I am sho-nuff talking to you, lady. You are gorgeous.
Have you ever marveled at the many gorgeous faces all around you? THE ONE IN YOUR MIRROR?
Lately, while riding the subway, I’ve been noticing beauty in faces, hues, features, hair. I’ve been seeing the energy that radiates and creates GORGEOUS.
I really wonder how many women realize how beautiful they are— by standards that are authentic. Just natural, beauty oozing out.
As much as I am sure healthy makes us beautiful, there are other simple ways to embrace one’s beauty and beam it out into life.
Here are 8 I like best:
1 Wear a flower in your hair.
A FLOWER IS THE CROWN OF PARADISE.
2 Smile often.
SMILES BRING YOU INTO PRESENCE!
3 Sit and stand up.
AN OPEN HEART IS ATTRACTIVE TO ALL THINGS CREATED.
4 Make eye contact.
CONNECT AND YOU WILL SEE AND BE SEEN.
IT’S THE MUSIC THAT ACCOMPANIES JOY.
6 Say Thank YOU.
BECAUSE IT’S WISE TO BE GRATEFUL.
7 Smell good.
YOU ARE A FLOWER OF PARADISE.
BY DOING MANY OF THE ABOVE, YOU WILL REIGN AT THE THRONE OF CONFIDENCE.
LIFE IS WORTH GIVING YOUR BEST SELF TO!
Listen, you Lovely, it doesn’t matter if anyone’s looking at you, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been complimented for whatever reason,
doesn’t matter if you’re single, hitched, divorced, toned or starting your workout program, starting over or overworked,
know that you are gorgeous.
glorify the Lovely Lady
She’s a 74-year old personal trainer.
Yep, healthy is beautiful, too!
We’re always trying to get there, to make it!
So much self help is focused on teaching us how to help ourselves to more.
Get more. Have more. Earn more.
Maybe we could use a bit of help learning how to feel good about what we have.
What we have.
And not for any other reason than to feel good right now.
Call it gratitude.
Gratitude has become another puffy word, like the words authentic and love.
We toss these words up and fumble to catch them.
Why have they become so hard to hold, gently?
Could we let them sit within our grasp without squeezing so tight and slipping out of our hands?
I invite you to hold gratitude with both hands, with your thoughts, with your BOD and be still. Carry it. See it. Feel it.
Bring it up closer to you. Take a breath.
Maybe you’ve missed something.
Maybe you’ve been out there looking for more when there already exists so much more within you.
Feel grateful not because you’ve learned that doing this will work to bring more to you (though it might), and not because it makes you a good person (though it pretty much could), and not because feeling grateful is a strategy to change your energetic vibration (although it pretty much will).
Don’t feel grateful simply because you wanna ” make something happen”.
Feel grateful because it can illuminate the parts of you and your life that you may have overlooked
(due to all the wanting).
Feel grateful because this moment matters just as much as your next, just as much as 6 months from now, just as much as when you do have the right boyfriend, enough money, perfect abs, a promotion.
This moment is happening. It’s your life.
Be in it.
You and your life are worth Celebrating just as is.
You have made it! Here.
You are already here.
you’re a big boy now
turning 9 today
still just as centered and calm as when you turned 4
i named you after a bodybuilder, PORTER CATRELL
though your strength is deeper than BODy
they pull on your ears
fingers closing near your eyes
you don’t react –keep licking their little hands
on the airplane
(under the seat in front of me)
you’re quiet without medication-
only need a “shhh, it’s okay… i love you”/
a Manhattan dog needs rules.
taught you at 5 months old
no bark in the morning, you’ll wake the neighbors
so you grrrr instead, underbite protruding from your tight black lips
mr. porter, my model
you are my display of ZEN each day
you are a big boy now
i wanna grow
to be big
as you are naturally
We’re a quarter of the way through this glorious year, mate!
Remember your big dreams for 2015?
They are worth your attention and discipline!
For many of our goals, we need to assemble with groups of like-minded, focused, tenacious souls who simply recognize our greatness and cheer us on.
You and I, we can do that for each other… right here!
Here are a few of my beLoved goals for the year:
✘ Publish my book for sale on Amazon
✘ Submit articles to my favorite online magazines like Rebelle Society, The Phoenix Soul, Blackberry A Magazine
✘ Use my TRX once a week
✘ Do scorpion pose
✘ Get THE WANDERING PEBBLE up and filled with art
✘ Make a fitness/wellness video every month!
Expect to see a new VID here every month!
So please, join me in fulfilling your passions.
What do you want to see come from your vastness of possibility?
Then come back through and show me your realized goal!
when I open my eyes,
before my bano visit,
before the oatmeal in my wine goblet,
before I qualify whether I got enough /didn’t get enough / need more
(no worry cuz I nap for at least 10 minutes every day!),
when I open my eyes
and take a morning breath
I, then, say
.my morning ritual.
what’s good? every day.
get centered and listen to your answer.