Recently I read "African Love Poems and Proverbs" by C. W. Leslau. C. W. Leslau brought together poems from different regions of Africa in this unique collection of poems. Poetry is defined by Dictionary.com as the expression of feelings and ideas by distinctive style and rhythm. During my reading, I highlighted poems that resonated with me. Here … Continue reading Excerpts from African Love Poems and Proverbs by C. W. Leslau
1. I will BE PROACTIVE: In order to be proactive I have to know that I can control how I respond to things. Instead of being in a bad mood, I can be in a good mood. It is all my choice and no one elses. 2. If I make a PROMISE- keep it. 3. … Continue reading Quick Self – Affirmations For Just About Anyone.
Social skills take time and effort to develop, but there is one thing you can do today to improve your social skills just a little bit. You may not become a public speaker overnight or anything but it can "spice" up your conversations by providing you with an array of ideas and new perspectives that … Continue reading Podcasts Can Improve your Social Skills. Here Are a Few Podcast Suggestions.
Your differences are what makes you special but differences can and have led to many conflicts within the world; from gender identifications, religious beliefs, to simply the choice of clothing you choose to wear. You can get ridiculed and even killed in some societies for such differences and it's sad that such things occur. Many … Continue reading Embracing People’s Differences is Hard at Times, But Worth It In The End
Stress is defined by Merriam Webster as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress when left unchecked can lead to many problems that are harmful to your body. According to the Mayo Clinic, "stress symptoms cannot only affect your body, but also your thoughts, feelings, and your behavior. … Continue reading Stress is Harmful to Your Body, Mind, and Behavior When Left Unchecked – 10 Tips to Limit Your Stress
Crying. When was the last time you cried? Chances are it's been a while and if you're a male chances are even higher that it's been awhile. Despite society's association of crying with being feminine or sensitive, crying has been known to have many benefits. Neuroscientist Dr. William H. Frey II, PhD, the director of … Continue reading Here is Why the Next Time Tears Well Up In Your Eyes, You Should Cry: The Benefits
A question many individuals, including myself, have asked when we hear that someone is in an abusive relationship is: why doesn't she/he just leave their abuser? Well, according to a study carried out by researchers of Stanford University, love stimulates the same part of brain as cocaine. This can lead to withdrawal-like symptoms when you … Continue reading Leaving an Abusive Relationship Can Be Difficult But It’s Worth It When The Necessary Steps are Taken
When we look to enter into a relationship, we usually don't look to be an abusive one. But often times our love for an individual, or our fear of being alone causes us to miss potential warning signs that could save us and our children from years of abuse and potential post traumatic stress disorder … Continue reading 12 Unquestionable Warning Signs That You’re in an Abusive Relationship
"You have $86400 in your account and someone stole $10 dollars from you. What would you do? Would you be upset and the throw the remaining $86390 away in hopes of getting back the $10? Or would you move on and live? Right, you'll probably move on and live. We have 86400 seconds in everyday, … Continue reading Don’t Sweat the Small Things, Life is Bigger Than That
Criticism is defined by Google searches as: the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. Criticism can be beneficial to all parties involved but criticism is often incorrectly used within our society. If time you spent time observing people in all forms of relationships, you would realize that people … Continue reading 4 Ways to Effectively Criticize Others to Help Them Reach Their Potential