Oberlin Cemetery is a historically significant burial site to some of the most prominent members of the African American community from the largest freedmen’s village in Wake County during the Reconstruction Era.
If you cannot seem to sleep solidly or “turn off your brain” at night, try getting into a routine each night. A routine may consist of, turning off TV 30 minutes before your bedtime, then reading a book or passage, writing your next day’s activities, sipping on hot tea or mediating.
My challenge to the readers of these writings is simple. You want wellness, want it more than disease. You want healing; think about it more than you think about illness. You want to maintain your state of health accept nothing other than it. Protect it like you would protect your children. Guard it, like you would guard your wealth.
There are tons of folks succeeding in business right now who have never heard of this law. But upon further examination, I realized that they are doing so because they have unconsciously adopted the principles that make up this law.
“Bottom line … happily ever after is exactly what you make it. Plain and simple. Marriage is hard work, and you have to have your mind made up even before you say “I do” that you will do the work. You WILL put in the work to make your happily ever after a reality”.
Be excited about getting started with you new healthy lifestyle; fitting those old pair of jeans, having the energy to play more with the kids, maybe even running and finishing a 5K.
Certified Personal Trainer Jamal Thompson
Dr. Mark Anthony Neal is a professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of five books including, Soul Babies (2002), New Black Man (2005) and the forthcoming, Looking for Leroy (2013).