Playing Productive Hooky

For the past few days, I have felt disconnected from everything around me, including my own soul. I went outside this morning after waking up from a depressing dream and called out to Creator for help. Quickly after that, Jack wakes up and heads down the stairs and told me to push myself a little harder today. Meaning, no TV, Facebook or games. So I decided to play hooky today, but not to lounge around and nap. But to focus on some goals that I have ignored for a while. I call it “productive hoo

The Thing About Karma

As an empath, I know the power of Karma and I respect that power. Without Karma, things would be out of balance. When I was younger, I thought I could get revenge on people and take matters into my own hands. Then Karma struck me hard and I realized that the Universe does not need my help. You may have heard Karma described in the following ways: -“What goes around, comes around” -“Treat others the way you want to be treated” – I will expand more on that. As I started my journey, I found out

The Daily Battle and How to Win

,Lately, I have been going through a tough time looking for more gainful employment. I do the standard application, cover letter, and follow-ups. If I do land an interview, I do my research and deal with my nervousness and body language. After several rejection letters, it can really take a toll on my self-esteem. My boyfriend, Jack,  says I need to push myself. I can admit that I can be stubborn due to being a sheltered only child. I often get frustrated by his advice until last month in March.

Why “Every Man For Himself” Needs To Die

So my boyfriend and I went to a Synagogue for the first time ever, I’m not Jewish and as Southern as sweet tea so this whole experience was new to me. But it was one of those eye-opening experiences that was very refreshing. I went to a conference at Congregation Bet Haverim, where Rabbi Joshua Lesser introduced a Syrian refugee family who moved to Clarkston, GA to restart their new life. Sitting in and listening to their story of how the community helped them assimilate and how they were able

Grantchester Comes Back With New Season

With the end of the Downton Abbey era, many are wondering what program will become the new Masterpiece favorite. GPB is bringing back a favorite with a brand new season. On March 27, Sunday at 10PM, GPB will be airing the season 2 premiere of Grantchester. Reverend Sidney and Inspector Geordie Keating come back to solve mysteries as a mismatched team. In the season 2 premiere, Sidney is suspected of murder, along with a fellow priest, a photographer and a classmate for the victim. It is up to

World AIDS Day: Jeffrey Schmalz Narrates His Last Days

AIDS is still a devastating disease that affects millions of people around the world. In the early 80’s and 90’s, a time when even saying the word AIDS was taboo, many people lost their lives and never got a chance to tell their stories. The LGBT community was the group hit the hardest by HIV/AIDS, but coming out was also considered taboo at the time so many died in silence. Jeffrey Schmalz, a journalist for the “New York Times”, was a gay man who was diagnosed with full blown AIDS. Schmalz dec

3 Reasons Why We Love Doc Martin

What is it about Dr. Martin Ellingham’s abrasive bedside manner and particular ways that keeps up coming back to watch his jaw dropping antics? For over a decade, Doc Martin has been a favorite not only of our viewers here at GPB but all over the world. The reasons why we love him are countless and we’ll get to reminisce in the must see behind the scenes special “Doc Martin: Seven Grumpy Seasons” which premieres on GPB on Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 pm. In honor of this occassion, special gue

Group addresses gambling risks

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel This week is Problem Gambling Awareness Week, and Michelle Harcrow, assistant director of health education and promotion, is helping to get the word out about the dangers of being addicted to gambling. Harcrow said even though gambling is illegal in Alabama, it’s important to take notice of a national

Sudanese ‘lost boy’ tells story of migration to U.S.

On Monday night in the Ferguson Center Theater, Victor Deng, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, spoke about his struggles and the importance of education. / CW | Teresa Portone Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Email This Story Send email to this address Enter Your Name Add a comment here Verification Send Email Cancel Victor Deng is one of 4,000 young orphans who came to America in 2001 to escape from the civil war in their homeland of Sudan. Mon