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Who is Quincy Jones?

Last week, I was washing clothes and preparing for my vacation this week. My usual habit is to watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, or catch up on my Netflix shows while doing housework or packing. I came across Quincy, a documentary about the life of the legendary Quincy Jones. I was both captivated and…

Three Takeaways from Lil Jon’s African Philanthropy

If you logged into any social media accounts over the weekend, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard Atlanta rapper Lil’ Jon has built a kindergarten in Ghana, West Africa. And if you’re like me, you probably had one of three reactions: What! Okaaaaay! Yeaaaaah! Dave Chappelle has trained us well. In all seriousness, I…

7 Ways to Live Within Your Means and Not Feel Limited

Last month I shared the importance of saving money to assist with getting started on the road to financial freedom. This month, we’ll focus on living within means without feeling too restricted. When you feel financially limited, it can result in poorer financial decision-making. Here are 7 strategies you can implement to start living and spending within…


Nikki is a 35 year-old Chief Financial Officer from New Orleans, LA.  Growing up with a sick parent, she learned early on the importance and value of a strong work ethic.

Empower Your Vision 2017

Everybody talks about the importance of having a vision for your life, but how do you create that vision?  I took to FB Live to tell you how.  Press play to find out. Be well.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and the Pursuit of Happiness

I had the pleasure of providing the keynote address for the Louisiana Mental Health Counselors’ Association Luncheon at the 2016 Louisiana Counseling Association’s annual conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The conference theme was “Diversity is the Spice of Life”, and it was important to me that I used this opportunity, speaking with a body of…

Tune In To You

Life is an amazing and complex journey.  Just when you think you have it all figured out, something new comes along that completely rocks your world.  It can be difficult to find your way back when it seems as though gravity has suspended and the contents of your life are perched in air; free-falling into…

Motivation and Emotion