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
As a therapist, I hear a variety of things from all kinds of individuals. My friends and family consult me about everything. This year I have heard several times that people are ready for this year to end. Recently, someone told me they regret a lot of the decisions they made. Personally, 2016 started out a little rocky, but after MLK weekend I evaluated a few things and decided I did not want to deal with some of the things I have entertained in the past. I didn’t want to… Read More »December 2016……Finale……..4th quarter
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died from AIDS. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. Too many people are thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, when they need just to water the grass they are standing on and know their… Read More »World AIDS Day
Each year our birthday comes around & we began reminiscing about the past, the ups & down, and relationships that ended and began. This year has been about change, growth, heartbreak, closing and starting new chapters, and discovering what I truly deserve but not knowing and being fearful of what the future holds. I will admit, it can be scary when you come face to face with our reality that we are in a place we don’t want to be in anymore. That can be a feeling or a situation.… Read More »🎂🍸34…………………the year of NO & growth!
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:
Recently I celebrated a birthday with someone and they were having a difficult time with getting older. I have come to a place where I am comfortable with getting older, as each decade of life brings its own challenges, joys, sorrows, and teachings. Yes, there are a few things I wanted by a certain age, and I think that is the overachiever within myself. I am learning that it’s not about my time, but in God’s time is the right time. I am learning to trust the lessons of each… Read More »Daily inspiration
I am learning to have patience with all things, and especially with myself. Self-reflection holds a key to unlocking the door and our eyes to new beginnings of awareness. Take a few moments before it becomes a lifetime of regrets, but do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. Life is not a race but indeed it is a journey. Love your life, and what you‘ve been given, it is not accidental. Learn to laugh, forgive, and appreciate the little things in life. Some of the best things in… Read More »Daily Inspiration
Last night I had a great time catching up with my friends and can’t wait until they arrive in DC in August. Life is about the people you meet on this journey of life, and the things you create with them. I’m grateful for my experiences, and people I have met on this journey of life. You can’t save time, so it can’t gain interest: So concentrate your interest in the present and savor every moment.