Today I had the blessing of celebrating my birthday! Yes, I am 60ish (67 to be exact). I own it! I shout it! I’m proud of it! There are many people I know who say with all sincerity “I don’t celebrate birthdays” or “I don’t want to be reminded” and I think that is… Read More
“You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” Misty Copeland, Ballerina We have all heard the expression “It’s never too late” but how many of us really believe it? For Misty Copeland, who did not fit the mold for of what a ballerina should look like, who was repeatedly told her body wasn’t right, who was made… Read More
For each of us to bring about a change in our world and have the most influence on the world around us, we need to be the people we want to see more of in the world. Can you do that? Think about it!
Sometimes you look into the eyes of children you see a sense of hopelessness, fear, or just confusion. It could be about their current situation, their past or not seeing a difference between the two because they have never been taught or allowed to dream. Dreams awaken us to the possibilities of what life could be and sometimes it is… Read More
“Inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold!” When you are trying to get the attention of approximately 180-200 girls between the ages of 5-14 on any given day at Girls, Inc., you will often hear the leaders proclaim “Girls? Girls? Girls?” to which the girls quickly respond “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Then all eyes and ears are focused on the… Read More
The actress Viola Davis won the best Oscar for best supporting actress earlier this year for her phenomenal performance in the movie “Fences” with Denzel Washington. She brought me to tears as I witnessed the dignity with which she portrayed her character’s anguish and pain. Outstanding in every way! Just as stirring as her performance in the movie was her… Read More