Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

Three words: "Thank you, Sir." Mo   article via thegrio.com On Friday night, cheerleaders for the DeSoto and Cedar Hill high schools’ football teams in Texas knelt during the national anthem before the game between their two schools to protest the treatment of people of color in the United States. What’s more, on Tuesday, the … Continue reading Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

The Truth is What We Save From the Fire

Recovery programs call our useless running, “getting something we don’t have,” or “keeping something we don’t want to lose.” Greg Baer, in his book, Real Love, calls it “Getting and Protecting Behavior.” Whatever you call it, it’s how we shield ourselves from pain. Check out blogger Matt”s great insights about this tough part of existence! Thanks Matt!
Mo

Must Be This Tall To Ride

Value of hard things vs. easy things Like vigorous exercise, a disciplined reading regiment, and giving more than we take in our marriages, there is VALUE — tons of it — in doing hard things. So maybe don’t run away. Maybe allowing ourselves to feel is THE way. (Image/Carl Richards – New York Times)

I’m afraid of someone using a circular handsaw to cut open my skull.

But I’m more afraid of dying, so if the choice is certain death or brain surgery, I would choose brain surgery.

I’m afraid of jumping off of 100-foot cliffs into unknown waters.

But I’m more afraid of being eaten by big-ass dinosaurs, so if a genetically modified hybrid Jurassic World dinosaur was chasing me, I would totally jump if the alternative was being Indominus Rex’s lunch.

Broken down in the most primitive way possible, human beings are motivated by just two things:

  1. Feeling pleasure
  2. Avoiding pain

Psychologists say most people…

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South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Wow. I am aghast at this blatant racism against these lovely South African young girls! Great job young ladies. Keep fighting for the freedom to be yourself and love yourself just as you are. Your natural hair is the essence of your beauty as a creation of a loving God. Same stuff goes on in … Continue reading South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Want Success? Embrace the GRIND — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Thanks to Kristen for this timely piece. I am ready for the GRIND experience! Go grab those dreams! Mo What do you want? How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice? These are the questions we must ask not once, but daily. There is no success without the GRIND. via Want Success? … Continue reading Want Success? Embrace the GRIND — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

DBT- could it help you too?

I've been in Psychotherapy for a number of years and don't plan to quit anytime soon!  I feel it gives me some of the best skills in handling life and the accompanying stress that comes along with it. In my several years I have learned much about dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) Once an area that … Continue reading DBT- could it help you too?

On being multi-racial in America

"Get in where you fit in." Where's that? Got a map?  I am seen as "black" in America. I have chocolate skin and a doctorate-level degree.  I am told I, "sound white," on the phone. Imagine the surprise when I show up! Actually, I am an adopted African American with the addition of Irish and Cherokee … Continue reading On being multi-racial in America

Little habits that make you more attractive (and I’m not talking looks)

I like the viewpoint this writer takes- be lovely from the inside out! Thank you for such a great article, Tiffany! Mo Little Habits That Make You More Attractive (and I’m not talking about looks) We don’t say this out loud, but deep down inside we all want to be attractive. No, not with a … Continue reading Little habits that make you more attractive (and I’m not talking looks)

If it doesn’t suck, It’s not worth doing

I was so inspired by this article that I had to pass it along. I am sort of a productivity junkie, and if you are too, check out this article by Benjamin P. Hardy! Mo If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing https://medium.com/the-mission/if-it-doesnt-suck-it-s-not-worth-doing-1efdc6eb695c#.rl27ss14s According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always … Continue reading If it doesn’t suck, It’s not worth doing