The Importance of Great Friends

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” I first heard this line from Mr. Calloway, one of the vice principals at Reading High back in 2007. It has always stayed with me, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to recognize the value of it. I have had a lot…

One Year Anniversary

When people ask me what it’s like to be married, I always tend to respond “nothing has changed.” And for the most part, that’s true. Nothing changes in the way you think it will. There’s no dramatic transformation from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife. You don’t suddenly start walking on air nor do…

Morning Routine

In David Nazario’s debut book, Make Love Your Religion: How to Put Love First and Succeed at Doing What You Love, he discusses the importance of morning routines. I am a firm believer in morning routines because I believe that what you do in the morning sets the tone for how your day will go….

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 31 – Tribes

Welcome back to the Wonder of Ivy podcast! This week, I update you on the mini-hiatus we’ve been on and why. (Spoiler alert: sh*t happens) I review the amazing book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Then I discuss tribes, why they have been so meaningful in my life, and how to cultivate one. If you…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: A Collection of Poems

This Valentine’s Day I collaborated with Brianna Tyson and Lindsey Heckman to create a collection of some of our poetry! Click the link below to read in browser or download to your phone now. TWOI Presents- LOVE[LESS] This book is perfectly paired with this Valentine’s Day mix created by the one and only, Taliah Vibes….

Is closure necessary?

Closure is a term we all hear often. When people seek closure, they seek an end or more so, the reasoning to an end. People use wanting closure to justify wanting to speak to an ex or a former friend. People use the need of closure to dwell on situations, want answers or explanations to…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 27- Hypocrisy at its Finest

Wow, what a week! In this week’s episode, I give you the latest DACA update and what it means to those who are recipients. I talk about 45’s “sh*thole” comments and the MAGA crews support behind it. I end the show with a conversation about cheating, staying, and getting out of your comfort zone. If…