Author Archives: Jennifer Vickery

Be Still

By Jackie Sue Griffin I reach inside to dwell awhile. Leave me to linger with the mulberry bush. Brush my lips with peach fuzz. Tickle me purple. Or blue as an Alabama sky. Oh starry night Gently fall within my belly. Settle with the moving sign Tucked away with the...

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Listen

By Jackie Sue Griffin Yes I hear you I listen strongly with respect and distance The spoken and unspoken For there is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard sensing abandonment Hark listen to the sky A cool breeze a sunny day equals a lucky day Today I will...

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Traditions

By: Sylvie Griffiths, MBA The holidays bring up all kinds of emotions for us. I woke up this morning feeling panicked. I have a lot to do this week related to Thanksgiving; shopping, cleaning, organizing, and cooking await me. I love holidays. I love entertaining. And I love doing for...

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How Nonprofits Can Maximize ‘Giving Tuesday’

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. ‘Giving Tuesday’ 2018 is November 27, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Even though it’s fast approaching, it’s not too late for nonprofits to maximize Giving Tuesday campaigns, which tend to be successful. According to Philanthropy News Digest,...

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The Power in Voting

By: Sylvie Griffiths, MBA Politics have previously made me feel powerless. Don’t get me wrong; I always vote. I am definitely one of those people who think you relinquish your right to complain about things if you do not vote. My grandmother, a sassy 99-year old, understands the privilege of...

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Terrific Kid

By: Sylvie Griffiths, MBA My four kids have a good school. My oldest is diligently working towards making the basketball team next month. My two girls are navigating middle school’s massive amount of homework with their expanding social lives. And my youngest, Jake, is working through his second attempt at...

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Release

By Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS I feel your boot against my throat and your ego pressing on my breast. Still, I breathe. Sit in silence as I release the pressure between my thighs. Silky smooth and sweet. I will not thank you for being cruel. It does not inspire....

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Reckless Abandon 

By Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS Wildflowers along the roadside and into the valley speak. They smell fresh like freedom and open-air sprinkled amidst Alabama skies. I want to be baptized and cleaned forgiven and forgotten I want to be tossed away washed in the Locust Fork River left floating...

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Self-Care

By: Sylvie Griffiths, MBA Self-care is not a new concept to me. I have used its principles in my professional career as a cosmetologist. “Pamper yourself,” was the advice I constantly repeated to others. I felt pampering ourselves was a selfish endeavor on many different levels, and with that perspective,...

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Today

By: Tiffany Tunsil Today is the first day of one of the best days of your life! Today is a gift that’s why it’s called the present Tomorrow may never come so live to be the best version of you that you can be. Take the good build off of it,...

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