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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 2

After 24 hours of traveling to get to Accra, I thought I would be exhausted. My excitement must have overridden the tiredness, jetlag, and time difference. The night before when we arrived at the Airbnb space we rented in The Gallery, we…
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My Journey to the Motherland

Never in my 40 years of living have I been so excited about Black History Month. That's African-American history. That's the history of African descendants who live (or have lived) in America. My first trip to the continent of Africa opened…
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A Middle Seat Message of Resilience

Long post, but makes me appreciate those times I get a middle seat. I fly often and right now Southwest is my preferred airline...unless I forget to checkin for my flight 24 hours in advance. I was busy with the #aflvcentral conference and…
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5 Tips for Being Thankful When Life is Hard

Yesterday as I driving down the highway thinking about Thanksgiving and wondering what I would do for the holiday, I also thought about how many situations in my life were not where I wanted them to be. As I sank deeper into my woeful feelings,…
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Your Happiness Your Choice

I've been working on a new keynote, and I'm so excited about the impact I believe it will have on helping others to be more resilient. And even happier with life. It comes down to two choices- Accept it (SO What!) or Change it (So NOW…
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Scarier than Ghosts and Goblins...

The scariest moment of my life was how and when I became a teen mother.  Almost equally scary (upsetting, embarrassing, devastating...) was when I learned that my teenager was about to become a father.  As Halloween approaches, I want…
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Today is Launch Day SO I'm About to Take Off!

After six years of speaking full-time as a professional speaker... I am so excited to announce that I am now a speaker with the agency, ForCollegeForLife! Although I speak on several life skills topics and issues related to being…
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My Two New Babies

Did you know that last Sunday was Grandparents Day? At 40 years old, I am in a pretty unique position. I still have two grandmothers in their 90's. And I am a grandmother. Five-year old, Kailey and one of my new babies, six-week old…