The Weight you Really need to Lose

Season's Greetings to you all, but... Can I just say your girl is feeling FABULOUS?!! What I'm about to announce is proof positive of the importance of prioritizing yourself first and then serving second. I woke up this morning energized, (coffee is still brewing, lol), rested, and fueled up. I checked the scale which has been going down every day…

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Depression, Suicide, and the Holidays

Today I have mixed emotions. I am so happy for all the amazing things happening in my life right now, especially things coming to fruition that have been years in the making. At the same time, my heart is heavy and grieves. As a child abuse survivor who grew up in a family generationally plagued by mental illness, I know…

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How Thanksgiving Made Me Reflect on Death

This Thanksgiving hits differently for various reasons. I can focus on the loved ones that are gone, including one in particular, making this our first Thanksgiving without her. I can focus on perceived losses and goals not yet fulfilled. But what really made me cry this morning... Over the past few days, all I can think about is the surgeon…

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Is It Time for You to “Come Out?”

Disclaimer: This blog post is not 100 percent devoted to sexuality or #LGBTQIA, but both provide the perfect framework for this train of thought. If you feel confined, restricted, or if you are living a lie and you want to break free, this article is especially for you.I have had to make a lot of hard choices this year; honestly,…

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Nothing is a fluke & neither is your success

Everyone feels like they could and should be doing more, even when they are exhausted. If you have hit your goals, you're looking at the next level. If you haven't reached your goals, especially financial, you feel that you should be working harder even though you're already burning the candle at both ends. The reality? You are probably on the…

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One Must Have for all Authors & Creatives!

This is a MUST HAVE especially for authors, writers, business owners, and creators! The truth is this powerful resource is not new, but has been around for years and Google offers it to you for free. It is important to know what your industry is saying, what your audience is saying, and the conversations being had so you know how to pivot…

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The Fruition Publishing™ Advantage

Have you ever felt like you were far removed from your publisher and book project? Have you paid a publisher who promised all the bells and whistles, only to feel like you lost money and were taken advantage of? Or perhaps a publisher helped you publish your book, but then you were left wondering, “Now what?” If you relate to…

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The Audacity of Inhumanity

I am a pretty even-kilter person, but current events have me flaming mad. I can no longer remain silent, and what is a blatant level of injustice, homophobia, and inhumanity. And, for me, it is personal on so many levels. First, the Florida Senate has me so incensed with the passing of the "Don't Say Gay Bill." There are no…

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I’m in LOVE!

Although I’m a transparent person, I keep parts of my life private. But today, I want to share this with my tribe: I’m in LOVE! Now I know that Valentine’s Day hits everyone differently. I hope you feel a big warm hug from me if you feel lonely, depressed, or missing someone near and dear to you but is no…

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It’s official: I am one of the WEALTHIEST Women in the World!

As my family and I brace for a minor snowstorm, I am reflecting on the awesomeness of my life. If there are any bragging rights, I brag on the awesomeness of God because everything else defies reason. When I think about even the events of today, I was thinking about the awesomeness of being able to look across the globe…

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