This is my mom in 1978 with her friends’ child, not me. She must have been 26 or 27 years old here. A family friend sent me this photo yesterday. I look at this photo & the emotions it stirs up inside has nothing to do with the mother I had. I see the mother I didn't have. I'm at … Continue reading My Tender & Troubled Mom: Being at peace with her chaotic & turbulent influence on my life
Imagine feeling peaceful as you’re taking out the trash at the end of the day. A cool breeze around you, birds chirping as you walk to the dumpster. The trash area is fucking SMELLY but hey, you’re only there for a moment to dump garbage. Many days the bag felt heavy as a motherfucker. ….but … Continue reading Taking out the trash with The Public Speaking Mindset
When God hears your call for help, angels come down to assist.The vibration of your voice is sent to the cosmos & like Mrs. Doubtfire...."Help is on the way, dear!"When you decide to heal & speak your request when asking a coach for help, the angels of ancestral justice will guide you.Little by little.Moment by … Continue reading Breaking away from toxic relationships with The Public Speaking Mindset
The man who sexually assaulted & raped me in January 2017 was a paparazzi at one time... ...who lost his driver’s license chasing after Britney Spears when speeding in his car. (which was exactly why for most of our friendship -- I drove him around.) His name was Mark Samala. He went to California State … Continue reading My Story About Surviving Sexual Assault – Mark Samala
Don't be afraid to step outta line as a thug ass bruja goddess advocating for social change. They said I wouldn’t be able to graduate unless I took a required class ONLY offered during the day. It happened to be the class you HAD to take to write for the school paper. I pointed out … Continue reading Stepping Outta Line as a Thug Ass Bruja Goddess Advocating for Social Change
This Mother’s Day I spent all day cleaning out my mom’s apartment to help her move into Assisted Living. …NOT something I thought I would be doing that day. When I was packing her stuff, I found a photo of her I hadn’t seen before. This is her, sometime in the late 1970’s / early … Continue reading Fried Chicken & Champagne
How we do one thing is how we do everything. The way we treat our relationships is the same way we treat our careers. In society, we are taught to mold ourselves for the “perfect” job or partner rather than stand for what we REALLY want. As we stand for what we deeply desire, we … Continue reading What are your non-negotiable values?
What is one thing you can do today to live your vision? Your vision is how you see the perfect reality for yourself, your family, the world. We can create this reality by taking steps toward our bigger vision in smaller ways each day. Our visions as women get muddled by self doubt, fear and … Continue reading How can you live your vision starting NOW?
Why do we think we have to run ourselves into the ground to be successful? Can we achieve great things AND enjoy it too? For most of my career, I was going, going, going. My schedule was so busy, I was never fully present for my engagements. As a result, I felt isolated and used … Continue reading Running ourselves into the ground for success
How many times have you been in limbo about a decision?
….and how does it feel in your body when you can't commit to a choice?