Transformational vs. Transactional Relationships 

Transformational– Someone gives you something without expecting to receive something. – A person shares their gifts with you free of charge or in exchange for something you do for them.  – A person “consults” with you by offering you knowledge, resources and advice to help you.  – A person makes an important introduction to someone…

What’s Wrong With The Phrase “Power Couple?”

Caption: Photo by Juan Anthony Images Every time I hear the words “power couple” I cringe. Whether someone calls my husband and I that, or I hear someone else use those words, it never quite sits well with me. When it comes to “power,” I cannot help but think about the opposite end of the…

Coming Up For Air Really Quick

Hey everyone! I hope all is well. Can you believe that there are only 2 days left of this month? I’ve been working a lot professionally. This month has been all about fundraising, proposal writing, and preparing for our Spring 2015 Programs. For the first time ever, we are launching two cohorts at once, a…

Don’t Squeeze The Life Out Of Your Partner or Relationship…

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with my husband, with my friends and with family members about dating and marriage. One of the things that I said was don’t confuse possessiveness OR clinginess with love and attention. In my first marriage that ended in divorce after 5 years, my ex husband didn’t have any…

Tools To Set Your 2015 Goals

This is dedicated to @jarosha on Instagram. I posted this picture on IG and she wanted to know more about the other categories. I actually downloaded the questions from one of my favorite bloggers Rosetta Thurman of Happy Black Woman. Here is where you can download your own copy: http://happyblackwoman.com/the-annual-reviewpreview-an-opportunity-for-intentional-reflection/ The main idea was “What I…

Something Everyone Wants…

There are certain things that all humans need… we need water and we need food, but when it comes down to wants, it seems that it is all a matter of preference. After watching the film Birdman today, I realized that there is actually something that we all want, and that’s validation. To validate (according…

What Are You Gonna Do With That Pain?

My home girl Javetta wrote a beautiful piece called “A Response to Dark Girls from a Light Girl ” in response to The Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Dark Girls.” I was both moved by her piece and it made me think about how we all have pain, the question is what do you do with that…