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May 18, 2019

Loss comes in many contexts and it can affect us in subtle and simultaneously, profound ways. This month, it's particularly hard to write about this as it comes on the heel of recent deaths that have affected so many of us. #RIPNipseyHussle

Death is an immense loss, whether expected or unexpected, it forces us to examine our own mortality and to acknowledge our powerlessness in the greater context of the universe. An ending... any ending... can elicit a response more amorphous, and abstract than can be put into words.

Endings can of course encompass more than just the loss of life. Endings include the loss of loving relationships, the end to an identity, or the transition f...

March 9, 2019

March is designated as woman’s history month, a month we celebrate, validate, and remember the remarkable achievements of women. But why is this necessary, why do we need to be intentional in recognizing women? I believe it is necessary because of the gross disparities that continue to exist.

The disparities that occur within social norms, leadership roles, career fields, pay structure and family responsibilities. To borrow a line from The Twilight Zone, “the time is now” 2019, and although it has been more than a 100 years since the woman’s rights movement began we have not fully “addressed social and institutional barriers that limit women’s rights, including family responsibilities, a lack...

November 17, 2018

The video clip of Pastor John Gray saluting his wife for being down enough to willfully endure 8 years of excruciating matrimony (which he compared to childbirth) so he could work through his own mess and be reborn— has gone viral. Now, I definitely have some thoughts on the original clip and how Pastor Gray recollects those 8 years as being all about him, seemingly without regard to the journey of his wife... but I'll hold my tongue on that for a moment because what I find more interesting than the framing of his commentary on what a woman should be willing to endure for a man (or any relationship), is the dialogue happening in the comments between Black women on this topic....

June 8, 2018

News travels fast when a celebrity death is ruled a suicide. In the last 48 hours, news has spread of the suspected suicides of both designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain. In this video clip, I'm discussing my reactions to the media attention and why there's no point in trying to understand why someone would choose to end their own life.

September 24, 2017

We all get stressed from time to time, including ME! This is me, sharing a specific example of how I experience stress and anxiety... and how I manage it. Click "read more" to hear my full story and receive the tips.

September 4, 2017

We can be so quick to say, "I'm struggling girl!" But when I really think about it, most of us aren't really struggling, we are just suffering. Learn the difference and make a choice.

August 30, 2017

Yup, I said it. Buying a lotto ticket can help you uncover your purpose! I shocked myself with this one because, I'm actually not too keen on playing the lotto. However, when it can have this kind of impact, by all means... Click "read more" to find out what I mean.

August 28, 2017

Ever wondered if you have a purpose in life? Maybe you are over 30 and still don't know what it is?? Well, just because you can't see it, doesn't mean you don't have one. Click "read more" to hear my thoughts and find some direction.

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