Wednesday Wisdom Do Not Minimize Your Existence

Do not just see yourself as weak, timid or damaged. Lay to rest those illusions. Lay them to rest today, right now.  We are complex creatures who may fail, but are never failures.   We are always more than our last mistake or embarrassment. Enjoy the nuggets of wisdom  I share this week. If you feel so moved please share your thoughts. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

My summer reading list

(Fiction recommendations anyone?) I am headed off to my annual beach trip! I take two weeks off every August to reset and renew prior to the Fall overwhelm which always hits my firm as we wrap up 2021 client work. I savor these two weeks --I stare at the ocean, eat...

The truths that live in my blood

(CW: rape and chattel slavery) A few years back I took one of those DNA tests. I know… I know…. don’t come at me y’all…..this is what I learned. I am the quintessential child of people that were enslaved.  I am 75% West African and 25% European. The slave and enslaver...

On Being Colonizers

Do y’all love Tik Tok like I do? Recently on Tik Tok there’ve been a series of videos where white folks are espousing their anger because Native American and First Nation folks are referring to them as “colonizers.” They say they’re upset because they see themselves...