Winning in the Fourth Quarter Is a State of Mind

As we enter into the last quarter of 2018 it’s easy to fall into one of two states of mind: State of Mind #1: The year is almost over and I haven’t accomplished nearly as much as I wanted to, so I’ll just wait until the New Year and begin fresh then. State of Mind […]

SUMMER’S OVER. TIME TO HEAD BACK-TO-CAREER-SUCCESS!

Self-Assessment Quiz  — TRUE  OR FALSE: My resume is up to date. I can recite my elevator pitch in my sleep. I regularly attend industry events. I have a game plan and a hit list when I get to the events. The end of summer is fast approaching. Some kids have already started back to […]

IT’S HOT OUTSIDE. BUT IS IT STILL SIZZLING IN YOUR BEDROOM?

I’m old school. I believe there is no point in reinventing the wheel if you don’t have to. And sex has been around for a really, really, really long time. Duh. So as a newlywed, I don’t need to invent new ways to keep the flames a flaming in my bedroom. Especially when I own […]

AUGUST IS A GOOD MONTH TO GO BIG OR SMALL

With the back-to-school shopping scramble coming soon, there are a lot of discount deals to be found this month. Whether you’ve got kids or not, you can take advantage of offers big ticket and small that will keep you #walletwinning. BIG TICKET TAKERS Car buyers rejoice   With dealers trying to make room for incoming […]

DON’T GO TONE-DEAF WITH YOUR EMAILS

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: An email is not an opportunity to make a first impression. How I sound in an email isn’t important; everyone knows what I mean. Punctuation and grammar are for formal letters, not email. When it comes to communicating something important at work, I’m still a believer in picking up […]

MENOPAUSE AND THE BENEFITS OF F**K WATER

Yep, hold onto your Spanx. We’re going there again, ladies. You know I like to keep it real, and menopause is the real deal. Holler if you hear me! Sex is an important part of a relationship, right? Well, when you’re going through menopause, sometimes the thought of sex can be the farthest thing from […]

DON’T BE A GOSSIP GIRL

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ TRUE or FALSE: I have allies at work and in return, I am an ally, too. I keep my ear to the ground so that I’m aware of office goings on. I know the difference between good gossip and bad gossip. Do you gossip, girl? Let’s be honest, we all gossip. Especially […]

MARTHA’S VINEYARD – BLACK FOLK’S STYLE

Located just seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is a true summer getaway destination. To get to this affluent island actually takes some doing. (Yes, a ferry can be involved.) But once you land on this magical place, life is so peacefully grand. We started going there about three or four years […]

GET DOWN IN SEXY SUMMER COVER-UPS

Being at the pool in your backyard is so different from being at the pool while on vacation. Am I right? At home, who cares if your cheeks are hanging out a bit and jiggle with every wiggle. When you’re at the resort, suddenly you want to cover UP!  The first step is that we […]

RELATIVE STRANGERS – HOW TO GET TO KNOW YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS AGAIN

I’ll never forget that time at our annual family picnic I said to a cousin nonchalantly, “Hey, we should get together and go to lunch!” After a dead pause, she said, “Why? We don’t know each other anymore.” Wow! I swear that hurt my feelings as much as if we were kids again and she […]