We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017
This morning I was reading my daily word before starting my day at work. I haven’t blogged in a few months because I have been busy enjoying life. Before I went to bed last night I thought I am exhausted and I have to be at work in the morning, but I glanced over and I felt a great feeling coursing through my veins. I felt happiness, love, peace, and excitement about a lot of things and what the future holds. My patients ask me all the time “How do… Read More »Happiness
This week I celebrated the 7th anniversary from when I submitted my first research proposal and presented at NASW-LA in Baton Rouge, LA. This week I presented at the NASW-MD Conference on Suicide Among Active Military Personnel and War Veterans. My first time I was introducing the information from my article I published with NASW and I was very comfortable and did not feel nervous at all. An altercation occurred between two of the participants. I feel that I handled the situation very well. During my presentation, I provided a… Read More »HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH
There comes a time in every adult’s life where they must be honest and in tune with their true feelings. A couple of weekends ago I was having a pity party for myself because I was in class on Saturday and Sunday at a CBT certification course. Next weekend I will be working on speaking engagements. The weather is getting warmer and everyone is enjoying the outdoors, and I will be working. I started to think about the time when will I get the chance to enjoy my weekends and… Read More »May the work I've done speak for me:
Blogging allows me the opportunity to relax and take a break from my normal routine. It is very stress relieving when I’m able to write about my journey. The beautiful thing about reflection is you have time to evaluate yourself and relationships. When I get stuck in a thought, a feeling, or a relationship, and I am confused about how to get unstuck, I start to evaluate myself. I take the time to observe myself without judgment or reproach. This can be a powerful tool for change. I pay attention… Read More »Stop holding onto people that have you on hold…..
Regardless of your past, I’m learning it’s important to keep your heart open. If it’s not safe, you’ll know. But don’t close your heart. Just move in another direction. Don’t worry about getting your heart broken. Sometimes that happens. Sometimes it’s the price you pay for opening your heart, for taking the risk. But if it does happen, you can allow your heart to heal, then open it once again. Let it remind you that, once healed, a broken heart is a beautiful work of art.
Sometimes it hits you instantly and at that moment you begin to realize that enough is enough. This morning I woke up and said a prayer and thought about letting some people and situations go. Saying no is another way of saying when. Sometimes it is the hardest word in the language to speak is the short, simple word no especially with family and close friends. Instead of saying no, we toil on. What will he think if I say no? A good Christian needs to sacrifice himself. Saying no… Read More »Daily Inspiration
Pay attention to the time element associated with what you want. Opportunities for getting what you want are time limited. They have a shelf life that can and will expire. I have a few expiration dates that are approaching.😎
it is important to respect the power of words and thoughts, both your own and others.’ When I sit down to write sometimes my ideas and inspirations come from other people, come from outside of us. If we are not cautious, it is easy for others to put their ideas and intentions into our minds. We don’t have to let others make us think or feel a certain way. Do not let other people put things into your head. Choose the words you share with others carefully. Words are powerful.