December 21, 2018

Winter solstice is a time to remind us that darkness is just as essential to life as light. We tend to glorify the light and put all emphasis towards it. There are festivals of light, light shows, light tours. There are workshops, seminars, videos, books, podcasts, TV...

July 9, 2017

“Doing good for other people is a good strategy” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Common slogans associated to the world of business are: “dog eats dog”; “survival of the fittest” or “if you’re second, you’re last”.  Images that are used are usually strong, assertive, or aggressive pi...

June 29, 2017

Ask not what your boss can do you for, ask what can you do for your boss

This mantra is imperative, whether you love your job or hate it.  Regardless if you are an entry level employee or an executive.  The reason this is so critical is that it will serve as the startin...

June 28, 2017

Head Scarves and Nipple Tassels: Life’s Juxtapositions

Life is full of many contrasts and contradictions.  For example, think of power and beauty.  I think often times we don’t correlate beauty with traditional concepts of power (tough, masculine, strong) or power with...

June 6, 2017

So, I finally decided to do some much needed  organization of my dressers and bedroom closet -- something I avoided doing for quite some time (I won't disclose in exactly how long). The end result was alarming to see: two bags full of garbage, and three bags of items t...

June 4, 2017

Donald Trump is considered one of the most powerful men in the world and despite being a controversial figure, there are three things that emerging and established leaders can learn from him: fearless leadership; uniting people; and reflection.

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