Despite what is going on around you, you have the power to stay balanced, even in the middle of chaos.
In the late 1990s, my world was crumbling. Every time I turned around there was a sudden death of someone close to me. My mother, godmother, ...
Posted Friday, June 2nd 2017 at 9:13PM
We hear how our nation is so divided, and that we should be more compassionate and accepting of others.
How can we do this if we don't have compassion and acceptance of ourselves?
Many of us think we do love ourselves until we make a mistake, or something devastating happens like ...
Posted Wednesday, March 8th 2017 at 6:53PM
Lately we hear a lot about division in our great nation.
Political parties are definitely on opposite sides. Our views on gender equality, sexual preferences, and especially race have separated many of us as well. Even some of our friends and fami ...
Posted Monday, January 23rd 2017 at 5:12PM
Yes, the presidential emotional climate with all the vitriol is stressful and wearing.
However, you can use it to tap into peace and happiness already inside of you.
In fact, the campaigns and their rhetoric can actually help you get into alignme ...
Posted Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 7:43PM
Seeing and reading the news lately, various spokespersons for the police and black communities stress that a dialogue needs to happen between both sides to begin the healing process from the recent killings.
Some doubt that communication would eve ...
Posted Tuesday, July 12th 2016 at 7:06PM
There is so much noise, conflicting messages, anger, and tension in the air, especially as election time nears. Screaming voices yelling untruths about one another, situations, and events seems to be the norm.
Everywhere you look; It appears e ...
Posted Thursday, January 28th 2016 at 2:18PM
This is the time of the year when many people drop their goals or New Year's resolutions.
If you're one of them, don't beat yourself up...read on.
Maybe your plans and outlook on life was exciting when you made your goals at the beginning of ...
Posted Thursday, January 14th 2016 at 2:24PM
Most of the things we worry about and fear, we cannot control.
We can't control the weather, the traffic, or what others say to us. So, why spend your priceless energy worrying about things that only make you more upset?
All the news stations ...
Posted Wednesday, December 9th 2015 at 5:16PM
You can direct the course of your day. You are a powerful being.
Most people drag themselves into work gritting their teeth, putting on the mask and resisting because they are trying to steady themselves to prepare for a heavy workload, or other ...
Posted Friday, November 13th 2015 at 2:33PM
In this day and age, when anyone can post their opinions or reviews on news websites, social media, Amazon, and on literally a billion of other sites, it's easy to get caught up in what people think.
It's so easy, that it may ope ...
Posted Friday, September 11th 2015 at 6:48PM
Walt (my husband) and I will be presenting at the National Conference for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees this week. We went to my favorite spiritual bookstore, Alexandria to see if I could find some earrings, ( they have a ...
Posted Tuesday, August 25th 2015 at 6:18PM
Just saw the Blockbuster movie, "Straight Outta Compton" which has crossed cultural and race lines, and has far surpassed box office expectations.
It's much more than an entertaining musical biopic about N.W.A, the lives of fiv ...
Posted Saturday, August 15th 2015 at 2:14PM
It may seem that you are facing insurmountable challenges.
We all have them whether its relationships, finances, health. They are part of the human experience to help us grow.
However, when we think that there is no way out of our "prob ...
Posted Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 at 5:17PM
Businesses specifically owned by black women are outpacing that of all women-owned firms!
Posted Thursday, July 2nd 2015 at 12:00PM
Watching the Charleston, South Carolina massacre news reports, I felt like many, angry and sad.
Sadness is anger turned inward.
Listening to the families tell Dylann Roof they forgave him, I searched my soul.
Posted Friday, June 26th 2015 at 7:44PM
I mentioned in an earlier blog, my niece Allison Semmes is starring as Diana Ross in the tour of “Motown the Musical.”
What struck me watching the musical, was Barry Gordy having to deal with some artists leaving his Motown la ...
Posted Thursday, June 11th 2015 at 11:52AM
Scientists have proven that the heart is more than a pump to circulate blood in the body.
Did you know that by tapping into the intelligence of your heart, you can reduce stress, optimize your performance, live in harmony, make wiser decisions ...
Posted Wednesday, May 20th 2015 at 4:51PM
This is exactly the kind of constructive conversations we need to have and share
to help us understand and strengthen our relationships.It's important to also honor a person's true feelings when they speak their hearts like these brothers ...
Posted Monday, May 11th 2015 at 5:10PM
Focus on your breath going in and out of your heart. (Observe your chest rising and falling)
Think of nothing else. Stay here for 10 to 15 minutes. When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your chest rising and falling. ...
Posted Friday, May 8th 2015 at 12:02PM
It seems just a short time ago my niece, Allison was in town and we spent time together.
We talked about her aspirations. She is a fabulous singer and actress. ...
Posted Friday, May 1st 2015 at 2:17PM
When we first got married, we both kept vision boards.
They were huge, and cluttered up the house. Plus we were always changing them. This took time, and we could never find the right pictures in magazines. Cutting pictures out and gluing them to a ...
Posted Thursday, April 16th 2015 at 3:49PM
The Black Journalists Association in Southern California is offering apprenticeships to
college students this summer. The Flyer won't load...so here is what it says:
The Black Journalists Association of
Southern California is offering ...
Posted Wednesday, April 15th 2015 at 12:22PM