I Thank GOD

Today, I am thankful for my salvation. It is a great privilege to belong in God’s family, to be fathered by the creator of the universe, to be loved and held by God. Having a relationship with God grounds me and keeps me centered. It is transforming me. It has given me a purpose and […]

God First

God First when I wake up God First when I go to bed God First in my marital decisions God First in my parenting practices God First in my academics God First in my career God First in all I do- This is my goal and greatest desire. Every decision must be guided with God’s […]

What’s Your Child’s Love Language?

What’s your child’s love language? My favorite behavioral and developmental model is the DIR model. DIR means Developmental, Individual-Differences, and Relationship. The DIR model considers individual differences (the strengths and weaknesses of an individual) when developing an intervention plan. Our children’s love languages are individual differences we must consider in our parent-child relationships. For example, […]

We Cried

Mindfulness is being present. I have a 2-month-old. He received some shots recently. The day he received his shots, the shot sites suddenly became more uncomfortable and painful. So, he started crying. I had a lot going on..school work, business, etc. Yet, I told myself they would have to wait. I decided to be present- […]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the key to emotional and spiritual health. It is essential for thriving in systems that resist diversity and social equity. If we want stronger families, relationships, organizations and communities, we must practice mindfulness. How can we use mindfulness to accomplish these things, boost our self esteem and work performance? How can we practice […]

Terrible Twos?

Some call two year olds “terrible twos” because little children strongly assert their independence at this age and this can be difficult to manage. I choose to call this stage the “thrilling twos” and intentionally speak life over the little one. This is one practical way to practice mindful parenting and thrive this stage of […]