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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…
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3 Necessary Steps to Take to Level Up

Level Up: To make a move in your life or career for the better. Today I had the honor of serving as a panelist at an awesome conference held by my friend and visionary, Cynthia Daniels. The Level Up conference had everything a professional…
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Going Places…A Life-Changing Trip

When we started the S.O. What! Foundation's STEP-OUT (Self-esteem, Teamwork, Exposure, Personal development-Overcome, Understand, Triumph) program, I knew I wanted to take the special kids in our program on a flight to Washington, DC. Why?…
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Chapter 39- Celebrate Your Life While You Have It

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time or just know my story, then you know my birthdays are "special". Yes, everyone's birthday is special, but my birthday is also the anniversary of the day I got pregnant by someone I did…
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I Did NOT Get Engaged This Valentine's Day

I did NOT get engaged this Valentine's Day, but I did get engaged another Valentine's Day...and am single. I have spent my share of Valentine's Day alone and/or sad but no longer.
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It’s Not My Place to Judge. Only to Help.

A couple of days ago, I did something I've done maybe 100 times now.  I spoke at another school to another group of students, and it was just as fulfilling and exciting as my very first time. Wonderful Girls About 500 students, all girls,…
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Is This a Joke? Nope. It’s Just Life. So NOW What?

Personal story In 2010, I published my very personal story about how I got into a situation with a boy. He forced himself on me, a virgin. Nine months later I was a very single, very young, very ignorant mother. I share all the details…