Really, There is No Such Thing As a Stupid Question 

​Many of you have been in situations where you wanted to ask a question to gain a better understanding of a topic, subject or perspective, but failed to do so for many reasons - societal norms, fear, etc.  But today is the day that all changes. Asking questions is good and for the following reasons … Continue reading Really, There is No Such Thing As a Stupid Question 

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Excerpts from African Love Poems and Proverbs by C. W. Leslau 

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 

Podcasts Can Improve your Social Skills. Here Are a Few Podcast Suggestions. 

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. 

Embracing People’s Differences is Hard at Times, But Worth It In The End

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 Harmful to Your Body, Mind, and Behavior When Left Unchecked – 10 Tips to Limit Your Stress

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

Here is Why the Next Time Tears Well Up In Your Eyes, You Should Cry: The Benefits

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

Leaving an Abusive Relationship Can Be Difficult But It’s Worth It When The Necessary Steps are Taken

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

12 Unquestionable Warning Signs That You’re in an Abusive Relationship 

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