Relationships Take Maturity – Here’s How to Handle Conflicts


Our childhood years are pivotal moments. This is the time when we’re introduced to love and relationships. Typically starting with our parents and trickling down to siblings and other relatives in our family. I learned the effects of childhood relationships during my undergraduate years when I majored in psychology. Interactions with parents and people close to us affect us in so many ways. For example an only child may prefer more personal space than a child who has multiple siblings. A person who raised by a single parent may have different perspectives on relationships compared to someone brought up in a two-parent household. It takes insight to understand that some childhood upbringing may not be the best to carry on into adulthood, especially when it affects future relationships.

Not everyone is taught how to love. Some people go through life not knowing what love truly means.

Generations love differently, just think about it.  Babyboomers being born between 1946-1964 and experience different opportunities during childhood. Some went to college to further their education while others worked good-paying jobs right out of high school, working their way up to CEO status or high management positions. Whether they further their education or not, some people in that generation were known to live in households with unstable relationships. Men would marry and have other families causing friction in the household. Wives who invested into their spouse didn’t have the strength or finances to leave due to their husband being the breadwinner. They practically called the shots and if they were caught with another woman it was brushed off. Can you imagine what love was like in a household like that? Now granted there are some women who may live like that even today, but back in those days, it was the norm. Continue reading “Relationships Take Maturity – Here’s How to Handle Conflicts”

We DREAM – Kim Abney

I remember meeting Kim in ACT 101 summer program my first year at Bloomsburg University. There was something about Kim’s personality that I admire. I knew at that time she was going to do something great. Bloomsburg University set a foundation for students to be their best selves and prepared students to succeed post-graduation. Observing Kim’s success has been astonishing. I was honored that she took a moment to tell me about her program We DREAM. There are a lot of business ventures people can dedicate their time to in life. But it takes a special person to want to give back to the community and provide services to a younger generation and inspire them to have a better future.

I admire and appreciate what Kim is doing in her community. This amazing young lady is a Bloomsburg University Alumni and does not take her education for granted. This Philadephia native from West Oak Lane engages her time and energy in paving a path for students to know they too can be successful and that someone in the community cares about them. She is a school counselor for the Philadelphia school district and involves herself with students daily speaking life into their existence.

What inspired you to create We DREAM and how did you come up with the title?
KA: We DREAM stands for We Do Realize Every Adolescent Matters. This name was given to me by a creative friend who felt I had what it would take to make We DREAM blossom. Continue reading “We DREAM – Kim Abney”

Together Helping Each Other Overcome-Tori Rose

We live in a society where competition can be oh so unnecessary. For some woman, (not all) have a hard time crediting women when we see them doing well in the community. I must say I am the complete opposite and one of my goals for this website is to embrace women who want to do good for others. I pray my actions will be passed on to other ladies and generations to come.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve reached out to Tori Rose and learned about her incredible business Together Helping Each Other Overcome. As a young adult and a woman looking for places to network and finding opportunities to be a part of organizations, it can become challenging, especially when you work a 9-5. I think it’s even more challenging when you are not from the city you currently live in. I think you can be at a disadvantage because you don’t recall the girl from high school who makes changes in the community, or can’t recognize an activist that everyone knew about from undergrad.

Tori Rose The Connector host multiple events for people to meet and greet. In addition, she has an organization that helps people with their resumes, marketing, team building, and interviewing skills. Nowadays there are A LOT of competition when it comes to landing a job. It only helps to have someone coach you that has the skills to get you the job that you want to work for. Tori Rose is a Baltimore native and has the heart to help others obtain their goals. Take a moment and read about her amazing accomplishments and get information about networking events around the Baltimore Metro Area. Continue reading “Together Helping Each Other Overcome-Tori Rose”