Archive | March 2012

Some Days….


Some days I feel so overwhelmed and lost that I forget which way is left and right. I lose track of time. I get confused at the littlest things. I’m told this is old age. Who knows maybe I am getting old. I think however that when I get like this, it is my mind and body telling me to slow down. To breath.

Often times I go through my day, I’m sure like many of you, in a blur. Not able to recall what exactly I had done 5 mins from this point in time. I have to laugh at myself when I say something to someone and 30 mins later they may repeat it and I look at them like they are crazy cause I don’t remember saying it.

Life just gets to plum busy!

Right now my life is consumed with the book launch of When I Am Her. I’m so very excited to be co-hosting it with another beautiful Her. It is going to be an amazing turn out and we are going to have so much fun, as well I’m sure as shed some tears.

I’m looking forward more than anything to seeing all the beautiful women in the audience transform their lives one at a time. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to take the first step towards being a new woman! They are about to realize strength where they never thought they had it. To see themselves through the eyes of their friends instead of themselves. Which if we are all honest we are so hard on ourselves, our friends however see all the good in us that we refuse to accept. They will also realize dreams they had forgotten they even had.

I am a little nervous to be speaking in front of the 30-40 women that are supposed to show up. But I’m not half as nervous as I am just plain excited. This night is going to be the catalyst of so many wonderful and great things to come for Her Nation and for women all around the world.

I absolutely love the direction my life is going right now and can’t wait to see where God takes me from here.

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Mother Nature


Woke up to snow this morning and it is only two days before spring break. I don’t know, but I think Mother Nature is confused or possibly PMSing. Her mood swings are starting to get annoying though. Where is the sunshine heck I’ll even take the rain. I mean are you kidding the kids schools are on a two-hour delay for snow in SPRING! LOL This is toooooo funny. Okay my rant is over. 🙂

I’m Coming Out!


The words to this song absolutely express where I am at in my life…I’m ready to take the world by storm. I’m ready to break free and break out of my box. Do I hit road blocks from time to time and get down on myself, yupe sure do. But I am so ready for more. “There’s a new me coming” ohhh yes yes there is, one day at a time, one step at a time, one change at a time, but “there’s a new me coming”.  I am so much more than what the naked eye see’s, there is so much more to me you just have to take the time to be able to see. When you look at me, open not just your eyes but your heart and you will see all that I am, not all that I could be. I’m ready for the world to see me, to look past the shell of my flesh, to dig deep into the person I am, the person that makes some people uncomfortable to see. I’m ready to break free.

“I’m coming out”, out of my shell, out of my jail, out of my insecurities, out of my broken-ness, out of my anger, out of my shame, out of my pity, out of my denial. “I’m coming out” for all the world to see, I’m not just another woman sitting on the sidelines allowing life’s judgements to shape me. I’m not about to allow the world to mold me anymore. “I’m coming out”, I’m moving up and I’m moving on. No more sitting stagnant waiting for the world to give me what I want. Time to take it. Time to show the world, I can do it, but most importantly time to prove it to myself.

I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross

I’m coming out
I’m coming
I’m coming out
I’m coming out
I’m coming out
I’m coming out

I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show

There’s a new me coming out
And i just had to live
And i wanna give
I’m completely positive
I think this time around
I am gonna do it
Like you never do it
Like you never knew it
Ooh, I’ll make it through

The time has come for me
To break out of the shell
I have to shout
That I’m coming out

I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show

I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show

I’ve got to show the world
All that I wanna be
And all my abilities
There’s so much more to me
Somehow, I have to make them
Just understand
I got it well in hand
And, oh, how I’ve planned
I’m spreadin’ love
There’s no need to fear
And i just feel so glad
Everytime i hear:

I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
I got to let it show

Fat Chance by Julie Hadden


Book Review –  Fat Chance by Julie Hadden

In the book Fat Chance by Julie Hadden, Biggest Loser runner up in season 4, Julie talks about her time on the ranch, her transformation physically, mentally, and spiritually, and she encourages and motivates her readers with her heart felt truths. I would greatly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with their weight and needs inspiration to make a healthy change in their life. As I was reading Fat Chance I felt connected to Julie in so many ways, her struggles were not her own it was as if she was me. Julie says in the book “I’d be shopping at Target with Mike and would catch sight of a friend I hadn’t seen in years, but instead of approaching to say hi, I’d hide behind the clothing rack until I was sure she was gone so that she wouldn’t see how terrible I looked” (Fat Chance, 2009). When I read that I felt her pain, her shame, her embarrassment and I understood her struggle because two years ago I had done the exact same thing. My heart cried with her as she shared her struggles and rejoiced with her in her triumphs. She reminded me that I am worth it and that I can be the change I need in my own life. I leave you with this quote from Julie’s book, “You are worth the life you long to live. You are capable of bringing it to pass. And the time has come for you to finally bet on YOU to win” Jillian Michaels.

