Too Soon!

Luke Perry, Dead at 52 from massive stroke…Keith Flint (Prodigy), Dead at 49 from completed suicide…Gone too soon…

T.Lanette

I couldn’t believe it when I heard this news last Sunday. Two young men who were part of my adult culture, gone. Their death was too soon and at a young age. Perry was only two years older than me. Flint was a year younger.

Too many of us are dying from stress and troubles too young. We have every modern convenience to make our lives easier. There are medical advances to help us live longer. Yet, lately, I’m reading about young people dying from late-in-life diseases and the effects of mental illness.

It’s just too soon!

T.Lanette
Open sunflower to the sun

This blog post came right on time. Since I’ve turned 50, I’ve had a hard time keeping my skin from getting dry. It doesn’t matter how cold or how hot it is outside. My skin will be dry by lunchtime. So, although “Black don’t crack,” sometimes hormones and stress try to test that statement. Ladies, you definitely need to check out this blog post!

ReBlog: You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Yourself

Pain is not your friend nor is anyone who is causing that pain.  In life, you have to realize to show up for yourself and stop begging people, includes your blood relatives,  to love you.

Emma Ortega Negrete

I needed to see this post tonight. Stuck? I feel as if I’ve been stuck since I was 8 years old. That’s when my childhood ended. (No, I wasn’t physically or verbally abused.) I just had a mother who decided it was time for me to “get older.” She had my brother to focus on, and it was time for me to be less dependent. So, 42 years later, I’ve managed to have a relationship with my mother. (Thank you therapy!) I promised my dad (my parent) I would try. Since he’s died I’ve definitely tried. And the week after Thanksgiving, I realized I’ve tried too hard. This relationship has been a huge source of pain for me. I’m tired. I’ve sacrificed my feelings too often for family, too often for my mother. I’m too tired! I won’t be sacrificing my feelings anymore. 

Blood Thinners, Women, and Periods (The Real Truth)

Alert: Men I need to warn you. This is a blog post about how blood thinners affect a woman’s period. That means I’m going to be extremely detailed. I do encourage you to read if you have female family members on blood thinners.

T.Lanette Pollard
Bitmoji of Black Woman with dreadlocks saying

I’m was sitting in my beautiful junior suite at the Grand Palladium Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica four weeks ago. The weather was warm, and the view was gorgeous. It’s was also six days after my 50th birthday! This was the best birthday present I’d ever planned. I was ready for sunning, partying, and relaxing (in moderation). You see, I have Atrial Fibrillation which means that I take blood thinners. I was fortunate to have two days of lounging in and around the pool. Then my period started to flow like the lava in Hawaii (without the heat of course).

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