Year: 2011

See ya 2011 and HELLO 2012

Count down to 2012 (part 2) The past is over, the future has not happened yet and the only time is right now…the present…. So many things have happened blessings and upsets but no matter what- it is time for

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7 Principles of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African American & Pan-African celebrated holiday. However, in my opinion every one can benefit from this holiday.  Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means “First” and signifies the first fruits of the harvest, celebrated from December 26

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Dress for the part

I have been holding out on this topic.  Today I realized I just have to get it out. People it is time for you to take ownership over your appearance! First impressions do matter, they do count and they can say

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Attitude

“Do you feel the world is treating you well? If your attitude toward the world is excellent, you will receive excellent results. If you feel so-so about the world, your response from the world will be average. Feel badly about

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Countdown to 2012

Now that we are into December 2011, this year is soon coming to a close. I like to use this last month of the year to reflect on what I have done and have not done. What did you accomplish

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Can you forgive

Is it possible to forgive someone for hurting you even if the hurt is beyond what you consider the unthinkable, unacceptable and unforgivable?  Although difficult, it can be done. Often times we are hurt by the actions of another who

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Dear Shawna

Dear Shawna, I just recently became engaged to my boyfriend of 3 yrs. We currently live together and all is going well for us. I read in your bio that you are married with children and have been married for

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Dear Shawna

Dear Shawna, I have a 16 yr old daughter and she is currently dating another 16 yr old female. My initial reaction to this was I was upset. This is not a life style I agree with and I love my

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Slow down…

  Last night, I became mentally moved by watching an Oprah’s Life Class episode (on OWN-Oprah Winfrey Network).  The main message: we all need to slow down. We are all moving too fast and not living in the present moment.

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Validation

I have been thinking about how to approach this topic.  It is something that does not sit well with me sometimes. I often hear some people say “I do not want anyone to validate me because I validate myself”…”I do

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Dear Shawna

Dear Shawna, I have 2 teenage daughters and they are out of control. I am at a lost of how to make them respect me and adults period. They cut classes and do not want to go to school. They

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Thank you

Often we do not tell people thank you, why? Most of us have a passion or dream of something because of someone we know, knew, love or loved. We remember that we did not say thank you once or enough

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Frustration…

I have to admit that I can become easily frustrated…I too am a work in progress. There is a running joke in my home that I am hyper and I get “hype” easy. My kids say it and my husband

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Stop being so damn predictable…

No one should know your every move…if you wear your hair a certain way…change it up…if you wear the same color combinations often….switch it up…If you often drive home to and from work the same way…drive a different route-create a

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WII FM My Favorite Radio Station at work and in my life….

You never heard of this radio station?? Tune into What’s In It For Me…that’s right…that is the station that should always be playing in your head at work and every aspect of your life. So many people get wrapped up

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