WE CREATE WITH COURAGE: December 31, 2021

May we care for ourselves through the sixth principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba. Kuumba (Creativity): creating and innovating with power, presence and purpose. LISTEN HERE PLEASE SUPPORT THE MUSIC EXCERPTED HEREBY PURCHASING IT ON i-TUNES :HYMN OF THE CHERUBIM by Pyotr Iiyich TchaikovskyMOUNTAIN HARE KRISHNA by Krishna DasBLESSING by Peter KaterPSALM 23 (SURELY GOODNESS, SURELY MERCY)and PSALM…

WE MOVE FORWARD WITH PURPOSE: December 30, 2021

May we care for ourselves through the fifth principle of Kwanzaa – Nia. Nia (Purpose): identifying and uplifting our unique purpose. LISTEN HERE Symbols of Kwanzaa include: Mazao (Crops): these crops symbolize African harvesting celebrations as well as the rewards of productivity and collective labor. Mkeka (Mat): the mat symbolizes the foundation of the African Diaspora–tradition and heritage….

WE WILL BUILD TOGETHER: December 29, 2021

May we care for ourselves through the fourth principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): building and maintaining our businesses together. LISTEN HERE 1. Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 2. Kujichagulia: Self-Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. 3….

WE ARE DETERMINED: December 28, 2021

May we care for ourselves through the third principle of Kwanzaa – Ujima. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): building and maintaining our community,solving problems together. LISTEN HERE 1. Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 2. Kujichagulia: Self-Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak…

WE ARE RIGHT JUST THE WAY WE ARE: December 27, 2021

May we care for ourselves through the second principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). Kujichagulia is defining, naming and creating and speaking for ourselves. LISTEN HERE The other days include: Umoja (Unity): maintaining unity as a family, community and race of people. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): building and maintaining our community – solving problems together. Ujamaa…

WE ARE ONE: December 26, 2021

Self-care is uplifted by the celebration of Kwanzaa today, which celebrates our African heritage. As a cab driver once told me, “we are all from the same village.” As times change, we realize that the world is now our village. May we care for ourselves through the pride, honor and respect for ourselves as we…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS – UPDATING THE BEST HOLIDAY STORIES: December 22-25, 2021

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, written and directed by David E. Talbert, choreographed by Ashley Wallen, with Madalen Mills, Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Keegan Michael Key, Justin Cornwell, Ricky Martin, Hugh Bonneville, and so many other diverse and talented cast members, is still number one on my list. Streamed on Netflix, this…

I AM EMBRACE MY AUTHENTIC SELF: December 21, 2021

“To become authentic, each of us has to develop our own leadership style, consistent with our personality and character.” Bill George, from  Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value Pressures of a society often push us to adhere to its normative style. But if we conform to a style that is not consistent…

I BEGIN WITH PEACE: December 20, 2021

“The peace that passes understanding is established within us, and it is given release when we make contact with it in our daily meditations. Like a dove, it begins to spread its wings over this entire universe.” Joel Goldsmith, from The Christmas Letters In the I AM, I feel the power of the breath and…

FORGIVENESS IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF: December 16-19, 2021

Letting go of past grudges, concerns, misdeeds, misconduct,hurt, suffering, struggle,or guilt is one of the greatest things we can do for our well-being.In fact, it’s the only way we can move forward to experience our good. Forgiveness is so fundamental to a compassionate heartthat the ancient text instructs usnot to go to the altarasking for…

AWAKEN TO MIRACLES: December 13-15, 2021

We awaken to miracles. We bathe in miracles. We rejoice in miracles. We wear miracles like sacred jewels. We send miracles to complete strangers. We dance in miracles. We prosper in miracles. We celebrate as miracles. We are complete in miracles. We let go, in forgiving miracles, and center in the power of love. LISTEN…

REACH: December 9-12, 2021

When we extend lovebeyond our usual recipients,we expand our ownterritory to the unlimitedpower of the unknownand build the unexpected connectionsof unimagined miracles.  Reach to inspire.Love to grow.Inspire to ignite.Give to build.Shift to continue. Create with the power of everyone,everything,everywhere,and yet,no one and nothingand nowhere. Can you find where loveconnects from the power of who you…