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Marry Love and Skill


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Marry Love and Skill – As John Ruskin said, “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

Harlem Fine Arts Show on Martha’s Vineyard

Painting at the Martha's Vineyard Fine Arts Festival

THE BUZZ: Fine art, wine, cheese and a cool breeze. That was on the menu for the Harlem Fine Arts Show on Martha’s Vineyard August 6th through 13th, 2014. We stopped by the preview at Cottager’s Corner and bumped into a neighbor from New York (of course!). The Show featured art from around the world…

The Power of… PRACTICE


PRACTICE. What is your daily practice? Are you practicing peace or anxiety? Are you practicing how to succeed or simply survive? Are you putting into practice what you already know?


Dr. James Scott Kennedy

AUTHENTICITY. Are you living truthfully? Is your essential Self shining through every day or trying desperately to break through from an inner cage? Many of us hide our light–by trying to be someone else. We don’t speak up. We go along with the crowd. It takes years of coaching and therapy to peel away the…

The Power of… BOLDNESS

Try Something New

BOLDNESS. Are you hiding out waiting for life to happen? Do you let fear or doubt hold you back? What bold moves will you make this year to live authenticity? My Mom’s cousin, Juanita Jeanette Lindsey, died in Harlem at the age of 71. On the surface, Jeanette appeared to live an ordinary life, yet her everyday boldness made her extraordinary.

Your Own Beat

Last night I had the pleasure once again of seeing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This time I was at Rose Hall and had my mom and nephew with me. The show was “Tap Meets Flamenco.” Along with the JALC group, it featured the Chano Dominguez Flamenco Jazz Ensemble, as well…

Soulful Celebration

THE BUZZ… Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. It was absolutely beautiful. Wynton Marsalis, whom I’ve known for a long time, wrote the music for this celebration of Abyssinian’s 200th anniversary. He was as brilliant as ever – delivering a…