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To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.

To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What’s Your Secret Sauce?

Alive. That was my word for 2021… and in it, I’m finding my secret sauce. What’s yours? I’m committed to being in constant conversation with life. Always questioning, always learning – half curious kid, half audacious explorer, half undaunted life alchemist. 150% ALIVE. So as we start the new year,…..

5 Myths About Digital Technology in Africa

Africa has a lot to offer – just another reason to take off our blinders. Here are some myths that keep us from truly connecting. #1. Africa is for Low-Skilled Labor The Fourth Industrial Revolution is initiating immense change, driven by digital forces which are expected to shape the next…..

Holding Hope

The current state of world events is heart-wrenching, from the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the devastation following the massive earthquake in Haiti, and the relentless global spread of the COVID-19 delta variant to the political polarity and incessant misinformation in its wake. Holding hope that the pain today brings a…..


Today I get to celebrate four decades of being alive on this amazing planet! I am so grateful for all the people who have been a part of my journey (you know who you are!) and everything that helps me live with a greater understanding and respect for life. For…..

Be Bold.

Dare to believe. Dare to believe in something hopeful. Dare to believe in something worth feeling so intensely, something that fuels your purpose, your passion. Dare to believe in something that lights up your world and illuminates your path with its powerful flame. Be Bold. Click To Tweet Dare to…..

4 Communication Barriers Curtailing Your Success

Good communication is essential to strong relationships. Communication is the glue that holds together relationships, families, and friendships. Also at work, communication is one of the most important skills. It’s often the difference between a project succeeding or failing – or even a business floundering or thriving. Yet most of…..

How to Be Happy

Here’s a brilliant message about being happy. It’s a loose English translation of  “Palco de vida” attributed to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) not Pope Francis as some online posts claim.  I hope it inspires you and helps you find the renewal of HOPE, HEALTH, and LOVE. Happy Easter…..

It’s time for rebirth!

Birth is absolutely beautiful. It’s often a magical moment that comes right after tremendous pain. It’s a moving powerful mix of possibility, agony, and tenderness. So is rebirth. It’s time for rebirth! Although metamorphosis can be painful at times, it’s restorative and renewing in the biggest ways. Click To Tweet Now…..

How to Find CALM in Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, we all become entangled by conflict in our personal and professional lives. In the workplace, clashes with coworkers might erupt because of disagreement on strategy, interpersonal friction, mishandled responsibilities, etc. Even with family and friends, conflicts will arise…..

What’s Your State?

Get in a beautiful state. If we’ve learned anything in the last year, it’s that life is uncertain – and that it’s up to each of us to choose what our experiences mean. Remember: life is happening for you, not to you. It’s time to call upon the best parts…..