Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's Been A Minute

It's been a minute since I've sat in front of laptop and blogged. I guess it's been more like a year or so, but for valid reasons - life! As well planned as I think my days, my months, and my year are, inevitably it goes in a direction that I'm typically not prepared for.
But with that being said, I'm all about doing the things that I love, and this is one of them.

As far as my family goes, there has been additions to the family, illness, and incarceration. There has been situations that have changed the dynamics of my family in a way that I don't think there's any going back to the way it was; and I have accepted that. It just might be Gods way of showing me that I need to focus on the little things that continue to bring me happiness, and let Him handle the rest. As for me personally, I have had growth in my Life Coaching business, my t- shirts are bringing hope and joy to others, I've connected with new people, and I have been blessed with opportunities to participate in projects that I strongly believe in. Most recent is becoming the first ambassador for The Turn It Around Project. http://www.theturnitaroundproject.com/
You can read my bio by going to their Instagram page

Along with fulfilling my happiness by blogging, I also plan on a simpler and slower way of life by enjoying nature more. I'm praying to soon be the owner of a vintage trailer that will take my husband and I to places where we can sit and enjoy the quiet and stillness as we watch the sunsets rise, gaze at the stars, and take in the beauty of all created with coffee and wine in hand.(depending on the time)
Peace, Love, & Joy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This year is almost coming to an end, and I have to say that 2015 was not all that I thought it would be. There's been a lot of changes that transpired this year within my family that I wouldn't wish upon any family. It has broken my family in a way that I would have never thought could happen. It's been damaged to the point that I don't think we'll ever be able to go back to the way it was.
We also continue to have the addiction cloud which hangs over my family and creates storms mixed with a variety of emotions. Such as anxiety, anger, hurt, disappointment, sadness, and failure to name a few. What people need to understand is that drug/alcohol addiction does not discriminate. It's not reserved for the low income, Blacks, Mexicans, the uneducated, or even adults. People from all walks of life and a variety of ages are losing the battle of addiction, so a dialogue needs to begin so we can work towards helping and saving lives. They deserve no less - they are someones child, someones sister, brother, aunt, uncle, mother, father, cousin. They deserve compassion, love, and a healthy and prosperous life like God intended for each of us.
 If you have the ability to help change a life, don't let that opportunity pass by. Someone needs what  you have to offer!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Does Absence Make Your Heart Grow Fonder

I've been thinking about the old saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder." If I actually researched the saying it was probably intended for couples separated for a length of time due to work, war, etc. many many years ago, and it probably is an accurate saying for most people. As for me, I have never believed it for the simple reason that I've experienced the opposite in regards to absence - I eventually forget. For example, if you read my blog a few days ago you know of the current situation that I'm living in now with a family member that has chose to disconnect. Of course I was hurt initially, ( I am human)  then I became angry, and now I'm at peace. I had to turn the situation over to God and continue the walk that is intended for my life at this time. As they say, " I'm too blessed to be stressed." I know as the days and months go by I won't have any reflection on this situation because that is how I operate my life. I'm not saying that it's right, but it's what works for me! I have thought about it and came to the conclusion that I disconnect easily because I learned at a young not to get attached. When you live a life of disappointments, and broken trusts you learn survival techniques, and for me when it's over it's over and life goes on! I'm not sure if that's a great thing to do, but it's what allows me peace and comfort. I can't change the thoughts or actions of others so it's senseless for me to spend my waking moments thinking about what I have no control of. I will just continue walking in faith and putting my trust in God who has never failed or disappointed me.

There's people that do want to be a part of my life and are in it because they are connected to me in my current journey. Also, I'm living my purpose - the plan that God has set out for me, so that is where I put my time, energy, and effort.

I don't wish badly of anyone that has gone another direction. We are all on our own journey - at the end of each day, and when the end of our time on earth comes, we have to answer for our own actions. So live life in a way that makes you feel good about yourself at the end of the day, and gives you peace at night. The peace in my heart is the light of my soul!

Peace, Love & Hugs! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Good For My Soul

There is so much power and inspiration in this song-it make my soul feel good! Woke up thinking about it so thought I'd share.

