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…

Passion to Purpose: January 2019

When I started this blog in 2015 I intended to use it as an outlet to share some of my views on issues related to professional and personal development. As with any hobby, it has transformed with time and now as a student of blogging I find that I am constantly looking for opportunities to…

The Voice: A 5 Minute Challenge

Do you ever have those moments where the voice inside your head is so clear and opinionated that youโ€™d think it is a separate person? One of the things I treasure most is my intuition and I believe that this voice is representative of that. Sometimes the voice encourages me to remain steadfast and sometimes…

The First 90 Days: Strategies that Work

A little over 90 days ago I transitioned from the Division of Student Affairs into my new role as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Even though I remained at the same institution, I have learned a lot about myself through this process, including a new appreciation for coffee. Although there are many resources that…