Ready, Set, Action! Interviewing Seko Shamte

In a post I wrote a while back I mentioned being surrounded by some phenomenal women. One of these women is an old friend I was honestly kinda jealous of, back in sixth grade. She was cool, dynamic, and knew the lyrics to all the songs! (LOL) Our Cameroonese teacher would bring up a song…

Outcasts, Refugees, & Giving Thanks

I just came across this again. It must be time to post it. Some events are no longer current, but the point is still the same. On November 26, 2015, here in the USA there was a celebration. It is called Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated by many Americans as a day when the ‘Injuns and…

When We Don’t Hear Our Veggies Scream

Okay, so from the post title you might think I am all for eating meat. The truth is that I have gone through phases in my life in which I have eaten it and in which I haven’t. Of course, after watching a biased ‘Be a vegetarian’ documentary, nobody wants to eat meat…except for fish,…

Eating in India

Some time ago I came across a written source that read about paying attention to my food while I eat. It was a physical health article and it referred to how when I stop other activities and actually focus on the food I am eating, that my brain recognizes this activity, that I am ingesting…

First We Meditate, Then We Go for Tea

India is synonymous with architecture & temples, spiritual journeying, curries & spices, beautiful textiles, and of course chai. There is so much more to India than these few things, but it cannot all be told in a short story. Even with writing a long, well-written report, full of spirit and heart, you might feel some of…

The Seat Next To Her

While looking at photographs for a current project I came across this photo. It made me think. This is one of many women by whom I am surrounded who are intelligent, beautiful, dynamic, fun, and overall wonderful. I have also noticed that most of the women around me are really strong women. They have their own…

Milofy: THE App For Couples. You’re Welcome.

A week or so ago I had the sweet pleasure of speaking with Arshya Lakshman, a beautiful soul, brilliant person, and creator & CEO of Milofy, who also is the first interviewee for my Young & Successful Women Series! We had an extensive conversation in which she answered my questions in detail, and showed her…

When The Orange Spoke of Life

I just ate an orange. A cara cara navel orange. I now have strings from its flesh stuck between my teeth. This made me think of how an orange is (supposedly) a good thing. While I ate it, it was scrumptious. So, it was good for me and delicious. I now have these orange filaments stuck…

Reflections By the Water

This past weekend a dear friend picked me up and we went to the beach to recharge. There is just something about water that feels like a conduit to reconnect to creation, and to the inner self; it feels pretty amazing. As we were there we just hung out, talked to the kids for a…

Pretzel In Pretzel Out: Yoga for the Mind

The last thing I felt like doing today was a physical workout. I thought about painting, writing, working on my vision board, meditating…but my mind is saying “no” to everything. Well, it isn’t that it’s saying “no”, but it’s more like I don’t know what it’s saying. It feels chaotic in there; in my mind….

Oh Wow! Am I Running?

I should state, from the get-go, that I am not a runner. I am a jogger and a hiker. I state so proudly! 🙂 This is why I had to share this experience with you. It may be a bit longwinded, but it’s because I believe we can keep surprising ourselves with unexpected successes and wish that you may…

Potty Training The Boy

  We all know that all this….. Leads to some pooping! While you (or your wife was) were pregnant with a boy you may have come across at least one person who said: “Yeah…potty training boys is hard!”, or: “be ready to be peed on at every diaper change” or something along those lines. You…