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100 Simple Ways to Be Kind

Now more than ever, the human race needs to really work on…and really be mindful of… what is needed to practice KINDNESS. Kindness is not a new or novel word. But at a time when our planet seems to be in constant turmoil, I feel all of us need to go the extra mile in […]

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Being Genuine: Candid Conversations about Race

Recently, I was lucky enough to have this thoughtful email appear in my inbox. Hi Deedee, I wondered if I could ask for your advice? Amy and I would like to responsibly and sensitively address the protests and the need for white people to educate themselves with books. We were thinking about inviting a black […]

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Supporting Black-Owned Bookstores

Post COVID-19 and the amplification on #BlackLivesMatter, I had read that independently-owned bookstores were flourishing after nearly being ignored into extinction. I think that speaks to the heart, dedication, uniqueness, and passion of the owners who have fought to keep these much-needed parts of communities afloat. Despite all of the setbacks that 2020 has offered, […]

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Racism undermines mental health. Here’s what we can do

“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans…It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. Get […]

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Mental Health Matters: Navigating Personal Burnout During Uncertain Times

New connections and opportunities to work with others is something that I am always interested in. The fact that I am a family therapist, attorney, publisher, author, mom, and wife makes me more tuned into the chaos of the world around us in many ways. But as a mom, sister, and wife…I am struggling right […]

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Who do You Wish to Stand For? Avoiding Social Media Landmines

“Beware of Chris Columbus and folk like that…” This was a directive that I shared with my team when we were discussing branding, social media, and what I want Make A Way Media to stand for. It is a very timely topic and much-needed discussion. It is indeed a new world and I have to […]

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