Motivational Moments: Courage and faith go hand in hand
Monday, 21 July 2014 16:34
This week I had the opportunity to speak with a group of individuals about courage. I started with the question: "What is courage?" I was amazed with some of the answers they gave. Most of these individuals spoke of courage being when they found the strength to accomplish the goals that they set. I see courage in the same way. Courage is finding the ability to do something that frightens you. It is also finding the strength within yourself to believe you can complete anything you start.
Motivational Moments: The power of staying positive
Monday, 14 July 2014 16:40
There is power in positive thinking! I have heard this time and time again. In the past, I have also had to train my thoughts to be more positive. I can remember going through some very tough times and everything around me being negative. I also remember how I had to think positive even though my surroundings made it hard for me to believe that there was anything good around the corner.
On Saturday July 19, 2014, the Rondo Avenue celebration will be held. This year's theme is "Recognizing the Past, Honouring the Present, and Soaring into the Future." This theme reflects on our collective experiences as a people. Every day, we experience events that would break the spirit of ordinary people, but as a resilient people, we have managed to find the silver lining. Time and time again we have found positive responses to adversity. The annual Rondo Days celebration is a testament of our resilience. Here is a little history of the Rondo Days celebration.
As we move closer to celebrating this year's Declaration of Independence and enjoying family and friends on the 4th of July, you should also take some time and reflect on your own declaration of interdependence. We are all born into this world with a dependency on others. As new born babes, we need someone to feed and nurture us. Without this care, we could only live for a few days at most. Moving from dependence to interdependence takes time, growth, and development. As we move through the maturity continuum, we all progress through several stages. The three major stages of maturity are dependence, independence, and interdependence, with the highest stage being interdependence.
FOOD: Men: Don't just grill, learn your way around the kitchen too
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:11
(StatePoint) All too often, men stay out of the kitchen, relegating their food preparation to the outdoors. But even master grillers know that eating well means being versed in more than just barbecue.
Motivational Moments: Success is not measured by material things
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:42
What is the true measure of success? Is it the money that a person makes? Is it the size of a person's home? Maybe it's the type of car that they drive? The truth is success is not measured by any of these things. Success is how you feel about yourself. It is also about the goals you set and achieve. Any time you work hard at achieving goals and every time those goals are met, then you are a success.
As you continue in your pursuit of happiness, remember that happiness is an intentional creation. Every day things happen that work contrary to your joy and contentment. As you move forward into 2014, you must be deliberate in your pursuit of happiness. Earlier this year, I shared the first half of the calendar, and with permission from the author, I would like to share with you an excerpt from the second 6 months of the happiness calendar written by Henry S. Miller, author of "The Serious Pursuit of Happiness."
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.