The Difference in Being Happy and Having Joy

  It’s the most wonderful time of year. You might assume that I’m talking about the Holiday Season, but the truth is— for me it’s because of the New Year. I’ve never been a fan of waiting until the New Year to start new goals. However, it’s almost impossible to be this close to the […]

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Are you ready to plan for JOY?

With 25 days left in 2018 (!!!) it’s the time of year for goal-setting. You’ve probably been thinking about professional goals and financial goals and health goals and your business goals, but how often do you sit down and set goals around your own personal happiness? I whole-heartedly believe that joy is the essential ingredient. […]

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Remove This Word From Your Vocabulary

When I used to work in an office, a woman in the next cubicle over sneezed a few times in a row. And then she apologized profusely. This smart, focused woman was literally apologizing for a bodily function that she had no control over. That job had a lot of silly rules (I’m looking at […]

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Gratitude & Confirmation

This past Saturday, I hosted Pop of Color: LA in a gorgeous loft in Santa Monica. It went better than I could ever imagine. The women who attended were warm and funny and allowed themselves to be open and vulnerable in their sharing. We set intentions to bring an energy of fun, flexibility and positivity […]

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Put Yourself First, Unapologetically

A couple of months ago, I had reached my breaking point.  I was running on empty and feeling seriously stretched thin. I was stuck in that loop of putting everyone’s needs before my own (and there were so many needs!). Each day I would feel a little more depleted than the next. Have you ever […]

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Are You Okay, Sis?

I love being a Black woman. I wouldn’t change it for the world. But one of the things that I find so irritating moving through this world (ahem, country) as a woman of color is how fucking overqualified we have to be in order to move forward sometimes. While I am so excited to see […]

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I Have a Question For You..

I have a question for you. When’s the last time you thanked yourself? It’s November (already!). Most of us tend to be more aware and intentional about showing our gratitude for the seemingly small things and the overwhelmingly BIG things. Whether you’re doing a daily gratitude challenge on social media, or choosing to be more […]

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What Are You Worried About?

I was watching the first episode of Voltron with my daughter (don’t judge me) and there was one scene where Pidge was really concerned about taking on her new responsibilities as a Paladin (or pilot) of Voltron. She started spouting off all of the things that could possibly go wrong, all the way down to […]

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You’re Making This Harder Than It Has To Be

I was reading one of those astrology memes the other day and mine was: “Aries….Do it your way, even if your way is stupid. Just make everything worse” Damn, astrology meme, why you have to be so accurate? I’m totally guilty of making things harder than they need to be. In fact, sometimes it feels […]

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Good Things Happen When You Change Your Seat.

Have you ever REALLY wanted to do something— like go to a concert, or take a trip, or maybe something smaller like an in town event. You call up all your friends and they’re really just not that into it. They all have some reason why they can’t attend with you. In those moments, what […]

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