Unnecessary Stress And The Human Psyche

Nobody thought of bringing a headache pill to the party?

What I’ve found over the years is that some people look for reasons to be unhappy. When things are going great, they find a way to rock the boat. It’s not that they intend too, but they figure out a way to upset what the universe has provided them with.

Pro Football Talk ran a story today about how Antonio Brown was upset when the Steelers scored their first touchdown because he wanted the ball and was pouting on the sidelines. We’re talking about the actions of the best wide receiver in football who is playing in a playoff game for a chance to go to the Super Bowl and you’re over there pouting!!! Continue reading

Forcing Things Never Works Long Term

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Life has an amazing way of humbling us. As people on this planet, we often think we control our destiny or in some ways we believe that we can force things into existence. What we should be doing is trying to incorporate things into a plan or vision that we have for ourselves and stop forcing things that we want to see into existence.

Everything from jobs, friendships, and relationships are factored into this equation. Life lessons should be learned from. Models for success are everywhere but the model that you need to work from may not be in play right away. People who are good at what they do are good at it because they know when to take calculated risks. They play chess with their adversaries and make the moves that send them into the position that they want them to play.  Continue reading

Effects of the Repeal of The Affordable Care Act

Just FYI regarding who all will ACTUALLY be affected by the repeal of The ACA…

This will affect many.
For those celebrating the forthcoming repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Just a reminder that even if you are safely ensconced behind employer-provided insurance, the protections set forth in the ACA apply to you, too–and if those protections are repealed along with the rest (or any part) of the program, you will also be affected. Continue reading

Respect Goes A Long Way

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Today in my inbox I noticed there were lots of questions about women. Some about what to do when …. happens or what not to do in this situation. So today I decided to write about what women actually want, or I should say what I think women want from their man or significant other.

Contrary to popular belief, women are pretty simple when it comes to their wants and needs. The whole men are from Mars, women are from Venus thing is more fiction than fact. It is no secret that women operate on different wavelengths than men. Most men think women want expensive diamond rings and a man with a lot of money, but I can tell you from experience that may sometimes be the case (if she’s in it for the wrong reasons) Continue reading

Saying Goodbye To History

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Today we say goodbye to a historical moment. We’ve witnessed a feat that I never imagined possible in my lifetime and I’m a mere 43 years of age. When I first began teaching, I would often say that the likely nature of there ever being a black president in my lifetime was pretty slim. I used to say this because growing up in the south, there was no way southerners would be willing to endorse a black leader.  Continue reading

Turn Me Back To The Old Me

Have you ever been in a great mood and wanted to share a moment with someone and they do something that just ruins your mood? Whether it be to belittle something you think is important or throw shade on a gesture that you made, they find a way to change your mood instantly.

That moment when you’re fired up. You’ve just got some spectacular news (in your eyes anyway) and you want to share it. You tell them and they just dismiss it. You go from hype to Florida Evans. (DAMN, DAMN, DAMN)…. It often makes you wonder why you share anything. Continue reading

Friend, Acquaintance, or Taker

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Do you have that one friend or associate who only calls on you when they need something? You haven’t heard from them in weeks or even months and all of a sudden out of nowhere they show up or because they are going to be near you they want to connect? Real friends don’t just pop up when it’s convenient. Real friends show love all the time.

Its frustrating when you think someone is in your corner for the long haul and they really only want to interact because it provides some convenience for them. Maybe they just want to kick it or maybe they just want you to drop some coin on them while they are in your presence.  Continue reading