215-224th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Today, I’m giving thanks for the following💕:

  1. Happy fish
  2. Mental Health Apps
  3. Inspiration
  4. Tears
  5. Prayer
  6. Sacrifice
  7. Courage
  8. New memories with my kids
  9. All versions of “Remember when”
  10. Natural ingredient cleansing products

Photo credit free library

What’s on your gratitude list today? What or who touched your heart this past week? I’d love to hear them.

In the week ahead, stay safe, speak life, and spread kindness 💕

Nova Namastè

“Ten Minutes!!!”

Today, God showed me the evidence of evil in this world. He reminded me how much this world is a balance of all that’s so good, with all that’s not. He showed me how much I need to practice this mantra “This is a bad moment, not a bad day!” He also allowed me to buy “buckeyes” (I hope most of you know what those are!” Without any guilt!!

The situation went from all the glory of this beautiful Red Tail Halk, to some upset lady yelling at me because I choose to walk cemeteries, sometimes, here rather than streets. I take my kids with me because cemeteries aren’t usually full of ignorant people who don’t understand kids. Her issue was my kids were all over the road. They reminded me that, “Maybe you should pay more attention next time”🙄🙄🙄 .

Little people never ride single file… they swerve and sway… regardless of on a bike, scooter, feet, whatever!! She was upset because she was “ following behind us for 10 MINUETS!!!!!” The distance from the Halk to her over dramatic long car horn honk…was less than 4 mins… on foot!

So yeah… for a min… she got to me. I kept trying to remind myself that her behavior leads to her karma. Mine will result in my own karma… so I need to keep my anger checked. Maybe next time, I’ll make up some “sign language of my own” to portray my poor hearing.

Other than her, we had an amazing afternoon with sun, and low humidity, sweets, new sites, and a few laughs.

This made up for Ms Hates Her Life

Safe Safe, Speak Life, & Spread Kindness!

Nova Namastè

Gaslighting: What is it and why is it dangerous? | Pigletish

Gaslighting: What is it and why is it dangerous? | Pigletish
— Read on pigletish.com/gaslighting-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-dangerous/

Important read ⛽️ 🌩!!!

Affirmations For Confidence

Personally, a word of encouragement (a compliment) from a stranger sticks with me for awhile. It’s something I’ll aways remember. It’s something that sometimes feels like affirmation, sometimes validation.

Here’s some words of love/compliments you can give yourself. These are short phrases with powerful affects. Tuck them into your heart; and, you’ll have them when needed.

Here’s the link to THEREMOTEYOGI.BLOG

Stay Safe, Speak Life, Spread Kindness!

Nova Namastè

Troll Here

His name is coming up “Parkers Scott”.

My first interaction with him was his argumentative comment.

He proceeded to laugh as if he’s an asshole… And my kindness of giving him a chance to explain was some sort of ignorant gesture.

He has a very recent account (August 1st), which further makes me question his intentions for being here if this is what he’s doing already. He also only has two followers and one post about the American flag.

If you know him, I’m sorry. I am not sorry for posting this right now.

I’m posting this again here because my feet your photo did not show the bottom section.

Brandy

Intentionally Present

Dear Followers:

Hello, hopefully your week has started wonderfully.

Right now, I’m coming to you in such a different mindset. Honestly, I don’t think there’s any going back. The door’s been closed; I’m not meant to look back. I’m not meant to try and hold on to it. That’s what I’d want (sometimes!).. But that’s not how life works.

Friends, if I can teach you anything, it’s this: be mindful of your prescence in this world. Often time, most of the time, we’re regretting or running from the past. When we’re not doing that, we’re messing up things in fear of what our insecurities tell us. Our minds don’t seem to be right now, right here, and we’re ok!

You see, life waits for no one. If we don’t allow ourselves to slow down, take some time and completely be in the moment, it’s going to pass. We’ll lose that precious time.

The significance of a moment? A child’s first cry… A grandfather’s last breath… Our birthdays… His first date… Her first crush.

These moments are often the “first” or “last”. If we’re not mindful of them.. If we fail to entirely embrace life… We’ll miss them.

I’m really going through something right now. Though, most would say, “Oh that was such and such many years for Me!” (As if appropriate feedback is to make the conversation about your parallel experience. I HATE when people do this!)

