It’s Time to Hit the Refresh Button!

It’s Time to Hit the Refresh Button!

by Maria C. Ramos Ed.D. I was having a telephone conversation with my dear friend, as she waited for her flight to board. We’ve been friends since we were young girls or as she puts it “since we were blowing bubbles in the front yard”.  Over the years we have witnessed each other’s  life turns and those of our respective families. Family is always the first topic of conversation for we have chosen each other…

Maria’s Reading: Mighty be Our Powers

Maria’s Reading: Mighty be Our Powers

Normally, I am not drawn to reading memoirs, but this was a selection of my book club and once I began reading it I could not put it down. It’s an amazing chronicle of a girl who became a woman during a devastatingly brutal and long conflict, the second Liberian civil war of 2003. Leymah Gbowee gives an incredibly intimate account of her personal struggles as a young mother who was a victim of domestic…

Reunions – Nightmares or Fun Times

Reunions – Nightmares or Fun Times

By Brenda J. Thomas Ph.D. I know many of us have been invited to a reunion of some sort and have contemplated whether we should attend or not. We have asked, is it worth my time? Who is going to be there? Will anyone be there I am interested in seeing or talking to? What about the cost, is it affordable? Will it require that I change my appearance in some way? Lose weight? Gain…