My mother and the Pope have a lot in common. Here’s a story about the lessons I learned from my mother.
I am heading South to visit North. North, South Carolina. The town my mother is notably from. And this weekend, January 14th 2017, the town of North, South Carolina, will celebrate my mother, her legacy and the fact that this January 17th 2017, on what would have been her 90th birthday, will be the […]
My mother gave thanks every day. She understood the blessing of waking up each morning and being able to see. That’s right, just see. Because, the gift of sight, as well as hearing, albeit simplistic, is, in fact, just that, a gift. And, my mother understood the profound power of the simple blessings many of […]
Mother Eartha, Eartha Kitt, taught me to that we are ALL made to be UNIQUE and the importance of loving and accepting that fact. I was watching Shark Tank recently (yes, I love that show), and saw two young girls, kidpreneurs, Madison and Mallory, pitch their company Angels and Tomboys, and make a deal […]
“No one has less to live for than one who lives for himself alone.” Eartha Kitt ‘Kittism™’ As a young girl, conversing with a few of my mother’s fans at a stage door, a woman made a comment about how nice I was. Her words filled my heart with pride, and appreciation. Pride, because that […]
There were no shortcuts growing up with my mother Eartha Kitt. In fact, when it came to exercise, the long route was often the one she chose. Walking, she felt was the “simplest thing in the world to do – and the best and cheapest form of aerobic exercise (no fees, no equipment),” and […]
Ah, Eartha’s wisdom was simple, yet profound. She didn’t need many words to make a point. She would often say, “Don’t Panic. It doesn’t change a thing, and only makes it difficult to see the options that may be in front of you.” Easier said than done, I know, but as a person who can […]
Question: “What do you do for fun?” Answer: “I find fun in every day.” I was raised by a mother who found beauty and joy in every day. Even on the days in her life, that were challenging. On those days, the only beauty kind of beauty may have been that she opened her eyes. […]
I’m really excited to let you know that I was just interviewed on the Multiracial Family Man podcast to discuss issues confronting multiracial people and multiracial families. It was great fun, and I really hope you’ll download, listen to, and share the podcast. You can find the podcast here.
I was counting the painted floor tiles, purposefully placing each foot heel to toe, creating a soothing rhythm as I walked. I loved the way my newly straightened feet filled the fancy new footwear, every toe snuggled into a space of it’s own. Since being freed from my corrective shoes, I looked for every opportunity […]