Organize Your Way to a Clear Mind

Organize Your Way to a Clear Mind

My home is my sanctuary. For this reason, I like to maintain order in my space at home. Order gives me clarity, and with that comes a great degree of peacefulness and calm. By clearing up my physical space, I clear up my mental space. It helps me be more productive. I believe you can [...]

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Who Bears the Weight of Effective Communication?

Late last year, I had the pleasure of sitting through a company mandated class on effective communication. When the class began, I expected it to be similar to much of the work studied in my industrial/organizational psychology classes that emphasized effective communication being a two way street. Boy was I wrong. The speaker was actually [...]

Acne: A Lesson on Beauty

Acne: A Lesson on Beauty

There are a couple of things that I thought I left in my teenage years; glitter cosmetics, the idea of being friends after a break up and acne. Unfortunately that last one has been lingering with me like a bad breakup. I can’t drink enough water, cut out enough meat and dairy, try enough skin [...]

What I Really Did on New Year’s Eve 2019

What I Really Did on New Year’s Eve 2019

Well, happy New Year everyone. We’ve made it into a new year. I am sure many of you celebrated, whether it was at a party with friends and/or family or just a quiet time at home. Some people like to go all out, but I like to make New Year’s Eve a low key key [...]

The Power of Yes: 4 Reasons to Say Yes More than No

The Power of Yes: 4 Reasons to Say Yes More than No

A few days ago, I was talking to a coworker. She is an older woman who I have gotten to know. She has committed over 40 years to the company and has raised a beautiful daughter who is in the tech industry. With her daughter’s success comes the opportunity to travel around the world. Since [...]

Countdown to 2020!

Countdown to 2020!

Well, it’s about that time. Christmas is over and the new year is upon us. It’s a great time to take stock of your accomplishments in 2019 and create goals to maximize that. With those goals, a plan should follow. I have never committed to a New Year’s Resolution. The process of progress is always [...]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. I know that the holidays are a time for family, sharing and giving. A time to reflect on what has passed in anticipation of what is to come. I want us to remember those who are not in a place to celebrate in a way that evokes all [...]

Do I suck at making new friends?

Do I suck at making new friends?

Lately I have found myself stewing in a pot of questions. The one that stands out the most is, “Do I suck at making new friends?” I fall in the middle ground when it comes to making new friends. I know I am introverted—not shy—and connecting with people comes easily to me, because I have [...]

Mama Cāx, You Will be Missed

Mama Cāx, You Will be Missed

I just went on Instagram and clicked on Tess Holiday’s stories and saw the most shocking news. Mama Cax has passed. This is a hard one to take, because not only did I follow her on social media, but I had the pleasure of running into her a few times in my neighborhood. Both times [...]

A Nighttime Dilemma: Bath then Dinner or Dinner then Bath?

A Nighttime Dilemma: Bath then Dinner or Dinner then Bath?

There are some dilemmas we face that require exceptional critical thinking. I am not sure this one falls into that category, but I dare to ask any of you moms and dads out there. Do you do bath then dinner or dinner then bath? Thinking about these things can give me parental whiplash. I ask [...]