THIS IS WHY VALENTINE’S DAY MATTERS, EVEN IF YOU’RE SINGLE…

No holiday has garnered as much skepticism as Valentine’s Day. And I’ll start out by saying I have no disillusionment about changing that fact with a blog post. Nonetheless, as someone who has dedicated their career to studying love and relationships, I do think we’re a bit too down on what is supposed to be…

¿LOOKING FOR CUPID?

Are you a sucker when it comes to Valentine’s Day? The balloons, the candlelit dinners, the lovey-dovey messages…do they all totally get your heart beating? Do you turn to utter mush when it comes to anything romance? For all of you single peeps out there, let me stop you before you click over to another…

DON’T HATE ON LOVE – IMPROVING OUR VIEW OF VALENTINE’S DAY

I am a sucker when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The balloons, the candlelit dinners, the lovey-dovey messages…they all totally get my heart beating. Yes, I love this holiday that’s filled with chocolate heart boxes, cupid-shaped cards, and stunning red roses. In fact, I turn to utter mush when it comes to anything romance. Romance…

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

King’s Dream Included Economic Equality, Not Just Racial Equality Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just criticize racial segregation, he called for an end to economic injustice. King identified three evils plaguing western civilization in a speech at the National Conference on New Politics in 1967. The United States, King said, is suffering from “the sickness of racism,…

THE 12th GAY OF X-MAS 🌲: FINALLY LETTING GO 🤲🏽

If someone had told me that a year ago, I would have been thoroughly convinced that our time wasn’t up yet. I would have been deluded about how toxic you were to me and believed all that you did were for my own good. I would have argued and fought with anyone that tried to…

THE 11th GAY OF X-MAS🎄: TURNING THE HARD LESSON INTO CELEBRATIONS 🥳

Whether we initially jump to remember our successes or failures, we should take stock of both the high and low points. The successes and failures allow us to connect with our emotions and deeper learning from those experiences. Though the triumphs prompt us to feel more celebratory towards what we’ve accomplished, we can also train…

THE 9th GAY OF X-MAS 🌲: THE GIFT 🎁 OF DREAMS & IMAGINATION 💭

Today we’re going to finally own what our wildest dreams are because if we don’t own them, they have no way of coming to fruition.  As children we we’re able to play pretend, imagine amazing things, and proclaim what we wanted to be when we grew up without any hesitation. However, as we mature, take…