Untitled Emotionally 


I was wrapped up in the monstrosity of my past, the thought of spending Valentine’s Day alone, (although I don’t  celebrate St. Valentine’s) and with this so called Grammy Award show with Beyoncé,  I didn’t take the time to blog. 

She may not have won the six out of 9, I expected her to win, but I noticed that Beyoncé never stops writing, producing, and singing. She was born to do what she does. She seems to handle that very well. She cannot be compared to no one else. That’s BEY. 🍋🐝

I can get so emotional sometimes, I don’t know why, but I can.  Certain days I don’t want to control it. I want to speak loudly to get it out of my system. I felt that outburst coming on because I can relate to the hard work and sacrifices of it all. 

Be transparent, people will JUDGE you anyway.  You ARE…You EXIST… and You HAVE… just what the world needs. Love ❤️ 

#speakout #beheard 

We can use your gifts in this world. 

#thepoetryjournal

Pampered and Twisted

While I was out running my errands on a beautiful winter (which felt like summer) Saturday in Houston, I stumbled upon this professional boutique for natural hair care. This place, Pampered & Twisted caught my eye with the delicate design and when I walked into the boutique, I felt pampered already. Very professional and meticulously designed. I went straight for the Shea butter, which I adore. Thank you. 

Pampered & Twisted is Houston’s premier, all natural & organic, beauty supply boutique ~ Featuring luxury, hand-crafted beauty brands.  There’s plenty of brands to suit your liking. 


Offering two locations in Houston and Pearland, this boutique is has much more to offer than just organic products, you should definitely stop by and explore them for yourself and be pampered. 


The B.O.D.


You may not know the true intentions or motives of a person on that first encounter. The lines of communication may be a little difficult at first. There could be a language barrier or a simple preference of style of what you are used to. 

You should just give it a little time. Explore the friendship. Release your expectations and stand on the other side of your guarded walls. Listen, and be funny. We only want to enjoy each other’s company. Things will begin to click, you’ll see. 

All of a sudden, the enemy steps in and the energy begins to change things. Our perceptions on the way we communicate or how things were said are taken totally out of context. Emotions start to stir up inside and you wonder why? Is it worth it?  
Can you two co-exist in the same conversations or in the same space without a frown or sigh? 

Give them the Benefit of the Doubt and let them live in their own skin. No judgement, no offense – just two people who co-exist. 
Raquel©

Thank you

Good morning. If you have been following me and reading my blogs, I want to personally thank you for your support. I am praying for your well being and hope to deliver more content that will inspire and entertain you. Heart felt thanks to everyone. ❤️ #thepoetryjournal 


Photo credit: @artbyhart

Artist: @benapplebyartist 

No motives, just give

Happiness is that place to give without expecting anything in return. Suddenly the release allows you to experience a peace within. Gifts that you sowed into someone else’s life began to bear the most beautiful fruit. God is so amazing with his love. Get you some. #thepoetryjournal