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Dear God: Align us with friends who stick closer than a brother and lift us up rather than tear us down. If you find yourself suddenly in a slump that you can’t seem to get out of, your friends just might be the problem. Should depression settle in, remember that you always have a friend […]

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This time there will be no resolutions, no promise this will be the year I achieve perfection, and most of all, no beating up on myself when I fall off the wagon.  Instead, I will have only one goal — to let go of things that have kept me from being all that I can […]

Loneliness is not necessarily being alone. We may be alone for long periods without feeling at all lonely. On the other hand we may feel lonely in a familiar setting without really understanding why. The best way to begin to understand loneliness is to examine some of the ways people experience it. You may feel […]

I wonder what is going to happen in my life… this summer, next week, tomorrow, this afternoon. I cannot see where the path will lead, and still, I am asked to trust. Isn’t that a lot like life? Read: Inspirational Song Of The Day:”Identity” Once I trust, once I become committed to the journey, committed […]

Facebook is such a phenomenal tool. With it, you can keep in touch with friends and family all day long, learning about what they ate, their freeway experiences, their hopes, dreams and frustrations.  You can be a part of their entrepreneurial ventures, launch parties and see proof that what happens in Vegas really should stay. […]

Chris Brown has been the current topic amongst co-workers, friends, family and anyone who has an opinion regarding his recent outbreak on Good Morning America.  I’ve wondered what Man has the balls to pull this young man aside and have a heart to heart? Would Chris even respect and receive the words coming out of […]

Excerpt from Acts of Faith by Iyanla Vanzant A friend is a person who dislikes the same people you do. – Anonymous Don’t hang out with people who are where you don’t want to be.  Your friends and the environment reflect what you really feel about yourself.  Winners hang out with winners. Losers hang out […]

Embrace Your Talents Recognize and further develop your intelligence and special gifts. Our talents are signifiers that lead us toward our unique paths. Follow your passion and you will soon discover where you fit in this world. When we squelch innate yearnings we lose our way. If you are like me, there are some things […]

Well, your responses to my piece entitled “Married Women Need To Give It Up,” was great.  I appreciate the candor of your comments. Some of the best ones could not be posted because they involved derogatory and scatological language. Here at Elev8, we have one motto regarding comments: Speak your mind, but be respectful. That […]