Happy Memorial Day: I wished we lived in a world of peace.

On the last Monday of May, American’s celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. My father served in the U.S. Airforce.  Here is a picture of my buff 💪 sister, my father, and I at the beach in Miami, Fl. I’m grateful for his service to … More Happy Memorial Day: I wished we lived in a world of peace.

Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

I was asked by Mahriya with MyBookyLife to participate in a spreading positivity and smiles post. This great positivity #SpreadSmiles idea originated from Sasha @ The Stylish Dreamer. It is a contest. You can enter here, but I am not concerned with winning anything. I am super excited about sharing positivity and smiles any chance … More Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics

My oldest son, Kobi, talked to me about the Texas police shootings first thing this morning. This made me reflect on the situation.

The odds are not in favor for Blacks, Hispanics, or minorities in general, but this doesn’t mean we have to keep adding to the statistics. Create your future. Overcome the odds. Violence against violence is not the answer. I beat many odds to get my PhD. It wasn’t easy, but I’m glad I took that road instead of many other roads that would have led me to become another statistic. … More Blacks and Minorities Can Overcome Statistics