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08 Jan

To all of my readers, I recently spent some time assisting my  mother-n-law with her daily needs, due to a fractured pelvis. We spent countless hours sitting on her swing discussing her parents, her life as a girl,  and special moments raising her children. Our evenings were  filled with ritualistic activities such as closing all of the blinds, turning on all of the outdoor lights, night lights and removing items close to the night lights to prevent a fire. Bath time was particularly interesting due…..

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03 Dec

The Millennial Warrior Shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace   Shod means to “bind under” or “strap on”. I have found this to be my favorite piece of armor. I have been known to lay my head on my pillow and sleep like a baby when all hell is raging around me. This peace truly does defy all understanding. This basically is telling us to choose to live a peaceful existence, and be willing to…..

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18 Sep

A spiritual revolution Be mindful! Five   The definition of mindfulness is being aware of where you are and what your doing, without being distracted by the events occurring around you. We are all guilty of physically being in a place, while our thoughts are elsewhere. When this occurs, we are not totally showing up for the event or individual before us. The most important exercise one must master to establish spiritual transformation is to learn to be totally present…..

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09 Sep

Spiritual Revolution Viewing the world through the eyes of a child Four   I recall struggling to learn to whistle at around the age of five, and I have been whistling ever since. My maternal grandmother use to tell my mother, ” A whistling woman and a crowing hen, never comes to no good end.” Viewing the world through the eyes of a child would require taking off your blinders. It would require retraining yourself to view the world without…..

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01 Jan

Empowering Children Empowering a young person is the act of placing tools in a child’s hands, enabling him to soar above the adversity and confusion swirling around him in our current society. Empowerment gives a young person the confidence and self-assurance needed for survival. When a person is sure of who they are, they are not likely to be thrown to and fro by the influence of others. Most individuals are influenced by others when: 1. They do not have…..

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31 Oct

I’m stepping out! A new creation! We discussed in past post how an individual may participate in destructive behavior to lessen the pain of a traumatic life changing event in one’s life. I refer to this life changing event as an assault. This behavior may become habitual and may be responsible for the individual disengaging from a healthy lifestyle. The behavior may become so offensive to an individuals loved ones, they eventually alienate the individual from their lives. This offensive…..

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24 Oct

I’m stepping out! Join a support group My dear mother use to say, “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.” While I accept the fact that I am not a mirror image of my friends, I feel we share a common belief system. Point being, like attracts like. If you are accustomed to exhibiting bad behavior on a regular basis, you will attract, and gravitate towards the bottom feeders. If you wish to change…..

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17 Oct

I’m stepping out! Shhhh I  feel its important not to recount our past behavior for the rest of our lives. We need to share our shameful behavior from our past with a qualified, trustworthy individual, heal and move on. I know this is contrary to most belief systems. The reason I feel we must not recount our past behavior for the rest of our lives is, we are identifying with the broken individual of our past. If we identify with the broken individual…..

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10 Oct

I’m stepping out! Talk to someone I think we all need to unload the burden of our secretive, shameful behavior. I also feel the recipient of this information should be qualified and trustworthy. The minute we speak to a trustworthy, nonjudgmental, individual concerning our shameful behavior, we are released from shames bondage. When we share our shameful past, we must work towards healing and move on. We must leave this shameful memory in the past. According to Dr. Brene Brown shame…..

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26 Sep

I’m stepping out! Substitute bad Behavior with positive behavior Offensive behavior or habits are usually initiated in one’s life to provide comfort from a stressful event or entertainment from boredom. Whatever the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we must rid ourselves of them. Once we determine the reason for the offensive behavior or habit, we can find a positive substitute. If your trying to quit smoking and you tend to smoke when you drink, avoid drinking. You may also try…..

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