Category Archives: a Brainy Mom

Business: Risks & Chances

“In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance. A well-calculated risk may very well end up as an investment in your business. A careless chance can cause it to crumble. And when an opportunity presents itself, never

Business: Risks & Chances

“In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance. A well-calculated risk may very well end up as an investment in your business. A careless chance can cause it to crumble. And when an opportunity presents itself, never

A Matter of The Whole Package

“For me, the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one’s character, personality, upbringing

A Matter of The Whole Package

“For me, the beauty of a person is a matter of the whole package. You have to look at the whole thing, not just a matter of outward appearance or whatever. It has to do with one’s character, personality, upbringing

When We Call Him

“Oh, I have never walked on water, and I have never calmed a storm. Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me Like a child who’s afraid of the dark, but when I call on Jesus, All things are

When We Call Him

“Oh, I have never walked on water, and I have never calmed a storm. Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me Like a child who’s afraid of the dark, but when I call on Jesus, All things are

This Dream is Achievable By ALL

“We need to be united, and we all need to understand that we’re all capable of achieving the American dream. And, but, that has to be something that is self-realized. And also, to demonize someone for achieving the American dream

This Dream is Achievable By ALL

“We need to be united, and we all need to understand that we’re all capable of achieving the American dream. And, but, that has to be something that is self-realized. And also, to demonize someone for achieving the American dream

The Nicest, Most Fair

“I’m one of the nicest, most fair people I know.” ~ Robin Givens, Actress (Stage, Television & Film) & Model.

The Nicest, Most Fair

“I’m one of the nicest, most fair people I know.” ~ Robin Givens, Actress (Stage, Television & Film) & Model.

The Greatest Beauty

“I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.” ~ Andie MacDowell, Actress & Model

The Greatest Beauty

“I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.” ~ Andie MacDowell, Actress & Model

Happy to Be

“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.” “I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician, not to

Happy to Be

“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.” “I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician, not to

Never Taking it for Granted

“There’s so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.” ~ Josie

Never Taking it for Granted

“There’s so much to appreciate about my life every single day, and I make a big point of taking time to smell the roses and noticing how lucky I am. I never want to take that for granted.” ~ Josie

Sounding Like Barry!

“I can’t record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.” ~ Toni Braxton, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer, Actress, Television Personality & Philanthropist

Sounding Like Barry!

“I can’t record in the morning because I sound like Barry White.” ~ Toni Braxton, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Record Producer, Actress, Television Personality & Philanthropist

Look at Life in the Best Way You Can

“I think beauty comes from within. If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside.” ~ Faith Hill, Singer, Actress & Record Producer

Look at Life in the Best Way You Can

“I think beauty comes from within. If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside.” ~ Faith Hill, Singer, Actress & Record Producer

Thinking YOU CAN

“I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn’t do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to

Thinking YOU CAN

“I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn’t do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to

Never Thought of Doing Elsewise

“I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.” ~ Kim Carnes, Singer, Songwriter & Musician Grammy Award – Record of the Year “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)

Never Thought of Doing Elsewise

“I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.” ~ Kim Carnes, Singer, Songwriter & Musician Grammy Award – Record of the Year “Bette Davis Eyes” (1981)

Eyes Opened: Injustice & Need

“I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.” ~ Susan Sarandon, Actress & Activist

Eyes Opened: Injustice & Need

“I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.” ~ Susan Sarandon, Actress & Activist

Being You All the Time

“I’m one Pia Zadora, the same way all the time. That’s why I’m happy. It took me a long time to get to the point where could be myself all the time.” ~ Pia Zadora, Singer & Actress

Being You All the Time

“I’m one Pia Zadora, the same way all the time. That’s why I’m happy. It took me a long time to get to the point where could be myself all the time.” ~ Pia Zadora, Singer & Actress

Make or Break Your World

“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.” ~ Susan L. Taylor, Editor, Writer & Journalist

Make or Break Your World

“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.” ~ Susan L. Taylor, Editor, Writer & Journalist

It Shouldn’t Be an Oddity

“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity, and it shouldn’t be an oddity.” ~ Sandra Bullock, Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

It Shouldn’t Be an Oddity

“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity, and it shouldn’t be an oddity.” ~ Sandra Bullock, Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

Never Too Old

“You are never too old to redefine your image and look fabulous.” ~ Joan Collins, DBE, Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer, Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty

Never Too Old

“You are never too old to redefine your image and look fabulous.” ~ Joan Collins, DBE, Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer, Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty

Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.” Debbie Allen ~ a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen, Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director, Television Director, Television Producer Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.” Debbie Allen ~ a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen, Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director, Television Director, Television Producer Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Complex, Generous, Beautiful & Driven

“I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ~ Barbra Streisand, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Filmmaker & Philanthropist

Complex, Generous, Beautiful & Driven

“I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ~ Barbra Streisand, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Filmmaker & Philanthropist

The Kind Nobody Thought Could Make It

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” ~ Barbara Walters, Broadcast Journalist, Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (1975, 2003, 2009) NAACP Image Award –

The Kind Nobody Thought Could Make It

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” ~ Barbara Walters, Broadcast Journalist, Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (1975, 2003, 2009) NAACP Image Award –

Beautiful Inside

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” ~ Priscilla Presley, Actress, Business Magnate & Co-Founder – Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)

Beautiful Inside

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” ~ Priscilla Presley, Actress, Business Magnate & Co-Founder – Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

Just Set a Higher Goal

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” ~ Beyonce Knowles, Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Just Set a Higher Goal

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” ~ Beyonce Knowles, Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Get Those Endorphins Going!

“… I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically.” ~ Heather Locklear, Actress, Golden Globe nominee, Best Actress – Television Series Drama (4x) Golden Globe

Get Those Endorphins Going!

“… I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically.” ~ Heather Locklear, Actress, Golden Globe nominee, Best Actress – Television Series Drama (4x) Golden Globe

The Kind of Self You’ll Be Happy With

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir, Teacher, Kibbutznik,

The Kind of Self You’ll Be Happy With

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir, Teacher, Kibbutznik,