Do something. Blame no one. Make no excuses.


I was visiting my son Axel this week-end in Tallahassee, FL., when I saw a poster tapped on his wall with these slogans: Do something. Blame no one. Make no excuses. First, I made a selfie and asked him about the poster which exhibits a photo of the new coach Willie Taggart known in theContinue reading “Do something. Blame no one. Make no excuses.”

The guilt complex


We have within us, between our ears, a simple thing called conscience which teaches us there’s a right and wrong approach to life. We know when we act contrary to our conscience we feel guilty, and this feeling impacts negatively our thoughts. This behavior bestows upon us what author David Schwartz called the guilt complexContinue reading “The guilt complex”

Tell your stories to connect and dicover: no shame, no blame!


I attended City Speaks, a storytelling event, last night in Pompano Beach, Florida, which reminds me, back in the days in my homeland  Haiti, when my dad used to gather us together, just to tell us stories. Sometimes, they were folktales of Bouki and Malis, the villain and the smart; and other times it was justContinue reading “Tell your stories to connect and dicover: no shame, no blame!”

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying


Bronnie Ware, an author who worked in palliative care, wrote “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.” They are: 1.- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2.- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. 3.- I wish I had the courageContinue reading “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”

Build confidence, destroy fear, and live the life you want. No regrets!


The following notes are from The Magic of Thinking Big, an outstanding self-development book, published by Dr. David Schwartz. Fear is real. Fear is psychological. It’s success enemy No 1. Fear stops people from capitalizing on opportunity; fear wears down physical vitality; fear actually makes people sick, causes organic difficulties, shortens life; fear closes your mouthContinue reading “Build confidence, destroy fear, and live the life you want. No regrets!”

An intentional conversation with blogger, and singer Tara McLeod: A pleasure!


I walked in the Barnes & Nobles in Plantation, Florida, last Saturday morning, thinking in my mind, I am here for a couple of minutes, after missing an earlier appointment with a business acquaintance to discuss about leadership, life issues, and  community building to help people live the life they’ve always wanted. I would be thereContinue reading “An intentional conversation with blogger, and singer Tara McLeod: A pleasure!”

My understanding of Christian Spirituality based on the reading of “Guiding principles for a Christian Spirituality” by Michael Downey.


I understand Spirituality as a human quest to discover where we, human beings, are from, where we are going, our connection with each other, and in a large extent, our relationship with a Higher Power greater than ourselves. Therefore, Christian Spirituality is the global experience through time and space of this quest for meaning toContinue reading “My understanding of Christian Spirituality based on the reading of “Guiding principles for a Christian Spirituality” by Michael Downey.”

Confucius philosophical leadership learning: The Great Learning!


What the Great Learning teaches is: to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence. The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, an unperturbed calmness may be attained to. To that calmness there will succeed a tranquil repose.Continue reading “Confucius philosophical leadership learning: The Great Learning!”

Hell: ‘Whatever you fear most…’ an oustanding Edwidge Danticat’s folk story!


I am reading Edwige Danticat. Her recent memoir “Brother, I’m dying” is amazing. She tells her family story in poignant way. She combines her story with the story of her dad, her uncle, her countries, her travels, her neighborhood, her grandmas.to free herself, and to free us as well to tell our own story, and toContinue reading “Hell: ‘Whatever you fear most…’ an oustanding Edwidge Danticat’s folk story!”

Remember your story, carry your story, and tell your story!


“I hope that you will always remember your story, and that you will carry your story with you as proudly as I carry mine.” First Lady Michele Obama told a graduating class of 100 students, giving the commencement address to Santa Fe Indian School. She personalized the history of the African American experience, and shared her family’sContinue reading “Remember your story, carry your story, and tell your story!”