Tag: learning

A CBT look at Maslows ‘characteristics of self-actualizers’ … – Veronica Walsh’s CBT Blog Dublin, Ireland

A CBT look at Maslows ‘characteristics of self-actualizers’ … – Veronica Walsh’s CBT Blog Dublin, Ireland
— Read on iveronicawalsh.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/a-cbt-look-at-maslows-extended-hierarchy-of-needs/amp/

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Save the Honey Bees

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Bee Facts 🐝

  1. Bees memory is manipulated by caffeine. (Read more about that buzzzz here!)
  1. The venom of a bee sting is used for treating things such as arthritis and blood pressure. ( Read more about bee facts here!)
  1. Male bees are nearly useless. ( Read more about that here!)
  1. Honeybees will change their brain chemistry before performing a new task. ( Check it out!)
  1. One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one pound of honey. ( Read more about it here!)

My Mental Health Journey 5

“You seem happier!”

Someone just texted me that.

It’s crazy how fast words hit my eyes, then my heart, head, and soul at the same time.

Inspiration is so refreshing.

Anyway, what these three words said to me is

” You’re validated.”

” You’re hard work is paying off.”

” You are improving, what you’re doing is working.”

It’s encouraging to hear from another that they see what I’ve been working so hard to achieve.

It’s not about acceptance from anyone else, but that my efforts are evident and I can proudly smile in self validation.

….

I am happier. It’s true.

In my writing, I’m able to expose my ugliness and feel heard.

That, alone, is freeing.

You’re my therapy sessions lol, except I’m not paying a fortune, and limited to two hours.

….

I’m happier because of this job opportunity.

There’s more to that than what’s on the surface.

Ten years ago, I was a married closeted Bisexual, living in low income and ghetto housing, miserable, lost, and unhappy.

I had little confidence & very little pride in myself.

That year, I graduated with a 4.0 and a teaching license.

It was the being of my self discovery.

This job opportunity is the first one that I’m excited to start.

This is the first one that I feel confident to do, and to do well.

This is the most motivated and eager I’ve felt about a job ” EVER”!

MAYBE it’s because this job is career material, incredible in so many ways.

…..

I’m happier because I’m working on my emotions.

Being INFJ & HSP, AND EMPATH is exhausting.

There’s only a few of you who can possibly understand what I’m saying.

But, what I’m doing, and I just went through this process this morning, is being mindful and intentional about what I feel.

I was feeling so down this morning. I felt a certain way about an individual, and I didn’t like it.

Instead of sorting through why I felt as I did, I slipped insecurity through my fingers via text.

Then, I remembered I didn’t have to feel yucky. I realized I could identify what I do feel, remove the foggy lense, and feel ok.

…..

I’m happier because I feel some sense of purpose.

Making time to care for these free little libraries has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I’m able to demonstrate kindness to my daughter’s.

I’m able to use my time for a greater good.

I able to get outside, and invest into the future of generations to come.

This allows me to give to the community and not have to deal with coworkers and deadlines lol.

This also provides a place where I can place necessities for those who may need it.

…..

It feels good to feel this sense of self acceptance and identity.

It really does!

Personal Self-Reflection Questions

Questions Taken from Jeanine Nicole’s page:

