In the Urban dictionary, thirst is the lust or want of someone. Over the last few days, I have had many discussions about sexuality, intimacy, and love within the black American community. As a result of those discussions, I am inspired to blog a three part series that individually explores sexuality, intimacy, and love. The first within the series is sexuality. Discussing sexuality within the black community, I think of the anthem, by Prince, appropriately titled, Sexuality
Will you be my sweetheart? As a kid in elementary school, I remember the time of year when I had to purchase “sweethearts” for the classmates I loved (or, deeply liked is more realistic). We had all types of sweethearts: crush sweethearts, cute sweethearts, secret admirer sweethearts, you are cute sweethearts. I collected all the coins that I could and I bought as many sweethearts as I could. I knew that I would get as many. That’s how it works, right? I counted down the days
What does power mean? If I have no power, how am I responsible for my decisions? As an addiction professional, I have heard these questions more often than not when working with my clients. In recovery, powerlessness is the inability to stop the behavior/using despite the desire to stop and consequences. When you are caught in the endless loops of active addiction, the well intentioned family and support who tell you "just stop," "don't you want to stop?," "it's a lack of wil
"Something is missing?"
"I am so uncomfortable and I don't understand why?"
"I have a job, home, wonderful partner, and family, it doesn't seem to be enough."
These questions are asked regularly in my practice. The confusion and longing for an answer to the life's mental and emotional discomfort are not easily pinpointed or solved.
Many times, the solutions to dis-ease are difficult to find because the questions that lead to answers are difficult to formulate. This is