What Does It Mean To Be #TeamNatural

Sometimes I read this #teamnatural hair stuff and it just goes too far. Some conversations have become decisive communication/dialogue amongst black women. Do we really need another topic about us that is not bringing us together. I just hate seeing the conversation go left. I love going to natural hair events and looking at all of the different styles. I do have …

I Want to Be Productive Now

How many times have you told yourself, “I want to get more things done”? Probably a million times. You essentially want to be more productive. This is the key to being successful. (I know success has a subjective definition.) I am a pretty productive person…I think, but there is always room for improvement. My great aunt used to tell me …

Opportunities…What Are Those?

What is an opportunity? Yes, we know what the dictionary definition is (don’t we?). Well, let’s refresh our memory. The dictionary says, “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something“. An opportunity is so much more than this simplified definition. It can be abstract or something very tangible. It depends. I know I have passed up many …

I Waited Too Late

Merry Christmas! This means we are at the end of the year! We have learned, once again, that time waits for no one. Will you be one of the many people who will say, “I waited too late”? Did you wait too late to start a business, change careers, travel, get fit, meet the person of your dreams? Nope. No. …

No School For Three Weeks!

Today is the first day of a three week Christmas break for my daughters and all of the other students in Los Angeles Unified School District. This is like summer vacation. It feels just as long. Some parents freak out! Literally…they do! We are used to our youngins’ being in the presence of a teacher for the majority of the …

Finals Week

This week is finals week for my high schooler. Not me, although I feel like I’m in school. My daughter is a little to cool for me this week. I am frazzled! I want to know if ‘we’ are ready for this test, that test. My child thinks I’m crazy. I’m not! I want success. Doesn’t she? I try my …

I Love Me

Say ‘I LOVE ME’ to yourself all day every day! Maybe that’s a bit much, but women have to love themselves more than others on a consistent basis. I see women loving everyone around them more than they do themselves. You can’t buy a winter coat for a ‘significant other’ and you don’t have one for yourself. It does not …

What’s Up With the New Year

Can you believe that we are already at the end of 2013! Have you done with needed to prepare for the new year? Business organizations are creating their plans and budgets for the new year now. In our personal lives, what do we do to prepare for the next year? Here is a preparation list to help you get started: …

I’m Lost! Help Me Find My Way

Have you ever heard someone say this? Are Women the Only Ones Who ‘Lose Themselves’? I never hear men saying, ‘I just got with this woman and now I can’t find myself.’ We as women have to do a better job of finding ourselves before entering relationships. Many of us have either felt lost or have a girlfriend who has …