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Self-Devolopment

Building Strength to Relieve Chronic Pain

Everyone has dealt with pain before, but some people don’t understand how awful it really is to have to live…

You’re Not Clean Eating If You Don’t Do This

Clean eating generally refers to eating foods in their most natural state, however, today I want to make a new…

Family Photos Can Uplift Your Imprisoned Loved One

Family photos and pictures, in general, can be used to uplift and encourage someone as well as and relive or…

A Pinched Nerve is a Real Pain

A pinched nerve is a real pain! Yea, that might sound cheesy, but it’s truly nothing to joke about. They…

Naturally Treating Depression Isn’t Very Difficult

Naturally treating depression is an important treatment option for me. I’ve read about depression patients taking drugs to help ease…

Thanksgiving Is So Much Better Now

Many researchers say that one of the best ways to overcome depression and relieve stress is to be thankful. Although…

How My Passion Provokes My Depression

Over the years, I’ve noticed that my passion provokes my depression. They have come from my inability to obtain a…

True Wellness Includes Detoxing Methods

If wellness is about a lifestyle of overall good health than it has to become more than just exercising and…

Who To Talk To When You’re Having a Depression Attack

When we are dealing with an intense issue such as depression, we don’t tend to want to vent and get…

Party Solo for Your Birthday

Party Solo? Uh, that isn’t what any thirty-something or even forty-something really wants to do for their birthday, but as…

Just One Vitamin Deficiency Can Affect Prison Health

We all know that prisoner don’t eat the best meals or have the best nutrition. This can result in a…

Food Contamination & Depression

Would you ever think, food contamination and depression could be linked? I definitely didn't think they were until I read…

Flu Remedies That are Proven to Work

It’s Flu season and I have Flu remedies! Although most people are fearful during this time of year, I am…

Accepting Depression Can Be Hard

Accepting depression can be hard. Depression affects many people in world, but most try to hide their symptoms from family…

Live Your Best Life Locally!

If you can’t live your best life, then live your best life locally until you can. Just because you can’t…

Depression Triggers You Can Control

Depression is a mental health disorder that can suck the life out of you and the people around you. The…

Working a Dead-End Job and Taking Care of Yourself

Anyone knows that working a dead-end job is physically and emotionally taxing. I know because I've been doing it for…

Why is Men’s Mental Health Ignored By The Formerly Incarcerated?

There are many reasons why men’s mental health is ignored in regards to recidivism. According to many members of society,…

How Mental Health Disorders Affect Success and Productiveness Within Men

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Mental health disorders often result from extended time in incarceration.…

How Does Mental Health Affect Masculinity?

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp The identity of men can be seriously influenced by incarceration…

What Are The Warning Signs of Mental Illness?

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Did you know that mental health issues are extremely common…

Why Mental Health & Ongoing Support For Men Is So Important

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp It is reported that over half of male inmates have…

Why Black Men Don’t Use Mental Health Care

In a recent article from the Business Insider, they discussed how our mental health care system fails Black men and…

I Don’t Like Gay Jokes

  He laughed and said, "Don't be down there too long. I might like it." I gave him a dirty look.…

Being Negative at Work Will Drain My Energy

As I get older, I realize the importance of working at jobs I like and enjoy. I've learned that being…

You Don’t Act Black

It’s bad enough that African Americans are stereotyped negatively by the media and other ethnicities. We shouldn’t have to deal…

After 22 Years, River City Brewing Company Pushed Out For Sacramento Kings Arena

If you’ve never lived in a small town then you probably won’t understand the outrage I’m currently feeling. Small towns…

Does Being Single Really Suck?

I was reading an article from the Standard Media website called “How Being Single Painfully Sucks.” While I agree that…

My New Year

It’s the start of a new year, at least it is for me. I’m glad another year has passed by,…

Top Five Lies Women Tell Me That Drive Me Crazy

After reading a blog from Standard media about women lying to men, I started thinking about the lies women have…

Every Setback Sentence Acceptance Speech

As I was browsing the internet, I came across a blog post by Tara Pringle Jefferson. Her site is called…

The Importance of Following Your Inner Voice

You can hear it and you can also feel it, but how often do you ignore it? It’s the sometimes…

Is It Possible To Reach The Ceiling?

