Pain, Passion, & Power

[optinform] Pain comes in many different forms as we experience life, but one aspect of pain that is rarely explored today is its ability to motivate. I have always been interested in rags to riches stories and as a result of this interest have read my fair share of books on the topic. One common theme throughout is the experience … Read More

The Comparison Trap

[optinform]   Dead End Comparisons From time to time, in our attempts to assess our place in life, we all have looked around at others. After you’ve parted ways with friends we all like to check up on folks to see how they are doing. Deep inside, in that moment, there is a temptation to make comparisons. Facebook, Pinterest and … Read More

Keys to Living an Interesting Life

[optinform] What’s it like for you when you wake up in the morning? I’d image each day is different based on what you have planned. Some days we are excited and hop out of bed without delay, looking forward to the plans we have. Other days it’s like pulling teeth to get out of bed. How exciting is your tomorrow? … Read More

Identity: Thoughts, Words, & Actions

[optinform] Nothing defines our lives more than how we define our identity. The word identity may confuse some people. Let me elaborate — I’m not talking about your name, picture or social security number. Simply stated your identity can be explained as how you would describe yourself in one sentence. Take a minute and describe yourself. Now take another minute … Read More

Be Proud of Your Heritage

[optinform] One of the stories I tell in “Well, My Mom Says…“ I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first February at my new school and I was looking forward to the Black History Month events. But to my surprise there were none planned. It had been such a big deal at my last school, I was … Read More

Anxiety & Depression

[optinform]   What does today mean? We’ve all heard of anxiety and depression and many of us have suffered from the effects of these conditions. I want to address what I’ve seen in my practice concerning a few keys that lead here. As a physician I’ve learned of the chemical imbalances that are observed in these conditions and I’ve been … Read More

The “Advantages” of Isolation.

photo credit: nycpix After seeing so many things in the news about individuals shooting crowds or killing their co workers, I’ve been led to wonder what it is that makes individuals get to the point where they think killing is the only way out? If you research many of these individuals you will see a few common trends, but I … Read More

Your Triangle of Influence

[optinform] I have always been fascinated by the topic of motivation and drive. I’ve been doing research my entire life trying to capture the essence of what’s vital concerning these two topics. Every conversation I’ve had with anyone concerning this topic  involves one of three topics invariably.  I like to call these your triangle of influence. 1. Control One of … Read More

Failure Doesn’t Stop You, You Stop You.

[optinform] I love this photo! I was so inspired by the empty street and the amazing sunset. I was vacationing in Miami at the time and just loved how the houses set off of the water. This picture can exemplify life. What’s ahead is always the most important, but what’s behind can inspire as well.  During my workout this morning … Read More

What Do You Sacrifice for Success?

[optinform]   We’re all called to make sacrifices everyday, but are the ones we’re choosing really worth sacrificing? One of the many things I have always found interesting about life is how people primarily spend their time. We all prioritize how we spend our time around things that mean the most to us. The interesting part in all of this … Read More