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I Am Third – An interview by Jerry Hughes

As an international author and speaker, I thoroughly enjoy getting feedback from my audience and readers.  After my second book I Am Third: Redeeming the Pain was released in February 2022, I faced the common post-launch rollercoaster of emotions. If you are a fellow author or influencer, you understand.  We need feedback to understand what kind...

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My 10 Hats: Marriage, “I do…still!”

As a continuation of my series on "My 10 Hats", I am addressing the impact of living in India as a wife.  This is the second in (hopefully) a series of ten blogs.  The process of writing these blogs has been very cathartic for me and quite informational for many...

She’s Here!!

https://vimeo.com/677184042     Hey friends, it's OFFICIAL, my second book titled, "I Am Third: Redeeming the Pain" (A Journey through Parenting and Adoption), has ARRIVED and is NOW finally available for YOU to purchase on Amazon (in over 11 countries), and...

2022 is here…

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we approached the end of one year and the start of another, some have said that 2022 sounds like "2020 also".  Read, "twenty-twenty-too". For those like myself who loves puns, I see the humour in that but also feel like it carries a lot of weight....

My 10 Hats Series: Motherhood

My 10 Hats Series: Motherhood

  In June of 2021 we relocated to India from the USA and this major transition has me thinking of my adult children often. As they continue to journey forward in their stories in the USA, I am proud of them for staying true to their callings and thankful to be...

“My 10 Hats” – Introduction to a Series

Our move to India has got me roaming through my many emotions, memories, and feelings.  It’s causing me to go deeper than I care to go on most days.  Recently, I was inspired to write about all the “hats that I wear” (also known as “labels” or “roles”).  Referring to...

Season of Transition

Hi friends, Big changes here at Seema Global Consulting...and it is finally time to let you know!! 😊   In June 2021, we relocated to Nagpur, Maharashtra, India and are absolutely loving it! So many great opportunities to network and grow our business and amazing...

Farewell 2020

PODCAST LINK:  Farewell 2020 Other platforms:  Here As I sit here at my computer looking out at the rain drenched snow, I am taking time to reflect on this past year. The Christmas tree and decorations are still up, and the fridge is full of leftovers of days gone...

Leadership vs Implicit Bias

I was honoured to be invited back for second time on the How to Win at Everything show, hosted by Kelly Blackmon and this time for a panel discussion on "Leadership vs Implicit Bias", with four other amazing leaders!! Colleen Wtorek  April D Patterson  Michelle Taylor...

Being an Overcomer

  I recently had the honor of being a guest on the show "How to Win at Everything" hosted by Kelly Blackmon, Certified Success Coach, Founder of B.E. Consulting, TED Circle Presenter, Human Being and is currently from Chicago, Illinois in the USA. All of us can...

Special Edition: Moments to Memories

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 Learning to "stay in the moment" is one of the hardest things I have had to learn in my life.  As an Eight on the Enneagram, an extreme extrovert, and a creative and self-proclaimed...

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Is It Time for A Realignment?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 During this pandemic, I threw out my back and was pretty much out of commission for almost 3 weeks. So, what did I do?  I rested (even though I didn’t want to, I had no choice, the...

Do Unto Others…or not?

Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-forward-together/id1510373513 You know the saying, “do unto others as you would like them to do to you!”  Harmless and a great motto to live by, right?  In fact, it must be called “The Golden Rule” for a reason!!...

I am not black

[DISCLAIMER:  This article is not only directed to white people.  I have to state that clearly because I know many people who will take this personally (and tune out) and won’t muster up the courage to talk honestly about this issue.  If you are taking this personally...

Be Still: It’s a Jungle out There

Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/kinita-schripsema/episodes/Be-Still-Its-a-Jungle-out-There-eemo2b/a-a2arqvm Given the world we live in currently…a global pandemic that is slowly but unsure showing signs of clearing up, racism at an all time high, fractured relationships,...

Broken Bodies (revised)

[This blog was written several months ago and posted to my old site that is no longer available.  Because this topic is very personal to me, I have edited to reflect our current situation of the pandemic and our inability to join others in our respective communities...

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

We are in the throes of remodeling and preparing our house to sell.  As we continue to work towards relocation to another country, we are selling just about everything, even the dining table.  We are all experiencing a roller coaster of emotions as a result...

Lead Leader!!

Lead Leader!!

Who are you? Where did you come from? Where are you going? These are questions leaders ask themselves and then are able to ask others who are growing on their continuum of leadership. Then something like a pandemic hits.  No wait, it is not “like” a pandemic, it is...