In my line of work, I use my hands a lot. I use them to hold the weights. I use them to make products, I use them for my commercial business and I use them for healing, researching, defending, and survival. Our hands are always in the survival and work mode. I think we don’t take in account that they grow weary. We don’t realize that until we need assistants to help us hold onto something, hold up something and most importantly, to willingly, let go of something. We can become weary, lose the strength in our hands and find that its too difficult to “Hold up the Banner of God”. I don’t want to not be able to hold up God’s Banner, because I’ve become too weary from fighting in my own strength instead of letting God fight for me. He wants...
As I'm getting ready to start a 10 day liver cleanse, I thought I would blog about it. But first I wanted to give you some understanding of why its so important to pay special attention to the function of our liver.
Your liver is the largest and heaviest internal organ. It processes anything you eat or drink, and either repackages it for your body to use or eliminates it. The liver also stores vitamins and helps detoxify your body. That’s why it’s so important to keep your liver in tip-top shape!
When the liver isn’t functioning properly, your body is likely not absorbing, storing, or utilizing all the nutrients from your food, which can result in bloating, constipation, low energy, and stubborn weight loss.
Brewing up a cup of tea to enjoy is a wonderful form of self-care, encouraging us to slow down while waiting as the herbs gently steep, giving their goodness to the water. Especially during the holiday season when life can get hectic, it is important to find ways to keep stress under wraps and put our wellness first.
Herbs commonly used by herbalists during the winter season include botanical allies such as ginger, cinnamon, hawthorn, mints, rose hips, Echinacea, elderberry and flower, tulsi basil, Astragalus, and Calendula. Each of these herbs offer their own unique array of useful properties that are important for supporting wellness at any time of the year but especially during the winter!
The earlier part of 2017, I decided to create a FB page titled, Women Lifting Women. I felt that women, needed to help each other and support each other in their health and wellness goals
. I always wanted the support of another woman, and I found that at the gym. I could rely on my gym beasties to always be there to push me to my limit, or to encourage me when I rather not. It made exercise fun. Then later in 2017, I felt called to make this movement a 5013c. I wanted to reach out to other women who are struggling in mind, body and spirit. I know how much it benefited me, so I knew another woman would be welcoming. I reached out to shelters for women and found myself being an ambassador for women who were victims of sex trafficking. Now this Women Li...
Yes, on my 56th birthday, I found myself engaging in a “one-sided” fist fight with a man, no less! This traumatized me so much that I needed to go into my prayer room for understanding and forgiveness.
About 6 years ago, I found myself going through a self- healing process. Prior events in my life had left me in a dark, scary place, living life hating myself, demeaning myself of not being enough and of not being worthy of anything good, street of destruction. I always felt that God decided to put me in a glass bubble of protection. He removed people and things from my life without me knowing why. He kept me in the hallway with only my cell phone to use as a communication device to the atmosphere....
Three days ago, I realized why I have always felt that I needed to be strong. I have always carried a heaviness in my heart, feeling like no one cares and that's why no one supports me.
When I was little, my uncle had babysitting duties so that my mom could go out. As I sat in my room, I watched a TV show. I wasn't being monitored so I turned to any channel that I wanted. This particular movie showed a women, in her bedroom, sitting at her vanity, looking in her mirror with tears rolling down her face and a pair of scissors in her hand. As she continued to cry, she preceded to cut her hair with intention and hurt. It intrigued me so much, that after the scene of pain, I found a pair of scissors. I went into the bathroom and stood up on a stool so I c...
1. The practice of knowing one's own accomplishments and gifts.
2. The practice of accepting and celebrating one's own accomplishments and gifts.
3. The practice of living life with swagger.
Swagger- noun or verb:
1.The practice of being oneself and waking up like this.
2. Not giving a crap what anyone thinks about you.
Excerpt taken from the dictionary of Shonda Rhimes book, "The Year of Yes"
What is your story? Tell your story. Someone out in the universe needs to hear it. And so you have this feeling in your spirit to tell your story by writing a book, and speaking at conferences. You want to tell your story to empower others in letting them know what you’ve been through and to see that you made it through. Tell your story because s...
I'm stuck friends! I am literally glued on the side of the color yellow with a sticky substance called FEAR! In the struggle of trying to PEEL myself free, I struggle feeling like I'm a piece of food in a spider's nest, wanting to stay there and just be still like a statue with hopes of not being notice. But my spirit is screaming at me to move! Move to the point that I'm shaking frantically inside, knees knocking, heart racing, and my stomach is doing flip flops while trying to regurgitate a mouthful of colors! But it won't come out. My brain is filled with a catalogue of different hues of blues, reds, purples and oranges that interchanges constantly with the pinks, yellows and greens. But the only thing that makes its way out are the whites, blacks...