Hurricane Irma: Beyond U.S States

The overall attention, contribution, and care that have gone into the aid of the hurricanes relief within these past weeks are pleasantly surprising.  From young to old, everyone is contributing in their own way.  I’ve seen a seventh-grade boy donate his allowance to help the survivors.  I’ve seen an 80yr old man purchase and lift…

The Victim Blame Game

I think more often than not we place blame on the victim.  We force the victim to prove their innocence.  When, in actuality, we should have the perpetrator or the accused prove their innocence. ‘Victim,’ in itself is such a scary and helpless word.  By definition, it is “one that is acted on and usually…

The Stigma in the Shadows

Mental Health!  Boo!  Did I scare you?  No, then why do we seem to run away from the term?  Why can’t we admit that ts ok not to be ok? According to the World Health Report, mental health currently affects around 450 million people.  While treatments are available, nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental…

Hands Up for Female Rock Stars

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, this is a man’s world.  Many of our jobs, industries, and products are dominated by males.

The World Peace Myth

We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is.  A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace. World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible.  World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses. There will…

Why 2016 was a Valuable Year

Many embrace 2017’s arrival while abruptly slamming the door in 2016’s face.  I realize I’m about 17 days late writing a piece on the year 2017, but better late than never I suppose.