparency and sharing the mess in between cute Instagram photos and stories of grandeur?…

  • You
    Life Words


    In life we’re told, you can’t be too many things. That, you have to choose. This or that. One thing or the other. We’re given restrictions. And limitations. Forced into boxes.…

  • My Truths

    A Few Things…

    Over creative coffee cup conversations with friends about blogging I learned that: sometimes, people just come for the pics and the short pieces of clear inspiration they can take with them…

  • Always Enough

    Always Enough

    Full disclosure, this is yet another post about abundance but, I hope you’ll bear with me as I’m trying to move from it being an abstract concept to something I can…

  • Things I Want to Do

    Things I Want to Do in 2018

    In Create La Vie, I shared my word and intention for 2018. If you read it, you know that it was pretty abstract and open. No goals or resolutions, just a…

  • Create La Vie

    Create La Vie

    Create. If there’s anything I know for sure about the direction I should take heading in the new year, it’s that I need to create. Every year, like many intentional folks/entrepreneurs/artists,…

  • Life

    Reflections // 2017

    Oh, 2017. If I can be completely honest here, with you friends, I’d have to say that 2017 was a very…cloudy year for me. As I sit here, ready but less…

  • Abundance


    Some months ago I wrote a journal entry after meditating on the concept of abundance. A concept that I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. Sounds strange, but…

  • Flowers
    Life Words


    There are many women inside me. A garden. Rich with many flowers. Each one in bloom. Separate. But together they are whole. Both beautiful and complex. Wildflowers. That grow with reckless…

  • No Dreams Deferred

    No Dreams Deferred

    This past Sunday, my newsletter was about all the feels I had while watching the Humans of New York series. I’m telling you, for a girl who lives in her feelings,…

  • 'Tis the Season

    ‘Tis the Season

    Yesterday, I finally made my way into our garage to begin gathering the Christmas decorations. Last year was my absolute favorite tree. Like of all time. We don’t buy real trees…

  • Feelings


    Aptly titling this one feelings because I’ve said the word “feel” more times than normal for me. I’m sure you know by now I feel all the things all the time.…

  • Soul Spaces: Home

    Soulful Spaces: Home

    It’s funny how creativity works. It’s magical, of course, the way it can manifest in a person. How it shows up in many forms, unique to the individual. For some it’s…

  • In Current Rotation
    Beauty Style

    In Current Rotation

    I haven’t done a beauty post in awhile and it’s been forever and a day since I’ve written about style. I know I said before I was going to do more…