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the LIVE LOVESPEAKS blog

At the root of love is life. In order to live, we have to love. Love is hard. Love is work and love can be messy. But, love is always worth it. When we live our life with love, love becomes comfortable, safe, and joyful. We laugh more and live more. We forgive more. To have a career we love, to fall in love, or to love ourselves, we have to be willing to do the hardest work of our lives. In the end, love is all that matters. Let love speak in your life and join me as we do the work together and enjoy living lovespeaks.

Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities

Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities

As we head into the holiday season and ride the second wave of COVID, I would like you to meet my friend Dr. Renee Matthews.  She is host of Ask Dr. Renee and has been seen in over 45,000 doctor’s offices in her Out of Office with Dr. Renee video spots.  She sat down...

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Speaking of Rebels

Speaking of Rebels

"Authenticity is the truest form of rebellion." This is one of Shelley Paxton’s, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide To Finding Your Best Life, many mantras. Most people think of rebels as people who rise in opposition. But this rebel – my friend Shelley...

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Speaking of Gendered Racism

Speaking of Gendered Racism

When I heard the term gendered racism, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. So I invited my friend Jill Frank, Head of Creative Agency Operations at Allstate, to educate me and my lovespeaks series listeners. Jill recently spoke at The 3% Conference about the topic and...

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Speaking of Solutions

Speaking of Solutions

Eighty-six. That's the number that stopped me at 13 minutes and 27 seconds into recording this podcast. It made me pause and ask, Did you say 86?  Yes, she said 86. My friend and activist, Afrika Porter has lost 86 people to COVID-19. Staggering. Soul crushing....

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Speaking of Race

Speaking of Race

Today I am launching SEASON TWO of the lovespeaks series podcast with an important conversation between friends. I invited my girlfriends Sherry McAdoo Champion and Shelly McAdoo, who happen to be twin sisters, to talk about race and I am so grateful they said yes....

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Step Up, Allies

Step Up, Allies

I had an idea – what if it was mandatory for white Americans to write a letter of apology to black Americans? The purpose – for some white people to examine where we haven't been strong enough allies and why we need to work harder. For others – to take a deep dive...

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Speaking of Leadership

Speaking of Leadership

The definition of leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Julie Smolyansky excels at both and her story is compelling. Julie became the youngest CEO of a publicly held company at age 27 and when she is not leading that company,...

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Speaking of Loss

Speaking of Loss

I think we can all agree we are currently experiencing universal loss. Whether it's loss of income, a loved one, our health, gathering on college campuses, K-12 classrooms, graduations, offices, weddings, birthdays, funerals, yoga class or just going to our favorite...

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