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Healthy Relationship Seminar

Get ready for an exciting event.  Join us for a fun and educational seminar dealing with healthy relationships.  You will be inspired as you interact with other couples and singles participating in a relationship feud game and solving a highly charged mystery.  You will enough a tasty lunch while solving this cliff hanger.  Mark your calendar for February 23, 2013.  Place to be announced soon.

For information call Minerva at 252 258-3522 or leave a note at the website.

Wake up Everybody!

Today, this song by Harold Melvin/the Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”kept dancing in my head. Here is a little of it:

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.

Sticks, Stones and Bones

Stop!  Think Before You Speak:  Words Can Hurt
Ugly, fatso, stupid, fag, nappy, black, nerd, weird, bad, lazy, crybaby, dummy, loser, moron, sissy, chicken, etc.  What do these words have in common?  They are small words, with big implications.  They hurt!  Children were taught, “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt.” However, they can surely break hearts.  The truth is, harsh and mean spirited words can be just as deadly to our self esteem as weapons drawn against us.

Coping with Grief

Coping with Grief
Do not grieve, for I am not there, the poet encourages us to not stand by our loved ones grave and grieve.  However grieve we must.  We grieve the loss of the person. We grieve for the things they left undone.   We grieve for the glorious times we shared, then we grieve for ourselves. 
Losing someone you love is very difficult. Often times it opens up wounds that were scabbed over long ago, then past hurt and pain comes rushing back to the surface and the wound is torn open like it happened yesterday.

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

Social Media:  Friend or Foe?
I decided to search my name on the web and I was surprise about the information that was out there.  It is giving me an opportunity to assess what I should keep in the public domain or reserve some information for private/personal friends to see.  Technology has created a means for people to sit at home and be connected to millions of people with the click and send bottom.  We can now share our feelings and frustrations about family, friends, co-workers, relationships, and a night out with the girls or guys, your imagination is the limit.

Happy Father Day

On this Father’s Day weekend, we want to salute dads, fathers, step dads, and other men who influence children. 
In this pop culture that tends to trump traditional values, we are perplexed on every hand.  Marriage and responsibility appears to be a thing of the past.  We are now into “self” and doing things our way.  Often times not thinking what’s best for the children in our charge. We spend most of our time trying to find ourselves.  I suggest you are not lost.  Perhaps you are scared of responsibility or failing your children.

Toxic Relationship: Is your relationship bad for your health?


A relationship can be just as hazardous to your health as smoking, obesity, stress or not getting treatment for a disease.  Just like these medical issues, the impact of a toxic relationship gradually takes its toll on one’s physical, mental, and psychosocial health. 
Dr. Lillian Glass, author of Toxic People, describes a toxic person as "anyone who manages to drag you down, make you feel angry, worn out, deflated, belittled or confused." It may be difficult for people to admit they are in a toxic relationship, because they are intelligent, self-sufficient individuals in other aspects of their lives.