Feeling Stuck?

At some point or another, most of us have felt like we were stuck, stagnant, unable to move out of our current situation or circumstance. And this could happen at any age, although I don’t believe that you’re usually truly cognizant of this “feeling” until you’re out of your 20’s. I’m just saying. I loved

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Having Peace of Mind

The older I get, the more I appreciate how all of our experiences, both positive and negative, have helped shape and frame the individuals that we are to become. I say “are” because no matter how old we get, we are still evolving, whether you acknowledge it or not. I have called upon and embraced

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Is Social Media destroying our Human Connection?

I’ve been thinking about the effects of technology and this social media phenomenon that has got too many of us caught up. The reality is that technology has been consuming the lives of most folks ever since the first computer and phone were created. Just think about how the development of mobile technology has played a

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When Life is in Transition…

Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. All of us, at one point in time or another, have found ourselves in a state of transition.  Some of these states of transition are by choice, others come from natural means, while others are unwillingly imposed upon us. I’m talking

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The Power of Words…

Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Positivity:  having a good, affirmative, or constructive quality or attribute. Sometimes we all need a little encouragement, a few words of positivity and motivation to remind us that we indeed matter and are in fact worthy of love and compassion and even empathy at times.

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Should teachers be armed with guns?

The latest shooting has intensified the debate over what tactics to use to protect against imminent danger: whether teachers should carry guns or hide with their students; whether schools should invest in fancy security devices like door jammers or put more resources into crisis teams that could identify and intervene with troubled students. And thanks

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My Rant on Russia, China, North Korea and Trump- Be Aware!

I won’t waste time venting about the fact that we have the worst excuse for a President in office right now. What I do want to talk about is the troubling fact that both China and Russia have deployed nuclear-capable missiles to the frozen tundra that lies along Russia’s far-eastern border with China. And no one

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Why we need more Quality Female Role Models

Role model: A role model or mentor is a person who demonstrates a particular behavior, skill, or social role for another person to emulate. Role models might emerge because of character and conduct or because of particular skills and talents. Modelling ourselves on others is part of human nature, and we all subconsciously take in the

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Proud of the Athletes

While I’m not a big fan of the game of football, I must say that I’m quite proud of the athletes who chose to kneel and take a silent stand. This is what being a patriot is all about! It’s a shame when I hear folks who claim to love this country and want to

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Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

  As amazing as it sounds, Oakland has never had its own LGBTQ center. This is the first in the city’s history, and the two founders are Joe Hawkins and Jeff Meyers, two amazingly dedicated and dynamic individuals who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, our families and allies. They

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