appreciate yourself

1. “I Exist.”
Repeat, “I exist” during your morning meditation to help harness your ability to identify your self-existence. As you start to chant, or silently say to yourself, “I Exist”, you are becoming present in the current moment. Practice being non-judgmental toward yourself. Try “I Exist” to restore your mind before you embark on your busy day.

2. “I am powerful.”
By chanting, “I am powerful” you are defining your ability to control any situation through your thoughts. You recognize that you are in control of your destiny and are able to see that your gifts and abilities fuel your internal power. Your absolute happiness lies in your power to choose positivity. Notice how “I am powerful” fills you, then repeat. Try “I am powerful” when you need to bring your ‘A game’… before a meeting, job interview, presentation, or an exam.

3. “I Love.”
Try repeating “I love” as your morning mantra. Every time you exhale you will think, or even say, love. You will start to realize that the things you love pop into your head as you repeat it! Try this if you are feeling down, impatient or defensive.

4. “Om”
OM is the most universal mantra. When you chant “Om,” you are creating a powerful sound and vibration. Ancient sages identified Om (or aum) as the most elemental sound, representing infinite universal consciousness. They were (and so can you) able to hear the subtle vibrations produced by everything in nature – wind, thunder, water, and recognized that these sounds are a manifestation of spirit into matter. Try chanting “Om” in the morning before getting out of bed, before and after your yoga practice, or when you’re looking to dive deeper into a situation or project. If you are feeling spaced out and disconnected, chanting “Om” will help ground you before you start your day.

5. “I am.”
You are all! You are Om. To chant “I am” is to sit and acknowledge your divinity. You, in your space, as yourself. Contained within each of us is everything, and everything is expressed through us. Let the joy of being alive fill you from your fingers to your toes. Try “I am” when you first wake up to pass harmony into your day and into the world.

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ULTA, GIMME 50 FEET!!!

Ever been to BUCKLE, the clothing store?? Ever feel almost bothered or harrased by the ‘sales assistant’ ? WELL, I definitely have. And I worked there almost 5 years ago. But I said screw this and quit, because I couldn’t stand how annoying they wanted us to be. I have to mention that normally I am the type of shopper that I when I come into the a store (which is rare)… unless I’m in a hurry or at I’m at TARGET, I like to look at EVERYTHINGGGG!!!! and not be bothered while I’m doing it… a few “ARE YOU DOING OKAY?” or “CAN I HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING?” are perfectly understandable. But not when I feel like a girl swimming in the deep ocean with a school of sharks swarming around me or don’t know when one is gonna pop out of nowhere and try to come in for the kill. Like a damn episode of JAWS. Well this is the experience I had at ULTA. Man, I love that whole store. Normally you can’t pull me away from the high end retail selection of makeup; but today it was like I had to check my peripheral vision to see if any were coming to the BENEFIT or URBAN DECAY section. Literally, there was a select pair of girls, that knew they had “checked in” (each girl, so that’s 10 total)
and finally one, who seemed was the most relentless, finally said

she: “I’m just checking, if you need ANNNYYYTHING, I’d be happy to help you”

ME: “yes. I know, thank you. The other girl just checked with me as well”

she: “so if you need anything, you can just ask”

ME: “yes ma’am, I know. Literally, I’m okay. I just like to look” (now I’m getting annoyed”

she: “yea, cuz you can just grab me if you have any questions, you can come grab me, I DONT WANNA PRESSURE YOU”

ME: “yes, thank you. I’m fine the other girl literally just asked me”

she: “ohhh, that’s why I was saying just ask” (she wasn’t getting the hint”

ME: “I know, haha. Man, y’all are like tag-teaming. If I need ANYTHING, I’ll holla at you”

she: “oh, ok good. thank you”

ME: (THINKING) WTF?!?!

***no wonder I online shop; or wanna go to SEPHORA, they leave you alone unless you seek them out.

sorry. ~rant over~ INTROVERT SHOPPERS, beware: ULTA has reached the same harassment level as BUCKLE. shop online or take someone with you. My anxiety level is at a 10. Bout to go shopping looking like this

aromatherapy

Apparently I was oblivious in the knowing about essentials oils and how they can change our lives. Yesterday I went to a massage therapist who specializes in the routine of using oils to cleanse, relax the mind and body. Which I will warn does its job, in more ways than 1. I told her that I was experiencing pain in my back and neck, and had read up on getting adrenal glands cleansed through acu-pressure therapy, that is what I wanted. Boy!!!! It does detox your body like no other. I am paying the price for years of build up but I am sure this will help me in the long run. Anyway off to try and go to sleep. Being sick is painful and annoying which is hard for all day go-goer.

NEURIUM AD: how i make my face look great… when i feel like death

so I’ve had a bug for the last 4 days but my skin tone and tightness… you would think everything is gravy! my skin is glowing, and tummy/butt/legs haven’t loosened at all. I say that bc normally i lose my appetite, and when i do that my muscles pay for it! but i think its a big deal to do with staying on my skin care routine with my Nerium ad creams. i use the day & night cream, along with the body firmer 2x a day. check it out!! i get no profit from this i just simply want my friends to check it and give it a try!

I have a few clients already on it. Even my mom,all my aunt and both grandmothers love it! check it out!

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DEEP THINKERS

Being Slightly Different

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THE REFLEXIVE SELF

The reflexive self theory takes the stand that the information about the self is not happening unbeknown to the individual but rather the individual is aware and reflects on their position and status in society. That the individual is aware of what goes on to shape their identity. The theory maintains that social practices are constantly examined and changed dependant on the information being processed about those practices, this alters character accordingly. Individuals transform by reflecting and reforming. This runs counter to such theories as governmentality theories that have the individual as a victim of subtle power and social control behind their backs. It could be argued that there are reflexive individuals in society that are what is termed awake in spiritual circles but it would be very much doubted that it was the norm and most of society is oblivious to what goes on behind their…

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The Impossible, Implausible, Uphill Task of Loving Others

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sureles asked a question:

The bible says to: “speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” and I want to so badly. I want to be joyful, full of words of encouragement to those who need it. To love others well–especially those closest to me. But I am finding that I am unable to. I am finding myself to be more selfish and needy than I want to admit to myself. How can I love others well when I feel so weak and needy myself?

Hey my dear friend,the truth is that loving people was never going to be easy, because people are not easy.

They’re difficult, fluctuating, frustrating, and completely the opposite of math, because they’re unpredictable.  Even loving a person well is no guarantee that it’ll turn out okay.  And since each of us…

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