Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Awesome Year; Thanks for Your Support




Thank you! Gracias! Merci! 

As this year comes to a close, I want to say thank you to all of my family, friends, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram family for all of the support you have shown me. When I first embarked on this journey of consistently posting once a week, I initially had reservations. This blogging journey was new to me so therefore, I did not know if I would have enough topics to discuss. Little did I realize, my life had many learning experiences to share.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

4 Things to Be Mindful of As We Approach 2016



Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now. ~ Alan Lakein

So, here we are, only one week and two days until we officially cross over into a new year! I must say the last six months have been a total blur. It seems everything has been happening in a whirlwind manner and I’m trying to keep up to make sure I don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I Love To Be in Competition with Myself, not Against YOU


Competition, Healthy, Strengths, Skills, Competitive Spirit

I’m not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance ~ Celine Dion

This is a title that is all too common! Many people in life believe everything is a competition when in fact, it should never be about competing against others. It should always be about making ourselves better. If we are going to compete, it should be about competing against who we once were. In my opinion, when we set ourselves up to compete against others we are sometimes setting ourselves up for a disaster.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

We Should All Be Happy for These 3 Reasons

 
Determination, Dream, Happiness, Happy, Life
 
Happiness is always a choice. You can’t wait for circumstances to get better. You have to create your own fortune. So look for ways to be happy every day. Joel Osteen

Being happy in life should be a top priority in our lives. Life is meant to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. Learning to live your life regardless of the ups and downs you experience should be what your happiness is based on.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's My Birthday! Look at The 17 Reasons I'm Thankful

 
Birthday, Thankful, Blessed, Grateful, Thankful, Blogging, Life, Friends, Reflections

I am so blessed and thankful that the Lord has allowed me to see another birthday! Thank you Jesus!

Hooray! Today, December 1st marks my 44th birthday! What are the chances of my birthday falling on my posting day??? Whoot Whoo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It's Important to Give Compliments for These 3 Reasons

 
Compliments, Confidence, Smile, Encouragement, Inspiration, Self-Esteem
 
Sometimes just a little compliment can makes someone’s entire day. ~ Anonymous
 
There’s nothing like passing by someone and offering a kind word. Whether it’s a compliment on their appearance, such as clothing attire, shoe game, hair, nails or something else that caught your attention, sharing with them that you admire something about them or on them goes a long way.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

3 Reasons You Should Be the Best You Can Be in Life

 
Challenges, Change, Family, Life, Personal Development, Personal Growth

You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be. ~ Anonymous
 
Living to be the best you can be in life every day is challenging. Every day we are challenged about something and every day we have a choice to make on how we handle it. Truth be told, we blame our actions on other people’s behavior, when in fact we have control over how we react to things. It’s not always easy to respond to life occurrences the way God wants us to.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

3 Reasons You Should Consider Blogging


Journal, Writing, Diary,Blogging, Blog, Blogger, Therapy


Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day after day and helping a few people at a time. ~ Aaron Wall

If you would have asked me years ago if I would have ever considered blogging, my answer would have been, NO. Growing up, I wasn’t the one to journal or write down my thoughts. I’m assuming it wasn’t something that interested me, so therefore I didn’t partake in having a diary. Some of my friends used journaling or writing in their diary as a means to express them feelings. It was their outlet to surviving in a world where like today we weren’t allowed to voice our opinion. What opinion? We were taught you don’t have an opinion, wait, you might have had one, but you better not voice it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3 Reasons You Should Let Go of Drama in Your Life

Calmness, Drama, Change, Peace, Stress, Health

 
Be free of the complexities of drama. Be free of those who live it and those who share it. You’ve been around long enough to see it can never be helpful; cut it away. ~ Steve Maraboli

Everyone has had to deal with drama at some point in their lives. Drama presents itself in various ways and comes in many different forms. Be it family, work, friendship, husband, wife, baby mama or baby daddy drama one can always say I’ve been there and done that.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

De-Cluttering Your Life to Welcome in Your Blessings


Clutter, De-clutter, Life, Mind, Blessings, Meditate, Home
 
De-cluttering your life means getting rid of the unnecessary to leave time for the necessary. ~ Lindon and Sherry Gareis

Is your life full of clutter?

