I recently had the honor of participating in an interview (platform used: Zoom) with NBC4 WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio. The focus of the interview was on mental health and our veterans. Danny Eakins (Department of Veterans Services) shared his personal story about mental health while serving in the United States Army (Active Duty) and the
Category: Social Skills
Please be very cognizant of your mental health during the current crisis in our country (and world). I recognize we all laugh about introvert, extrovert, and ambivert memes. However, it is important to remember we are a social species. Regardless of our physical and mental toughness, we need each other. Without question, Ohio has been
How many of us can honestly admit we’re in too big of a hurry in every aspect of our life? Do you think a lot of people would be capable of answering this or would they simply blow it off? “That’s not me.” (Stereotypical response) In 2018 or 2019, I would have been one of
The finish line is a representation of your current goal or objective. For example: You want to write a book and have it published in nine months. The finish line would be the phase when the Publisher provides you with your publication date. Although there are additional marketing steps, the publication part represents your finish
When your mind thinks about the past, it will always associate those memories with the emotion(s) associated with the event. So what happens is, you condition yourself to think about memories that do not serve you because they are negative. Negative thoughts (memories) create a negative environment. Your mind will focus on what’s familiar to
Have you ever stopped and wondered, “Why do some people go through their entire life working aimlessly like robots?” Is this their personal choice or are they conditioned to be this way? Well, you could make a pretty good argument that both of these reasons are a contributing factor. Obviously, no one wants to be
I would like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This holiday is truly unique because it creates a great opportunity for us to reconnect with our family and friends. Even though we associate Thanksgiving with food, this is also a social holiday. I recently took a break from writing blogs, due to
How many times have you heard someone say, “Man, that team got lucky?” I’m willing to bet, you hear it at least once a weekend. For some reason, people associate things they were not expecting with good or bad luck. What people don’t realize–luck, just like fear, is not a real. It does not have
I have been a sexual assault victim advocate for 9 years and a proud supporter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Helping people cultivate change is very important to me. However, being a male advocate in this field is very challenging. Therefore, I wanted to write this blog to help current and future male advocates.
The world would be a better place if we focused on things that we love, instead of what hate or dislike. That is why I highly recommend you develop an attitude for gratitude. Here are just a few things to consider: I love people regardless of their gender. I love people regardless of their age.