What Harry and Meghan Just Taught Us About …

The long and the short of it is that Harry and Meghan are teaching a master class in how to live your best life while still honoring tradition and being of service. I don’t usually write publicly about celebrities and…

Play The Hand You’re Dealt. Lessons In …

We’ve all heard it. From our parents, teachers, and well meaning friends who always have all the answers to everything. ‘You have to play the hand you’re dealt.’ The sentiment comes in many variations and I have historically lumped them…

Missing In Action

Hello Lovely! It’s been a little quiet here on The Patranila Project for the last few weeks and I’ve missed you! The final weeks of the year were hectic for me in a variety of ways. Some good and some,…

Three Inspiring Takeaways from #BlogHer15

Last week, I attended my first BlogHer Conference here in New York. Now in it’s 11th year, the BlogHer Conference is an annual event that brings bloggers and brands together for three days of inspiration, information and connection. This year’s…

Why Not Me: Halle Berry and The Seattle …

After the Seattle Seahawks dragged Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos all over New Jersey during Super Bowl XLVIII, Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, spoke about the spirit and determination instilled in him by his father as a contributing factor in…

On Isolation and Inspiration

I’m always amazed that in our hyper-connected world, so many of us still suffer from feelings of isolation. With three million ‘social’ networks, ubiquitous laptops, cell phones and tablets we’re more connected to each other than we’ve ever been in…

For Trayvon and Lonnie and…

… for Keilon and Justis, Jordan, Sterling and Christian, CJ and Christopher, Messiah, Barry, and Shamel. My young and precious nephews.   Trayvon Martin February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012   This is Lonnie, my nephew. Born February 6,…

Random Sunday Share

I love Sunday! Sunday morning in particular. No matter what the week before has held, Sunday morning washes it all clean with peace and tranquility. Can’t get enough of Sunday morning! And, I secretly expect my Prince Charming to show…

Flashback Friday: Donna Summer

When I was a kid Donna Summer was my fantasy mom. I used to spend hours in my little girl hideaway, which was an overhead storage area above my mom’s bedroom closet, clipping pictures of Donna from Ebony Magazine and…

 

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