Remember to take mental health moments -Relax, Relate, Release

We dream of sitting in the house to relax during the week. While sitting in meetings throughout the week, our minds often drift to what we will do over the weekend. Thoughts of sleeping until noon, binge watching a television show on Netflix, going for that run that you have been been meaning to getContinue reading “Remember to take mental health moments -Relax, Relate, Release”

Make a to do list today and begin checking it off

Playing jacks, playing make believe with my refrigerator and stove, cabbage patch kids, and listening to music on my small radio with a cassette tape option are fond memories that I have growing up. The refrigerator and stove were located in the hall closet of our apartment in Woodsong in the late 1980’s. I readContinue reading “Make a to do list today and begin checking it off”

Educational arenas oftentimes determine how we finish “Our Race….”

Daily I sit and listen to my students cry or just vent.  I hand them paper towels because I have still failed to go by the store to grab a box of Kleenex.  When they vent, I am still and I actively listen.  I look at their body language, I listen to their words and typically every encounterContinue reading “Educational arenas oftentimes determine how we finish “Our Race….””

Some will always “race” to the front of the line because they are scared to be pushed to the back….

I realized I was healed the other day. I mean I still see the scars and I’m certain that I’ll have moments every so often, but I’m healed. It took a bit to heal myself because their are truly mean, vindictive people who are angry with themselves, but after prayer and my counselors suggestion toContinue reading “Some will always “race” to the front of the line because they are scared to be pushed to the back….”

Today I got to breathe in the same room with Oprah

Today I got to breathe in the same room with Oprah. It’s not my tea date, but it’s coming! I have a respect for Oprah. I admire how she always sees the good. Her fame has nothing to do with my respect, but it’s her actions. Today as I sat listening to her, my seatContinue reading “Today I got to breathe in the same room with Oprah”

Don’t bypass those lessons…embrace them

Be excited about your new journeys…. I know when my journeys end. I’m aware of when it’s time to close the door, lock it, and throw away the key. But not all of my journeys end like this. Some have ended and merged with the new one. A few have ended with the door remainingContinue reading “Don’t bypass those lessons…embrace them”

Having the ability to forgive… or not

I started my year off centering on positivity, but I also had a bit of “hate” in my heart. I was unable to let something go and it would have stood in my way had I not let it go. I received Common’s book for Christmas and the beginning of his book made me callContinue reading “Having the ability to forgive… or not”

When people show you their authentic self…. embrace it!

I look at the good in just about everything. It takes so much to upset me and I’m always so forgiving. I smile and am typically always the peacekeeper. This works for me, but to assist with my growth I had to make modifications so that I will not continue learning those same lessons, butContinue reading “When people show you their authentic self…. embrace it!”