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…

India Arie Honors Brown Skin





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I needed to hear this today. Brown skin deserves some extra love in these tense times.

This song was music to my ears and my body when it first came out. India Arie's salute to brown skin was so forward, sexy, empowering and outright beautiful. When you're putting vaseline or lotion on your body, do it mindfully. Take your time and admire your brown skin, your black skin, your tan skin. Whatever hue of brown God wrapped you in lovingly, admire it. Feel it. See how it shines when it's all moisturized. Play this song for your lover and give him or her the pleasure of admiring your brown skin.



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