If you’re in the corporate world or even just the professional world, you understand ceilings. There are ceilings in talent,…

Why Men Don’t Discuss Sex Openly

Today I was reading a post from VerySmartBrothas which discussed why men don't discuss their sex lives openly. Like the…

How To Get Someone To Enjoy Your Passions, Even If They Hate Your Passions

With a plethora of interests and hobbies available to us, it can be hard for two people to be on…

Am I Uncomfortable With The Conversation or Intimidated by The Woman

As men and women play this game called love, each side has to go back to the drawing board and…

What Is Love To Me as a Black Man

Many people dream of being in love with someone. They dream of what their life will be like when they’re…

Being Positive During Difficult Times

I swear one of the most difficult things to do is get over hard times. Everyone has them and although…

Never Say Racist Jokes If You’re The Only Black Man In The Room

I guess I should be used to being the in the minority. I should probably already know what to say…

What Is Too Much Sex?

I remember when I came home from prison camp, that's all I wanted to do--have sex! Lots of it. And…

Too Old For Children?

Women are known for watching their biological time clocks like a hawk, however men also think about their age in…

What Does Christmas Mean To Me?

People have varying reasons for celebrating Christmas, but for me, if it wasn’t for the purpose of family coming together,…

How I Overcome Boredom In A Relationship

In a previous post, I talked about how people would rather be in a bad relationship than to sit a…

Preferring N-word Over African American?

According to a TMZ poll fifty-five percent of Black Americans prefer to be referred to as N***a and the remaining…

My Bio

Pyerse Dandrige Jr. was born to Sonya Robinson and Pierce Dandridge Sr. on October 29, 1978 in Sacramento, California. He…

Taking Gambles and Chances–And Being Afraid!

You know the only way to get ahead in life is to take chances. Why should you take chances? If…

Do People Have Bad Relationships To Avoid Being Lonely?

Most people want to be in a happy and loving relationship with all the bells and whistles of their heart’s…

People Do Research and Still Can’t Show Me Evidence?

The world is full of disagreeing people. It seems that no one can see eye to eye on almost any…

Sports To Ban Nigga/er?

I read on ESPN.com today that David Stern and Roger Goodell “might make the appropriate choice to define their workplaces…

Pointless Childhood Romances

I cracked up when I saw this picture. It reminded me of how silly and funny childhood romances were. They…

How To Have A Sports Argument

Sports is probably America’s favorite pastime. We groom our children to play sports, watch college sports and go hard for…

N-Word and Why I Don’t Use It.

This word is probably one of the most controversial words in the history of the world. It’s racist when one…

How To Be Productive At Work With A Boss You Don’t Like

There are many people in the working industry that severely dislike their bosses. I am now joining the crowd. From…

Solutions To Ending Facebook Game Addictions

Okay, let's admit it, we all from time to time get addicted to these stupid little games on Facebook.  Like…

George Zimmerman Not Guilty & Acquitted. Dad′s A Freemason Judge Does That Matter?

No Way Free Masons Helped Acquit Zimmerman One day as I was browsing the internet I came across a site…

Don’t Riot Over The Zimmerman Trial Verdict

I’ve never really understood riots and looting, but after the Zimmerman verdict - I’m still just as confused as I…

Hide and Go Seek

Playing games with your siblings and cousins can seem like a fun experience when you’re a kid. The excitement level…

From Pierce To Pyerse

There are many African Americans that have non-existent or poor relationships with their parents. Most of the time, the bad…

Sometimes It’s The Man’s Fault When Relationships End

Real Reasons Men Leave Women In a few women magazines and self help books, I’ve read that women should dress…

Men Need More Than Just Sex

I was reading an article on a site called Black and Married with Kids which discussed the failures of romance…

What Would My Future Self Tell Me?

We always say to ourselves, that if we’d known what we knew now back in our youth, things would have…

Cheap Dates are the BEST!

Okay, so I'm always stressing about where to take a woman on our first date. It’s almost as if I'm…

New Exercise Routine–Building Cardio Without Running

Cardio workouts are known to help people strengthen their heart and lungs. It also helps the muscles to use oxygen…