Posts in category "Overcoming the Odds"

My Coworker Called Me GHETTO

By Nicole Harding Did you ever find yourself using a word that if someone else used you would be offended? Oh…not that word! My family long ago admonished the use of the N word in any type of fashion. Just not happening. So, why then was it so easy for me to drop the word... Read more »

Choosing Not to Forget: 2013 Chicago Run To Remember

Choosing Not to Forget: 2013 Chicago Run To Remember
I recently attended the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 2013 Run to Remember that honors the lives of fallen and severely injured Police officers. I recall participating in my very first 5k a few years ago and it was in the Run to Remember race. I ran that year because my husband, James Sangster, a Chicago Police officer... Read more »

The 5 Power Smiles: Do it now!

The 5 Power Smiles: Do it now!
By Dr. Dawj Smiles matter. When I was a girl, I enjoyed playtime with my sister, who was a special needs child. Many didn’t–and still don’t–understand what it takes to really embrace and live with someone with special needs. We often had to deal with people making fun of us because she had special needs... Read more »
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Celebrity chat: Kym Whitley, star of 'Raising Whitley'

Celebrity chat: Kym Whitley, star of 'Raising Whitley'
By Zondra Hughes  Actress and comedienne Kym Whitley is everything you assumed she’d be; instantly likable, warm and funny. Whitley also keeps it real, a rarity in show business. Whitley’s story is that of a woman who had been living her dream, as an employed actress loving her job and living her pretty years in... Read more »

5 Ways to Love Your Life Now!

5 Ways to Love Your Life Now!
By Dawniel Winningham Lovin’ Life There. It’s done. I just finished scheduling 2 business/getaway trips to the West Coast.  One to LA to attend Boot Camp for my speaking role model James Malinchak, AKA the big money speaker. The other to Sunny San Diego to see Lisa Nichols, my Law of Attraction Role Model of... Read more »

Is my body not my own?

Is my body not my own?
By A Comeaux Is my body not my own? How, when and if I mother is no longer a life-choice, but now a corporate insurance plan debate, somehow influenced *cough* and run by Right-Wings? What America the brave is this? How many countries, including our own, will enforce coveted tactics of birth control as a... Read more »
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A Widow's First New Years Eve

A Widow's First New Years Eve
Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster- The past 14 New Year eves and days have been spent with my late husband, James Sangster. While I knew many of those times he was working the streets as a Chicago Police officer, I would anticipate hearing his car pull in the driveway around 5A.M. on New Years Day, after... Read more »

A Widow's First Christmas

My first Christmas as a widow, unfortunately, took a different twist in 2012 and looked something like this…
A Widow’s first Christmas By Dr. Dawj   During the holiday season, many people are scurried about and purchased gifts that plunged them into debt by the thousands. They bought these gifts to  satisfy many that probably don’t appreciate them anyway. I used to be one of those shoppers spending and getting into debt once... Read more »

What Does Faith Say To You?

What Does Faith Say To You?
By Dr. Dawj When challenges rise up, what does it take for you to stand on faith? This past year has tested my faith on every imaginable level possible and yet; I still rose up because of my faith. When my husband James was diagnosed with brain cancer last October, things could have spiraled out... Read more »
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Homeless--But Not Hopeless

Homeless--But Not Hopeless
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster To see me and talk to me, one would never really know that I was once homeless. But what does homeless look like? What does homeless sound like? We often can’t tell the stripes and scars that individuals have across their backs.  One never really knows who is standing in... Read more »