Have an awesome weekend!

Peace, Love & Hugs!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Where Are Your Priorties

I had decided it was best not to share the happenings of my life for a bit, but lately I've had some revelations through the storm that I've been traveling so I decided to share what I've learned thus far.

I consider myself to be very intuitive, spiritual, and one that always walks in faith. Lately my faith and intuition has been tested. I was hit with a bomb which I initially reacted from my heart instead of taking a moment to process what had been said and pray for direction.
After a restless night of relentless prayer I received an answer with a different perspective. That perspective led me to make a decision to rely on my heart or trust God - I chose God which wasn't the popular choice. I have now been removed out of the life of a family member and my grandchildren. I'm not going to pretend that it's not hurtful, but I have to trust and have faith in the process. When God chooses us we might not understand His purpose, but I know that His plan for my life is good so I will continue to walk in faith. I had become too comfortable in my walk and wasn't really living an obedient life. The situation that occurred was a reminder for me on where my priorities in life have to be, regardless of how difficult the walk.
"God, the Creator of the universe, chooses us. And when He does, His purpose is not simply to save us from eternity in hell. His love goes beyond that. He wants an intimate relationship with each one of us. Building this intimacy requires ..."  http://www.intouch.org/read/magazine/daily-devotions
As I move forward in faith I hope to share with you in the near future what blessings and lessons came from this journey...until next time!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


When I announced a few month ago that I was back blogging - that really was the plan. I planned on blogging three times a week. (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) Well, it's Thursday and I'm just sitting down in front of my laptop debating if I want to do this at all.
I have always been able to share pieces of my life without apprehension, but today I feel torn because of recent circumstances in my life.
I decided to go ahead and write because writing makes my soul feel better, and today my soul is hurting. Not sure if there will be more blogs in the future though - I'm taking this one day at a time.

I've lost a lot of things over my life time thus far (key word- things) but today unfortunately what I'm losing is people. People that are a huge part of my life and are suppose to stay in my life until the day that I die. The ones that are your cheerleaders, your go to people, the ones that understand and trust you, aka family. Instead, I've become a punching bag, the one that you can say mean and hurtful words to without apology, and the one that is no longer needed to work on keeping the family together. I can take the punches because that's who I am - a fighter for what I believe in, but I can't pretend that I have no feelings - I'm human so naturally hurt and sadness is part of my emotions. I don't think others are aware of that, which I'll take responsibility for because I don't break often.

Furthermore, I don't pretend to understand all of the bumps in the road that God places in my life or particular family members. I don't understand His timing, and sometimes I never understand the lesson that I'm suppose to walk away with. What I do know is that my faith is strong, and the God that I believe in always heals. Today though I'm not patient with my faith. I want to know why, I want to know if He's hearing my prayers, and I want answers today. I know it's selfish and egotistical of me, but it's how I'm feeling at this moment.

I know that it's unrealistic for me to ask and expect immediate answers. I most likely will wake up without answers to my question, but I'm not going to give up hope on the possibility of a miracle. Praying strong!

Peace, Love, & Hugs!

Friday, July 17, 2015

I Was Wrong

This week has been a little hectic due to some changes in my life schedule. I've missed a week of seeing and spending time with my family which isn't normal for our family.
But on the upside I'm meeting new people which brings me new knowledge, and from that I shall grow, so it's a beautiful thing!

Speaking of meeting people and new knowledge, I made some prejudgments this week that I'm not proud of, but I'm human and I make wrong decisions occasionally.
This week I met several new people which some I immediately clicked with, and others I sat shaking my head in wonderment because of my first impression of them. Not first impression based on appearance, but first impression based on behavior. As the week continued I was drawn to having a real conversation with each of them because I wanted to understand the behavior that I was questioning. I learned some horrible events that had taken place recently in their life - different stories, but equally sad. I felt awful in thinking that I would have no connection with them, and it was horrible of me to question a relationship based on their demeanor without hearing their story. I was wrong, and I know better. So that was my reminder to something that I already knew and typically always practice. We all have a story so be kind, don't judge, embrace differences, have a conversation for a better understanding, and work on lifting each other up.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Peace, Love & Hugs!