The Year of Your Perspective Bank

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle | No Comments
The Year of Your Perspective Bank

  At our core, I believe each of us operates according to our perspective. Our beliefs, judgments, actions, inactions, fears, loves, desires and infatuations are founded in our perspective. Each of us has an perspective bank full of experiences that happened to us or that we specifically sought out. We don’t choose the environment we […]

We Shall Wait No Longer | In Honor of MLK

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments
We Shall Wait No Longer | In Honor of MLK

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We honor Dr. King for championing the American Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Dr. King proved that patient, non-violent resistance is paramount to achieving peace and equality. Since August 9th when Darren Wilson took the life of 18 year […]

Let Love Rule | An Account of Activism

Let Love Rule | An Account of Activism

What exactly does it mean to be an activist? I don’t believe there is any hard and fast definition or expectation. What I am describing here is a lifestyle of activism, largely because that is what it has always been for me. But anyone can be an activist, no matter your cause or the frequency […]

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | This is America

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | This is America

Part III of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” A wave of protests and discussions has swept across the nation as a result of the decision of the Grand Jury to not indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. When I look across my Twitter feed, I see post after post of peaceful protests […]

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | Environment Matters

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | No Comments
Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | Environment Matters

Part II of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” Before diving into today’s racial issues, it’s important to understand the dynamics that have contributed to the environment in which black Americans have been raised. Since it’s inception, America was developed through the bloodshed of millions of American Indians, to the extent that their race […]

Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | The Threat of Nuance

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Activism, Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 17 Comments
Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality | The Threat of Nuance

Part I of “Ferguson Unleashes a Movement for Racial Equality” The shooting of Michael Brown (18), an unarmed black teenager, by Darren Wilson (28), a police officer, on August 9th has served as a wakeup call rippling from America to London. On Sunday November 23rd, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in Cleveland […]

The Revolution Begins

The Revolution Begins

I’ve been studying the concept of ubuntu, a South African philosophy, since I was about 15 years old. The ancient philosophy posits that we are all intrinsically connected, unable to reach our full human potential as individuals. We can only manifest our truest, most enlightened selves through consistent interaction with other humans. I’ve detailed my […]

Clear Eyes & Open Hearts

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Lifestyle | 3 Comments
Clear Eyes & Open Hearts

In 2006, I gave away everything I owned, left my partnership at the private equity firm and transplanted myself to Rwanda. I wanted to reinvent myself through new experiences and become more of who I wanted to be. To say that my time in East Africa {Rwanda, DRC, Uganda, Kenya} involved some difficult times would […]

Second Hand Stress

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Lifestyle | 2 Comments
Second Hand Stress

When someone has an anger problem, it’s viewed as socially inacceptable. Perhaps counseling is in order. The same goes for someone that is obese, struggling with substances, smoking or nail biting. Each is a symptom of an emotionally based habit stemming from an imbalance. Habits are choices, no matter the circumstances. We choose to indulge […]

What Are You Working For?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Lifestyle, Philanthropy | 2 Comments
What Are You Working For?

I’ve always viewed my work, whatever it may be, as my art. It’s my contribution to the world. I’m going to give my best because I care, regardless of how it’s received. I care that it’s done well and that it serves someone else well or brings them some joy. I’ve never been motivated solely […]