Feedback, Failure, and Growth

Feedback, Failure, and Growth

When was the last time you received feedback?  How did you respond? We are constantly receiving feedback.  Whether it is explicit through verbal or written communication, or more hidden feedback through gestures or tone of voice, people are always giving you some sort...
Black Women Making History

Black Women Making History

February is Black History Month.  Did you know?  It’s not like October where everything turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  But it should be! Black History Month is a month dedicated to recognizing African Americans and their pivotal role in U.S. History. ...
Valentine’s Gifts in a Pandemic

Valentine’s Gifts in a Pandemic

So many of us were able to spend Valentine’s Day in a relatively normal way last year, since the world didn’t really start to shut down until March in a lot of places. We have had to pivot and recalibrate so much about our lives over the last (almost) year.  This...
Self-Promotion: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It

Self-Promotion: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It

Have you ever seen a toddler come running into a room and proudly proclaim, “I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF!”?  It’s cute when it’s a little kid, it’s less cute when it’s a grown adult.  But why?  Sometimes our accomplishments are just as impressive as what we achieved and...
Anti-Social Media

Anti-Social Media

Did anyone else watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix?  The film does a deep dive into how social media and social networking sites have actually rewired our brains and how that damages our society and lives as a whole.  This is happening to people of all genders, ages,...
Money Saving Tips

Money Saving Tips

I wrote a book called Go from Stressed to Strong to help others do the same, go from feeling stressed to feeling strong, confident, and powerful.  I focus on physical strength through nutrition, sleep, and fitness. I also focus on inner-strength through meaningful...
Rent Vs. Own

Rent Vs. Own

To rent or to own?  That is the question!  It is also a very personal, time dependent decision that no one else can make for you.  It can deeply affect your lifestyle and can also be something that changes frequently throughout your life. Whether you rent or own can...
Lifestyle Sobriety is Cool

Lifestyle Sobriety is Cool

Sober is the new black.  There are plenty of people that are kicking off the new year with #SoberJanuary or #DryJanuary. Whether it be for health reasons, social reasons, or anything else, making the choice to be sober can be good for anyone! The word “sober” tends to...
Booze Free Fruit Sangria

Booze Free Fruit Sangria

BOOZE-FREE FRUIT SANGRIA Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and cut 2 sliced plums 3 sliced apricots 2 cups ginger beer 2 cups cherry juice 2 cups sparkling water How to Make It: Mix all ingredients in a pitcher, stir, and refrigerate until chilled. Serve in...