Cross The Lines

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As award-winning writer/director/producer Shonda Rhimes said, “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.”

How committed are you to expressing your gifts? Armed with a BA and MFA, Shonda Rhines was committed to being a successful writer in Hollywood despite the low odds for a Black woman. She gained experience and mentors taking research and writing assignments. Through her unwavering determination and innate creativity, she became the first African-American woman to create and executive produce a Top 10 network series—Grey’s Anatomy. She then leveraged that into popular shows including Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, making a reported $10 million a year. After a 15-year run at ABC Studios, she signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix in 2017. Instead of lamenting about limitations and obstacles, cross the lines. Believe in your talents and aim high. Don’t buy into statistics or stereotypes. Seek mentors and be willing to work hard. If you want to be a writer, pick up a pen. If you want to run a marathon, lace up your sneakers. If you want to start a business, hone your plan. Don’t just talk about your dreams, take steps every day to move you closer to your vision. Through focus and self-discipline, you will put yourself in the position to exceed your own expectations and possibly even break new ground.

Until next time, remember-it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!

With Purpose & Power,


Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.

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Join Terri in Dubai

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March 16-17, 2018 —XYoga Dubai presented by Dubai Holding brings back to life a one-of-a-kind yoga festival designed for experienced yogis and beginners alike. Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy will be teaching two of her signature Vinyasa yoga sessions–Breathe & Burn® and Blissful Vibrations®. Center yourself from sunrise to sunset with a vibrant selection of classes, workshops and activities as well as healthy food stalls, equipment stores and entertainment–everything you need to immerse yourself in a holistic yoga experience. Watch Terri’s Welcome to Dubai…

Keep Climbing


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Keep Climbing – As lifestyle maven Barbara “B.” Smith said, “I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.”

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.”

Use Words, Not Weapons


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.”

Radiate Love


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Radiate Love – As Oscar Wilde said, “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

Take The Ride


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Take A Ride – As former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt said to Sheryl Sandberg, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, get on, don’t ask what seat.”

Flee From Average


A DOSE OF POWER LIVING®: Flee From Average – As Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist William Henry Mauldin said, “I feel like a fugitive from th’ laws of averages.”

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