3.29.86 This is a story all about how my 32nd birthday popped off and went all the way down…[Jadakiss cackle] My weekend started on the night of the 28th, my sister-in-law’s birthday.  I watched my nephew while she enjoyed a birthday dinner with her husband.  I couldn’t have asked for a better intro to my […]

Saturn Return

For New Years, I spent an amazing weekend in New York with my best friend from medical school.  Honestly, it was everything and we didn’t even do anything crazy!!  Definitely no Times Square!  It was a simple plan of enjoying the city and its holiday traditions… lights… window displays…music…. and hanging out with old and […]

Out of the Dark

I was sitting alone in Little Italy eating lunch outside during the Madonnari Festival. I was trying to develop this mindset where I needed to be comfortable with doing things by myself. For a long time I had gotten use to always having someone around that I started to notice that I really avoided doing […]

That day!

I was already an emotional wreck before I heard that my Grandma was on the way to the hospital. I’d been living on my friends’ couch for a few days. “My living situation was compromised.” When I thought that I was at the max for what I could handle, my mom calls and says ‘the […]

Speak Life! 2017 is here!

John 13: 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, […]


This is me.  Broken, uncensored, free. For a majority of my life I have been afraid to be me.  “Why have fear Ashanda?  Do you not believe in your own greatness?” This is me.  Breaking down my own walls.  I am that I AM.  My journey to live the life that was destined for me. […]