Tag: #kinship

PRESSURE TO PURSUE: WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING TO PURSUE CERTAIN CAREER INTEREST

“Who should I listen to: me or them?” family first A lot of times, when we make decisions concerning our lives, we inform family members. But what happens when the very people paying for your education want you to pursue a career that they… Continue Reading “PRESSURE TO PURSUE: WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING TO PURSUE CERTAIN CAREER INTEREST”

KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA

“Community involvement.” Yesterday was day one of the celebration Kwanzaa. Day one focuses on Umoja, which is the community, familial, and ethnic unity. For those of you that don’t know what Kwanzaa is as a holiday, it was created back in the late 1960’s as a… Continue Reading “KWANZAA: DAY 1, UMOJA”

WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY

“Sometimes they’re worse than enemies.” We are connected by blood, grew up with each other, and as you age you may have to cut them off: family. I have not had to make this decision, but there are people who have had to do… Continue Reading “WHEN BLOOD AINT BLOOD NO MORE: WHEN IT’S TIME TO CUT OFF FAMILY”

OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS

“We may be connected by blood, but you don’t need to know everything.” When it comes to family there is a question I must ask of all of you. And that question is, “Should you tell family everything about your life?” And my reply… Continue Reading “OUT THE LOOP: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T TELL FAMILY ALL YOUR BUSINESS”

BABY BOY/GIRL: BENEFITS OF BEING THE YOUNGEST CHILD

“The only time where last is first.” Growing up, I was the youngest of three children. My two oldest are seven and three years older than myself. And there are benefits, as well as downsides to being the youngest kid in the family. And… Continue Reading “BABY BOY/GIRL: BENEFITS OF BEING THE YOUNGEST CHILD”

YOU CAN’T CHOOSE ‘EM; FAMILY!

“We are not what we used to be.” We can’t pick them, we can’t get rid of them; and that is our family. The problems we face in life are challenging enough, but what about trying to appease the people who are closest to… Continue Reading “YOU CAN’T CHOOSE ‘EM; FAMILY!”

PARENTING: IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DO SO?

“What is your style?” Every parent, especially successful parents all have a style in which they raise their children. But no one has the best definition for how to parent their children. Some parents use the military style and others use a more lax… Continue Reading “PARENTING: IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO DO SO?”

ASSOCIATION IS MOTIVATION: HOW BEING IN A SOCIAL GROUP IS WORTH THE WORK

“How much is it worth being apart of the group?” A lot of people want to belong to a social group. And for most of us, we have at some point in our lives were members or are members of a group. But what… Continue Reading “ASSOCIATION IS MOTIVATION: HOW BEING IN A SOCIAL GROUP IS WORTH THE WORK”