Short and Sweet Friday

I read a lot of stories, blogs and articles everyday, all day. It is a part of my work and I just like reading. It is my way of learning as well. I enjoy certain topics like productivity, organization, and blogs that range from journaling to business topics and everything in between. As I have shared before, I read @AustinKleon newsletter every Friday. So I’m taking from his style and I’m sharing some stories I read this week from around the web.


I don’t have children by choice. I do however admire people who adopt and can take in chidlren who need someone. When I read about this mom that adopted 6 children because her friend was sick, she now has 9 to raise. But as I said I do admire her for accepting her friends request and doing it.

July is National Minority Mental Health Month. Dealing with Mental Health can be difficult. The black community does not talk about mental health therefore many times people will not see out help so they can live a productive and good life. Run-DMC member, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, has written a new memoir Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide. I am glad he is speaking about his journey because it will help someone who may feel that cannot speak out and get the help they need.

There was also a good article from 4 black women writers on the subject of race and mental health.

I’m always looking for creative ways to journal. Fun ways. A New Kind of Journaling by Todd Brison is the quickiest way yet I have seen to journal.

Streets of Life is a poem for today’s times. It is written by Theodore Mosley.


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Damita Miller-Shanklin, Ujima Magazine


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