All that to say, practice being diligently present in your life. Try to be in every moment as it’s happening. You don’t know when change will come.

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness.

Nova Namastè

Priorities

Knocks at the front door.

I’m eating a juicy peach.

Food first. Guest must wait.

😂😂✌🏻️🤷🏼‍♀️

Photo Credit Free Library

Word of the Day Challenge: Juicy

Food & Netflix 😀 lol I’m too busy for unannounced company. 🤣🤣

Lesson here, I have messed up priorities; but, unexpected guests are yuck. Ha!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness!

Nova Namastè

🌺Monday Monday

New week:)

New month!

New opportunities,

Fresh start!!

Photo taken from Pinterest

A story of pain into purpose. A boy who was given a second chance.

I hope someone makes you smile today. I hope you take a moment to extend kindness. Have a fantastic Monday!

💚Stay Safe, Speak Life, & Spread Kindness 💚

Nova Namastè

Silent Screams

Photo Credit: Free Photo Library

“Burn in me

A desire to continue,

When I want to quit.

Give me the will and effort

Needed to get through this moment.

Then the next….. and the next.

Remind me of the power that

Resides in my lungs,

Healthy breathing.

Move my body in

The direction of safety,

I can’t see that place,

Right now.

Reduce this heartache,

How does one exist in

An ugly pile of broken pieces.

Take my entire being,

This I beg.

I’m losing all control.“

Written by Nova Namastè

©️2021August


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Depression, anxiety, and suicide are real struggles! If you are suffering in silence.. I encourage you to please pick up the phone and make a call.

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Time in Nature

The weather is perfect today! The dew point in way down. It’s breezy. The sun is out and allows you patches of warmth.

I grabbed some Subway and went to the park. I wasn’t there long; but the time there was much needed. It was absolutely lovely!!

I hope you take some time for self Care today ☺️ Do something that’ll make you smile. Do something kind for someone else 🙂

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

Introverts… “Uummm?”

Have you ever heard the term introvert? Introverted? What about extrovert? Extroverted?

Anything ringing a bell?

Maybe you have; FANTASTIC! You’re already ahead of the game. {There’s only one prize at the finish line: additional knowledge for your brain bank.}

If you have but know/remember very little, or you don’t know anything at all…. Get your pens and pads ready.

According to Dictionary.com

Introvert

Noun: person who prefers calm environments, limits social engagement, or embraces a greater than average preference for solitude.

Also

Psychology: a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings

Additionally:

Verb (to used with object): to turn inward: to introvert one’s anger.

Psychology: to direct (the mind, one’s interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.,

Anatomy/Zoology: to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itself; invaginate.

IN COMPARISON:

Extrovert

Noun: outgoing, gregarious person who thrives in dynamic environments and seeks to maximize social engagement.

Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment.

Adjective: ex·tro·vert·ed.having a disposition that is energized through social engagement and languishes or chafes in solitude, resulting in a personality that is gregarious, outgoing, and sociable.

Psychology: marked by extroversion.verb (used with object)

Psychology: to direct (the mind, one’s interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.

………………

Each is unique in it’s characteristics, needs, personality traits, etc.

If you’re like me, you’re a type B personality… you know, stops to marvel at a gorgeous sunset, although you’re already late for an appointment or what have you.

So, speaking is much less dominating for introverts. We’re dominantly feelers.

A few days ago, I came across a super cool article from Introvert, Dear.

The article is called “Why Is Writing Easier Than Speaking for Introverts? Here’s the Science

Science????????? What the what???? There’s actual studies, theories, and absolute results to backup “less social”.

Number one: YES!!!! {I had no idea!!}

And

Number two: Those of us who are (being quiet) is 1/3-1/2 of our population!! None of us should ever HAVE BEEN TOLD nor should EVER TELL a child they need to be “more social”.

Introverted individuals shouldn’t be automatically labeled as Autistic or Selective Auditory Impaired.

I found this information profound in understanding myself (first) and others.

And when I spend time with myself first, improving who I am… I can give my best self to the world.

I absolutely encourage you to take an hour or two and explore the Verbal Memory of Introverts, Sound levels of Extroverts, Social Settings of Introversion or Workforce supported Extroversion.

