Physicians Working Together Celebrate Their Quadrennial Anniversary!

National Physicians Week has passed, but the celebration continues as we approach Physicians Working Together’s 4th year anniversary!

PWT and Stress-Free Mom Md invited fellow physicians to step from beyond the white coat to take a moment to fellowship, network, share ideas, and celebrate their milestones. The attending doctors connected with old friends and they had the opportunity to make a few new ones!

There’s still more to celebrate in the name of Physicians Working Together’s 4th year anniversary this June 2019!

PWT founder, Dr. Kimberly Jackson will host a live toast with the members of PWT’s Facebook Group to commemorate where it all began! Join Physicians Working Together’s Facebook Group and tune in on June 11, 2018, at 7 pm CST!


Thank You For Firing Me!

1922F202-032B-4FC1-819D-A6E5B4FB0972Today is December 18th. People around the world are shopping until they drop, wrapping gifts, and preparing their homes for friends and family to gather for the holidays. Also this week, there are a group of people tucked away in a lavish boardroom reviewing financial reports and final proposals to decide who stays and who goes. 

Losing your job is the furthest thing from your mind as you make your lists and check them twice. However, statistics have shown that December and January are the leading months for layoffs, restructuring, downsizing or whatever corporate jargon is use to represent an employee no longer being employed. 

What will happen if you’re impacted? What do you tell your family? What do you do next?

Don’t wait until you’re walking out of the building with a brown box and a severance package to start thinking about your next step. Don’t go through the holidays with a it’ll-never-happen-to-me mindset.

Get your affairs in order. Build your network. Open an IRA. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Research other companies or begin taking steps to launch your own business. 

Read “Thank you for firing me.” This book is filled with so many amazing gems to help you navigate the world after losing your job, but don’t wait until you’re jobless to begin. 

You can begin today! 


To Italy with love…



Italy was filled with so many faces and spaces people and church steeples, moods and amazing food!

Read on below to go back with me up above the clouds where I first heard God’s voice and then down, down, down amongst the cobblestone streets, busy traffic, Michelangelo’s David, the leaning tower of Pisa, pasta, and wine, wine, wine and more wine… 

When in Rome:

After checking into our hotel, Danika and I navigated the busy streets of Rome in search of the metro station. Final destination: The Coliseum. Armed with our southern charm and slight city savvy the streets of Rome felt familiar, comfortable, and welcoming. Rome was busy, loud, gritty and full of life. A gumbo of languages flooded the air from French to Spanish to English and of course Italian. “Everything in Italian sounds like a truffle.” I thought back to Elizabeth Gilbert’s line from Eat, Pray, Love. 

A short train ride later there in living color stood the Coliseum. The pictures and film and documentaries and other media could never truly capture the intimidating strength the monument possessed.

We joined the crowd of tourist looking lost and shocked and overwhelmed and took selfies and pano shots and stared some more in awe of this historic structure. Ever step we took towards the Coliseum a tour group lead approached us with “special deals” and “VIP tours” and “skip the line” perks that my awestruck mood went to annoyance real quick. We had just flown across the world and in my excitement I had barely slept the last two days but thanks to zzzquill the plane ride was a blur and unfortunately my body hadn’t fully woken up. Luckily Danika was there to negotiate the best “vip tour” and after a few short minutes we were inside on the ground floor, earbuds in our ears listening to our tour guide describe the pit where the gladiators roamed and the animals slept and the dead bodies were collected. (Side-note: I hadn’t seen Gladiators before this trip.)

Inside of the arena you could just about make out where the bleachers use to be. Those of a higher social class would sit near the bottom tier and those of lower class (and women) sat in the nosebleed section. 

We walked up and down and around and took pictures and just breathed in the history of the space and soon my feet, more specifically my pinky toe, was yelling at me to please put it out of its misery. We came, we learned, we walked were the Gladiators once stood… now it was time to begin the journey back to our hotel. 

