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What it’s In a Name?

By |February 20th, 2016

 

 

My name is Alyse Taylor Cooke. My father’s name is Alvin Young Cooke Sr. and my mother’s is Toni Marie Taylor Cooke. When my mom was pregnant and discovered she was having twins she initially told my dad with a straight face that she […]

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By |January 30th, 2016

Thirty Seven

Anger, fear frustration disappointment offense… are truly the feelings or emotions that hinder us from experiencing and enjoying life. I recently turned 37 years old. I know some people who get out of sorts as they age and complain about not wanting to […]

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The Love of my Life

By |December 27th, 2015

I used to work for an entertainment newspaper. It was called Punchline and distributed in Hartford,CT Boston, MA & NY city. It was my favorite job. I wrote album reviews and did interviews. My first assignment was Summer Jam 2001. On the roster was […]

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The Bigger Picture

By |December 19th, 2015

Life doesn’t happen by accident. If you are reading this you are alive and you have a purpose. If you have not figured it out yet, that is okay. It takes time. If you feel disappointed, know this; Every choice that we make determines […]

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Be Still

By |August 29th, 2015

Name something that is extremely valuable but hard to navigate if you don’t have sure footing? LIFE.

I was stressed angry confused and just down irritated this week. So late last night I decided to throw a pity party out on my balcony. Why am […]

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The Break Up

By |August 21st, 2015

Part I

“I just can’t do this anymore!” As the words leave my mouth, I study her facial expression. At first, she is puzzled and confused. “What happened?” She wants to know where this is coming from. To her, we were a “happy couple” two […]

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“It doesnt matter to me”

By |August 15th, 2015

I wonder how many men have had that conversation with the female gender.

Male: where would you like to go eat?

Female: it doesn’t matter to me

Male: ok we will go to such and such

Female: no, I don’t like that

Male: so where do you want to […]

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Your Circle

By |August 10th, 2015

Friends come and go. We sometimes lose a few by way of relocating to a new city or a new stage in life. Your circle is one of the the most important aspects of your life. These are the people who have your back […]

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Lean Back

By |August 9th, 2015

Life is crazy. Life is amazing and life can be terrifying.

You and I both know that. So while knowing this ,why do we get our panties or boxers (or thong) in a bunch with worry? We have no control over anything  that happens or […]

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Apology

By |August 9th, 2015

 

How much does saying I am sorry cost?

Absolutely nothing. Matter of fact apologizing is a form of liberation when you mean it. It brings PEACE.

It has nothing to do with who is wrong or right.

I am sorry. That I hurt you, embarrassed you, bullied […]

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