Planning Your Life Using Hotspots

Caption: I decided to separate my personal phone from my business phone. Personal Phone is an iPhone 6S, business phone is a Blackberry Classic.  I came across this idea of “hotspots” on the A Life of Productivity Blog. I like hotspots, because rather than using abstract descriptors for the areas of our lives, it uses…

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…

How I Keep It All Together… (aka Tips To Manage Your Time)

Happy New Year!!! Personally, I’m a wife, step mom (including a 16 year old who lives with my husband & I), dog mommy (to a 1 & 1/2 year old Black Labrador) & avid scrapbooker. Professionally, I’m an Executive Director (of Donda’s House Inc.), 2014 Echoing Green – BMA Fellow, writer and assistant to my…

It’s Almost The End Of The Year?!

2014 has been incredible… there have been SO many transitions. Some were welcomed and others were dreaded. Every year, December looks like the finish line for me. It’s the exclamation point at the end of a run-on sentence. It’s the last drop of a much-needed drink. It’s the familiar eye-contact between two strangers. I’m 50% full of…

The Truth About Dream Chasing…

Photo Caption: On a #dreamchasing Mission in New York, pictured here at the Roc Nation Offices for a meeting! Had a great conversation with one of my coworkers today about dream chasing.  My coworker has essentially made the decision to pursue a life-long dream, and this coworker knows about my dream & goal of continuing…

Which Tribe(s) Do You Belong To?

I had the pleasure of attending Happy Black Woman’s Launch Yourself Tour last night here in Chicago and as always it was exactly where I needed to be. Over the years, Rosetta Thurman, the genius & gorgeous spirit behind http://happyblackwoman.com/ has inspired me so much because she’s so transparent, actually practices what she preaches, and she’s literally…

On Turning 30…

As a teenager I couldn’t wait to be “grown”… The idea of having total and complete control over my life seemed so appealing and I often fantasized and bragged to my girlfriends about what life would be like when I “grew up…” By the time my twentieth birthday rolled around I had a high tide,…

Tying Up Loose Ends… Goodbye 2011

This time next week, it will be a new year. Many businesses are resetting their budgets and expense accounts. Many of us will spend the month of January trying to get used to writing “2012” instead of “2011.” Many psychics & astrologers will receive lots of new clients who are eager to know what 2012 will…

Weight Watchers Check In…

So here is what I’ve learned so far on my weight loss journey. #1. Diet really matters. All the experts and everything that I consulted said that diet is at least 50% (but more 75 or 80%) of the weight loss battle. I started eating more fruits and veggies (which are worth 0 points on…

End of the Year Reflecting…

While I’m not crazy about the frigid temps, I am excited about reflecting on the past year. I have a lot to be proud of and a lot to be thankful for, but there are also some mistakes that I’ve made that I’d like to correct. Traditionally, I go through two processes for reviewing the…