Bloom, Baby, Bloom: 32 for 32

31 was hard. Like “someone slaps you in the face” hard. And it was partially because I’d made a huge decision: the decision to stop running away from the issues I had with myself and be real about it all. I decided that it needed to just stop and that I needed to work on […]

8 Days of Feeling Physical Powerful

Sometimes, when you’re feeling down, you’ve gotta show yourself what you’re working with. After hitting a mental roadblock and beating myself up about it, I unintentionally spent a week pushing myself to build my confidence back up in ways that were really, really physically challenging for me. Here’s my accidental schedule: Sunday: HIIT Class with […]

Chronicles of a Half-domestic Diva, Vol. 1

My number one promise for 2017 is to be kind to myself and that includes is my role of being a half-domestic diva. Unlike the main character in Sophie Kinsella’s “Undomestic Diva” (if you’ve ever read this super hilarious book, you’ll know what I mean), I actually know how to do a few things. I’m […]

2017, Please Be Kind…

2017, please be kind…but most importantly, I need to be kind to myself. 2016 was a strange year. It was one in which no matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t grasp any momentum. Most of the time I thought I was running through an open door of opportunity, there was a brick wall right […]

Feel-Good Friday: 5 Videos to Make You Smile

It’s Friday, the weekend is on the horizon, and it’s another day to find your “feel-good.” Here are five videos that are sure to make you smile: 1. Chance the Rapper’s “How Great” Video Shot on an iPhone and released via Twitter, this video is sure to bring all the praise. #HowGreat Official Video featuring […]

The Last Time I Saw My Love

“Is that your friend in there?” an older doctor with thick glasses asked as my friends and I were leaving my boyfriend’s hospital room. “I hate to tell you this, but it would take a miracle to get him out of here.” That doctor did not know me. He did not know how much I […]

When the Gold is Just Glitter and the Beauty of Fresh Starts

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. — Barbara Corcoran I thought 2016 was going to be my year. I didn’t just talk about it either. I worked my butt off and it’d seemed, for a moment anyway, that my hard work was finally paying […]

When I Cried for 30 Days

A few months ago, I started to cry and I couldn’t stop. I had a lot of commitments, too, and I couldn’t stop those either. I’m a journalist, a writer, a social media consultant, an entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a big sister, a mentor, and a friend. Like always, I had people counting on […]