Thoughts, songs, and general ramblings of Janice B.

A Collaboration in Black and White 

She trusts me with her art works and my crystal healing expertise and I trust her experience with how the intention works within her artistic expression from her experience as a black woman.

Crystal Healing: The Nitty Gritty Before the Shiny Pretty 

"When I bring crystals into the equation I am looking for what will open you up energetically to what you need to facilitate healing. So while you may want pink stones, you might need to do some heart healing or tend to some wounds from past relationships before we create a wall of rose quartz around you."

Feeling Their Pain, Healing Their Energy 

I was halfway to work when a sudden feeling took over my entire being. I don’t know how to explain it other than to say it was a feeling of incredible sadness and heartache. It was physical and heavy. It overwhelmed me while I was driving and I didn’t understand why I was feeling this way. Stranger still, at the moment I started feeling this immense sorrow the name of a boy I went to elementary school with came into my mind as clear as a bell. Tommy Stevens*. I hadn’t seen, talked to, or thought about Tommy in over a decade. Although he was a nice kid, we were never close friends and I had no idea where he went after our few years together in elementary school. The feeling passed as quickly as it came and I didn’t give it much more thought as I arrived at work. About a half hour into my shift my mother called me and before we hung up she said “Oh by the way, I don’t know if you remember him from elementary school or not but I heard today that Tommy Stevens died. They found his body in the Anacostia River.”

How I Lost 19lbs In 5 Weeks 

This blog is going to sound like an infomercial.  It’s not.  But it’s the truth. If you know me well you will know that I like to eat.  Hell you can look at me and tell that I’m not an “I’ll just have a side salad and a glass of water” chick.  I’m not much […]

Watch Me Fly ~Then & Now 

When I first realized that I had the ability to transform my life, my emotions, and my perspective into songs, I was filled to the brim with joy.  I remember how free I felt.  Free and vulnerable.  Exposed.  It was like everything inside of my soul had finally found a way out and there was […]

The Yellow Bead 

**Note..I wrote this blog a few years ago when my friend April Sims  asked me to do a guest blog for Black History Month.  I recently saw a news article that was giving statistics about what races were more likely to have friends outside of their own race and I felt a little sad that […]

The “N” Word 

I was working the evening shift at a store in a mall a million years ago and I was ringing up a customer at the front desk.  She was an older white woman….sweet as pie….but she appeared uncomfortable as she stood there looking all around her.  She pulled her purse close to her and leaned […]

A Gift of Kindness 

*photo copyright Phil Stern Gallery “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  ~Leo Buscaglia With all the darkness and despair that we see on the […]

Mercy, Mercy Me!! 

Mercy, Mercy Me…. Wow it’s February 2013 and I just realized that I haven’t blogged since July of last year.  Damn is that right??  I’ve meant well y’all…I started a whole lot of blogs about a whole lot of important topics.  But I just didn’t like the way they sounded and never hit that “publish” […]

Sticks and Stones 

He was a pimp.   Not the first one I had dealt with for sure.  He had a superior attitude, loud, rude, with several women tagging along with him.  The women were strung out, incoherent, dirty, and dressed in provocative clothing.  Obeying his every word.  This was a million years ago yet I remember it vividly.  I clearly recall the store […]
What people are saying about The Soul of Janice B. Blog .....

"You are a great writer and take on important and difficult issues with grace"... Joe Scala~ Baltimore Songwriters Association

"First off, your writing – lyrics or blog entries – is awesome! You’re a sculptor with words that make the things to say stand out as clear as daylight in my book. Second – you earn my respect for your candor already. And all the more so for the mindset of rising above." ... WesBound ~ Germany

"Your posts, like your lyrics, resonate deeply with me. Not because this is my story, but because of the deeply heartfelt way in which you opened up to share it with your fans and readers." ...Antoinette Dickson ~writer/blogger
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