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10 things I loved in December

10 things I loved in December

At the end of each  month, I take stock of the previous month.  What went well?  What did I learn?  What brought me a simple joy?  These monthly reports are a way to encourage myself to take delight in the littlest of things.  I find that Ten Things I Loved allows me to always see […]

the weekly spark: choose a word for the year

the weekly spark: choose a word for the year

Happy New Year!  If you are like me, you awoke today with a feeling of possibility.  In just twenty-four hours, a whole new year awaits us.  Anything could happen.  And while the year ahead will have surprises for us that we never could have imagined, it is also very malleable and eager for us to […]

Last chance for Passion. Purpose. Plunge Retreat introductory price

Last chance for Passion. Purpose. Plunge Retreat introductory price

In just a few short hours, we’ll say goodbye to 2012.  While in some ways, 2012 was hard- it’s difficult for me to watch loved ones struggle and this year was filled with various struggles- from cancer battles to the challenges of learning new coping skills to the woes of aging to the devastation of […]

Happy Sheet: Now Is Right on Time

Happy Sheet: Now Is Right on Time

this moment

this moment

On Loving and Raising a Black Boy

For a long time, my ethnicity mattered a whole lot to other people.  I wasn’t yet fully formed.  I didn’t yet have work that I did, causes that I supported, a fundamental way that I moved through the world that others could reliably see and use to define me and so how I looked, where […]

Diving into your most beautiful you

Diving into your most beautiful you

Far too many women world-wide feel uncomfortable in our bodies. But as young children, many of us felt comfortable in our skin; our bodies were considered treasured instruments—endlessly expressive, valued, and adored—and our world was not limited or dictated by our looks.  Too often, women believe they will finally be content when their bodies change […]

Media Matters

For the next three days, I am going to republish my three most popular posts this year (although one was actually written in 2011).  Here is my number one post- from January 3, 2012: I love Jennifer Aniston.  If I could look like anyone, it would be Jennifer Aniston.  She has the most beautiful skin. […]

wishing you

wishing you

  Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate (or don’t), in this season of lights, I am wishing you peace, joy, love and contentment.  Thank you for journeying with me through life and making my days brighter, more joyful, and  more thoughtful.  You are loved and appreciated.  

the weekly spark:  create a you are special plate tradition

the weekly spark: create a you are special plate tradition

When I taught high school, one of my students struggled with lows, and we often talked during these times. During one conversation, I asked her what could still bring a smile to her face. As soon as I asked the question, her face brightened with recognition. She told me how her boyfriend’s mother had a […]