Our hotel was snuggled in what appeared to be the center of everything. You know, not too far from this, just around the corner from that. The only issue was every street looked the same. The short walk to the train station at the start of this adventure felt like a lifetime to my pinky toe during the return trip. After asking some nice police officers for directions and after each of them gave their suggested route (much like our men in American) we somehow located the building with the huge sign across from the tiny dump trucks that led to the statues near the supermarcati which was just a few doors down from BAR that only served non-alcoholic drinks which was next door to the long red carpet that led us home to the Rome Garden Hotel to our twin beds (most European hotels have twin beds versus full or queens… we are so spoiled in America) and our Italian TV and our shower and our toilette and our hand towels and my tennis shoes which barely left my feet for the rest of the trip and we were happy. “Bitch, we’re in Italy!” I said to Danika. We were. We really were.

After a shoe change and a short walk, the Industrial Eat restaurant was our first food stop with wine a charcuterie board filled with meats, cheese, bread, jams and other goodness followed by pasta and more wine. Our first day in Italy felt like three days in one but it was worth it. It was so worth it. 

To be continued…

Earl Detrick’s Hello Good Morning Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

Hello, Good Morning is a signature keynote melody composed by Earl Detrick.
The optimistic mellow groove enlightens your thoughts with positive thoughts and affirmations. Just like breakfast, good music is a great start to a wonderful day.

This visual melody produced by yours truly, reveals the cognitive tapestry of a man
who’s simply made the choice to affirm his day with gratitude, perception, and confidence.

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Earl Detrick Delivers Keynote Lyricism With His New EP, HERE

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

-Booker T. Washington

Purposed to inspire, Hip-Hop Soul musician Earl Detrick’s HERE EP is now streaming on digital music outlets worldwide. The artist formerly known as DeeSmuve pens to outreach and extend positivity with keynote lyricism.

The HERE EP sets the tone with a refreshing blend of Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz. With scenarios drafted around personal development, love, and happiness, Earl Detrick delivers his perspective through the universal palate of musical melody.

The 6 track playlist features a composition of self-produced records that magnify the authenticity of life. Grab a glass, open your mind and stream HERE by Earl Detrick on your favorite music player!!

Click the link to stream the HERE EP on Spotify!


There is no better way to wrap up the summer than by highlighting and celebrating Black Heritage. The Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12th, 2018.

This will be the 4th year that the festival has food, art, and music from talented artists including Grammy Award-Winning Lalah Hathaway, as well as Stokley Williams, J Paul Jr., and Earl Detrick (DeeSmuve). This two-day experience has something for everyone: Health & wellness education, financial empowerment, self-expression all within the unique blend of African and African-American style!

For more information on tickets, sponsorship, vending and other opportunities, visit


The Legacy

Alfred Hall III

Happy heavenly birthday to Mr. Alfred Hall, III; Today would have been his 65th birthday.  He was known as a dedicated steward who selflessly served his community by providing scholarships and leadership to those who needed guidance. He believed that education was the key to success. Mr. Hall made a life’s work of encouraging the next generation to set their sights beyond the glass ceilings of the past by means of higher education. He took the time to mentor young families to help put them on the path to homeownership. He also offered affordable housing to his community of West Shreveport.

The Alfred Hall, III Foundation was organized in 2008 with an effort to sustain the philanthropic legacy of Alfred Hall, III. They have provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school and college students.

The Honorarium


The Alfred Hall, III Foundation will celebrate its 10-year anniversary during their upcoming annual scholarship gala! This year’s inspirational keynote will be delivered by Physician and Amazon Best Selling Author, Dr. KaNisha L. Hall.


The Hall family extends the invitation for the community to attend their 10th Annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  The event will be held at Hilton Shreveport located at 104 Market St Shreveport, LA 71102 from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.  During the honorary program, a special group of extraordinary leaders and businesses based in the Shreveport, Louisiana area who have shown admirable contributions and dedication to their community will be awarded as “Community Champions”. Among the honorees are Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton; Mike and Tracey Landry, founders of TM Landry College prep; Pastor James E. Green of Union Mission Baptist Church; Marco French, principal of Queensboro Elementary School, Jessica Hall and more. The foundation will also recognize former scholarship recipients and the 2018 scholarship awardees.

Find out more about how you can support the foundation and its efforts at

Tickets are available on Eventbrite!