MAY is officially here! There are so many exciting things occurring this month: Proms, Graduations and let's not forget Mother's Day. But you know what else is special about this month? Mental Health Awareness. Yes, May is national Mental Health Awareness Month. Lately, you might have been focusing more on your physical health by dieting, … Continue reading Why You Should Become a Mental Health Advocate
Spring is here! It is a nice, cool and sunny day. Then why are you feeling anything but sunshine? Why do you feel the darkness of the blues? Do you recall how long you have been feeling this way? You may or may not remember. Sometimes feelings like this have a way of sneaking up … Continue reading Why Am I Sad on a Spring Day?
It is the second week of a new year. But today is the first Monday. By now you have read hundreds of clichés, declarations and resolutions on your social media timelines. Pretty much all of them were expected and predictable. Think back to this time last year. And the previous years. It has been the … Continue reading After Resolutions and Regrets
Right now, I’m sitting in my bedroom probably doing the total opposite of about 75% of most Americans; then again, maybe not. I don’t smell the aroma of the traditional turkey, ham, dressing, mac and cheese, sweet potato pie baking from my kitchen. However, the smell of turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese grits and biscuits … Continue reading In Spite of Challenges; Life is Still Worth Thanksgiving
Now before you continue reading, this post is not about you committing yourself into an institution. That is unless you think you need too... But do you recall what was the first thing on your mind when you awaken this morning? What about the first thing you did or said? I have heard several successful … Continue reading Are You Ready to Commit Your Mind?
September is now here. Summer will soon be ending. School is back in session. If your life resembles mine in any way, you too have been readjusting and trying to balance your schedule and the schedules of others; those that depend on you nearly all 24 hours in a day! Have you already started to … Continue reading No More!
Another month has past. Another semester has ended. And you did not accomplish the goals you set for your academics, career, family or finances. You received another delay. Another setback that has you discouraged. You are starting to feel like a complete failure. Why? It appears that every time you establish a goal you fall … Continue reading Setbacks Don’t Mean Failure
Right now, you could be anxious about your final exams and analyzing the consequences of not receiving the grade you desire and need. This very moment you could be seeking a momentary escape away from managing the schedules of teenagers and the demands of a toddler and newborn. You could be surfing the Internet trying … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?
This very moment you could be pondering about a life changing decision; minor or major. Today you might have listened to a sermon or motivational message, prayed with a partner or asked a friend for advice. But only to realize that you are still not at peace about what to do in your situation. Now, … Continue reading Finding Peace While Making Decisions
One of my favorite quotes is from the movie, Forrest Gump "Life is like a box of chocolates." Why? Because if you have a variety of options, as you do in life, you truly never know what you are going to get. Chocolate lovers have different taste preferences. What might taste scrumptious to one might … Continue reading Ever Feel Like Your Life is a Mess?