The purpose of this blog is to Enlighten, Inspire, & Empower! Sometimes I'll post a poem, inspirational quote, life lessons I've learn or wisdom gained but the mission is the same. The blog will change regularly so visit often, especially, when you need encouragement.




All of you!

Peace of mind

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Yet another breath!



Funny how you look back and laugh at some failures

I just knew that I would make my high school’s basketball team. I played against my brother and his friends so surely I could compete with girls. I lasted ONE WEEK in tryouts before I was cut (let go). I felt the pain and moved on to track & field.

You've Got "IT" Part 4 - Dare to Use/Share "IT"

Welcome to the final part of the “IT” series!

We’ve covered discovering and developing “IT” but it takes courage to USE & SHARE “IT.” Worrying about what others will think and fear stops many from using their talent. What has helped me to walk through fear is

You've Got "IT" Part 3 - Develop "IT"

For those who said, “I don’t have a talent,” I hope that you tapped into “IT” after reading Part 2 (Discover “IT”). Now, let’s DEVELOP “IT.”

Celebrities like Beyonce, Oprah, and Michael Jordan make using their talents look easy. But, Beyonce rehearses like crazy to perfect her voice and

You've Got "IT" Part 2 - Discover "IT"

Welcome back to the “IT” series!

This “IT” series began as I wondered how a Valedictorian soared to the top. Excelling in academics & football led him to Yale. Apparently, he’s got “IT.”

In Part 1, most of his success I attributed to his inner “IT”:  Drive, Determination, Dedication, Discipline, Motivation, Ambition, Persistence, Resilience, Faith, Focus, Passion, Confidence, and Courage. But, there’s more…

You've Got "IT" - Part 1 (Define "IT")

Welcome back to the “IT” series! So, what is “IT?”

First, “IT” is NOT: “good looks,” “good genes,” good luck, or a charming personality. “IT” is NOT about money, houses, cars, designer clothes or the latest cell phone. You can’t touch “IT.” 

You've Got "IT"

You’ve Got “IT”

Ever look at someone and say, “Wow, s/he’s got ‘IT’!” But, what is -“IT?”

Enlighten Inspire Empower

Young People: it’s not where you start that matters. It’s how you play and finish this game called LIFE.

I was born in Newark, NJ (hint: NOT RICH) and the first person in my family to graduate from college. I’ve had 4 different careers but my true love and gift is WRITING.