When I speak of clutter, I’m speaking of mind and home clutter. When our lives are full of clutter we sometimes miss our blessings because we have so much going on and we cannot recognize when our blessings have arrived.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Finding Clarity in Life When You Don’t Know What to Do

 
clarity, life, focus, personal development, emotions

It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal. ~ Steve Maraboli
 
When things in life seem unclear, that’s a sign you need to sit still for direction. Daily life occurrences can knock you off track and have you turned around. There’s always something going on and something to do, so we lose focus of what’s important in the midst of things. When this happens it seems as if your world has fallen part.  While this may not always be the case, most time it is proven to be true.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It’s a Community Effort to Put an End to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence, Abuse, LSU, Action, Awareness, Resources, October


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter MLK, Jr.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  A month that we solely raise awareness and shed light about domestic abuse. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. These numbers are extremely alarming, so with that being said our fight against Domestic Violence continues. It is our goal to one day be able to say Domestic Violence is no longer an issue in the world.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Take a Risk Today and Change Your Life


Risk, Challenge, Change, Personal Development, Risk-Taker, Confidence

 The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.  ~ Arnold Palmer
 
Life is a gamble. Sometimes you have to let the chips fall where they may. You know the old saying “roll the dice and see what happens.” Being scared to take risk is a sure way of not progressing in life. One thing I know for sure is life waits for no one. Life is steadily evolving. Either you are on board or you are not. The choice is yours.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

3 Ways to Adapt to Change

 
 
Some change look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. ~ 
Echart Tolle

Since the birth of my grand-daughter, I’ve had to make some major adjustments in my life and change my mind set. Before her birth a week and a half ago, my evening consisted of going workout, two or three times a week and coming home to take a bath and relax. There were some days that I would have had my bath twenty minutes after coming directly home from work. Yes, by 4:30, I would have had my bath. If I didn’t go work out, I was going to bed early. I truly believe in getting my rest. So, every time I had the opportunity to get in my bed early, I took advantage of it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Meet Our New Addition ~ Grace Ann

New Born, Baby,Grace, Girl, Grand-daughter

Ten little fingers, ten little toes, two beautiful eyes, and one button nose! Join us in celebrating the arrival of Baby Grace!

There’s so much I can say, I don’t know where to begin! I will keep everything short and sweet so that I can get back to being a Ya-Ya! That’s Greek for grandmother. I figured since I’m a new age grandmother, I had to find a name that was suitable for me. Ya-Ya seemed to fit my jazzy personality! What you didn’t know? There’s nothing wrong with my confidence level!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Reconstruct Your Life, It's NOT too Late!


Wisdom, Reconstruct, Life, Transformation, Change, Guidance, Manifest, Positive, Personal Development
 
People can change until they take their last breath. ~ Anonymous
 
Is your life out of whack?
 
Are you all over the place mentally, spiritually, and physically?
 
Do you want to start over and don’t know where to begin?
 
Well, I have the perfect solution for you. The first place you should start with is, God!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Let Your Body Do That Yoga~Flex

Yoga, Exercixe, Walking, Fitness, Gym, Energy, Health
 
Fitness is not about being better than someone else…it’s about being better than you use to be. ~ Anonymous 
 
Health and fitness plays a big part in leading a healthy life. Stretching in the mornings is an excellent way to get your blood flowing to get you up and out of the bed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OMG, That Really Works

 
Affirmations, Faith, Personal Development, Believe, Spiritual, Spirituality

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. ~ Claude M. Bristol
 
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about what this topic is really about.
 
So, you are asking yourself “what really works?” I’m here to tell you “Affirmations are what work!"
 
According to Dictionary.com, “Affirmation is something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How Small Changes in YOUR Life Can Give YOU a GLOW


Changes, Glow, Life, Traveling, Personal Development, Peace, Happiness, Traveling
 
Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. ~ Maya Angelou
 
Do you ever look at people and notice that they have a certain type of glow about themselves?
 
