Still Here!

I took a brief hiatus in the wake of the recent protests against court rulings in favor of Darren Wilson (police officer who shot and killed unarmed Michael Brown) and Daniel Pantaleo (police officer who choked and suffocated unarmed Eric Garner). Honestly, it had been very hard to write about my personal interests when Black and Brown communities have much bigger issues to tackle – life or death issues. Until now, any topic that didn’t shed light on racial disparities seemed too trivial to highlight. But, I have since realized that these are the times when every person has the responsibility to work even harder to share a positive, uplifting word. Whatever your gift is to the world, this is the time to share it. These last few weeks have helped me refocus my purpose in the lives of others and has motivated me to keep going. There are so many odds stacked against minorities that we need twice as much reassurance that we deserve to experience lives that are just as fruitful as even the most privileged.

While I do tend to share more information about careers and personal goals, overall, Sucsass is about not taking “no” for an answer. It is about defining and demanding only the best possible treatment. This blog is about taking what is owed to you and not feeling any regret. Sucsass is back and here to stay!


A Winter Love Triangle

imageI love my fiancé dearly, but I spent the other night with Frank & Jason and I am forever changed!! I have eczema so without the right regimen, weather changes can be brutal. And while I’ve used these two products individually, using them together was magical.

The bag contains an exfoliation coffee scrub called Frank and the bottle is of Jason’s vitamin E skin oil. Frank is made with sweet almond oil, orange essence, vitamins and minerals and targets dry skin, stretch marks, cellulite, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins, acne and scarring. Jāsön is made with pure vitamin E plus 5 essential oils (almond, apricot, avocado, sunflower, and wheat germ).

No words could do this shower experience justice; just purchase if at all possible.


Best Life!

Ya know what we don’t do enough? Play out our best case scenarios. An old colleague of mine would make me do this every time she noticed that I was getting bogged down in the details of a decision that I needed to make. I’d start with something like, “But what if my presentation goes really bad and people walk out while I’m still talking?” then she’d respond with something really positive like, “But what if a book editor is in the audience and offers you a book deal because your presentation topic is so great?” She got me in the habit of not just looking on the bright side, but really planning and expecting it. So here’s your chance: take some time to think about all the good things that could happen if you made that tough decision that you’ve been sleeping on. Start with that first action step, but follow that thought through based only on the good things that could happen. Let your mind wander and go to the extremes of positivity. I’ll give you an example:

Best Life: You decide to go back to culinary school full-time. This requires you to cut back on the hours you put in at your 9-5, but that also gives you more time to tend to household duties and errands. Since you have more free time on your hands, you decide to make a store-run to pick up the ingredients for a new recipe you’ve been wanting to try. While on the produce aisle at the grocery store, you meet a very successful executive that produces a cooking show. You tell the producer about the recipe that you’re planning to make tonight and you get offered a 30-minute slot on the next episode. Your segment airs and your phone never stops ringing from all the opportunities people are willing to offer you! Your best life has just begun!

Get it? Now it’s your turn! Best life…