Workshops

The Workshops section is comprised currently of both Life Talk Topics and Writing Workshops. In the future, Workshops will include courses.

This section of the site focuses on journaling and self-reflecting on these topics. The worksheets for these workshops are available as a complete downloadable document. Feel free to download the full document at the end of this page and complete one or more sheets.

Please note that each tab on this site might also house a (writing) workshop component.

LIFE TALK TOPICS

Audios under Life Talk Topics address areas of living that require not only deep self-reflection, but also extensive planning. Here are Life Talk Topics audio lectures.

Life Talk Topics: The Drunk Driver Never Gets Killed

Journal the risks you have taken and the impact that they have had on your life academically, professionally, and personally.

What did you learn? ___________________________________

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Life Talk Topics: When They Pull at You to Pull Back

People who pull at you to pull back think they are superior.

Journal your feelings about how a friend/family member/romantic partner sees you.

What do you think about the person? _________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Why People Are Angry

Journal why you may be angry.

Does your anger have anything to do with something you have not completed?

What is your plan for resolving anger? ________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Getting Offended Reveals Your Weakness

How long do you spend talking about your pain?

Journal the different times in your life that people have ignored you or ignored your pain.

How did you resolve the issue? ____________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Not Everyone is Hurt Over Losing You

Journal why you believe someone would be hurt over losing you.

What would they lose if the person no longer had access to you?

Do you care? ______________________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Take Inventory of You

Life is filled with complexities and stresses. We often do not take the time we need for rest.

Where are you suffering burnout? ___________________________

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Journal the cause of burnout. _____________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Think about the times you got into something using hurry.

What was the thing you tried to make work? Why were you in a hurry? _____

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Assess your hurry. ____________________________________

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Life Talk Topics: Procrastination 101, A Survey

In Composition, we outline before writing an essay. We can outline our first thoughts on a topic. We can outline how we will distribute sources. Outlining is useful.

Therefore, outline your procrastination. Place these moments into different categories.

How useful was this exercise for you? ________________________

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Where do you need to change? _____________________________

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

The topics under Writing Workshops are available as audio lessons, which you can find under the tab “Seminars.” Click on the tab to listen to those audio lessons.

Workshop: Some People Can Get You Killed

Think about some of the people in your life who have put you in danger.

Are you still willing to keep them in your life? ____________________

If yes or no, why? ____________________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Respect Your “No”

Given today’s climate where “no” is difficult to maintain, how do you plan on respecting your own no?

Are you still offering “No” but with explanation? __________________

Consider these questions as you contemplate changes in your life.

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Stop Parenting Your Man

When did you begin parenting your man? ______________________

What was the precipitating event? __________________________

Did parenting your man make him better? ______________________

Are you still parenting your man? ___________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Don’t Let Him Move In

Moving in someone means moving in their belief systems as well as their attitudes towards you, good or bad.

Have you ever moved in a man? ____________________________

If yes, how long did it take you to move him out? __________________

Would you ever move in another man? ________________________

Consider these questions as you write.

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: I’m Not Going Your Way

What are your core values? _______________________________

What do you believe? __________________________________

What do you hope to accomplish in life? _______________________

Consider these questions as you write.

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Not Everyone is Built for a Relationship

Do you need to be in a relationship? _________________________

Do you want to be in a relationship? _________________________

Consider these questions as you contemplate whether a relationship is right for you.

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Dealing With Relationship Failure

Whether a relationship is on a break or is clearly broken up, it is still considered a failure.

People often enter a rebound relationship out of a need not to feel the failure. 

What do you think about relationship failure? ____________________

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Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: I’m Too Special for a Dating Rotation

The new dating trend is the adoption of dating rotations. Both men and women use this short-term mating strategy.

Men often rate the women they are dating, married to, or using in a dating rotation. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you think your boyfriend/husband rate you? ____

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Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: I’m Too Special for a Shacking Situation

Shacking, living together, and cohabitation is the norm today. It is not the exception to the rule anymore. It is the rule.

Do you believe romantic partners should shack until they are 80 years old? ___

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Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: The Woman Who Says She Should Have Cheated

To cheat means to exit.

Do you believe cheating is effective for exiting a romantic relationship? ____

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When You Hold Down a Cheater

Taking responsibility for someone’s responsibility is taxing on the mind and the body.

At what point do you think you will let go of the responsibility? _________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When He Uses Your Money

When you let someone use your money, you encourage a belief system that  money only has value when you’re letting someone use it.

Who in your life is using your money to fund their lifestyle? ___________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When You Play Yourself

One of the hardest things to do is to accept the fact that you mishandled yourself with your partner.

It is not the people who play us. We play ourselves.

How do you feel about this statement? ________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When You Meet Your Snake

Snakes come in all shapes and sizes.

The presence of a snake or snakes is a crossroad moment. Snakes suggest that you make a choice either to settle or move forward.

Who is a snake in your life? ______________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: The One Who Got Away

Sometimes indifference towards someone who is showing you consistent love is the hardest thing to grapple with once you understand yourself and your decisions.

Who was the one person who got away? _______________________

Did you let them go? __________________________________

Did they let you go? ___________________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: Why Relationships Fail

Relationships fail simply because each person is operating with a different goal in mind. 

One person in the relationship has a goal of short-term and  the other partner has a goal of long-term. Not everyone believes in marriage and staying longer than two years in a relationship.

How did your relationship fail? ____________________________

What were some of the reasons you gave and he gave? _______________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When You Burn Out

If you’re suffering from burn out, it is likely that you have been fighting the wrong battles on top of the right battles necessary for your journey.

Are you fighting other people’s battles? _______________________

How does your mind, heart, body, and money respond? ______________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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Workshop: When Rest is Needed After Breakup

People believe that the only way to get over someone or a breakup is to get another person or enter into a rebound relationship. 

Rest is needed after a breakup.

What do you think? ___________________________________

Journal your response. _________________________________

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