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Being a Human is Hard: Advice for Protecting our Mental Health

There are endless memes on social media bemoaning the difficulty of “adulting.” Adulting” (navigating your day as a grown-up) is definitely challenging at times and I’m sure I am not the only one who longs for the time when the most complicated part of our day was choosing between white or chocolate milk at snack […]

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People still need Us. We still need People

I am very blessed to have navigated these last 12+ months of COVID-19 and still have an upbeat outlook on life. I live in a nice neighborhood. I work with many people who never lost their job. In fact, (fortunately for us, but unfortunately for the world) my family and businesses continue to flourish despite […]

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A Black Queen Who Inspired This Former Princess

Determination and drive are in my DNA. I am not “built” to back down from what I believe. And I have the past and present Black Queens in my life to thank for it. Especially my beloved mom. My parents are an interracial couple who married in 1970. A climate then was nowhere near as […]

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The Decline of Empathy Thanks to a Piece of Fabric

Unbelievably, the simple act of wearing a mask has become political and another example of how empathy is on shaky ground amongst fellow human beings. How did that happen? Since when did protecting our country’s most vulnerable: the old, the young, and the immunocompromised become an infringement of personal rights? The fact that the mask […]

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Book Journey

A Christmas in July Promo Code: A fun way to gift a book to a child

Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year. Happy humans, family time, gifts, good food, and decorating…what’s not to love? So imagine how intrigued we were when we happened upon an “unofficial” holiday called Christmas in July. This online event imitates the festivities of the actual Christmas during a time when we are […]

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Listen, Talk, Have Faith: Keeping Kids Emotionally Centered During Challenging Times

June is over and many of us are preparing for a July 4th Celebration that aligns with the “new normal” of our current world. Who knew 2020 would bring such challenges?! I know of many people who (at the end of 2019) viewed “2020” as the year of “perfect vision COVID19. To wear a mask…or […]

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