3 Ways to Stay Committed to Yourself

We have to choose to be HAPPY.

It’s important to put your best foot forward. This can be HARD and it’s definitely easier said than done. I constantly talk about how we drive ourselves insane by doing the same thing EVERYDAY. We go to work, come home, do our home duties whether it’s cooking dinner, helping the children with homework, and/or sitting at the kitchen table figuring out bills.  Your day may not be like that exactly you might have a part-time job or spend most of your evenings taking your children to practices or extracurricular activities. Whatever your evening consist of if you are not fulfilling your purpose you will suffer from this type of lifestyle, even if the bills are being paid.  NO ONE can determine your purpose but God and you.  So whatever that purpose is, be sure to stay true to it and work daily to achieve it.

 In order to be successful in life, we have to make a conscious decision to stay committed to our short-term and long-term goals.

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4 Things You Don’t Need To Procrastinate

It’s a new year and I am sure you read a few blogs discussing New Year resolutions and all that good stuff. There is nothing like starting the year feeling refreshed and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. We are still in the beginning stages and by this time some people are going hard on the goals they want to accomplish this year.

2018 needs to be different it’s a year we will never see again and it is time to make major changes in our lives. If you planned to go back to school, go ahead and do it. If your goal is to go on a cruise, go skydiving, or attend network events then go ahead and knock yourself out. The time to do it is now, you’ve procrastinated long enough! Why let another year go by?

With that being said, there are somethings YOU SHOULD NOT PROCRASTINATE about this year. Forget about what you did last year, or the year before. This is 2018 and we are not going to make room for error. If we happen to make a mistake we are going to learn from it and keep it moving. Continue reading “4 Things You Don’t Need To Procrastinate”

5 Reasons Why People Are Depressed & How To Get Out of It

Depression happens to a lot of people and for some, they don’t realize they are experiencing depression until someone points it out to them.  Feeling down and out can be genetic and depression can not only affect a person but the people around them. There is no scientific formula that will make someone snap out of it, but there are ways to prevent from feeling blue. You can seek a therapist, psychologist, or even a psychiatrist, these professionals know what it takes to turn those dark days around. But it’s going to take some work within yourself to do so.

Here are 5 reasons people find themselves down in the dumps and may not realize it.

Finances: Everyone wants financial freedom right? When you ask a person, what will they do with a million dollars most will say pay off debt. We work hard and find it difficult to stay afloat with bills, loans, and other debt. When you find yourself not having money to spend on small things like taking yourself out to eat or paying a past due bill it can become overwhelming. Hundreds of people are working two jobs just to stay up on their finances. And there are even more people who are working and still don’t have enough money to provide for themselves or their family. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why People Are Depressed & How To Get Out of It”

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”