Random Thoughts

Death by Suicide Is Now A Public Health Crisis

by Yvonne Chase

On January 18th, Peter Robbins who was the voice of Charlie Brown died by suicide at the age of sixty-five. The next day on January 19th, twenty-six-year-old Ian Alexander, Jr., the only child of award-winning actress Regina King died by suicide. Six days later, on January 25th, Kevin Ward, forty-four-year-old mayor of Hyattsville, MD died […]

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January Was Cleansing, Revealing, And Good To Me

by Yvonne Chase

And just like that, January is gone. It was a good month that started with a ten-day Master Cleanse that extended to fifteen days. I am sure I would have continued if I did not run out of maple syrup because it was a breeze. I was never hungry or lethargic, nor did I ever […]

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My Roasted Chicken Is Better

by Yvonne Chase

Once upon a time, there was a woman in my life whose behavior I did not understand. Her constant need for attention was alarming. For example, on one occasion, I invited her to my home for dinner with my friends. Once she saw the spread of food, she loudly proclaimed, “My roasted chicken is better.” […]

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People Who Are Easy To Lose Aren’t Worth Keeping

by Yvonne Chase

In my last post, I wrote about walking away from a narcissistic abusive relationship. In this post, I will share what happens when you leave a narcissistic abusive relationship and specifically what happens to the people in your life. I want you to remember the title of this post: people who are easy to lose aren’t worth […]

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Walking Away From The Old And Into The New

by Yvonne Chase

If I had to pick a theme for 2021, it would be walking away. My greatest accomplishment and what I am most proud of is being a cycle breaker. I went full no-contact and walked away from a narcissistic abusive family of origin. There is no going back. That chapter of my life is closed. […]

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Domestic Violence Is Evil And Hurts Gods Heart

by Yvonne Chase

In my last post, Agape Love Does Not Stay In Abuse, I talked about the church’s response to domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the CDC: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United […]

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It’s A New Day, A New Year And A New Me!

by Yvonne Chase

Today I woke up with the song It’s A New Day by Patti LaBelle on my mind. You can read the lyrics below. Of course, I’m doing things God’s way. That’s the only lyric I would change. Doing things God’s way is what got me through 2020. Seems my lifeIs finally coming togetherFeels so goodDon’t […]

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Focused On Creating New Memories

by Yvonne Chase

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, singer Mariah Carey who is known for her over-the-top Christmas decorating and celebrating was asked about her deep love for this time of the year. Here’s what she said: “While many people who love this time of year are often trying to re-create early memories, Carey says her […]

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You Plotted Evil Against Me, God Turned It Into Good

by Yvonne Chase

On December 2nd, 2019, I had no idea God was setting me up to blow my mind. I had no idea that what was happening to me was actually happening for me. As I said in this post, on this day, one year ago, I moved back into the house I grew up in to […]

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I Don’t Believe In Coincidences, I Believe In Jesus

by Yvonne Chase

Earlier today while walking to the subway, I joyfully said hello, how you doing…have a good day to a white man in my path. He turned abruptly and said hello…to which I replied, hopefully, I didn’t startle you, and he said, “No, I’m in my thoughts.” I’m still walking to the subway when I said, […]

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