Tuesday, August 20, 2013


As I approach another birthday I can't help but look at my life and its ups and downs. The challenges and opportunities. The failures and the achievements. I feel blessed to be here and sadness for a brother who died way too young. My daughter is grown and doing well. I live a comfortable life and am pursuing a dream deferred for too long. I see myself reaching another goal within the next year or two.  I long to travel and see the world and God willing, I will do that.

A lesson learned is that life is too short and moves at lightning speed, especially after 40. Say "I love you" to your friends and family. Express gratitude for your blessings and never take anything or anyone for granted. Persue your dreams with fervor and determination. Thank your mentors and cheerleaders but forgive those who didn't have your back or expressed jealousy or envy. Life is too short to hold on to bitterness or anger. 

Remember the lessons of karma - that what you put out there always comes back to you. Be happy for your friends' successes, express joy and thankfulness. Your life will be better because of this.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As Our World Changes

Recently it's been in the news about the latest Cheerios commercial that include a bi-racial child with her white mother and black father. The commerical is incredibly cute and clever. But there have been derogatory posts and some negative responses to the ad. This seems hard to believe. Racism is still alive in the United States. In 2013 some people still have trouble accepting interracial relationships and marriages. Isn't this like not accepting the digital age and the advancement of technology? I believe love is love regardless of the color of the individuals.

There have always been people who bucked the system and sometimes, their families, to marry someone outside their race. Why do some people refuse to accept this? Maybe the racism is  ingrained, maybe they're ignorant or maybe they cannot accept change.

America is changing folks. Minorities are no longer the minority. Many young people are marrying outside of their race. I have three black girlfriends whose daughters have married white men.

Isn't it time for people to get over this? Why hold on to hate? I just don't get it. It's time to embrace change rather than fight it.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Make Every Moment Count

Recently on a visit to Los Angeles it became so apparent how quickly time passes. Some of my friend's children are getting married. So, really they're not children anymore. They're young adults. I look at my own daughter who has matured into a person I'm so proud of. She's a confident, working professional who owns up to her mistakes and challenges. She has journeyed from the confused teenager who believed the world revolved around her and her desires. She is a gracious, giving adult who looks forward to the future and is taking charge of her life.

My point is that everything changes with time and we've got to accept these changes. The one thing we can count on in life is change, right? Don't hold on to a past that's evaporated. Deal with the now because that's all we really have. Live your fullest life and make every moment count.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Feeling Centered

I just finished Deepak Chopra's 21 day meditation and what a difference it has made in my outlook on life. I feel centered and in tune with my destiny. I know that I'm attracting abundance everyday and that I'm in tune with the universal truth. Abundance can mean good health, having friends, family and prosperity. The universal truth is that what we give to the universe comes back to us. If we practice love and giving then this comes back to us. If we practice negativity and mistrust that's what we attract.

What are you attracting in your life? Are you showing love and peace with an attitude of giving? Or, are you attracting something else in life? Are you living life with a sense of gratitude and appreciation? What we meditate on flows out in the universe and comes back to us.

Be loving and you will receive love. Be grateful and you will receive gratitude. Be generous and it will rebound to you. Got it? Good. Now go out there and do good.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Do The Impossible

I watched David Blaine, master magician and illusionist today on TV. He is exceptionally good. He lived in a bubble filled with water for several days then held his breath for over 7 minutes and slipped out of hand cuffs before they let him out. Didn't seem possible but it looked real. He walks around New York astounding pedestrians with his magic and slight of hand.

What's really possible in our lifetime? Did anyone really think we would be living with laptop computers and smart phones 25 years ago? Fifty years ago people were happy just to watch color TVs. We're living in the age of the Jetsons. We can actually phone people and see them on iphones and computers as we speak to them. So what else is possible? I've heard there will be trips to the moon and flying cars within 15 years. Wow! Really?

It's said that the spiritual masters can levitate. What acrobats and contortionists do with their bodies is amazing. And those olympians push their bodies to the limit. Are we entering a phase of existence when anything is possible, nothing is impossible? Makes me wonder. How many times have you been told that you couldn't do something and it made you want to do it just to prove that you could.

Don't let anyone tell you that something is not possible. I believe in the impossible, divine intervention and amazing grace. Spielberg, many writers and actors did not give up. They persevered to the end to make it. That's all it takes-perseverance, talent, drive and an unwavering will to succeed.

Decide to do the impossible!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


After watching Oprah's life class today about forgiveness it really made me think. Who do I need to forgive who I haven't forgiven yet? Is that anger or hostility keeping me from moving forward in my life? That former boss who wouldn't promote me, that boyfriend who cheated on me, the friend who betrayed a confidence, the relative who talked about me behind my back, are now forgiven.  I realize now that forgiveness is what I need to progress. It's for me, not them. They all could care less about it.

Why do we spend so much energy on BS? Why do we hold onto the bad experiences instead of focusing on the present and planning for the future?  It doesn't make sense, does it? Okay, so stop doing it!! Plan for a glorious, fabulous future. Set that vision in your mind and make it happen. It's a known fact that what we focus on, we take action to create.

Time is ticking and you're not getting any younger so forgive all your haters and embrace the benevolent people in your life now.   Move into your future and destiny asap!

Friday, June 22, 2012

What's Holding You Back?

Is there an inner voice holding you back from your dreams? Are you sabotaging your efforts by procrastinating or watching t.v.? Are you hanging out with friends when you should be working toward your dreams or goals? We all do it but as long as you admit that it's a problem, then you can correct it.

Everyone has dreams but accomplishing those dreams takes concrete action steps. In order to get that dream job, take that trip around the world or help the less fortunate, you must have a plan and a time table for making it all operational.

Achieving worthwhile goals takes determination, drive and focus. Look at our olympic athletes, how hard they work just to make the team. The sacrifices they make are incredible. So, what are you waiting for? Your future is before you.

Ready, set, go!!