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A Black Queen Who Inspired This Former Princess

Determination and drive are in my DNA. I am not “built” to back down from what I believe. And I have the past and present Black Queens in my life to thank for it. Especially my beloved mom. My parents are an interracial couple who married in 1970. A climate then was nowhere near as […]

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Speaking my Mind: The Best Posts of 2020

I am proud of my voice. I am soft-spoken when I need to be outspoken when the need arises. As I review all of the blog posts that I have written over these last tumultuous 12 months, I can honestly say I am 100% proud of every post written on this site. That being said, […]

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Book Journey

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” This month, on January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated, and this day of service marks the 26th anniversary of the […]

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When Money is Tight, Give Gifts from the Heart

As a therapist, I work with many families throughout the course of the year, and I can say with strong certainty that most families in the US are truly struggling this holiday season. So much so that many may not be able to shop for gifts for their loved ones. As humans, it’s in our […]

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Making a Plan to Help Cope with Holiday Loneliness

As a family therapist, I can assure you that holiday loneliness knows no age limit or socio-economic status. The wave of feeling lost and alone as the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches can creep up on us on quiet cat feet or hit us head-on like a mega-ton locomotive. Either way, I know […]

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The Decline of Empathy Thanks to a Piece of Fabric

Unbelievably, the simple act of wearing a mask has become political and another example of how empathy is on shaky ground amongst fellow human beings. How did that happen? Since when did protecting our country’s most vulnerable: the old, the young, and the immunocompromised become an infringement of personal rights? The fact that the mask […]

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