All doors should NOT be opened

All doors should not be opened.  Let me explain. Just because you CAN do something, does not mean that you SHOULD do it.  Getting involved in certain behaviors is like opening Pandora’s Box.  Here is an example that most people in society agree is negative: drugs. ...

I Am Good Enough

I Am Good Enough. I struggled with my value & worth because of my “past.”  Having my first child at 14, losing my precious baby, being homeless, being a stripper, being twice divorced, and in all of that being judged.  But God!  “He” turned...

Momentum – How To Build It

It is important to build momentum in your life.  Meaning MOVING FORWARD in the RIGHT direction.  Once you get moving, one thing leads to another and so on.  There are keys and skills to building momentum.  We will discuss some of them today.  But first, let’s start by...

I Am No Average Social Worker

Some people believe that if you work in an industry that is dedicated to the service of others, then you should not care about things such as appearance, fashion, material possessions, and the like.  True altruism.  If that is a person’s belief system and values, then...

Become the Best Version of Yourself

The concept of becoming your best version keeps swirling around me.  It has been consistently said in motivational videos that I watch, it is a section in a book that I am currently reading, my Mentor/Coach talked to me about it recently, and it has come up in other...

Girl Get Your Life!

The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings.  Yes, it is true that you can make a fresh start any time, but there is something special about the first of the year.  It is a time for new goals, and a fresh outlook on life.  Some people make new year’s...

Facts vs. Truth

There is a difference between a fact and the truth.  Although they may sound like the same thing, they are not synonymous.  I learned many facts in school earning my degree in Social Work: if you are from a single parent household, you are ABC% to have XYZ outcome. ...

Haters = Motivation

The concept of haters came about in recent years as a way to describe people who are an enemy, wish bad on you, dislike you, is critical, wants to tear you down, and/or is negative towards you.  These negative feelings or actions are usually for no valid reason.  The...

Thankfulness

In honor of Thanksgiving I want to discuss thankfulness today.  We all have something to be thankful for, even in hard times.  When you are in the midst of a trial, or if your entire life has been a trial, you may not clearly see your blessings.  In one of my previous...

Out of Crisis

As a Social Worker in a homeless shelter I work with women who are in crisis.  Being in a state of homelessness is a crisis in and of itself.  Our shelter guest come in for emergency shelter and services to identify housing.  Here is the thing.  Not having affordable...

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