You Can Break Free from Your Past Pains

It’s a process!  Breaking free from the things that have haunted you for years, the people who have hurt you through betrayal or rejection and the disappointments that have discouraged you to live are all a part of a process. How long is the process?  That is entirely up to you. Memories are resurfaced by … Continue reading You Can Break Free from Your Past Pains

Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

Everyone is anxiously waiting on the rare moment to watch one of God’s scientific wonders; the Eclipse! Well, at least pretty much everybody. Let’s be honest. You don’t have to be an astrologist to have a grand appreciation for what is considered a lifetime event. Any one with knowledge of what is going on, from … Continue reading Did You Know Some People Experience An Eclipse Everyday?

Being Resilient in a Stigmatized Environment

We live in a world where it is pretty much considered a norm to be labeled by social stigma. Those affected often tend to internalize these negative and unfair beliefs that others have about them. In my book of memoirs, I talk in depth about how the effects of stigma hinders many people from enjoying … Continue reading Being Resilient in a Stigmatized Environment

One Hour Leads to One Day

You have probably heard the phrase “Take life one day at a time”.  But depending on what's going on in your, life getting through one day can seem extremely challenging. I recently posted on how we can take control of anxiety and fear that fights to manage our lives. And when I am starting to … Continue reading One Hour Leads to One Day

Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes

How do you view unpleasant events when you are having a not so good day? A ‘bad’ day can happen to anyone right? Or do tragic things only occur in the lives of certain people? You might think or feel as though only bad things happen to you or that you are some how destined … Continue reading Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes

Including God in Your Kids Schedule

If you are a parent; single, married or divorced, you know just how challenging it can be to juggle schedules. Getting your day off to a good and positive start can make the difference between keeping your sanity or losing it! Recently, I heard two messages reminding me and others how important it is to … Continue reading Including God in Your Kids Schedule

Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

As another school year quickly begins, preparing children for that first day is the main thing on the mind of parents right now. The traditional To-Do list consists of shopping for school supplies and clothes, making beauty and barbershop appointments and organizing carpool and pickup schedules. All of these are important to making sure youth … Continue reading Ways That Parents Can Talk About Mental Health

Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health

Two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference, “Suicide and the Black Church” that was hosted by a local church. The fact that it was created and coordinated by a church impressed me. During one of the breakout sessions, one of the facilitators informed attendees about a documentary film called "Mind Games" … Continue reading Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health

Life Can Seem Meaningless

Have you ever felt as though you were stuck in a rut? You know that feeling where you have reached the point of being tired of being tired. You feel drained, stagnated and completely worn out. I believe everyone experiences at least a moment of what I just described. If you are affected by a … Continue reading Life Can Seem Meaningless

Mental Health Affects Your Teen

Today is a special Monday or me and my family. It commemorates the day that my 15-year-old brother’s life was lost by suicide. Marchello is the reason why I advocate for mental health and especially for suicide prevention. My advocacy includes everyone because mental health affects everyone. However, my two main focus areas are adolescents … Continue reading Mental Health Affects Your Teen