Tag Archives: Mental health

How do you handle your triggers?


Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day in Washington, DC. There was a lot of traffic I presume because people were anxious to enjoy it. Not humid that I remember at all, just really beautiful. My husband and I, who had … Continue reading

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Should You Break Your Silence?


When I talk to people who contact me about breaking their silence, and telling their story I am always cautious to include that some people may not believe them. I also mention that it is quite possible that some people will … Continue reading

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Dr. David Finkelhor: A Pedophile’s Advocate


Dr. David Finkelhor is an American Sociologist who is somewhat known as the go-to guy for child sexual abuse research. After watching his presentation at the Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Conference, I was really taken back by some of … Continue reading

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Nevermind, I’ll Find Someone Like You


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NtFWwvhc_V8#! “Nevamind I’ll find someone like you, I wish nothing but the best for you two…. don’t forget me, I beg, I’ll remember you said, sometimes it lasts in love, and sometimes it hurts instead.” This part of the famous … Continue reading

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Suicide & How My Brother Saved Me From Drowning


Suicide & How My Brother Saved Me From Drowning. What a beautiful writing and how amazing to be saved by your brother! This is a must read.

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Love and Relationships: How to Develop Good Communication


I think people have a misconception that when you get married, you have arrived. In fact, I think we believe that about everything. We don’t see life as a constant but as a destination. So, we want to get out … Continue reading

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Entertainment Today: Lil’ Wayne, Meek Mills, Nicki Minaj, and Sex With A Grudge


Not every black person knows about the story of Emmett Till. In fact, I am going to be honest and say that I have confused the story of Emmett Till with Medgar Evers. As I have heard both stories, what … Continue reading

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Deaf to Church: How the Homeless Get Lost


A few years ago, around the time that I went homeless, I felt that the church (not the pastors) were not compassionate or helpful in my time of crisis. Most people do not understand homelessness until they have become homeless. … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned This Year: Letting Go and Walking Tall


Okay, I admit it. I hate technology. I hate the way it has, for all the positive connectivity, virtually disconnected people to the point that human beings sit in groups in restaurants all over the world amid live human beings … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Create a Family Vision


To Create a Vision The bible says that without vision the people perish. It also says that you should write your vision and make it plain. When business owners get a vision of how they want to provide a service, … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Break Generational Curses


To Break Generational Curses I know I have spoken on this briefly in other reasons for attending family counseling however generational curses leave a strong hold that often, people live their whole lives in denial. And, when they are not … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Become Comfortable Sharing Who You Really Are


To Become Comfortable Sharing Who You Really Are I am the only one in my family with dreadlocks. My daughter and I were ridiculed by my mother initially. Her thoughts haven’t changed though people love them, and stop us in … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Get Questions Answered


To Get Questions Answered I mentioned earlier that genealogy is important. It is a shame to have to go to extended family members, and ask about your parents’ upbringing. It is uncomfortable to do so when your aunt or uncle … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling – To Learn The Heart Of Your Siblings


To Learn The Heart Of Your Siblings This can apply to any family member that attends counseling with you. You may not agree with your siblings news or life choices but perhaps hearing why they have made certain choices can … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons You Should Attend Family Counseling


Ten Reasons To Attend Family Counseling I must admit that it was a story that I wrote about Victoria Pendragon which motivated me to initiate family counseling one last time. She and her siblings attended a weekend retreat with a … Continue reading

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The Unapologetic Visionary Leader


Thoughts Of The Day…. Know yourself. I am not a loose cannon. I do not do anything without a purpose – seriously. If I clean the kitchen, there is a purpose! I am knowledgeable about what I know, and what … Continue reading

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My Career Journey: How to Ask for the Experience that You Really Want


Those who go to work every day needing less are inevitably the ones who end up earning more. – Russell Simmons Yesterday, I was feeling a bit drained. It felt like an emptiness that was falling between my fingers.  It … Continue reading

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A Man’s Gift Makes Room For Him, Brings Him Before Great Men, and then what?


“A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men”  Proverbs 18:16 Amplified Version For more than fifteen years, I have written and published poetry, business plans, proposals, business correspondence letters, one memoir, a blog site with … Continue reading

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RE: Matrimony, Who should Pop the Question?


Here we are, around the beginning of the year where everyone wants to start new with resolutions, relationships, and many wanting to move ahead in their relationship. Some of you are tired of waiting for the ring, and in 2012 … Continue reading

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How do I get out a Controlling Relationship


After continuous conversations in my head telling me to let him go I finally gained enough strength to do it. I thought about the possibilities of him getting physical with me but I took my chances. It all started about … Continue reading

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