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    The Secret of Successful 2020

    Happy New Year, Happy New You. As we embark on this new year filled with hopes and desires for the year, we set intentions to make changes in our lives.  The new year is a time for new goals for a better you, by being kinder and loving to...
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    How Meditation Changed My Life

    Recently I experienced a very influential ‘ah-ha’ moment in my life. I recently completed the Oprah / Deepak’s 21 Day meditation challenge, a challenge that is no longer a challenge but more of an eye opening experience. This experience was like no other because it transformed my life, my...
  • A neon sign "Experience What Better Feels Like"

    Intentions To Set For Your Most Authentic Life

    Proclaiming a daily intention is a relatively new practice for me.  I started to repeat the question, “what is your intention?” after watching a brief video clip of Oprah speaking about one’s purpose and the impact it can have on your life. Initially, I felt weird doing it because the...
  • Self-Love Writing on a Wall in Front of a Large Swing

    Self-Love Is The Key To Finding True Love

    How often do you hear the words, “I Love You”? Think about it; we hear it from our friends, our family, sometimes our co-workers and most definitely at some point from someone you are consistently dating. Question is, how do you know when it’s real? Love is not tangible...
  • A photo of an African-American Smiling in Laughter

    Laughter is the Best Medicine & Good For Your Health

    “We need to Laugh more and seek stress reducing humor in our everyday lives.  Laughter is a human gift for coping and survival.  Laughter Ringing, Laughter Pealing, Laughter Roaring, Laughter Bubbling, Chuckling, Giggling, Snickering, Snorting.  These are the sounds of soul-saving Laughter, which springs from our emotional core and...
  • A black Chalkboard on a desk with the words, Create a Life You Love Written on It

    The Power Of Affirmation

    Buddha says, “You Become What You Believe.” Affirmations are specific positive statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging negative thoughts. The statements can help promote positive change in your life to achieve your goals. They help you visualize, and believe in what you are affirming to yourself.  The words...
  • A young African-American boy laying in the bed writing the Bible

    Is the World More or Less Spiritual?

    There is an emergence of spiritual, life and philosophical gurus today. We have tons of people offering advice, encouragement, and wisdom for the masses. But how deep does the spirituality or wisdom run? There have always been those who have an inspirational message. With Social Media, it seems that...
  • A woman holding a gift wrapped in Christmas paper with Joy written on it.

    Tis The Season Of Joy And Happiness

    As we get ready for the full swing of the holiday season, what is the full meaning to being joyful and happy? Are you only full of joy and happiness during Christmas, or are you happy throughout the year each and every day? For me,  I see the dawn...
  • A man in the dusk of night covering his eyes in despair

    Negativity is Contagious, Don’t Get Sucked In

    Renowned author and personal-development legend Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Celes on her site “Personal Excellence” adds that it’s important you consider yourself in addition to those around you when considering the average. You form...
  • Fall leaves spread on a table over brown paper with give thanks written on it.

    Practicing Gratitude For A Healthy You

    “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson What is the meaning of gratitude, and how does it...
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    Interesting Facts I Bet You Never Knew About ESSENTIAL OILS

    From the sweet aroma of lavender to the stimulating fragrance of eucalyptus, essential oils ignite your senses and enliven your body. Packed within these pure, botanical essences, you’ll discover rich therapeutic properties that cannot be found elsewhere. Whether it’s a single, potent oil that elevates your spirit, a blended...
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    Cracking The LIFE’S PURPOSE Code

    Have you been faced with challenges in your life and feel that you are alone in overcoming them? have you cried out to Spirit to heal your wounds?  Do you belong to a Spiritual community that you can lean on during the challenging times?...
  • A man covering his eyes standing in front of a wall of roses thinking about life and love

    A BEAUTIFULLY REFRESHING PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE IS A BITCH

    Often when you are feeling like this, you need someone to look you square in the eyes and say, " Life is a Bitch...Snap out of it!" That someone should be 'you.'...
  • The word NO painted on a street wall

    “No” Is A Complete Sentence

    The statement "No is a complete sentence" is something I embraced seconds after hearing it from Judith Orloff, a renowned writer on the spiritual awakening of oneself....
  • Three Friends Hanging out on the Beach in Torrevieja, Spain sitting on tall white poles and one guy is pointing toward the ocean.

    Why Fake Friendships Are Ruining You

    Wow, someone has been reading my mind. Last year, I used to hang out with a lot of people but slowly started to distance myself from a lot of them. It’s not because they weren’t fun or nice, it’s because they were ambivalent friendships. I found that I was...
  • Gay Spirituality, Intentions, Beverly Facey, Men's Health, Mind & Body

    What Are Your Intentions For 2018

    The late Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” Go create your reality — no resolutions, only intentions. Happy New Year, Happy New You. We flip the calendar to a New Year  2018, and we begin the journey into a year of new beginnings. For some of us, the...
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    Remember & Reflect: My Life in Songs

    A year-end ritual of mine is to listen to my favorite empowering songs. These songs are from the good and bad of my life. Each song has a special meaning in my life. When I listen to them I am reminded of the periods in my life when I...
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    Raw Sexy Spiritual, A Dynamic Duo Telling it Like it Is

    New York City provides ample access for connecting with others. Managing editor, Corey Wesley, and I love living and being a part of this great city and meeting other people on both personal and professional levels. Recently, we were discussing the many people we’ve encountered in our personal and...
  • Spring Fever, Friendships, Breaking Up, Letting Go

    Spring Fever Can Change Your Friendships

    “Spring Fever” is a term frequently used to define a person in a relationship, restless and itching to explore when the weather breaks. It’s a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring. However, it’s not just those in intimate relationships that experience spring fever. As...
  • Oprah, Meditation, deepak chopra, iTunes, Sleep

    Imbalance in Your Lifestyle Is Affecting Your Sleep

    Deep, nourishing sleep is the natural result of making choices that cultivate physical and emotional balance throughout the day. In our modern society, the most common lifestyle imbalance that leads to sleep issues is the conflict between relaxation and arousal. When the relaxation signals in our brain are blocked...
  • Spiritual Healing, Prayer, Spirituality

    The Power Of Prayer

    What is prayer you might be asking yourself?  If you are someone who believes in a higher consciousness greater than yourself, the power of prayer will heal you. For me, it is spiritual healing.  In the universe we are experiencing despair everywhere.  The political climate in our country right...
  • Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus & Sleep Better

    An App to Help You Stay Calm, Relax, Focus & Sleep Better

    Meditation can be challenging, and often our frustration with the process can cause us to give up too quickly. Meditation is a practice and as we all know “practice makes perfect.” Committing to the meditation process is harder when you’re attempting to do it on your own with no...
  • Spiritual Healing

    What Are the Benefits of Having Faith?

    Do you believe in faith? During challenging times in our lives, we rely on faith to see us through. Martin Luther King Jr, one of his famous quotes, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” How profound is this statement right now?...
  • Spiritual Healing, Forgiveness

    Self Forgiveness Is Essential For Healing

    Forgiveness is how we grow; it’s also how we rid ourselves of unnecessary pain, guilt, and regret. It is always important to forgive yourself. I had to learn the hard way. When I refused to forgive myself and others, the negative energy and thoughts would build up within to...
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