Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

Every other day I hear folks talking about the importance of being present. There are hundreds of mindfulness books written and published including the one I’m currently reading called the The Mindfulness Habit.  The author hit me over the head with this: “We create our own stress when we time travel.” She goes on to …

THE UNNECESSARY LOVE TRIANGLE: The wonderful risk in telling the truth

I was 22 years old and the guy I liked (Dude) wanted to date my friend (Homegirl). No, this isn't the beginning of a new novel. It's actually the beginning of a reflection on my personal journey when it comes to relationships and specifically, what it means to be true to yourself in them. Recently …