Harness the Power of the Stories in you

“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.” Steve Maraboli Most leaders are accustomed to dealing with one crisis or the other. Despite this, the Corona Virus Pandemic has presented an unparalleled level of crisis for our generation’s business leaders. I am privileged to be…

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

“Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” Brene Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown is not only an extraordinary story-teller, she has harnessed the power of story-telling to make her PHD research into shame, authenticity and belonging relatable, engaging and educational for us plebeans. I…

How Did you Lose the Baby Weight?

“Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity. You cannot outrun a bad diet,”  British Journal of Sports Medicine If life FAQs were a thing, this question would be on my list: How did you lose the baby weight? Before I delve into answering the question, I must say something very important: if…

10ish Great Filling Food Items for Eating Clean

“ The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” Thomas Edison Food is such a significant part of our daily lives that whether we know it or not we have a pattern of shopping for and preparing food. When we…

Sexiness and Motherhood: Uneasy Bedfellows?

Be warned that this article discusses the subject matter candidly. In addition, I edited the name of the complex defined below slightly hence the square brackets. In psychoanalytic literature, a Madonna–[Magdalene] Complex is the inability to maintain sexual arousal within a committed, loving relationship. First identified by Sigmund Freud, under the rubric of psychic impotence, this psychological complex is said to develop in men who…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”―  Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People This is one of those books that I genuinely believe can change a person’s life forever. It is also the book that introduced…

The Secret to Working Out Effectively

“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” As I shared in the post titled “How Did you Lose the Baby Weight,” working out to tighten and tone has been a regular part of my routine. I say to “tighten and tone” because I genuinely believe that “you can’t…

Do Not Despise the Day of Humble Beginnings

Image Source  – The Very First Apple Computer was this Clunky Thing with a ‘Demonic’ Price Tag “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” OR “…Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when…

Women@Work: Work, Race & Prejudice

“What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.” ~ Christopher Hitchens When I wake up most mornings, I take an extra few minutes to lie quietly and just allow my body to wake up. Often, I will say a little word of thanks to God while I wait. At…