Not Just a Pretty Face

After a friend had to cancel her visit to me for the first week of July, I felt a tug to “fill in the time” with a new plan. I noticed a bit of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) popping up as everyone I knew seemed to be going somewhere special for the holiday week…

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My BE BOLD Story with Katherine Morales

In this second episode of “Authentic Conversations with Entrepreneurs” with Katherine Morales, I shared my Authentic Story of devastating loss in my 20s, a lack of acknowledgment or empathy from my employer and how all of that led me on a journey to helping myself and others to “Be BIG” and say “YES to life!”…

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A Gift You Can Give The World: Cultivating The Leader Within You

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” ~ L.R. Knost I arose to the sound of the doorbell and an…

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Underneath It All, Real Is Real

After several of my fellow mystery scholars started an email-based discussion about the new movie Mignonnes, aka “Cuties,” on Netflix, I became curious. Cuties is a 2020 French coming-of-age comedy-drama. The film was written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré and is her feature directorial debut. It’s received a lot of attention as its contents are…

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Becoming Your Best, True & Whole Self

“When thorns rub against thorns, they crush one another and feel it less. When thorns rub against flowers, they tear them to pieces…” — Paraphrased quote attributed to the Sufi poet, Saadi Shirazi When We Get Triggered In June, while exercising in my neighborhood, I passed an older gentleman. He looked quite fit in his…

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