Today kicks off the traditional “Love” month. Although this particular love is celebrated in our relationships with our spouses or significant others, love is meant to be flowing in all our healthy relationships. This includes: Our family ties... Our friend ships ... Our church bonds... Our work connections... It is expected that some of these … Continue reading Eliminating Strife in Relationships
Labels serve a purpose in our lives. That is when they are on products and not people. Product labels are supposed to give facts and warnings so that consumers can make an informed decision about selecting important items such as foods and medications. But there are other labels that are harmful. Labels that intentionally seek … Continue reading Love Overrides Labels
How excited are you about a New Year? No. I mean really? If you are among the millions that could not wait to replace your calendar, you probably have already set your goals for the year, declared resolutions, and have been enthusiastically working towards making this year better than ever! Does this sound like you? … Continue reading New Beginning in an Unexpected Place
Recently, there has been an overwhelming out-pour of women publicly exposing their sexual abusers. This abuse has been in the form of harassment, abuse of power and rape. These allegations themselves are not astonishing news to the American people. Over the years, women and even men have been taking brave and risky steps to be … Continue reading Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse
Congratulations! You survived preparing a great Thanksgiving meal, entertaining wonderful and even wacky loved ones, and the madness of Black Friday which has now become 'Black Thursday'. And the hoopla continues today on Cyber Monday. If you are like me, you graciously resisted the in-store shopping and peacefully surfed for online deals. By the way, … Continue reading Being Thankful After Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is less than a day away! Are you REALLY ready for your loved ones?
We are one day away from biting into the scrumptious entrees and desserts that we have been working hours on to prepare. Can you smell the satisfying aroma lingering throughout your house? Maybe aside from one dish or two that still needs to be prepared, you are all set for the perfect Thanksgiving.
At least you think you are.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you are probably looking forward to seeing the satisfaction on your family members faces and just enjoying time with loved ones that you haven’t seen in awhile.
Sounds perfect, right?
Except for one thing. Family drama!
That’s right. Although it is an exciting time to have family members over for the holidays, there is the risk of having those who have some form of conflict going on. Whether or not it is a recent event or something that occurred years ago, some…
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It’s that Monday again….
Right now, you might be still struggling to accept the reality that it is another Monday.
You are either trying to push your way out of bed to get your day started OR you have already begun your work day routine, sipping on your coffee for energy and looking around your office for motivation.
You are at Work.
You need to be at Work.
You don’t want to be at Work.
Do these thoughts sound familiar? Maybe you are just having the typical Monday Blues or perhaps it is something else.
When was the last time you felt excited about starting your day? When was the last time you felt that you were working towards something meaningful and purposeful? When was the last time you were enthusiastic about going to your job?
Now, this isn’t a motivational post to get you to stop working. But this…
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Happiness is something that I believe everyone wants to experience. Does any one actually seek to live a life full of sadness? There are people who become accustomed to unpleasant emotions that they naturally expect to feel a particularly way. I have been one of them. And at some point in your life, you probably … Continue reading What Determines Your Happiness?
What is your current mood? Is it determined by the weather you are presently surrounded by? Is it determined by how your day was started? Perhaps misplaced keys, a discouraging email, traffic jam or a bad cup of coffee (or even worse, none at all) has placed you in a 'bad' mood. This could be … Continue reading A Smile Can Change a Mood
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. During this month, many congregations acknowledge their pastors and ministers that provide them with spiritual leadership and support. This appreciation is deemed worthy because faithfully committed clergy have an important role that is packed with heavy responsibilities in the lives of those in their churches, communities and families. But do … Continue reading Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses