One thing I learned after being admitted into a psychiatric hospital two times in two years are strategies in managing stress. I have learned how to recognize triggers and I have found constructive ways in giving myself self-care. This may mean knowing when it’s time to take a mental health day from work, increase physical […]Read more "When Love Just Isn’t Enough"
I grew up without a father, however, I am blessed to have mother that raised me. My mother’s love for me runs deep. As I mentioned in my earlier post, “You’re Pretty, For A Dark Skinned Girl”it was my mother’s dedication and reminder of my uniqueness that carried me through challenging times. I was taken […]Read more "Revisioning the Black Father"
I had a very busy work week recently. I had a few days of training that required me to leave the comfort of familiar Connecticut and drive north to rural Hadley, Massachusetts. Although I was going alone into the unknown-I wasn’t fearful. I looked down on my wrist as I drove northbound. A teal braclet […]Read more "“Dear God, Why Did You Save Me?” -Lavone Roberson"
I attended Hampton University in the Fall of 2000. I was 17 years old. I didn’t have a car. I didn’t have a laptop or even desktop computer. I didn’t have a cellular phone. I was armed with two suitcases, a book bag and summer earnings from two summer jobs. I had a determination to […]Read more "“Where There Is No Vision, There is No Hope”. -George Washington Carver"
As children during the summers in Connecticut my siblings and I would always blow dandelions petals. As we inhaled a mouthful of air our cheeks would swell like round balloons. We’d close our eyes and make a wish as we exhaled. Dandelion petals swirled around us and we smiled knowing that one day our wishes […]Read more "“If It Takes Money To Be Happy, Your Search For Happiness Will Never End”. -Bob Marley"
Do you still care about Black History Month? My younger brother posed this question to me one day after a very long week. I looked up from devouring my dinner of tender salmon and steamed vegetables. Do I still care about Black History Month? I thought as I tried to decipher whether or not he […]Read more "Black History Month: Do You Still Care?"