Tag: standup

2018 SAAPM 5k Color Run/Walk Event

Yesterday I had the honor of co-hosting our 3rd annual Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) 5k Color Run/Walk Event at Rickenbacker (Columbus), Ohio. This was a joint operation that involved four branches of services. Reference my post: SAAPM 2018 for additional information about Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This event was designed

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Your Past is your Advantage

Most of us want to be the person we needed as a child. By doing so, it helps us cope with the things we struggled with during a particular chapter in our life. It doesn’t erase it but does effectively use the pain as an instrument for change. What you need to remind yourself: If

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Your words can be your prison

Every time you insult yourself, you are affirming those insults, emotions, and reactions. You are developing an agreement with things that will handcuff you and your potential. “I’m not smart enough.” “I don’t have what it takes.” “She/he wouldn’t date someone like me.” “I only have an Associates Degree.” It doesn’t matter what people are

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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) – 2018

As a long-time Victim Advocate (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), I cannot begin to express how important this month is to the advocacy community. This is our opportunity to honor survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault, as well as victims of sexual harassment. This field is extremely challenging due to the ongoing shift

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ACT – Action Changes Things

When people get cold, they’ll do whatever it takes to warm up. Conversely, when they get hot, they’ll do whatever it takes to cool off. So why is it when people are: Unhappy Lonely Unemployed Single Facing one of life’s many obstacles they do nothing to change the circumstance? They know what to do but

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Your Mind is a Battlefield

Have you ever wondered what causes your stress? What about your emotions? Where do they come from? Your mind is a battlefield and the following things are the enemy: Your ego Lack of empathy Complacency Toxic relationships Your ego: Your ego (h-ego or sh-ego) is the voice that tells you, “You’re the best at what

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Dear Younger Version of Me…

Dear Younger Version of Me, I want to begin by thanking you for contributing to all of my experiences that have led me to this point in my life. Most importantly, I forgive you. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have said that. In fact, I would have cursed you. Why? Because I didn’t understand, nor

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What if?

How long will it take for you to realize your potential? Today? Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? Next year? When will you finally act on those dreams of yours? What if you would have applied for that job? What if you said “yes,” to that date? What if you got back up when things got

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Self Reflection

Self Reflection: What does it mean to you? Depending on your values, attitude, and daily rituals, not taking time to self evaluate (reflection), could hold you back from making necessary improvements and adjustments. “Self Reflection is a meeting you should never cancel.” – Jay Shetty Self Reflection requires you to always stay humble about your

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