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DIVINE TIMING. Are you impatient with the Universe? Do you recognize divine timing in the events of your life? Life rarely happens in a precise, self-prescribed order, yet it usually happens right on time. Some time ago, after splitting with her boyfriend of six years, my sister declared that she was going to be happily single while she focused on running her computer software training company. And I truly believed she was. As she grew her business, marriage was the furthest thing from her mind. Eighteen months after her declaration, a former boyfriend, from 12 years past, took her completely by surprise and asked her to marry him. After getting over the initial shock, my sister began to date him again and ten months later they got married. The interesting note here is that he had asked her to marry him years ago when they first dated, but she did not feel they were ready. Now, after celebrating their second wedding anniversary, they agree that they did not have all the ingredients to make it work back then. If they had tried to hurry the divine chef, their relationship would probably have been half-baked! Today it’s just right.

Put In The Work


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Put In The Work – As Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo said: “Talent without working hard is nothing.”

Hold Fast To Your Dreams


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.”

The Three Commitments


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.

Remember Who You Are


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Remember Who You Are – As Dr. Seuss said, “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”

Get Up And Dance


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.”

Pay For Your Goals


QUOTE CARD: “Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Sweat. How will you pay for your goals?”
-Usain Bolt

Be Determined To Succeed


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Be Determined To Succeed – As Og Mandino said, “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”