Whet the Edge

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I have been thinking about my recent blog post titled “Sharpen the Knife.” I wonder how often I put something out into the world that may be unclear, poorly written, or just overall causes confusion. I remember when I was in a summer program during high school. We were a group of about six girls and six boys, getting used … Read More

Sharpen the Knife

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A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln states: “if you give me six hours to cut down a tree, I will spend the first four hours sharpening my ax.” One of the principles in the book, The Seven Lost Secrets of Success by Joe Vitale is “Sharpen the Knife.”  For me, this means that I am constantly striving to become a … Read More

Heartbreak and Black Burnout

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The recent homicides in Milwaukee of this month have shed a striking and palpable light on the breadth and depth of actions that can result from the rising angst of this current age. I read a recent blog post titled, “This is What Black Burnout Feels like” by Tiana Clark. In the blog, she describes how “so many of us … Read More

Are you “Should-ing” Yourself?

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A recent article I read showed that only 1 in 10 overweight or obese adults who were told or encouraged to lose weight by a healthcare provider actually sought help for weight loss. Even though, studies show that those who seek help have better weight loss results and tend to keep the weight off longer than those who don’t. The … Read More

KILLING BLACK BABIES

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  Did you know: *An African American baby born in Milwaukee today has a 2 to 4 times increased risk of dying within the first year of life. *In 2017, there were 120 infants in the City of Milwaukee that died before reaching their first birthday. *Between 2013 and 2015, Wisconsin had the highest infant mortality rate for black babies in … Read More

Making the Present more Perfect

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As I think about a time I made my present more perfect, my mind goes back to a perfected past experience, when I challenged myself by doing something that really scared me. This past summer, I went to Hawaii for the first time. I gave a presentation at a medical conference. That was fun and I was happy and proud … Read More

Are You a Genius?

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A quote from Dr. Orison Swett Marden states “There is genius in persistence.” Do you sometimes get discouraged when things don’t happen as fast as you think they should? Are you working on losing weight and it seems to take forever? I often get discouraged when things don’t happen as fast as I would like. I remember when I was … Read More

Expanding Boundaries: when “Am I good Enough?” gives way to “I have had enough”

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Ever notice how people with weak boundaries tend to attract needy, non-nourishing, and soul-draining people into their lives? They may gain a secondary benefit by being the caretaker, the hero, or the “savior” to their partner or significant other. But the costs too often outweigh any potential benefit. Problems invariably arise when one of the partners either begins looking elsewhere … Read More

Journey Along the Path to Greatness

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Many people are turned off by the mundane, common, or unimaginative activities of everyday life. They easily tire of going to sleep at the same time every night, cleaning their house on a regular basis, or even staying married to the same partner year after year. In fact, many times, the reason people seek the service of a coach is … Read More