Self-Discovery Journalling Prompts

1. What three words describe me best?

2. What are the important things in my life?

3. What values are important to me?

4. What does my ideal life look like?

5. What is my biggest regret?

6. What are my favourite memories?

7. What makes those memories so good?

8. What is holding me back I life right now?

9. What is my biggest strength?

10. What allowed me to reach this far in life?

11. What makes a life good?

12. Am I happy with my life?

13. What do I admire about myself?

14. When am I most happy?

15. Do I like the person that I am today?

16. What is my best quality?

17. What is my biggest weakness? How do I make up for it?

18. What is my love language?

19. What is my communication style?

20. What is my passion in life?

21. How happy am I?

22. What is my purpose on this earth?

23. What am I most grateful for?

24. What do I want to improve about myself?

25. What are the most impactful events that have happened to me thus far?

26. What are the three most valuable life lessons that you’ve learned?

27. Where will I be in 10 years?

28. What am I most looking forward to in the next 5 years?

29. What could I give a presentation in with no preparation?

30. What do I lack confidence in?

31. What do I judge myself about?

32. What is my personal definition of success?

33. How successful am I in life?

34. What is on my bucket list?

35. When do I feel most comfortable?

36. What makes me uncomfortable?

37. What stresses me out the most?

38. How do I deal with stress?

39. What drains my energy?

40. What gives me life?

41. Where do I feel most at home?

42. What are 4 fundamental beliefs that I have about life?

43. What are 3 limiting beliefs that I have about myself?

44. What are 5 empowering beliefs about myself?

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

EXCELLENT read💕💙💕💙

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression


— Read on foxandco.life/2019/02/26/rethinking-how-we-heal-from-anxiety-and-depression/

A Few Didactic Cinquains

Inspired by Light Motifs II’s Didactic Cinquain

Written for Abigail’s Challenge

Idea originated here: Tao Talk

What:

5-Line Poem Challenge

How:

Line 1 = one single word = NOUN
Line 2 = two words that describe that noun = ADJECTIVES
Line 3 = three words that express action and end in -ing= VERBS
Line 4 = a four-word phrase about the way the noun makes you feel = PHRASE
Line 5 = a synonym of the initial noun = NOUN

Continue reading “A Few Didactic Cinquains”

The Best is Yet to Come

Her biggest heartache isn’t that she doesn’t have a great life;

Her biggest heartache is the life she keeps within her mind as if her “now” shows nothing in her favor.

Her biggest heartache is this image she’s holding onto, instead of embracing what she has.

Time has transformed so much, and that’s what time does best.

Trust your journey sweet moonchild;

It’s changing you for the better;

And the best is yet to come ❤️

©️2019mynamastè365online

Fandango’s Provocative Question

His question:

“What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?”

In my opinion, it’s equally important to do the right thing AND to do things right.

Sometimes, we don’t know how to do things right. When we haven’t been taught a skill, it’s likely we’ll first do it incorrectly. Thereafter, it’s important that we do it right.

Now on the other hand, doing the right thing is usually pretty clear. It’s the choice that falls in line with the laws and ethics. This choice reflects a person’s character. This is important because it keeps us safe and secure. It keeps the peace, so they say.

Of the two, being that we don’t always know the right thing or how to do something right, it’s important we take the opportunities to grow and learn.

Living with a Mental Illness

“I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days. It overwhelms me as I’m sitting on the bus; watching the golden leaves from a window; a sudden burst of realisation in the middle of the night. I can’t help it and I can’t stop it. I’m alone as I’ve always been and sometimes it hurts…. but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. To comfort my own heart when I wake up sad. To find small bits of friendship in a crowd full of strangers. To find a small moment of joy in a blue sky, in a trip somewhere not so far away, a long walk an early morning in December, or a handwritten letter to an old friend simply saying ”I thought of you. I hope you’re well.”

No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.

I get so god damn lonely and sad and filled with regrets some days, but I’m learning to breathe deep through it and keep walking. I’m learning to make things nice for myself. Slowly building myself a home with things I like. Colors that calm me down, a plan to follow when things get dark, a few people I try to treat right. I don’t sometimes, but it’s my intent to do so. I’m learning.I’m learning to make things nice for myself. I’m learning to save myself.
I’m trying, as I always will.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson


#NDRW- #23

Today’s Random Word: GNU

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

#NDRW – #16

Today’s Random Word: sink

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

Habla en Español #6

Now, I’m going to move on to some basic sentences.

Spanish: Ella es una mujer.

EnglishShe is a woman.

Spanish: Tú eres un niño.

English: You are a boy.

Spanish: Comes manzanas.

English: You eat apples.

Spanish: Tú eres hombre.

English: You are a man.

SpanishUsted es una mujer.

English: You are a woman.

