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It's Okay to Care for Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

July is Mental Health Awareness Month.

We know that there are times when we are just not okay.  Please know that it's normal and it's okay.  We need to learn how to take care of ourselves, reach out to professionals if need be. 
 
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D., states that It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and 

RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON:


RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON:

1. Never shake a man’s hand, sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

Police & Youth Encounter



Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival 
 
1. Be polite and respectful when stopped by the police. Keep your mouth closed.
2. Remember that your goal is to get home safely. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you and your parents have the right to file a formal complaint with your local police jurisdiction.
3. Don’t, under any circumstance, get into an argument with the police.
4. Always remember that anything you say or do can be used against you in court.

My Life Matter

My Life Matter

You are off to a good start.  Stand boldly, declare your right to life, liberty and pursuing your happiness in a world of challenges. How can this be accomplished?

  1. Surround yourself with a diverse group of people.  This will help you develop a world view.
  2. Be careful that your circle of friend do not do you any harm.
  3. Find yourself a mentor and learn from them.
  4. Reach for attainable goals.
  5. Be patient.  Your goals can take a while to achieve.
  6. There are no short cuts in the game called life.

Keep Moving

Keep Moving 

  • To find yourself, you must have a goal and a plan.

  • Keep moving forward.

  • Mistakes reminds us that we are trying.


Racism and Children of Color

 
Racism and Children of Color
 
According to American Academy of Pediatrics, “Racism is a socially transmitted disease passed down through generations.” racism is a pervasive social issue that plays a large role in the environment, children grow up in, the quality of their schools, the air they breathe, the water they drink.  Thus, Racism affects children physically, economically, emotionally, socially and in so many other ways. Children who grow up in neighborhoods exposed to lead, food, desserts, violence are more likely to engage negatively with the police, experience health issues such as asthma, obesity, childhood cancer and diabetes.

Be The Change in Your Day


To Day is Your Day
          
       Make a note about your awesomeness.
       Fake it until you make it.
      Develop a plan to reach your goal.
      Do positive self talk. "I can..."
      Exercise your right to be happy,
      Drink from the cup of hope.
      Mediate, relax and visualize your next move.
      Move!  Nothing can be accomplished if you are sedentary.

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.

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.

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.