Four Reasons Why We Should Celebrate Black History Month

By , Copy Editor| February 8th, 2019|

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. It is also a time where we recognize the key roles African Americans played in U.S. history. In 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black History Month. Today, countries all over the world also dedicate a month to celebrating Black History Month. [...]

Walk Through Hope’s Gate This Valentine’s Day

By , Contributing Writer| February 7th, 2019|

Hope’s Gate is so much more than jewelry. It’s jewelry with a story, jewelry crafted by souls with painful pasts, jewelry that makes a difference by “bringing hope to orphans, victims of human trafficking, and the world’s most vulnerable.” The Birth of a Vision Hope’s Gate was founded in 2011 by visionaries Patty and Bruce [...]

How to Let Go of Emotional Baggage

By , Contributing Writer| February 5th, 2019|

Emotional baggage is usually the term we use for unresolved negative issues of an emotional nature. We all have emotional baggage. But some are heavier than others. Most of the time, we are not even aware of how much we are carrying. “We all lug loads we were never intended to carry: fear, worry, discontent, [...]

Finding Support to Cope with Grief and Loss

By , Contributing Writer| February 1st, 2019|

Grief…it’s all-encompassing, overwhelming, exhausting. Nobody knows how to do grief until you are in the middle of it. And then you have no choice. It’s like running a marathon you didn’t train for. When my son, Colby, died I thought my heart would break. At times, I had a hard time catching my breath. And [...]