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In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on February 26, 2018 at 4:46 am

download_cloud.pngThe last time I did something wild? I really don’t remember.
Mark my word on this day, I am moving to Denver.”

That’s what my daughter said to me last week. She’s all packed now and ready to go!
Me? I’ll be a kid in town all by myself. I’m excited about her to and fro!

I’m excited about my future travels, too. The Arizona’s dust can be a bit hazy.
I hear there are so many elevations in Colorado that the fun can border crazy.

She’s life blossoming, yet level-headed and poised to handle drama.
She’s a literary girl with very little cares. She got that from her moma.

Me? When was the last time that I did something wild?
It could go as far back as me having my last child.

I’m surely an out of the box kind of girl; limits are not really my thing,
still 6-years exist between my kids. I appreciated the time to breathe.

Therefore, I reckon I’ll be okay
with both my kids living in different states.

In fact, on the real, I think it’s carefree’ingly cool!
I’m still that rapper-girl from Trimble Tech High School.

Today — on the reel, I am a woman about my studies.
I’ve been hanging real tough with my collegiate buddies.

I’ve been putting in 15-30 hours a week on course research.
My head in a book near a window to outwardly look;
’tis my perferred creative perch.
My brain is massaged – my mind, alert.

I am really more of a nerd than even I ever knew.
The work is rigorous. I study and comprehend-slew.


Page sharing…

Everyday life is beautiful and new.
Good morning, good morning, good morning to YOU!

Come on in for the morning )))HUG(((.
I appreciate your reflection of love.

I just thought I’d rewind my weekend a day or two,
and share the beloved contents therein, with you.

No need to make our morning introductions a mono-score,
for I’d love to hear about the events of which YOU did adore.

Lay it on me – I’m listening. Bright eyed and bushy tailed,
I’m Qui
Downloading with thee. For without WE, there is no tale.


Midway Through

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on December 20, 2017 at 4:27 am

Qui_Dec19_2017Midway Through, I start to realize the weekend isn’t very far.
I’ve got a flight to catch tomorrow to celebrate – no sorrow,
for in Texas we’ve birthed a new star.

My niece married late last year and is wrapping up year one
with the birth of a son.; proof of their love – productive fun.

I’m so proud of her.
She carried that baby with very little girth.

Me? I’m just showing up in Texas to be Auntie Qui.
Christmas with distant family is what makes it merry.

New life is sweet. Puberty is tricky
and then in comes the teen years — 👉🏾 things get washy & wish’y.

Our 20’s are grand; invincibility is ours.
Our 30’s gift us with insightful powers.

cool-cat-cat_in_the_hat.jpgOur 40’sI’m in them, brings with it peace and blessings.
I’m a much smoother cat. I resolute stressing.

I meditate and pray and then I chat it up with you.
The 40’s are a party; yielding clarity to pick & choose.

Midway Through I’m starting reflect and look back…
I’m standing in this moment as a real cool cat.

I’m enjoying life, I am enjoying you.
I’m a soul observing and I’m enjoying the view.

We’re Midway Through this week and Christmas is in a few days,
I’m Qui
Really enjoying WE — and just wanted to drop in and say “Hey.”

Today is gonna be a great day!
Go forward, be your best person – – right after you kneel and pray.

ISO more peace? You’ll find it in spades when you meditate.

The C-word

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel, Video, weightloss on September 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

letter-cGood morning sweetheart, my griot remains blunt
thus I want to talk to you about an abbreviation bunt.

When taking a hit in the stress department and harboring painful feelings
— it can yield a hardness to your organs that will need ONCOLOGY healing.

goofy-laughThe C-Word is short for cancer. That’s the intended abbreviated bunt.
With the kids reading I wouldn’t be Rated-R seeding and use The C-Word: CRUNCH,

I mean really. Don’t be silly. Aunt Qui is not that risky of a chancer.
Though it’s true we’re holding unnecessary stresses that turn into cancer.

