• I Sometimes Get These Moments

    I sometimes get these moments, days and even weeks where my words fight for release. And to any writer that may sound like a good thing, but to be honest, it isn’t always a great feeling and sometimes it can be very intense. The thing is, even though my words are trying to break free, my mind understands the repercussions of that freedom and it tries its best to hold them in. It knows that with each post written, each chapter prepared, each article or…

  • Blood Is Thicker Than Water

    Though I knew homes that shared the never-ending support or the laughter that these tv shows depicted every week, behind closed curtains other homes substituted laughter and joy with bullying and verbal abuse. On the surface everything looked perfect to the average onlooker, but the sharp words exchanged, and the lack of real emotion and remorse would stay hidden under the family’s public persona, out of the view of their many guests or neighbors..... A home is supposed to be a nesting place — a…

  • Three Year Blog Anniversary: The Journey has just Begun

    Today marks Three years since the birth of UnCaged Phoenix. If you had asked me prior to three years ago if I could have imagined that this is what I would be doing, trust me the answer would have been No!!!! Nonetheless Uncaged Phoenix has developed into an inspirational hub where people can feel free to read about topics that are normally kept hidden under the family kitchen floor and away from the neighbors. It covers the topics that drive employees into the office bathroom…

  • Interview with the Passionate and Talented Zahra Airall

    Passion. This is the word used to describe this woman. Yes, she's sassy, intelligent, independent, feisty, and charismatic... but with everything she does, she brings this unwavering passion. From a simple conversation to igniting her students, from her photography to her spoken word, from her writing from stage to the screen... everything about her exudes a fiery passion that drives her to complete the visions that are gifted to her.

  • Guest Blogger Elle Miller: How to get over heartbreak – Elle’s Wise Guides on how to start again.

    I think there is one thing that has a monumental impact on a person’s life and how they look at falling in love, and that is dealing with heartbreak.  It can help shape and define how you see future relationships in either positive or negative way, and sometimes it can hold you back on letting go and embracing love again. Whether it be the loss of a loved one or a relationship breaking down, we tend to process them in very similar ways. There is…

  • Dreams And Their Silent Applause

    The inability to applaud each other, especially when someone goes against the norm, is nothing new. I don’t think that we, as a people, have changed or made less emotional from who we have been. We just have more tools available to show who we really were all along. A bunch of likes on your social media post does not reflect genuine empathy to your journey or appreciation of your achievement. To celebrate someone is to tell them and others [and genuinely mean it] that…

  • Climbing Into Your Future

    I have pondered and pondered on what I would write about for 2018’s first blog post. I considered writing something real deep, bearing in mind all of the highs and lows of 2017. I considered something upbeat as a compass to where I would like 2018 to follow. Guess what? No matter how much I tried, the words in my head refused to behave and decided to come out the way they wanted to — with no real considerations to my feelings or my game…

  • Serve The Turkey & Not The Kids

    When the door opens and your friends, family, guests are about to walk up into your nest (I don’t care if it’s your momma, daddy or your boss/senator/minister/most important client, and if they are staying from Thanksgiving to New Years. I don’t really care if you live with them – the favor stays the same) … When you get ready to serve all your well-prepared edible delights to them... DO me the favor and DO NOT serve your children over to them on a golden…