The Promise

Today marks Beauty in the Bayou’s 6 month anniversary and today Freedom is 18 months old! Read more to see why I published my debut book on my daughter’s birthday along with my encounter with a prophet several years ago that let me know what would happen when she was born.

Class is in Session

My first week of virtual teaching this year went well. I have 285 students this semester alone which is double what I had last year for each semester individually. I was happy to see several of my old students as well as all of the new faces. They were happy to see me too. Just …

Visual For Beauty in the Bayou

I’m excited to share my new creation with you, my first short “film”! Here is my visual that I created for The Book of Corinthian Chapter One: Beauty in the Bayou! There is some spoken word and a preview of my new song. I’ve uploaded it to my YouTube channel! Check it out and leave …

Mom Life Uncut

I posted a new video on my YouTube channel on Sunday sharing some hard truths about motherhood. I’m talking about mom guilt which is a real thing, breastfeeding, separation anxiety, postpartum, and more. There are also a few clips of my kiddos. Check it out here! Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so that …

Latest Podcast Episodes

The Backpacks and Hairwraps podcast has two new episodes of season 1! Episode 2 “Finding Your Purpose” aired two weeks ago. If you’ve been pondering your life’s purpose and/or experiencing an awakening during this year, this episode is especially for you! You can check it out here! Episode 3 “Let’s Talk Mental Health” is also …

New Youtube Channel

I launched my new YouTube channel this week! This channel will share more moments from my personal life with my family, journey with holistic health, art, teaching, and more of my lifestyle in general. I’m excited to share these moments with you! While I do still have my business youtube channel, this new channel will …

Just Fly All July

This month has been one for the books as I sit and reflect on all that has come from it. On top of launching my podcast and publishing my book, I’ve grown a lot and have learned even more. I’ve also had the opportunity to come face to face with some hard truths that I’ve …

Podcast Episode 1 Season 1

The Book of Corinthian now has a podcast called “Backpacks and HairWraps”! The first episode of season 1 is now available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Anchor, Pocketcasts, & more platforms! This first episode is called “Healing Your Inner Child”. It includes some spoken word poetry that’s featured in my new book, Beauty in the …

Virtual Book Tour

Last week concluded The Book of Corinthian’s virtual book tour and I must say that it was a success! It’s bittersweet that it has come to an end but definitely more sweet than bitter. I’m grateful that my new bestselling book has received more exposure and for the beautiful connections that I’ve made this month. …

Three Times The Love: How Being A Mom Has Made Me Better

When my children’s birthdays come around, I experience rebirth. In the midst of another rebirth experience with Freedom’s birthday approaching on the same day as my book launch, July 11th, I can’t help but reflect on how much motherhood has shaped me and brought me closer to being my authentic self. As I was answering …

30 Day Raise Your Vibration Reflection

Since doing the Raise Your Vibration Commitment I experienced a complete shift in my reality for the month of June. Raising my vibration and coming back to my center has helped me with mental clarity and creating a new sense of balance in my life by getting back to a place of discipline in the …

Freedom is a Mindset

This past weekend Juneteenth was celebrated. Reason being, African Americans were not free in 1776 when America gained its independence. The same can be said about Juneteenth for my ancestors as well. My grandmother was born in the 1920’s and she was still living on a plantation farm with her parent’s former slave master’s. I …

Shadow Work and The Healer’s Journey

In the age of social media, healing may appear to be these glorious yoga retreats, picturesque spiritual baths, and pretty crystals alongside song bowls. In reality, healing also requires work. Some of that work being shadow work. Shadow work is the process of confronting your deepest fears, trauma, pain, and anything else that you attempt …

Cosmic Events, Lunar Eclipse, and Healing

We currently have four planets in retrograde right now, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, and Venus. Retrogrades bring change, collective energy shifts, and opportunities for deep healing. We can see this in action right now as the world has been going through a deep purging since the rapid spreading of Covid 19. Racism is also a pandemic, …

Raise Your Vibration 30 Day Commitment

I’ve been well aware of the social injustice here in America for quite some time now. It’s reflected in my art as well as in the work that I do. I am also knowledgeable of how the trauma that’s been passed down to us for generations is still affecting us, especially mentally and emotionally. By …

Lunar

Lunar Crescent lipsBetween hipsCreative energyFlowing, shifting, evolvingAs the seasons goIn sync with the tidal flowCalmer lightLess intensePure and beautifulCalm and peacefulKeeping secrets of the darkest hoursA time to heal and reclaim powerWith every phase and eclipseThe power of lips is magnifiedThe light hypnotizesMagic is createdNew reality is shapedWith more curvesAnd less words       …

Heavy Is The Head

One thing that I’ve been extremely grateful for during this stay at home order is creating a new bond with my baby boy Legend. Before Freedom was born, Legend was practically glued to me. I always carried him, we were so close. I talk more about that in a past blog. Of course I thought …