The key to properly placing stress does not rest in your wrists;
when expressing ‘Why you’re down,’ you respond, ‘He or she – did this.’

That’s a sort of a bunt, but more of a miss –because it’s simply not true.
Though not knowing how to cope with stress means old feelings are harbored by You.

You grit your teeth and seethe. You do it day after day.
You live with the pain and hurtful stains of a strained yesterday.

It’s in your gut. It’s real on your plate.
Misplaced emotions can turn into hate.

Hate that you never voiced, but accepted as ‘all good.’
After all, the hate that you feel comes from your familial hood.

Well, harboring pain is never “all good.”
Stress = Cancer. Get it understood.

Avoid The C-Word! Act like ya’ heard. You must, at all costs!
When it comes to your emotions — you, alone are the boss!

My dad died from cancer at 69-years old just 4-months ago
and my 64-year old aunt via The C-Word, went right after him, yo.

The C-Word illness is real.
They befriended stress and then it killed.

Me? I was curious as to, how this is so?
Then I was told I had a blockage. My response, “NO!!!”

One day at Tao yoga, Master Chun did tell me
that a pain in my right side could lead to “The C.”


Stress harboring  can yield to cancer in various organs

Who? What? ME!?
That is right,” said she.

I’m a happy-go-lucky spirit. How could it be?
It was yesterdays stresses — misplaced by me.

I did not know.
The harboring was internal and did not show.

I love my friends and family. I am sure I do it best!
So what’s with this misplaced, harboring of stress?

Well, it was stressful situations from long ago that I thought I’d forgotten about.
Sad emotions hunkered down into my organs and took up storage — to build a cancer route.

But it did not happen.
Tao Master Chun began tappin’

on the sore spot that she had pointed out on my right.
Then she educated me about stresses, cancer and life.

Today, several weeks later – I’m actually feeling alright.
My body is limber and loose and no “hardening of nothing” is in sight.

It took more than education and body tapping, but not much more.
I meditated and converted Stress to Strength via a Sedona Retreat score!

It helped me out a whole bunch!
The C-Word is real, but posed no life crunch!

Today I am not akin to holding stresses, my organs are softening – I’m making it through.
But because life is full of stress I thought it best to share my findings with you.

Because if your abdomen is hard, and you don’t have a six pack
and you’re a tad stressed out, perhaps even feeling fat
but not eating a lot – just stressed out to the max.
I’m gonna ask you to meditate and get ready to bat!

Bunt that away from you. Stress is not yours to keep.
I’m Qui
Good morning baby, I’m a word lover – like no other, touching on The C.

Dahn Jon

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, Video on August 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

STS-dahn jon.jpgI decided to break from the grind of corporate contract winners
and dedicate some “me time” via the Tao Healing Center.

We met up in Sedona
Where big energy rests on ya.’

We did introspection reflections; we looked within ourselves.
The healing practice mainly costs you time for yourself.

Leave at home your mundane concerns and wealth – it’s not needed here.
Sedona has a reputation of internal peace and ‘wiping the mind clear.’

It totally and completely did it for me.
I resided in Sedona for days of 3.

Three is a small number  – though my internal organs received it as rigorous fun.
I practiced in converting STRESS TO STRENGTH with Tao Master Chun.

We acknowledged our Chakras and and focused on feelings to reconnect…
Then we hiked the Healing Gardens and visited an awesome vortex.

I stood still in the thick of it, grateful to God;  standing on sacred ground.
I calibrated my vision to see the energy particles,  mid air; all around.

There – is where good energy abounds. I was amazed.
Then we passed the sight of Levenson’s resting place.

Ilchi is the man that revived the dream
that Levenson left – when he conceded life’s scene.

Therein is the tale that provided the retreat
That I dedicated to myself over days of 3.

Converting Stress to Strength –
Is how my time was spent.

My Dahn Jon does it me.
We tapped and patted our energy free.

Penned up emotions have no magic potion of which I can tell.
But a trip to a Mago retreat could facilitate you into being well.


