1.16.2018

Podcast: The Mother of Black Hollywood and Proud Mary








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1.09.2018

Tuesday Jams #186




Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not; you can show a video, a music player..whatever suites your fancy. Just remember to have fun! ♫♫.

All about that Jazz. That's what I've been listening to of late. The music is calming, I love it the more I listen.

Miles Davis has music that will just...idk, get lost in your day and I love that aspect. 'Round Midnight my lovelies.





Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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1.08.2018

Hall Pass by L. Loren: Walk of Fame Series (A BBR Spotlight)










Hall Pass
Walk of Fame Series
Published: November 27, 2017
Genre: Romance 
Available: Amazon

Book Goodness
Ari's boyfriend has just granted her a Hall Pass to sleep with Hollywood's sexiest actor, should the opportunity present itself. When she suddenly gets her big chance to live out her fantasy, things take an unexpected turn. 

Dallas Monroe is sick of being labeled a man trophy. He wants desperately to find true love and change his sex symbol image to that of a serious actor. When he runs into PR Rep, Ari Nicole Couture, she will change his life forever.



Your Author


L. Loren is a former call center supervisor currently based in Birmingham, AL with her loving and supportive husband. 


Growing up the youngest of seven in a small town in North Carolina, she embraced her love of reading which helped to develop her imagination. Her desire to write lay dormant for years until she found the courage to look within and her passion could no longer be ignored.

She created her own brand of Romance that she dubbed LoveRotica - Love stories with an edge of sexy. Her current works include The WanderLynn Experience Series: Book 1 - The Layover, Book 2 - Island Adventures and Book 3- Destination Home. Her most recent book is Book 1 in the Triple threat Series titled Egyptian Nights and her latest release Hall Pass. Her work was also featured in Volume 4 of SOUL Magazine.






Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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1.05.2018

Metaphysical Healing #1: Smudging



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I started my metaphysical learning and healing the later part of 2017. I realized that I needed a different spiritual outlet outside church every Sunday. I'm not here to bash the Lord and I still believe in a higher power But we all have our ways of worshiping and I decided to take a different approach with my spiritual journey. Some of my family members are doing complete head spins, lols but that is a post for another day.

Smudging was one of the first things I started doing when I started this journey. Smudging is the practice of clearing negative energies from yourself and your space through smoke. Its also used to purify and/or bless people and places. Many cultures smudge but Smudging has been traditionally used by First Nations and Native Americans.

There are also different items to use when smudging but sage sticks seem to be the most popular. Below are some of the sage tools that I use. Figured I pose them with some of my books for a pretty setup.

White Sage dyed with Dragons Blood Resin, I just purchased this one this past weekend and thought it was so cool. Palo Santo (stick and elephant). As you can see, I've already used the elephant. Standard White Sage.




You don't always have to use sage or palo santo. These two options are the most powerful though. Some people use candles or the little incense cones. You can also find some sage sticks that have lavender, wildflowers and the sort combined. From what I gather, when combining these items with white sage, it cuts the smell. Sage has a strong scent so usually when I smudge, I do so in my unmentionables lols.                 

I highly suggest cracking a window while and after smudging yourself and your space. You can also burn a sweet smelling incense afterwards. Oh, also be sure to have your smudging bowl and some folks like to use a smudging feather to fan the smoke.

I provided a couple of text links should you be interested in learning about Smudging along with two videos that show the process in action. The Sage Goddess - Smudging 101 | Mindful Daily - Smudging 101.

If you smudge and don't feel like you've really "cleared" anything, then I have to say that you must believe that it is working for you. I think and I can surely attest that when most first go into metaphysical practice, you may have the sense of not truly "believing in" any of it. I will tell you that most teachings and healers will tell you it all about your "intent" or "intentions". Simply, if you don't think this process is working for you, then it won't. It's truly that simple. I feel so much better after I smudge and I try to smudge at least once a week. I fell off a little but I'm definitely being more proactive this new year.





Until the next post..Lata Days!



Grown ass woman, Mother, reader, drinker of the red wines, not so serious makeup enthusiast and finally...a habitual procrastinator. I read just about everything but I really do love my romances. HEA’s are optional because hell sometimes, Prince Charming really is just a frog. Don’t asked if I finished *that book* yet...because I didn’t.

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