Happy New Year 2021

The Year Of Steadfast.

Hello Everyone. And welcome to a Happy New Year. A year despite all we’ve been through, is still filled with so much hope and promise. I am excited to be among you today. I am thankful for all of you who read my blog post, a place where I pour out my heart with the hopes of encouraging and empowering someone else to keep moving forward from life’s difficulties.

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The Meditations Of My Mind And The Metaphors Of My Heart.

New Series: Writing Through Pain And Grief. #2

I’ve attended a writers workshop in February of 2020 entitled Finish Your Book Already by Ashley Graham. During the workshop, is where I learned to use metaphors as a writing prompt. Since then, creating metaphors has become my nightly ritual where I roll the dice, formulate my thoughts based upon the words chosen, and create metaphors from my life circumstances which is therapeutic. The metaphors below were written in the year 2020 before and after my mom’s cancer diagnosis.

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The Meditations of My Mind and The Metaphors Of My Heart.

New Series: Dear Narcissist. #1

Metaphors from the voice of an empowered empath. I chose to use my voice to ignite healing, provoke thought, and meet people where they are physically, mentally, and spiritually. I hope to share the true yet raw metaphors of my heart. My prayer is that every person can feel the energy of my words through my writings. The purpose of this new metaphor series is to provide a voice to those who are struggling with managing their emotions or who are having a hard time taking back their power from the people in their lives with aggressive personalities.. In today’s category, I address the once uncontrollable narcissist in my life. Boy, it feels good to be FREE! All metaphors shared in this series were written by me in the year 2020. Enjoy.

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Taking Back My Power To Appreciate Life.

Recovering from Depression.

The blog post entitled; Depression: I Can’t Fake The Funk, was a glimpse into what was happening inside my world that triggered a brief battle with depression. Today I am grateful to be free enough to share my thoughts and be more transparent about what was happening. After having a successful surgery in May of 2020, my beautiful mother was diagnosed with cancer. A devastating blow is seriously an understatement; my heart broke into tiny pieces. The thought of losing my mom became an emotional warzone. I felt I did not have the supplies to defeat the unsettling sadness in my soul. Grief covered me and completely took over my entire being on every level, so much so I felt like I couldn’t function mentally.

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The Power To Evolve Is In Your Hands.

Take Back YOUR Power To Be Yourself.

Have you ever observed your emotions when you find out your character’s picture painted is not true? What do you say when your name is under attack? How does it feel when someone is perpetuating a lie about who you are to their friends and family? Sit and feel those emotions because how you are feeling is real. Anger is a natural emotion every human being has built inside the fabric of our humanity. Do not suppress your feelings. It is healthy to acknowledge the fact that the actions against you have made you upset.

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Dear My Babies: An Open Letter to my 5 Children.

My 5 Beautiful Children

We have been still together as a family for two months due to the ramification of the COVID-19 shelter in place. I must say it has taught me to appreciate the simple things. Previous to the Corona virus World Pandemic, I would want a more noise-free home. I thank God for being able to hear you guys talking and laughing loudly with one another, especially from the riddles your father share with you. Hearing the random outburst of you guys yelling at people online while playing video games doesn’t seem to bother me as much as it used too unless I overhear cussing in our home. Yall know I do not represent children using profanity. But I also know kids will be kids. Instead of getting bent out of shape when I hear cussing while you boys are playing video games, I merely kindly tell you to stop cussing in our home. Honestly, I thank God for the sounds of life that ring out in our home. Even during a time of immense uncertainty, I feel joy all the time when I am around you.

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Why I Choose to Build a Beautiful Love Life with Myself?

Happy New Year! Halfway through the month.

Let me reintroduce myself. My name is Keianna Johnson. I am a woman who wears many hats in many colors. My husband and our children are the veins that lead the blood to my heart. I am a family; first, family always kind of person. My real friendships keep me grounded and vice versa — a fair exchange. I got loyalty inside my DNA ~in my Kendric Lamar voice. I enjoy my career as an award-winning children’s textured hairstylist and author of the book, Coming of Age: The Easy Guide to Healthy Hair Care for Teens. None of the above wouldn’t be possible without The Messiah from where all my blessings flow. I live well because I keep the four components of my life simplified: God, Family, Friends, and Career.

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Being Neutral?

Okay, let’s have an honest conversation. Many of us choose to remain neutral because it is much easier not to ruffle someone else feathers with our point of view. We sometimes believe that being silent will make an issue go away. However, being quiet does the complete opposite. Being silent often communicates that we do not have an opinion and that we are cool with what is happening to us and or around us. The issue never goes away when we are on the fence about sharing how we truly feel. Sometimes showing no active emotional involvement will allow a problem to keep growing until we put a stop to it by speaking up and sharing our thoughts.

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