Teen energy is HUGE!!! Go Sadie!

We meditated a lot. When was the last time that you did?
In our class of mature energy there was a lone majestic kid.

She was just 13. She opened her heart and took in the scene.
She arrived as a child and returned home – a wiser teen.

It was a beautiful thing.
I cried, I laughed, I even attempted to sing.
The experience invoked me. I was charmed by the scene.

I arrived a mess out of sorts, so I communed in nature with an open heart.


You retain stress in your organs. Be encouraged to RELEASE that. You don’t deserve it.

I was energetically all over the place; I carried quite a lot to deal…
Chun and those attending with me coalesced their energy & we healed.

Today I feel refreshed, renewed and glad to be a member
of such a loving family at the Tao Healing Center.

We all need it – to reconnect and focus on self.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to a Mago Retreat. Invest in you and return to well.

PS — Here’s a little note to those who joined me in retreat this weekend and won,
If you find that your body is still sore from our retreated score – no problem, it’s just your Qijong.


In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 25, 2017 at 3:00 am


Yes, Bart. #ComeUP! 

Good morning baby. How’d you sleep? I’m up early — I know.

I wanted to be of the first in A-Z to see the sunrise show.

I wanted to be of the first to greet you as you awake, yawn and rise.
Nothing but good’s been pending for you – before you ever opened your eyes.

Go and get it! Don’t be surprised. You’re a beast when you’re at your best.
The way you make the fam look good, you’re not Scottish but deserve a sur name crest.

Yes, honey! Yes! Today is ours for sure.
Never mind what’s going on in front of or behind –
today was made for a score.

So let’s take it.
Let’s enjoy it to the fullest and not fake it.

Me? I’m up here on this mountain top.
Taking care of self? You know I don’t stop.

I’m up here taking-in nature and good company, alike.
I’m up here with intentions to better my life.

Inhale good vibes. Exhale all strife.

It’s the perfect awakening for girl like me on, a Friday.
I’m Qui
Up here in Sedona, A-Z. So for me, it’s an absolute high day.

Be peacefully elevated along lifes way.


A Sippin’ Summer

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 4, 2017 at 4:30 am

sippin-cup-stirerIt’s hot outside here in Phoenix – triple digits can be a bummer.
I’ve not ever been much of a drinker, but this is A Sippin’ Summer.

And I wonder what’s good at the bar?
I’m a writer, my sport is to “observe” spar.

I can truly sit and sip for hours and if it’s water – I’ve no limits.
Surely you’ve seen writers doing this sort of sport in the special Olympics?

No? Oh. Writers are still to be considered “special folk.”
The day they allow us into the Olympics will be “all that she wrote.”

And so I’ve taken to working-out with intent, again.
My birthday is around the corner and I want to spend

a good deal of time feeling good and having fun.
I think I’ll take to the skies and travel for a new destination sum.

The den of August is a Leo’s YUM!
Meow and Rawr! I love this month!

It’s perfect for Six Flags, it’s perfect for night walks,
it’s perfect for girl time and lots of mimosa talks.

Today is Friday and I feel it in my hair
Creativity consumes my mind, you can see it in my stare.

Get into my glare. Be the muse that fashions the scripted runner.
I’ll be sitting at the bar being true to this Sippin’ Summer.

Don’t you worry about what’s in my glass, I’m grown and uninhibited this month.
It’s water anyway, I need a clear mind to create – So rounds? I buy a bunch.

sippin-summer-Kristen-Wiig-wineIt is that kind of season.
Building writes of excite
is my chief reason.

I’ll be sitting table-side to the bar as I sip.
I won’t be doing it alone, I’ll be sipping with script.

Yes kinfolk, I am pregnant indeed.
The intro pages thus far, are a real steamy read.

I’m still in the build – I’m still in ACT 1.
A well laid foundation won’t easily be undone

and it’s so much fun. I see a little bit of you all in it.
I’ve been sippin’ your flavor, it’s a great way to spin script.

