Sometimes things have to fall apart in order to fall into place. It’s hard to know if we are being buried by a situation or if we have been planted to prepare for a new season in life. It’s been nearly six months since my last post. The irony of its title is not lost…. Continue Reading →
I first drafted this post on October 11, 2021. I never shared it because it felt too personal, too raw, and too radical. Well, this is my blog and I can say what I want! Plus, the recent Supreme Court nomination hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson highlighted the impossibly high standards that Black women… Continue Reading →
I’ve always had a complicated relationship with super-productive people. You know the wake up at 5am to take a run and still remain uber-cheerful type! On one hand, I admire what they can accomplish in a 24-hour period- and how well they do it. On the other hand, my own insecurities flare up around them… Continue Reading →
They say you can never go back home again. Maybe it’s true and maybe back there isn’t a place we want to return. However, I believe home is where the heart is. And the key to the heart is through the stomach! As I find myself spending more time where I grew up, I’m reconnecting… Continue Reading →
Florists prune flowers to optimize their growth and beauty. Farmers burn their fields to help new crops thrive in a fresh environment. The act of discarding the old and starting anew in order to flourish is part of the cycle of life. It’s also one way to view the collective pause and reset we have… Continue Reading →
Few people make those top 30 under 30 or 40 under 40 lists. When I recently read an email from my alma mater requesting nominations for one of these elusive awards, I felt a bit triggered. Not everyone is recognized as a shining star at work, in their family or on a public stage. Many… Continue Reading →
Does creativity have a formula? If so, would originality be in the equation? Mark Twain once said that no new idea truly exists. However our culture values innovation, progress and the next new, shiny thing. I question the necessity of originality when it comes to creativity. It may be important, but it’s neither essential nor… Continue Reading →
How could hearing good news set someone down a spiral of despair and self-pity? Well Suitie, when the good news ain’t for or about you, it can be quite easy! Several weeks ago, two friends told me they were starting new jobs. Another shared spicy details of a new romantic tryst. Someone else recently closed… Continue Reading →
The human experience revolves around habits. We struggle to create new ones and fight to break old ones. Sometimes we revert to those that are not so good for us and lack consistency to continue those that benefit us. Our innate need for rituals, routines, and structure is often in tension with our love of… Continue Reading →
If variety is the spice of life, then friendship is the sugar! I recently read one article and another about an 80-year Harvard study about happiness. Research touts the beneficial effects of social relationships on our happiness, health and longevity. I grew up witnessing my parents valuing strong social networks. From my own interactions, I… Continue Reading →
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