Outside The House Documentary Review

I try to keep track of depression, stress and other mental illness articles, updates and stats as much as possible. Especially in the black community. So it was interesting to see this documentary pop up on my Facebook timeline. Why? There is very little information in regards to stats, information, etc when it comes to […]

Mental Detox Matters For Black Teachers

It’s around 12:30a and I know I should be sleep yet I’m up thinking about mental detox. Maybe because I’m speaking at the Texas Alliance for Black School Educators Conference about this topic. Or maybe being a former black educator in public school and reading way too many articles has forced my hand to write […]

Survive 2017

Are you equipped to survive 2017? I am. Even with the chaos of the political climate in our country, I still believe there is opportunity in the midst of it all. How? So glad you asked. When you have a simple mental detox strategy in place, it allows your mind to be open to see opportunities […]

It Was The Best of Times…It Was The Worst of Times

I thought of doing a detailed recap of 2016. But why rehash a challenging, transitional year for me? What I do want to share are the 3 best times of 2016 I experienced and the 3 worst times of 2016. Why? So you know that I, just like you, am learning every single day how […]

Two Years Battling Goliath

Two years ago (September 2014) I received a Google Alert. No big deal, right? I keep them to make sure I know what’s being said about what I do and my industry. But this time it was different. It was a Friday night. And I saw it right there in my face. Someone was using […]

I Left My Heart in Haiti

What can I say about Haiti? Other than when I learned about it being the first black republic in the world at 12 years I old, I wanted to visit. So I did. Jasmine, of Black Celebrity Giving, posted on her Facebook page either late January or early February about a trip to serve overseas. […]

Creative Journaling

Dream, Idea and Art Journaling Sticking with this month’s theme about journaling to increase your productivity. This is part V in a 5-part series leading up to Detox The B.S. Summit. Last week we talked about relationship journaling. This week we’re going to talk about creative journaling. As we close this month’s series on the […]

Relationship Journaling

Love and Partner Journaling Sticking with this month’s theme about journaling to increase your productivity. This is part IV in a 5-part series leading up to Detox The B.S. Summit. Last week we talked about journaling for spiritual connection. This week we’re going to talk about relationship journaling. Now this isn’t always the type dealing with […]

Journaling for Spiritual Connection

Prayer/Thought and Scripture/Affirmation Journaling Sticking with this month’s theme about journaling to increase your productivity. This is part III in a 5-part series leading up to Detox The B.S. Summit. Last week we talked about Journaling through emotions. This week we’re going to talk about Journaling for spiritual connection. There are some people who believe in […]

Journaling Through Emotions

Dissatisfaction and Admire Journaling Sticking with this month’s theme about journaling to increase your productivity. This is part II in a 5-part series leading up to Detox The B.S. Summit. Last week we started with journaling for business. This week we’re going to learn how to journal through emotions. Now I received a question on […]