The art of moving forward…but not moving on

Over the summer, I experienced something that I never thought I would. A death in the family is always hard, but when it’s your own mother and from something as awful as cancer, it changes you. It changes the way you view the world and other people. My mom had breast cancer for the first … Continue reading

The practice of yoga in stress relief

In 2020, the American Psychological Association performed a study where they discovered that 90% of college students reported having a significant amount of stress. These students cited education as the source. With busy schedules, students often struggle to find time and activities to help de-stress. Yoga has been proven to have great physical and mental … Continue reading

A poem on racial injustice in the U.S.

How can I mourn when everyone around me is laughing? How can I mourn when I am the only black person and everyone else is white surrounding me? How can they understand? I wanted to cry, but the room I was in was laughing. I wanted my tears to flow down my face for the … Continue reading

Make America Grate Again

Americans struggle to find common ground these days. But not with this. Over two-thirds of the population cannot digest a common household item—dairy.  The pandemic has made short-term health the forefront of conversations today. Yet, the long-term effects of agitated digestive systems wreak havoc on 68% of bodies worldwide, according to  Those who are … Continue reading

It’s time to make time

Ever find yourself needing extra hours in the day? Begin the week already behind? Constantly feel overwhelmed? Then like me, you probably suffer from poor time-management skills and overachiever tendencies.  As Founding Father Benjamin Franklin stressed, “Do you love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of.” Every moment … Continue reading

The fight to smile

Do not allow other people’s ignorance to bring you down. Be of good courage. For no one truly knows you like God knows you.  The Bible mentions us as being part of His “inheritance” (Zephaniah 3:17) and His greatest “masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10). What an honor bestowed by our God that He would have favor on … Continue reading

Burned out is an understatement

You’re sitting at your desk, shoulders hunched, neck aching. The sound of an Outlook notification hitting your phone or laptop can be enough to send a shudder down your spine. It is for me. You crave sleep, which shouldn’t even feel like a luxury, but has become the most sought-after activity.  We’re experiencing the telltale … Continue reading

How freeing is free speech?

In the aftermath of the recent 2020 election, President Trump was banned from social media platforms after years of controversy over his use of social media to share misleading content and inflame his millions of followers. This suppression of former President Trump’s speech on social media, and whether it is validated or not, is going … Continue reading