The Greatest Love of All by Michael Masser and Linda Creed - An Anthem to Be Your Own Hero


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May 2024

Living an inspired life is an acceptance that you are ultimately responsible for your own happiness. Our family and friends love us as much as their capacity, but they also have their own life to live. It is not fair or realistic to expect others to love us more than we are willing to love ourselves. What are ways that we can cultivate self-love? One way is to listen to inspirational music. One of my favorite inspirational songs is 'The Greatest Love of All' by Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics) because it is a reminder that loving yourself is a gift. Let's discuss... 

Mother's Day: A Celebration of Motherhood and Memories


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May 12, 2024

On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. The history of the holiday goes back to 1868 when Ann Jarvis organized a committee to establish a "Mother's Friendship Day", with a purpose to reunite families separated due to the Civil War. After Ann Jarvis passed away, her daughter Anna Jarvis continued her efforts. Today, Mother's Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Traditional celebrations include going out to dinner, buying flowers and candy, seeing a show, or  just spending quality time with Mom.  In the midst of the celebratory spirit of Mother's Day, some families experience feelings of loss and grief as they cope with the loss of their Mother.  Let's discuss....

It's Up to You


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Today is yours; live it.

Love is abundant; share it.

Poetry Fridays: Ode to Forgiveness


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May 3, 2024
Poetry Fridays. Today's theme is forgiveness

Redefining Family: Dr. Kris Marsh's - The Love Jones Cohort-Single and Living Alone in the Black Middle Class

Traditionally, being happy and successful as an adult meant having a spouse, children, a career and a home.  However, the definition of what makes a family is evolving. A significant number of today's households include single adults with or without children.  Dr. Marsh's book, The Love Jones Cohort, Single and Living Alone in the Black Middle Class, studies the lifestyles of a segment of the population who made good educational and financial decisions, but who are living single. Instead of seeing their singlehood as basis of society wondering, "What's wrong with you?" Dr. Marsh aims to remove the stigma of living single and encourages single people to enjoy their lives. Per Dr. Marsh, "I'm just trying to destigmatize singlehood."  Let's discuss....