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If I Live to See 97...

"Summer, can you brang me my earrings?" For two weeks I had the privilege of having my grandmother stay with me. She hadn't made the ride to Memphis to stay with me in nearly four years, but this time on my visit to see her she finally said…
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5 Actions to Take to Guarantee Success No Matter What College You Attend

I vividly remember the look of disappointment on my former vice president's face when I ran into him about five years after I'd last seen him. Our sons were the same age, and he asked me how mine was doing and I asked him the same question.…
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What Opportunities Are You Missing Because You Aren't Asking?

I was recently talking to a friend I have known for almost 20 years. She shared with me how her son's ex-girlfriend who she had not talked to since her son dated her at least five years ago. However, she was honored that she had simply called…
Summer Owens Speaker, Author, S. O. What! Success Coach
Summer Owens Speaker, Author, S. O. What! Success Coach
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5 Kids' First Flights and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​It's Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday! As a 17 year-old high school student moving to Memphis, TN for college, I had no idea that Memphis would be my home for at least the next 20 years. And ignorantly, I didn't know the depth of…
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Contently Walking Into Church- Single on the First Sunday of 2019

As I walked into church with my friend Bilicia today- the first Sunday of the new year- I reflected on all the different ways I had walked into church (and when I didn't) over my life. When I was a little girl, my best friend Shauna always…
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5 Lessons I (Re)Learned in 2018

In less than a week we will say goodbye to 2018 forever. But we say hello to 2019- a new year and another chance. As I reflect on the past year, I think about the roller coaster of emotions I felt (as I do every year). I think about some…
Summer Owens Speaker, Author, S. O. What! Success Coach
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Blasts (Blogs) from the Past. Gifts for the Present.

As we round out 2018 and I finish the update of my new site (stay tuned), I am reflecting on just how long I've been blogging and sharing my life in hopes of helping others with theirs. Very few people saw my initials blog posts, but the information…