Spending Freeze Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an unlimited supply of cash. Or, as my grandmother used to say, there are no money trees in my yard. Despite the lack of money trees, I love having financial freedom, which means I must “watch my coins”. I can think of no better way toContinue reading “Spending Freeze Challenge”

The Hate Runs Deep

I remember walking away from my family when we visited Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I was so overcome with sorrow as I walked around and thought about the nine people senselessly murdered during their worship service on June 17, 2015. I cried like a baby as I tried to makeContinue reading “The Hate Runs Deep”

Speak Clearly: Alicia Garza Has Definitely Mastered The Art

When I am in my car and not turning up on Megan Thee Stallion or getting centered with Willow and Jahnavi, I am usually tuned into a podcast. This week I took in a few really good podcast episodes. The Skimm’d from the Couch episode with Alicia Garza was by far my favorite. In myContinue reading “Speak Clearly: Alicia Garza Has Definitely Mastered The Art”

Protect Your Energy, Literally

One of the many phrases we often hear these days is “protect your energy”. Seeing that as some great advice, I decided to visit an energy healer and literally protect my energy. I was driving through the town of Hillsborough when I came across the Cedar Walk Wellness Center. It caught my eye because I thoughtContinue reading “Protect Your Energy, Literally”

Read Baby Read: My Reading List Is Almost Complete

I am ALL IN! Gretchen Rubin has inspired me to create a 21 in 2021 reading list. I have so many books I want to read, but I know there are many great books out there I know nothing of. I need your help with completing my list. As you can see from the 14Continue reading “Read Baby Read: My Reading List Is Almost Complete”

How Do You Respond To Expectations? “The Four Tendencies” Personality Profile

Sometimes I spend a lot of time in my car. When I am not putting on a concert from my seat, I am tuned in to my favorite podcasts. Jay Shetty’s On Purpose, by far, is my favorite. Last week I tuned in to hear his conversation with Gretchen Rubin about her book “The Four Tendencies”. IContinue reading “How Do You Respond To Expectations? “The Four Tendencies” Personality Profile”

Oxytocin Anyone?

I always wondered why my mood drastically improves after one of my “highway driving singing sessions”. For me, a “highway driving singing session” involves a little more than turning the volume up and singing along. A “highway driving singing session” means I am putting on a full concert from my seat for everyone I driveContinue reading “Oxytocin Anyone?”

Happy Black History Month: Thankful To Those That Began Clearing the Path

I wanted to take a moment to honor my ancestors and all of those that came before me. I know that many doors and opportunities were open to me as a black woman because of them. I am so grateful for all of the sacrifices made. Not only do I speak gratitude, I consistently tryContinue reading “Happy Black History Month: Thankful To Those That Began Clearing the Path”

Cicely Tyson, Today I Honor You

I was so stunned when my friend texted that Cicely Tyson died yesterday. I know she was 96 years old, but her poise and presence made me believe she would live on forever. Ms. Tyson was the epitome of greatness to me, so today, I must take a moment to honor her. I had theContinue reading “Cicely Tyson, Today I Honor You”

Who Am I?: When Is The Last Time You Asked Yourself That Question

As you know, October 15, 2020, is my self-love anniversary! So, I have naturally been talking about self-love a lot lately. You know how it is when you start a new relationship with someone. You walk around all giddy and happy and drive your friends crazy, talking about how wonderful and perfect that person is.Continue reading “Who Am I?: When Is The Last Time You Asked Yourself That Question”