How to Be Your Own ‘Personal Trainer of Positivity’

“If you want to stay in shape, you have to consistently work out. If you want to be positive, you have to spend time in the practice of positivity.” – Me Here’s how I practice “getting my mind right.” I do two things. Every day (or other day, depending on what craziness awaits me) I…

Lessons Learned From Spending Time with People Who’ve Done Time

I gave a talk the other night and, truth be told, I was nervous. Here’s what was running through my mind as I walked up, “How on earth could I possibly connect with a group of returning citizens – mostly African-American men – who had done time for a crime and were now learning to…

13 Words to Make You a Kick-Ass Rock Star at Anything

I just heard a line from Gabby Bernstein’s “May Cause Miracles” and it had the power to change my day: “My gratitude for myself fills me with joy and unleashes my miracle mind.” Wow! Mind blown. Backstory: I’ve been reading this book for 11 days. It is a 40 day practice, for example, you read…

Exiting My Comfort Zone and B*!@# Slapping My Inner Critic

If you think you’re your own toughest critic, hey, me too. There are many things I can pick apart in this story – for example, I hate the mic flag in the shot. But, I like how we used Instagram – an integral part of the story – to tell the story. Take a look…

How to Win the World! Life Lessons from a TV Reporter

Do you ever doubt yourself? Wait….if you’re reading this, that means you’re human – and THAT means the answer is yes, at least sometimes. I mentor dozens of young TV reporters and anchors. Any time I start a coaching relationship, the first thing I do is look at someone’s reel, or body of work. Ever…

How covering Election Night 2016 taught me I don’t know squat

It was a plum assignment: Covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election night event at the Jacob Javits Center. It was a long, exhaustive slog of an election cycle, and I wasn’t even one of the journalists primarily dedicated to the campaign trail. 595 days of name-calling, allegations, yelling, divisiveness, scandal, disgust. News stories about both candidates…

Why “You Look Good For Your Age” Isn’t a Compliment

If you have a TV, there’s a good chance you know Dr. Robi Ludwig. On any given week, her Insta game could make you look like you’re standing still (me included). On Fox Business, CNN, HLN, Investigation Discovery, HuffPo, Nightline and too many other outlets to name, the New York psychotherapist digs in on a…

Moms, sex traffickers are looking for YOUR 12-year-old daughter

When I first got to WUSA9, I interviewed Andrea Powell. She is a blonde bad-ass crime-fighter, and pimp-chaser. Not many people you can say that about. Andrea started her own non-profit called Fair Girls, in the DC area, to help survivors of sex trafficking. She’s now one of my friends. I learn so much from…