Here’s some resources:

1. Introvert, Dear

2. The 3 Explanations: Why Introverts Struggle to Speak Up

3. The Power of Introverts- Susan Cain

4. Why Introverts May Find It Hard When Life Returns to Normal

5. What is an Introvert

Screenshot of the IntrovertSpring website

Very insightful knowledge! Learning yourself is where you should start.. within ourselves is where change happens.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Nova Namastè

205-214th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Photo taken from Free Library

Today, I’m giving thanks for 💕

  1. Stone building structures
  2. Unapologetic Personalities
  3. Combustible elements in nature
  4. The smell of Lilacs
  5. Wide open spaces
  6. Moments I allow myself to be petty
  7. People who love me anyway
  8. The firsts in life
  9. The lasts in life
  10. Recovering Addicts

Stay Safe, Speak Life, & Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Greetings Everyone 💚☕️

💚Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 💚

Today’s Music Therapy is a bit of something different:

The music channel is here😀

Be Blessed ✌🏻️🙏🏼

Nova Namastè

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: Soaring

You can find all the details to the challenge by clicking the image 🙂

Up, up, up

Even higher.

Gone, stopped, silenced,

The noise within me.

Warm, beautiful, and dreamy,

Soaring higher than the clouds.

Nova Namastè

Happy Wednesday 💛💚

Be Blessed:D

Enjoy your day to the fullest!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 💛💚

Nova Namastè

*Music Therapy*

195th-204th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Today, I’m giving thanks for 💕:

  1. Unexpected animal friendships
  2. Rescues
  3. Availability
  4. Medical Assistance
  5. Simple solutions
  6. Doctors
  7. Fresh Romaine Lettuce
  8. Newly built homes
  9. Repaired historical sites
  10. Good Memories

Would you share your thoughts with me? I’d love to read them!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Spotlight Blog: Amarvani-The Happiness Blog

Scrolling through my followers’ posts’, I fell in love with a newly discovered blog!

Why? The messages are full of life, hope, and encouragement! They’re exactly the type of vibes I’d like to present to my readers💚💜💙💛🧡❤️

That said, here’s a few posts well worth reading:

1. The A to Z of Happiness They Should Teach In Schools Around the World

2. How To Give Someone Hope – 14 Human Ways

&

3. How To Deal With Fear – 16 Ways to Understand and Overcome Fear

*Number Seven is FIRE 🧡🧡

These are at the very essence of what I wish for my blog! I’m deeply grateful to have stumbled across this incredibly inspiring blogger today.

I hope your visit through my blog leaves you with more life, love, and hope than when you arrived💚 Thank you for reading!!! I’m so grateful for you!

Remember to Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness!

Nova Namastè

185-194th Day of Thanks Giving

Photo taken from free library

Today, I’m giving thanks for 💕:

  1. Beautiful smiles
  2. Genuine appreciation
  3. Coconut Milk
  4. Fresh Pineapples
  5. Silliness
  6. Dolphins
  7. Oversized umbrellas
  8. Healthier food choices
  9. New opportunities
  10. Blue eye liner

What about you? Right now, would you please tell me a few things that’s making your heart smile?! I’d love to read them.

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Flower Of The Day: Wild Sunflowers

Check out the host post to the challenge here⏬⏬⏬⏬


COLORADO SUNRISE OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD SUNFLOWERS

JANUARY 30, 2016 BY DOUG MAYHEW | MADOGRAPHER

” Life is a collection of beautiful moments.”

Nova Namastè

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🕉

Great Post 🌼🌸🌼🌸

I have found, one of the best ways to throw yourself into a writing community is to participate in a few challenges. Not only, will you discover amazingly talented people, but also, read versions of the challenge that invite conversation. You never have to participate; but, if you are newer to blogging, or you would like more followers, mingle among other writers.

ceenphotography.com/for-the-love-of-challenges/

Please LISTEN [NOT HEAR] This 💚💚💚💚

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crises Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) OR text 838255

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-4357

PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

You matter.

You’re worthy of amazing things.

Your feelings and thought are valid.

You are your own voice.

You’re allowed to use it!

Cee’s Flower of the Day: July 8th

Host post with all the details can be found here 🙂

Garden of Flowers

Photo by Mina-Marie Michell on Pexels.com




Know Your Worth; Own Your Life

Have a fantastic day everyone!

