Inspirations, The Good

The Bird Walk for Recovery: September 2, 2017

September is National Recovery Month which shines a light on the taboo subject of addiction and the road to recovery, and the support services and professionals who aid in the process. “No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.” – Patrick J. Kennedy Addiction is non-discriminant in […]

Inspirations, Simple Living

Rejuvenate, Reevaluate.

As the temperatures plummet, and we prepare to welcome in 2016 with wishful goals and bright eyes, it is important to not only focus on what needs to change around us, but also what needs to change within ourselves. Take this time to reflect on how you might be hindering your progress to completing your […]

The Good, The Kitchen

Holiday Baking

Every year my birthday (Hint: 12/12)  marks the beginning of Holiday Baking at Our Urban Eden. Last year I was too busy working on our Holiday Baking Guide to offer baked goods for sale. This year there will be lots of goodies for sale until they are sold out. If you have special requests or […]

The Good

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and I wanted to take a moment to shine some light on my friend Nikia Vaughn who is doing big things for the Sickle Cell Community.  I am grateful to call her a friend for more years than I would like to admit. She is an awesome human being […]

Featured Entrepreneur, The Good

Women of the Future: The Link Up

Intelligent, creative, vivacious, and on the move. That is the quintessential definitinion of today’s woman, and these young women have it all going on. Meet the ladies of the sensationally funny podcast, The Link Up.  Ka’Lyn, Jazzmin, and Amber comprise the dynamic threesome headlining this period perfect podcast.  “Being outspoken is needed in a world where being silenced […]


Girl Interrupted

  2009 was a crazy year for me. At the beginning of the year, I found myself in the most devastating of situations. I had been evicted and had to tuck my tail and go back to my mother’s house. Shortly after arriving at my mother’s house, she began pressuring me to contribute more to […]


Love You, Just The Way You Are

Self love is the acceptance of all that you are and all that you are destined to be. It is being honest with yourself about every aspect of your life. It is holding yourself accountable when you fall short, and with a pure heart being able to assess the pitfalls in your plans to correct […]


I Hope You Dance

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens, Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance…. – Lee Ann Womack, “I Hope You Dance” In […]


The Seeds vs. The Tree

Guest post by the newest contributor to Our Urban Eden: Keshanna Brooks I had a dream a little over 6 years ago and it was very powerful.  In the dream my son and I was standing in a line at church. The line was very long and we had been waiting for hours. We were waiting […]