JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION


Juneteenth  is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate the announcing of federal orders in Texas, on June 19, 1865, that all slaves in Texas were now free. June 19 is celebrated as Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day in 1865 that Union forces announced in Texas that slaves wereContinue reading “JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM AND LIBERATION”

EDNA LAROCHE: THE BANANA LADY


EDNA LAROCHE, is an Haitian descent media personality, a TV anchor, an executive professional, turning to baking banana breads to change the world one palate at a time. The story began with her love of bananas. One day in her home, in Sunrise, FL, with Joseph, her fiance, she had a few ripened bananas thatContinue reading “EDNA LAROCHE: THE BANANA LADY”

SELF: Single Element Leadership Failure


I had the pleasure to listen to an audio from Terry Brady on Rascal Radio this morning entitled SELF: Single Element Leadership Failure. It comes to my mind to share with you some questions she raised that might get you thinking about your own “SELF.” “SELF,” she said, “is most of the time associated withContinue reading “SELF: Single Element Leadership Failure”

Danielle Gilchrist, a realtor in Florida, is about self-actualization, wealth, and being a “good person.”


It was a Saturday morning, I was home attending a conference’s call, when I heard a knock on my door. I looked through the windows and saw a young lady waiting outside, holding a clipboard and a pen. I opened and she greeted me with a “Good Morning, sorry to bother you,” before she addedContinue reading “Danielle Gilchrist, a realtor in Florida, is about self-actualization, wealth, and being a “good person.””

Aswand Cruickshank: Swift-ly done!


What a difference a simple contact can make! I met ASWAND recently at the local Toastmasters Leadership Institute where he delivered a well crafted impromptu 1 minute speech called Table Topics. I was on my way out of the Broward College Building when Aswand was walking to his car. I said “hi” and congratulated himContinue reading “Aswand Cruickshank: Swift-ly done!”

Learning from 5th graders the ‘Power of Positivity’ at Imagine North Lauderdale Elementary School!


It was fun this Friday the 13th at Imagine. It was exhilarating to sit, listen, and appreciate for a couple of hours to some bright young minds standing on their own two feet to share their soft skills, manners, and behaviors with a panel of professionals about life issues. I am so glad to haveContinue reading “Learning from 5th graders the ‘Power of Positivity’ at Imagine North Lauderdale Elementary School!”

A Most Peculiar Celebration: A Humorous Halloween Speech from Gaia Calcaterra


It was a delight to listen to my friend and fellow toastmaster Gaia Calcaterra share her Holloween story at the recent humorous speech contest in Fort Lauderdale. I am enthralled to have her permission to share the content of her speech with you. Have a good read, and laugh. —————————————————– With all the political turmoilContinue reading “A Most Peculiar Celebration: A Humorous Halloween Speech from Gaia Calcaterra”

I’m excited to be part of the upcoming LIFE UNIVERSITY Convention next weekend in New York!


Yes, I am excited, enchanted, and thrilled to participate in the next LIFE UNIVERSITY Convention wich will be held from Thursday October 24th, to Sunday October 27th, 2019 in UTAH, Michigan, and New York. I will be attending the one in Albany, NY. But, some of my friends will be in UTAH, and Michigan. NewContinue reading “I’m excited to be part of the upcoming LIFE UNIVERSITY Convention next weekend in New York!”