For Bookings: (571) 594-6176

BONUS: Get Your Free Chapter of The Memory Box

The power of grace

Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

Service is about you. Ask Asa and Naomi Nero

” Service is about you. Service is about giving what you have to offer without expecting recognition or reward. It is about doing what needs to be done. It means giving 100 percent of your attention to what you are doing as long as you are able to do it without causing yourself harm. Give what you have to offer without expectation. Give with love. Give in Joy. More you cannot do. Less you must not do if it is your intention to be of service.” some words borrowed from life coach Iyanla Vanzant. Listen to how Gen Z’s brother…
Read More »

A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

WHAT IF your family has fallen out of balance as you were navigating life and crisis was your new rhythm?   WHAT IF you and your family are experiencing food insecurity or a lack of clothing and shelter? WHAT IF you are an expectant mother considering adoption for your baby and need both medical care and guidance in the decision-making process and placement? WHAT IF you are a New American or a refugee in need of assistance to learn English, apply for citizenship, or housing? WHERE CAN YOU GO? WHAT CAN YOU DO? The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington…
Read More »

Were it not for those who care, featuring Ron Riggins, Chairman of the Board, Catholic Charities of Arlington.

Were it not for those who care, featuring Ron Riggins, Chairman of the Board, Catholic Charities of Arlington.

There is a saying I read somewhere that stated, “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” This journey called life seems necessarily codependent. What if you believed the most outstanding service you could offer in life is to be a light on the path? Your affirmation might say, “Today, I am devoted to shining the light of compassionate support and service on those who may be in need.” Since 1947, when it first opened its doors as an adoption and children’s service agency, Catholic Charities has served the needs of the…
Read More »

Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

The recent challenging cultural and societal circumstances have forced my heart to turn to our future and ask the question, “What About the Children…and those who love them”. The children are both our future and our now. What they see us do, what they hear us say, shapes who they become. To give the question a platform, Frankly Speaking, has been highlighting stories where young people speak for themselves through their testimonies, their gifts, conversations with peers, siblings, and parents. The outcome has created a dramatic landscape that is entertaining, creative, courageous, and inspiring.  I title these stories “Voices from…
Read More »

Rotary Opens Opportunites Through Service with Meesh Peters in Swaziland

Rotary Opens Opportunites Through Service with Meesh Peters in Swaziland

I echo the words of author and coach Iyanla Vanzant in her 2000 book, Until Today for her view of service. And I quote: “The greatest service I can offer is standing confidently in my power. It does not serve you or the world for you to behave as if you are powerless. You can think yourself into and out of any situation with which you are confronted. You have the ability to speak for yourself. You can defend yourself! Promote yourself. Encourage yourself. Teach yourself! Correct yourself. That is power. You have a heart. Through it, you can experience…
Read More »

Moments of Mindfulness: An audio meditation experience with Sherrell Moore-Tucker

Moments of Mindfulness: An audio meditation experience with Sherrell Moore-Tucker

During the pandemic, have you been feeling intimate with physical, mental, emotional uncertainty and unrest? It seems that everything that can be shaken is shaking, where noise, angry noise appears to be drowning out laughter and love. I found I have been grieving the loss of power over my thoughts, my movements, my expectations, my finances, my future, my everything. So, I created Moments of Mindfulness as an emotional and spiritual band-aide for the hurt we are collectively feeling. All of us at the table have permission to find the stillness that allows authenticity and vulnerability to rise above the noise. We are going…
Read More »

Moments of Mindfulness: We are isolated, but not alone.

Moments of Mindfulness: We are isolated, but not alone.

Today we fight not one, but two enemies. The invisible pandemic enemy and the enemy within. We are stuck between our no longer and our not yet. Stuck looks and feels like anxiety, depression, anger, and emotional isolation. Stuck makes it hard to know who and how to trust. And yet, we are not defeated. We have individual thoughts and words, the most powerful weapons of all. What if we used their positive energy to wage war on the enemy within, the one few are talking about, our mental well being? Someone said, “The virus attacks the lungs, but we…
Read More »

Everyone has a story. Once upon a time with Naomi and Asa Nero

Everyone has a story. Once upon a time with Naomi and Asa Nero

We all know everyone has a story. However, I like to say everyone is a story. This month we are taking a closer look at our personal stories and the stories of those who have supported our becoming more. And, we are going to recognize the power of the stories that we tell ourselves. Author Richard Kearney says in his book On Stories “Telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for while food makes us live, stories are what make our lives worth living.” Isak Dinesen says, “To be a person is to have a story…
Read More »

Chocolates after midnight with Jaleh Moslehi and Tyra G

Chocolates after midnight with Jaleh Moslehi and Tyra G

Life is an ongoing process. It is not made up of one event. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time we get hurt, we heal. After darkness there is always light- we are reminded of this every morning, but still, we can forget, and instead choose to believe that the night will last forever. It won’t.  Nothing lasts forever. I chose this month’s theme as Chocolates after Midnight, Midnight symbolizing the rain and chocolates symbolizing the rainbows in our lives. We are looking at ourselves and how we relate and respond to life’s seasons.   Every week this month,…
Read More »

Thank you for your service with Sandra Gregory and Sylvia’s Lights

Thank you for your service with Sandra Gregory and Sylvia's Lights

I turn to our author and life coach, Iyanla Vansant to create our common thought space while we are together today. It was published in 2000 in her book Until Today. She begins with these questions: Do you go the extra mile? Do you do more than what is expected? Do you expect the best? These questions pertain not only to your relationship with the world but also how you treat yourself. Do you go the extra mile when it comes to you, or do you think that the least is enough for you? There are people who believe that…
Read More »

Tyra's intuition and ability to coach you beyond the pain of your past and inspire you to do the work
necessary to step boldly into your future is phenomenal. She is one of the wisest women I know and I
am delighted to have her in my corner, cheering me on along the way. With Tyra on my side, I am confident that I will move through the challenges life brings.”

Lethia Owens, President/CEO, Game Changers International, Inc.

Disclaimer - Coaching services provide support, guidance and insight for clients and should in no way be viewed as professional counseling or therapy. It should be noted that with any coaching session, outcomes have many intervening variables and many possible outcomes.

There is no custom code to display.

WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin