Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

Danielle Belton of BlackSnob.com on Mental Health, African Americans and Living with Bipolar Disorder

Danielle Belton
Photo from BP Magazine
One of the many things I do at my day job and love is hosting a podcast about mental health. And one of my favorite interviews is with journalist and blogger Danielle Belton of BlackSnob.com. Last summer she wrote an article for BP magazine about coming to terms with her bipolar diagnosis. Danielle was my second guest. I had a lot of fun with that interview. I know the words "fun" and "bipolar" don't seem to fit together, but mental health affects many people. Yet it's so stigmatized. And one of the goals of my show and the org I work for, is to show people that you can have quality of life with a mental health challenge.  So yes, we had a fun interview but it was very enlightening as well. Click here to listen.  Learn something and enjoy!

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