May 19, 2020 (date)
Harlem/ Bedroom (location)
#Perseverance (Bringing to the table)
#Something has to break (song in my head)
Note to self:
God didn't bring you this far to leave you!!!
On days like today when you are doubting the creator who lives in you
Your 2020 vision is looking hazy and you don't know if it will come through
On days like today when your emotions are overwhelming and are suffocating you
Just stop and take a moment to reflect on all that God has already done for you
Know that something is breaking in the heavens and what belongs to you is coming through.
"SOMETHING HAS TO BREAK IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!"
I wasn't always a BADASS, in fact being a BADASS is a position that I grew into over the years. Now it is a title that I have embodied to the fullest. It is a reminder on my low days that I can't stay down, I must push myself into my power position acknowledging who I am.
I Am.. A Brilliant, Attentive, Dedicated, Accomplished, Successful Sister.
How I got this way?
I got tired of living a lukewarm life when the fire inside me was up on high. I had to acknowledge what made me happy and take the steps to maximize those things in my life. Creating the life that you want isn't easy, I am still in the crafting stage, but each day I am learning that there is power that is given to each of us to make our mark on the earth. I am at a place now (#Quarantined) where I have a lot of time to take a closer look at the blueprints for my life, and even though there are many things that are out of our control there are many things that we still have creative license over.
Living your life on Purpose
Being at home has created a platform where we can fall in love with ourselves. again. It is a time for rest, reset, and rejuvenation.
During this time you have an opportunity to appreciate how special you are, bless yourself with affirmations, do things that you love, and enjoy the fact that no one else in this world is like you! You are a BADASS and you won't compare yourself with others any longer.
Questions Of The Day
What have you done today to celebrate the BADASS who lives in you?
Does being a BADASS make you happy?
What do you find yourself doing instead of doing what you are supposed to be doing?
What is a statement of purpose that you can say to yourself on your low days?
Special thanks to all the sis-stars in this video who shared their T.E.A. with me.
Your time, energy and attention is greatly appreciated!
How do you keep moving while you are standing still?
How do you elevate your spirit while freeing your mind?
How do you keep creating when so many around your are facing hard times?
YOU have to keep on going because if you do, everyone who is attached to you will win.
Think of this moment of your life as a relay race and someone just passed you the baton.
Someone needs you right now so Run baby, Run!!!
"I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all." Ecclesiastes 9:11
HEALING YOURSELF WITH T.E.A.
Your T.E.A. (Time, Energy & Attention) is your most valuable asset that you have in this life.
Whether you waste it or use it to heal yourself and others, once it is gone, it is gone forever and cannot be recovered.
Use it well, share it wisely and remember to sip from your cup first!!!
Our TEA Collection
What you put in is as important as what you pour out!
The Tea & The Benefits...
Yogi Ginger DeTox Tea -A known diuretic, it stimulates digestion and can be used to treat kidney and liver ailments. Research has shown that compounds in the root contain anti-diabetic and antioxidant qualities, and it also helps to promote blood circulation on the skin's surface, which improves skin texture and helps to prevent eczema.
Yogi Ginger Herbal Tea - 100% Natural, Supports Digestion, Caffeine-Free. Savor the Tradition of Ginger Tea... Naturally warming, Ginger supports healthy digestion.
Ginger Tea Benefits: Relieves nausea. Improve stomach performance. Reduce inflammation. Fight respiratory problems. Improve blood circulation. Relieve menstrual discomfort. Strengthen immunity. Relieve stress.
Yogi Mango Ginger tea combines zesty Ginger with tropical Mango for a delighful and lively herbal tea blend. BENEFITS: This warming herbal blend combines Ginger, traditionally used to support healthy digestion, with Rooibos to supply antioxidants and support overall health.
According to Ayurveda, tart flavors are stimulating to the digestive system.
Yogi Cinnamon Berry Probiotic Balance tea is a supportive blend of a probiotic. Hibiscus and Cranberry, combined with Hawthorn Berry, Coriander, Cumin and warming Chai Spices is traditionally used to support digestion.
Yogi Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox tea combines Red Rose Petal and Hibiscus Flower for a brightly floral and lightly sweet blend. BENEFITS: Red Rose Petal and Hibiscus - traditionally used in Ayurveda to soothe the skin - combines with antioxidant-rich Green Tea to help support your skin's healthy glow.
