Hello Tuesday! Can you believe that we are almost halfway through this month! Whoa...time flies when you are engaged in your life 🙂 It's day 11 of the Mindfulness Challenge and I am feeling fairly positive about my progress. Yes, I still scroll my phone sometimes while I am in bed but it's for increasingly … Continue reading My Mindfulness Journey Tools!
Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a productive and wonderful week! I am now on Day 6 of my Mindfulness Challenge and it has been a STRUGGLE. I had so many things on my plate this week - working a temp job, my part-time writing gig, freelance work, church obilgations, kids' activities, and recording … Continue reading What Do I REALLY Want To Gain From Being Mindful?
Hi everyone! Just checking in to wish you well! I'll be updating my Mindfulness Challenge progress tomorrow! Tonight, I'm going to spend time reading, snacking, and relaxing 💜💜 If you can, take a breather and find some time this weekend to chill. "Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no … Continue reading Happy Friday!
Happy October! This is one of my absolute favorite months. I love all things Fall (even when it's 80 degrees in VA) including pumpkin flavored foods, cooler mornings, changing leaves, festivals, and Halloween. But, not candy corn. Never candy corn. The kiddos are fully back into the swing of school after a Labor Day week … Continue reading Mindfulness Challenge – The Little Things Are Not So Small
Happy Saturday! Tomorrow kicks off my personal 21-day mindfulness challenge! I am already starting to take note of how I need to improve my daily interactions with others as well as my own routines. I didn't realize how much my mind wanders to the overwhelming to-do list looming ahead or the regrets of yesterday … Continue reading Mindfulness Challenge Prep: What Do I Want To Change?
Hello! It has been a long time since I have posted here. And, if you read my last post, then you know that I have had a REALLY rough time lately. Thankfully, movies like Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time have helped me get through some dark days! Ok, so here's my BIG news … Continue reading BIG News and What to Expect From Tai Gooden in 2018
This week was interesting. One of my closest friends reached out to me for a status update on my social media-less life. She was the fifth person to text me and ask "How are you?" I responded to her message the same way I did to the others because they were all people who KNOW … Continue reading Life Outside the Roles
Happy Sunday! I have had several people ask me why I don't speak more about police brutality against Black people and other issues like transphobia and street harassment. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I do voice my opinion on these issues. One time, I voiced my thoughts on what it feels … Continue reading Respect My Right to Unplug
Happy Father's Day!This weekend, I was fortunate to see my oldest daughter graduate from Pre-K. We now live away from our family and friends, so we didn't expect anyone to come out to the short (and hilarious) graduation. But, my dad decided to make the drive out to spend time with my family for a … Continue reading 3 Lessons I Learned from My Father