Freedom Friday – 10.20.17

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In many ways, society has bought into the notion that our focus is to acquire people, things, ideas, places, etc. None of these by themselves bring true, everlasting, abundant joy, peace, or strength. What offers this and so much more, is giving – of self, of time, wisdom, love, comfort, encouragement, knowledge, experiences, healing, etc. One of the reasons I started my blog was to give the lessons I have learned about myself and life, in an effort to connect with, help and inspire healing for and in others. As I become free, whole, confident myself, my goal is for others to be free, whole and confident. Nothing I receive is for me alone, it’s always, also for the benefit of those around me. So as long as I receive, so will you. My purpose is to serve and love my people, the world, with everything that I have and will have. Whether it’s money, quality time, posting my thoughts, blogging about my pain, it is to build, edify, empower. It is better to give than receive. Never forget it. Look for ways to give of yourself to others. It can be as simple as a smile and “hello”! 

#GiveFreely #FreetoGive #LaurynHill #FreedomFriday #FridayFreedom

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Wednesday Wisdom Word – 10.18.17

Sometimes we have to distance ourselves from people not because of who they are or what they’ve done or failed to do, but because of who we become when we’re connected to them. Loving people draw love out of others, same with positivity, honesty, etc. Make sure you’re around people who help you reveal everything that’s amazing about you!

#payattentiontowhatsdrawnfromyou #bearoundwhoyouwanttobecome #wednesdaywisdom

Be loved. Love you. Be love.

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Motivation Monday – 10.16.17

Motivation-Monday-Maya-Angelou-TruthOver the weekend, and even today, countless people, including myself, across all skin hues, ages, backgrounds, and genders/gender non-conforming, etc. have used the hashtag #metoo to share with the world that they’re survivors of sexual assault or harassment, or both, and to create awareness. My heart continues to break as my timelines are full of folks sharing their stories and pain. It is an epidemic where people are silenced, shamed and ridiculed. According to RAINN, 1 in 6 American women has had a sexual violence experience. Although the fact is that many women have suffered through such cruelty, the truth is that it was not my fault, your fault, nor your friend, lover’s, sister’s, brother’s, mother’s, etc. fault. We are not responsible for others’ actions, but we can take control of our healing. Whether it’s praying, writing, therapy, mediation, or taking a break from the triggers of the news, social media or everyday life, be sure to take care of yourself. The truth is that you’re loved, valuable, beautiful, powerful, limitless, and worthy of goodness. You are the only one who can take care of you better than anyone. It’s what God wants us all to do! 

#HealThyself #MayaAngelou #FactsvsTruth#TruthPrevails #LetTruthReign

Freedom Friday – 10.13.17

Freedom-Friday-Freedom-Nina-SimoneAt one point or another, we all deal with fear, in some capacity. Whether it’s anxiety, stepping out of your comfort zone, or worrying about the future, fear is a part of life. For me, my fears have shown up in four distinct ways, more so related to my dreams and writing, filmmaking. For me, fear has shown up in being concerned with failure, embarrassment, attack (harsh public criticism), and rejection (fear). At different times in my life, and sometimes all at once, they’ve kept me from doing what I really wanted to do, be who I really wanted to be. It took me years to start my blog because of these concerns, and when I was ready to dive in, I almost quit and said forget it. Now, I’m working on replacing these fears with affirmations and truths. God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. This means that failure nor embarrassment, attack or rejection can stop me from living, being who God created me to be. So for now on, I’m going to fight against the fear of failure by doing everything my heart leads me to do, no matter what; fight against embarrassment by accepting who and what my heart leads me to be; fight against attack by speaking what my heart leads me to say; and fight against rejection by loving myself unconditionally. Let’s not allow fear to win. Let’s take control of our lives, and selves and choose to live free!

#FreeYourself #OvercomeFear #NinaSimone#FreedomFriday #FridayFreedom

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10 Ways to Get Through Depression

A few weeks ago, it hit me. Frustration took over. Fatigue took over. Distraction ran every moment. Sadness took root. Hopelessness filled my heart. Confusion filled my mind.

I was depressed. For no apparent reason, I was here again. At least the third time this year. A season I am tired of revisiting, of reliving, of fighting repeatedly. Continue reading

Freedom Friday – 10.6.17

 

Freedom-Friday-Toni-MorrisonThere is a difference between being free, knowing that you’re free, and living like you’re free. There is a difference between being loved, knowing that you’re loved, and living like you’re loved. There are levels to this, lol. Make sure, that with any and every thing you receive, whether it be peace, joy, wealth, love, freedom, confidence, wisdom, etc., that you use it to enrich your life and help others do the same. Don’t just get to get; receive to transform in some type of way. Receive to become, know to become, do to become, a better version of you!

#FreeYourself #OwnYourFreedom #ToniMorrison #Beloved #FreedomFriday #FridayFreedom

Motivation Monday – 10.2.17

Motivation-Monday-Nikki-Giovanni-We-AreGood morning and Happy Monday! My heart goes out to the victims, family members and everyone injured by the shooting in Las Vegas. I can’t imagine what it’s like to experience a tragedy like this one, and I pray that the space to mourn, healing and wholeness is gifted to all impacted. America’s truth is being revealed right before our eyes. Let’s pay attention, let’s call it all out, let’s do the work to change it. It’s the only way things are going to get better. 

 

#NikkiGiovanni#PrayforLasVegas #Mourn #Reveal #Heal#Love