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SHOWING UP FOR IDEAS Showing Up for Ideas Lots of people pride themselves on their ability to point out the potential demise of an idea, thought, or concept.  They look at the prospect and immediately begin to break down how it’s not going to work, or how it’s not a very intelligent or viable concept.  I am…

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Deconstructing Institutionalized Racism Nixon launched the “War on Drugs” in 1969. Regan doubled down in 1984 with the “Just Say No” and DARE campaigns. Contrary to its contrived positioning, the “War on Drugs” was never designed to prevent drug trafficking or detour usage. It was designed as a mechanism for marginalizing, controlling, and oppressing people of…

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The Power of Motivated Millennials Chris Tuff is the national bestselling author of The Millennial Whisperer. His perspective on millennials, and his ability to understand and inspire them, is what earned him the title. To me, the millennial discussion a is a discussion about the future of humanity.  Chris is an identical twin. Navigating that unique…

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told I’ve had the privilege of meeting some real-life heroes over the years through my Africa, Coast Rica, and US travels. One of those heroes is Chrissie Lam, founder of the Love Is Project and The Supply Change. It all started in 2012 with a simple LOVE bracelet project collaboration with the Masaai in Kenya.…

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This is a photo of my daughter, Saorise (now 7) at about 2 yrs in Masaai land (Maai Mahiu, Kenya) while visiting Cafe Ubuntu with my man Zane Wilemon of the Ubuntu brand.  Your Life, Your Legacy Mark your calendar for June 18th!  My friend, Brenda Wright, has invited me to speak about crafting a Meaningful…

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“I have a great following and some influence, and if I’m not using it to make the world a better place, what the hell am I doing?” THE HUMANITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA THIS IS A BLOG POST THAT REFLECTS MY INTERVIEW WITH SOCIAL MEDIA GURU, BRIAN FANZO. In this episode, I have a conversation with social…

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION BEGINS WITH JOY The Environmental Revolution Begins… In my April 15th, 2019 interview with Joshua Spodek, we managed to encapsulate the essence of his message about the relationship between our values and our environmental impact. Joshua says, “the environmental revolution begins with joy”. I bet you didn’t see that one coming… I hope…

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The Empathetic Civilization The topic of economics is always on my mind. It’s what makes the world go round. Each country has its own economic agreement. Developed nations all utilize some form of Capitalism. The US has its own brand of “American Capitalism” that sets it apart from other developed nations. About 60 years ago, we left…

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Women’s March Last year my family joined the Women’s March. I believe our only path to sustainable peace, equality, and stability is to foster a society where women and girls have just as much access and opportunity to be in positions of leadership as men and boys. I spent 5 years living in Rwanda, petitioning for gender equality…

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