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26 February 2016
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Depression: It’s Not Just Crying in a Dark Room

Depression has a stigma, I have to admit it. Especially in the African American and other minority communities. I can remember even saying myself, “I don’t have time to be depressed, I have a kid to raise and work to do.” Then I went through it. It took me a while to realize that it […]


16 February 2016
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Change Is Overdue!!!

Often we will hear individuals speak that change is overdue.  Last night I watched the horrific video regarding the 2014 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Laquan McDonald. Mr. McDonald was an African-American. I am at a loss for words……which if you know me is pretty much impossible. As I sat there with my husband I was absolutely speechless. […]


4 February 2016
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Black History Month

As an African-American, I choose to study the history of ethnic background. I do this throughout the year but even more so during the month of February. Why? Because this month has been titled Black History month. I find it odd that we do not have a Caucasian History Month or a Hispanic History Month […]


22 January 2016
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Self Improvement
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Battle Between Good and Evil

I love this story about the battle between good and evil! An old Cherokee told his grandson. “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.  The Other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, […]


19 January 2016
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Self Improvement
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Goals Versus Resolutions!!!

  At the beginning of each year, many of us set resolutions to aid in achieving the best “you” possible. For most of us we are all in completely dedicated to our resolutions……..until we do not see the results we would like to see as quickly as we would like. This leaves me pondering which […]


18 January 2016
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Self Improvement
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Controlling Nightmares Part 1 of a 2 Part Blog Series

Controlling nightmares sounds like an impossible and ridiculous idea but it is possible!  Many people suffer from nightmares. Would you like to be in control during those nightmares? This is a two-part blog post in which I can give you some ideas as to how to go about gaining control in your nightmares. This post […]


13 January 2016
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Self Improvement
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Laughter

More and more research has proven what we already instinctively know – “laughter is the best medicine.”   A study was conducted with volunteers who watch a 10-minute, humorous video clip while connected to an EEG monitor (to measure the brain wave frequencies).  The results showed an association between laughter and  increased gamma wave activity.  This […]


12 January 2016
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Self Improvement
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Triggering Creativity and Productivity

Lately I have been seeing a ton of posts and apps for adult coloring pages.  I like this concept of doing simple, non-costly activities to relax your mind.  I have tried the coloring applications and to me they simply aren’t the same as taking a crayon or colored pencil in your hand and coloring in […]

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