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Healthy Begins With You

Posted by [email protected] on January 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

We get so caught up in this love thing. Especially at engagement parties and weddings. Love requires work. For love to remain, love must be fed and nurtured. Love, when healthy feeds our soul. It nourishes our hearts, the most important organ in our bodies. It helps our blood circulate at its maximum potential. It unclogs stagnancy in our minds. Love helps us to grow into secure humans. It helps us to grow dependent of someone's validation of our worth.

 

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Laundry List for a Healthy Relationship

Posted by [email protected] on January 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Laundry List for a Healthy Relationship

Some of us get it right the first time.

While some of us have do-overs.

 

How do you know if your relationship is healthy?

 

When was the last time you conducted a Care Scan of your relationship?

A Care Scan is simply scanning your relationship to determine its health s...

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The Day My Life Changed

Posted by [email protected] on October 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The usual day . . . I was at work doing what I do best . . . listening to students who had concerns, preparing a lecture for my class, and finalizing an agenda for the Retention Committee meeting. All at the same time. I liked to multi-task. Then suddenly it happened. I started feeling ill, my tongue felt weird, my head felt pressurized, and that was the day my life would change. My Vice President seemed to have known something would go wrong that day as he kept pacing infront of my office f...

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Nine Things My Students Will NEVER Learn From Me

Posted by [email protected] on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

1. How to not keep trying

 

2. Extra credit is only for students who are failing

 

3. Life never gives second chances

 

4. An 'A' signifies knowledge, 'B' indicates you are somewhat there, and 'C' that you are on the cusp of failing

 

5. All students are exactly the same

 

6. A career mapping is not needed . . . just go where life leads!

 

7. Tutoring is for students who can't grasp the mater...

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2 Things Needed To Build A Healthy Work Relationship

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Gossiping kills morale. Cliques diminish employee productivity. Criticism when not constructive, paralyzes.

 

Healthy working relationships are important for increased productivity. Unhealthy relationships with coworkers increase stress levels, diminish workplace trust, and decrease productivity.

 

While we tell ourselves many times over that we don't take things personal that our coworkers do, chances are, we do!

 

Unfortunately, and as h...

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The Subtlety of Workplace Bullying

Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Is one of your employees calling out more often than before? Has the energy level of one of your employees decreased? Are reports submitted late? Has the morale of an employee changed for no obvious reason?

 

There could possibly be workplace bullying at your place of employment.

 

Three weeks after being hired at a private for profit college as a professor, I was pulled to the side by a coworker, Mary (name has been changed), who told me, "You are too qualif...

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The First Time I Fell In Love With A Girl Name . . .

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 We slept in the same bed. We shared clothes, we worked at the same place. Each morning we would stare at each other for minutes at a time. Each day I would whisper my fears to hear. She rarely shared the joy experienced by others, and she rarely understood the happiness others found in me. She didn't understand what made me happy, or sad, or excited. Or what I liked or didn't like. She had somehow distant herself from me some time after my 16th birthday. Things ...

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3 THINGS I WISHED MANAGEMENT SCHOOL TAUGHT

Posted by [email protected] on May 17, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Despite the many management classes I took, none prepared me for the first several miles of the journey of leadership.

 

It was my grandfather who first recognized my leadership skills, and who didn't mind when I (the philanthropist at 13 years old) gave away most of my toys to the neighborhood children in Jamaica, West Indies. Or the time when as a community activist, I rallied with children ...

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MY HUSBAND WILL DO ANYTHING FOR ME BECAUSE OF THIS!

Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

For a long time I didn’t understand my approach to communication with my husband. I listened to Dr. Juanita Bynum spoke on the matter of first releasing negative experiences of past relationships (mother/daughter; sibling; etc.) before being able to attract positive relationships.

It took me a couple of years to revisit the topic. Then my aha moment came!

My husband and I share all household chores. He mostly cooks though. Not that I am not a good cook, but I work longer ho...

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Success Doesn't Come Easy!

Posted by [email protected] on April 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Success doesn't come easy. I stopped procrastinating and started pursuing my dreams after people's opinions of me no longer mattered. I found out that when I stopped having people's voices taking up residence in my head then I had sufficient space to create more goals and dreams. 

 

Too many times we seek the approval of others who have not even crafted a dream for themselves! Going forward simply means leaving some people in the pas...

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I Had To Learn That . . .

Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I chose to experience the time period with that person in my past . . . whether it is a spouse, a friend, a relative, a boss, a coworker. WE made the decision to enter into a time period together. WE made the decision to experience THAT THING together whether it is work, love, friendship, whatever.

Then why am I still upset with the other person involved in that experience that caused me pain? But not still upset with myself?

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Making That Decision!

Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

One Moment In Time!

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2014 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Can You Handle Success?

Posted by [email protected] on July 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Can you handle success?

Are you prepared for it?

You have prayed about it.

Envision you IN it

Saw you walking IN it

But are you ready for it?

When God destined you to a calling

When God destined you to a purpose

He prepares you for it.

You have gone through your preparation and still going through your preparation

You have to stop complaining IN your preparation

He is giving you your purpose IN this preparation. Are you prepare...

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Leaving FEAR Behind!

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Who would have imagined?

Me, lecturing, or speaking to a group of people. Or, better yet, a radio talk show, if even behind the security of a computer screen!

I was told by a professor once, that I have a great voice. Another told me I had the talent to write. I gracefully accepted both as compliment and kept it moving. Fast forward years upon years and I have incorporated both in my life, my passion, my purpose. Did I set...

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Taking Back What Is RIGHTFULLY Yours!

Posted by [email protected] on July 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Each one of us has something we would like to change. But we all know change is NOT easy . . . Especially the first day. Remember pre-kindergarten? It was one of the most difficult time for us separating from our parents and our familiar environment. 

 

The first day of any journey is the most difficult.

But if you hang in it, change becomes easy, or easier . . .

Just don't get...

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BELIEVE

Posted by [email protected] on July 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our word today is BELIEVE.

If you don't believe in your plans, who will?

In believing in your plans you have to first believe in yourself. Beliefs are built on a system. A system is created by a structure of things. Those things are our characteristics. Our characteristics are defined by the consistency by which they are portrayed.

So even when things don't look in your favor, still believe.

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PERSEVERANCE

Posted by [email protected] on July 4, 2014 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The word for today is PERSEVERANCE.

How can you persevere when all odds seem against you? I have heard it before . . . persevere? How can I? You now my story?

 

If you should tell your whole story, many wouldn't believe the things you came through. But some things are just between you and God.

And yet you persevered.

 

You held...

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HOPE

Posted by [email protected] on July 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Today's word is HOPE!

Hope is the precursor of FAITH. It is the hope that is planted that is watered by Faith. 

If you have a need, and no hope, you are only wasting your time. 

Let's talk about this just for a minute . . .

You have a need. You identify the need as urgent, or simply, important. How do you fulfill that need when resources are against its fulf...

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Self Esteem: You Either Got It or You Don't

Posted by [email protected] on June 12, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Self Esteem: You Either Got It or You Don't


 

By Dr. Karlene Richardson

June 12, 2014

 

Only when we identify our weaknesses can we transform them into strengths, and then we will be able to strategize Our Success Road Map. 

 

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