Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse

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

Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses

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

What Needs to Fall Off in Your Life?

Can you believe that today is the first full week of Fall? This signifies a change in seasons, but it also serves as mental and spiritual notations for us to evaluate our goals; our personal, family and business or career plans. Having a visual and concrete plan for your goals has already been established as … Continue reading What Needs to Fall Off in Your Life?

Marrying Boaz Can Help Your Mental Health

Since it's the weekend, I thought I would lightened things up a bit. Well...kinda sorta of. Any time you talk about marriage and mental health it can lead to an intense discussion. Don't worry...this quick post isn't that deep! But you might be wondering what marriage has to do with maintaining your mental health and … Continue reading Marrying Boaz Can Help Your Mental Health

It’s Okay to Enjoy Life After a Loss

There is no loss that compares to that of losing a loved one. Although death is apart of the process of life, one can never truly grow numb to the emotions felt each time the moment comes to say “goodbye” or “see you later”. When we lose those we love or admire, it leaves a … Continue reading It’s Okay to Enjoy Life After a Loss

Why You Need a Good Support System

Living with a mood disorder can be quite challenging. It doesn’t mean that you can not live and enjoy your life. It does mean that you must be honest with yourself about your true emotions. Before anyone else can attempt to comprehend the barriers you face ‘being you’, you have to embrace who you are … Continue reading Why You Need a Good Support System

Restoring Relationships God’s Way

All relationships take a momentous amount of work; whether it is a relationship with our spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends or coworkers. These connections are blessings and can affect how we thrive in our lives. They can also become so mentally and emotional draining that they sap the energy or life out of us.  Then … Continue reading Restoring Relationships God’s Way

Learn How to Recognize Distractions

We are often advised or reminded how important it is to block out distractions. But before these diversions can be blocked, they must first be recognized. Most people do not realize when they are being distracted until after they are faced with the consequence of not paying attention. And what are the things that daily … Continue reading Learn How to Recognize Distractions

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