Fresh from the tattoo parlor, flaunting my first ink, 18 years old, and frantically waiting for my childhood friends to come visit me in Hotlanta for Freaknik ’93: I was filled with complete bliss. I was free, I was happy, and I was ready to party! This is but one of the memories that come […]
There is absolutely no force more powerful than the market to drive goods, services, and information. If we didn’t have a strong market-based system, there would be little to no incentive for people to continuously come up with innovative solutions to solve our human needs. When I work at promotional events, I am always amazed […]
Emptiness fills my heart. I am without completion, void of the loving embrace, void of the gentle kiss. The passion, the pleasure, that can on come from one who is true. Where should I look? Does my mate exist? Or, is it all a dream? A fantasy? An endless quest? One who is strong, one […]
I stumbled upon this short film by accident while I was looking for another online. However, I must say that it struck a cord with me that I think many people who find that they don’t quite fit into any box can easily identify with. It starts out by showing a young girl, dressed rather […]
Pink, yellow, blue, green candy-coated chocolate drops!!! Yes, yes, yes. That’s what you get at the M&M’s Store in Times Square. Since I was a child I have always loved M&M’s candies. I remember sitting with my bag trying to figure out which color was my favorite. I usually chose green, since it was my […]
Mission and vision statements are the two core strategic statements that lay the foundation for your strategic plan. Being very clear about what each of these messages are supposed to relay and how they should be formulate will help you in drafting a solid plan for your organization or business.
falling deep into the abyss heartaches breaks pain swells draw from the well power within light that blinds brings me to night cold and void picking up pieces of my soul away to rain washing the wounds beauty revealed alas I see the mountain’s peak © Diane Griffin, 1999
For years my social media feed was a stream of nothing more than pic after pic of me screaming, “I’m pretty look at me and click like.” It occurred to me today when I was looking at my female cousins’ feeds that this is the same for almost all of them. I asked myself, “Why […]
Recently, I presented on this topic at the inaugural Ladies, Luggage and Lipstick conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a phenomenal experience! I was shocked by the number of attendees who had an interest in my specific topic. Normally, I’m presenting on topics like strategic planning, personal branding, monitoring and evaluation, or some other rather […]
Screaming to shine trapped in darkness, unwilling to leave the past behind, unable to nurture the flowers waiting to bloom, shackled by regret and gloom, unaware that joy surrounds, blinded by despair and duty bound!