Admit it… You are not living the life you dreamt of as a child. When you were young, you sought joy, play, self expression and love. Dreams and free thinking has been replaced with credit card payments, barely tolerable day jobs and a life so awful you spend hours fantasizing about the weekend or a… Read More »
When it is time to transform my life, I usually get very pissed off. Iyanla Vanzant’s states: The Truth Will Set You Free but First It’s Gonna Piss You Off. I have always loved this chestnut. Being pissed off is a powerful agent for change. Every time I’ve made a major life change, you can… Read More »
Can I be blunt with you for a moment? Truly honest about something that tortures all of us. Money shame is something that haunts us. Let me share a recent experience which brought me face to face with the money shame monster. A new colleague told me she’d read some of my writings on shame… Read More »
Marquis and I met at an L.A. Gang Reduction Convention and hit it off immediately. We’re both passionate about living well designed lives, changing our life patterns, mastering our minds and supporting people as they reinvent their worlds and push toward self actualization. Take a peek. This man has worked with President Obama. Please share… Read More »
Several years ago, I read an essay about the ways that we respond to violence. We typically will have one reaction if we are assaulted by someone we don’t know or have never seen. We respond differently when it is someone we know intimately. Our most significant relationships either foster courage or wither away by… Read More »
Brene Brown in all fierce wisdom reminds us that men are socialized to not “appear weak”. This set up demands that men have all the answers all the time and be willing to share this knowledge with the world just to make sure that everyone in earshot knows the proper course of action. Many times… Read More »
Ten years ago, I received a call with an offer to work with Lauryn Hill. As a result of my obsession with this talented young woman, I couldn’t agree to the gig fast enough. In my excitement, I called my sister (a fellow groupie), my cousin and anyone else I could dial up. While I… Read More »
“Are you sure you wanna be well sweetheart? A lot of weight when you’re well”. The Salt Eaters The first time I had peach yogurt, I was visiting a friend in a mental institution.