How to have a great day


Five years ago, during my wedding vows, I specifically told my husband, our pastor and all our loved ones I would mess up big. And that I wanted to set expectations low so that I could exceed them (free management tip). Today I want to simplify life with a reminder of the easiest way to …

Juneteenth: US History


June 19th, 1865 The United States of America had stopped participating in the Transatlantic Slave Trade about 57 years earlier. The Civil War (fought between the Confederate states and the United States of America had ended only a couple months earlier on April 9th, 1865. The Confederacy was 11 Southern states, including Texas, that seceded …

Staying grounded and effective when dealing with daily crises


Thank you in advance for your precious time, I hope these words are helpful. Our circumstances are building enormous pressure right now: Global Pandemic. Growing poverty and unemployment. National Election. Race-driven murder. Unbearable tension between law enforcement officers and civilians. Riots. We need to take care of ourselves without avoiding reality. I've lived and worked …

It is well.


It is well. Sometimes the most important work also seems the most mundane, the height of banality. It's hard to stick with and easy to persuade yourself to be less consistent, less rigorous with something that seems irrelevant, useless, and unseen. Routine, redundancy, planning, details and safeguards are disaster preparedness mechanisms. Instead of paying the …

Forward


Time marches on. Are you? I'm trying desperately to form new habits. These range from the banal (eat healthy and workout), to the profound (don't bad-mouth yourself), to the really world shaking... Like, don't hit the snooze button. The snooze button habit and the wake up habit are duking it out every morning in my …

Still me


I didn't then, I don't now and will never, have it all together. No matter what your outsides or accomplishments seem to be, it's what's going on inside that will make or break you. For me, at an early age I convinced myself if I looked and acted alright... Everything would be all right. The …

This is me.


In the '90's Mary J. Blige rocked our collective world with an album somehow, magically, darn-near exclusively made up of songs that had been around for years... And it felt brand-new. I was shocked to find how completely some of the songs mimicked earlier tracks, and how they just remade others around a short clip. …