Musings

Musings about things that affect our everyday lives and the world around us.

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    The Power of Doing Your Soul’s Work

    Good morning! Today let’s consider that creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. Ambition is only understood if it is to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords them the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to their potential – as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You will be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not,…

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    Moving Through, Moving On & Growing

    Hi friends! Today let’s consider how long are we going to hold on to the things that are not working in our best interests? Things that are not fulfilling? Things that are no longer productive? How long are we going to overdo, over-give, or overindulge, trying to convince ourselves and others that we are worthy? Perhaps today is as good a day as another to let go of others and grab onto our Self. Perhaps today is the day that we will find the courage and the strength to start being worthy.  Life is not about doing what will make others believe we are worthy. Nor is it about denying…

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    Black History is Our History

    Hi again friends & neighbors!  While we are all celebrating OUR history, Black history this month & always, I am reflecting on my family’s personal history, legacy, and future. First a little backstory… 2019 was a year… I mean it was a MUTHA of a year. You may already know that we lost my dear sweet & sassy Grandmother Feb. 1, 2019 & laid her soul to rest on Feb. 8, 2019.  It was fast (literally 3 weeks), it was unexpected (she was in the garden just days before), and it was so very heartbreaking for us all. For me it was also a time of reflection, life was suddenly…

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    Let’s Talk About Self-Worth

    Hey there friends. Today let’s consider that a truly healthy sense of self-worth is more than a head trip. Self-worth requires more than repeating flowery affirmations to convince ourselves that we believe certain things about us. Self-worth is NOT a by-product of other’s opinions about us and our abilities. Self-worth is an understanding on the intellectual level, trusting at the heart level, and accepting at the soul level that we are worthy just because we believe that we are. When we understand what a gift it is to be alive, we will know that we are worthy. Once we understand that we can trust ourselves to be a unique expression…

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    5 Morning Rituals To Start The Day Off Right

    Morning y’all! Notice I didn’t say “good morning”.   I do think everyday is a good day because it’s a gift we are not guaranteed to get.  But if I’m being honest, I am not a morning person.  Anyone who knows me will tell you that & to beware until you see me with coffee in my hand! I’m not that bad but mornings have never been my best time.  Lately though I’ve been able to get more done & feel much better about facing my day – good days & bad – by just following a few steps every single morning. 5 Ways To Start The Day Off Right 1.…

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    Taking A Step Into Self-love & Acceptance

    Good morning friends. Today let’s consider that it’s difficult to be around people who are trying to be perfect—perfectly healthy, perfectly polite, perfectly poised, perfectly controlled. Remember that being human means being imperfect, being flawed. [click_to_tweet tweet=”being human means being imperfect, being flawed” quote=”being human means being imperfect, being flawed”] Let’s allow ourselves to just be. Let others be. If we are so inclined, let’s slouch in our chairs. Eat with the wrong fork. Laugh out loud. Stand up and reveal who we are and know that we’re good enough. [click_to_tweet tweet=”Freedom is just a small step away—a step into self-love and acceptance. When we take it, others will follow.”…

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    Do You Know The Face Of Mental Illness?

    Every year during Mental Health Awareness Month, I write about some aspect of mental health – being an advocate, getting involved, taking the pledge, volunteering.  It’s the last day of May & I haven’t done my usual post. This year I had a hard time with what I would say – I mean I can keep telling you the same things so much until you either do it (that would be AWEsome) or stop paying attention (I definitely don’t want that). I kept wracking my brain, looking for a sign – because usually these things just come to me. I noticed that I was seeing lots of stories & social media posts…

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    Use Your Gifts to Serve Others

    In a women’s forum I attend, we recently talked about how people will question everything you do – from your choices in fashion to your family to your career. One of the ladies mentioned that someone had recently asked her why she chose her profession, why she didn’t want to do something else that paid more or was less stressful. Her answer was “it’s what I was called to do at this stage of my life.” What an amazingly simple & accurate answer. This world we live in is so competitive & full of comparisons that it was good to know other people believe that we all have our “place”,…

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    Who Do You Expect To Meet Your Needs?

    Do you ever stop & think about the pressure we put on others to meet our needs?  What about the pressure we put on ourselves to possess things that we think will meet our needs & make us happy? Whether it’s in our personal relationships – does the perfect gift makes us feel loved? In our professional lives – does a promotion or job title make us feel important or worthy? In our homes – does more “stuff” or more expensive “stuff” make us feel safe, secure, or complete? Today I have insight about identifying & meeting our needs.  Are we looking in the right places? Who do you expect…

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    What Can We DO When We Feel Powerless?

    Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an inspirational quote from my cousin The Chaplain.  So sorry I’ve been slipping on that, but now he’s back at it & I’m back to posting his gems. As usual, this is a great one. “Today, let’s consider if [whether or not] we are feeling powerless? Have circumstances taken a turn we don’t like? Do we feel there’s nothing we can do to make today better? One power that’s always available to us is the power to love ourselves. [clickToTweet tweet=”One power that’s always available to us is the power to love ourselves.” quote=”One power that’s always available to us is…