Leolia, Dorene, Ebony, Jazmin, and Nala. Why I’m participating in the Women’s March on Washington.

This post is dedicated to these 2 women, in the pictures above my mother Dorene and grandmother Leolia.  This post is also dedicated to my sister Ebony, a single mother to my two beautiful nieces Jazmin Olivia 7ys  and Nala Imani 1yr.   This blog is  in the spirit of @womensmarch These pictures at my… Continue reading Leolia, Dorene, Ebony, Jazmin, and Nala. Why I’m participating in the Women’s March on Washington.

For the Ladies. Your friends and family are not your therapist.

I saw this picture and it got me thinking.  It’s unrealistic to ask your friends and family to have subjective opinions about your issues.  It’s a natural response.   It’s normal, if not probably expected for friends and family to have emotional responses to issues that bother you.  Why?  Because they love and care about… Continue reading For the Ladies. Your friends and family are not your therapist.

Having trouble getting motivated to start your 2017 professional goals? #selfcare2017

Part of self care is also maintaining/identifying professional goals along with your personal goals.  Sometimes our lack of progress in our professional goals can cause issues with low self esteem. Possible guidelines for setting professional goals: First, ask yourself what will satisfy you and make you happy. Self-reflection requires you to face your dreams, fears,… Continue reading Having trouble getting motivated to start your 2017 professional goals? #selfcare2017

Your Self Care, STD Status, and their Connections to Mental Health.

Did you know that the prevalence of HIV is 4 times higher in people with mental illness? Do you know the status of your sex partner? Due to the negative stigma associated with mental illness in the African American community, many of our people not only keep their mental health status a secret but those… Continue reading Your Self Care, STD Status, and their Connections to Mental Health.