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Soundtrack of My Life

This weekend was unbelievably unforgettable for so many reasons but none more than the ability to make whatever choice at whatever moment. One of the biggest pleasures of my weekend; however, was something I haven’t done in years: listen to music. As I sat at the pool, taking in the Caribbean sub, just me and my Baby Boy Bump, I plugged in my headphones – one end to my belly and the other end to my ears. I let myself sink into each song. At times,...

Shayna: To the Moon and Back

It hit me yesterday… When we moved to this country, Husband and I had a lot going on. We had just gotten married, we were dealing with a lot back home, and we were having a baby. To add a bit more to the pot, two weeks after I got here, huge and pregnant and scared and newly married, a time that you need support the most, my grandfather passed away after years of battling old age and my best...

Here Comes the Night

“Funny how a melody sounds like a memory…” Not many things are as deep-rooted, ingrained and buried in your soul as music. A song can take you back to a moment, a place, a year, a so very specific feeling that you remember what you wearing, what the room smelled like, what the air felt like, how fast your heart was beating, what you were thinking at each moment. A song can bring you back so explicitly to a time with...

It’s Time for Rafica

  When I first heard this song, I would sing it to Rafa as we danced around the living room and replace the lyrics with her name, “It’s time for Rafica” or “Waka Waka eh eh” became “Rafa Rafa eh eh.” She loved it. But the other night, at the bluffs, I had one of those moments when the Universe reveals how magical it is. A friend was asking how to let go and just enjoy each moment of this amazing adventure and...