Path to Purpose

This week I had another fabulous meeting with my group The Ladies League of Detroit. We discussed “The Path to Finding Purpose.” The path is full of twists and turns. There are positive and challenging experiences along the way. There are celebrations and...

Coming Full Circle

I have a testimony to share with you all. This past Friday I spoke to a group of students at Wayne State University in Detroit. It was a small group of 10, but this is why it is a testimony….. I was a very young teenager mother, I had my first daughter at the...

Quit While You Are Ahead

Quitting while you are ahead, is not the same thing as quitting. I got this concept from the movie American Gangster. If you have seen the movie you know that Frank Lucas was a drug dealer who became famous for shipping heroin directly from Thailand into the U.S. It...

There are still good people in the world

There are still good people in the world. This may seem like such a simple statement, and you may wonder why I would write a blog post about it.  The reason is because in my everyday life I hear so many people talk about how bad people are, how they cannot trust...

Happy International Women’s Day!

In honor of International Women’s Day I would like to share a few nuggets of wisdom that I have learned in these 41 years of life: 1-Support other women. You do not have to put other women down to build yourself up. We can all be fabulous! 2-You do not have to...

Maturity

Fact: Being over the age of 18 or 21 does not mean that you are mature.  It means you are legally an adult.  Unfortunately, in my community there are too many people that just “grew up,” but were never raised.  They have the body of an adult, but the mind and emotions...

Resiliency

  Resilient – The ability to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.  Able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.  Tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.  Strong and able to...

Stand UP for Yourself!

Sooooo last week I made a bold move.  I stood up for myself in a situation that has been perturbing me for a year.  Several people have told me they are proud of me for taking a stand.  Some have said they are inspired to address situations in their own lives.  I...

The Big Five

Barrier – A circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents progress.  Something that impedes, separates, keeps apart, or makes progress difficult.  A law, rule, problem, etc. that makes something difficult or impossible. Barriers are life’s...

How Can I Help?

As a Social Worker, I work with families who are or have been homeless and are living in poverty.  People often ask me how they can help.  Some also ask about the lives of the families.  They don’t understand how they got into the situation, and why they make choices...

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