Featured Image Credit: Spanish 4 Teachers Website

50 utterly random things about ME😂

  1. I can’t stand wet sand.
  2. I wash dishes from left to right.
  3. My bed is in the corner of my bedroom.
  4. I don’t have any allergies.
  5. I love most genres of music.
  6. Fushias, Daffodils, and Tiger Lilies are my favorite.
  7. I’ve tried Oyster and Lamb before.
  8. I’ve been to Alaska.
  9. My favorite animals are stingrays and turtles.
  10. I have an electronic toothbrush.
  11. I have an upstairs apartment.
  12. I played the sax and clarinet in school.
  13. I grew up in the country.
  14. I’m scared of heights.
  15. I’ve never tried any drug or cigarettes.
  16. I know how to ride a bike.
  17. I’ve never lived outside Ohio.
  18. My biological dad and I have recently started talking again.
  19. I love thick raspberry chocolate cheesecake.
  20. I own a laminate machine.
  21. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  22. I had one dog growing up.
  23. I had an upstairs bedroom.
  24. I own 3 different pair of glasses.
  25. I love chocolate with most things, especially nuts.
  26. I can’t stand tomato juice.
  27. I idolize Princess Diana.
  28. I’m an 8.5 size shoe.
  29. I fit into the same earings I wore in high school.
  30. I didn’t play any sports.
  31. I love red and pink wine.
  32. My home has rugs, not carpeting.
  33. I have lavender scented toilet paper.
  34. I’ve been married 2x before.
  35. I’ve recently watched “Sing” (super cute!)
  36. Some of my favorite TV shows are Chicago Med, Greys Anatomy, and The Good Doctor.
  37. Old places fascinate me.
  38. My heritage stems from Great Britian, Wales, and France.
  39. I have a PreKindergarden Teaching degree.
  40. I don’t have upper wisdom teeth but still have bottom.
  41. I love watching people (especially when they sleep).
  42. I’m 5ft 5 inches tall.
  43. My mother is my hero.
  44. I think of my pap when I hear coo-coo clocks.
  45. Some day I want a yard of fruit trees.
  46. I don’t know how to ice skate.
  47. I’ve been in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  48. I’ve been on Maury Povitch.
  49. Both my kids weighed 8+lbs at birth.
  50. I really don’t know if I’m that interesting? Haha

{3TC:} Miss Claire & Her Moon

Here’s the beginning of the story with Miss Claire and her Moon.

It’s called Shooting Star

Continue reading “{3TC:} Miss Claire & Her Moon”

#bloomwhereyouareplanted

I’m so thankful to live this life, open-hearted to “the possible”… With faith bigger than fear, and my eyes focused on truths. So much could destroy me… Bitter my heart, send me down a dark rabbit hole… I Know that my ONLY limitation is myself… And I’m entirely too curious and stubborn to get in my own damn way!

#blessed #youpeoplearefabulous #choices #mylife #makingadifference #bloomwhereyouareplanted

#FF: Beyond the Horizon

Photo Prompt Credit: Roger Bultot

The students stepped off the bus and fell silent. You could “hear a pin drop”, as they say. The structure of what sat before them, the height and details. They hadn’t seen anything like it before.

Many of Ms. Tiddles class were kids from the Miami “hood”. They ventured as far as they could walk, and they definitely didn’t see such prestigious places like this museum. This trip was their winning lottery ticket.

Soon after arriving, the tourist lead the group inside. For the next hour and half, these students relieved history through pictures and stories.

Read about this week’s, and every week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge here. This is hosted by the very talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Signs & Symptoms

Just as with other illness, prevention is key! To keep a cold away, doctors recommend individuals wash hands, keep hands away from the mouth, cover a sneeze or cough with an elbow or tissue.

Occasionally, we miss something though. Before long, someone in the family is feverish, grumpy with no appetite. The symptoms were there, and actions are taken to stop the illness from progressing.

Each mental illness has it’s own set of signs and symptoms. These are extremely important because a mental illness isn’t as obvious to the world around us.. it’s the invisible battle.

