Communication Lessons

“My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it–through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to expressContinue reading “Communication Lessons”

What Does Love Really Mean?

“Self-love is the source of all our other loves.” ~ Pierre Corneille  Valentine’s Day is now celebrated as a day for romantic lovers. But I’ve been thinking about love a great deal recently. In fact, my sister, niece and I discussed this at great length in my most recent podcast episode: “Bridgerton and Beyond” whichContinue reading “What Does Love Really Mean?”

From To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Austen, the MCU, and Back Again, pt. 2

This is part two of my long conversation with my sister, Celeste Sage-Tate. Story~Power is now available on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. I have had the love of reading since 7th grade. I would spend hours after school just reading and seeing myself in the stories I read. I read many different genres.Continue reading “From To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Austen, the MCU, and Back Again, pt. 2”

Now Voyager – A Relevant Classic

“Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need other’s approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao Tzu “Dr. Jacquith says that tyranny is sometimes expression of the maternal instinct. If that’s a mother’s love, I want no part of it.” ~ Charlotte Vale in Now Voyager OneContinue reading “Now Voyager – A Relevant Classic”

Stories That Endure

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman “Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.” ~ Ben Okri It’s been a rough week. I’m still not completely recovered from my cold, so I dragged myself into class last night gladContinue reading “Stories That Endure”