Matt Mayberry was told at age 16 that he would be in prison or dead by age 18. A drug addict, Matt's life was spiraling out of control to the point where there would be serious consequences if he didn't change.
To our sister who survived the assault by the former Stanford University student, Brock Turner, I want you to know that we stand by you. You don't know us personally, but we are a part of the collective sisterhood standing with you today and every day moving forward.
I awoke this morning feeling deeply grateful for my life. I began my day brewing freshly ground coffee, making a pot of steel oats, encouraging my 17 year old daughter (who has senioritis) to get moving; and feeding my feline family (yes, I have 4 cats). I had a sense of peace and joy.
Shooting stars, 4-leaf clovers, and wishbones aside -- we can create our own luck (with a little help of awareness and some action steps). Have you ever used luck -- "good" or "bad," yours or someone else's -- as an excuse to rationalize your own shortfallings?
However, when you write something so personal all kinds of challenges arise. The time has come for me to share about my journey and the lessons that have made me who I am today. I hope that my journey will in some way inspire you to greatness!
For the next 30 days, I want you to do something that truly gets you walking in your power. Something that scares you a little -- or a lot -- but needs to be done for you to own your truth and live the life you were meant to live.
Each relationship has its ups and downs. Maintaining a relationships whether it be romantic or platonic, requires work and perseverance. Outside the Harvard study, here are a few tips to keep those relationships and bonds strong:
The more I've listened to 25, the more I've uncovered gems. Hidden in these 11 new songs are crucial, no BS life lessons, or pieces of tough love, I believe everyone needs to hear and have reinforced from time to time.
It's what pushed me to train for the Olympics, and ultimately win the decathlon gold medal in '76. It's what gave me the strength to finally make my transition to Caitlyn and start living my true self. Needless to say, these words inspire me daily.
When we feel forced to do anything at all we are immediately entering victim consciousness. We no longer have choice or agency and we become subject to the demands of the situation. We are a victim of everything happening around us.
This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.