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No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much

No, You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much »

I love giving advice. I write blogs, articles and a newsletter. I host a radio show. I tweet, Facebook and share nuggets of advice almost daily. So what is it in all of that, that would make anyone think they can still have the right to “pick my brain”?

To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true »

To thyself be true, paraphrased words from Shakespeare. To thyself be true! To thyself be true, strong words, great advice. When the crowd is gone, work is over, family is away or sleep, you are faced with self.

The tools of encouragement

The tools of encouragement »

“The most important skill for raising a child in a democracy is the ability to encourage that child” (1971). Dreikurs considered encouragement to be the single most important quality in getting along with others — so important that the lack of it could be considered the basic influence for misbehavior.

15 things I wish someone would have told me

15 things I wish someone would have told me »

15 things I wish someone would have told me and what others around me would have known about grief.

Can a Mom Be too Close to Her Daughter?

Can a Mom Be too Close to Her Daughter? »

We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.

Humiliation, Ridicule of Black Women Must End

Humiliation, Ridicule of Black Women Must End »

Unless you have been hiding under a rock or are a transplant from another planet, you are most likely aware of the controversy surrounding the formerly, now recently cancelled proposed Oxygen network program “All My Baby Mamas.”

I finally have a REAL doll!

I finally have a REAL doll! »

The day a daughter is born is the greatest feeling! Finally, a real doll! You get to comb hair, dress up your real doll in pretty clothing and take her everywhere you go. You are finally a real mother...

My Mother is a Disgrace!

My Mother is a Disgrace! »

On February 20, 2013, I was passing by the TV screen and noticed, “The Bill Cunningham Show.” His show topic was, “My mother is a disgrace.” Of course that caught my eye so I planted myself in a seat to watch and learn. It was shocking to see mothers and daughters go at each other like cats and dogs.

Women are like apples on tree

Women are like apples on tree »

I love quotes! I found this quote written by Shuna Holmes. I thought it to be so appropriate for women who seem to think that something is wrong with them not being able to find a significant other.

I never had a close friend

I never had a close friend »

I've never truly had a close friend in my adulthood. I decided long ago that I wouldn't entertain having close friends because the cost of friendship is too high (another blog). So I opted out of having close friends and chose family to be my everything.