Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Empower & Inspire
Happy Monday and the 21st day of Blogtober! How I Make Affirmations Work For Me Today I'm going to keep it simple a list a few affirmations to speak over your life.  I am enough.I am loved.I am strong.My challenges help me grow.I will walk through my fears.I am beautiful. Today is going to be an awesome day.I accept who I am. I have everything I need.If I fall, I will get back up again. I deserve peace.I deserve happiness.I can be anything I want to be. I can do anything I want to do. I give myself permission to choose. I believe in my goals and dreams. I am in charge of my life. I can control my own happiness.I am resilient.Success and happiness come easily to me. Check…
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Sunday Reflections: Believe

Sunday Reflections: Believe

Empower & Inspire
Blogtober-Day 20 Each Sunday in the month has been reserved for my reflections on the 31 Day Bible Plan I mentioned in my October Goals post-Believe.  I have continued to stay on track by reading the devotional and accompanying scriptures daily.  Check out week one and week two of my Sunday reflections so far.  Each devotional begins with a question about faith and believing, and the author goes on to answer each question by using scripture and life examples.  Two key ideas stood out for me this week:  I focus on God and his priorities for my life. I dedicate my life to God's purpose.  The key ideas for this week all centered around purpose through and for God. The key concepts I've pointed out sums up my studying and interpretation for…
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10 Facts About Me

10 Facts About Me

Empower & Inspire
Blogtober Day 19 is extremely late.  Blame it on the fact that everybody and their kid's birthday is in October, and I've been on the go all month. I finally got some much-needed rest last night, and I've been on the go all day.   But here we are. I'm sharing ten facts that some of my new readers and supporters don't know about me. It's Saturday night, so I'm keeping it light.  My favorite color is orange. I love all bright colors, but orange is the one!I cried like a baby at my high school graduation. High school was a great time for me. When I walked into that auditorium it finally hit me that I would be leaving forever. So many memories. High school will get a post of…
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Impacting The Lives Around You

Impacting The Lives Around You

Empower & Inspire
Impact is one of those multiple meaning words. One definition of impact is-have a strong effect on someone or something (from The Oxford Dictionary). Whenever someone passes away, we hear all about the impact they had on the lives of others.  It often makes me reflect on my life and the impact I have in this world. Yesterday my timeline was filled with reflections, love, and some sorrow because of the death of Elijah Cummings. All of these things speak to the impact he's had on many lives in his time here on earth.  Forbes.com has a wonderfully written article by Kathy Caprino titled 9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact The World. This article goes into depth on how to make a positive impact in the world. The…
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Rest In Power, Elijah Cummings

Rest In Power, Elijah Cummings

Empower & Inspire
Today's post is a little late because when I woke up, I heard some devastating news — a real loss to Baltimore and our country as a whole.  The loss of Elijah Cummings.  Elijah Cummings' story is so inspirational within itself. Being the son of a sharecropper and a special education student, Mr. Cummings beat the odds.  There are so many things to write about, so many accomplishments, so many things he fought for, for us. And honestly, you can google for yourself if you don't already know.  So today, I'll just share a few quotes from Mr. Elijah Cummings that apply not only to his politics but to our everyday lives.  "We cannot win this race by doing the same things we've been doing." "Most people who are hating…
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The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer

The Hardest Thing About Being A Writer

Writing Tips & Info
Welcome to day 16 of Blogtober.I want to let you in a little more and talk about my writing style and process a little bit. We will get to that. I've shared in past blogs why I write and my inspiration for writing. Let me tell you the hardest thing about writing for me. It's not generating ideas-I literally brainstorm and write or type out every single thing on my mind. I don't worry about spelling, punctuation, or any type of grammar or conventions. I get all of my ideas and thoughts out. I then go back to everything that I have poured out and organize it for all of the above, clarity, consistency-that sort of thing. If I do run into a case of writer's block, I am a…
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Blogtober-The HalfWay Mark-Setting Goals & Reaching Them

Blogtober-The HalfWay Mark-Setting Goals & Reaching Them

Empower & Inspire
Blogtober Day 15!Today I'm celebrating being halfway through my goals for the month of October. Round of applause. Thank you. Thank you. If you remember, I shred many of my October goals with you on Day One of Blogtober. You've witnessed me sticking to my goals to post a blog every day throughout the month, but if you're wondering how I've been doing with the other goals I set, let me tell you-AMAZING! The four goals I told you about were: 1. Participate in and complete Blogtober. 2. Reveal the release date and cover for my new book. 3. Complete the 31 Day Believe Bible plan. 3. Complete Exercise Challenges-squats and sit-ups. Blobtober- ✔️ Blogtober Calendar & Check Off List Book Cover and release date-✔️. To be honest, that has…
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Simple Acts of Self-Care

Simple Acts of Self-Care

Empower & Inspire
It's day 14 of Blogtober! Can we give me some kudos for staying consistent for the past two weeks? (Pats self on back). Today I wanted to get into a topic that has been heavily discussed in recent times, self-care. The best definition I've seen for self-care was from https://www.habitsforwellbeing.com. The site says, "A simple way to think of self-care is putting your face mask on yourself, so then you can assist others." This definition is so simple, yet means so much. People often forget this. (It's me-I'm people). Seriously, for too long, I think we've looked at self-care as selfish or taking a long spa day away from responsibilities. While it can be those things, it can also be something simple but meaningful.  Here are a few simple things you…
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Sunday Reflections: Believe

Sunday Reflections: Believe

Empower & Inspire
Blogtober-Day 13 Each Sunday in the month has been reserved for my reflections on the 31 Day Bible Plan I mentioned in my October Goals post-Believe.  I have continued to stay on track by reading the devotional and accompanying scriptures daily.  Each devotional begins with a question about faith and believing, and the author goes on to answer each question by using scripture and life examples.  Three key ideas stood out for me this week:  I believe God calls Christians to show compassion to people in need. I pray to God to know Him, to find direction for my life, and to lay my requests before Him. I study the bible to know God and His truth and to find direction for my daily life.  These key ideas remind me that…
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Why I Only Applied To Morgan State University

Why I Only Applied To Morgan State University

Black Excellence
It's day 12 of Blogtober and it's homecoming day at thee Morgan State University. Let me share the story of how and why I applied to Morgan State. Growing up, I didn’t overthink about college unless I was watching one of my favorite shows to date, A Different World. Let me tell you there is power in watching positive images of people that look like you in television and media. (Another post for another day.) All I knew is I was going to college like Whitley, Freddie, Dwayne, and ‘em. Then Lena (Jada Pickett), a street smart tough girl from Baltimore, joined the cast in its fifth season and if I wasn’t sold before I was then. During that time, a couple of my older cousins were also going to…
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