Beliefs

Culture Equals Joy, not Shame.

  Culture, my own, and everyone else’s, I want to learn, share, and celebrate it! -Adriana Peeples A topic I have been a bit infatuated with for some time now. Growing up as a young child, it was the strum of Mariachi Music and Linda Ronstadt singing in…

Embracing Family

In August 2020, I received a call that an ambulance was transporting my mother from her nursing home to the nearest hospital. Her vital signs were trending downward; she was not eating, and she was nonresponsive. After she arrived, the hospital’s attending physician called to give my sister…

Words of Dr. Russell Clayton

  PLANT SEEDS IN YOUR LIFE When you plant seeds in your life, expect your intentions to manifest. You are a miracle maker. Open your hand and release your seeds into the fertile universe. You won’t be losing your seeds, you will be gaining a harvest. The opportunity…

Girl, Let That Go!

  Last month I penned an essay to no one in particular that only a handful of people read titled, “What Shall I Do With the Rage?” Essentially it was recounting conversations I recently had with friends and colleagues about the suppressed emotions of anger and rage we…

Release Me: by AriaCamille

Perfect.  Remedy for all pain, Guest Contributor, AriaCamille sings with beauty and passion, Release Me.  I asked AriaCamille what inspired her to pen this song.  -Victorine “So there was a battle between who I knew God called me to be, who I knew I was just as a…

Candid Conversations: Michael Slilaty

Creative souls often put their gifts and talents to process and release their experiences. Some write prose or poetry, others a letter they never intend to mail… One such instance / individual is Michael Slilaty. An undergrad student of Management Information Systems & Business Analytics at Binghamton University,…

Release: A Process

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu   Releasing is a process of realization that we carry self-imposed as well as systemic weights which detain our growth. Life circumstances and situations paint a picture replete with emotions as…

Dedication to the Family of George Floyd and Loved Ones

  Victoria Lee Antoine Fisher “A visit to her private studio affords everyone a view of the artist’s creativity through reality with a spiritual essence – life as she sees it – some of it pretty, some of it not so pretty. She claims that her works are…

Somebody Out There Needs to Hear This

  “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44 KJV. On the road to self-discovery, I try to live my life honestly, and ethically…

This Is A Test!

As I write this, it is Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. My article is due tomorrow. No, I didn’t wait until the last minute to write this; I wanted it to be as current as possible before submitting it. At this moment, we – the town, county, and…