Today I Encourage You

It’s easy to think of success in terms of fortune and fame. However, I have always measured success in my own way. My greatest achievements up to this point includes: successfully graduating two of my children from high school and sending them to college (one more to go — Woo-hoo), becoming a published author, acquiringRead More

The Strength of You

We all must go through our own individual burning and aching. That just so happens to be called LIVING! Don’t try to avoid the process, be it physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or even financial. Simply go through it, learn from it, and develop in ways that benefit you and those around you!   Embrace it! Embrace YOU!!! SendingRead More

Making A Good Plan

Now today, after many months of trying to get back to a past desired path (plan), I’ve finally realized how critical my elders advice was to my progression as well as the fulfillment of my prior vision. The dips, curves, and sink holes in life were simply there for continued guidance. Once I stopped lookingRead More

A New Attitude

With twist, turns, ups, downs, sickness, death, disappointment, and so often, very few in my corner to lift me when I found myself lacking that “self-starter – go-get-it” drive most are accustomed to seeing me function from, I lost sight of the plan. Frustrated and overwhelmed, I found myself trapped in a past plan…looking forRead More

Spoken to be Heard

Wiii speak for all the things that cannot speak for itself First and Foremost Wiii do this for The Queens of Time Ivy Lily Isys Miry One Face Many Name IY will always be with Miii It shall be written Itshelbydunn.com Duane A. Garrett Sr.

Telling A Story

So one discussion question could be, What does it take to make a general story your own story? This story was in my head for 40 years but it took my father’s memory to help me turn it into my own family story. I had to believe it before I could narrate it. Are thereRead More

Everyone Needs Help

We all need help through difficult situations sometimes. Do not allow noise to cloud the silence you may need (but not want). It may be in the silence that you find peace and healing. No one should tell you to “just get over it.” That is not in the word, but each of us should try uplifting others with loveRead More

The Link Between Gray Hair and Stress

You were enjoying an otherwise normal day when you spotted it it the bathroom mirror: a gray hair. It stands out like a weed in a sea of carefully-groomed grass. Silently, you admonish yourself: It’s the stress! I shouldn’t have let it get to me! You’ve probably heard that you can stave off the appearanceRead More

Prayer For Today

Holy and loving God, hear the cry of your children. We need you at this moment. Heal hearts that are broken. Be the comfort people need in this moment. Ease stress and make burdens light. Be with the rejected, neglected, betrayed, and those feeling lost and hopeless. Send living angels in the earth to meetRead More

Are you drinking too much?

When it comes to health, the assumption is you can never get too much of a good thing — or can you? If a little is good, a lot must be great. But having too much water, caffeine, exercise, and sleep can potentially have harmful impacts on your health. Are you drinking too much water?Read More