Love | On and Off the Court
I love Nike’s ad, “By changing nothing, she changed everything.” A brand film was released by Wieden + Kennedy Portland, an independent global advertising agency. The “Just Do It” tagline, was coined by Dan Wieden. On September 30, 2022, Dan Widen passed away. W+K Portland in partnership with Nike and Zendaya honored Serena Williams as a…
30 Things To Know About Boundaries
Nedra Tawwab is a Licensed Therapist and New York Times Bestselling Author. Nedra’s work was recommended to me in two different settings a few weeks ago. “My philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and my gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others.” — Nedra Tawwab A lot of what I had heard and read is people struggle with communicating their boundaries. My struggle is that when I communicate my…
Same High School As The Trailblazers
John Muir High School Alumni include Jackie & Mack Robinson, Octavia Butler, a long list of athletes, and Hall of Famers. I’m proud to be a John Muir Alum. On April 15, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers spent the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day honoring the baseball legend’s courage…
Freedom Is What We Name It
“Dicen los cientificos que estamos hechos de átomos, pero a mí me dijo un pajarito que estamos hechos de historias” — Eduardo Galeano “Scientists say we are made up of atoms, but a little birdie told me that we are made up of stories.” — Eduardo Galeano
The Power of Journaling
What do Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Maya Angelou, Oprah, and Andy Warhol all have in common? Each of them kept a journal to record their experiences throughout their life. I will walk you through: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs What is Journaling? Writing Does Not Replace Therapy What Are the Benefits…
My Family Migration Story
What is you or your family’s migration start point? On my mother’s side, my grandparents were born in Guyana. My grandmother was born in Whim. My grandfather was born in Bath Settlement. They met in Whim, Guyana. My grandfather was a police officer for about two years before meeting my…
Imagine being with someone who loves the shit out of you And doesn’t make you feel like you owe them anything. Imagine focusing on you so hard that the seeds you planted Grew to feed you and your family. Imagine seeing more of the world to give to. Imagine feeling so good that you can Give, give, and give and still feel full and replenished. Imagine a space you’ve created and curated Where you can trust the people around you
Imagine being with someone who loves the shit out of you
And doesn’t make you feel like you owe them anything.
Imagine focusing on you so hard that the seeds you planted
Grew to feed you and your family.
Imagine seeing more of the world to give to.
Imagine feeling so good that you can
Give, give, and give and still feel full and replenished.
Imagine a space you’ve created and curated
Where you can trust the people around you
When you aren’t 100%.
-Written July 2, 2019
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10 Quotes To Inspire You To Write
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