April 2015 archive

Word of The Week: Perception

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I fell in love with this word. Odd, I know but I have. When someone told me that “it was my perception” based on how irrational I was reacting one evening in my past life…lol. Since then, I have become mentally repetitious with as to stay in reality. I never realized how diffident this made me even being socially vibrant because my perception of self was just a walking talking contradiction (which many of us are). Now that I have added this luscious word to vernacular in all its simplistic yet complex form; my life went from black and white to color. I prided myself on believing that the things I imagined all made sense and yes some of it did but a lot of things were self-righteous leaving me unaware of how unattractive this unconscious attribute I possess. A repellent if you will. I now work to be more observant of my thoughts and behaviors that could send me back into a warped reality.

Tell me, have you perceived something to be that was not and it rendered you with a scarred ego? Leave your comments and stories below! I look forward to hearing all about them.

Over The Hump: Hump Day Funnies

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This week’s Hump Day Funnies is Rebel Wilson……we simply love her transparency of life and humor! Rebel can surely get you over the hump of the midweek! We are excited about Pitch Perfect 2 coming to theaters soon. Check out a few clips below and get your funnies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LoveMeMore Series: It All Starts With You!

 

 

 

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I am sure you are asking what is LoveMeMore Series and why does it start with me? Well, let me take you back about three years when I was stumbling through life and life said no more of dance….let’s change the music. Actually, most of my life was me stumbling through with no clear level of consciousness. I was a mother of beautiful little girl and I had so much unresolved issues blocking me from being a great mother, better daughter and hindering my evolution of being a woman. My perception was as long as I did just enough to say I was a good person that life would just happen to me yet not taking real responsibility for choices I made – blaming my past for why I had not achieved success. A reality check was in my near future and I could not predict what the future would look like this. I was always ambitious but belabored my failures and traumas to deem me unworthy of success. It was not until someone who I had admiration for (that turned into adornation) asked me: “what do you want?”. I had never heard someone say that to me or if I had then this was the only voice that carried it with sincerity. It is a question I wake up everyday asking myself which was the beginning of the shift in my life to get me to face myself. Although, this has not been an overnight success of transformation, I get more clear about the life I want to create for myself by asking myself the hard questions and answering them in reality…..digging underneath the surface of the facade I was living.

In these series posts, I will tackle the main realms that make us whole if maintained and balanced in harmony with the equation responsibility + awareness + action = ABUNDANT RESULTS mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, social and sexual. We hope to inspire change by facing our own challenges, obstacles and making improvements in areas in our lives to cause the ripple of changes in the lives of others. We are not alone but we all have to step if we want to see real change. There are many out there making strenuous strides in the cause and effect of authentic awareness that we have not seen in quite some time.

I will leave you with a video that made me more aware of the gridlock that I was causing in my own life by not taking more responsibility and having more gratitude for the blessings that were right in front of me. SocietyKeeper is here to show you a glimpse into the life you can have if you step up and step into life. You are creating…….

 

Over The Hump: Hump Day Funnies

 

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Over The Hump: Hump Day Funny Man – Emmanuel Hudson

 

 

One of my favorite things I loved when I was a kid was to get the Washington Post Sunday paper – the comics (Washington Post’s Arts & Living Comics)! They had all kinds of comic strips to read and my two favorite to keep up with was Dennis The Menace and Apartment 3-G (don’t judge me). Now that I am older and internet has taken over, I haven’t been inclined to continue on with my favorite pastime. I do love various forms of comedy from romantic comedies and live shows. Some of my favorite comedians – Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and I can not forget the entire Wayans clan. Women, who are making some noise on the comedy circuit, Melissa McCarthy, Kim Whitley, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, young Zendaya, Queen Latifah and many others. Laughter truly feeds the soul and spirit. If you ask me when more funny can bring more healing to the world that so desperately needs it.

So here’s what I have decided, instead of waiting until Sunday to get my dose of humor and funny, I am bringing it to Hump Day! Not only will I add strips from the previous Sunday paper but I will do one of my favorite things to do…..feature rising comedians/actors/skits from various social media platforms such as Instagram.

This week was hard to choose who would be featured first because let’s face its some hilarious people on social media and building their brands and audiences this way. So this week, we decided to go with Emmanuel Hudson! Emmanuel and his brother, Phil have been at it for several years with their skits and parodies. Emmanuel has also made appearances on Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ Out show on MTV. Take a look at some of our favorite Instagram posts and their YouTube channel. Funnies to get you over the hump!

 

When it comes to comedy, Emmanuel is building up to be one of the funniest of this generation. Click on the links to view some of Emmanuel’s hilarious Instagram video!! Be sure to follow him on IG too @emanhudson

#itsnotthatserious Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

#itsnotthatserious Itsy Bitsy Spider

#cornyjokesfordays Why was the cellphone drunk?

#itsnotthatserious Mary Had A Little Lamb

Under The Influence: Weekend Recap

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I have to dial in and just say that this past weekend was a humbling one. I was supposed to go to New York City with my bestie and kick back and enjoy the city and I am sure it would have been a blast, we are always laughing – great conversations where I always walk away reflecting. However, I must say I am glad that it was my divine destiny to stay home. To kick off my weekend, Friday I attended the first event date scheduled for Trent Shelton’s “Under His Influence” Tour, creator of RehabTime, an . I am so grateful that Washington, DC was the first stop; the event was held at the Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lansburgh, located on blocks 7th and E (check out Shakespeare’s website calendar, Shakespeare Theatre). Getting into the city is always a plus for me, so this was a great reason to hope on the Metro and enjoy the atmosphere.

Anyone who follows RehabTime knew this event was more of insight and confirmation that on your quest to fulfillment and purpose, you are healing from years of negative scarring and wounds and that had become a parasite on your spirit. As the weekend went on, reflection into where I lack and limit myself – I was humbled. Here are a few things am facing and starting the hard, awkward, raw question:

1. What other people think or say about me drives how I operate in living fully in my purpose and this is limiting my potential for growth.

2. That we all operate on the surface level of our issues and that if we do not learn to start digging more into our truth, we will always be lost.

3. In business and in personal relationships, you can not be afraid to ask the hard, raw questions.

4. When you learn to surrender what you think your life should be to what life is moving you towards, you may never live a happy life.

5. Media has been more of the catalyst in defining what we think we should want for ourselves and we are more unconscious of how we are being influenced.

6. Most of us are addicted to something and running from something. We need to stop running and start healing.

7. Our past, our present and our future is created by the power of our thoughts and our words invoke POWER. We are unbalanced because our thoughts and words are unbalanced. We have spent generations passing on warped perceptions of how reality can be.

8. When you decide to change, transform and evolve; you will begin to see how the people around you look different, think different and live limited lives. You become more aware of how you are no longer equally yoked with them but you can still love them and not judge them because their season for growth has not begun.

9. My spiritual evolution is far from over but this is the greatest time in our history to become more awaken to truth.

10. I am continuing to do myself and the world a great disservice but not living more in my purpose and lower myself to a lower vibration that is no longer suited for the movement that is to come.

 

As a society, we have some major work to do and I am making the commitment to have the conversations and do the digging that is required in order to truly see the change we seek. We are the keepers and we have the power of influence, all of us. Ask yourself: What do you want your influence to be?

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