No, I’m not talking about that pregnancy glow! It’s a glow of sheer happiness and finally loving yourself and being confident of who you are.

It’s a glow that states, “I’m in a happy place in life.”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

3 Reasons it’s NOT about YOU, it’s about Helping Others


Personal Development, Volunteering, Talent, Grateful, Life, Elderly
 
If you live your life as if everything is about you…YOU will be left with just that, YOU. ~ Anonymous

Have you ever wondered why things are never going in the right direction for you?

Does it seem like you can never get ahead?
 
If you’ve been asking yourself these questions lately, it could be because you are only focused on yourself. Life is not always about the things we want and/or desire. We have to sometimes think about others and how we can enrich other people’s lives.

Friday, August 14, 2015

THE LIEBSTER AWARD


Blogger, Blogging, The Liebster Award


I was nominated for a Liebster Award! It’s a nomination given to smaller bloggers by other smaller bloggers in the blogging community. I’m so excited to share some things about myself so readers can get a better idea of who is behind “From a Caterpillar to a Blossoming Butterfly.” It also serves as a means of communication between myself and my audience!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

4 Ways to Push the Limits and Step Out of the Box

Mentor, Motivation, Community, Network, Encouragement, Writing Career
 
You will never know the limits unless you push yourself to them. ~ Anonymous
 
So, you want to advance to the next stage in your life but there’s something holding you back. You can’t put your finger on it, but it’s a force that’s so strong you are contemplating if and what to do about it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Let's Do It Together, One Day at a Time

Strength, Encouragement, Present, Courage, Inspiration, Mental Illness, Cancer, Lupus, Prayer

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at time ~ 
Abraham Lincoln
 
Today is be honest day! There are times when I’m feeling “blah” and don’t feel like writing a post. Truth be told, I don’t want to be bothered with anyone. Lately, because of my Lupus I’ve been experiencing migraines like never before. Most of the time the migraine is consistent and all I want to do is get in my bed. This puts me in an even more “blah” mood. Sitting at work has become a task but I continue to press on.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

What's Shakin' in August; Have You Written Your Goals

Dreams, Goals, Personal-Development, Life, Life Skills, August

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. ~ Anonymous
 
So August is here! Wow, these 8 months have flown by us without even a blink. You still have 5 months (153 days) left to accomplish something. If you are not careful, this entire year will have vanished right before your eyes and you will have nothing to show for it. When you look back on 2015, what can you say you’ve accomplished? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Being Different is OK

Individuality, Fear, Embrace, Unique, Experiences, Brave, Career, Uniqueness

 
Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself ~ Anonymous

Being different is not a bad thing, if you use it in a positive way.

Learning to embrace who you are and what sets you apart from others is the first step to your individuality, hence “Being Different.”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How I Survive: Prayer. Faith. Believe.


Strength, Prayer, Faith, Believe, Hope, Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation, Scripture

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to RUN in the rain ~ Anonymous

For the past year and a half, my world has been shaken up quite a bit. Aside from my stalking ordeal that lasted for almost a decade, I’ve been hit with other life changing events.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Time I Hosted an Exchange Student from Germany

Spontaneous, Blog, Yoga, Meditation, Germany, Exchange Student

Be Brave. Take Risk. Nothing Can Substitute Experience ~ Anonymous

To my family, I’m strange with some of the things I tend to do. Once, I spontaneously decided to host an exchange student. My family’s response was “who does that, you have nothing else to do was said.” Half of the time that is true, that’s why I come up with all sorts of ideas, (crazy as they may be) and act on them.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In a League of YOUR Own

 
Personal Development, Freedom, Validation, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Belief, Blogger

Freedom is control in your own life ~ Willie Nelson

Do you base your decisions on other people’s opinions? Or are you confident enough to rely on your own intuition and make decisions for your life?