The common warning signs are the following:

  1. Major changes in sleep, eating habits, and personal care habits.
  2. Quick or dramatic changes in mood.
  3. Disinterest in events, people, activities that were once enjoyed.
  4. Descrease in effort into tasks: work, home, activities.
  5. Increase difficulty with concentration on memory or thought and speech that’s complex.
  6. Increase in sensitivity, easily overwhelmed and avoids such situations.
  7. Apathy
  8. Feeling a sense of out of the body. Disconnected from own thoughts, life, and surroundings.
  9. Illogical reason such as that in the childhood stage.
  10. Peculiar and bizarre behavior.

Further details and information can be found by clicking the link above and any links in the Common Mental Disorders blog post!

Photo credit: pixabay

Common Mental Disorders

The National Alliance on Mental Health defines a “mental illness” as: a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood [https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions].

Such illnesses include:

  1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  2. Anxiety Disorders
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Social Anxiety Disorder
    Panic Disorder
    Phobias
  • A.) Related conditions
    • Depression
      Substance Use
      Eating Disorders
      Trouble sleeping
  • 3. Autism
  • 4. Bipolar Disorder
  • 5. Borderline Personality Disorder
  • 6. Depression
  • 7. Dissociative Disorders
  • 8. Early Psychosis and Psychosis
  • 9. Eating Disorders
  • 10. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 11. Schizoaffective Disorder
  • 12. Schizophrenia
  • 26 Questions

    There’s a blogger of which I am certain will be someone I always remember. She’s just a soul that blends well with mine, and I’m grateful to have come accross her page.

    One post she has,  is entitled ” 26 Questions.” Now, I’m fully aware that I wasn’t  tagged as a chosen one to fill this out and share ; however, sometimes I struggle with the confinement of rules LOL. 

    That being said, here’s my Q&A ;):

    2. Who are you named after? 

    No one lol. I was born Brandy, and named Brooke after the adoption.

    3. Do you like your handwriting?

    I do love my handwriting 🙂

    4. What is your favorite lunchmeat?

    I would have to say salami, although I know it’s not that healthy.

    5. Longest relationship?

    My longest was with my older daughter’s father, 3 years.

    6. Do you still have your tonsils?

    I Do, yes!

    7. Would you bungee jump?

    Hell to the NO! I don’t do heights!

    8. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

    Nobody ain’t got time for that 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    9. Favorite ice-cream?

    I love Neopalitan ice cream 🙂 It’s variety enough for my taste but still simple.

    10. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

    Very first thing I notice about people in my every day life is his /her  eyes. When I’m looking at a picture of someone, first thing I notice is the eye color.

    11. Football or Baseball?

    Football all day! I have little to no interest in baseball whatsoever.

    12. What color pants are you wearing?

    bohemian :D!!!

    13. Last thing you ate?

    Last bit of a sub sandwich. It was “eh” since my wisdom tooth is trying to come in.

    14. If you are a crayon what color would you be?

    I would be blue! It’s a great color that goes with any color.

    15. Favorite smell?

    As of right now, the incense Rain Godess is my favorite smell.

    16. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?

    Ummm, I do believe it was my boyfriend.

    17. Hair color?

    I have a dark brown natural color. Mixed in, I have a purple and blond. My hair actually needs cut.

    18. Eye color?

    I Thought they were blue. My brother thought they looked  greenish.

    19. Favorite food to eat?

    pizza!!!!! Yummy.

    20. Scary movies or happy endings?

    I love endings that are unpredictabily happy!

    Neither! I mean everybody loves a happy ending but I’d rather get engrossed in a suspense (@Racquel, this answer is epic!! ) whodunit thriller…..I am also a big fan of comedies.

    21. Last movie you watched?

    The Happy Prince.

    22. Favorite Holiday?

    I love Thanksgiving!!!!!!

    23. Beer or wine?

    Wine

    24. Favorite day of the week?

    Saturday is my favorite day of the week.