Love & Light:

Nova Namaste

My Mental Health Journey 19: Suicide

Hello Followers, it’s been several months since I’ve written about my own personal MH journey. Like the each one of you, life is happening for me.

Mostly, I’m that strong woman… The one all the songs inspire others to become. I do what and in ways that I can. I try my best to be an active listener and supportive friend. I “sleep it off”, ” let it go”, and “leave it in yesterday.” I’m not bragging on myself; but, I am. It’s taken me 31 years of the most intense and confusing points in my life to get here. I have to acknowledge the victory.

It wasn’t easy!! I said years ago, ” If I can survive my childhood, I can handle anything.”

So, God forged forward… His plan for my life was packed with hills and valleys, storms and the most beautiful rainbows.

I remember being my daughter’s age and “knowing”, my siblings and I will drastically leave our childhood home in great distress. I was right. I remember being younger than 8, maybe 6-7, and my sister would talk with me. We’d be in such frustration because nothing made sense. These people who just adopted us were now having babies. Our lives of consistent inconsistency became answering every beacon call of a woman who treated us differently than “her own” kids…day in and day out!

Sure, we had what we needed in life: safety, clothes, food, baths, ex. It was the bare minimum… that’s what we 4 oldest learned to accept and expect. As we grew older, we made some real stupid choices. Did we know better? Did we do it anyway? I’d say all the above… because again, we’re kids with little to NO consistent guidance. Nothing of this world made sense. I know teens don’t really understand the world as we adults do; but, they should understand an age appropriate measure.

On a few occasions, my siblings and I would talk about our biological parents… with our adoptive mom. It felt as if someone took their favorite book… cut out two or three sentences of every couple chapters, and stuck them together on some dull coffee stained paper.

When we were old enough to comprehend it, we grieved the loss of our biological mother. How did it happen? When did it happen? Did she not want us? How did she just leave us at a neighbors? The questions were endless… for years… decades… And no matter how many times we revisited the subject, the details never make sense (go figure, right?). The storyline was choppy, and didn’t seem to fall in chronological order. None of it felt like MY story.. where I came from..

Until two nights ago….

And here we’ve arrived at Brandy’s most current mental stated… deeper in the difficult cycle of grief.. AGAIN!!!

Is this due to the pandemic? Nope! With absolute certainty and strong conviction, I can say that. Is this due to financial difficulties, nope. Not having those either (Praise Jesus🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼). Health problems going on? Nada, well, not really.

No, my worst than sucky attitude is the result of a change in “my reality”… learning one single detail within a time period that’s already so difficult. One that really has fucked up my mental health and overall wellness.

My mother chose to give up her parental rights, for a man who had no intention on staying. When he left, she hurt so much. She missed us kids so badly…

She couldn’t take it anymore…

She didn’t know how to stop the pain.

…………………………

She intentionally stepped in front of the bus.

………………………….

Maybe this isn’t my story… it’s hers… ;but, you’ll never understand how much I see the similarities among all our lives and moms.

The struggle with depression has been too real for me.. and for my brothers.

It’s a generation curse, an inheritance that hasn’t made us so lucky.

I’m grieving again. I’m angry again. I question so much again! My ache for my mom.. is stronger than ever. There’s not much I can do about it.

What makes this pill particularly hard to swallow, is my daughter’s dad committed suicide around 07-22- 2015. Another person, who held a huge role in our lives, is gone because they wanted the pain to stop…

Years ago, I was that blond hair little doll, in a simple sundress. I don’t remember her. I don’t remember any of it. I know I want to remember. I know I would soak up every last detail about who I am and that about my roots.

So, right now, I’m working through the stages of grief. I’m in one hella sucky mood; and, I don’t really miss my mom any less.

It’s where I am right now.

Sincerely:

Brandy

Local police officer bonds with 6-year-old boy born with no arms who dreams of becoming a cop

6-year-old Harrison Humphries dreams of becoming a detective or a police chief. Luckily for him, he’s found the perfect mentor in a local police …

Local police officer bonds with 6-year-old boy born with no arms who dreams of becoming a cop

Six Word Story Prompt #79: Past

Host post with all the challenge details can be found here🙂

Her traumatic past unmercifully haunted her.


Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

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