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Emotional Well-being

Grit

The Joy, Benefits and Gift of a GRIT mindset.

The secret to success and outstanding achievement in life isn’t about being a “genius”. It’s about your GRIT or the unique combination of your passion, purpose, and long-term perseverance. According to Dr. Angela Duckworth, the world’s leading expert on grit, GRIT is having PASSION + SUSTAINED PERSEVERANCE when it comes to achieving long-term goals.

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race related trauma

Rules of Engagement for Race Related Trauma

Like many of you, I am outraged and emotionally exhausted because of the wrongful and race-related deaths (murders) of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Not only are many hearts on fire with anger, many businesses are on fire (right now) in Minneapolis because black and brown people do not feel seen, heard, loved, valued, understood, validated, cared for OR protected.

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connection

Connect during Corona with these 3 Check-in Questions

This 2020 corona crisis (or any crisis for that matter) presents us with growth opportunities. If we let it. We have the wonderful opportunity to connect with God (read more on that HERE), ourselves (read more on that HERE), and others in ways that can help us grow beyond our current capacity. The question is “Will we capitalize on these opportunities for growth?” Just the other day, I stumbled across Oprah’s Instagram page where her wellness theme for the week was CONNECT. In her post, she asked her followers this question:

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prosper

Can we prosper in the midst of pandemic pain, loss and sorrow?

When written in Mandarin, the word crisis is comprised of two characters. One character represents danger and the other represents opportunity. I believe a crisis always provides an invitation for us to grow, innovate, create, change and elevate ourselves. We can choose to Pivot or Panic, Grow or Grieve, Hope or Despair. But do we always choose to maximize these opportunities in crisis?

 

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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Loneliness Got You down?

In 2020 we have this false notion that we should just BE. Like…voila, I am. Voila, I am a college graduate. Voila, I am married. Voila, I have a healthy and loving relationship with myself. But, that’s not how life works. Especially when it comes to love, even loving ourselves.

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Christian Singles

Christian Singles Striving for Purity in a Sexualized World.

The struggle is real for today’s Christian singles ages 25 and up. Not only are there real financial and emotional struggles, but there are also real sexual purity struggles. Unfortunately, many singles have been told they are still single because they’re in sin or there’s something ‘wrong with them’. How ridiculous! Since when did one’s martial status serve as the standard for purity and perfection? If anything, marriage MAGNIFIES our sin and imperfections!

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You are an inspiration

You are an Inspiration to others. Let me count the ways.

“You’re not inspirational.” Words spoken into my life by a highly respected and influential leader. I’m not gonna lie. Those words caused me to believe I wasn’t good enough to be an effective leader. Because a leader is supposed to be inspirational right?

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