Oolong tea may not be as well known as green or black tea, but it has similar health benefits. These include benefits for heart, brain, bone and dental health. In addition, it may boost your metabolism, decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and protect against certain types of cancer.
This all natural herbal tea is bursting with fruit flavor. The combination of tangy hibiscus flowers and luscious cranberry flavor promises to brew up a beautiful ruby red that will surely stimulate and delight your taste buds.
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea Packed With Antioxidants. May help Lower Blood Pressure. May Help Lower Blood Fat Levels. May Boost Liver Health. Could Promote Weight Loss. Contains Compounds That May Help Prevent Cancer. Could Help Fight Bacteria. Flavorful and Easy to Make. Benefits of Cranberry Tea Cleansing goodness for the liver and kidneys; helping with oral and urinary tract health; aiding digestion; and helping to regulate blood pressure .
Bigelow Benefits Teas are designed to fuel your body with good for you ingredients that help support everyday needs. Each soothing tea contains a unique blend of herbs, fruit, flowers and spices designed with your well-being in mind that tastes simply delicious.
Chamomile Tea Benefits Your Health May Improve Sleep Quality. May Promote Digestive Health. Proper digestion is extremely important for your overall health. May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer. May Benefit Blood Sugar Control. May Improve Heart Health. Mango leaves extract can improve the insulin production in your body. Besides that, it also increases the distribution of glucose, which helps in stabilizing sugar levels in your blood. Secondly, these leaves are also rich in many nutrients, such as pectin, fiber and vitamin C.
Benefits of Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea It has Antioxidants. It helps you loose weight. Relieves cramps. stomachaches and colds. Honey vanilla chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps wounds heal faster. Boosts the immune system. Promotes better sleep. Prevents anxiety. Promotes Heart Health and Digestive Health. Treats Respiratory Problem Boosts Metabolism. Prevents cancer, due to the presence of good antioxidants level in honey vanilla chamomile tea, then it has shown the positive result in treating cancer. Regulates blood sugar, due to the presence of good antioxidants level in honey vanilla chamomile tea, then it has shown the positive result in treating cancer.
Sleepytime Classic. This most beloved of herbal teas gets its comforting aroma and perfectly balanced flavor from a blend of soothing herbs, including delicate chamomile, cool spearmint and fresh lemongrass. Wind down your day with Sleepytime® tea! Sleepytime is the original bedtime tea. Chamomile Tea Benefits Your Health May Improve Sleep Quality. May Promote Digestive Health. Proper digestion is extremely important for your overall health. May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer. May Benefit Blood Sugar Control. May Improve Heart Health. Benefits of Spearmint Tea Digestive Upsets. Spearmint is commonly used to help relieve symptoms of indigestion, nausea, vomiting and gas. High in Antioxidants. May Aid Women With Hormone Imbalances. May Reduce Facial Hair in Women. May Improve Memory. Fights Bacterial Infections. May Lower Blood Sugar. May Help Reduce Stress. Benefits of lemongrass tea Relieving anxiety. Many people find sipping hot tea to be relaxing, but lemongrass tea may offer further anxiety-reducing properties. Lowering cholesterol. Preventing infection. Boosting oral health. Relieving pain. Boosting red blood cell levels. Relieving bloating.
- Feel Good Organics. Dandelion root is a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and D, iron, potassium and zinc and has been known to stimulate the appetite and promote digestion. It has also been used to support liver health.
Our Green Tea with Coconut and Ginger is an exotic combination of green teas, coconut, ginger, vanilla and lemongrass, creating a delicious and distinctive tea.
Health benefits of green tea. Contains healthy bioactive compounds. May improve brain function. Increases fat burning. Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers. .May protect the brain from aging. May reduce bad breath. May help prevent type 2 diabetes. May help prevent cardiovascular disease.
The bountiful health benefits of coconut include rehydration (it's packed with electrolytes) and obesity prevention thanks to properties that speed up metabolism. Ginger Tea Benefits: Relieves nausea. Improve stomach performance. Reduce inflammation. Fight respiratory problems. Improve blood circulation. Relieve menstrual discomfort. Strengthen immunity. Relieve stress. People take vanilla to treat intestinal gas and fever. They also use it to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac). In foods and beverages, vanilla is a well-known flavoring, but it is also added to foods to reduce the amount of sugar needed for sweetening. Some people add vanilla to food to help stop tooth decay. Benefits of lemongrass tea Relieving anxiety. Many people find sipping hot tea to be relaxing, but lemongrass tea may offer further anxiety-reducing properties. Lowering cholesterol. Preventing infection. Boosting oral health. Relieving pain. Boosting red blood cell levels. Relieving bloating.