Excuse number #1 – I forgot

I Won’t Let Go


I bought the Rascal Flatts CD, “Nothing Like This” today and I was just casually listening, enjoying the music and then BAM! The last song comes on and I’m in tears listening to the beautiful words. You know when you find that song that you just keep playing over and over again. This was that song; I couldn’t get enough of it.

I just kept imagining being stuck in this point in life, feeling hopeless and lost, and someone reaching down and pulling me to my feet. Telling me “I will dry your eyes, I will fight your fight, I will hold you tight”. Can you just put yourself in someone else’s shoes right now or maybe this is even you. Someone who is struggling, who feels there is nothing left, they can’t fight anymore, they have shed their last tear, they just want it over. Then can you imagine for just one moment someone putting their hand out to you, pulling you into their arms and telling you “I will fight your fight”
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The relief those words would give this person, the thought of not being alone, of having someone by their side, of not having to be strong all the time.

That is what God does for us. He fights our fights. He dries our tears. He holds us tight. He wants to take on the burden for us, if we just give it to Him. It hurts Him to see us suffering, He calls out to us over and over again but we don’t listen. He knows we are in a dark place and wants to pull us out of it, but instead he waits to catch us because we choose to stay where we are. God is our rescuer, our healer, our provider, our comforter, if we just open our heart to Him. He is waiting.

Now I realize this song isn’t about God, but when I listened to it God is all I heard speaking to me. Take a listen. I’ve included the lyrics so you don’t miss anything. 🙂

I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts

It’s like a storm
That cuts a path
It’s breaks your will
It feels like that
You think your lost
But your not lost on your own
Your not alone

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
If you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go

It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh it finds us all
And we’re too small
To stop the rain
Oh but when it rains

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let you fall

Don’t be afraid to fall
I’m right here to catch you
I wont let you down
It wont get you down
Your gonna make it
Yea I know you can make it

Cause I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
And I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go

Oh I’m gonna hold you
And I wont let go
Wont let you go
No I wont

Tyler Perry at Whitney Houston’s Funeral


I got online today looking for an inspirational song, something to lift the spirit, to push me through the day, something I could hold onto when I felt discouraged.

Instead I came across this video of Tyler Perry speaking about Whitney at her funeral and my heart was touched. I got excited, because this woman who had this amazing God given talent, struggled so much in life. She made wrong choice after wrong choice and although to us she had everything, to her there was still something missing. However, through everything she put herself through the one thing that never waiverd was her faith in God. Her trust in God. Her need for God in her life.

My heart is so touched by this. I hope you are able to hear the message I heard when I listened to Tyler speak. I don’t want to tell you the message I heard because I believe that we all will get exactly what we need out of this. I believe that God will place in our heart what we need at the exact moment we hear it and that may be different then the message I heard. So I do not want to influence the spirit but encourage it by saying LISTEN. Don’t think, don’t judge, just listen and open your heart to what God has for you.

Have a blessed day.


Loved this action plan and had to share. We have to treasure the little pleasures in life, because those little pleasures one day will be the memories that push you through. If we continue to take life for granted we will by default be taking ourselves for granted. Stop. breath. dance. live.

Life Is Color

 Right now

This very moment. This is just one out of a seemingly endless round of moments that make up your life.  How you fill these segments in time becomes your story.

It can be difficult sometimes to weed out the minutiae and  it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day trivialities and miss what is truly important.  This often happens with me.  Life in this modern world can get stressful especially during “interesting” times like these.

During my recent “bout of wicked overdoneness” I was forced to slow down.  This allowed me to catch my breath and really see what was truly going on.  I realised that little by little I was missing the small things.  Life’s little pleasures that I enjoyed so much.   I  didn’t notice they were disappearing until they were gone.

 I have been trying to appreciate the small things whenever and wherever I can find them. Sometimes it’s not easy, I’m a sensitive person and I…

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