Queen's Log: SOUL-Fi. It's Sci-Fi with heart + SOUL. And color. #ComeGetFree #TheLOVEisReal #TheStellarTrilogy

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

#TheLOVEisReal

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  Happy Friday (Saturday) Night (Morning) Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   WE had ourselves a ball Thursday night. A brown girl superhero had a drank (well, several) whilst some really amaze-balls souls and I liberated my second novel, which (you know by now) also happens to be the second book in The Stellar Trilogy– AAAND we did so with so much LOVE, I’m still pinching myself. We all got to see Book 2: Awake for the first time, at the same time. The unveiling did not disappoint. Man, my first words were– “OMG it looks like a real book!” I tell no lies.   I was surrounded by dear friends, family and framily. Mike Scip’s loft was utterly gorgeous, I had not one, but TWO world renowned chefs who prepared some phenomenal food–sweet potato mac, scallop ceviche, this amaze-balls quinoa salad served in Belgian endive, and spicy turkey meatballs over rosemary polenta… Gaaaaah! Plus, that Captain Morgan White Rum Christal brought for that out of this world rum punch was thabomb.com. My outfit was a gift from … Continue reading

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Meet Kai…

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  Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   Roughly 8 years ago, I wrote a book. It didn’t start out that I wanted to. I used to keep journals religiously, and in one of my red journals I had written down a few paragraphs of an idea I had of some stuff that was swimming around in my head. On one random day I barely remember, I read those paragraphs to a friend and that friend practically begged me to sit down and write the book. I had exactly ZERO idea what to do. I mean, do I create an outline? Do I plan it out just so? Do I put a whole bunch of post-it notes of ideas on an empty wall in my house?! I was racking my brain and probably losing brain cells tryina figure out HOW I would write a book from the idea I had already.   And then something amazing happened. I stopped thinking about HOW I would do it and stayed my focus on … Continue reading

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Garden Wisdom

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      Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   I was just telling my social media fam a brief story about a girl who found gardening and it changed everything. That girl is me. What had happened was, I stumbled upon the beginnings of a tomato on one of my tomato plants. See, this doesn’t sound like much, but when you understand how it came to be that I even have tomato plants at all, a bit of reflection is almost mandatory.I have never cared much for dirt. That’s not true. I have never cared much for the idea of all the backbreaking work I saw my mother doing in each and every one of her gardens. Gardening always reminded me of old ladies in hats, boredom and relentless dirt under one’s finger nails. I remember being a child and watching my mother pulling weeds and how she made me help her in the hottest of the hot heat of summer–and I hated it. I was always a girl on … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder (with a Thai vibe)

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  Sometimes you just need comfort food. God knows I do. So what do you do when you need a food hug and it’s 84 degrees outside?! You make a soup that is comforting, full of flavor and still light at the same time. This is my take on a fall/winter classic–the always comforting potato corn soup. But instead of using cow’s milk, which can make a chowder heavy, I opted for a good quality light coconut milk, like the kind they sell at Trader Joe’s. And instead of using all white or red potatoes, I liked the idea of a pot full of bite sized sweet potatoes.  Because I just adore fresh veggies and was cooking for an 8 year old and my diabetic father (who also has heart and cholesterol issues) I added what fresh veggies I had on hand–a few carrots to kick the beta carotene quotient up another notch. I also added one russet potato (for texture) and some rough chopped beet greens at the tail end of the cooking process because I had them on … Continue reading

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings…

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Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Under normal circumstances, LIFE and I get along swimmingly. Under normal circumstances, I just wanna dance and let LIFE herself have her way with me! Hon-tee, I have such a love affair with my life sometimes, it catches me off guard and I wonder if I’m sane. But alas, I am not.   It’s unfortunate that the last few weeks, this here Friday Night Love and Light has been a touch on the quasi somber side. LIFE and I are in the midst of a bit of a spat, but I’m sure we’ll make up eventually. We always do…   I’d like to lie and say with all that I have going on, I have it all going on *snaps*. And yet, I am a true fan of authenticity. I believe that by sharing our actual truth, we help each other to not only embrace that truth and find liberation from it; but also to recognize we all go through stuff. No matter how positive … Continue reading

