Viola wins.. You can too

Viola Davis’ win last night at the Emmy Awards was one for the ages! She became the first African American woman to win Best Actress in a Drama category. As a woman of color I was simply ecstatic and very proud. There are so many lessons we can learn from others in their journey. The first […]

Blast from the Past! – Don’t Quit

One of my dearest friends who passed way too soon introduced me to a poem that I keep on the cork board in my office. It’s one that she made sure her girls read from time to time. Such a wonderful work of art, full of lessons in keeping our individual trains on the track – […]

Groundhog’s day again?

“The only way to is through” At times we spend a great deal of time thinking,talking, consulting, conversing, and strategising about how to get around a thing. You know, the thing that has now become a pain in the you know where and now you HAVE to deal with it. You’ve ignored it, you’ve behaved […]

It’s a matter of the mind

“People who matter don’t mind and the people who mind don’t matter” Now that’s a lifetime of worry and stress right out the window. If only I had understood this in my early years, I can’t tell you where I’d be today! I don’t spend too much time kicking myself over it.. I’m just truly […]

Don’t Wait

Over the last few days, I’ve experienced deep loss through friends who are now family and family I can call friends. Sports icons and celebrities alike… when you have a connection to someone… it’s just that a connection. When I found out about the latest person last night, my heart was just bleeding for this […]

What’s FEAR got to do with COURAGE?

“Courage is resistance of fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”  ~Mark Twain~ Interesting that fear and courage are not mutually exclusively… if anything this quote gives you permission to allow fear to be your friend as you step through the uncontrollable and often unpredictable waters of courage. Here’s to courageously taking on new […]

I’m Still Standing

  INVICTUS    Out of the night that covers me, Dark as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul.   In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeoning of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed.   Beyond […]

The Game of Life

There are many people, places, and events that spur memories from my life that can make me laugh hysterically, or cry uncontrollably. With one simple question, my high school basketball coach, allowed me opportunity to become a fierce and focused competitor in this game called life. During basketball tryouts, freshman year, after 2 days of running, drills, […]