You’re Exactly Where You’re Supposed To Be

Year’s ago I read one of Iyanla Vanzan’ts books and there was one pivotal line in the book, “you are exactly where you are supposed to be”….this was back when I was at one of the lowest moments of my life (very much like I did coming into 2018).  

Oops, I [Almost] Did It Again

So, I have a confession.  I sometimes allow myself to shrink down in the face of other “experts”.  Now, it’s not something that I do all of the time, but it happened to me recently at a casual meeting and I spent the next day or so “beating myself up about it”. Imposter Syndrome, as…

Working [And Winning] With Influencers

  Have you ever been scrolling along on Instagram and saw an amazing picture and start reading the post and the person is talking about a life experience and then you read “this is why I use XYZ product” and ends the post with #ad?  You my Friend, have just experienced influencer marketing. What is…

Love Is….a Love Cactus

The show [Love Is] is so well written and provides the music soundtrack for our lives.  During episode two, although we know how the story ends, I was literally on the edge of my seat. During any episode, you can go from rolling your eyes at one of the characters to dancing in your seat, to holding you heart and having an “awwww” moment.  I will return again and again to watch this show.  Tuesdays 10/9 Central OWN will have my attention, my time, and my heart.

Dear Body Shamers

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been thin.  When I went to college, I weighed 97 pounds and at my heaviest (pregnant) I weighed 130 pounds.  Now, this is no means a brag…this is a realization of where I was and where my 48 year old self currently is.  Trust…

The Aftermath of a Storm: Peace

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV This morning when I sat down to work, I deemed my focus for today to be PEACE.  Now, in the grand scheme…

The Black Parisian

So…clearly, I’m black, but definitely not Parisian…but I did get to hang out with Nicholle Kobi (@theBlakParisian). A few weeks ago, the message came through that her Black Women Art Series Tour was coming to the U.S., but most importantly, it was coming to the ATX.  As an entrepreneur, every dollar counts, but that $40 for…

Shooting for the moon

  Things lately from a business perspective have been interesting.  To be honest, there have been times that I wanted to throw up my hands and walk away but “something” keeps me here in this space. Recently, I’ve decided to put myself out there more, even if it meant rejection. So, I started with SXSW…

Shaking in my stilettos

  So, I’ve started doing things that I’ve wanted to do, but hadn’t done because of the “What Ifs”.  This year, little by little, I’ve been doing things that make me “shake in my stilettos”. (There’s something about being an entrepreneur and needing to eat that helps with this…lol) I’ve spent the last 4 or…