What Were You Thinking?

Have you ever wondered how or why you let yourself get into the position you’re in? For the last several weeks I’ve been battling a “yes” mentality. Don’t get me wrong, I love to help other people and I also take a lot of pride in my various roles in life, but recently I’ve found…

Passion to Purpose: March 2019

Recently I attended a Black Violin concert, as well as a Michael Bublé concert. Besides being absolutely amazing, these experiences reminded me of the first symphony I attended as a child. As a child I remember really thinking I was doing something amazing when I played hot crossed buns on my recorder (I’m sure I…

Invisible Battles

Anyone that knows me knows I swear by Orange Theory Fitness. While I can be meticulous about certain things in life, I definitely lack discipline when it comes to working out. I’ve been back at it for a few months now and I’m so glad I wanted until I was mentally ready. For as long…

Passion to Purpose: February 2019

Recently I had the honor of being a speaker during a Black history program at the church I grew up in. The funny thing about going to a place where people have known you for most of your life is that you have this strange sense of living in the past, present, and future. It…

Educator of the Year

Last week I was awarded the Educator of the Year Award during the National Black Girl Excellence Awards presented by The Lifted Lifestyle. Their website states that “the Black Girl Excellence Awards is a national event that celebrates the important role that African-American Women play in every industry of our society and the invaluable impact…

The Greatest Gift

Birthday’s have a funny way of reminding you of where you’ve been, where you’re at, and where you hope to go. While I’ve never been a person to take life for granted, this last year has reinforced my gratitude for the opportunity to live and be surrounded by those I love. By now you’ve probably…

In Honor of Life Partners

Success is often built on many tough lessons and extraordinary victories. We often look at social media to assess someone’s success, happiness, and perseverance without knowing the many prayers, moments of uncertainty, and steps of faith they took to reach those points. Unfortunately, another pillar of success that is often overlooked is the incredible support…

Strategies To Conquer Email

I recently posted a blog about tidying up your personal life. One of the biggest sources of clutter comes from your inbox. Here are three quick strategies to conquer your email: 1. Create an affirmation folder. Occasionally people will send me kind notes related to my work or something I’ve helped them with. I store…

Tidying Up Your Personal Life

How you watched Netflix’s latest viral hit, Tidying Up? I’ll admit I’ve watched a few episodes and have admired another great example of someone packaging and redistributing things that we already know. Although that may sound like a snarky thing to say, I’m sure you’ve read or participated in some type of personal or professional…

First to Boil? Strategies to Manage Conflict

Some days I have to remind myself to be a big pot instead of a small pot. In fact, in a perfect world I’d be the pot you make gumbo in, but truthfully I’m still working on myself. You see, when I am face to face with conflict I remind myself that it is the…