For most of my life, I have subconsciously rejected the fact that I am a woman. Key word: subconsciously. Yes, I was born a female, and I’ve always identified as a woman, but the majority of my actions have reflected an intentional masculine energy. At a young age, I considered myself a “tomboy” (a term […]

Get out those dream journals, y’all! For this episode, Juan and Charise are chatting about the ever-mystical concept of dreams. At one time or another, we all have certain dreams that stay with us, haunt us, enlighten us, or flat out confuse us. Luckily, the sistuhs are here to help decode some of the meanings […]

Hiya, Hot Cakes! The Spiritual Sistuhs are chattin’ about chuckin’ away your trash! The concept of minimalism has been making its way into the mainstream as of late, but funny enough, this concept is not a revolutionary idea in the spiritual community.  The sisters are discussing how narrowing down “not-so-necessary” items has helped replenish the soul […]

Hi, Tribe! If you are interested in the things that we talk about here on Real Talk Universe, I highly recommend that you check out the podcast, The RobCast, hosted by Rob Bell. I am a loyal listener of The RobCast. I find such value in Rob Bell’s interpretations, messages, and goofy demeanor. I just […]

*Spoiler Alert: Reading further will reveal information about the plot of Twin Peaks, Seasons 1 and 2. *Trigger Warning- This article contains the following content: eating dysmorphia, eating disorders, and challenging relationships with food.   My Rock-Bottom In 2013, I was in the grip of a vicious body dysmorphic episode.  I was extreme dieting, jumping […]

Adult Charise is very happy that Teenage Charise can still live her truth. After all, I haven’t changed that much.  I still wear glasses. I still wear skinny jeans (now “jeggings” ‘cause I don’t gots time for something without a little stretch). I’m still sarcastic and dark-humored and boundary-breaking. Still, I am insatiably consumed with […]

  Today we have a good-ole’-fashioned wine & beer kiki for ya! Juan and Charise do a lot of drinking and cackling as they tell some of the most significant spiritual stories of their friendship by recalling the cast of characters who have been part of the journey (and we use names, henny!) Buckle up […]