Saturday, March 4, 2017


Spring is on the horizon. And with it comes the usual cleaning, purging, dusting, and rearranging to improve our home’s interior and enhance our quality of life.

But, as we beautify our surroundings, it’s important to include our “personal dwelling” as well: our hearts, minds, body and spirit.  Because when we make our “temple” clean, lean and strong, we will experience a higher level of functioning and reach new heights on many other levels.

Allow me to elaborate here…

How many of us need to “toss” raggedy, toxic relationships?
To purge our hearts of bitterness and grudges?
To get our “financial house” in order?
To “dust off” outdated ways of thinking?

In the words of Socrates: “ The unexamined life is not worth living.”

With this in mind, here are some areas to examine and address as you “declutter” your personal life this spring.


Do you lead a disciplined thought life? Are your thoughts positive or negative? The Bible tells us in Phillipians 4:8,” Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Is your mind plagued by regrets from the past?  Remember…you can’t change the past, but you can learn the lesson and move forward with greater wisdom and grace.


Do you have an extended stay at “the Heartbreak Hotel”? Are you repeating the same destructive habits and poor choices from years past?  Are you allowing yourself to be mentally or physically abused? Still? It’s not too late to break free to live the type of life you deserve and desire in 2017. There are many resources available to help. Check our website for details.


Studies show that Blacks are affected by obesity disproportionately. Some contributing factors are lack of exercise, poor diets, and unhealthy lifestyles. Choose better. Make your health a priority. Don’t just strive to look pretty and fashionable. Dig deeper.


Purchase a cookbook with healthy recipes and experiment with a new way of eating.
If you don’t like to exercise, consider other alternatives. Dancing, stepping, bowling, can all help to keep you active, boost your metabolism and burn extra calories. Do something…soon.
See your doctor regularly for routine screenings. It’s unwise to wait until you don’t feel well. Prevention is the key.

Are you on board to live better?

If you’d like to make 2017 a year of great progress, peace, and passion, remember that spring cleaning should include all aspects of your life for optimal results.
Now get moving. ☺