Give Without Expecting

Occasionally when I’m at the gas station in my neighborhood a person will ask me for money. Before I go on, let me give you a little history about my record of giving to those who are in need. When I was in my early twenties and living in New York, I decided that one day each week I would give… Read more →

Back to the age of In-no- cence

I have come to believe that when we find our OWN inner truth that we are set free. This freedom allows us to sail our vessel/ship to whatever harbor we are destined to dock in. Our course will change many times due to storms and different seasons within our vast waters. However, it is the stormy times in our lives… Read more →

Release Your Grip

  Right after High School my path to figuring out who I am and what my purpose is officially began. I come from a Christian family, so most of the guidance I received came from the Bible. Because of that, throughout my journey I have had many spiritual revelations. The first big awakening that I had was about letting go. I… Read more →

Self Love

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” Steve Maraboli I’m sure most of us have heard the term, “You must first learn to love yourself before you can truly love someone else.” To know this is one thing, but to be able to execute it is an… Read more →

Who Am I To Judge?

While talking to my roommate she mentioned that thanks to me she now notices if someone has a bad haircut or hairstyle. I wasn’t very proud of getting credit for that and I instantly asked myself, “What does having a ‘bad’ hairstyle mean? How did I become so judgmental about other people’s choice of style? In that split second I… Read more →

Triumph Over Adversity!

When Edward Lobo (CO Founder of Friend Movement) called to tell me about an amazing young gay man named Michael, I was all ears. After Edward briefed me, he politely asked if I would write a piece about Michael’s story to share on the FM website. I couldn’t refuse. While watching Michael’s video, I was moved to tears of course,… Read more →

Life’s Demands!

Often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and forget to be kind to ourselves. If you are a person that has a demanding job, the ability to be kind to yourself is even harder. We end up taking the demands that other folks place on us, and in turn place unrealistic demands on ourselves. Our… Read more →

Words Can Heal or Wound…

I’ve always had a sharp tongue. My father was an extremely honest man, and all of my immediate family members developed this ‘truth’ characteristic. One perk I love about being honest (as opposed to lying) is that you never have to remember to cover yourself. If your a truth teller, you’re already covered. One of the negative aspects of being… Read more →