    25. Three favorite bloggers, you want to learn about?

    26. The added info you didn’t know you wanted…

    I am naturally a great cook👩🏼‍🍳🍝

    Bonus Question: Who’s your secret celebrity crush? 

     

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    Dear You

    Dear You,

    You trying to be invisible,

    You secluding in the back,

    Dear You,

    You driving to fast,

    You hiding under the sheets,

    Dear You,

    You staggering in at 6 a.m.,

    You crying upon endlessness crying,

    Dear You,

    You drowning yourself in pity,

    You convincing yourself of shit,

    Dear You,

    You shutting everyone out,

    You pushing everything away,

    Dear You,

    You refusing to eat,

    You dwelling on the past,

    Dear You,

    You doing nothing,

    You expecting nothing to change,

    Dear You,

    You living behind excuses,

    You allowing aimless days,

    Dear You,

    You drinking every dollar away,

    You squandering savings in slot machines,

    Dear You,

    You soaking up the victim role,

    You selling yourself to ignorance,

    Dear You,

    You dallying the present day

    You loosing yourself.

    Dear You,

    You justifying your behavior,

    You wasting life away,

    Stop! Enough is enough, and none of this is healthy.

    Dear YOU:

    You need help.

    You need self-love to tell you, you’re worth more.

    A Beginner at an Ending

    Right now, I’m watching a Netflix Original Series , “The L Word”.

    In this particular segment, Jenny, a compulsive and inspiring author, is meeting with an editor. She’s been diligently writing from the moment her character was introduced in Season 1.

    Her script has finally landed in the hands of a publisher, who’s desire is to put her story out “there”. Jenny’s in tears; she celebrates out loud… In the very moment she opens the envelope of her first advancement.

    The plot twist: Jenny’s story is dark. As her words formulated on paper, she relived every single haunting detail of childhood. Unfortunately, this munipulated her mind and lead her to self destruct.

    The editor argues Jenny’s portraying herself as a victim, who’s encouraging young girls to cut themselves to handle the agnony.

    To Jenny, as her life spins undeniably and profusely out of control, this choice… is a moment, when she feels some control of it.

    The editor proclaims that despite her adversity, Jenny is here. She’s survived. Her strength has brought her to this meeting, where Jenny’s sitting with an editor, discussing a nightmare that happens to be her life.

    Our lives are a tangled mix of victories and mistakes. We are individuals that have faced life that appeared completely uphill… and we doubted everything we ever thought to be true. We’ve seen questionable behavior. We’ve heard gut wrenching confessions. We’ve testified that no one else could possibly understand what “this is like!!”…

    Haven’t we?….

    We’ve felt like we’ve lost it… that we aren’t making sense, and that our sanity has abandoned us. We’ve felt this universe, or God has officially acted on some conspiring vendetta against us… and that for unbeknownst reasons, we MUST deserve it… where the ONLY thing that seems to make sense… and the only person that understands is the lie “pick up that razor blade”, ” go buy another 24 pack”, “you know where to find heroin.”, or ” You are just a pathetic nobody that fails at everything.”

    Our hearts are strong enough to accept what’s happened to us. Professionals, religious affiliates, nature, and even children can help… do help. WILL HELP.

    Our CHOICE to begin the process is how we change though. No one can force us to believe it’s possible. No one should ever hold that responsibility for our life.

    Jenny survives so much ugliness, and the editor is pushing her to see it… But, it’s Jenny’s life… and it’s her perspective. When the final day ends, does she want to be seen as a victim… carrying around her past, avoiding all roads that lead to hope and transformation? Or will she choose to withdrawal the shades, push open the windows, and allow the wind to dust off the cobwebs?

    You get to decide.

    Top 10

    Reasons I Love My Daughter in School :

    • She makes new friends.

    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of friendships. I truly wish I realized this, that my parents nurtured this idea when I was my daughter’s age.

    • I see other parents.

    Suddenly I don’t feel so alone in the ” sometimes” struggles that feel like suffocation.

    • I hear others parenting.

