It has not been pretty.   In reality, it has been the complete opposite of pretty. It has been overwhelmingly ugly. What’s that? It is my attitude. It is my feelings about myself. It is my angst about turning a year older.   You see, today is my birthday.   Normally,...

It finally happened.   It’s been a few months (or maybe even a few weeks or maybe a few years) since you’ve walked across the stage to Elgar’s graduation staple, ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’ to earn that coveted piece of paper: your degree. You’ve searched (maybe even frantically)...

If I had a bitcoin every time I hear the words brand or branding, then I'd be an Internet trillionaire. Seriously.   Branding is so seductive these days that now everybody who is anybody claims to be focused on 'building a brand.'   For me, I always equate branding...

My friend Kivoli is essentially a recluse. I tell her this often. Yet even though she prefers solitude or intimate settings over the spotlight, she occasionally shares a gem of wisdom so simple and so profound it makes me want to push her to center stage. Now...

I LOVE red velvet cupcakes. I especially love the red velvet cupcakes from the Cupcake Collection in Nashville. So, imagine my surprise when Mignon Francois, owner and CEO of the Cupcake Collection, offered me free red velvet cupcakes and I did not take her up on the...

I am the type of person that always has my head in the clouds.   I am always thinking internally, thinking aloud, daydreaming, and thinking of the end of things before I begin them. I’m the type of person who starts something with a very specific end...