I finally published the books and the stories keep coming. Dementia is so impactful in the lives of many people, especially those who are African American. The layers of issues that caregivers face who have limited resources is taxing.

I recall meeting  a woman in a off...

July 10, 2017

Being a caregiver is an awesome responsibility and not one to be taken lightly

In my current recovery from a medical procedure, feelings of helplessness, dependence on others & level of patience to wait on others to help me----  draw up a bevy of emotions. If you have a...

June 25, 2017

Each conversation I have with one of my UGLY supporters or prospective UGLY supporter is a blessing on my spirit to be a part of this book project!

"Everybody has a story," I said, in one of my Facebook live posts and how true it has been revealed. One reader said after...

June 8, 2017

Well, I have to say that the love that my family, friends, colleagues and fellow sisters and brothers of Chicago ABSW has been outstanding. Not only has the book resonated with folk as an easy read while being characterized as good, funny, inspiring and much needed to...

May 1, 2017

In light of Mother's Day occurring in two weeks, having attended an event dedicated to mothers today and the upcoming release of the book I co-authored entitled U.G.L.Y.  Uncovering God's Love for You I plan to highlight my "rock of salvation"  who so happens to be the...

April 22, 2017

 I have presented on the topic of caregiving and coping with stress locally and nationally, a number of times over the years, but none was as fulfilling as my presentation last week in the company of my colleagues at the 49th Annual Conference of the National Asso...

April 19, 2017

     It is absolutely amazing when you know your value and life affirms it for you in a number of ways. I have always wanted to hear God's voice speaking to me. Even though I don't hear a voice, in lieu of a conversational exchange---my life is usually inundated with a...

March 31, 2017


       It is Women's History Month and I sleep under the same roof as history today. In just four short days, my aunt, Larreace Rollins, will be going home to Maryland to be with her daughter and grandchildren. She spent the last five months wi...

March 29, 2017

There was so much that didn't make it into the book because once I got my flow I couldn't turn it off; the publisher told me bluntly "you can save all that for your own book." That is absolutely hilarious to me and prayerfully she is calling into existence a more fulle...

March 29, 2017

I remember I intruded on my father as he was preparing to fire up a crack pipe once when he moved back home, living in  our basement. I said, “Is there anything that can make you stop doing drugs Papa?” He looked me in my eyes with a cold look and clearly irritated tha...

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