Tag Archive for empowerment

Command Respect

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Command Respect – As Aretha Franklin said: “We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.”

Embrace Failure

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Embrace Failure – As Thomas J. Watson Sr. said: “If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.”

Spread Happiness

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Spread Happiness – It’s been said, “Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself.”

Hold Fast To Your Dreams

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Hold Fast To Your Dreams – As poet Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

Use Words, Not Weapons

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Use Words, Not Weapons – As President Bill Clinton said, “We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.”

The Three Commitments

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Sometimes the weight of life can seem heavy. You can either be crushed by it or learn how to carry the load. In the fall of 2016, I was traveling non-stop for my work with yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. At now almost 100 years old, she shows us how to live with vitality regardless of age. Dancing Light, the book we co-wrote (along with my mom Janie Sykes-Kennedy) won ten awards, and then Tao and I were featured in Athleta’s Power of She campaign. It’s been an exciting time. However, I’ve been experiencing a very strange dichotomy. In between amplifying Tao’s light, I have been fighting extreme darkness in the sunny state of Florida.

Have New Eyes

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Have New Eyes – As Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Get Up And Dance

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A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Get Up And Dance – As legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said, “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”