the numbers 2018 to reflect the year

My 3 words for 2018

It’s that time of year again! The ever popular and ever delightful time to choose 3 words for 2018. Rather than making resolutions, choosing 3 words can help you chart a course for the next 365 days. Your words should inspire action, thought, mantras and goals to keep you keeping Read more…

A view of the gulf water with green palms, green lawn and blue water

Kicked back in the Keys

Recently, I was blessed to join friends as they vacationed in Florida. While I was not ‘wasted away again in Margaritaville,’ I was definitely kicked back in the Keys. Thank you Kay and Russ. If you are not aware, the Florida Keys consist of more than Key West. They include four Read more…

My 3 words for 2017

It’s that annual time of year! A time to forget resolutions and instead, choose 3 words for 2017! The concept is an easy one: choose 3 words to ground your head and heart throughout the new year. They can reflect actions, emotions, thoughts or simply be fun in nature. (I have Read more…

What do you know to be true?

What do you know to be true?

Somewhere along the course of my telly viewing, I overheard this question posed during an interview: ‘What do you know to be true?’   I thought what a brilliant thing to explore and proceeded to ask the same of myself. Here’s what I profess as truth-isms across my cooldeb journey of Read more…

Maya Angelou quote

Living and learning with Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou’s recent passing caused my heart to break. I was forced to reconcile the bittersweet loss of our living world with heaven’s gain. Dr. Angelou’s presence and storytelling have inspired my journey of womanhood. Among the many posts of tribute, I was moved by a column penned by Dr. Tara Green, professor Read more…

My three words for 2014

My three words for 2014

These are my three words for entering into 2014. I got the idea from SuzeMuse, a blogger that I follow. She got the idea from Chris Brogan, who we all know and whose been doing this exercise for a while. It’s a fairly simple concept. You choose three words that Read more…

Kidlew art in New York

Sidekicks and the city

I’m fresh back from NYC and while I can’t lay claim to Carrie Bradshaw adventures, I can certainly say…I enjoyed my Sidekicks and the City. Arrival Night – Good Eats and Drinks We arrive on Thursday evening and after catching up with our friends over wine and appetizers, we head Read more…

Hatteras NC

Adrift in the Outer Banks

“Travel takes more than money. It takes the most precious commodity: time. Anyone can buy a car, hand-bag, or shoes, but travel requires energy, bravery, curiosity, and a degree of adventurousness.” So says hotelier André Balazs. Outer Banks: The village of Ocracoke As I set out for my vacation to the Read more…