Have you thought about popping your bubble lately? One of the first things I often teach my students in my sociology courses is to understand perspective. In order to do this though, you have to willingly engage with people different than yourself. I’m not referring to people who may be toxic or unsafe. I’m talking … Continue reading Is It Time To Pop Your Bubble?
Well, this year has started off anything but peaceful. To turn on the news is to turn on chaos, calamity, and catastrophes. (Have you taken a no news day lately? I promise you, they’re worth it.) I’m going to get straight to the point and ask this question...How are you managing your peace?? In order … Continue reading 20:21 Peace
If we can be honest with each other for a moment, I don’t think any of us need to be reminded to be grateful for something. I think many of us know that already. Yet, we don’t want to be THAT person who seems ungrateful for the things we should be grateful for, so we … Continue reading My Lessons of 2020
Now that I have your attention from the title, let me explain why I’ve called it this. In my cave (see prior blogs to know what I’m referring to) I have been learning quite a bit. However, this hasn’t come easy. I’ve cried, I’ve been frustrated, and even thrown a few temper tantrums (minus the … Continue reading Guinea Pig Blessings
It’s the end of another semester and usually today is the day that I say my goodbyes to my awesome students, clean up my office, walk the hallway from my office to the elevator happy that all I have left is to finalize grades, and exhale as I feel happy (and tired) to have completed … Continue reading Lessons From a Professor
I write this blog (letter) to you just two days after you have left us to go to heaven. I’m more blessed than most that I had my grandmother in my life for an amazing 40 years. We have always had a special bond, which I always attributed to our birthdays being just four days … Continue reading Dear Grandma…
I think it’s probably a safe assumption that many of us are awaiting Nov. 3rd with a level of anxiousness, nervousness, and just flat out dread. If I had to pick my top five things that I really dislike, politics is at the top of the list. For me, it’s a necessary evil if you will. … Continue reading If You Want Better, Be Better
(Certain parts of this blog are excepts from my book, "Reigning in the Storm" available on Amazon) I hate being lost! Sometimes I secretly wish that I was that person that welcomed those opportunities of being lost and viewed them as an adventure. Me? As soon as I miss my exit off the freeway in … Continue reading Lost in the Storm
One of the most significant things I have learned is that the journey to fulfilling your purpose can be lonely at times. Reason being is that not everyone will “get it.” Whether ill-intentioned or not, there are people who tell others what they think that person should do with their life. And unfortunately, the result is … Continue reading The Majority Doesn’t Always Win
The other day when I was driving, I noticed a vehicle not too far in front of me that was displaying a flag with the name of presidential candidate on it. Pause here and know that this blog is NOT in any shape or form about politics, just using that as an example. Seeing that … Continue reading Can You Keep a Secret?