Being in a league of your own allows you to set your own standards for your life. Needing validation from others is no longer an issue once you’ve determined the league you are in. Meaning, are you living on someone else’s terms or your own?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Never Say "NO" if it's a Challenge and Creative, DO IT

 
Challenge, Creative, Creativity, Courage, Spontaneous, Blog, Life, Personal Development

 
Don’t be afraid to take an unfamiliar path. Sometimes they’re the ones that take you to the best places ~ Anonymous

Life is very challenging to say the least….But there are good challenges and not so good challenges. Today, we are going to talk about the good challenges and not being afraid to take them on.
 
Do you realize anything worth having is worth working for? I’m sure you’ve heard this saying many times. Despite your thoughts, it’s true to its every word.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

3 Essential Actions to Step Out of YOUR Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone, Challenge, Change, Network, Personal Development, Courage, Growth

 
When you step out of your comfort zone, you are stepping in to your greatness ~ Cynthia Chiam

Every now and then we become complacent at where we are in life. We want more but do not want to step out of a familiar place. We dream of that ideal job or a goal we’d like to achieve but don’t want to do what it takes to make it happen. It’s like we can just taste it but we are apprehensive if it will work. Because we are human we second guess ourselves.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

6 Reasons YOU Should Create PEACE in YOUR Life



Peace, Calm, Health, Happy, Positive, Relationships, Sanity, Personal Development, Inspiration

Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart ~ verybestquotes.com

 
How important is peace in your life?
 
Have you ever thought about this question?
 
More importantly, do you have peace in your life?
 
Having peace in my life is extremely important to me. It’s something I need in my day to day life. Peace allows me to get through my day to day activities, struggles, disappointments, and whatever else that may pop up on any given day. Peace doesn’t mean nothing happens in your life. It means that regardless of what happens you will have peace or make peace about it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Reignite the POWER in YOU: I Got the POWER

 
Power, Change, Strength, Self-Empowerment, Personal Development, Journey, Focus, Peace, Energy
 
Personal power is the ability to take action ~ Anthony Robbins

Do you realize you hold the power in you?
The other day I was sitting outside underneath my patio thinking about the word power. I must add that I’m turning my patio into a place of tranquility, a place of peace. So, I’m using all of my power towards positive energy to go forth to accomplish goals I want to see come into fruition. I am creating that type of POWER within me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

3 Reasons it’s Important for YOU to Pursue Your Dreams

Dreams, Sacrifice, Fulfillment, Achieve, Happiness, Self-Confidence, Dedication, Discipline, Goals

All of our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them ~ Walt Disney
 
Whether it’s buying a house, a new car, going back to school or moving towards your dream career, it’s important that you find the courage to pursue your dreams. Not only is it important, it’s a must. Dreams are meant to be fulfilled. You are meant to have fulfillment in your life. Your life is a reflection of what you seek to have fulfilled.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5 Reasons to ENJOY Where YOU Are in Life

Life, Appreciation, Opportunity, Self-Development, Enjoy Life, Goals, Enjoyment, Freedom

Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are while pursuing achievable goals – Bo Bennett
We are all in different stages in life. Some of you are where you want to be and for others you are striving to get where you want to be. Regardless of what stage you are in, in your life there are numerous reasons to enjoy where you are at this very moment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3 Reasons YOU Should Leave the Past Behind YOU

Move-On, Past, Future, Emotions, Change, Growth, Freedom, Letting-Go, Let-Go

Don’t use the past as an excuse to miss out on the future ~ Anonymous

We all have a past that we are not 100% proud of. Whether it’s due to regrets, coulda, woulda, shoulda circumstances, the past is the past and should be left in the past. There is no sense in dwelling on something that has already taken place and that you have no control over.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

3 Reasons to BELIEVE in Yourself


Dreams, Goals, Encouragement, Self-Love, Believe-In-Yourself, Confidence, Self Confidence, Self-Esteem


No matter how many people believe or don’t believe in you, you must be the ultimate believer in yourself ~ Anonymous

Last week I was among many viewing The Parade of Homes. Can I tell you, these were some gawdeous homes. Everything about them gave me life. Seeing these homes motivated me to achieve greatness. The entire scenery was motivating. The lakes in the back of the homes and the outdoor kitchen area were all I needed to see.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Don't Give Up, Keep Going, A Change is Coming

Upliftment, Encouragement, Peace, Change, Believe, Confidence, Inspiration

The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. 
Don’t Give Up ~ 
Anonymous, DON’T GIVE UP!

