Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Beauty of Scars

I have had two major abdominal surgeries along with a dozen or so other incisions, scrapes, cuts, and bumps. They make my skin darker or lighter. They change the texture of my birthday suit from satin to sand. My scars draw attention to themselves as if to say, "Look at me! I made it through!" I hide a few scars only because they happen to be under the clothes I've chosen for the day. I understand people who don't want to show their scars. I don't judge them because I don't know their wounds. I don't know their pain. 


My story is that in every place I have a scar, my body was torn in half by disease or by design. Now, I am healed in those places and I don't hurt anymore. I am well. I'm still here. That's what I think when I see my scars.



2019 All rights reserved. Monica F. Anderson. www.drmOeanderson.com

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Leadership and Life Balance with Monica Anderson : Dentistry Uncenso...



This was an unusual interview where I was discussing books and publishing with another dentist, Dr. Howard Farran. We talked about everything from race relations to managing people who are older than yourself. Listen to the video, then click this link (https://amzn.to/34rTUyU) to Amazon to read excerpts or order a book today!

Friday, August 30, 2019

When An Author Attends A Book Club, They Must Be Prepared for REAL Reviews


Meeting with book clubs in person or virtually is one of my favorite author-related activities after writing. A book club in Bay Town, Texas read my first novel, When A Sistah's Fed Up  recently. One member of the group, Ms. Brenda, has a reputation for being conservative. The members wondered how she would react to reading this passionate romance novel. I'll let Ms. Brenda tell you how she felt about it. Just listen til the very end and prepare to laugh out loud!

Check Your (Emotional) Bags At The Gate


I cried like a two-year old at bedtime. Ugly. Loud. Passionate crying. It was an epic boo hoo of the sort reserved for devastating losses.

I melted in the middle of DFW airport because I could not board my prepaid, uninsured, girls’ get away flight to Los Cabos, Mexico. We spent months planning an adventure in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula which is located at the tip of a land mass that closely resembles the front leg of a donkey. I worked into the yellow zone of time travel then took the ridesharing car from hell. My driver took the wrong freeway. Texas highways are not built for the uncertain. By the time I raced to the ticket counter, it was a few minutes too late to check bags. I usually don’t check my luggage, but it was a week-long vacay with the girls! I had a colorful assortment of sandals, cover ups, and just in case attire. A girls’ trip is the only time a woman can over pack and no one makes a snide comment. All you hear is “Ooohhhh, that’s cute!”

Upon seeing my eyes fill with tears, the agent said if I found a smaller bag suitable for carry on, he’d walk me to the gate. I had five minutes. My backpack was full. I could not imagine that journey without my stuff. Besides, I didn’t drive. Where the heck could I buy a bag, pare down my clothes, and securely leave the rest in five minutes? In dismay, I left the airport and returned home because I was too attached to a bunch of old stuff I ultimately didn’t need. Now, my head is clear and I can do the math. I should’ve left the bag somewhere--anywhere--boarded the plane with my backpack, and enjoyed my trip. Instead, I bought another very expensive ticket (that cost more than everything in my suitcase) and left the following morning with that big bag. My friends felt bad for me but they had to go on or suffer the same fate.

I had two problems that day: the obvious physical baggage and the less obvious emotional baggage. The difference is excessive emotional baggage cost more than any of us can truly afford. When we fill our minds with negative thoughts, painful encounters, and lies we tell ourselves, reason is clouded and we cannot move forward without unnecessary delays. Consider this alternative. Unpack your past one piece at a time and discard anything that doesn’t help you fly into the future stronger, faster, and better. Are you carrying the weight of yesterday’s mistakes?

Check your bags.

© 2019 Monica F. Anderson. All rights reserved. www.drmOeanderson.com

Friday, April 26, 2019

Why Are You Waiting For A Turn at the Table? (Motivational)


Your "turn at the table" is the new euphemism for "stand by until (someone else) says you can play. Develop a network, protect your intellectual property, get wifi, and set your own table! You don't need permission to make a difference. #notwaiting

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Exercise Your Option to Change (Personal Growth)


We cannot grow without changing. New information may lead to new positions. Don't get stuck on ignorance. You have the inalienable right to change your mind when warranted. Become an intellectual tourist on a never ending journey today!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Dictate Your Destiny (Inspirational)


Your future is not in your past. The choices and traditions of others leave a path but you always have the choice to take a detour toward a different destiny. You have unlimited potential. Live out loud!

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

SSYB -The Fear You Crushed Summit-Dr. Moe Anderson & Gigi Barnett



Dr. Moe Anderson was a successful dentist, who published several popular books; and, was a sought-after speaker. One night she became severely ill and thought she was dealing with food poisoning. A trip to the emergency room brought an unexpected diagnosis. Dr. Moe had a rare form of cancer. “They say that everything can change in a moment,” she said. “I say everything can change in a word. It was ‘mass’ that turned my world upside down.” She had two major surgeries since that fateful night. The cancer returned 18 months after an initial procedure to wipe it out. Dr. Moe put her business, books and speaking engagements on hold to focus on her health. The fight to stay alive took a toll on relationships, too. And, the fear of the cancer coming back still lingers. The cancer is in remission, but she has to take a daily prescription to keep the disease at bay, Dr. Moe said. “I get up every morning fighting that fear,” she said. “And, I decided that I am going to live and not die. And, when I decide that success is going to be a side effect of me putting one breath in front of the other, then I’m happy.” The joy of seeing a new day spills over. Dr. Moe has resumed her speaking engagements and writing books. Her latest release is called “Success is a Side Effect: Leadership, Relationship and Selective Amnesia.” She said she neglected herself before the cancer appeared. But, not anymore. In this episode, Dr. Moe unveils why she is adamant about her self-care regimen, which allows her to release toxic emotions, cut the doubts linked to her business and continue building her brand. “I schedule my pity parties,” said Dr. Moe. “I have a little ‘me time,’ where I just fall apart. We have happy hour…have your sad hour, too.” She also discusses: - Schedule self-care time and be diligent about sticking to it. - Reserve the right to be wrong and change your mind about decisions that others may not support. - Pay attention to the outcome of the fearful mind. Taking a different thought process can lead to positive results. - Don’t be afraid to fail. The wrap-up: “Who we are is really just a culmination of where we’ve been,” Dr. Moe said. “So often we want to separate work from home, like we’re two different people. But, if you find an unhappy employee, you’ll find a chaotic home situation; because, we’re not taking care of our base needs.” If you want to work with Dr. Moe or to learn more about her motivational speaking, workshops and books, head here: Website: www.drmoeanderson.com Instagram: @drmoea Facebook: @drmonicaanderson You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drmoeutube

#DropTheDrugs to Prevent Poisoning, Overdose, & Addiction (Video)

Dr. mOe Advocating for her community awareness campaign before the Grand Prairie, TX City Council. (<--click h2="" to="" view="">


Camping In The Burbs (Family Fun Video)


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Failure Is A Chance To Start Over (Motivational Minute)


You haven't changed in years is not always a compliment. If you've grown personally and professionally, you've changed. Taking risks means you are willing to fail. Are you willing to fail? 


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