Dr. D. A. Graham is an expert on relationships and how to make them and keep them strong and healthy by resolving the inevitable conflicts through clear communications.
With Valentine’s Day looming, romance is in the air. While I like a bouquet of roses as much as the next person, the pop-culture view of an ideal relationship is usually unrealistic and can lead to disappointment.
The secret to successful, long-lasting relationships isn’t flowers, it’s how well you fight.
The real secret to successful, long-lasting relationships may have less to do with flowers and more to do with how well you fight.
Martina McGowan made a brave decision at an early age to be true to herself, and in that moment, she changed the course of her life. You can change the course of your life too. You begin by knowing who you are.
“If you know who you are, no one can define you.
If you know what you stand for, no one can distort you.”
~ Lolly Daskal
Perhaps it is because February is Black History Month that I am suddenly reminded of this story.
I am a native Yankee. My parents, grandparents, etc are all from the South. My great-grandfather was a freed slave.
Statue of James Meredith on the campus of Mississippi University. Meredith enrolled in Ole Miss after a US Supreme Court ruling enforced desegregation there. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.
We often travelled through the deep South visiting relatives who had not moved northward in the great migration seeking better lives.
So, as a small child, Continue reading
Welcome to contributor Greg Richardson who has some great thoughts on seeing clearly.
Seeing clearly can be a challenge for me. I have been nearsighted for as long as I can remember. I got my first pair of eyeglasses when I was in third grade, because I could not see the board in school.
Image by orangeacid
I cannot read anything that is my arm’s length away without their help.
My glasses allow me to see things clearly and distinctly that would otherwise be lost to me. I cannot really appreciate beautiful photographs or painting, or beautiful faces, without them. I cannot drive without them. Continue reading