The Imperfect Mother

Ahhh…motherhood. Most mothers will tell you that becoming a mother has given them a newer and higher purpose in life. They will attest to the idea that motherhood is the most rewarding part of life. As beautiful as is motherhood, every mother has both good days and bad days. There are those moments in mothering…

5 Ways to Revitalize Your Troubled Relationship

The reality of every day is that romantic relationships go through ups and downs that can leave us feeling defeated and lonely. But there is hope. Relationships can heal and love can be revitalized. Put these tried and true methods to the test to mend your troubled relationship. Make time together a priority. Nothing puts…

Love in the Time of Modern Technology

There are many things that challenge the strength and integrity of a relationship.  Anything from stress to the untimely reemergence of an ex can put a strain on an otherwise healthy partnership.  Going into a relationship, most people are aware that there will be challenges.  I dare say that as a relationship continues to grow…

7 Sayings to Inspire a Happier and Healthier You

Around this time of year we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions: goals we made at the start of 2016, goals we will revisit in 2017.  According to both Psychology Today and CNN, achieving better health through weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution.  That says two things: one, health is a major…

Workplace Bullies–What Can You Do?

If you’re breathing then most likely you have been exposed to bullying. As a society, we are all very aware of bullying in schools.  When kids face the challenges associated with bullies we encourage them to seek out the help of responsible adults.  We talk to our kids about love, acceptance, and tolerance.  We tell…

How I Survived: Moving Beyond Bullying at School

Today, people are more apt to refer to bullying as what it is, but I can remember a time when bullying was referred to as “kids being kids” or “growing pains”.  Any way you look at it, it’s harmful. I was bullied–often.  I was bullied so much that I can’t recall a time in school…

dic tion ary: A Book Review

If you’re like me, the word poetry sums up a few other words. Stuffy. Old. Unapproachable. Tired images of William Shakespeare and memories of classroom recitals assault my mind, and I run to the place where poetry is not. When Sharea Harris released her self-published collection of poems “dic tion ary,” I was surprised to…