Warning: Declaration of TCB_Menu_Walker::walk($elements, $max_depth) should be compatible with Walker::walk($elements, $max_depth, ...$args) in /home/graymat1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/tcb/inc/classes/class-tcb-menu-walker.php on line 0
Charmaine Perry

Archives:

Featured Category, Spirituality

Willingness to Please God

November 7, 2019
Smiling woman in olive shirt

Do you have willingness to please God? Is it your desire to be obedient to God’s will for your life? Or do you just want Him to bless your own desires?

 

What is willingness to please God?

The Bible says that, “Without faith, it’s impossible to please God” – Hebrews 11:6. I think that we need faith to be willing to please God. To please God, we must have a heart that wants to please God. Then, with intention, we must create a plan to carry out God’s instructions to us. It is necessary to be intentional and purposeful with our willingness to please God.

...
Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 2, 2019
Picture of a pumpkin

Photo credit: Cayla1/Unsplash

 

I’ve heard many clients ask if seasonal affective disorder is a thing. So, to answer that question, I am writing this post.

Seasonal affective disorder is a mental disorder that affects many people.

Disclosure: Personally, I have been affected by this disorder. I experienced postpartum depression after the birth of my oldest daughter. She was born in October and the winter for me was brutal. I had so much fear of the early nights because my depressive symptoms worsened throughout the winter months. I eventually joined a group and attended group therapy to help me through the transition.

...
Featured Category

Domestic Violence Awareness

October 24, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I would be remiss if I did not address this very real issue in our communities.

 

What is domestic violence?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Click To Tweet

Domestic Violence (DV) is abuse that occurs by one partner against the other to obtain and maintain control over the other partner and the relationship. Domestic violence is also known to some people as intimate partner violence (IPV). DV can be physical and/or psychological. We must remember that race and culture does not exempt from anyone from experiencing DV.

...
Spirituality

Submitting to God’s Will

October 17, 2019
Black woman wearing a red jacket

What is it like, submitting to God’s will?

Recently, I was having a discussion with a relative about something they wanted for themselves. We were talking about praying to God about this goal that my relative wanted to achieve. She wanted to know that God would grant her what she wanted to achieve. I think this is where many of us, including believers, have difficulty with trusting God. Submitting to God’s will is not what we set out to do; instead, we want God to submit to our will.

I pointed out to her that she should pray about this goal, but when she prayed about it, she must show humility to God. I told her to pray the words, ‘If it is Your will…if it is not Your will, help me to receive Your answer and accept whatever that answer is.’

...
Featured Category, Mental Health

Morning Routine – Part 2

October 10, 2019
white mug with black coffee saying begin

Photo credit: Danielle MacInnes /Unsplash

Disclaimer:

This is the second of 2 blog posts on morning routines!

If you haven’t read the first one, please click here! Last week’s post provided an in depth look at morning routines and the value they provide.

 

Benefits of a morning routine

So, following on the heels of last week’s post read it right here on the definition, usefulness, and the importance of a morning routine, let’s get into the benefits of a morning routine.

  • Discipline – Though we may view the word ‘discipline’ in a bad way. We all need discipline through structure, strategy, and planning. Many of us do not plan, strategize, or organize our lives. This leaves us coasting and existing for days, which turn into weeks, then months, and eventually years.

This type of living has left many people filled with regret, disappointment, discontentment, scarcity, and eventually wishing for a do over.

...
%d bloggers like this: