Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings 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

Chef Chad Cherry on Serving the Community and the Obamas

Chef Chad Cherry
Photo courtesy of Red Bull Amaphiko Academy

Access to quality food is a serious issue in this country.  In some communities you can walk a few blocks to a fast food restaurant, but have to travel miles to reach a grocery store. 

Chef Chad Cherry is the  founder of Chef Kulture, a company based in Ft. Lauderdale that educates the community about healthy eating and is fighting food disparities in low-income areas.

Cherry was one of the few chosen to be part of the Red BullAmaphiko Academy for social entrepreneurs.

He talks to Cocoa Fly podcast host Jenee Darden about the health scare that changed his diet and how former Pres. Obama hooked him up. 

Photo Courtesy of Red Bull Amaphiko Academy