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January 3, 2020
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Wishing all my readers a very happy new year! I am so happy to be with you again! I look forward to sharing many topics with you this year to help you curate joyful and abundant lives for yourselves and your families.

As we move through this year, I’ll be transitioning the blog in small ways to zero in building faithful and abundant lives for black women and women of color. I want to empower you all to create strategies, develop skills, and consistent practices to build abundant and successful lives for yourselves.

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Abundant Living, Featured Category, Mental Health

5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

November 21, 2019

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 Currently, how do you practice gratitude? Today, I want to discuss 5 ways to practice gratitude in our lives. I believe that gratitude is a skill that we all must cultivate.

Consequently, cultivating gratitude allows us to strengthen our mindset, boost self-esteem, build healthier relationships, and develop stronger boundaries.

In the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated the last Thursday of November. During the month of November, most people focus on things they are grateful for and may consider ways they can show gratitude to others.

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Featured Category, Spirituality

Willingness to Please God

November 7, 2019
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Do you have willingness to please God? Is it your desire to be obedient to God’s will for your life? Or do you just want Him to bless your own desires?

 

What is willingness to please God?

The Bible says that, “Without faith, it’s impossible to please God” – Hebrews 11:6. I think that we need faith to be willing to please God. To please God, we must have a heart that wants to please God. Then, with intention, we must create a plan to carry out God’s instructions to us. It is necessary to be intentional and purposeful with our willingness to please God.

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Domestic Violence Awareness

October 24, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I would be remiss if I did not address this very real issue in our communities.

 

What is domestic violence?

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Domestic Violence (DV) is abuse that occurs by one partner against the other to obtain and maintain control over the other partner and the relationship. Domestic violence is also known to some people as intimate partner violence (IPV). DV can be physical and/or psychological. We must remember that race and culture does not exempt from anyone from experiencing DV.

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Featured Category, Mental Health

Morning Routine – Part 2

October 10, 2019
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Disclaimer:

This is the second of 2 blog posts on morning routines!

If you haven’t read the first one, please click here! Last week’s post provided an in depth look at morning routines and the value they provide.

 

Benefits of a morning routine

So, following on the heels of last week’s post read it right here on the definition, usefulness, and the importance of a morning routine, let’s get into the benefits of a morning routine.

  • Discipline – Though we may view the word ‘discipline’ in a bad way. We all need discipline through structure, strategy, and planning. Many of us do not plan, strategize, or organize our lives. This leaves us coasting and existing for days, which turn into weeks, then months, and eventually years.

This type of living has left many people filled with regret, disappointment, discontentment, scarcity, and eventually wishing for a do over.

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