The meaning of hope…

Whenever I introduce myself to someone for the first time I always get asked one of two questions. 1. Is that really your name? 2. Who named you? Very few people know the origin behind why I was named “Hope”. So here we go. I was born in a very small hospital in Harlem called

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Saying goodbye with grace.

For the record I have to state that I hate endings. I’m a creature of habit, I like things to remain the same. I’m the woman that will ride a toxic relationship until the wheels fall off (work in progress). Often times I’ve known from the door when a friend, lover or business partner wasn’t

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Never lose the thirst for life…

Thursday afternoon on the way home I mentally complained about my stiff knees. Twenty minutes later I drove past 116th and 8th avenue. There was a woman crossing the street on crutches with one leg. Today I was angry because the repair shop did a crappy job on my car. I was pissed off because

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It’s time to feed!

This past Saturday I posted a question on Facebook, I asked you guys what you thought was the biggest problem in the black community. Everyone posted great responses. I am going to share one of the biggest problems that I have faced. Knowledge. That’s right knowledge. It’s suppose to be free right? Well a lot

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HOPE…

I am the biggest person in the gym. I am 5’4 and well over 350+ lbs. I work out in a gym that is jammed packed with washer board stomachs, well- toned thighs and muscular broad backs. Every morning I lay on the side of my bed and repeat over and over, “Get up. Go

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Keep the juices flowing!!

Keep the juices flowing… Stay up to date with me. I’m available on all forums. One of the most asked questions: Are your books available on Ebook? Absolutely! I’m on Nook, Kindle and Kobo. Stay blessed and thank you for your support. Hope xoxoxoxo

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When you believe

When I started the transition from Officer to Author it was EXTREMELY hard! It’s still hard!! You get slapped with a ton of “No’s” before a door cracks open with a small “Yes”.  But you keep pushing. Push past the people who call you crazy for dreaming too big. Push past your own inner doubt

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Heavy Artillery

A couple of month’s ago I reached out to 10 of my closest gay female friends and picked their brains. I have to thank them for being so transparent with me. They truly schooled me.  Heavy Artillery  is a story of tough love, fem love, that fight for your life type of love. I can’t say

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What is your depth worth?

  A genuine soul, fueled with substance is a rarity.  Far too often people are  caught up in trying to sum up your “Net worth” instead determining your “Depth worth”.   Take some time to get to know a person.  Ask meaningful questions.  The size of your house or make of your vehicle won’t tell

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The dirty 30

They say the  first 30 days of any kind of change is always the hardest.  When I walked into Sparta gym about a month ago I honestly didn’t know what to expect.   I was afraid, unsure and leery.  Willpower, a great support system and a top notch trainer has been my saving grace.  (Shout

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