How to Beat Depression


Depression affects nearly 15.7 million adults in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. On Episode 10 of the Sistanomics Podcast, we discussed mental illness among African-Americans. We posed the question, "Why don't we go get help as frequently as people of other races do?" I suppose there are lots of answers to that question.

A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part 2


Why Be Judgemental? As I proofread this post I realized that I am, in fact, passing judgement on judgemental people. Hypocrisy highlighted and duly noted, I'd like to share a few thoughts based on a conversation I had with a friend the other day. We basically agreed that judgment is uncomfortable, and it has a … Continue reading A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part 2

A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part I


Why Be Judgemental? As I proofread this post I realized that I am, in fact, passing judgement on judgemental people. Hypocrisy highlighted and duly noted, I'd like to share a few thoughts based on a conversation I had with a friend the other day. We basically agreed that judgment is uncomfortable, and it has a … Continue reading A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part I

Ruby Jean: Gone But Not Forgotten


I received a surprising yet troubling message Monday night that Ruby Jean Wiggins, my first grade teacher passed away. Deaths always take me to my own mother's demise and the rush of emotions I still remember vividly. This event simply signified another torn page, dog-eared in my book of childhood memories. I remember her as Ruby … Continue reading Ruby Jean: Gone But Not Forgotten

Sometimes Dreams Do Come True


Prophetic Dreams Last week, I wrote about dreams and how troublesome they can be. In 1985, my mother had a dream which she shared openly for the next several days that I'll never, ever forget. Sometimes when I think about it, I feel bad inside because I was too young to understand what was happening and … Continue reading Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

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What’s Wrong With Women? Mailbag Vol. 1


Welcome to this week's Mailbag! One reader wants to know, Whats wrong with women today? Lots of times, people don't feel comfortable posing questions publicly, neither in the blog comments nor on Facebook. They will however hit me in the inbox from time to time. The Problem With Women and the Point of Getting Married The following … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Women? Mailbag Vol. 1

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Nightmares After Divorce


Divorce Can Be a Real Nightmare I never truly realized how much healing I still have to do from my eleven years of matrimony. Unsettling nightmares after divorce, are tell-tale signs that there's still much work to do. Usually, it becomes apparent to me when I interact with friends dealing with the same issues. Other times, something … Continue reading Nightmares After Divorce

God Puts Certain People in Your Life For a Reason


I made a Facebook post Saturday, stating that I was weary from the recent changes in my life. Instead of withdrawing from all social interaction, I added that I had decided to surround myself with positive people: my family and friends. Friends Till the End I've learned that the enemy wants me to stay inside … Continue reading God Puts Certain People in Your Life For a Reason

Black Lives Matter, Right?


Do Black Lives Matter in America, Really? If black lives matter, why did policemen kill Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile at point-blank range this week? If black lives matter, why were both men said to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Is that justification? If black lives matter, why didn't either cop think to … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Right?