A Life of Choice

The baseball game blared from a portable television and everything in my apartment reeked of cigarette smoke:  courtesy of a roommate for whom I didn’t harbor good feelings. I woke up one day to an iteration of my life that wasn’t pretty. Not much food in the pantry, all of my socks had holes in them,…

The Tail of A Year

I’m not big into new year resolutions. I find that turning over a new leaf really does hold a lot of promise, but without an actionable plan, most new endeavors fall flat fairly fast. I think about the recently passed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as an example. While a great many people are able…

How Bright Is Your Future?

If you’ve ever taken a science class and studied rock formations, you know that it is possible to change the face of a rock, any rock, by repeatedly, over time, applying something to it. Water dripping in the same place on a rock will eventually, molecule by molecule, wear a path into that stone. The longer…

Light Your Goals on Fire

  How do you plan to achieve your current goals? Have you made a list of your current goals? Do you know what your current goals are? So many of us are able to keep plates spinning in our minds where they take up brain space and energy to keep them there. I liken this to…

Nurturing Your Dreams

Up until I read Millionaire Success Habits, by Dean Graziosi, an underlying belief I carried was that that life constantly fought against me. Since reading his book, and taking the above quote to heart, the tumblers of life have begun falling into place more and more. Since changing circles of influence several times over the…

Where Will Positivity Take You?

Last fall, my mentor had suggested that I attend networking meetings. The very idea made my heart race and sweat break out on my forehead. I’m a writer, after all. Prone to long and blissful days of solitude. But to my mentor that equaled living in a vacuum. Instead of imagining all that could go…

Grateful to be Free

There’s a lot about my country that isn’t perfect. Being American doesn’t mean I agree with those bad things that happen here, or to the people who don’t look like me. But, I was born here and I want to make a difference. I appreciate the sacrifices that were made so I could be free…

Are You On the Road to Success?

While driving back from an appointment, I got trapped in a pocket of cars going slightly under the speed limit. If I stayed with it, I would not be able to move over and would miss my exit. If I missed my turn off, it would be two more exits before I could turn around,…

How to Be Your Own Cheerleader

I knew a young woman I’ll call Kiah. Kiah was very different from most young women I knew, in that she was confident in her singlehood. Nothing seemed to ruffle her. She didn’t go chasing after men to date. Didn’t have a string of boyfriends. She didn’t compromise her beliefs. She spoke about the kind…

How A Pen Can Help You Reach Your Ultimate Goal

This morning I was thinking about you. In my mind you were happy, healthy, healed in body and mind. You were doing what you loved, well off, and surrounded by people who love and respect you. Everything you touched worked out for you and you were riding an enormous wave of success. You were also very…

What I Learned from Crossing the Chicken Line

A bold and beautiful friend of mine said an angel spoke to her when she was just a little girl and laid out the divine call on her life. She feels led to share God’s love with people who don’t know it and prays to change the course of their lives. It might be the…

Never Give Up Following Your Dream

Small startups can be slow and frustrating. But by staying true to your vision and watching your words, you can reap unexpected rewards.