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August 28, 2019

STAND STILL: REVISITED

Recently, a kind reader of this website came across a quote that I posted in 2014. That quote, “Stand still. The trees ahead and the bush beside you are not lost,” was misattributed to Albert Einstein (the internet is not always a reliable place to source quotes!), so I thank Sara Wright for calling that - Read More -

HMAAC
March 2, 2019

SHE DID THAT!

It was my sincere honor to be present in Houston, Texas for the She Did That! event celebrating African-American women entrepreneurs this past week. I met so many incredible women, and I loved being surrounded by such incredible Art at the amazing Houston Museum of African-American Culture (HMAAC)! That my books could be among such - Read More -

Get Free
February 21, 2019

GET FREE: NOW AVAILABLE!

Get Free: 7 Simple Steps to Free Your Mind & Live Your Dreams is now available! (Details: here) Launching a new book is exciting and overwhelming! There are so many details to consider, websites to update, and outlets to market to. Sometimes it seems that the tasks will never be done! But step-by-step, and bit-by-bit, everything - Read More -

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February 10, 2019

THE PLAGUE OF PERFECTION

When I notice a minor typo in an email I’ve just sent, I have to continually tell myself to let it go. When I find a typo in a social media post, I immediately edit it. These things don’t really matter, but I still want to get them right. I think about these small mistakes - Read More -

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November 16, 2018

EVERYTHING THAT I EXPECTED, NOTHING THAT I EXPECTED

When I traveled to Thailand, I had expected to stay at the Lamai Muay Thai Camp and train daily. I did that. I expected the become physically stronger. I did. And I expected to meet good people. Another check mark. On the basic levels, my month-long stay in Thailand went exactly as I expected. But as I - Read More -

seven lives manuscript
April 14, 2018

FEELING OVERWHELMED

I feel like every stage of writing my latest book has been overwhelming. I’m even taking a break to write this post because I feel overwhelmed haha I don’t know that what I’m about to write will help with the feeling, but I hope to look back on this post one day and laugh about - Read More -

writer's life
April 9, 2018

ABOUT WRITING AND ART

I fell into writing. I never thought that I would be a writer full time! My college degrees are in Engineering and Business, and I figured that I’d find some way to parlay that into a long career in Business, Law, or something else that would allow me to take over the world…you know, the - Read More -

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March 13, 2018

COMPLETION

The journey to complete my third book, Seven Lives, has been both thrilling and exhausting! I set a personal goal for myself, sometime in January, that I wanted to finish the manuscript within a year of starting. Here’s a bit about how that went ;) Outwardly, this goal seemed achievable. I started the book on March - Read More -

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February 1, 2018

ALL THE WORLD IS A GAME

I am so privileged to live on a remote island in a situation where I have no real problems. And if there are “problems”…they are self created. Like maybe I didn’t eat enough…or I should have done laundry…or I have a headache from spending too much time editing my book. I have a poverty of desires, - Read More -

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February 23, 2017

FROM THE BLUR

This morning, social media reminded me that on this day, three years ago, I was in China. I still remember looking out of the window from my hotel room in Kunshan to see this disgusting pollution. I definitely did not want to get up or go outside. I don’t know if I have ever admitted - Read More -

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