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Come Get Free with Me…

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Come Get Free with Me… Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Ever heard the saying: “you don’t know how strong you are until life beats the crap out of you with a wood plank repeatedly to the side of your face?” No? Yes? I’m here to confirm officially that I am one strong sista diva chic. Between my dad’s in and out dance with his heart and St. Mary’s hospital, keeping my family together, holding a space of love and light for those who are used to a more negative way of being, the culmination of my daughter’s school year and moving in accord with the awesome my life wants to be… hon-to-tha-tee. Iz tiiieeeeddd. I’m scrong tho. Pfff.   I will also say, that while every amount of my knowing and being has been tested these last few weeks, my faith has not moved. I know what I know that I know what I know and that the way of the truth works. The old way I used to live … Continue reading

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Enough! + #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

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Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Maybe.   Ever have one of those weeks? I know you have because you’re human. You are human aren’t you? Unless you’re Aphroditian, like me–in which case, you look and act a lot like a human would…through no fault of your own…even though you aren’t really human at all. Which is a whole thing. It’s the same thing our New Earth’s Favorite Superhero–Kai (nee, Of TuStai)– discovers in Book 1 of The Stellar Trilogy. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I should also mention that Liberation Day of Book 2 of The Stellar Trilogy series is June 19, 2014.   Mark your calendars because I’m having a Liberation Fete on that day + I’ll be revealing the new covers for both Book 1 and Book 2! Yay! AND because you’re subscribed to my weekly soul party, you’ll be the first to get a golden invite to the golden fete. Yay! Keep your inboxes handy. You’ll want passes to this fete. … Continue reading

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Turn Down for Whet?! Your Sanity. K.

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  Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you!  Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Prayerfully you didn’t need to use the “Prayer for Difficult People” often this week… but if you did, you got to see the glorious benefits and freedom that comes from lifting folk up at all times. Even when you’re annoyed. Yes? The blessing you give is the blessing you receive in kind. K. We made it to May! Yay! On May 1, which was yesterday, I officially started like 50-eleven Instagram challenges/social experiments! If you ask me why, I won’t be able to tell you, so don’t ask me why. But I wanted to share them with you because they are all awesome and worth a go if spirit moves you in their direction. #MayIBegin #MayIBegin is a yoga basics challenge of essentially performing and taking a photo of oneself doing a specified pose every day for this entire month. Easy right? *cough* Well if you’ve never tried yoga before, or have wanted to and stay procrastinating about starting–this here could be a daily trigger … Continue reading

Friday, April 25th, 2014

A Prayer for Difficult People. You’re Welcome.

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A Prayer for Difficult People. You’re Welcome. Happy Happy Happy Friday to you! To you! To you! Ole! Welcome to another winning week of awesome. You ready to get this weekend popping like corn-ey jokes? Hehehehe.   Difficult people are a pain in the Gaaaaaaaaah! aren’t they? OMG. They are are so flipping annoying, they just suck you dry and you want to scream, but screaming doesn’t do anything because they don’t care about anything but being annoying and it’s working! Gaaaaaaaaah! It’s like they just don’t see any amount of reason about anything, right?! Plus, the more you care, they more they work their irk magic on you. I promise, no matter how enlightened you may find yourself, difficult people make themselves available. Gaaaaaaaaaah!   I say all this because I have my own personal difficult person muse, of sorts. Oh, the paths to jail I have missed by mere strands of reserve… I sometimes think theeee most difficult people are actually master teachers in disguise. I mean, they keep that Mr. Miyagi game face on whilst they wax … Continue reading

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Be Impeccable With Your Word. When you get a chance…

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    Happy Friday! Hellooooo! Welcome to another winning week of awesome. Yay! *Faints* Again. I was first introduced to The Four Agreements more than several years ago. If you happen to not have heard of it, it’s written by Don Miguel Ruiz and it’s awesome. I totally recommend it.  I can’t remember how I found it, or who introduced me to this series of awesome, but I’ll tell you Toltec Wisdom is the bomb.   I was rather forced to revisit The Four Agreements this week because a mirror of my behavior was forced in my face. It happened over last weekend, actually. I had several events I overbooked myself for as it was,  so when I caught up with an old friend–which turned into an excursion I hadn’t planned properly for–my whole event schedule got suspect. By the time all was said and done, I had to be somewhere jazzy and I was OUT OF TOWN on the fly. To make a long story short, I ended up missing an event, I said I would attend not planning … Continue reading