Recommended Read: Who Moved My Cheese?


I am excited about sharing this new book I read about a week or so ago.  My mom gave it to me to read around the holidays, but I put off reading it until recently.  Let me say, I really enjoyed reading this book. The book is thin and the words were simple. The messages were simple.   I got done with it in a few hours.    Based on my research, major corporations and companies use the simple but valuable words of this book to shift their environments into ones of productivity and growth for employees and the company.


I won’t go into full on book review but the message is simple. Prepare for change.  Expect change.  Welcome change. Don’t allow fear to cripple you from stepping out of your current situation or comfort zone  to see and explore what amazing things life has in store. This book allows you to identify where you are based on the characters and yet the author does an amazing job showing how we can change. Also, the author paints a picture of how we can sabotage our lives if we fail to take a look at ourselves and our circumstances and choose to do better and be better. There are so many messages to receive from this book. I understand why it’s a best seller.

I would recommend this book period. As a therapist, I would give this book to clients who feel stuck in life and need a change. Sometimes we all need a little boost or recharge. I think this great for long-term and married couples to read as a unit. I think that parents can share this with pre-teens and teens as a life preparation tool. During that time of life, they are beginning to explore and make sense of life.  This book is great for book clubs and group.  There is a lot of topics from this book that creates positive dialog and discussions.

If anyone has read this book, what do you think? Thanks momma for recommending this book!




Pretty Ugly Syndrome





Hi beautiful people! I’ve been thinking a lot about how to address an issue that so people do not deal with properly. It’s the Pretty Ugly Syndrome. It’s a condition when people focus most of their time on working on their outward appearance and neglect working on their spirit, character, and mind. People with Pretty Ugly Syndrome look good but are not kind, self-absorbed, and mean.

It absolutely fine to look good and feel good. However, it is not good or healthy to be ugly on the inside. The title of my blog begins with “lovely”. I purposely begin with lovely because it is more important to have a kind and loving spirit. I like fashion, but it is just an extension of my creativity.

I want to encourage you to do some self-reflection on what you are investing your time and energy on. Focus on creating a balance of being beautiful on the inside and outside. It is possible. Take time to give back to others, read a self-help book, or learn a new skill. Allow inner your inner beauty to grow and it will radiate outwardly. Deal with the Pretty Ugly Syndrome so that it won’t limit yourself positive love, relationships, and opportunities.





Check Her Out…

I ran across one of this author’s books in the summer of 2007 or 2008 while at the library. I don’t know how I stumbled across this book but it was truly a godsend. I am not a big self-help book person but something about the title just grabbed my attention, “You Deserve Healthy Love, Sis”.   As a result of that book, I have purchased 4 books by  Dr. Grace Cornish-Livingstone.  What I have found inspiring about Dr. Cornish is that her goal is to empower black women and she is an advocate for healthy, black love.  I must say that her work influenced my decision to become a marriage and family therapist.  Check her and let me know what you think.

Here’s her website:

Here are the books :

 You Deserve Healthy Love, Sis!: The Seven Steps to Getting the Relationship You WantYou Deserve Healthy Love, Sis…

10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives10 Good Choices That Empower…

The Sacred Bond: 7 Spiritual Truths to Recognize and Marry Your Very Own Soul MateThe Sacred Bond: 7 Spiritual…

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives10 Bad Choices That Ruin…