The Reserve (Love Is)

334 days have lapsed since my best friend passed away.  With each new discovery and every battle won there is a yearning to see the expression on his face as he says, “You made it happen. What will you do to celebrate?” (Re)learning how to have a good time and enjoy precious moments in the … Continue reading The Reserve (Love Is)

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A Blogger’s Voice via Ann Coleman

Muddling Through My Middle Age

DSC00181When I was young and naive enough to believe I had a good shot at making a living as a free-lance writer, I attended lots of writer’s workshops.  They were always interesting, and some of the tips helped me place articles with local magazines and neighborhood newspapers.  I never did make a lot of money as a writer…my largest claim to fame was a short article in Bride’s magazine and the publication of one (count it, one) children’s book.  Still, I learned a lot in those workshops about writing, and especially about the delicate balance between giving an editor whatever he or she wants and developing my own unique “voice.”

The voice of an author is what distinguishes one writer’s work from everyone else’s.  It is what comes out when a writer taps into his or her deepest beliefs, inner-most fears, cherished dreams, etc.  It communicates the unique perspective of…

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Success Profile: Maya M. Pittman NCC, LPC on the Importance of Mental and Emotional Health

Originally published July 26, 2017 on Walker's Legacy. Walker’s Legacy Profiles recognize unique women of color in business who embody the legacy of Madame C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire. In this installment, meet Maya M. Pittman. Maya M. Pittman, NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor or psychotherapist who sees clients in private practice and … Continue reading Success Profile: Maya M. Pittman NCC, LPC on the Importance of Mental and Emotional Health

Black Lives Matter, Mental Health Matters via Black Wednesdays

One of the pillars of Black Wednesdays is to develop and share best practices for maintaining mental and physical health in face of racial violence and police brutality. July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Black Wednesdays connected with mental health advocate Rwenshaun Miller to discuss breaking the stigma around mental illness in the … Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Mental Health Matters via Black Wednesdays