In my workbook due out next month, 30 Day Renaissance, I discuss the need to be rooted in self-love if you want to move forward, and achieve all your goals.  "You have to put into your relationships what you hope to get out. When it comes to

I shouldn't have to preface this post with #metoo but the warrior inside me says "by whatever means necessary."

We know that 1 in 3 women are victims of sexual assault:

We know it... And yet so many of us still can't hear it, accept it, process it. We simply can't,...

Conversations about the 'N-word' with 'C' age six...

C: Mama what does N-word mean?

Me: Well Buddy, it is a word that people who have learned to hate use to make people of color feel bad. It's their attempt at trying to say the meanest thing they can think of. Interestin...

Do you consider yourself to be a strong person? I've been thinking a lot about 'strength' lately... As a child surrounded by 'strong' black women, and through our media and literature that often portrays the 'strong' black woman, I learned that to be strong was to hold...

Has someone ever doubted your abilities? Has someone ever suggested that they were better, smarter, more capable than you because they have more degrees, an impressive resume?


Has someone ever told you that you were too dumb, too old, too fat, too ugly, too [insert] to...

I cannot begin to tell you how many times a week (read: day) I still struggle with impostor syndrome. No matter how many companies I start, how many degrees or certificates I hold, or how many times I beat my kids at Checkers (what?!), I still have to deal with this li...

I see you.

Sitting there alone, caught up in the vortex between self doubt and self loathing.  

It wasn’t supposed to be this hard.

It wasn’t supposed to be this lonely.

Everyone was really supportive when you first started, they encouraged you and gave you the confidence...

It’s ok to fail…

There I said it, and as we both take a collective sigh of relief, let me say it again.

It’s ok to fail.

Wow, it keeps getting easier every time you hear it, doesn’t it?

But what do I really mean when I say it’s ok to fail, and what has this got to do with...

Every time I take my son bike riding I walk away vowing to never do it again. Inevitably every attempt to teach him how to ride ends up in a frustrated ball of tears (and by this I mean mostly me).

So I was really surprised this morning when he came to me, of all p...

A common question that comes up during the closing circle at many of workshops is "how do I get my partner to change?" After weeks or months of transformative work participants are often fearful that when they return home all the lessons and growth will be for naught.

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