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

Freedom Friday – 9.29.17

Freedom-Friday-Light-Sojourner-TruthWithout injustice and inequality, number 45, North Korea preparing for war, local, state and national government failures, hurricane disasters, etc., life still remains difficult to navigate, build among opposition, and make real what we hope and envision. With all of these things, it can seem like doing anything worthwhile is either a waste of time or impossible. While we fight for what we want, what we need, and the world we want to see, we must remind ourselves that there is still beauty in the struggle. Waking up every morning, the sound of a baby cooing, flowers blooming, leaves transforming, inviting us to a season of change, and bright, blue skies that show dark days don’t last too long. Amidst all of the heartache, there is something in life to celebrate, to uplift, to enjoy, to love. Find it, absorb it, and share it. Light is the power of life!

#IAmLight #SeekLight #SojournerTruth#FreedomFriday #FridayFreedom

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How Mindfulness Meditation Changed My Life

For the past several months, I’ve been trying to establish a daily routine that will help me get more done, nurture my soul and maximize my time.

In real life, though, the snooze button became my best friend when the alarm went off every morning, making it a struggle to wake up at the same time every day. I also stayed up late, binge watching whatever was on Netflix or Hulu, trying to fill some type of void that I couldn’t explain. Continue reading

Motivation Monday – 9.25.17

Motivation Monday Democracy Langston HughesIt is OUR right to make our voices heard, to stand for what we believe in! If you don’t like how it looks, then work it out with yourself. You don’t have to see the value in nor validate my methods. But know that they stem from a love for my people, for myself, that arises from deep within my soul. Made in God’s image, gifted with divine life. We were created equal. 

#TakeaKnee #LangstonHughes#MotivationMonday #Resist#StandforSomething #WeBuiltThis

Motivation Monday – 9.11.17

Monday-Motivation-WonderfulGood afternoon and Happy Monday! In this what are other people doing, thinking and saying world, it’s easy to lose ourselves. It’s easy to get caught up in popular opinion, thoughts about how to do things, who to be, and how to be. I recently found myself researching the way other people posted something to see if the way I wanted to post was “good enough”. With creativity-art, writing, music, etc., it can be like second nature to “check-in” with what’s been successful or liked as opposed to creating or doing what’s naturally from within. Going forward, I’m going to be more mindful of the ways I discount my art and natural abilities, who I am and what I have to offer the world by trying to make it “fit” with what’s been deemed “good”. I don’t need permission to write how or what I write, create how or what I create, and neither do you. What matters is that it comes from a place of authenticity, a place that is really, totally you. Let your beautiful, amazing inner self guide you to your ultimate self!

#BeYou#ChooseYou #YouAreWonderful #BelieveIt#MotivationMonday #MondayMotivation