Motivation Monday: The Breath of Life💨

Blessed risings on this humid Monday morning 😎 Today’s motivation reminder: it all starts with Breath.

Something we often take for granted is breathing, absent mindedly doing it all the time. But, have you been holding yours?

I find when stress really gets to me, I hold my breath, & it gets shallow & unsteady, until I take a moment to really breathe. I take a deep inhalation & exhale slowly to feel the air through my body.

Recently, I learned of a meditative breathing technique “4-7-8” where you breathe in for 4seconds, hold it for 7seconds, & release it slowly for 8seconds. While doing it, you are becoming more aware of the Breath of Life, the flow of blood through your veins, the fact that Life still exists for you here in this realm. Practicing this method during my meditations has really helped bring it to another level of clarity, mental & spiritual awareness, bringing my closer to my truest self & Almighty.

Is anxiety getting to you? Take a breath & relax. Calm your Mind, Body, & Spirit with some deep breaths. Let your belly rise as your lungs fills with air & exhale slowly through your mouth, paying attention to only that present moment of breathing. The take a moment to contemplate what it is that has you feeling anxious, sad, angry, etc, & ask yourself if it’s worth the dischord in your life, is there another way to approach the issue/situation most amicably? Lastly, let it go. Give it some prayer & have faith that the good you are doing will make a smoother path for you to manage whatever Life has in store for you.

When we give ourselves the permission to be present in the moment, we give ourselves the Love we require to carry on despite all of Life’s challenges. It all starts with a single deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Have a great day & week my Loves😘

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” – Sylvia Plath

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Feel Free Friday: Vibrate higher💗

Happy Friday! The weekend is here!😎😁

I was inspired to write today’s post by a reminder of speaking & living in your truth. The things we say become our reality. What reality do you want to create for yourself & those around you? Feel & speak it with confidence & positivity. Speak with Love & watch as the vibrations lift higher. See how a person smiles bright when you give a genuine compliment, or if you prepay for the person’s coffee who’s behind you in line at the cafè.

Whatever kind gesture or word you are led to do for or say to yourself or someone else, please Feel Free to do it! Let confidence lead you in the power of your voice, as thoughts become words that become actions.

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“Giving away a kind word costs nothing & leaves you & the recipient feeling rich.” -Caroline Shola Arewa

Feel Free Friday! Summer, Summer, Summer time!😎😎

Happy Friday peeps😁😎

The weekend is here again & the Sun is shining bright! What fun-in-the-Sun activities do you have planned for this weekend? I’m hoping to get some splash pad action in with my mini-me😁

Whatever you do or wherever you find yourself, I send you Peace, Love, & Happiness to enjoy every bit of it! Feel Free to drop a comment about how you enjoyed the weekend!

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. “- John Lubbock

Motivation Monday: Operate in your greatness👑

Motivation Mondays

Although we are grateful for the start of another week, the I-HATE-MONDAYS attitude is so tempting, especially after the beautiful weather we had. Nonetheless, here we are. Today’s motivation reminder for today & the week ahead: Operate in your greatness. Whatever this life throws at you, whatever this week has in store, always remember to function from a place that includes your best self. When we do that, we can offer better solutions to our problems, give more optimism where there may be pessimism, & Love where it seems Love is not possible (but it truly always is).

I had a reminder of this principle this recently & I’m so thankful for it. Life has challenges & it always will. The more difficult they are the more we can slip into dark places that have us thinking thoughts we wouldn’t normally think or behaving in ways we wouldn’t normally behave. As much as I know & write about Peace, there are some things that throw me off & get under my skin. It’s called being human. What I remind myself is that it’s okay to feel how I feel & to not judge myself for it. That being said, know the signs of when you are heading to the darker side & look for ways to get out of it. Listen to an inspirational song (Chronixx’s “I Can” is my anthem right now). Read a positive quote or a good book. Surround yourself with people who Love you & have your best interests at heart, because even though it can be tempting to isolate yourself during these times, being alone in those dark thoughts or spaces is not healthy. Do something, anything, that will take you to a better place & space to uplift you, putting yourself in a clearer headspace & allow you to Operate in your greatness♡ Have a great week my loves😘 Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”- Maya Angelou

Feel Free Friday: Enjoy the simple things…

It’s Feel Free Friday! Happy Long weekend folks!

While the weather keeps getting warmer & the 3-day weekend is here, remember that it’s the little things that mean so much. Whether you’re doing a weekend getaway or popping popcorn to binge watch your favorite shows, make it special by being ever present in that moment, paying attention to the beauty that’s right in front of you that maybe you often take for granted. Feel Free, be safe, & enjoy!

This picture below of the early sunrise was taken while I was laying in bed, eyes opening at 5:15am. It was so lovely that I had to snap it. I am thankful for the view from my home, as it provides such serenity & causes me to stop & admire the beauty that lies within nature. Specifically, I love to see the sunrises & sunsets, as the blue, pink, purple, & gold colors spread across the sky, making way for new days & calm nights. We often take sceneries like these for granted, not giving the beauty the attention it deserves, & forgetting that we can take many cues from Mother Nature on how to start up & stay energized & how to wind down & rest. This view greets me in the mornings now that the weather is warmer & it reminds me everyday that no matter how mysterious the night can seem, the Sun always rises🌞

Have a great weekend my loves😘Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“One of the things I associate with God is a sunrise. How many sunrises have you missed over the years, and God created that”- Donald Miller

Thoughtful Thursday: Ego is “Me” & Soul is “We”

Good morning & blessed risings!