This pleasant-tasting herbal blend supports a healthy immune system response. Taste of sweet and earthy with a refreshing hint of mint. The herbal power is soothing; supports throat health and the respiratory system.
Throat Coat tea provides a protective coating on the membranes that line the throat. Throat Coat tea contains herbs with demulcent action, and in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study it was shown to provide rapid, temporary relief of sore throat pain.
Throat Coat® Lemon Echinacea
Chamomile, Lavender tea has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, stress and depression. ... When combined with chamomile, this tea provides the ultimate support for your digestive system, helping to relieve symptoms of bloating, indigestion, and nausea.
T.E.A with Dee- Time, Energy & Attention Worth Sharing!!!
Until we sip again!!!
My Poem of the Day (It is poetry month:)))
I'm getting back in the game...
I don't know about you, but I am Zooming ahead
To Duo or not to Duo?
Is the essential question of the day.
Why don't you come with me to the Hangout spot
We could Google around while benefitting from some Facetime
Because texting and messenger are no longer enough. DP1
Quotes for the day
The Truth About Our Love
Last weekend I had a breakdown moment, let's blame it on the Corona Virus, but give honor and glory to God for turning my breakdown moment into a breakthrough moment for my marriage. For those of you who know me, you know that I got married at the age of 20 and I am still married today. Am I still in love with my husband? YES!!! Do I have moments when I get frustrated with my marriage and my husband? YESSSSSSSSS! So what do I do in those moments? Moments??? Yes, I've had many moments during my almost 21 years of marriage. When I am in my moments, I cry, write, talk to my sisters, pray, cry some more and write my husband long text messages pouring out my feelings. During my last texting rant, my husband responded in such a way that I felt liberated and renewed in the moment. He said two words that shut everything else down. "FRESH START" How could I keep ranting? (Even though I did for a few more messages:) I was being offered a fresh start by the man who I loved and made a vow to till death do us part. I took it and didn't look back.
SO WHAT DOES A FRESH START LOOK LIKE FOR US?
It started with us doing a few things.
1. We took the the personality test on http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp. This test provided very insightful information about our personalities. My husband and I are both introverts, surprising I know, most people think I am an Extrovert, but I have many moments when I just withdraw from the world and if I am not intentional about coming back out, I can stay there longer than I should. This test also gave us a lens to look through because we both are comfortable being in our own zone, we have to be intentional about setting time aside daily for us. Before Covid19 we didn't acknowledge the effects of this on our marriage, but being home we started to see a pattern that needed to be modified. We could not deny our feelings or actions anymore.
2. Being Intentional about our love One intentional act is requested or suggested from each other daily.
My intentional act for today was to oil and brush Q's beard with my mix of essential oils.
His intentional act was a writing session with me:))) (I will share our session down below.)
3. Staying in the present moment Philippians 3:13
"No, dear brother and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on one thing, forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."
I made a new vow to my husband and that is to stay in the present moment, not looking back, while trusting God that each day given would be better than the day that was left behind. Will this be a perfect process? Heck no, but with God in it, it will not fail!
April 20, 20
Our Tap In: What comes to your heart and your mind when you think about "Our Marriage"?
After jotting our list for a minute, Q made a wonderful suggestion. We decided to put our list side by side so we could see our thoughts together.
Q's List Dee's List
Energy Been together forever
Timing Needs work
Effort My husband
In tune Being a wife
Understanding Takes two
Consistent Willing to try
Pray for our love
After discussing our list we accepted the challenge to use all of our words from our tap in in a piece about our marriage. We chose our style and wrote. Q picked a poem and I did a free write. Both entries are below. I also included a pic of Q's notebook. It was created in 2018 as a dialogue journal for us, but we never really used it. Last night I saw that Q picked it up and started to write in it. I was excited to see him in a place that I run too so often lol. Who knows, maybe he will publish a book one day too.
I believe that love makes sense
I also believe that love takes patience
We have to work hard
Both you and me
Positive effort with positive energy
We definitely have to set out timing soon
Stay consistent to be more in tune
We have to set our goals and keep our commitment
Our love for each other can be strong even in a lot of ways we are different
We will have to work hard with a lot of planning, honest conversation, communication and understanding.
My Free Write:)