Is Modern Day Culture Impacting Childhood?

As an 80’s baby, I will never forget my lines of communication consisted of a house phone and a lime green pager, where I returned phone calls at a phone booth for 25 cents.  I also remember my knowledge of the world coming from immediate surroundings, which were my neighborhood, my school, and my family.  I remember…

The Black Father

What comes to mind when you see or hear “The Black Father?”  When I see or hear about him, I think of power, greatness, presence, grooming, pivotal, needed, leader, fearful, inspirational, and excellence.  When I also hear about the black father, I think of absence, fear, inexperience, wanted, stereotyped, unavailable, and labeled. While it’s so easy to…

The Contemporary Relationship

“Women want love and men want respect,” or “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.”  How many times have we heard these sayings describing the differences between men and women? Does love weigh more than respect or vice versa?  The perspective of what men want and what women want in their relationships remains a mystery, and…

Tackling Difficult Family Dynamics During the Holiday Season

The leaves are changing, the morning bite is nearing, and fall is in plain sight. These are the early signs of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here, and we will be shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for our family members. For some, this…

Practicing Humility Opened Up So Many Doors in my Life

“So, you mean to tell me that I have to put my own interest aside and actually care about someone else.  I have to celebrate them and make them a priority?” As many of you already know, I am a big fan of being selfish.  I believe there are times when you need to simply look out…

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Remember when you were little, and someone asked this question and you said that you wanted to be a doctor? Or lawyer?  I never heard anyone say they wanted to be a social worker when asked this question.   When we are children we tend to idealize those things that are prestigious especially those things that our parents tell…

What I learned from The Notebook

I finally watched the oh so famous movie The Notebook during my 8-hour flight from London.  So, I am not sure if I went into the movie knowing I would be emotional or if the movie was simply a tear jerker of a relationship that I could only dream of. I burst into tears when I actually…

Miss Me With This “INSPIRATION” Bullcrap

We should now begin to think of “inspiration” as a form of our own survival.  This buzzword has hit the wellness world by storm and for some folks they are sick and tired of hearing about it.  So, what is inspiration anyway?  We all see it as something different, but inspiration is defined as a process of being…