Maria’s Reading: Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Maria’s Reading: Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Last week I pulled out all of the books written by Maya Angelou from my bookcase. It was my way of honoring one of the legends of our time. I read some of her poetry, the highlighted lines with my notes in her memoirs. I ended up rereading Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes. I love to cook and I love read. It was delightful to pour a glass of wine,…

Dr. Maya Angelou – Truth, Hope & Inspiration

Dr. Maya Angelou – Truth, Hope & Inspiration

By Maria C. Ramos Ed.D. We knew the day would come when she would be called home. We did not mourn. We rejoiced and were thankful for having had her with us for 86 years. She was our truth teller, our hope and our inspiration. Dr. Maya Angelou served us broadly in those roles. She also touched the hearts of many women who heard their own stories as they read her books or listened to…

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

By Brenda J. Thomas Ph.D. On many occasions I have been stuck…not knowing what to do to get unstuck.  When I find myself in these situations an effective technique that works for me is to MOVE!  It appears that a shift in energy helps me to gain new insight, new ideas or a different approach to my problem. I know some people who use meditation as a way to get unstuck.  The calm that they…

Brenda’s Reading: Woman’s Guide To The Language Of Success

Brenda’s Reading:  Woman’s Guide To The Language Of Success

Much has been written about women in the workplace and what it takes for them to succeed.  One book that I keep on my bookshelf and recommend to women new to the world of work and also to seasoned working women is Phyllis Mindell’s book “A Women’s Guide to the Language of Success”.  I like this book because it points out so many of the basic communication blunders that women make.  Mindell talks about weak…