In Preparation for My TEDx Talk

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” – John Ford   Over the past few weeks, I have been spending time getting my brain caught up to reality – I am giving a TEDx…

Why I Bought Nike Stock

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If…

Beese Eats: Calabash

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Estimated time to read: 6 minutes During my first conversation with the team at Calabash in Alexandria, Virginia, I thought it was a…

Beese’s Pieces’ Wakanda Month-long Birthday Giveaway

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” –…

Sororities, Fraternities, and the Church: The Reasons Why they Should Co-Exist

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. – Malcolm X Estimated time to read: 16 minutes Over the past few weeks, I have personally been invited into conversations and asked if it is possible for people to be…

You Can Get with This… or You Can Get With That…

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that…

Blazin

“Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.” – Argentine Proverb So is it too late for me to say, “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!”? Whew…it has been a busy season in life. I hve been working traveling a lot, but most importantly became…

African Woman

“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.”—Mother Teresa As Mother Teresa stated, love is a buring desire within an individual. It’s not selfish or greedy. But patient, kind, respectful, and thus, it produces joy…

Kenia Made Me Do It

“The impossible is often the untried”.  – Jim Goodwin I went to my good ol’ pal Kenia to sew my dress for my friend’s wedding (in which I was a bridesmaid), and she laughed at me for the style I…