“I thought he loved me and then he sold me.” -Romeo Pimp Survivor
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal activity
in the world. The term refers to a bevy of acts that includes both forced labor
and sexual exploitation. Many people think of the movie “Taken” when they think
of young girls being sex trafficked. More than 100,000 children a year are
forced into the sex trade, but this isn’t because of a massive kidnapping
organization. Instead, it is because pimps now have easy access to children
through the internet and cell phones.
Lessons from the Field!
In honor of the veterans, we salute you and thank you for your service.
When we think about our brave men and women,
three things stands out. They are
disciplined, dedicated and determined.
Christina Olivera’s states, regardless of the pain, sweat and
tears that come to a soldier to serve and survive in the harshest
circumstances, discipline is what drives him or her forward. Secondly, a soldier is dedicated to serving his or
her country through thick and thin; and finally, a soldier is determined, knowing he has to be focused on the task to get the job done.
College Students Life During Covid-19
is a growing concern among college students in the age of Covid-19.
Pay attention to your young adults as
they try to navigate their independence, adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, attend
classes, try to maintain
a social life, and connect with family and friends. As the holiday’s approaches, many students
will have to make tough decisions about going home to families with high risk
Talk with your son or daughter about
staying safe physically and emotionally.
Wisdom and Pain
“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” –
Robert Gary Lee
“Ouch! That hurt.”
We’ve all uttered those words in our lives.
Maybe you said it right after a fall, feeling the pinch of an injection, or if
someone said something hurtful. Whatever the cause of your pain, it produced discomfort, and you wanted it to stop.
Pain is a universal experience. No creature
on the planet is exempt from feeling it. It’s a biological mechanism
that maintains balance in our system, and like an
indicator on a dashboard of a car, it lets us know when something isn’t right.
The Power of Her
Mind, Body and Spirit
the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from
every fear Psalm 34
We had an awesome Zoom Conference on Saturday, October
31, 2020. We had over 60 participants
eager to hear about Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Finance, Nutrition and
Take a Mental Health Break during
Get off the couch and
get moving! In our limited environment due
to Covid, we are limited to where we can go.
We cannot visit our parents, grandchildren, or friends. We are limited in eating out, going to the
gym or the movies. Our jobs are in jeopardy or just gone. Financially, we are operating on a shoestring
budget. While there are many things out of our control, we can control our
response to life circumstances. We can
do some positive self-talk.
Think of changing your mindset like you would change a tire. Charge your battery and put some gas in your tank. Life is a journey use your GPS to create your own path. The following quotes can be helpful:
- If you don't design
your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess
what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn
- When you reach the end
of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Have you ever felt you were hanging on a limb and you did not know how you got there or how you will get off that limb? To get out of this situation, you have to calm down, breathe slowly, and backtrack. Your super power is to stay calm. You do not have to answer all of life questions at this point such as why me? The immediate goal is get off the limb.
1. Tell yourself that everything is going to be okay.
3. Stay focused.
4. Do not look down, around, look up.
I Am the Black Child
I am special, ridicule cannot sway me
I am strong, obstacles cannot stop me
I hold my head high, proudly proclaiming my uniqueness
I hold my pace, continuing forward through adversity
I am proud of my heritage
I am confident that I can achieve my every goal.
I am becoming all that I can be
I am the Black Child, I am a Child of God
Just imagine being in a field of wildflowers, the sun beaming down on your face and you can breathe the glorious fresh air. That's therapy. Get way from the stress of the day. Do some bird watching; follow a butterfly as it dances from flower to flower sucking in the sweet nectar, listen to the sound of a waterfall or water flowing from a rock filled creek. Let your mind wonder to the children playing in a park. Try to remember the childhood games that you played when you were young.