I like the way it tastes, you’ve got bite, you’re a bit of a gunner!
I confess your kool-aid is a hit and provides an awesome Sippin’ Summer.

This must be a fear to those closest to me; their darkened dim
that I would script a story or character that is fashioned after them.

All I can say to that is,

Get over yourself and please do it quick!
You know that you’re
all that – Of course you’re influencing my scripts!

So tell me more …

Please read that as a ‘flattering quip.’ Life ain’t much without diversity.
I blog, you read, WordPress serves the feed – our relationship is a working key

on so many levels. Remember “all the worlds a stage,”
I’m Qui
Enjoying A Sippin’ Summer with thee on this literal Friday.
Go out, have fun and if you see me, say “Hey!

What a Beach

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am

Good morning baby, how did you sleep?
I woke up this morning in San Diego on the beach.

I’ve been here a couple of days and much has transpired.
The hillside views are beautiful and subject to combustible fires.

The temperature hasn’t reached 100 – not even at the height of day.
Today’s high is only 76. My God, I love this place.

It this beloved month of July
Phoenix, Arizona is on the fry.

A relaxing time in abundance has duly been on my plate
I love this place because Phoenix is forecasted to hit 108.

Hey-ey! The day is young and poised for fun
No “nothing burgers” being fed by the juniors of Trump.

Collusion, adoption, opposition research – what in the honest world gives?
I won’t lie the transparency is so fried; it trumps the unreal.

I won’t get into the details, click the link if you want to catch up,
It’s the news I woke to. God bless the White House – this is rough.

jimmy-fallon-dancing.gifI’m not into clowning folk or overly shaming a situation.
Careful to not dance on this scene – this administration is our world relation.

I’m not dancing at all. I’m prayerful and concerned.
Dancing with Russia will bust ya and yield ya’ to a burn.

I prefer this scene of our country’s script passes quickly, let’s turn the page.
The position of the USA is still tops today though we could opt to burn a little sage.

The world is looking at us crazy.
This “nothing burger” fire is still blazing…

The San Diego beach is still staring me in the face,
So I’m up at 5am to enjoy this beautiful place.

I’m up thinking about you. I wish you were where with.
So with this beach in view,
I crack the pen to give you a swig.

Sip it, savor and make this day positively reach.
No matter where you are in the world today, act like you’re on the beach.

Take no dark clouds via information, only receive sunny
And if today is payday – take care to put away a little money.

There’ll always be a day when “a nest egg” will have a need.
I’m Qui
Out here in San Diego on hiatus thinking of thee… on the beach.

After we kick it….

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel on July 10, 2017 at 5:35 am

my-gf-and-iGood morning family, I am duly refreshed.
I spent the weekend with my girlfriend – our weekends are the BEST!

We payed homage to the champagne of life – we did gracefully sip.
Our relationship is young and we shoot from the hip.

My girlfriend and I are high school alumni’s
Life has been kind to us, our happy limit is the sky.

And that’s pretty high y’all. 🙂

We’re a couple of shorties, displaying 40 and proving life to be a constant rave.
We usually stroll the miles bearing big smiles, influencing youngins to wanna be our age.

It’s beautiful y’all.
We high spirit ball.

Last weekends spirited adventure took us to Scottsdale
Where the scene was resort clean and the weather escaped hell.

Scottsdale is only a few minutes outside of the metroplex of Phoenix
But it must be Mother Natures favorite local spot –  I mean it.

It was a beautiful setting, all the weekend long
Even though 100 degrees hit and surely hit strong,

But it didn’t burn our sunny song.



My girlfriend and I pleasantly get along.
I’m artsy rich and she’s financially strong.
We’re a couple of outspokens from Fort Worth — we get along.

And you know what kinfolk? I will tell you this:
It’s this kind of comradery that I, for too long, have missed.

It’s a young sisterhood in its early form.
We both inhale life easy, we both exhale charm.

