Bright Colors, Balloons and Life Lessons

Bright Colors, Balloons and Life Lessons

If you've ever wondered why I insist on bright and colorful, here is part of the answer. It's not so much for show or attention . . . it's for me. I'm drawn to color, in my wardrobe, accessories and elsewhere because it reminds me to celebrate everyday moments, each day. Here is why that is important.

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Specific

Specific

You know how people say "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"? I always thought that was some derivative (or at least second cousin) of the Biblical principal "you have not because you ask not". We understand that we need to ask for what we need: out of life, in relationships, from our careers or even [...]

MOMs SUMMIT: Addressing American Families’ Needs

MOMs SUMMIT: Addressing American Families’ Needs

Earlier this week, I attended a powerful event organized for moms and those in the community concerned about the current state of families, and their needs. The MOMs SUMMIT in Houston was a free event featuring Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee represents the 18th district of Texas [...]

Align

Align

In business, as in life, certain words catch hold and quickly become a part of everyday vernacular. A word I've heard a lot of lately is align. Of course, once you take notice of a word it feels like you hear it everywhere. While I've been thinking about what this word means, it helps that I have a very good visual reference. Here is what I learned from an unpleasant encounter last week.

Seek

Seek

This time last week, one of my best friends and her son - who happens to be my super-smart godson, came over to our house for breakfast. My godson is five (almost 6) and very tall. My oldest son is four, so he loves having his big boy god-brother come over to play. My youngest [...]

Purposed

Purposed

Settling into myself in my thirties has been so rewarding. I have things I still want to work on, of course, but my direction is set and I've learned to keep moving - challenges and all. It took me time, trial and much error to get here - to a place where my moves are purposed and not reactionary. Now that I am here, I am getting comfortable.