Life isn’t a race. It’s a marathon. Any goal takes time to achieve. But what happens when your life starts with a bad home environment. No family support (or minimal) or the home life is all about survival. Goals are secondary. Basic needs come first. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Motivation As we look at … More Strive for Excellence No Matter Where You Start in Life
It’s Friday! Yeah! 🎊 🎉 😃 You survived another stressful week of work and/or school. It’s time to have some fun and de-stress. I had teens and young adults in mind when I thought of these activities, but I think they’d be fun for even “adults.” (I say “adults” because some of us are always … More Fun Friday: 5 Activities to Do to De-stress
I came across a super intelligent & sweet girl’s blog, Maddie, who said “potential” is a bad word. This made me curious. She has a great argument for why using the word “potential” can seem bad. In essence, her point is that when you are told you have “potential,” there is an immediate fear of … More Potential and Passion
In this technology era we live in, where there is instant access to social media, texting, images, and anything you can get your hands on, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. Your head can race with questions making you wonder: Are you good enough? Do I look like that airbrushed model who is as … More Are You Good Enough?
Do you like books, movies or both?
I recently read The Book Thief and watched the movie. I discuss which one I prefer and why. My eleven-year-old daughter, Xayla, tells us if she prefers books, movies, or both and why. What do you prefer?
I also reveal my critique partner / literary twin. 🙂 … More The Book Thief: Book or Movie?
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
Road trips can be boring, but not when you have a hilarious, singing Korean mom and teenage son to take silly pictures. Here is a glimpse of our fun California road trip to visit UCLA, USC, and Cal State Long Beach. Meet Mama K and silly Kobi again. I’ll post about our college visits soon! … More Hilarious Korean Singing Mom and Silly Teen are All You Need for a Road Trip