As I sit here typing this post, I think of all the times in the past I wanted to give up. Thank God, I did not. Just a couple of weeks ago I was in a bad place mentally. My mood was really one to be reckoned with. I did not feel like being bothered with anyone.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

5 Benefits of Taking Care of Yourself


Self-Care, Personal Development, Empowerment, Encouragement, Healthy, Self-Care, Self-Love, Superwoman, Compassion, Energy, Emotions, Love, Happiness, Motivation

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your Happiness a priority. 
It’s necessary ~ Mandy Hale

We are living in a fast pace world. Everything is now. The kids want things now. If you are married, the husband wants things, yesterday. With that being said, when is it your time? It seems as if that’s a mute discussion when we ask ourselves this question.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4 Reasons A Day Of Reflection Is Needed

Acknowledge, Reflection, Humble, Appreciation, Grateful, Life, Thankful

 

No matter how good or bad you think your life is, wake up each day and be thankful… Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive. ~ Anonymous
 
A day of reflection is a time when we count our blessings for everything that has happened in our lives. It’s a time we look and say thank you Jesus I made it through. Many times, we zoom through life without giving thanks like we should. We get caught up with our day to day activities and for no obvious reason saying thank you ends up on the back burner. When in fact, it should be the first thing we say when we wake up.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Love/Hate Relationship With Springtime


Springtime, Season, Spring, Birds, Fitness, Lunch, Walking


Spring is the season for rebirth, renewal, and regrowth  ~ Anonymous

It’s that time of year again. Springtime has arrived and those same types of feelings have emerged all over again. It’s that feeling of hating to be inside when I love to be outside.

I was talking to someone the other day at work while we were waiting on the elevators. I could tell he was just returning from lunch. So, I asked him did he take a walk during lunch. He stated, he did and then said he had a love/hate relationship with springtime. It was in that instance, that I knew how he felt, and I could definitely relate to that relationship.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

3 Reasons You Should Talk Less and Pray More


Prayer, Growth, Challenges, Life

 
“I will lift up my eyes unto the hill, from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121:1
 
When we are going through things the first thing we do is pick up the phone to call someone to share our story, vent or complain. It’s been the norm for so long in our lives, so it’s an automatic reaction to do so. What else is there to do, right? I believe we can all relate to doing this. I know I’m guilty of the same thing. Yes, I pray but it is so easy and much quicker to just pick up the phone. I want someone to hear my thoughts and I want their opinion as well.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 Reasons YOU Should FLUSH Your Excess Baggage and Move On

baggage, relationships, insecurity, emotions, issues, move-on, personal development, daria vinning, self-confidence, flush it

“Bag Lady you gone miss your bus, cause you can’t hurry up, because you got too much stuff.” ~ Erykah Badu

Where should we begin? Some of us have some baggage that has been long overdue for flushing.

Are you holding on to past hurts?

Have you rehearsed in your mind the words you would say if you saw your ex-boyfriend, an ex-husband, a friend, or family member that has hurt you in the past?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

4 Ways To Lift Your Spirits When You Feel Your World Is Caving In


Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey

Life presents many challenging times. During these times, we often become depressed, stressed, have anxiety, or our mood seems to go down for a period of time. It seems out of nowhere something is always occurring. It’s like after you tackle one challenge, BAM another one hits. Life as we all know it is turned upside down.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

7 Reasons "Closure Is Important For Your Life"


Closure, Relationships, Healing, Friendships, Personal Development, Amends, Apologize


“Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must in order to bring about peace.” Shannon Adler

Is there something from your past that’s keeping you from moving forward?

Do you need to make amends with someone to bring closure for a more peaceful life? Or, is there someone wanting to make amends to you for closure and you have not given them the opportunity?

