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January 2018

The Foodie The Passionista

Tom Kha Kung – The Remix

January 29, 2018

I often remake meals that I’ve experienced during my travels.  I had some amazing soup at Weera Thai in Las Vegas and so I have attempted this many times and I’ve finally found the perfect ingredients.


  1. If you’ve opted to add your favorite vegetables, I listed the ones that I add in, clean (I prefer to use baking soda) and coarsely chop the vegetables and set them to the side (if you have baby bok choy you can keep whole or slice in half)
  2. In a medium-large saucepan, combine coconut milk (I prefer Chaokoh as it tends to be creamier), chicken broth, ginger and lemongrass (I tried the version in the tube the first time and there is no comparison, you must find fresh lemongrass!!) and bring to a boil over Medium-High Heat (be sure to watch the pot to ensure that it does not boil over, this may have happened to me once or twice).
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low/low, add carrots, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and chili paste and simmer for ~4 mins
  4. Add mushrooms and remaining vegetables (napa cabbage & baby bok choy) and simmer for ~1 min then add Shrimp (peeled and de-veined) and simmer for ~2-3 minutes or until thickest part is opaque
  5.  Add Thai Basil, cilantro and salt to taste (I normally add an extra lime in place of extra salt)
  6. Serve and enjoy (I typically top with a pinch of thai chili flakes)

Let me know how yours turns out as well as any extra ingredients that you opt to include!

Lifestyle The Professional

The 3 x 7 Mirror – Gifted by Lisa Nichols

January 28, 2018

If you read my last post, you likely wondered “What did she ask Lisa Nichols?”  I really did not intend to create a cliffhanger but in the process of figuring out how to edit the video I caught the flu, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Pneumonia and now my mom has Pneumonia as well (when it rains it truly does pour but this too shall pass!!) but on today I decided to push through and share.

Watch The Video Here (I gave it my very best effort and YouTube was the only thing that worked)

So . . . When you don’t believe in you . . . how do you get it back?  Simply put, you must leverage a mirror with purpose, I coin this The 3 x 7 Mirror.  This is an affirmation exercise that consists of 3 key statements followed by 7 critical affirmations.  I share my 3×7 below but more importantly, I challenge you in the same way that Lisa Nichols challenged me, ask these questions daily, and repeat this exercise as often as you must until you “Release the Shackles of GUILT, SHAME, FEAR and REGRET” – Lisa Nichols.

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The Professional

3 Great Reasons Why It’s Not Only About You

January 18, 2018

There are times in life when we must accept that IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT YOU!  We impact others based on the choices we make, the words that are said and even those left unsaid.  Someone maybe watching, listening and following your footsteps even when you are not aware.   

I was one of 700+ lucky women to attend the 10th Annual BE YOU Women’s Link Leadership Forum hosted by The Home Depot (In prior years, I did not make the cut, but NOT THIS YEAR!!!).  As I prepared for the day, I committed to being present, engaging with someone new and following my instincts.

Lisa Nichols, best selling author and motivational coach, was the keynote speaker (It saddens me to admit that I did not know who she was before this event but she has changed me forever) and she was indeed #blackgirlmagic!  She shared some incredible gems that I must share with you:

  • “Give yourself the freedom to disrupt the environment you’re in.  Once the soil is disrupted you can plant a new seed.  What do you want to grow in your next season?”
  • “In order to get something new you have to do something new.”
  • “Start the journey back to you.  Share the real you with the world; not the you you think they expect you to be.”
  • “Some of your best blessings come wrapped in sand paper.”
  • “Are you willing to stop asking for permission and start giving notice?”

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