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Inspirational Weekend Update: Mission Good Deed

 

Another weekend has passed and how busy it was, when you have a family the to do list grows and grows and it seems like it doesn’t end. But last week I said I was going to do some good deeds, well honestly I only accomplished one, but the mission was to do a good deed. Continue reading “Inspirational Weekend Update: Mission Good Deed”

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Inspirational Weekend: Planning Stuff & Good Deeds

 

Hey everyone, this weekend is going to be really busy for me as I’m going through some family restructuring phases and planning ahead for blogging so I can keep providing everyone with valuable content. Some days I will not be posting but when I do I want to make sure what I share is worth reading. Also working on other side projects that will allow me to be more creative. So I just want to say thank you for tuning into my blog I really, appreciate you all!

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So starting this weekend I’m going to experiment as much as I can with doing good deeds. For me the challenge will be to do them hopefully without the recipient knowing it was me.

I’ll be doing a followup post to let you know what I experienced and felt as I am working on shifting the way I perceive the world by giving to others.

Hope you join me this weekend and do a Good Dead mission, and if you do let me know how it went, I would love to hear your story!

Have a great weekend!

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Book Review: Anything You Want

I am a big fan of listening to books online and I highly recommend listening to them if you’re an extremely busy person. I just finished this audio book called: Anything You Want by Derek Sivers.

Great listen for anyone who is aspiring to be and do more in their lives, and not just walk in a single file line of life.

It’s a great book not only for entrepreneurs but for everyone. Derek tells his story about how he launched his own small business and watched it grow and evolve, he had many success and failures along the way but perseverance and persistence and just running the company the way wanted was the key to his success

Click the link to learn more: Anything You Want, 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Things Got Heated In The Kitchen

I thought I would share today’s experience as it was rather odd and I don’t really know what to think about it, besides of the fact someone was having a really horrible day.

So a co-worker and I were thinking about a place to go for lunch and I had a mentioned a great Filipino food place that was not too far away from work. So we went there and arrived, the guy who works at the counter was very friendly and remembered me from the  last time I ate there which was about 2 weeks ago.

So my co-worker and I ordered and sat down at a table close to the entry way. We were having a great conversation about work and outside projects when not too long after we sat down, you could hear an argument in the kitchen, I mean this was a heated argument. No pun intended, but it got so heated everyone in the restaurant turned around to look towards the back to see if there were going to be any pots and pans flying through. My co-worker and I looked at each other and was ready to bolt out of there not knowing how mad the guy was in the back or how far he was going to take his anger.

The nice gentleman in the front counter looked distressed, worried and embarrassed. I felt horrible that all of this was happening especially knowing the nice man felt helpless. So about 5 minutes later the whole kitchen staff, three guys and a lady came out of the kitchen pushing out one of the guys, I am assuming he was the guy yelling.

Finally things calmed down a bit and most of the customers left during the quarrel. My co-worker and I stayed through it. After a while the man calmed down and left, that’s when we left to go back to the office. But before we left, I thanked the man at the counter for a wonderful meal, and that I would be back again soon. He smiled and said thank you very much and sorry for the scene. I said no worries, it seems like that guy is extremely passionate about cooking.

The only takeaway I have for this story is that it’s probably not good to be mad while cooking or near food. Cooking is energy and anger and frustration will give off its own energy as well. Not to say the food will be tainted with evil, but it probably wasn’t given the  love and attention it could have received. I don’t think that cook made our food as a woman brought it out but she wasn’t part of the 3 men and a lady from the argument.

Overall I’m just glad no one got hurt. The whole incident was bizarre but interesting at the same time. Just thought I share my experience for today.

A Mini Motivator Tip

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We all have those moments where we throw our hands up and we toss the towel right into the dirty towel bucket. There are occasions where you should quit something, when there’s abuse, harm, or something that causes pain. Quit those things immediately!

But the “Don’t quit” I’m referring to, are things we want to achieve. That’s our desires, our goals, and our interests in things that we want to make our lives better and the lives of others as well. Do what makes your heart sing, don’t quit on something you know you can achieve. Take more risks, you have to in order to progress!

