Unpacking 2018

Unpacking 2018 Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Today marks the final calendar day in the year 2018. Wow! Is it just me or did this year rapidly fly by faster than usual? Well, before we move into a new year, I would like to suggest a somewhat odd concept. Let’s unpack before the move. Huh? […]

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Thanksliving

Thanksliving Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed   As a child, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday because what could possibly be better than a holiday based on gratitude and eating? As a family oriented young girl, this special time of the year allowed for me to eat until my heart’s content, have meaningful dialogue, and share memorable […]

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At War With Self

At War With Self Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Today, our nation honors all of the brave soldiers who have served in the armed forces in hopes to protect our country. Your selfless act of service required a personal sacrifice that is forever honorable. Your ability to override fear, leave loved ones behind, discipline your […]

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Embracing Change

Embracing Change Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed “You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I hope that is not true in regards to humans. In fact, I am certain that resisting change is a choice. Likewise, I actually believe that our opposition to change is an instinctual default setting. While it is easy […]

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Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Much of our adulthood is spent on confronting and healing childhood traumas. Yes, we are all adults walking through life with emotional wounds, scabs, and scars from our childhood. Since we are all shaped by our life experiences, untreated emotional pain from averse childhood encounters continue to affect […]

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Purpose vs Preference

Purpose vs Preference Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed Life is choice-driven, so it is important to discover what prompts, influences, and drives our decisions. Motivation is defined as the reason why one acts or behaves in a particular way. There is a reason behind every choice that you have made throughout your life. I know, […]

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Outgrowing Gossip

Outgrowing Gossip Written by: Charneise Alston, M.Ed There are dangers of not having control over the things that you say and the impact of your words. Society’s obsession with gossip is why talk shows, tabloids, and scandals are so popular. We simply cannot stop meddling in other people’s business. I define gossip as an easygoing […]

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