Black Men and Mental Health: Doing the inner work is the new REAL!
Many black men are broken inside but have become masters of illusion. The inner work is vitally important to the survival of the black man in America. However, seeking help, especially mental help is taboo for us.Read more
The Battle for Respect!
For years the black community has continually fought to prove that they are as deserving as the next. Starting with slavery, black people were brought to a foreign land, unable to speak the language and were tortured and beaten for the purpose of doing manual labor to build a country already inhabited by indigenous people. The treatment of indigenous people is a whole other topic this particular blog isn’t even ready for. As we move through the Civil War onto.......Read more
Friendship, the Forgotten Relationship
In my opinion, friendships are the forgotten relationship, and here’s why. Despite the fact that friends share intimacy, provide support, and share a connection that depends on time, it’s often othered within the constructs of people relating to one another. Friendship seems to be celebrated by others when it’s working, but whenRead more
Friends With Benefits: Who benefits and when are we no longer friends?
So picture this, one day, you and a "friend", after knowing each other for a while, or maybe you and a new friend somehow find yourselves mutually stumbled upon rumble in the sheets. It was great! No regrets from either of you. But through discussion, or assumption, both come to the conclusion that 1) you don't want to.....Read more
Joy Languages, What Are Your Four?
Do you know what your joy languages are? If you don't have any, no worries, because after reading this blog you are required to make your first joy language list. Yup, YOU ARE REQUIRED, in love. (insert your favorite emoji here) Now grabRead more
Recently I supported four events that started off with me just wanting to support what I thought were cool concepts and to my surprise, I walked away with constructive information that will forever change me.Read more
The Blog is About Nothing. It's Ok, You Need a Break
Your fave, C'Yo, was recently interviewed, by the Charlotte Observer, on the topic of practicing Niksen. Click on the article to read what he had to say....Read more
Supporter, leader or both is a choice many are faced with when deciding upon a career path and the position they can see themselves filling. However, as a fitness professional, I believe the moment one decides to work in this industry, you sign up for both. Let’s think about it. Whether it be a dietician, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, or athletic training coach, it requires the person to support, motivate, and demonstrate what it is they are asking their clients to practice. As a certified fitness professional, with over 8 years of experience, I firmly see my position with my clients, community, and colleagues as one of their leaders. Therefore, I actively seek to cultivate my leadership skills and have 9 attributes that I believe it’s important for me to house. I also would like to encourage other leaders to welcome/ acquire these traits. The traits are listed below.Read more