    This morning, I walked past an older woman of whom I’ve spoken to before. She had a small child with her, and she was instructing, “You always let the girls to first.” Way to go ma’am. That’s chivelry this world’s forgotten. Continue reading “Top 10”

    15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me🌺

    1. I am a twin.
    2. I love rainbows.
    3. I’m 5’5″ tall.
    4. I could live without bacon and the beach.
    5. I only drink Pure Leaf and Gold Peak Tea.
    6. I was born in the evening.
    7. My first pet was a dog.
    8. I played the Saxophone and Clarinet in high school.
    9. I prefer nights.
    10. The only Broadway show I’ve ever seen is Cats.
    11. I want to do Private Investigation work but feel to late to begin.
    12. I am attracted to both genders (Bisexual) and personality (Demisexual).
    13. Seven o’clock is my favorite hour of the day.
    14. I’ve never been drunk.
    15. I’ve been on a cruise.

    Now I will tag 5 people who I hope would share about him /herself. If you choose to participate, please tag 5 people at the end of your post. Have Fun 😄🙃😄🙃

    Must-Have App

    This app is the bomb.Com!! Why? Because it creates the road work to one social media account to the next, saving you TIME and providing much more publishing/marketing for your blog. The roads created are called “APPLETS”

    For example :

    1536233879149   I have linked a road between my Instagram  photos and Twitter. Every time I post a photo on my Instagram, there will be a tweet created and published on my Twitter account. This saves me so much time from logging into each account and posting what I need too. Cool huh??

    WELL THAT’S NOT ALL ☺️☺️☺️☺️1536233953049

    There’s some APPLETS that provide some neat info that you can add to your pages. I love the moon and photography. This particular applet then tweets a photo of space, for me!!! I’m sitting here nursing my coffee levels back up to functionally, and this is busy at work. I LOVE SAVING TIME!

     

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    Here’s the photo from today, published on nasa.gov.

    Theres lots of links available,  and an option to create your own.

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    This app really is awesome. It’s overwhelming at first, but it’s so useful once you become familiar with it.

    😉 good luck

    A Tale as Old As Time

    Something that has fascinated me for years is the ” life ” behind old objects and places. I think my intuitive nature and empath abilities take me on spiritual journeys, but I often can’t find the specific details. If I walk through a cemetery, I imagine how an individual looked, what was his/her profession, how significant their presence was in their society.

    In the black and white faded photos, the old abandon buildings tease my imagination with prestigious women in long stunning ball gowns, and common wives covered in banking flour, sworming the kitchen, trying to finish up the bread banking for the week. I imagine the bedrooms that have nursed the untreatable phenomena, and the streets that have lead soldiers home.

    Old means history, and I appreciate the priceless stories. This morning, while searching Pinterest, I came across a coffee mug I loved. It’s simple but solid.

    Hyperlinked to photo credit

    As most of us know, one pin is attached to a board. The board is listed on a Pinterest page. This super cool cup is on a page called: Retro Planet The coolest collection of antique items are here. By clicking on some images, the visitor its taken to a webpage, where the item can be purchased. I say this because buying such things is a rarity.

    So, for any other history buff, or a coffeeholic looking for a great to mug to add to the collection, here’s an awesome page to check out. Enjoy your trip; return safely 😉

    How the Brain and Personality Provide Protection Against Emotional Distress – Neuroscience News

    A new study reports personality traits can help protect an individual’s brain against symptoms of emotional distress, such as anxiety and depression.
    — Read on neurosciencenews.com/personality-brain-emotional-distress-9773/

    Such a good read=)!!!!

    Spread Kindness against Bullying

    1. News Coverage of Jamel’s Story
    2. Donations Page

    Disagreement Thereafter

    Find Me on Lettrs PO#435120

    She looked at him. He looked at her. Their eyes spoke of places they’ve vacationed, laughs they’ve had, and challenges they’ve triumphed. With a smile, subtle but genuine, she mumbled, “Your hand I will always take. Your heart I will always trust. Your love I will always call home. No matter what disagreement may come. I will always stay in this world of “me & you”… it’s the only place that makes sense. It’s the only place where I am whole.” He kissed her forehead, and the love birds strolled down the beach, hand in hand,.. on that perfect summer evening.

