To: You and Your Loved Ones!From: Michael & family I was asked to write a blog to my younger self about the changes I would make in regards to my career, personal relationships, family, love life, and the things that I am thankful for this holiday season. My advice is whatever you think you’d tell your younger self, say it to yourself now: There’s a lot you still can do. I’m grateful for many things and I wanted to send a note to share some of the many things I… Read More »Happy Thanksgiving!!
Yesterday was full of obstacles, but I made it to my destination and accomplished my initial goal. I used to pray for opportunities to travel and get paid for something I love doing. I like being around genuine people and finding new ways to love the same person over and over. It is important to expose ourselves to different parts of the world and to new experiences and cultures, so that we can change our lenses. It’s important to surround ourselves with people who help us grow and bring out… Read More »Happy Holiday's 🦃🎄🍹😍😘 from my family to yours 😘
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.😎