The Confederate Flag: Is Change Possible
Living in the South, I often hear individuals of the majority say that the Confederate flag symbolizes their heritage. Whereas, most minorities see this same flag as a symbol of hatred. I guess it depends on which end of the whip your ancestors had contact with that aids in one’s perception. I was recently […]
YOU Have To Love Yourself
The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself. – Sahaj Kohli Such a powerful reminder that no matter who you invite into your life, no matter how much their love soothes the pains of the past, you still have to make it a priority to love yourself. […]
Police Abuse: Here We Go Again!!!
This past week another police officer in South Carolina….in my opinion abused his power. He slams a teenage African-American female student because she refused to put her cellphone away and spit her gum out when asked to do so by her teacher. When is enough…enough!!! This type of brutality is the current norm and should not be […]
Do You Have A Shopping Addiction?
With the holiday season just around the corner, I started thinking about all the budgets and finances that are going to explode in a month’s time. Although for many, shopping is only a “seasonal addiction.” For others, it is a year long struggle. So what’s the difference between someone who is on a shopping spree […]
I was recently having a conversation with 3 ladies. We were all of different ethnic backgrounds. The topic of conversation was Dr. Ben Carson and affirmative action. For those who do not know, Dr. Carson is an African American who has placed his bid for president on the Republican ticket. The others seemed to think that […]
Declaration for the Day
One of my girlfriend’s shared this declaration with me and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with you all!! “I DECLARE I will speak only positive words of faith and victory over myself, my family, and my future. I will not use my words to describe the situation. I will use my words […]
Self-esteem: The Conductor of Emotions
Self-esteem is a very important aspect of everyone’s life. It is such a vital part of a person existence, yet at the same time too much or too little of it can be detrimental. Self-esteem is often used as a controlling tool. People prey on those who have low self-esteem because it is easy. Having […]
Change of Perspective on Mental Illness
The part about counseling that I look least forward to is the diagnosis portion. No matter how many times I have challenged clients to view the diagnosis as a separate thing from their personality, it never fails – many of them view themselves as the diagnosis. Sometimes the clients will use the diagnosis as a […]