I had a secret. A secret that almost undid me. This secret drove me out of my mind – more than once. It fueled a Jekyll and Hyde dichotomy as I donned my Tough Girl persona at the expense of the little girl I left behind. I decided not to be her anymore. She kept […]Read more "The 30-Year Rape: How I Survived, Strived and Thrived (Part 1)"
In Part I of this article Linda wrote about how she lived in the grip of a rape she endured thirty-years before she realized what she reveals in Part 2. We pick up the story right after she finally reveal the truth.Read more "The 30-Year Rape: How I Survived, Strived and Thrived (Part 2)"
This post is inspired by a LinkedIn message I received from a post graduate Social Work student who was disheartened by what she described as negativity around the social work field. As I responded to her message, it occurred to me that this is good advice, not just for graduates, but for life. It takes […]Read more "Advice to All Graduates: 5 Things You Might Have Missed"
On Friday, June 2, 2017, Shawntia Y. Hardaway passed away. Rhythm and Blues artist, Mario, has been transparent about his mother’s challenges with addiction. This article is not about the sometimes very public battles. Nor is it about the life Ms. Hardaway lived; or how that may have contributed to her death. It is about […]Read more "Shawntia’s Legacy: What We All Should Learn from Mario"
An apology is a three-part process that includes: 1) Acknowledging the offense; 2) Owning and expressing regret for the offense; and 3) Asking for forgiveness. Last December, GLAMOUR Magazine writer, Suzannah Weiss, addressed the subject in an article to which I was honored to contribute. Suzannah’s article begins now . . . SUZANNAH WEISS DECEMBER 7, […]Read more "The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When They Apologize"
Note from WhoseApple: It was an honor to be spotlighted by Chelsea Leigh Trescott in her #BreakUpward empowerment series. Chealsea is a Columnist and Breakup Coach. Read about her at the end of this re-post. Her article begins now . . . So much of our fear stems from or is perpetuated by the stories we […]Read more "Thank You, Breakup: Spotlighting Creatives #7"
What I am about to reveal is how to recognize subversive and insidious half-truths, untruths, and destiny disruptors that keep us stuck. They result in frustration and hopelessness, and they fool you into settling for the status quo when you could be striving toward the goal. So, if you’re staring down a dead end on […]Read more "Reclaim Your Personal Power! 5 Fail Proof Fear Busters and Goal Hacks"