Hyperhidrosis and menopause are horrible partners

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. This form of sweating is not your common sweat, such as a post workout or because it’s hot outside. This form of sweating looks as though someone drenched you with a bucket of water from head to toe. This form of sweating is embarrassing because it can... Read more »

I have been guilty of self-medicating in the past

Yes, it is true that I have self-medicated on certain prescription drugs many times. When my son’s father and I were dating in the 90s, he would call me a drug-store junkie; I would buy things to help me sleep or relieve pain. Little did I know, he was on to something. Currently, I’m on... Read more »

Come Join Us At The Soulful Chicago Book Fair August 3, 2019

Come Join Us At The Soulful Chicago Book Fair August 3, 2019
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Summer Break (Vacation) will be bittersweet for children who live in urban areas

Not every child will enjoy the luxury of being out of school from summer break, spring break, winter break, or whatever break public school allows. Notice that I said “break” and not “vacation” because most children living in urban areas (me too, growing up) did not take vacations. Our families simply could not afford it.... Read more »

All Black Fathers are not Deadbeat Dads

For starters, Happy Fathers Day to the men who have gone above and beyond for their children. Their children may be overgrown but these dads are still there, giving them sound and nurturing advice, and sometimes, a little cash if necessary. The message I want to get across on this Fathers Day is that not... Read more »

I'm still waiting on Puff Daddy to pay my bills

A few years ago, I had a dream that Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy or Puff Daddy as I last remembered him, and I were in jail together. We were in a holding cell with a few other inmates. Once he was released, he left word that those who were in the holding cell with... Read more »

I Treated My Autistic Son For A Much Needed Pedicure

I Treated My Autistic Son For A Much Needed Pedicure
Last Saturday, I treated my autistic son Kameron for a much needed pedicure. It would be his first one and I didn’t know how he would react to it but I took my chance anyway. Autism is a developmental disorder with various spectrum levels. There was a time when many people thought that the film... Read more »

What Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and I share in common

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their one-year anniversary May 19, 2019 according to the news. The thing we have in common is that it’s been a year this date that I haven’t been in the hospital! When they got married, I was in a hospital bed suffering from a severe case of myositis (muscle... Read more »

The Top 3 Skin Care Brands You Won't Want To Live Without

There are 3 skin care brands I don’t want to live without and I’ll reveal them shortly. First, as a woman with lupus, paying attention to my skin is important since lupus can have an effect on the skin. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself, causing damage or potential damage... Read more »

POP for World Lupus Day May 10, 2019

POP–Put On Purple for World Lupus Day Friday, May 10, 2019! I know we tend to think about the beloved entertainer Prince when we see or hear the word purple but it’s the signature color for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself. It’s origin is unknown which is why... Read more »