Monday, August 19, 2019

How to Survive Being a People Pleaser.

August 19, 2019 by  
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Now just like any other muscle, if you don’t use it you will lose it. Make sure you are in the daily habit of checking in with yourself to make sure that the things that you are committing yourself to doing are things that bring you joy in some way. You will feel an increase in smiling, laughing and all-around stress relief. If you start to slack in your exercise practices, you will see the adverse effects. Believe me, once you get a taste of freedom you won’t want to go back. Ok, now go on a marathon of self-fulfillment. It’s not selfish. If you are happily helping others, it is more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Continue to Bathe.

August 19, 2019 by  
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Not bathing can lead to skin problems, and even sleep issues. It’s hard to sleep when you feel itchy. I’m willing to concede to experts about a few things but the frequency of bathing isn’t one of them. There are an endless list of reasons to bathe on a daily basis if possible, and not embarrassing self is also one of them. Why should one want to offend others with unpleasant body odor…that’s just rude. This is one bit of change we may need to leave on the table. Bathe and be well.

Desensitized Until Forced to Feel.

August 19, 2019 by  
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Even if it’s your neighbor, thought it’s not a relative, it’s too close to home. In this space you hope others in this country will stand with you in the pain that has darkened your doorstep. This is in part why we can’t allow the numbness to take over. In that space the evil leading us wins, and we continue to lose members of a much larger community…that of humanity.

Set You Child’s Academic Expectation.

There is a confidence that come with being the best in one’s class that builds the drive from excellence in every task one sets out to achieve. We need our children to experience being the best. They will face enough in this world that will try to make them feel less than; they must excel in every area by which they have control. This drive for greatness begins at home with the expectation of the parents.

4 Things Black Herbivores Need for you to know.

August 14, 2019 by  
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I know this won’t stop you from throwing those smoked turkey necks and “hog mogs” in that pot. This was not to get you meat eaters to come over the other side. It is simply to give  you a few pointers on how to be considerate of your sister-in-law or cousin or auntie who prefers to only have plants on their plates. Be kind to your favorite herbivores and make a salad minus the ham and turkey chunks. I’m sure a hug of appreciation will follow.

The Village Doesn’t Always Forgive.

August 13, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationship Talk, Weekly Columns

If you plan on staying keep certain information away form that village as they will never be able to unhear it once it comes out. You won’t be able to judge them for taking a protective position as they are loyal to you, and the position is valid. Your village doesn’t have to forgive those that harm you.

Sometimes It’s Not Hurt.

Furthermore, no one should feel communicating respectfully, but truthfully, for fear of being told they are hurtful. In this space any relationship is in danger. If you committed hurt by all means humble yourself and try to make it right. However, if you didn’t please don’t sit back and become a scapegoat for someone’s feelings. Just as they would deserve better so do you.

An Open Letter to My Brothas and Sistas.

August 13, 2019 by  
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I am beautiful. I am successful. I am loved.” If you are going to be kind to anyone in the world you may as well begin with yourself. Be gentle with yourself. You are the only you that you have, and you are the perfect version of yourself for today. Let tomorrow be its own kind of greatness.

Importance of Vocational Training.

Tweet ( There is no doubt about education being the key to a bright future. Education helps one create a career path and provides the training required to sustain it. There is, however, one problem. Students often have a hard time making a career choice. This is one of the reasons why vocational training exists. […]

No One is Ever Enough.

If everything a man does is wrong no matter how hard he tries to make you happy, and you maintain a double standard you can very well run off your Mr. Right. If that happens it won’t be a cause of no one wanting to love you as much as you not allowing yourself to be loved. In some instances, the brother is not intimidates by who we are, we are simply unreasonable because nothing is ever enough.

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