Blog Archive

Panic at the Corona Disco Mar 25th, 2020

The media is filled with its subjective assessments and assumptions of what the Coronavirus is and what it will be doing to this life as we know it. These subjective analysis have a bias for raising fear because as we have seen, fear is sexy, it buys elections. Everyday an...

Negative self-thoughts are the kryptonite to personal goals and dreams Feb 14th, 2020

One can remember the excitement one feels whenever one dares to dream about accomplishing something great.  When a great idea pops up as a solution to a problem you imagine how its application could make things better for oneself or others. For a moment, one feels strong and smart, but...

Unequal Justice, Gay and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Jan 23rd, 2020

Gay, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth are significantly over-represented in the juvenile justice system—approximately 300,000 gay and transgender youth are arrested and/or detained each year, of which more than 60 percent are black or Latino. Though gay and transgender youth represent just 5 percent to 7 percent of the nation’s...

I’m SAD and I didn’t even know it. Jan 14th, 2020

He broke away from his middle of the night endless thoughts to grab his phone and check the time telling himself that if he fell asleep now he’d get five hours of sleep. He’d end up picking up his phone throughout the night, while pleading with his mind to stop...

We Got To Plan To Fail Jan 1st, 2020

History has recorded that around 4,000 years ago the ancient Babylonians were the first peoples to have made New Year’s resolutions. The Babylonians were known to make promises to their gods that consisted of resolving debt and returning any items that they had borrowed. They believed that if one honored...

Co-dependent Relationship, HIV and Substance Use Disorder Dec 19th, 2019

HIV/Aids Awareness Month commences every year with World Aids Day, on December 1st  , when people around the globe converge to fight against HIV/AIDS, to show their support for those currently living with HIV and to remember the lives lost to HIV/AIDS -related illnesses. Many people living with HIV/AIDS have...

Enduring Family Dec 3rd, 2019

He sat in his car just outside of the house he grew up in. He had arrived a half hour ago. His body trembled but not due to the cold wind pushing through his car window. He could feel his heart beating through his chest.  His anxious thoughts raced, lined...

Honoring Transgender Life and Death Nov 21st, 2019

Throughout the month of November, transgender and gender nonconforming lives are honored and validated all over the world for the purpose of raising awareness about the unique issues that impact these communities and to celebrate the strength, resilience and positive impact this community has made worldwide.   What is Transgender...

A Baby Lost, the co-occurring relationship between IPV and Substance Use Nov 13th, 2019

She woke up rudely from a nightmare. She looked around and noticed that she was in a hospital room, her arms hooked up to machines that beeped loudly. She caught her reflection on a metallic surface and noticed the large black bruise puffing up from her left eye. Her lip...

Preventative Parenting Oct 10th, 2019

Preventative Parenting Parents often finds themselves wondering if their child will end up using drugs/alcohol or if they already do. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has done research that shows how much parents play an important role in preventing their children from using drugs/alcohol. She’s unusually quiet on the...

The Swerve Sep 12th, 2019

David had spent the summer working for his uncle. Every morning at 5:30 his uncle would pick him up and out they went for a day full of trimming trees, raking leaves and cutting lawns. David would come home exhausted from working hours under the summer sun but was re-energized...

First Responders Come Last Sep 4th, 2019

Today, as hurricane Dorian leaves the islands of the Bahamas in complete devastation, with the death toll rising as the eye of the storm moves towards the US East Coast, first responders are task with the role of trying to develop a safety net for those who have survived and...

Why they clock me? Aug 29th, 2019

What if they clock me? Her eyes open suddenly from a reoccurring dream that she’s been having every morning for a year now…running from something that is not easy for her to make out. She reaches up and turns off her phone alarm, her eyes take a moment to adjust...