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 […]

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 […]

Journaling for Business

Personal, Professional and Solution Journaling This month we’re going to focus on the 12 types of journaling I teach. I know most people hate journaling. Guess what? If you can write a long winded Facebook update or Instagram post then you can journal. It’s really that simple. Over this month, we’ll break down the 12 […]

Mental Health And the Black Community #EbonyChat

Mental health black community relationship is often a horrible, tragic story. Yet it’s the one relationship that once fixed, can heal generations. Yesterday, I caught the second half of a mental health awareness chat. I think this is a great way to end National Minority Mental Health Awareness month. Break the stigma and share the resources. We […]

Drowning in Depression

Have you ever felt so much pressure it felt like weights were sitting on your chest as you try to breathe? That’s how depression felt to me. Like I was sinking underwater and couldn’t swim back to the surface. Or the walls were closing in on me. I lived this way for years in silence. […]