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December 25, 2018

Wouldn’t it be great to begin the new year with a brand new way of being? I bet that sounds scary. Just typing this makes me a bit nervous. Would it be better if we committed to releasing unhealthy habits, challenging behaviors and wrong thinking patterns, together?

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September 29, 2018

In this day and age we are inundated with story after story about sexual harassment, rape culture and consent. Every morning our news feed, television and podcasts flash stories across our devices setting the emotional tone for our day. This seemingly un...

August 31, 2018

It can be confusing if you have studied, memorized and reviewed your materials but despite your best efforts, you still failed. People think you are smart and tell you that you are intelligent. As you matriculated through school, you  were told that you were a good stu...

Let me first start by saying that I actually enjoyed the 'Get Out' movie. Why you may ask? Simply put, because it was entertaining. I loved the thought provoking undertones, the unspoken biases and the twists and turns of the plot. However, it was fiction and fiction i...

December 22, 2016

If you are like me, then holding a book in your hands feels, well … pleasurable. Even the texture of the pages and the smell of the ink comforts me. Although I love a good read, I struggle to make the time to cuddle up with a book these days. Like most people, I have b...

In an era where African Americans  were not seen by the dominant culture as possessing few positive attributes and held back by a system of hatred and oppression; simply meeting  basic needs for survival in a racist system is what most family’s did just to maintain a l...

Simply put, an adult orphan is an adult whose parents (both) have crossed over, transitioned, or passed away. This oddly named group of people is mostly unacknowledged in grief and loss articles or books. It’s considered a taboo topic when adults experience prolonged f...

September 20, 2015

It’s funny seeing the reactions of people when they ask what I do for a living. When I tell them that I’m a hypnotherapist they slowly avert their eyes, fearing that with just one look or snap of my fingers, I can make them quack like a duck or do some other silly act....

September 10, 2015

 

Self-Talk, What Is It?

 

Most people engage in some form of self-talk, the internal and external dialogue with oneself. Sound strange? Well, self-talk, if used positively helps to calm yourself down, remind you of an important deadline or encourage you to do your best....

September 2, 2015

'A Single Bangle Does Not Jingle' is my favorite African proverb which reminds us that we need one another. As social beings we thrive on interactions with others, the love and support from family and friends and from a sense of belonging to a group, culture or traditi...

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