Believe it or not, there was a time when I was so sick of social media, I couldn’t bare to read Β or see one more thing about it. I was working in corporate communications at the time and social media was still fairly new to me, but my boss wanted me to learn everything about it so I spent hours in training and research to find out as much as possible and one day I decided that I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Then I began to see social media

For most of this year, I’ve been exhausted by the whole ‘self-help’ movement. I feel like a lot of us have been communicating the same messages about having high self-esteem and be yourself, and confidence is key and YOU CAN DO IT! and blah blah blah and I guess there are still people out there that need this type of positive reinforcement, especially the generation behind me; but I wonder how much is it really helping people? The first time this feeling struck me was in 2012; I saw Oprah

For the first time in almost 5 years, I’m planning my next vacation and it looks like I’m going to see Prince in New Orleans July 2014 for the 20th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival. I was driving home the other night and I heard Prince come on singing “When Doves Cry” and out of nowhere I heard this scream and then I realized the scream came from me as my heart and mind felt that I was going to see Prince and my body reacted before I could

Farewell Nelson Mandela

I’m listening to CNN cover the breaking news of Nelson Mandela passing away and while we’re sad to lose him, I can’t help but get a sense of relief for him. The first time I learned about Mandela was in my Black History class in high school. We learned about his stand against apartheid and his time in prison and how he became the first Black president of South Africa and how much he was loved and celebrated for the unity he brought to his people. And every time I

It was literally a cold and rainy day. I had a pretty big print job to pick up and deliver to a client before heading uptown (during rush hour) to meet with a prospect I had been trying to meet with for months…but let me give you the backstory first… The week before this rainy day, I had been trying to process a credit card transaction for one client’s print job and for whatever reason it would not work. I needed this transaction to go through so that I could

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