September, 2015

Starrdust: Wisdom Of The Waking Journey

Welcome to the next best day of your life. Here and now is where your life is happening anyway, so we may as well intend it to be the best day we have lived yet – awake, mindful, and present to the fullness of each arising moment. Doing…

“Catalyze – Revitalize – Transform!”

I remember Jihad S. Rashid. He was one of the twin brothers that lived around the corner from me in Englewood, a Chicago community. I remember his smile. Even then, Rashid had a positive aura. While connecting  some 40+ years later, we reminisced about the beauty of community…

If I were Wise…

If I were Wise… I would say that today is simply the best day of my life without giving any thought to what could happen. If I were Wise… I would see myself with the eyes of God and swell with pride when I look upon every scar…

Church, Necessary or Not?

After a recent family outing and subsequent barbecue, my five children and I held a brief “Mom and sibling meeting.” Focused initially on how, with our busy lives, we maintain close bonds as family, supporters and most importantly, friends. We aired our concerns, and eventually came up with…

Wisdom: A Picture is Worth…

  – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in LA.  Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001….

Jozmos: “Experience Will Give You Wisdom”

“Experience Will Give You Wisdom” is a quote from Yogi Tea.  It is one of those little joyous sayings attached to each bag of tea. That one jumped out at me one day as I was making my early morning cup of green tea. Profound thoughts arose of…

Goin’ In: Road Trip to Sapelo Island

    Late last year, I had a session with the renown Dagara elder, author, and teacher, Malidoma Patrice Some’. He prescribed an island location for the last leg of my well-being ritual.  Immediately, I thought, “I’m Caribbean bound!”   After all, I had resided on St. Maarten for…

Wisdom For/From Motherhood

If wisdom were a person, place or thing, I would have found it long ago. But according to Mr. Webster’s definition, wisdom is “knowledge gained over years of experience; the natural ability to understand things other people can’t, and knowledge of what is proper or reasonable; good sense…

Don’t Settle for Mediocrity

True success in life can only come by not settling for mediocrity. We should always strive to achieve and get the most out of life that we possibly can. It is only when we push ourselves and give it all we’ve got that we can then give ourselves…

Garden Spices is Kinetic

(Kinetic: of, relating to, or resulting from motion; (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.)   Miami-born mother, performance artist and businesswoman ‘Kinetic‘ embodies her name completely: this woman is always in motion. When she’s not running Kinetic Beauty Salon, performing around town, or laying…