The List: High Performing Inexpensive Make-up Brands

Makeup is one of many art mediums. It enhances personal beauty and branding when used routinely.  Getting glammed up is one of my favorite outward expressions of self-care and femininity! Listen, if a product works, it works.  There is no need to pay for a celebrity endorsement unless the makeup outperforms other less expensive brands.…Read more The List: High Performing Inexpensive Make-up Brands

Three Things I Learned From My First Comic-con Experience

My husband is one of them. I knew that he read comic books while growing up and still most enjoys the superhero action movie genre. It was only recently that I discovered the genius that he was about to employ once he joined an elite group of peers. The meeting place was our city's Comic-Con.…Read more Three Things I Learned From My First Comic-con Experience

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

So I am working on developing my sense of humor. I can be a deep thinker, and have learned over the years to value meaningful, focused study.  There are so many health benefits attributed to laughter and lightheartedness that we can't ignore its importance. How do those of us who's Netflix list consists of documentaries bring…Read more Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Lady’s Practical Guide To Visiting Smithsonian’s New NMAAHC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened with great fanfare on September 24, 2016. The purpose of the museum is to document African American life, history, and culture. Like so many others, I could hardly wait to visit this 19th addition to the Smithsonian institution. My visit left me beyond impressed, moved, and greatly inspired! I am…Read more The Lady’s Practical Guide To Visiting Smithsonian’s New NMAAHC

Christmas ~ All Is Merry & Bright

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, although for many it evokes feelings of depression. Advanced stages of the blues should be brought to the attention of a counselor or physician.  For those who simply feel a bit melancholy as the season nears, I am going to count off a few of life's little pleasures to…Read more Christmas ~ All Is Merry & Bright

Having A Great Day

People love to say “Have a great day!” as a social pleasantry. If only it were so easy to do! Having a series of “great days” will equal a pretty good life, so it is worth some planning. Here are seven tips for being intentional about your day…  1) Start slowly~ Now that my coffee choice is decaffeinated, I think…Read more Having A Great Day

Tribute: The Day I Danced Onstage With Prince

This blog topic was scheduled in honor of Prince’s birthday, well before the music legend shocked the world by dying on April 21, 2016.  Now that his life on earth has passed, it all seems that much more surreal. In tribute, here are the events leading up to my Prince moment…  My experience resulted from a series of gifts.…Read more Tribute: The Day I Danced Onstage With Prince

When Life Gets Uncomfortable

Who doesn't like to be comfortable?  Fresh bed linens still warm from the clothes dryer, soft and cozy lounge wear, or maybe lemon tea in a favorite mug...  I could name one thousand comforts, but we all have days that bring news accompanied by dark clouds. I had one of those days earlier this year.  No one wants…Read more When Life Gets Uncomfortable

Adventure Time ~ The Dr. Oz Show

This time last year I was packing for my first nationally syndicated television show appearance. Like most of my epic adventures, the opportunity came randomly. A celebratory visit to see family in New York City during a peak airfare priced weekend left me with two extra days to occupy myself in Manhattan. After all, it is typically…Read more Adventure Time ~ The Dr. Oz Show

Nutritional Balance

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, balance is defined as the ability to keep things steady.  I continue to seek balance in every sense of the word.  For many people, body weight is one of the most challenging areas to keep steady.  My weight management journey continues… During adolescence, a super high metabolism allowed me to eat…Read more Nutritional Balance