How many times do you sit amongst a group of people- a classroom, a boardroom, the family dinner table, a prayer group and not speak up? Do you think to yourself "they don't need to hear what I think", "people have heard it all before", "it would just be better if I wasn't here"? It's … Continue reading The Freedom Series Part 3: Use Your Voice
Here's an article I just read from latinafatale.com: "I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look … Continue reading Talking to Little Girls
Wisdom can be gleaned from everybody, so long as you possess a willing heart to learn and grow. Everybody has grown up differently and had different experiences. These have taught us values to uphold that may not make logical sense to someone without such experiences, but they remain true nonetheless, and still valid. We are … Continue reading Wisdom From The Mouth of Another.
Love and Power change the world Love and power are perfect in harmony. They must always come together. Love is powerful. Yet power has to be loving. Many people believe a lot of this world's problems and discrimination would end if we all just loved each other. People get afraid of what they don't … Continue reading Love and Power
Warning: This post has nothing to do with that movie! I love watching people. I also love to watch them bloom. But "bloom" is such a feminine word, and men grow in to their element too! So here's something hopefully more in their language: No man needs to be fixed or changed by a woman. … Continue reading A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
You know how special you are? Probably not. So I'm telling you now. Your hands alone tell you how special you are. No one else shares your finger print, no one else has your face, no one else has your body shape, your laugh, your voice, your teeth. Not to mention: nobody has your … Continue reading You Is Important
Modernism = The more "out there" the better. In this cluttered world, you have to really be different to stand out from the crowd and get noticed. Modernism is edgy. I suppose it's fair enough to want to change and improve old styles and eras that now feel outdated. It is also, liberating to take … Continue reading Getting Edgy