Aretha Franklin

I want to say good-bye publicly to the Queen of Soul.  I will miss you.  It has been a delight growing up and listening to your soul and gospel music. Thank you for blessing us with your God-given voice and spiritually lifting songs.  You not only earned 18 Grammys but appeared in movies and sang […]

Mental Health Cloud

Depression is a mental health cloud over America.  Depression causes millions to harm relationships and even destroy their lives through substance abuse, unexpected killings, suicide as well as numerous other health, economic and social issues.  It doesn’t care about social status, if you are rich or poor, young or old – it’s an epidemic that doesn’t discriminate. We live in […]

Suicide – A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Dear Anthony, I watched your series and enjoyed your many travels. It was as though I was right there with you experiencing all the wonderful foods. You touched so many cultures and souls just by being yourself. We never met but your series allowed us to touch one another’s spirits. Your life was meaningful and […]

A Good Attitude

What is something that all of us in this world have in common? We all have an “attitude.”  The difference is our attitudes can be positive or negative. We all have a choice in how we use and display our attitudes to others. They can change with the seasons of life. They can change from situation […]


Jesus requires us to believe and have faith. Some of us fall short of this goal. If you were to ask philosophers, celebrities, athletes, co-workers, teachers and friends how they were able to succeed when the odds were against them; many would say they believed in themselves. They believed and it happened. When the newspaper […]

I Want the Milk But Not the Cow

People can be selfish. Many times, they are concerned only with serving themselves and satisfying their own needs and desires regardless of what the other person is feeling. They can desire and want sexual relations with someone but do not want to invest in a long-term, committed relationship.  They promise to commit and give just enough to the other person […]

Getting People to Talk

Do you have a relationship with a person or do you encounter people who just don’t seem to talk? Many people are uncomfortable talking to others.  Electronic devices have also created an even easier way to avoid actual conversations.  Some people will often type things about themselves, but if you are with that person face-to-face, they just seem to pull back into […]

Winner or Whiner?

As a former professor, a present-day author, trainer and professional speaker, I’ve spent my entire adult life studying human behavior. I have tried to answer the question, “Why are some people winners, while others are whiners?” I think I’ve found some possible answers and I want to share them with you. The difference between the […]

Mental Conditions

Your mental condition is important when you want to change and move forward. The problem is, one cannot move forward without the right mindset. At times we all get stuck and find it difficult to change ourselves and our situation, so examining our mental condition is the first step to real change. You may want […]

The Valley Experience

There is one thing in life that is guaranteed, we all experience peaks and valleys. We will all face trials and tribulations in life. If by some chance, you have not gone through valley experiences, keep living and start preparing yourself for how you will deal with the valleys when they do come. There are […]