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…

In Search of Motivation

I have far too many thoughts going on in my head. Far too many tabs open on my computer. A notebook.  An iPad, two phones, and a calendar all around me, but yet, I’m not feeling motivated. In the workplace you have your supervisor or your coworker to motivate you or a pending project keeping…

Letting It ALL Go….

    Reflection is necessary.  I’ve always seemed to have deep reflections right before/after life milestones and around holidays.  As I approach another birthday, my reflection is starting a little earlier this year. Have you ever held on to something that you KNEW wasn’t good for you, but you are still holding on? I certainly…

Wild Horses and Soul Music

So, this week I “accidentally” attended a RODEO!  Technically, I was going to see Auntie Gladys (Knight) and in order to see her, you kinda had to see the rodeo that happened before her. On another note….RODEO’s are….how does anyone attend that?  Wrangling calves with ropes and such?  I was soooo rooting for the calves…

No New Year, New Me For ME

It’s the 5th day of January and things are off to a great start.  However, I feel like my approach to this year has to be different, especially if I’m looking for different results.  The “new year, new me” mantra has always made me feel like I’m supposed to be starting over.  Like… “you want…