…when goals and effort unite, a serious Glow Up takes place!Read More
Deeply saddened by the passing of Anthony Bourdain. Here I share about the ways he impacted my life, even from a distance. Let us give people their roses while they can still smell them; you never know it could save their life.Read More
…Self-Care is an act of love…Read More
...Come. Let's all live our best lives!Read More
We are out to find some happy in each day. Join us!Read More
You are worthy in every stage of your life.
You don't achieve your dreams and THEN become worthy of recognition or celebration.
It is there all along for the taking.
You are worthy when you dream.
You are worthy when you plan.
You are worthy when you start.
You are still worthy when you fail.
You are just as worthy when you fail as when you succeed.
You are worthy every step of the way toward the makings of your dreams.
Toward the birthing of your vision.
You are worthy when it rains. You are worthy when there is a drought.
You are worthy when someone fills your head with doubt.
You are worthy when you go left.
You are worthy when you go right.
You are worthy when you act out of character
For it is in those moments you can decipher the dark from the light.
You are worthy when you don't feel like it.
You are worthy when you take a break.
You are worthy when life feels like ongoing heartache.
You are worthy when you get back up.
You are worthy when you are feeling down.
You are worthy worthy worthy.
Think it. Feel it. Breathe it. LIVE IT. Believe it.
Now go and paint the town. 💜
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." (full moon vibes tonight)
Hi There My Food Lovers!
I wanted to send you and your families some love and light. I went to write the date today and realized it is March. February flew past! How was your month?
My February was great. Why you ask? Because I learned so much! I got to learn about other people, from other people, study other cultures, try new foods and share food and cooking with others; and write! I've been writing more personally and professionally. Work and school have been in complete alignment with the other and I've been listening to my Soul Cries. February is a month of Superbowl parties, Valentine Love and Black History. Since the first two areas are not my forte, I chose to pick a sport and practice full blown self care and love. The kind of love you give to yourself without telling others or advertising...or asking for permission to do that which sets your soul on fire! I also concluded there isn't a sport I don't like, so it was hard to choose one. I ended up focusing on athletes and their stories. I love a good story and learning what makes a person who they are.
All of February has been filled with intentions and focus. Setting a foundation (and plates) for the upcoming months. Every month I challenge mySelf to something. This month it will be to have a Meaningful March. In listening carefully to my Soul Cries, I have a decided that everything I do or say be of importance and align with my purpose and my vision...and to remain quiet when it is not! (This is the key to intentional living: listening then doing) You see it is in the silence that we can hear everything. Answers unfold. Words speak. Details are revealed. People's behaviors and silent thought about you come to the light. Many things happen in silence, and even greater things come to pass when we take the time to listen and follow through with what is shown to us. Today I invite you to join me in this challenge.
Choose a goal, or a piece of your vision and position yourself to be in full alignment with it. Dare to dream and create! Dare to go above and beyond what is asked of you. Dare to be courageous and unapologetic in the pursuit of your passions! Share your talents. Create a sacred space. Write that book. Encourage someone who's been on your heart. Practice listening. Face reality even when it hurts and follow through with what is being whispered to you and through you. I challenge you to make everyday meaningful to you. My prayer is that as the days go on and you walk with purpose that you feel and bask in the power and glow of your natural light.
I look forward to hearing your results and thoughts! Feel free to find me on Instagram/Facebook as we embark on these journeys together. I'll be posting as the spirit moves me :)
The Smitten Chef
A delightful piece of advice:
Good Afternoon My Food Lovers!
Woke up this morning with a song in my heart, unsure of how to sing it, but still declaring to sing loudly. While getting dressed, I saw a quote that read "Live in such a way that life itself has a crush on you." I felt this was my answer. Perfect timing. Divine response. I'll take it!
We all know how it is to have a crush on someone. Can't stop thinking about them. Want the best for them. Wake up happy and praying for their well-being and joy. I love having a crush on someone; it brings me to a special space where I commune with God and all things good in hopes that energy travels in their direction. Crushes bring about a natural high.
Today, I took a moment and wrote down the first few thoughts that came to mind when I have a crush on someone. What I do, how I feel. Things like that. It went sort of like this:
- I think about them.
I look my best around them.
I flirt with my crush.
I give my crush a lot of my attention and time.
I want the best for my crush.
After that, I took everything I wrote about my crush, and flipped it around to align with the quote. I got so excited. WHAT IF LIFE DOES HAVE A CRUSH ON ME? The answers followed:
- Life thinks about me! Often and in the sweetest of ways.
Life dresses up for me. By that, I mean life wears its very best for me and according to the events planned for everyday living. *Dressed to DANCE and DINE*
Life flirts with me. Whispers sweet nothings to me. Encourages me. Dances with me. Dines with me. Feeds my soul and nurtures my spirit. Life loves me. Day in. Day out.
Life gives me a LOT of attention and time. It is gentle with me...and when it becomes rough, life wraps its loving arms around me. Life takes good care of me...and in return, I choose to take good care of it.
Life wants the very best for me! All days and in all ways.
That felt good to write. Now, knowing life really does have a crush on me, would I behave any differently to keep its attention?
Today, I welcome you to take a moment and place yourself in a space where you are in complete alignment with what living and crushin' on life looks and feels like to YOU. Then I challenge you to walk in that space and hold that energy and vibration each and everyday for as long as possible. If you need a boost, remember what it's like to grab and hold the attention of your crush. :)
The Life You Want, Wants You Too.
The Smitten Chef
Below is a copy of the PDF I created as an outline to answer the questions. Feel free to print and answer for yourself. Enjoy!