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Last My52WOW Book Club pick for 2014: Words From The Spirit

So I finally finished Because I Care…From My Heart To Yours. It was a sweet, comforting book, with many poems and pieces that touched my spirit. It encouraged me to think about impactful life lessons in my life. I am thankful that I met Dee Kane, and she was kind enough to share her work … Continue reading

Divine People, The Time Is Now

In contemplating all that is going on this world, I was moved to write a piece that was published in The Huffington Post: Divine People, The Time is Now. Please read it and share it as you see fit.

Celebrating Paryushan – Staying Close to Your Own Soul

  I was driving home from work today and heard this news story about Chicago’s Jain community on one of my favorite radio stations, WBEZ, 91.5 I didn’t get to visit a worship service in the Jain community during My First 52 Weeks of Worship, but this story reminded me that I would like to! Best … Continue reading

Family is the first congregation…a My52WOW blessing

Yesterday, I had a wonderful opportunity to share my cultural heritage with children at a school on Chicago’s South Side. My friend and fellow Nigerian sister-in-creativity, Ugochi, invited me to share my life with some eager children who were studying Nigeria as part of their curriculum for the summer. I along with a number of … Continue reading

A New My52WOW Book Club Pick…Because I Care

Finally, after six long months, I finished the last My52WOW Book Club pick, Kabbalah for the Layman by Rav Berg. Hurray! It was the first book pick of the year…and now it’s July! And I admit – I stopped and started, and stopped again –sometimes for weeks- before starting again. I am certain I read … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom and Inspiration from Denzel Washington

So, last weekend, I had the privilege and delight of travelling to New York City to see the award-winning production of Raisin In the Sun. The cast was phenomenal – including powerful actors such as Sophie Okonedo, Anika Noni-Rose, Latonya Richardson Jackson…and Denzel Washington. As a trained actor and improviser, I enjoy theater on multiple levels. … Continue reading

Hidden Heart: A Documentary on Interfaith Relationships

I was wandering around Twitter the other day, when I found a touching trailer for a movie called The Hidden Heart. The director of this movie-in-the-making is Dara Afzal. Dara shares the background of this documentary on her site, saying: “My journey began in making this film in December 2010, the inspiration came of the back of … Continue reading

Some Wisdom from The Earth Center – Life is not a combat…

In Week 49 of My First 52 Weeks of this project, I was a guest at The Earth Center in Chicago. I just received this gem of wisdom in an email from The Earth Center. I thought I would share it. What do you think about it? For more information about The Earth Center, visit http://theearthcenter.org/

Italy’s Singing Nun Wows Again on The Voice- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

I just love Sister Cristina. She made me smile the first time I saw her perform on the Voice. She rocks, and her friends, the dancing team of support nuns do too! “Sister Cristina, 25, lives in a convent in Milan. Singing was always her passion. Now she’s a television star — with the New York Times … Continue reading

The Power of Forgiveness: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu

On April 29th, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu were invited to Huffington Post Live to talk about their new book, The Book of Forgiving. In this video, they talk about their book, a “how-to” book to explain how to go about forgiving others, even in difficult situations. They also … Continue reading

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