Mess or Master Piece?

When your twelve-year-old asks to bake cookies and you already have your hands full with packing up leftovers and washing dishes after your dinner guests have left, you may opt to respond as I did by simply stating "You are old enough to read the directions and follow instructions.  The butter is already soft and … Continue reading Mess or Master Piece?

She Never Suspected This From Her New Boyfriend!

Many people may suggest that the current age of social media is a prime opportunity to pursue a new relationship or meet someone who they would otherwise never run into in person.  I agree that it opens doors to expand ones' horizons on the dating scene but it can also be very misleading, deceptive and … Continue reading She Never Suspected This From Her New Boyfriend!

Building Your Influence Right Where You Are

I came across a pretty cool thought when working on my latest Empowerment Word Wednesday for this week.  The word was THRIVE- and two definitions provided best suited my audience of victorious women.  Definition 1- Grow or develop well or vigorously and 2- Prosper or flourish.  I love the culminating definition, in which I created … Continue reading Building Your Influence Right Where You Are

Have You Checked Your Failure List?

As we move into 2018 I've spent some time in reflection and I've drawn a very specific conclusion; all of my failures have led up to this very moment in which I need to make a decision to either apply the lessons or go back through the cycle of those failures all over again.  No-one typically … Continue reading Have You Checked Your Failure List?

Identity Theft

via Daily Prompt: Identity As a young girl I struggled during my developmental stage with the "Who am I?" inquiry that most teenagers experience.  The difference in my case was that I didn't suffer from being an introvert, shy, lonely type of person.  I was exactly the opposite; confident, extrovert, funny and friendly.  Popularity was … Continue reading Identity Theft

Guarding the Heart!

One of my greatest fears following my 17 year marriage was that I didn't become bitter! I knew I had been wronged, mishandled, lied too and cheated on but I was determined not to become a bitter divorced woman.  It took quite some time before I would open up and allow myself to be courted … Continue reading Guarding the Heart!

Where is the Black Man’s Support System?

I've discovered that when I work out alone I do better to listen to something inspirational, educational or motivational rather than simply music.  It  seems to keep my focus on the content rather than the workout which makes it go by much faster.  Today was no different but when I attempted to listen to one … Continue reading Where is the Black Man’s Support System?

The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!

  Today I had the honor and privilege to do a mountain hike of Crowder's Mountain NC with my seventeen year old daughter, my girlfriend for her 45th birthday and 3 additional ladies that I met for the first time this morning.  It had been 22 years since the last time I hiked and I … Continue reading The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!

What Kind of Man are Women 30 and Over Looking for in 2017?

I can only associate my perspective of what women are looking for in a great man from my own experiences and discussion with other single women.  Most of us have some of the same concerns and parallels regardless of whether we have been married or desire too.   It's always interesting for me to hear … Continue reading What Kind of Man are Women 30 and Over Looking for in 2017?

Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?

  This quote speaks volumes to me especially in this season of my life.  As the diagram to the right illustrates there are various levels to your circle of friends.  Friendships are something that I hold near and dear.  I know a lot of people but there are very FEW that I would call a … Continue reading Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?