Spice Up Your Life With New Cultural Experiences

Poet and civil rights leader Maya Angelou once said, “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” With that anecdote in mind, imagine how enlightening, educational and inspiring it could be to experience the richness of other cultures — especially with all the racial unrest that we experience in America. In fact, I …

Game On! Challenge Yourself With Something New and Exciting

Recently, I went to the ballpark for fun with my kids, Ayanna and Andrew. The Nationals and the Phillies were playing! Then I was off to Yale University, my alma mater of long ago, to speak to four business school classes. Whenever I visit, I have the same insecurities as way back when. But I’ve found my voice and my self-confidence in the years since. As I said on Facebook, it was game on. The reality is that my life …

Three Not-Stupid Dog Tricks

Fido deserves to enjoy the dog days of summer just as much – if not more – than the rest of us.  Showing your beloved canine some TLC doesn’t need to take a big bite out of your wallet.  Here are three simple ways to keep your pooch happy on-the-cheap: Repurposed Doggie Toys:  There are a nifty ways to repurpose would-be throwaway items into play toys for your dog, like those I show you in this video.  One of my …