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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 7

After traveling to Kumasi and Cape Coast the the previous days, we spent Day 7 a little more relaxed. We went to the Accra Mall which was extremely modern. One thing that fascinated me was the store/brand Woodin because in addition to clothes,…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 6

 After a fun night in Kumasi and a good night's rest at the Golden Bean Hotel, we woke up early to travel less than an hour to Beniase, the village where Justin's father grew up and near the school we would be visiting.  Our driver Leo and…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 5

On the fifth day in Ghana, our out of town driver Leo picked us from the Gallery which was the Airbnb where we stayed. This time he had two people in the SUV with him. First there was Nana who was the husband of Delia who owns ACC Tours and…
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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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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…
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40, Friends, Forever

When I was a little girl, I initially struggled with friendships. In the sixth grade, my class started the "I Hate Summer" club. Even a couple of girls who had been my friends were a part of the club that made talking to me or sitting with me…
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4 Reasons to Ensure Saying "Happy Mother's Day" Helps Not Hurts

Mothers wipe tears, kiss wounds, and calm fears. Mothers love the most, understand the most, give the most, sacrifice the most, deal with the most, and hurt the most. Mothers are imperfect, selfless, and forever hold their children in their…