On this episode of The Dr. Will Show, I have the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Will Deyamport about purpose, authenticity, and working in your passions.
You've visited twenty different churches but none seem to fit. Some Sundays, you're excited to get up, get dressed and go search. Other times, you'd rather pledge membership to Bedside Baptist and call it a day.
I learned how to look and speak the part of someone I never wanted to be. At the time, I was proud of this. Interview after interview found me posturing, awaiting nods of approval.
We're always booked, traveling, burning the midnight oil, and rising with the sun. Yet, hustling ourselves into oblivion doesn't seem to make us any happier. In fact, quite the opposite rings true.
With reports of people all over the world literally dropping dead due to exhaustion, it's safe to say we've been programmed to scoff at the gift of life.
Gina Loring on Her Allegiance to Art as Activism and Balancing Creativity w/Challenging Life Experiences
Scrolling through her Facebook and Instagram newsfeeds, you’ll see a woman who is never confined, who never conforms, and who never leaves home without her shine.
About five years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gina Loring for the first time. Her performances on Def Poetry Jam were intriguing for their honesty and lack of pretense. With a host of awards, performances, and recordings to her name since then, Gina Loring is still that transparent, transformational kind of artist. She ma...
In years past, I was one of the people flooding my timeline with opinions on EVERYTHING. Even when my opinion was fruitless I felt compelled to stay relevant — whatever that even means anymore.
So, at the end of 2016, I decided to get to the truth of my motivations before posting to social media. If at any point during this personal interrogation I discovered that my intentions were anything but pure, then I chose not to post until I got to the heart of the matter and could post with no ulterior motive.
Sometimes we begin to live such redundant lives, afraid to make a wrong move, unsure of what is supposed to come next. We allow the fear to cocoon us into despair and sadness, which keeps us from doing anything at all.
Applying the thought of "Do the next indicated thing" gently nudged me forward into completing small steps.
We prioritize an “all-or-nothing” approach when half the things on our lists aren’t even that urgent. We add stress to our lives while thinking we’re erasing it.
It was never about who walked away. It was never about trading your wingspan for a gilded cage. It was always about who you became long after the sound and feel of them left you. That’s what getting up looks like. Regeneration. The embers that start fires or are left after one. A wildfire, clearing what is unnecessary, nurturing what is left.