There is a Time to Love and Hate

Life events can shift us into an emotional storm, causing us to feel the anxiety of the aftermath. It is when anger hits like a tornado, tears fall like scattered showers, outrage drowns like a hurricane and mental shock has the same effects as a bolt of lightning touching the brain. Are these emotions normal? … Continue reading There is a Time to Love and Hate

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

Mending Mother Relationships

As Mother's Day approaches, there are a lot of mixed emotions. This day set aside to recognize and honor mothers can be filled with excitement, resentment and sadness. Do you have a great relationship with your mother? Is your relationship with your mother broken? Are you missing your mother because she is no longer here? … Continue reading Mending Mother Relationships

The Church Can Learn from a Greenleaf

About last night... Wednesdays nights have become more than the traditional Bible study event for Christians and ‘church folks’. The drama of broadcast entertainment has many of us debating about what to watch live and on demand. Why is it that faithful believers are addicted to watching so much drama? Probably because it’s in our … Continue reading The Church Can Learn from a Greenleaf

Living Inside a Box

Imagine that you are placed inside a cardboard box only big enough to fit your body measurements while in a sitting position. No extra space. Only a hole in one corner about the size of a quarter, allowing you just enough oxygen to survive. In order to keep breathing, you have to keep your nose … Continue reading Living Inside a Box

Choosing to Celebrate Life

Today is a special Monday for me. And after the weekend that I was blessed to experience, I am hopeful that it is also an endearing day for others in my family. Today, March 6, my brother Marchello would have been 35 years old. This year marks the 20-year of his anniversary death. It was … Continue reading Choosing to Celebrate Life

Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder

While researching African-Americans that have contributed to the advocacy and/or the clinical progress of mental health, I continuously stumbled upon Black celebrities who have shamelessly revealed their struggles with at least one mental illness. This is relevant Black history.  Why? Because it brings awareness to an issue that affects so many lives. It is relevant … Continue reading Black Celebrities Affected by a Mental Disorder

Love’s Secret Language

Happy Valentine's Day! In one of my devotional books, I published a passage entitled "Love's Secret Language". It basically illustrates how many anticipate Valentine's Day because they look forward to being showered with gifts by their significant others. But many are still disappointed and end up having a void that has not been filled with … Continue reading Love’s Secret Language

Let Your Story Motivate Someone Today

Happy Motivational Monday! Yesterday, while watching one of my favorite televangelist, Joyce Meyer, I received confirmation and encouragement through her testimony. If you  have every had the opportunity to view her show or hear her in person then you know she truly gives real and authentic illustrations. And as expected, this particular segment was no … Continue reading Let Your Story Motivate Someone Today

Sharing Love

Happy Saturday! So what are your plans on this weekend before Valentine’s Day? Yes, it is that time of the year again.  Perhaps you are a part of the many who are greatly anticipating the “BIG” day. New romances have that effect. Happy and Healthy relationships do too. It is a wonderful feeling having someone … Continue reading Sharing Love