    The Circle Ends

    So why do I say we’ve seemingly forgotten the concept of give and take?

    Because humans decide to do what’s best for him/herself.

    Because humans decide to be selfish and speak/act in such a way that suits his/her needs.

    Now, read that correctly. I said humans.. not “all” humans.

    SO HERE’s the catch:

    Some humans mistreat others.

    Some humans demonstrate ungratefulness and unkindness, violence, and self destruction.

    Some humans speak with arrogance and ignorance.

    And yet, they

    Complain when they’re taken for granted, backstabbed, abused.

    Wear the frown in their “dark and grey” world.

    Are confronted with friction from others, difficulty when needing help, and unforeseen misfortune.

    Possibly have bad health. God Forbid, May pass away too soon.

    What we get is what we deserve. What we give is what will come back to us. Science, Religion, Evolution… every approach tells us this same thing. Our thoughts are real the moment they leave our lips. Our thoughts take life the moment we act on them. In these moments, our thoughts are OUR reality… (hence why reality is seen differently from one person to the next… and each one is correct) … and our reality becomes our life. It’s a choice… what you think… what you give… and in return… a gift or equally a consequence. The choice is ours.

    We should GIVE what we deserve because it’s wholesome and good… and others deserve it too. In turn, we’re all looking out for each other… thus the cycle of our species remains fruitful and strong.

    Friday Fictioneers: Slave Duties

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    Photo Prompt ©️Yvette Prior

    Thelma, Beatrice, and Georgette huddled in the back corner, awaiting the entrance of the Master’s wife , Angelica. She was the Lady of the House, and she conducted strict business with her “house slaves.”

    “I reckon you’re in for an awful slashin!”, Beatrice whispered to Georgette.

    “I pray for her mercy on you. Master & his wife always adding the distaste of untidiness in their stories away from home!”, Thelma added with empathetic eyes.

    “Georgette, come with me! NOW!” Angelica harshly demanded. The night before flashed through Georgette’s mind. Her unexpected visitor charmed her with many sensual distractions.

     

    Quit Being so Sensitive

    If you’ve heard this more times in your life, than you’re own name, You may want to check out this HSP Pinterest Account 💙💚💙

    HSP is known as Highly Sensitive People (plural is person). The common quote all of us has repeatedly heard is “Quit Being So Sensitive!”…. But, I want to suggest you don’t.

    Being Highly Sensitive means you’re able to sense things on a much deeper level. This is a special gift, that was specifically chosen for you. Research, read, and remember your sensitivity is OK!

    Day Six

    Prompt: How do you respond to change?

    Like most people, I hate it. Change creates uncomfortablility. Too much of that at once makes me feel numb. I don’t flip out and act hysterical. I don’t run around screaming and react how one typically would.

    When life hands me the unknown, my brain battles between emotions and logic. It’s vital for me to know certain details. Because I feel so much, the more I know, the more prepared I am to handle situations. Depression can be tough sometimes, but I’ve gotten through some hella high waters.

    Now, on the contrary, I hate monotonous and boring. I have to keep variety in my food choices, art, everything.

    I’m the typical INFJ hate change but constantly changing! 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Drifting off Tonight

    I just wanted to take a minute and say I am so glad I made the decision to begin a blog. As I reconstructed my design, not only did I grow tremendously proud of my dedication, but also, eagerly excited to read that from all of you. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned, simply by wishing to share valuable but unique content, and to better know fellow bloggers. This journey has been so adventurous thus far. I’m really looking forward to growing as a blogger and sharing “just another human” in this trip we call life!

    Have a blessed night!

    MoonChild Nova

     

    Tell Me Your Story

    1533044115114I want to learn about my followers, and anyone who’d like to share:) If any certain number pertains to you, please list it in numerical order in a comment below. Thanks:)