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

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

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

The Greatest Anniversary Gift

As I strolled down my social media timeline, surfed the Internet and chatted with people this month, it reminded me of something… September is a favorable month for weddings.  Minus the possibility of hurricanes that is. And as a bridesmaid, I have had to witness a bride change her entire wedding venue in 48 hours … Continue reading The Greatest Anniversary Gift

The Day After Mother’s Day

Many holidays are overrated, but… Mother’s Day is not one of them.  In fact, I would argue that it is not valued to the extent it is marketed. Sure, every store is selling a product to remind you at least three weeks in advance that the day set aside to recognize all mothers is vastly … Continue reading The Day After Mother’s Day

Celebrate Your Worst Days

Yes, this is a bit of a late post on a Saturday. But Memphis has been having some of that stay in bed all day type of weather. But I have a serious question to ask on such a relaxing day. Do you recall the worst day of your life?  Do you remember what you … Continue reading Celebrate Your Worst Days