I Will Not Be Shamed.

When I quit drinking alcohol, my not drinking became a source of discomfort (and still is) for many of those who continue to partake. Although I understood on one level that it wasn’t “about me”–it was about them and their relationship with alcohol–it was tough on me. Tough or not, I stayed the course, even…

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Your OWN Truth.

For this week’s blog post, I am simply sharing this beautiful offering by my oldest, dearest, most trusted mentor, Oprah Winfrey. She begins with a poem called Phenomenal Woman, by her beloved mother-sister-friend, Maya Angelou, and I swear she channeled Maya in that moment, as her voice is so akin to hers. Since I was…

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“Dear White Sisters and Brothers…”

My friend, Carol, sent this letter to me recently, and I asked her if I could share it with you. She agreed so I am posting it, in its entirety, here on my blog. Of the thousands of people who receive my emails into their inbox every week, only a fraction open them and of…

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Where Do We Go From HERE?

This week, I’m simply pointing to a powerful two-part conversation led by Oprah Winfrey about where we go from here. I learned a lot listening to the words of these eleven Black people and I hope it serves you, too. I’d love to hear from you after you watch, should you choose to share. xoS…

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George Floyd’s LEGACY.

In the online communities I run on Facebook and here on my blog, I am committed to doing better to make sure all Black, Brown, Indigenous and ALL People of Color feel seen, heard and safe. I’m doing my own personal anti-racism work and will be looking to hire a coach to help me apply…

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Let’s PLAY!

If we can do this ONE thing during Covid, it may just become part of our “new normal”. And if we ALL did it, this world would be a softer, gentler, kinder, more enjoyable place to live. Ready?   Let’s act like KIDS!   Play – kids innately know how to have fun and to…

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ANGER.

Last year, I was interviewing someone for my video podcast. These interviews are special because the stories tend to be incredibly real, raw and deeply personal. About 30 minutes into the interview, to my shock and horror, I could see that my computer hadn’t been plugged in properly and was about to die. I discreetly…

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Forever Tries.

My first experience with personal development came when I was 18 years old. My parents came home with a pack of tapes, handed them to me, and said they’d help me build my self esteem. I felt judged and criticized. Exposed and angry. I don’t even know if I listened to a single one of…

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I. Am. Enough.(Tales of A Recovering People-Pleaser)

Sometimes I need to remind myself that I am enough. Ok, alottimes. Maybe you, too? You see, I am a recovering people-pleaser, with an emphasis on the recovering part and it’s allllll rooted in a limiting belief I’ve worked on since I knew what “working on” things meant. Whenever I’m struggling with my worthiness, or…

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Food, Sleep, Sex.

Ok, well maybe just TWO of those are what this post is about, but now that I have your attention, I wanted to share this interview I did with sleep expert Diane Dauphinais of Sound Of Sleep! We recorded this before coronavirus hit, so while we don’t speak specifically to ways to protect your sleep…

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