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Be in S.H.A.P.E.

What are you doing to Be in SHAPE?

So often, women are busy caring for everyone: children, husband, parents, and co-workers among others that they forget to take care of themselves. They often develop that superwomen complex.  "A woman with a Superwoman Complex constantly needs to prove that she is smart, secure, strong and self-sufficient as defined by Urban Dictionary."  As we approach the holiday season, it is time that you slow down and change things in your life.

The Price of Excitement

The Price of Excitement

Often a girl go to school, get an education, settle into her career, become self-sufficient but there is a longing for something exciting.  She pass over the guys that are “nerdy”, speaks proper English, own a belt and uses it, the guy with real potential.  She is attracted to the bad boy who has assessed her assesses, the physical and more importantly, the financial.  He moves into her space so fast, she has not time to breath. He is that take charge guy.  He tells her what to do, he drives her car whiles she’s at work, and he plays rough.

To My Children onMother's Day


To My Children: I am blessed to have heard from you all today and everyone was well and not in trouble.  That’s the best Mother’s Day gift ever.  I would like to thank each of you for allowing me to have such an active part in your life.  I literally mean that.  I remember entertaining your friends at our house as that was the place to go for food and fun.  Allowing me to be a short order cook.  Everyone had to have a different dish for dinner.  Going on all those school trips. Especially the time I went to the Zoo with Chris class.  I had dressed inappropriately for the weather. I guessed that was pay back for going on that trip.   I talked the teacher into allowing me to go on the trip with the class.  I warned her that if anything happened to any of the kids, I would hold her responsible.  She made room for me on the bus.  We went to the Zoo in Ann Harbor, Michigan.  I had on fancy shoes and a light jacket that day in March. Not so wise a choice.  However, I survived an achy body and bruised feet, but enjoyed the trip. If I had not been at the Zoo, I would have been the best dressed mom on the trip.  However, getting back to exercising:  I was the main taxi cab driver for you guys to school;  being PTA president, participating in the fundraiser, monitoring homework assignments, going to all those recitals, Tae Kwon Do classes, dance classes, football games, and so on.  Then in the summers, we came to North Carolina, where I inherited my nieces and nephews. We went so many places all summer long.  People thought I operated a Day Care Center.  So you can see exercising can be more than pumping iron.  I know Moms all over can say, been there, done that!  “Happy Me Day” and Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

Journey with me in 2014

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step (Lao-tzu).

Are you game? How does a Retreat in Virginia sound?  Lets travel this road together in 2014.  The Journey will begin January through August.  I will explore many topics relevant to life's journey.  I look forward to sharing ideas that will lead to us accomplishing a life desired goal.  I will explore many topics from getting started to obstacles and roadblocks, to reaching your goal.  Life is a journey for those who are not faint of heart.

The Butler

The Butler comes out tomorrow.  Please go to the movie to see this awesome movie.  Reviews appears to be very good.  Lee Daniels and this star power cast is what we have been waiting for:  talent, substance, and entertaining.  Going to the movie on the first day is important.  The media always spot light the top movies.  Get with your friends and have a great TGIF night at the movies.

Healthy Relationship Seminar

Get ready for an exciting event.  Join us for a fun and educational seminar dealing with healthy relationships.  You will be inspired as you interact with other couples and singles participating in a relationship feud game and solving a highly charged mystery.  You will enough a tasty lunch while solving this cliff hanger.  Mark your calendar for February 23, 2013.  Place to be announced soon.

For information call Minerva at 252 258-3522 or leave a note at the website.

An Acquaintance Name Anger

 
I recently meet up with an old acquaintance name anger. He was self righteous, defensive and cantankerous. His justification for his negative attitude was that he was misunderstood. He stressed that he could not get a break, everyone was out to get him.  He cited problems at work, at home and even in his social network.  I quietly listened to him for a while, and then I spoke softly. I suggested that he calm down, talk slowly, think before he act. Then I continued:  People get angry for numerous reasons.

Wake up Everybody!

Today, this song by Harold Melvin/the Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”kept dancing in my head. Here is a little of it:

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.

Hold fast to your dream

Dreams
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes
In these challenging times, we must hold on to our dreams.  We must hold on to possibilities of a better day, a brighter tomorrow.  Moreover, never allow others to steal you ability to dream.  The naysayers will discredit your dreams.  They will fill that space with doubt and fear. To stay focus:  Think it and ink it!

Toss Your Worries


It is almost Friday!  Perhaps it was a week of deadlines, disappointments or surprises.  It is time to relax, release and recharge.  This weekend, do something fun.  Lose yourself in child's play.  If the weather permits, spend time outside.  Go for a walk, smell the flowers, do some yard work or go fly a kite! 
 
"Go fly a kite and tie your troubles to the tail
They'll be blown away by a merry gale,
Go fly a kite and toss your worries to the wind