My name is Erica Lynn and here's why I blog.
So I'm usually not one who likes to harp too much on my Blackness. Like I look Black, I talk Black (for whatever that means), and my entire world is Black (Despite what folks might think as a LA Native). Hell, I have the Black power fist tatted on me. I don't need to make… Continue reading The beauty of Blackness in all its EssenceFest
It's a curious thing to translate your love language to someone and hear them speak it back. To feel their understanding when you didn't even know if they heard you clearly. Me: “If the title of my blog was, "So about this guy I'm "seriously talking to" here's the thing," what would it say?!" "I… Continue reading Alpha, maybe hold the Omega tho.
If you know me, then you know that I've adopted the mantra of Happy, Healthy, Whole over the last few years. For me, it's taking on many forms. At times it was a plea; other times, it's been a war cry. Now, it is a way of life. I've decided that taking back my power… Continue reading Happy. Healthy. Whole.
Hey you, yes you! Did you know that you are powerful? No, like really! You possess an incredible power that is specific to you. I know that we don't always feel very powerful, but we have great strengths and abilities that we don't give ourselves enough credit for. You've bounced back from so many things.… Continue reading Own your Power
It's increasingly more difficult by the day to drown out the world's noise and overlook the total chaos and destruction around us. There's a war going on outside, and no one is safe. Between the literal war, global warming, the pandemic (which is still happening), inflation, and everyday life, it's hard to feel like you… Continue reading The Contentment Era
We've all heard the saying, "everything that glitters ain't gold." And I'd imagine we all have various things we can point to where the sentiment applies. It's fascinating to watch the purity of something or someone fade with time, success, and experiences. To recognize the lack of depth and substance in something that was supposed… Continue reading Everything that glitters ain’t gold.
Welp, it's the day after Valentine's Day or, as some like to refer to it, Happy side-chick day. LOL. As of yesterday, some folks either were made extremely happy with the love their partner showed them, got a rude awakening of just where they stand with someone, felt lonely, or didn't give a damn cause… Continue reading If it isn’t love…
So one of the things that I've learned on my healing journey is that it is not linear. There is no one size fits all approach to landing in some fully healed place in the "appropriate" amount of time to move on to the next chapter in your life. It is constant, and at times… Continue reading Healing isn’t linear.
The universe conspires for my greater good, and I must trust it. I have no idea who needs to hear this or what the last two years have been like for you. I want you to know that if you made some hard decisions and feel at peace with them, then this is confirmation that… Continue reading New Year, Who Dis?
Every year as NYE approaches, everything is geared towards the pressure of having to have a new plan for the new year. What are you going to change? What are you going to do? Did you do your cleaning? Vision board? And, of course, there's that weight. And every year, we all make these declarations… Continue reading New Year, New Me?