Don’t Believe The Hype Part II: What is Burnout?

Burnout is not a new phenomenon. It seems that Herbert Freudenberger created the word “burnout” in 1974 when I was 3 years old. In his book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement Freudenberger defined burnout as, “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produceContinue reading “Don’t Believe The Hype Part II: What is Burnout?”

Shout Out to All of My GEN Xs: A little inspiration for us!

Apparently being 49 years old makes me a Gen Xer. There are some people out there in the world that believe that life for Gen Xs is basically over. Those people attribute my desire to go hard and pursue my passion in my 40’s to me “going off the deep end” or having a badContinue reading “Shout Out to All of My GEN Xs: A little inspiration for us!”


THE QUALITY OF BEING THANKFUL; READINESS TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR AND RETURN KINDNESS. -Google As adults, it is so easy to forget to stop and be appreciative and thankful because we tend to get caught up in the day to day art of survival. It is often not until we experience times like this (coronavirusContinue reading “GRATITUDE”

You Are Not Alone

As I quickly walked down the hospital hallway trying to escape from my middle child’s screams I felt alone and weak. My daughter had undergone yet another surgery and was left with a large hole in her body. In order to help the hole to properly heal, the surgeons packed it with 6 to 8Continue reading “You Are Not Alone”

Self Reflection in Spain

In addition to being fascinated by exploring new places, I enjoy travel because it gives me time for self-reflection. It is so easy when you are in the midst of your day to day routine to lose sight of the basic things that are necessary for a healthy existence. My self-reflection on this trip beganContinue reading “Self Reflection in Spain”

About Last Night!

There was a time where I could party all night, work a full 8 hour shift, and still be running around like the energizer bunny. That time has passed! 🙂 Wednesday, after I asked myself what in the world possessed me to think it was a good idea to commit to going to an eventContinue reading “About Last Night!”


Hi everyone! It has been such a busy time for me. I am really excited about everything going on in my life right now. Today I want to share two exciting things with you. FIRST THING: I have launched a podcast! Vibin’ With Tonza is a podcast about LIFE, LOVE & EMPOWERMENT! I am greatlyContinue reading “IT HAS BEEN A MINUTE! I MISSED YOU GUYS!”

A Love Letter to Myself

You have to remember who you are, what you want and what you deserve.  Sometimes what we want isn’t what God wants for us.  Walking away from it may be hard, it may even hurt, but you have to remember staying and settling for something is not the same as being blessed with something. HowContinue reading “A Love Letter to Myself”

Behind the Scenes of My Perfect “Bomb A$%” Life

Happy Holidays! Two days left and we will all be gathering around the tree, drinking hot cocoa in our matching Christmas pajamas, and exchanging gifts as we instruct Alexa to stream holiday music throughout our wonderfully decorated homes. Real talk…The scenario I just described is only a figment of my imagination. At least as itContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of My Perfect “Bomb A$%” Life”

Hit The Reset Button

Yesterday a lady stopped me in the parking lot to let me know she had read Pieces Of Me. She went on to say that it contained a powerful word and it was going to be helpful to many! My heart just beamed❤️❤️❤️. I was so incredibly thankful that she thought enough of me toContinue reading “Hit The Reset Button”