Going To See What It feels Like to Live in Antartica Tomorrow

<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tomorrow, Chicagoland and most of the midwest will be experiencing dangerous windchill temperatures. As a lifetime resident of a Chicago suburb, being in the cold is nothing new to me. But, the fact the wind chills are going to be in the -50 range makes it a different experience. So, with that being said, I am going to be safe and stay indoors and keep warm. I’m hoping others can do the same. I pray that the homeless and the people that dont have the means to keep warm during this time will be blessed with a way to keep warm because I woudn’t wish this kind of weather on anyone, including my enemies. Be warm and safe!!!

How To Show Gratitude To TSA Workers — Black America Web

TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking a moment to express their gratitude to the furloughed workers putting in their hours without pay as the partial government shutdown continues. In my research as a scholar of communication, as I outline in my book, “The Art of Gratitude.” I…

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Is Depression Real?

I had someone say to me “I don’t get depressed” when I told them I was being treated for depression. I thought to myself, what was your reason for saying that? The tone in the persons voice came across as if your depressed, somethings wrong with me. I also had a similar comment from someone else when my Mom told them that I suffer from anxiety as well. In this case, the person said “He doesn’t have anxiety” as if they knew the things that I deal with mentally on a daily basis.

The frustration that i have to deal with when people make these types of comments can get overwhelming sometimes because I feel that I am looked at as being weak, faithless and so on. I’ve even had someone tell me that I don’t have faith in God because I have anxiety (which I’m being medicated for). Believe me, I have faith in God because if I didnt, I wouldn’t have made it through the things I’ve made it through all my life.

I experienced people getting frustrated with me because I take meds for my anxiety/depression and it alters my mood and personality and they dont like the “new me”. Then I have those who are frustrated because I don’t really want to be on the meds because of the side affects and claim I’m not helping myself by coming off of them. Sometimes I wonder what is going on with me because how people react to me because of this.

I wake up every morning with a great amount of anxious feelings. As I start my day I take my meds, read my bible verses, drink my Black tea and watch the news. By midday, I feel a little calmer than I did when I woke up. Most of the day is kind of neutral as I go about my daily routines. Once I go to bed, i’m usually thinking about my next day. The feelings that I go through on a daily basis seems REAL to me and I do whatever I can do to cope with it. So, when someone asks if there is a such thing as depression or anxiety I say yes, you have to experience it to know what someone is going through.

Outsidethechi,

 

 

Times are hard, but don’t end your life!!!

This time of the year is especially rough than it is any other time of the year. Even though depression and suicide can effect people year around, the symptoms are evident even more during the holiday season.

Please watch this video by Trent Shelton as he talks about ending your life.

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Your Life is Not Over!

With all the things that are going on in the world today and our personal issues that we are dealing with, it seems as things are getting harder to deal with. I, myself is going through it as I type this. I want to tell you that life is NOT over! Even though is seems that way because of our current situations, it’s not the final chapter. To offer encouragement, I wanted to share this video from Trent Shelton, a motivational speaker that I’ve watching for a while now.

Battling Depression 

I know I havent posted in a while because of things that I was going through, one of them is depression. I had my ups and downs during this period and some days were better than others. I decided to write a post today because I’ve been really feeling bad lately. I know there are others out there that are probably going through the same thing. I just want to let them know that they are not alone. I also posted this on Bayart.com, a site that I post to as well. 
Ive been listening to some meditations from the app/website Abide.com that can be helpful. I hope this helps you deal with the things that are happening in your life.

DON’T END YOUR LIFE!

It’s that time of the year were most people are hype up and happy and excited about the holidays and life in general. The truth is, its not that way for all people. It’s some people that are going through a rough time around this time of the year and for some, its a seasonal thing.

Every year around this time the stores are preparing for the holiday season with sales for Food, decorations, etc months before the holidays arrive. Some people are still recovering from the previous holiday season the year before and before we know it, the holidays are knocking the door once again.

Unfortunately, the holidays are not really focused on the holiday itself, but the commercialism and consumerism that comes along with it and that’s what gets a lot of people in the dumps because because everyone is not in the position to splurge on gifts and holiday feasts. So, it effect some people in a negative way because of their situation and some times it may start during the year and just magnifies during the holidays. I don’t want to ramble on to much. I just wanted to encourage people to hold on, including myself. Below is a video from one of my favorite motivational speakers Trent Shelton whom is encouraging us all to keep going.

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Dedicated to those in Flint

   As we all know there has been a issue with the safety of the water in Flint. I can’t imagine what that would be like here in Chicago, if it happened here. It would be a big mess and as the world knows we have enough to deal with. 

I’ve heard people say “What are the celebrities doing about this?”  Well, not surprisingly not much from a many of them. We can’t assume that because they are wealthy that they are going to share the wealth. Why?, because some of them don’t have a spiritual mindset . So of course they aren’t going to knock over tables to help. 

I believe God is with those people of the city of Flint even though it might not seem like it to THEM at the moment, but I believe he will come through for them at just the right time. I am sharing a verse from the 12th chapter of Luke to encourage them and others that suffer from samiliar trails and struggles. 

   Amen!

My battle with Crohn’s disease

I am in the process of sharing my story of my battle with Crohn’s disease. I’ve decided to make a page for it instead of a regular post since it’s such a long story and I am still in the process of writing it. If you want to check out what I’ve written so far click on the link and it will take you to the page that I published the story on…
My battle with Crohn’s disease…