Log on to any social media site, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and you will see post after touting someone “Living My Best Life.” Do you know what that means? Since the phrase has become a meme, it has lost a lot of its meaning. However, the implication is clear. You are making great efforts to live […]

There are a few things we usually don’t talk about in polite company – politics and religion top the list. Being considerate about tricky topics is a good thing. Avoiding uncomfortable issues helps people feel at ease, but sometimes you have to get comfortable talking about unpleasant things. After watching a “Black-ish” rerun recently, it reminded […]

Could it be that cracks are forming in President Trumps’s wall of defense? Mark Galli, the editor of “Christianity Today” a magazine founded by Billy Graham, wrote an editorial  calling President Trump’s behavior “profoundly immoral.” He wrote, “The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of […]

The 20th Let the Fashions Begin Man of Substance gala is Friday, November 1st, at The Westin Galleria. The event benefits Texas Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Center. Back in 2011, I was selected as a “Let the Fashion’s Begin” Man of Style. While I have vacillated in my sense of fashion consciousness, I do believe […]

According to a 2018 study by RTI International and the RAND Corp, many students know very little about financial wellness or how to budget. And in Texas, 55 percent of college students graduate with debt.  Texas students hold an average of $27,000 in debt — nearly a 3 percent increase since 2016, and student debt […]

We Can All Succeed After doing my “Sunday Morning Live” program this week, I reflected on some of the dialogue with my call-in guests. I concluded that far too many people believe that there is a limited number of opportunities to succeed in life. They believe that abundance and wealth are limited, also. Even worse, […]

Are you aware that your thought process is working all of the time? Do you realize that there is a Law of Attraction that corresponds to your thinking, as well?  Our conscious thoughts take root in the subconscious mind where they remain. As a result, we are not always aware of the energy created by […]

Join Dr. J Thomas Smith  for “Sunday Morning Live” from 9:00-11:00 (ct).  Be a part of the conversation by phone with our guests Janice Beal, EdD, LPC, of Beal Counseling & Associates discussing “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”. We will also be joined by Deavra Daughtry, President, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation discussing TWEF’s Sweet 16th Anniversary […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence, whether it is called family violence, intimate partner violence, or battering, is a pattern of behavior that is used to exert power and control over a spouse or other person with intimidation and fear. In most cases, the threat or use of violence has an impact […]

September is “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month” If you drink alcohol on a regular basis? Are you consuming more today than you were three to five years ago? Were you drinking more five years ago than the five years before that? Alcoholism is a progressive disease. What this means is that for people […]

For 60 plus years we have been loving The “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin. I along with a sold out crowd, saw her perform many of her hits in Houston’s Arena Theater on September 9th, 2014. I remember her performance as if it was last night. That last Houston performance of Aretha Franklin singing “Respect”, […]

When “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” was published in 1965, it was not the book that Malcolm, had originally intended. In fact, there were portions that were perceived as too controversial at the time to be published. One chapter of the book, “The Negro”, was purchased recently by The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center […]