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Crazy or Courageous? You Decide

I’m bent but not broken! That was the title of a meeting I attended a couple of weeks ago. My first thought was who are these CRAZY leaders sharing their very personal stories about mental health, depression, and work-life struggles AT work. I thought to myself, “I wonder if they forgot we are at work.…

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quar·an·tine Time

It’s quarantine time! ? I know you’re asking why is Shana smiling because this is such a serious and emotional time for so many. Yes, I understand some of us may be going through probably one of the worst times in our lives. Being in quarantine is a state of isolation and can be very…

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My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Oh, I am sick. I am depressed. I’m tired. I won’t make it through this….. I can’t pay my  bills. Why me? This week was filled with seeing and hearing others talk about things that were on their minds. The discussions and observations were heart felt, sad, and absolutely draining. And I started to think about…

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This is NOT normal!

Not worrying about what to wear every day is NOT normal. Waking up to watch service online is NOT normal. Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner together as a family is NOT normal. Frequent game nights filled with tons of laughter is NOT normal. Weekly virtual meetings with your family is NOT normal. Taking afternoon strolls…

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400 Years A Slave But After This…

While I was studying and reading this morning, I had a revelation that I must share. 2019 was the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slaves sold. Last year, many people gathered to celebrate and recognize the many ancestors that survived the passage chained and bound. We have suffered for 400 long, long,…

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2020 Resolutions Check-In

Last night we discussed why so many New Year’s Resolutions fail within the first three weeks. I woke up this morning with that in my morning thoughts, and I have concluded that “low” and “no” carb diets are to blame. Without consuming any or enough of our Daily Bread, we simply can not have the…

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