Woman. The word itself stands alone. It is powerful. It is big and bold, encompassing every ounce of the spectrum. We feel. We know. And our days never lack in navigating when’s an appropriate time to ‘feel’ and when it’s time to ‘know’. During this pandemic, there were weeks I felt I was floating in and out of my “purpose”. Fueled by frustration, I’d dig … Continue reading Expand.
Daily meditations, yoga stretches, long walks, a good book – I do these things to quiet my thoughts and center. But now, I’m being asked to hold a magnifying glass over my thoughts and memories every morning, and then re-center myself from where ever the chapter/exercise took me? And I’m doing this voluntarily? Correct. Continue reading To begin.
Sat down to write a few days ago. But much like so many things in my life currently, I’m getting to it days after the fact… It is Saturday morning. The sun is shining brightly and I immediately feel drawn from my bed to be outdoors. I waste no time putting on yesterday’s yoga pants, throwing on my Grandpa’s old trucker jacket, and heading out … Continue reading I can do hard things.
Hey everybody! Quarantine 2020 has made us all work to find ways to feel sane and centered. I don’t know about you, but it’s been a struggle for me to remain in a good headspace the last few weeks. I’ve been constantly grappling with the reality that my big music releases and performances are postponed and/or cancelled until…?? – grieving the loss of my dog … Continue reading Raye’s Read for May 2020!
*LONG, TEARFUL POST ALERT* It’s wild how stillness has the power to change so much…our world as a whole, but also the world inside the head and home you’ve been isolated within. Truthfully, I thought I’d get by this quarantine relatively unscathed. I’d just made it through cancer with my sanity still intact, so staying home didn’t seem like much. And even with the … Continue reading My silver-lining.
I willingly woke up at 6:30am this morning. And as the orange glow filtered in through my kitchen blinds, it made me take pause as I mixed my celery powder into 8 ounces of water. (Don’t even ask, ha.) I took a photo, as proof to myself (and to document on Instagram Story) that I had gotten up before 9am during Quarantine. I’m now at … Continue reading The breather.