Why Are You Calling Her the ‘B’ Word?

The second letter of the alphabet ‘B’ is usually the connotative term that is attached to women all the time. While I know that we might want to insert- bad, brilliant, bodacious and other adjectives that can easily describe a take charge woman, society sometimes invokes its own word.  Bitch.  Yep.  Put soap in my […]

Mental Health “This’Orders”

It’s still June. It’s still Men’s Health Month. So, we are going to focus on mental health disorders . Since men are from Mars- and our country has “allegedly” been there- what we will do is take a space-aged tour through our galaxy to deal with the Black Hole. Or why so many men, especially […]

When God Wrecks Your Plans

It was May 1996. I was looking forward to what was going to be a great summer. I had a dream job working for the GA-DHR Office of Nutrition. My husband was going with me to Oregon on one of my summer business trips, and I was going to S.H.O.P.! He was training for the […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Spring is here and with that you get the beautifulness of what it brings. Flowers in bloom, sunny days, bright colors, no more coats, hats, gloves or scarfs and love is in the air! You also get to wear those open toe shoes, eat ice cream on the boardwalk and daytime is a little longer. […]

Words. What Are They Worth?

Words. What are they worth? Depending on to whom, how, when and why, your words can be priceless – giving life, opening a door and changing destiny. On the other hand, your words can be like an expired coupon. They could have been worth something but, instead, they’re “a day late and a dollar short”. […]

Is Racism Making You Sick?

“That on-the-job stress of not feeling like everything that I professionally accomplished makes any difference, that a White person whether it’s a student or an administrator can say something to take this reputation that I worked so hard for away from me—I can’t stand it. But at the same time, I can’t quit my job. […]

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HouseCall with Dr. Mac: Break the Nicotine Addiction

“I just wanted to be cool.” That’s what he said. Even if you want to quit smoking, you may find it difficult because you’re addicted to the effects of nicotine. Nicotine alters the balance of two chemicals, dopamine and noradrenaline, in your brain. The changes happen very quickly. When you inhale the nicotine, it immediately rushes […]