Latonya Dunn

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Sometimes in life we need second or even a third try

I believe it was Albert Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

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We are women stand proud

In continuous dedication to all the beautiful girls, young ladies, and young women in our communities ...

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Holes left in lives difficult to fill

Dear Dad, I am writing to let you know that I am a man now. This may come as a surprise to you, but I have some things I need to say.

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Mistakes can make for a learning experience

Have you ever had a boss who never had anything to say about the good work you did, but also never hesitated to come down on you on when you made a mistake or had an off day?

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Choose your battles carefully

Benjamin Franklin said “remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

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Nice ‘thank you’ a day brightener

Thank you. The phrase to show courtesy. The words to convey gratitude. The lyrics of appreciation.

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Young need to elevate their narrative

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. — Malcolm X

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Don’t settle for where you are now

Recently I listened to Craig Valentine, an award winning speaker and trainer, give a talk and he said something that struck me as profoundly interesting.

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Moping can keep you down

Moping doesn’t mobilize. This thought occurred to me recently when I temporarily succumbed to a moment of frustration over the demands on my time.

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Regret can only hold you back

If you have lived for a good number of years, you might have, at one time or another, thought, “if I knew then what I know now, I would not have taken some of the paths I did.”

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Change will be the result of an open mind

We shall overcome, but we’re not there yet. A change has come, but it has only begun.

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Become comfortable with our stuff

It can be hard to look at ourselves when things are not going the way we want them to in our lives. It is much easier to look outside ourselves at everyone else around us.

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We each can be an ointment for wounds

Sometimes I wish I knew exactly what to say that someone needed to hear. Each week I pray for that. If only one person might find something I’ve shared useful to their lives and relevant to their experiences, then I am most grateful.

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Mind and body work as one in shedding pounds

I am 5 feet 11 inches tall and I weigh about 130 pounds and I know that in the minds of some, I am in no position to talk about weight loss.

Give of yourself during tough times

When most of us experience tough times, it becomes difficult to see past our own circumstances. We may shut down and feel sorry for ourselves or even angry at others.