The Gift

A few weeks ago I went to the post office with a lot of packages to ship out from orders from my online shop. I had so many that I had to put them in a bag to hold them all. The line was long and I was waiting for what seemed like forever. I …

The Importance of My Morning Routine

Honoring my morning routine is one of the most beneficial ways that I practice self-care. As a mom of three children, wife, teacher, business owner, and artist my plate is full. That’s cool because I love to eat; however in order to show up and be present for my family, students, and clients, I have …

All About Vision Boards

The theme for my art class this year is “Visualize. Believe. Achieve” with the intentions of teaching my students how creating art and creating a vision for their lives are one in the same. During the first six weeks my first semester students made vision boards after we meditated. We jammed Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap …

Why I Choose To Celebrate the New Year in the Spring

The winter brings about a time of reflection, moments to rest, and actions geared towards preparation for the spring. Naturally when I’m doing my reflections around this time on how far I’ve come, I’m also able to note what goals I still want to accomplish, plans I want to put in motion, and habits that …

What Breastfeeding Has Taught Me About Self-Care

As I reflect on finishing my first semester as a middle school teacher, I note that one of my greatest accomplishments is maintaining my breast milk supply for my baby girl. This isn’t my first breastfeeding journey having breastfed Jarvis Jr for 14 months and pumped milk for Legend for 4 months, but I can …

Day 1 of Self-Care: Confidence Through Nail Art

I started going to the nail shop to get my nails done religiously every two weeks back when I was in the 9th grade. Some time shortly after that I started getting pedicures too and then soon eyebrow waxes followed. Each trip I would get new color schemes most times with designs. This became “my …

Better Together

Jarvis and I went on a date this weekend; not just any date, we went to Walmart. We had a gracious offer for baby sitting our three children and an opportunity to get out for a few hours. Instead we both fell asleep taking mid day naps that we seldom get to do. We woke …

11/22

Today a new me emerges From the dust like The Phoenix does I transform These ashes as I burn to the ground Igniting my foundation And adjusting my crown This is transcendence -Corinthian Elizabeth

The Day I Subbed in Music Class

Around this time last year I was substitute teaching, waiting tables, and making strides with my art by expanding my business and brand. In this blog I’m sharing a poem that I wrote titled “The Day I Subbed in Music Class” describing one of my experiences substitute teaching. I’ve felt every emotion possible on this …

Featured Painting: “Naked”

About 3 months ago, I had a dream that this massive storm was over Dallas. I saw debris flying and flashes of downtown. Fast forward to June 9th and that dream became a reality when me and my kids were caught in this storm leaving the craft store. Hail was falling from the sky, lightning …

Tips for Surviving Eclipse Season, Mercury Retrograde, and Cosmic Shifts

With the solar eclipse and new moon on July 2nd and Mercury Retrograde beginning on July 7th-July 31st, its been a lot to keep up with. The cosmic shifts and new downloads have been intense, yet fulfilling all in the same. The new moon reset the clock for the next 6 months while the solar …

First of July

New moons are ideal for setting new intentions. With this new moon signaling the halfway mark of the year, I believe an intention setting exercise is fitting. This month’s new moon intention setting exercise piggy backs off of the ritual from last month. Although the new moon was on July 2nd along with the eclipse, the …

Birthing Freedom

I’m super excited about the second half of this year! Every July for the past 9 years has been a pivotal month for my evolution on my journey towards freedom. Around this time in 2010, I was preparing to leave Louisiana to go to college. This is also when I started my spiritual journey awakening …

New Moon Ritual

During the new moon phase you don’t exactly see the moon so it appears that there isn’t one on these nights. In actuality the light from the moon is being hidden from the earth because the side that’s illuminated is facing away from us. This symbolizes a beginning of a new cycle and a chance …

My Soul Teacher Lesson #17: Delayed, Denied, or Divine?

Legend had a great month in May! He’s gaining weight, growing taller, and controlling his episodes better when he throws up and struggles to breath. He has a new care team. He’s been doing great in therapy exceeding the expectations that his old company had set for him. He’s more alert and becoming increasingly active …

My Soul Teacher Lesson #16: Run

I pulled up to Jr.’s school on Friday. I asked him if he was going to have a good day. He said yes. There was no hesitation, tears, or hints of fear in his voice. He said, “I’m not going to cry at nap time today because you always come back to get me.” As …

Featured Painting: “Agony”

Agony: Extreme physical or mental suffering I painted this a few days after I painted Visions of Freedom . This was during a trying time for me. This was also my first day of “Sober September” when I made a conscious decision to let go of a habit that didn’t serve me anymore. It was …

Managing Perinatal Depression

With the new light being shined on mental health awareness and the open discussion on postpartum depression (see link to blog post from last year), I want to talk about perinatal depression or depression during pregnancy.  This kind of depression often gets mistaken for the common changes that happen during pregnancy like moodiness and being exhausted …