MOTHERHOOD. FABULOUSLY IMPERFECT. THIS IS THE #MOMMYFAB [PROJECT]. I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR OF LIFE. I USE MY THOUGHTS AND SENTIMENTS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE AND HELP THEM EMBRACE THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS AS THEY COME. ORIGINALLY FROM CHICAGO, TRAVEL CITIZEN OF THE WORLD, DIVORCED MOM OF ONE FABULOUS PROCREATE, JACK OF ALL TYPES OF TRADES AND MASTER OF DRINKING WINE. I TRY MY BEST TO ALWAYS LEAD WITH KINDNESS. Issues: SARCOIDOSIS, evaluating Black American life, Motherhood, feeling like I am no longer going to set my career on fire, & bad poetry.
I suffer from depression. I have multiple triggers. As of lately all my triggers seem to stem from managing my single motherhood while managing my Sarcoidosis in tandem. So this is a topic that I plan to revisit often. Sorry, not sorry. It’s my life, I refuse to apologize for it. Read the blog post that accompanies this episode at https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/fightingoffthesadness/ ➡ #MommyFab #Sarcoidosis #SingleMotherhood
In this episode, I am musing about the end of August and what to do as we speed towards the last quarter of 2020. If you have some fall tips, share them with me on #Anchor or Twitter. Don't forget to visit my blog at www.EfabulousHB.com ... Danke!
You wake up one day and you are middle aged. You think about the lofty goals you had in your 20's and you realize you are off course. Life got me waaaaaaay off course. You can read more about my quirky Black woman excellence at www.EfabulousHB.com ... But today, in this episode I am dissecting my befuddlement about where I am in life. Enjoy.
My numbers were up and I was panicking. We all thought the Sarc' had moved to my eye. I went through some horrible spurts of depression as I waited to see the retina specialist. I'm Blessed. I do not have it in my eyes. Praise God. However, what about the people who do? What about the single, divorced working Moms like me who are far away from their families and they are pushing through a serious chronic illness. This is hard. Parenting with a chronic illness is damn hard. Then try being Black American on top of it -- because medical apartheid is very real for Black people. I wrote about "Living with Sarcoidosisis" on my blog here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/livingwithsarcoidosis2019edition/
#Sarcoidosis #ChronicIllness #Parenting
I know how I got here. I wanted a great love and love story. I got it. It didn’t stay that way. I got a divorce. Shortly thereafter, I lived with a demon amongst men. His soul was filthy and incomplete. Then some time later, I gave the last of my heart to someone who didn’t truly value me.
And now I am devoid of that enduring love I was so capable of in my youth. Read more about my musing at https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/andthereisme/
This is just a quick shout out to a personal hero of mine, Anthony Bourdain. #BourdainDay2019 has really moved me. I took this loss so personally. I just wanted to share my thoughts. Rest In Power, Tony.
Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas, tiny clumps of inflammatory cells, in one or more organs of the body. When the immune system goes into overdrive and too many of these clumps form, they can interfere with an organ’s structure and function. When left unchecked, chronic inflammation can lead to fibrosis, which is permanent thickening or scarring of organ tissue. >>> This disorder can affect almost any organ in the body, including the heart, skin, liver, kidneys, brain, sinuses, eyes, muscles, bones, and other areas. Sarcoidosis most commonly targets the lungs and the lymph nodes, which are an important part of the immune system. When it affects the lungs, it is called pulmonary sarcoidosis. Ninety percent or more of people diagnosed with the disease have lung involvement. >>> Support the effort to KICK IN TO STOP SARCOIDOSIS... visit: bit.ly/eycmteamkiss >>>#SarcoidosisWarrior #SarcWarrior #KickInToStopSarcoidoais
Latest blog post is here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/make-space-for-yourself-so-you-can-come-thru-for-you/ >>>> Summary >>>> We all hold space for bullshhh and dead things in our own way and I’m begging you – LET IT GO. Let it all go of all your dead weight and make space for YOU. Darling you are so worth it. You are so worth all the space your tender heart can hold because you love like no other and you are worthy of love.
Look! I do not usually say "um" a LOT. I do say it. Today I had a lot of thoughts about being grown, getting older, Black Americans and all the other stuff that goes with it. Yet, UM dominated my lexicon today. I will do better. I promise you, but there is a message in what I'm saying however UM-articulate I am today. (See what I did there!!!!) Oh and I was in the car! Soooooooo there's that. Not an excuse, but does explain the background and wind noise screaming through my hoopty. Don't be judging me! McJudgy Judge Judge! Here's a blog post about my bs choices: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/thefailureletter/. I wrote that post in October 2018 and it's closely related to the topic of this podcast episode - choices, lessons and observations. Okay, I've said so much. Listen to the podcast, forgive the background noise and FORGIVE ME FOR SAYING UM OVER 35 DAMN TIMES. #MommyFab #EfabulousHB
Have you visited my new year post via my blog? No. You should. Go here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2019/01/05/newyearnewmebullcrap/ >> Anyway, happy 2019. Change is hard. Progress no matter how slow, is progress I say! This is ramblings in the car, because um.... I'm a divorced, working, Single Mom who drives long distances. Enjoy!
I go places. I do. I promise you even though I am a SuperMom who needs to watch my time stringently. I go outside and socialize. Here's a list of my adventures, I will be discussing them on the show. THE #HOUSTONBLACKHERITAGEFEST: A FULL REVIEW https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/houstonblackheritagefest2018/ THE FANS GOT MORE THAN WHAT THEY CAME FOR AT THE #FANDEMICTOUR HOUSTON https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/fandemictourhouston2018/ EATING FOR A CAUSE? I’M IN. #MENWHOCOOK2018 https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/menwhocook2018-2/ #JACKHONEYABL + #MOMMYFAB … FABULOUS! https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/jackhoneyabl-mommyfab-fabulous/
This Friday, I want to talk about what makes me grateful, thankful and feeling Blessed. I talk about being thankful on my blog. Go here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/thankfulandgrateful/ #MommyFab #EfabulousHB #BlessedAndGrateful
I'm an older Black American, working mother with a young child. I'm also sick with Sarcoidosis. This podcast is related to my blog post about turning 45yrs old with Sarc'. You can find it here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/45yrsoldsonowwhat/
WWE is a world class entertainment organization and in my book they put on a spectacular world class event. #WRESTLEMANIA34 WAS FREAKING AWESOME! BAR NONE! Read more about my experience here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/wrestlemania34-was-freaking-awesome-bar-none/ #EfabulousHB #MommyFab
He has Risen... and basically so has this podcast for a second time. Bwwwwwwwah. I know tacky right. You'll live. I decided to revamp my podcast and move it to Anchor.FM. This episode is gonna tell you how it is all going to go down. Okay ---- Great chat!