I received an email the other day from an old boyfriend needing closure to his past.  He wanted to make amends for all the wrongdoings that were done in our relationship. I figured I was cordial when we saw each other and we spoke, may be a laugh or so, so what was the big deal, right? I guess you can see closure, is not that big of a deal to me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3 Reasons "The Gift Looks Good on You!"



Gift, Talent, Personal Development, Purpose
Perfecting "MY GIFT"
 
And isn’t part of your life doing something with the gifts God has given you?
Lisa Tawn Bergren

As I’m typing this post I can hear Donald Lawrence’s voice in my head singing “The Gift Looks Good on You, It Looks Good on You, The Gift Looks Good on You, It Looks Good.”  It’s a repeated lyric that’s been playing in my mind continuously when I talk to people that have a gift but haven’t taken the time to perfect it.

Some people’s gifts and talents come naturally and they expand their knowledge by perfecting it. Whether a class is taken or a mentor or coach is hired that person knows that in order to be the best at their gift, steps have to be taken to craft if perfectly.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4 Reasons to be Confident in the Skin You’re in Regardless of Past Mistakes

Caterpillar, Butterfly, Confident


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

Maria Robinson

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Whether, it was with your family, acquaintances, or in a professional setting. Did it leave you with an unsettling feeling? As if you are an outcast? 

I’ve noticed that with many families, there is always a person that considers themselves the black sheep of the family. Meaning, a person stops coming around because they feel they are being judged by family, friends and/or others.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Finding Fulfillment in Your 40's






“Your Life Should Be About Finding the Intersection of The World’s Greatest Need and Your Greatest Passion.” Darren Schwindaman

So here we are in our 40’s, now what?

Have you had these thoughts?

I don’t know what I expected life to be about when I turned 40 and honestly, I don’t think I gave it much thought. It was not until I had my a-ha moment a couple of years ago that I realized a void in my life. I felt empty. I was not content. It was a feeling that was unexplainable. I knew there was something missing in my life and I was on a mission to find out exactly what it was. I needed a solution to bring my life into full completion.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How Can We Expect A Man To Love Us, When We Don’t Love Ourselves?




“Find yourself FIRST…like yourself FIRST…love yourself FIRST… & friendship & love will naturally find YOU.” 
 
Mandy Hale

Interesting title we have here.

Have you ever asked yourself this question?

Lately, this has been a topic among women at work, my circle of friends and oddly enough, strangers. The way I see it, until we learn to love ourselves, a man cannot truly love us in the fashion we want to be loved.

Yes, he could love us, but really, would it be the way we want to be loved? Or, would it be his twisted up way of love? I don’t know about you but I want to be loved in a fashion that’s true, genuine, and above all else, Godly.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When Settling Is Not An Option Anymore

 
Have you ever waken up and had a new perspective on life?

It’s like an A-ha Moment that occurs, giving you new insight to your life.
I’m sure there’s someone out there that can relate to what I’m talking about. It’s like a light bulb that goes off in your mind and depending on what’s going on  in your life, that light bulb radar is telling you that settling in a relationship is not an option anymore or it’s time I take this leap of faith and go for it.

Not too long ago, a friend and I were having lunch and she mentioned she had an epiphany. I’m sure she’s going to talk about me when she reads this, but as she was talking I zoned in because it sounded like it was about to get real interesting.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

4 "Selfies" To Loving YOU

 

When I look at some of today’s young adults I see a lot of self-hatred.  To be honest, I will just put it out there; I will say there are mature adults as well that have these feelings. When I speak of self-hatred I’m speaking of low self-esteem, no ambition, no self- love, and not feeling worthy of having someone to love you.

All of these traits open the door to negativity towards an individual. It allows a person to take advantage of you, talk to you any kind of way, as well as talk about you right in your face with no regard for how you feel.
 
When I think about the “Art of Self” I look at the uniqueness of loving thy self. I see all of what life has to offer in loving yourself. Now don’t get me wrong. It has not always been this way.  There was a point in time in my life that I exhibited some of these same feelings.