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…

Real Talk About Anxiety


I host two awesome podcasts, Cocoa Fly and Mental Health and Wellness Radio. I love them both and they're a lot of fun to do. I hosted a show about anxiety disorder for MHWR, and we kept it real. I mean real, real.  I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which actually comes in handy in my field since I'm always on deadline. But it can also be a problem sometimes. I spoke about this with TheGrio.com journalist Jay Scott Smith and Dr. Eugenie Hsu, a psychologist in Berkeley, Calif.

It was a great, great discussion. Jay and I talked about our own challenges, Houston Rockets player Royce White, triggers and Digital Underground. Yes, the Humpty Dance came up in conversation. See why I love my show?  Dr. Hsu and I talked about treatment and anxiety versus fear. It was an awesome discussion. Give it a listen.



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