The Courage to Feel

How was your day? Earlier today my mover helped me with picking up some furniture for my mother’s assisted living home. He asked me how my day was and I said, “It was okay, better than yesterday.” He immediately replied with “You woke up today didn’t you?” “There are people who have it worse off … Read more

What Marvel’s Black Panther Film Explores About the Black Psyche, Part 2

Relationships in Marvel’s Black Panther At this point, I’ve enjoyed the dialogue sparked by Marvel’s Black Panther film more than the film itself. Each person’s observations are based on their unique worldview. It has sparked an interesting combination of community pride; curiosity about our origins (people of African descent throughout the diaspora);  and a renewed … Read more

Turning Toward vs. Turning Away

Turning Toward Life presents us with many opportunities to either turn toward  people or turn away  from them. When we “turn toward” people we are making a conscious decision to engage in the relationship. When you turn toward you are listening, showing interest and asking questions. At its best, turning toward is a sign of … Read more

Learning to be Selfish

Learning to be Selfish Not everyone needs to learn to be selfish. But for those who do…this message is for them. I know that many people think that our culture, our world is suffering from people being too self centered. Perhaps this is true for some. In my experience there is still a whole group … Read more