Each night, approximately 9,000 individuals in Minnesota experience homelessness. Of the 9,000 individuals who experience homelessness each night, about 7,000 are "fortunate" enough to receive shelter from a variety of homeless service providers across the state, according to a number of quarterly shelter surveys conducted by the Department of Human Services over the past few years. Worse yet, neither of these numbers include the hundreds of individuals who spend the night in a place not meant for human habitation, such as under a bridge or in a car. Children and unaccompanied youth regularly account for nearly half of those sheltered and turned away.
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:51
Today I want you to think about how wonderful your life is right now! I want you to give "Thanks" for all of the wonderful things you have been blessed with. Think about all of the life lessons that you've learned along the way and how amazing your journey has been thus far. I am not saying that your road was easy, but look at where you are now and where you used to be.
Every year about this time, I share my insight on the need to reset your emotional clock. With the holidays approaching coupled with year-end and New Year resolutions, the need to be emotionally strong is essential. What do you do when you get overwhelmed? How do you deal with the stress and the pressure that each day brings? Every day, a little more pressure is added to your emotional reservoir. Every day it gets closer to capacity. You must learn to reset your emotional clock and refresh your spiritual reservoir.
Motivational Moments: What do you need to live stress free?
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:18
Do you ever think about how you would feel if you could spend most of your time doing things that make you feel good about yourself? I often think about all the things I have to do during the course of the day and what little time I have to do them. However, I never find myself thinking about what I could do during my long day that would help me to release some stress. Yes there is reward in completing goals and accomplishing your daily task, but I am talking about taking the time out to reflect on what it is you need to live stress free.
We have all heard the saying "Beauty is more than skin deep," and it is true. What we see on the outside must also be reflected on the inside for it to be true beauty. Modesty, humility, compassion, and consideration must be inwardly present as well. A pretty face and an ugly soul are not attractive. This is partial beauty at best. To be all together beautiful, you must possess inner and outer beauty.
Motivational Moments: Time of year for new beginnings: Start with small goals that lead to bigger ones
Monday, 22 September 2014 11:20
The weather around here has started to change and the leaves on the trees are changing into such beautiful colors. Autumn is a wonderful time of year and a great time to start working on new goals and changing some things for the better.
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.