A simple Thoughtful Thursday reminder to decrease the energy we give to the Ego & increase the food we need for the Soul. It does WONDERS for our Inner Peace when we live in the fullness of Life & the journeys we are on. In this, we can uplift ourselves & others Peacefully in the best ways that we can.

Have a great day & hopefully we can all enjoy this beautiful weather!🌞

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

Wellness Wednesday: Missing the mark….🤔

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Missing the mark….

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend & the mommies had a lovely day with their families😍I am truly grateful for the gift of Motherhood, my daughter is such a huge motivation for me to stay on my A game & to forgive myself when I’m not. The New Moon cycle has begun. What goals are you looking forward to this month? Whatever they are, whatever your present position is on your journey is, let positive & Peace(ful) vibes lead you.

Recently, I missed my mark. I had every intention to have my homemade Brown sugar scrubs ready with new scents for Mother’s Day gifting & sales. I didn’t. Life happens & when your plate is full some things tend to slip off until you get a chance to collect them. Thankfully, yesterday was the start of the New Moon cycle & I was so happy to make use of the positive vibes & prepare my New Moon List. Early Tuesday morning I woke up & wrote out my list of goals & held a smudge & prayers later that night to ward off any negativity. The whole process reminded me that our journey towards to our goals are that: journeys! As with any adventure there will dips & turns, highs & lows. What is to be at that time will be. So sure, some of my prior goals are not met yet, but each day I make a step closer to them, & each idea I put into action, whether big or small, helps me to further accomplish my goals. That being said, I continue to meet amazing people along the way that continue to encourage me & show me support, reminding me to love myself through it all. I’ve even made new friends that have become like family along this journey, so I am truly grateful.

I hope my story can remind you to be gentle with yourself. I often remind myself of this too. When I miss a mark & feel the anxiety starting to rise up in me, I take a breath & say to myself, “No need in beating yourself up; what is for you will always be for you; there is something more that you need before you can make this next step, so just be patient.” Besides, the obstacles are really just stepping stones to your greater good😊 so keep your head up & aim for the stars!

Have a blessed Wellness Wednesday my loves! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“Missing the mark is one of the ways in which we learn to hit the target.”- Eric Butterworth

Feel Free Friday: Dear Mama…

It’s Friiiiiiiiday!!!

The weekend is here & Mother’s Day is around the corner! As we take a moments to honor our mothers & the mother-figures in our lives, let it be a reminder that Life is short & we need to Love & cherish the people in our lives who have always been there for us. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas!!!

I dont remember my mother. When I was 18months old she passed away. Thankfully I have my family to tell me about who she was & what she was like. The first time I met one of my uncles he froze, saying it was like looking at my mother in the flesh. As a mother now myself, when my daughter was 18 months old, I started feeling very unsure of myself as a mother. Am I doing this right? Will I be around to see my daughter grow up? I also noticed my daughter was a bit more clingy to me around the anniversary of my mom’s passing. This obviously made me more emotional. I had to remind myself that I survived many trials & tests of Life & made it to this point of motherhood. My daughter even carries my mother’s name as her middle name. Some serious positive self talk & prayer really helped me get through that time. Now, I more confident in my skills as a mother with the understanding that as with all our roles in Life, motherhood is a daily work in progress. Some days stressful, some days excellent, & some days “meh.” I have learned to embrace them all & take comfort in knowing that I am doing the best I can, learning along the way, & am blessed to be the vessel chosen to bring this wonderful Life into this world. My mini-me is truly an amazing little girl that has become my mini-bestie, a little person with huge potential for greatness! I am so grateful for her, & for my own mother, who also did her best until she was called back to the Spirit realm.

We often take our parents/guardians for granted & while the relationships with them may not always be the best, if they show us love & care for us, then let’s give them some acknowledgment for the work they put in to raise us & providing us with the necessities to live. On that note, Happy Mother’s Day Mommy❤❤❤I love you & miss you everyday, & I feel you with me always. Happy Mother’s Day to all us mamas!!! Enjoy the weekend! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. “- Erich Fromm

Motivation Monday: What’s your next move?

Happy Monday!

What’s your next move?🤔 Each day we open our eyes, we are given a chance to make a step in a better direction for our highest good.

This last week I’ve been reminded of this, with each day being a gentle reminder that there is a lesson being taught, that there is always something to learn. We are so quick to judge our journeys, being overly critical of the steps we’ve made or haven’t made, beating up on ourselves about past or present mistakes. I am such a sucker for this but I’m getting better at spending less time feeling bad about my shortcomings & spending more time focusing om the solutions & best next steps. I often ask myself, “So okay: what’s your next move?” I love to write lists to stay organzied & so with a more optimistic outlook, I make a list of things I need to accomplish in the short term to achieve the long term. This helps to create a even more positive outlook on the future.

So, what’s your next move? Let today be the day you tap into all your confidence to soar & help you reach your highest self. Havea great day my loves!❤

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“You change the world by being yourself.”- Deepak Chopra

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