Why I love a challenge…


Who bothers to argue with a fool?  Who cares about something worthless?  Who starts a fight when there's no foe to face? If you weren't a worthy opponent, the opposition wouldn't bother with you. If you're being challenged it means you're worthy of being tested, there's more for you. Don't be discouraged by challenges you …

On Health: Be the best-looking you, ever.


Recently there's been a flurry of activity about a health-related article posted in the New York Times.  As I watch people I love struggle with their health and looks daily, sometimes winning and other times losing, I couldn't be a silent onlooker. At 32, I'm a healthy, active black woman at peace with who I am yet …

Contentment: The grass ain’t always greener.


People who get loud and out of control wish they could tone themselves down.  People who have a tight rein on themselves wish for the freedom of being loud and out of control. Wealthy and low-income individuals alike long for the day when they won't have to worry about money. Single people long for the …

Reflection: What do you block yourself from receiving because of how you feel about the giver?


This past weekend Pog* and I went suit-shopping.  I got creative with my suggestions, he loved them, and left happy and surprised by his choices.  Monday, I tried on a ring received as a gift years ago, that I'd never worn.  When I asked his input he encouraged me to wear it, I agreed, and …