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24/7

Every night, after our nightly prayers, giving thanks and all, I tuck my children in, and an hour or two later, I’d crawl into my warm, cozy bed while “Freddie Teddy,” my ever first teddy bear, is fixed steady on one side of the bed, staring blankly at anyone looking at him, with the pink...

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The Language of My Mother

When we teach, we learn. When we learn, we empower. And when we empower, we are unstoppable. I remember it like it was yesterday. The year was 2011. While on board back to Houston from Washington, D.C., one of the passengers fixed his beautiful blue eyes on me while I was talking on the phone...

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The Way of the Mind
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The Way of the Mind

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. — Albert Einstein With each passing day, the risings of the sun and the grand display of the moon remain unchanged. In that magnificent scheme, Nature is ever constant. But, it is not so with...

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Oxygen

Finally, we said goodbye to 2015. Many goals were accomplished; many dreams came true as much as many were aborted. Death visited many homes, uninvited and in some cases, with full intentions. Police brutalities in our communities made the daily News. The minds and bodies of children were tarnished because the ones meant to protect...

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The 9th Year…The Story of Rex and Ruth

Life is about discovery. Love is an adventure. Without friendship, there’s no love. Without like-minded hearts, there’s no love. When love is felt, it is likely shared. On August 31, 2015, I wrote a piece titled “The Dream of my Heart” and emailed it to The Huffington Post. Click on the link to read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nkem-denchukwu/the-dream-of-my-heart_b_8057064.html....

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The Caring Heart!
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The Caring Heart!

One of the most essential ingredients in life is the ability to love another human being as much as we love ourselves. For instance, one does not need to be a nurse to be caring but should be caring to be a nurse (Not a criterion). It makes this noble profession as a caregiver, fun...

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The Reservoir

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin I totally agree with James Baldwin. Thus, when we only exist, we inadvertently choose not to live. And so, to live, we must first breathe…freely, releasing all toxins from within and outside. Life is a...

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Cascading Of Hope
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Cascading Of Hope

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all…” Imagine being hungry and having no hope of eating. Can you imagine that from the point of view of a child or an elderly living alone in...

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Hunger To Live…
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Hunger To Live…

Life is a gift. We must therefore, unwrap it with a smile on our face, and hope in our heart. Each day I see the sun, I see hope. No matter how gloomy the clouds are, I do not worry so much, for I know the sun is still behind the clouds. To live, we...

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