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The Other Side of 40 – Renee’s Story
I’m 41 and still, it’s not what I expected. I still fight fear and sometimes it wins. As to whether life is better or not, well it depends on the …
The Other Side of 40 – April’s Story
Life was good… well, I thought it was, kinda. It's hard to explain, but let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Southern …
Become a Contributor
Do you have a story to tell? Whether you can write one article or many, or you can talk and would love to be on the podcast, fill out this …
#LoveYouLoveMe!
When was the last time you looked out of the window, watched the breeze hit the trees and long to be out there? For me, it was probably when I …
A Birthday Beauty Shoot
I don't like taking pictures. Let me clarify. I don't like being IN pictures. At least I didn't. Growing up, I developed early – C cups at the tender age …
40 Miles Ahead
A financial journey Before & After the big FOUR OHHH. Before I even get started sharing my personal yellow brick Road, let me give you a few things to consider right …
Quicksand
This was going to be the year. As a 40+ year old woman, I made plans. I was going to take up space. And change my fortune. And then COVID19 …
50 Life Lessons Learned Before 50
Facebook is a place to build relationships and I love my tribe. In celebration of my friend's birthday, Michelle Jones, A friend of mine turns 50 TODAY and leading up …
Free?
When I was younger, I wanted the freedom to do things. I longed for the freedom to do what I wanted. I had the freedom to be with whom I …
Aging Gracefully is Easier Than You’ve Been Led to Believe
My friend's grandmother passed away recently. I was looking at a picture of her grandmother as she was telling me the story of her life, and all I could think …
First Steps to Eradicating Racism
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen what's going on in the world. But in short, George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis Police Officer on May 25, …
Mindfulness in the Midst of Upheaval
Is it fair for me to practice mindfulness in the midst of state sanctioned murder? In the midst of protest and righteous indignation, is it okay to stop and take …
Now that you’re Listening, I’m not Okay
The United States was built on racial division. To live as a Black person in this country requires constantly proving that you are worthy, constantly asserting that you belong, and …
I Will Press Delete
Next time you want to tell me how to protest, don't. Check your biases and your privilege before you want to speak to someone else about theirs. Otherwise, prepare to …
It’s Time to Rebalance Work-Life and Home-Life
Studies have shown that a person's productivity goes down significantly long before many people call it quits for the day. If you're working a lot of hours, your misguided worship …
A Time for Tears
The imagery was strong. The message was clear. And when I finally found the Leave Meeting button, I exhaled. I was tense. And I could feel all of the anxiety. …
Create a Legacy by Crafting Your Life Vision Statement
Your Life Vision Statement is the business plan for your life. So just like a business has business plans with vision and mission statements, we need to create a Life …
Yes, Respectable Women have Sex and Like It: Let’s Talk About It
This should not be a big deal, but it is. When it all boils down, people are mad about a song sung by women who enjoy sex.
BOOK RELEASE: I Just Want to Hang Out With You
I am so excited! This is the 2nd book that my work has been published in. WOO HOO! It's all about raising teens: the laughs, hopes, wishes, highs, and not-so-high …
Certain? No. Clear? Yes.
I thought age was supposed to illuminate truths and make specific things, certain. It is having quite the opposite effect. As I move closer to 42, I am realizing that …

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