Stop Doing These 13 Things and Start Feeling Better About Yourself Today

Navigating this world and these times is not easy especially when there’s so much pressure to conform Conforming to expectations of others. And along with all this conforming comes a chipping away of self value. Each generation faces its own unique set of challenges, but one thing remains the same, no matter the generation. No…

Racist Treatment of Africans and Indians During the Crisis in Ukraine

The Slow Coverage by Western Media I’m not under any illusions about the racist implications concerning the treatment of Africans, Indians and others in Ukraine, and Western media’s slow response in covering their stories too. What’s happening in the Ukraine is, without a doubt, appalling and senseless. All this fighting and killing and for what?…

Will Cosmetic Surgery Make You Happier?

Is cosmetic surgery just what you need to make you happier? I don’t know. Will it? You’re the only one who can answer that question. It depends on how you measure happiness and success. If you truly believe that you’ll be happier after cosmetic surgery and that you will find your soulmate and true love,…

You Don’t Have To Stick To One Niche

Writing About What You Know

Write About What You Know Stick to one niche is the advice you often hear repeated over and over in writing courses, workshops and books. But who is one dimensional? Certainly not me, and I suspect, neither are you. So why should your writing be? I am referring specifically to non-fiction writing. You don’t have to…

My Child Won’t Read! What Can I Do?

Strategies to get your child from reluctant reader to motivated reader Your child doesn’t want to read anymore. It seems as though one moment you had a little avid reader, and the next thing you knew, your child had morphed into a reluctant reader.  You are totally bewildered. What happened? When did it happen? One of…

So You Want to Write for Children

Watch out for these 7 Common Mistakes The idea has been floating around in your mind for years. You want to write a children’s book. Wonderful! Now is the perfect time to get started. But before you begin, take a moment to read over these 7 common mistakes made by beginning writers. Once you’ve read…

Depression is a Sneaky and Dangerous Illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Depression is heartbreaking. In an affluent Cleveland Ohio suburb, depression caused a father and husband to kill his wife and their two children, 15-year old twins, a boy and a girl, in an apparent murder-suicide. In another nearby city, the same thing happened, only this time three children were…

Blaxit:

Black Americans Exit America Blaxit is the word used to describe the latest migration of Black people in America to other countries. In this article, I use the term Black people to refer to African Americans and People of African Descent. Past migrations This is not the first time that Black people in America have…