Is Planned Parenthood a Form of Eugenics to Exterminate African Americans?

Abortions are the number one killer of African-Americans. Many young Black teens resort to abortions because the pregnancy is unplanned, and they are not mature enough to care for a child. Others are in fear of their parents and may have abortions without their parents’ knowledge. Many young Black women who are unmarried are generally…

The Truth About Good Friday

When I attended the Christian Church, I would opt to take Good Friday off from work (if I was employed at the time).  We were taught that Christ died on Friday, and that we celebrated His Resurrection on Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday.  Good Friday services typically consisted of various preachers that were given 10…

10 Herbal Supplements that Alleviate Autism Symptoms

More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability Autism in children has increased 119.4 percent since 2000. Adults with autism were diagnosed as children. The common symptoms of autism are speech delay, lack of interest in playing with toys or “pretend play”, limited social skills,…

7 Simple Meal Ideas for the Average Cook

With the demands and stresses of corporate America, many people, particularly millennials, don’t have a lot of time to cook. Many millennials admit that their cooking skills are limited due to a parent not teaching them to cook. According to a survey conducted in January 2015, 45 percent of people ages 18 to 24 and…

10 Benefits of Dandelion: Is it a Weed or an Herb?

Every spring, we see dandelions growing in our yards and in the fields.  Many of us treat our yards with weed killer to get rid of them. If you learned that dandelions have health benefits, would you see reconsider killing them? I was shopping at my local Wegman’s, and I bought some dandelion greens.  I…

My Five Favorite Essential Oils

Many of us use essential oils for health and wellness, for massage, and even for cleaning.  I love the smells and the benefits of these oils. There are MANY essential oils, but I have a few that I use often. Lavender oil.  Extracted from the lavender plant, I use lavender oil when I’m cleaning.  Many of…

My Fitness Journey, Part 2

You may recall that I have been on a fitness journey for about 2 years now.  My starting weight in December 2015 was 146 lbs. I had some weight loss by early 2016.  It was 6 pounds that I recall.  My family and I moved in June 2016, and for some reason, we started eating…

Christmas – Is Christ In It?

Hmmm….“Silver Bells”, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Jingle Bells” and many more songs come to mind during this season.  As a child (and as an adult), I loved watching Christmas cartoons like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Classics.  Elf was…

A Funny Story About Popcorn

On Friday, I was preparing to make popcorn for my family.  We were going to watch Jumaji, the 1995 version with Kirsten Dunst and Robin Williams.  Three years ago, we invested in an air popper.  I added 2 small scoops of popcorn kernels and turned it on.  After 30 seconds, the air popper cuts off…

5 Ways to Cope With Job Loss

One month ago, I was laid off from my job. It wasn’t because of poor performance.  In fact, my peers always told me about the fine work that I did.  They expressed their compassion as well as their surprise. I was the only person in my department that was affected by this business decision. My…

Ketchup, Ketchup, Where’s the Ketchup?!

Whether it’s ketchup or catsup, it’s a favorite condiment of many Americans.  However, it can contain ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and natural flavoring.  Natural flavoring sounds innocent enough, but at the same time, it’s very deceptive.  When people see natural, they automatically think that it’s healthy, not artificial.  The best option…

Thanksgiving: A Time for Family or a Tradition of Men?

I have many fond memories of Thanksgiving both as a child and an adult.  In school, they taught us that it was a day that the Indians and the Pilgrims ate together for the first Thanksgiving dinner in 1621.  It was a time for family, football, delicious food, and days off from work and school….