And I’m happy.
We both wear night bonnets to stave off nappy.


Usually, after a weekend of kicking it I have much thinking to do…
Our gelling chemistry is a fabu mystery — I couldn’t wait to rewind for you.

Thus here I am to tell you that girl time in Scottsdale was pretty good.
I also wanted to remind you that “ME TIME,” should always be understood.

It’s good to be grown but not so good to get old,
Exercise a good way to keep the spirit of youth from waxing cold.

If there’s a positive story to be told – let this be the one that you tell,
I’m Qui
A much happier she – after kicking it with my friend for a spell.

Spending fun times with family and friends is good for the soul,
A good time had, anytime, is a life moment worthy to behold.


In the meantime

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on March 3, 2017 at 3:31 am


I’m sipping chai tea, being me and getting a lot of rest.
I’m doing a lot of shopping and network hopping; kicking-it with the best.

Aw yes! I’m having a blast
Feet kicked up, I’m resting on my…

ASK me not one thing that you don’t want the honest answer to.
I pull no punches. I do what I do.
I see WHAT’S UP in the world then Griot kick-it to you.

That’s all.
However big or small

my designated part –
I execute it to the hilt; I spill it with heart.

So when I am at rest, I rest with my all.
Did someone say PLAY? I’ve no reason to stall.

Work was yesterday and today the sun is on shine.
I think I’ll rest up to PLAY in this breezy meantime.

How has your week been? Were you good to YOU?
It’s Friday baby, be a little lazy, kick back and sip a few.

I reckon the meantime is the weekend and herein I’m going to have a blast.
I’m with my girls and we’re traveling the world; about to show our…

ASK me not one question that you do not want an honest answer to.
I’m Qui
A Leisure-ful SHE,  encouraging you to break from routine and DO YOU!

Work is next week, so
In the meantime…

Post that round trip flight…

In Communication, Self Improvement, Travel on January 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

life-is-a-box-crayonsIt’s good to be back! I’ve had fun – I have.
I flew out to Dallas and had a Fam blast!

I did fly coach but it felt like first class.
Solo: I handled my business and I busted my ass.

Once I got to the DFW my car rental and hotel were ready.
I with my laptop, a mop and creative energy was steady.

So much happened that all of my tools and skills were on deck.
I was pretty deep off in the woods though strong was my connect.

CLo came through – Mr. Logistics doesn’t play.
CLo is Carlos Ramierez of Choice Valet.

Stephanie came through and then the two of us #CameUp.
She’s my HS alumni living in the Dalworthington cut.

Joe G turned out and brought CJ with him.
CJ is that unbiased beacon when things get dim.

Joe G is my rock, my baby brother, my go-to guy.
The love in the DF-Dub always gets me high.

I’m elevated, I’m happy and it’s good to be home.
I learned so much in Dallas – increased the size of my dome.

From Arizona to Cali, to Dallas and New York:
I have a thing going on between my arrive and depart.

I was in town because Healthcare Workers could not deny
That my dads health is in the last stages (prostate cancer) & he may die.

I was encouraged and didn’t cry but took a flight out
I showed up in person to see what the “hoopla” was about.

Dads homestead was a wreck – there’s no room for any border.
My dear old dad’s square footaged pad was decorated by a hoarder.

Me? Besides a little OCD, I think cleaning is quite therapeutic.
So when I saw the periodical fuss and tinsels of dust – to clean up? I couldn’t refuse it.

It was a HGTV scene to be seen – how I transformed that place.
I hired a young male team, strong and lean – then we put a smile on Dads face.

I restored that place.

Suddenly dad sat up, smiled, and started thanking me a bit.
Then he reverted to his usual self and started talking cash -ish. 😀

It was good to have his spirit back. Helping him did a lot for me,
I’m Qui
That blush invoking she, that flight to Dallas did a world of good for me.
Ooo Wee.

Post that round trip flight…
Fam: I’m feeling alright.