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Just My Thoughts

Enjoy my eclectic mix of multidisciplinary & personalized writings.

Here, I journal about all kinds of topics. Primarily design, illustration, writing-focused, or creativity-themed subjects. However, you’ll also find content related to my consulting or academic works peppered throughout. Occasional self-publishing endeavors and personal reflections get included from time to time as well.

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I presented a PERSONAL BRANDING USING SOCIAL MEDIA mentoring session to more than 70 middle school-aged girls at this year's Fall 2018 ASPIRE Summit, hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in Ashburn, Virginia....

As this year quickly comes to its close, I can't help but look back as significant milestones over the past 340+ days or so; and meeting this talented young man is, by far, one of the most noteworthy highlights of my 2018....

Recognize the 5 common symptoms of blogger blues, a content-hindering condition stifling the ability to publish regular content on behalf of one's personal brand. Plus learn to BREAKTHROUGH the blogging blues using my 5-step approach!...

i used to write about digital marketing. Much more than I do today. But around 2016, I began to notice something. The lots of people writing about digital marketing were, more often that not, kind of all saying the exact same thing(s). The advice, ideas, goals, and approaches...

Weight loss isn't always about food or weight. At least, that's what I've been learning as I work to improve my emotional eating habits....

Letting go. For emotionally healthy people, letting go of someone you love due to a breakup or divorce of some kind, or an unhealthy relationship, sickness or health issue, or the finality of death is never, ever easy. All kinds of feelings and emotions are associated with...

One day, a girl was born into the world. But who she was remained hidden from her, and from all others, for years and years to come. She later blossomed into her youth and began to recognize the authenticity of who she was. Her self discovery was exciting...

I've recently hit the reset button on my personal and professional life, which has resulted in a total re-launch of my online presence. Read more about his new site and blog to get the full scoop....

This post walks you through my drawing process for one of my Illustration MFA's assignments. My sassy. lovely model is my own daughter, Amanda, who kicked up an old prom dress for this charcoal drawing adventure!...