Why Healthy Food Tastes Awful

Forget a New Year's resolution I seem to have to make a resolution every week these days. I start my week off every Monday by eating a nutritious breakfast of a bowl of fruit or a smoothie. Tuesday it'll be fruit and maybe 2 whole grain blueberry waffles (Already heading downhill; ...

Major

I took my godson back-to-school shopping yesterday. I have never seen an 8-year old so hype to throw school supplies into a cart. He's into black and orange and anything with a character on it "is for kids" according to him, so it was quite an interesting cart. Aside from getting ...

Masks

When I was younger, I played make believe; it was encouraged, and they say my imagination, vocabulary, and motor skills were better developed thanks to it. Have you ever been in the grocery store and seen a little kid dressed in a superhero or princess costume and thought they were adorable? ...

Booyah!

And just like that, all the small things, the daily commitment, the little tasks add up. Good for her!

Great

Small things can be great. Not every dream or goal has to be as large as changing the world for it to be 'great'. Whatever your thing is, it just needs to be done in a great way and to the best of your ability in order for it to make an impact. ...

Loss

Today was a heartbreaking day for a lot of families. It never feels good to see an accident that results in the loss of life, it is even harder when the people involved were teens and young adults. The lives of 10 people ended in the bus and truck accident in ...

Fight For Your Life

In 2008 I decided that for 2009 I wasn't going to eat meat. I hadn't developed some deep level of love for animals, and it wasn't because I was passionate about the environment and wanted to reduce my carbon footprint. I just wanted to see 1. If I could do ...

Platform

My 11 year old cousin wears a size 10 shoe. His feet are preparing now to be able to hold up what will be his very body. His dream is to play pro basketball and his feet are preparing to be able to hold up his dream; those big dawgs are the platform on which ...

Potential

If I had to describe why I chose to start Launch in one word, the word would be, potential. It is a word that I used to HATE and then began to love and then went back to hating it because it became an overused buzzword. I still value what ...

Wrong

Being wrong is scary. Really, it isn't, but that's what we have become conditioned to believe. Somewhere along the line we learned that one of the last things in the world you want to be, is wrong. But, whycome? Why is it something to be afraid of? How come we do everything in our ...

Talent

We all have something within us that we can do with minimal effort, something that 'just comes naturally'. But just being good at something doesn't mean you will be the most successful person doing it. If you're a talented artist, but you don't paint or draw or you're a natural with music instruments, ...

Sowing

According to Mr. Earl, our minds don't care what we put in them, they simply nourish, grow, and give back whatever seeds we place in them. Since we get to decide what we plant in our minds, it seems to make sense to plant thoughts of things you want, thoughts of success, thoughts about the goals you ...

Change

I can't tell you how many times I've wished that someone I love or care for would change or make better decisions for their lives. I've done it because I am a perfect human and I know what is best for everyone. Naw, just because I always want the best for people, ...

Listen

So many things compete for our attention but so few of them are worth listening to. Have you ever listened to the space between the noise? What happens in the quiet? Sometimes, what isn't said speaks volumes.  SImilar to the way just being present for a person who is going through a hard time can be more helpful ...

Foresight

Success is relative and success is subjective. What success feels like and looks like to me will be different than what it does to you. No matter what lens you look through, if you don't know what you want the end, the goal to look like, you will never know when you've reached it. Without ...

Welcome!

We are geeked to welcome you to our site and new blog home. Our first blog is still located at www.FirstLaunch.Wordpress.com, but since we have this new fancy website, we will just pick up here where we left off there. Feel free to check out the old one because there’s some ...