I am the daughter and granddaughter of civil rights activists. My father had a leadership role in the Midwest region of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He also was active within our voting precinct. My mother was active within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She too was an active […]
Read More The Next Four Years
Words have power. Whether they are written or spoken, even words created during sign language; all words have power. We decide the power of the words and the impact they have on us. Remember the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Honestly, this saying has always seemed […]
Read More Reflecting on 10 Years of PaisleyPerspective
WOW! On January 1, 2011 I launched the first posts of PaisleyPerspective. Born from my head to share ideas with the world it has had various twists and turns. I won’t revisit the past but look forward to how and if I want PaisleyPerspective to continue. Yep, I have been thinking on whether this will […]
Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 9!
WOW! It doesn’t seem like it has been 8 years. I launched PaisleyPerspective on January 1, 2011. It was the same day that Oprah launched the OWN network. I am not comparing myself to Oprah but I will say that ideas for growth and sharing information come from many sources. PaisleyPerspective initially started as a […]
Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 8!
Grateful to be alive and doing fairly well, I find myself thinking about my mark on the world.
Read More Another Year of Life…Now What?
Spread your wings and prepare to fly For you have become a butterfly — Mariah Carey If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re not Mariah Carey but yet we have something in common with MiMi besides our love of good lighting. We’ve wanted to break free of our past to become the best […]
Read More Excuse me, but can I get a bigger cocoon?
Two days into 2018 it is back to business as usual for most. Like years prior there will be packed gyms. Sells in workout gear will increase as well as salad consumption. But my question is why? Just because it is a new year doesn’t mean you have to remake yourself. Rather than jumping headfirst […]
Read More Rethinking Resolutions
7 years ago today, PaisleyPerspective was launched. It has since gone through various iterations and just last year a web design change. The purpose has always been to share insights and ideas that I have on life matters as well as things important to me. I have wavered in being consistent with my posts but […]
Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 7!
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. “Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture.”(1) Kwanzaa is not a religious tradition. Kwanza begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st. “It was created in 1966 by Dr. Mualana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach.”(2)
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Initially, I wasn’t going to make a special post. However, I’m a Christian and Christmas is one of my holy days. I’m well aware there are many who have different or no religious beliefs. I respect those who have separate beliefs. Now with all that blah blah I say to you MERRY CHRISTMAS to you […]
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