I hope you all go for it, as I was given some nice advice today from: DM Pointless Overthinking Please check out this blog when you have time, the author is very encouraging and engaging with the readers.

Also check out another great post by The Godly Chic Diaries about never giving up.

Know what you want and take action. Don’t quit, Do it!

Broke Up With Anxiety, Still Tries To Visit On Occasion.

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I broke up with anxiety and it still tries to visit.
But I don’t answer the door anymore.

Anxiety and depression has been something I have struggled with for many years, all starting in my 20’s when I learned that the world was not safe and I was no good. I can’t really tell you where that came from, it could have been the environment I lived in or my belief systems from growing up where I didn’t fit in the world because of basically everything about me was wrong.

Once I reached my 30’s, my perspective about how I perceived myself shifted. There were times where I felt like life was finally getting better. I was growing up allot more and I realized that had more control to figure a way to make life better. Seeking to get outside of my self and be around like minded people. Meditation helped me through as I didn’t want to take pills or antidepressants. I figured I had to try everything to work with Anxiety and get to the root issue of why I was having episodes.

Then my 40’s hit and I was in a time of my life where I was supposed to be blissfully happy when I found out I was pregnant at the ripe young age of 39. The feeling of bliss did occur, although I was sick through the whole thing, puking, nausea, heart burn, gas and acid reflux as the cherry on top. I made it through the 9 months and I was happy to be pregnant and also very happy when my son was born.

Then there was a dark period I will not forget, the experience of getting a c-section and not getting that storybook moment with the baby on your chest for bonding. I remember being cut open and my baby getting checked out and prepped. I remember being disappointed that I couldn’t have him natural.

The feeling of failing as a new mom carried on for almost 10 months. My hormones where out of order due to being drugged up on pain meds and then my body trying to adjust after all of that and being pregnant. Believe me, that was an experience I wish on no one.

I did seek out help and got 2 types of healing, one was a traditional counselor and the other was reiki energetic healing which I still do today. Seeking help got me through some tough times and I am glad I did.

Life does get hard at times no matter how much you try to stay positive. The reality is it’s impossible to feel uplifted and happy all of the time. You will go through tough times, you will experience some form of depression, it is life.

We all have things we wish didn’t happen to us, we all have been through allot of shit one way or another. But for my experiences, growth was necessary and looking back on all the things I thought was horrible was actually a deep learning experience and maybe a soul experience to grow or have a better understanding about myself. I am a good person, great mom, talented, worthy of love, and beautiful.

Now that my son, who is almost 3 and I am thankful I have him in my life and I fight the life battle for him. He will go through many challenges in his life and I will too. But he will know he is never alone and never will be. None of us really are.

When anxiety does try to push it’s way through, I take time to understand the feeling and the issue that’s causing it. Look at it from the outside in and shift the way I perceive that situation our thought. Then I add some music, meditation and a good laugh to feel better.

Thank you for reading my story. I hope this it helps someone. If you need help, seek it. Someone out there really wants to help you.

Take care and have a great week everyone!

 

 

Motivation Morning Cup of Joe…Decaf

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“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”

Do you ever feel inspired in a certain part of the day as if you could do just about anything and you seem to have regained hope for a better road ahead? For me it’s always in the morning after I get up, get ready for work, go out the door as I get into my car and drive off to start my day.

For some reason, I feel like as if I could conquer the world as I take along my confidence in a successful day. As short as the feeling goes throughout the day when the routine of life kicks in, this burst of motivation does help me stay focused and positive.

My mission this week is to continue to explore new possibilities and to push my self a little bit harder in trying something new.

Let’s do this together, think of something you want to try or do something spur of the moment this week that is out of your comfort zone. It could be a simple gesture such as paying it forward someway or try a new food that you are scared to try!

I’ll share my updates with you and if you would like to share please feel free to do so!

Have a great week ahead and what ever you try, have fun with it!