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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUPITA!!! What first drew me to Lupita was how well she was featured in the press. It’s like she had just started her career and she was everywhere and I found it so impressive, I had to blog about it. This was back in 2014 which, consequently, was the year she was named the most beautiful woman by People. Clearly, my blog had some influence on that 😉 About Lupita Nyong’o began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant. In 2008, she made her acting debut with

Hey fellas! It’s 2020. Another Valentines Day has gone by and you spent it all alone. Despite your best efforts, you were not able to snag that beautiful Valentine who was going to change your world. I know what the problem is. Your approach was all wrong. You probably thought the traditional dinner invite, or nice gifts or flirty interactions were going to take things to the next level, but it’s 2020! In an age where the world is changing so rapidly, people are so busy and the cost of

I don’t know about you but when Friday rolls around it brings an energy that has you looking forward to a great weekend. If you want to take that Friday feeling to the next level, I highly recommend the following radio shows for your listening pleasure. Kiss 92.5 DJ Clymaxxx This show always blows me away. DJ Clymaxxx integrates today’s hits with the best old school or sometimes it’s a great reggae set or he’ll spin some R&B that gives you all the goosebumps. No matter what mood I’m in,

In case you didn’t know, July is Self-Care month (so is September) and today (Wednesday, July 24) is the official International Self-Care Day. This doesn’t mean that we should not be engaging in daily self-care, but if you ever felt like you needed permission to indulge in caring for the most important person in your life (YOU), then this is the month to have at it! Self-care requires us to be aware, acknowledge and apply that which makes us look and feel good from the inside out. I’m not talking

On March 16, 2019, over 150 women gathered together in the Globe & Mail Center to uplift and empower eachother in celebration of International Women’s History Month at the Ryerson Women in Leadership ‘Power Moves’ conference. I was recommended to be a speaker by How She Hustles, Emily Mills (thanks Em!) and I was immediately excited by the prospect of educating the next generation, especially since I am a Ryerson alumni. I’ll admit, I had not spoken in front of a crowd in a while, but once I got up

Dear Corporate Leaders, Within your walls is a woman; let’s call her Jenna. Jenna is one of your top managers, she leads her team really well and her department has exceeded expectations for the last quarter. Jenna is not consistent, however. For the most part, her performance fluctuates quite steadily but it’s just good enough to maintain her current role. Jenna is a loyal employee but she is unhappy and unfulfilled. You can sense her dissatisfaction and while it might make sense not to ‘rock the boat’ did you know

In October 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and by December 2017, we learned that the cancer had spread to my liver, putting me at stage 4. I recently went live on Facebook to share my story (a year later) and let everyone know that despite my diagnosis, I’m living my life like it’s golden. I am determined to live until I die and it’s the grace of God that is seeing me through all of it. I had a lot of fear around going public with this information,

Let’s not get caught in the trap of believing that after the clock strikes midnight on January 1, that our lives will automatically reset and our new life will begin. Let’s also not get caught in the trap of believing that we will be in the proper frame of mind to execute on those goals we’ve been trying to tackle for so long. The key to success for any goal is to first write it down and then plan it out. I have seen success after success since I started

As if it wasn’t enough to be the victim of rape on four separate occasions. To lose your son when he was only 8 years old is something that would tear the heart and soul out of any woman and surely lead her on the path to destruction. But not Ms. Cola Bennett. Last week, I had the honour of celebrating the life of Kayshaun (Cola’s son) as part of the release of her book: C.O.L.A: Casualty of Love’s Apologies, which relives the story of Cola’s tragic teenage years, to

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