Self-Care Commercial…

Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant… One of the hardest lessons for me as an entrepreneur, was learning to pause. When we first started Donda’s House, I would literally work 12 – 16+ hour days for 7 days straight. I caught colds. Had back problems. Always felt like things were out of control… We just…

My Word for 2013… Surrender!

Ali Edwards, a memory keeper, has been encouraging people to choose one word for the year. My word for 2012 was “execute.” There were some things that I wanted to get done and see through to the end. Those three little syllables reminded me to “do it now,” “get it done,” “just do it!” I…

What I Have in Common w/ Evelyn Lozada

I had the opportunity to tune in to OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and watched Iyanla’s Fix My Life episode with Evelyn Lozada. I was inspired by Evelyn’s courage and moved by Iyanla’s austere counseling style. I was first introduced to Iyanla as a teenager when someone gave me a copy of Don’t Give It Away….

Losing Weight: Portion Control & Snacks

I love snacks! Always have. As a young girl I used to walk to the local corner or liquor store to stock up on 5 cent or 25 cent snacks – potato chips, mini juices, pickles and candy bars. Now that I’m trying to lose weight, I am looking for ways to help myself manage…

Play Like A Child!

  You’re never too old for fun. Before the summer ends do something that you liked to do as a child. Go to the park, play a game of Uno or double dutch. Play hide and go seek, race and let loose.  

Seeds Are Being Planted

Every conversation that we have, every e-mail that we open, every tweet that we read plants a seed in our minds. Some of the seeds take root and grow inside of our minds and hearts. Many of them bear fruit. Some of the seeds that are planted are negative. They include things like fear, doubt,…

Work Out Mix

Tonight, I did 30 minutes on the ‘mill (treadmill). I started with 15 minutes of step and ended with 15 minutes of power walking. I then used 5 lb. weights to do my arm exercises. My favorite music for cardio is called “juke” or “ghetto house music.” DJ Clent always remixes some of the new…