A quick….kiss!

As I get older, I am learning the necessity of a quick kiss. NOW CALM DOWN, before you think I am talking about a physical kiss from one person to another….because I am not. Although there is nothing wrong with that, what I am refering to is a simple kiss from God.

4 Signs A Person Is Not Trustworthy...

Trust is essential for any kind of interpersonal relationship, be it a friendship or a relationship – it should serve as the foundation for a durable and strong connection that transcends the time barrier. Trust is incredibly difficult to earn and very easy to lose, and you cannot possibly have any serious connection with a person unless you trust them. However, one thing is for sure: while some people come off as trustworthy from the first minute you see them, others may be a bit shady and give you strong reasons to doubt their honesty. If you do not want to waste your time with somebody who is not worthy of your attention and your honesty, then here are some of the signs that should trigger an alarm and raise some question marks: 1. He/She Suddenly Cancels Plans Have you been planning that special night out for the entire week, only to be told by your girlfriend or boyfriend that something came up? Does he or she blow off your plans without actually giving you a strong reason for it? On one hand, the chances are that the person in question is simply unreliable, not necessarily dishonest – on the other hand, you should always consider the possibility that he or she is lying to you, especially if there are some weird excuses involved. Trustworthy, honest and reliable people never act shady and they never wait until the last minute to cancel plans, unless it is something very serious – if it is not, then it should get you thinking! 2. He/She Simply “Forgets” To Mention Something There are two types of lies: the deliberate lie, where somebody lies to you on purpose hoping that the truth would never come to light, and the...

They call her the warrior mom. Aug05

They call her the warrior mom....

A single mom is by nature, forced to battle. She must battle the setup establishments Who obstacles to keep her boxed in and unaccomplished. She must battle the school systems, qui see her children as victims, bastards, and abandoned. She must at times Even her family battle, Who can display bluntly Their disappointment and ridicule for her “unfortunate” predicament. She must battle inside of relationships …. Has this potential mate come to advance her or is he here to distract her. Does he love her, or Does He love the Perceived Lack of morality and discipline of her? Is he here to ride the wave of opportunity without Taking Responsibility That May come with her, or is His intent truly genuine in kind. She must battle her friends, Who can turn into enemies Quickly When She dares to dream beyond what she Sees, as she tries to change her belief in Who yet she can still be …. Then After All of That, she must battle the biggest enemy of all …… The enemy Known to her as the “inner me”. SO. Who do you believe When All Else says you cant? When society calls you lazy, stupid, and ignorant? Who do you trust When Time after time You Because They target of … They seek you to shack, lay, but never procrastinate and to justify your love. What happens to your pyschy When everyone else: has a true advantage, and no one else is playing by the rules as you do … How do you continue to fight it for yourself, your kids, and your future? EASY. You do it Because You HAVE TO. They call you single, They Call forgotten you, They Call you disgruntled, They Call you weak … Goal I...

Have you given your child a chance to HEAL?...

Divorce. Separations. Break Ups. They all can be really hard to live through as an adult, but as the adults in the situation we have to make sure that we haven’t neglected our most valued treasure – our kids.

How to Improve Your Credit Score in 5 Simple Steps Jul27

How to Improve Your Credit Score in 5 Simple Steps...

If someone offered you free coupons for all the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life, saving you loads of cash, would you take it? Of course you would. Why then, do so many Americans neglect their credit score? Check out these 5 tips and GET BACK ON TOP OF YOUR CREDIT!

Deadbeat = A dead end…...

Dont be fooled by what it looks like – if he aint taking care of his kids….then God will block every blessing in his life. #Bible

Jada Pinkett Smith Blended Family Letter...

Jada Pinkett Smith A letter to a friend: Blended families are NEVER easy, but here’s why I don’t have a lot of sympathy for your situation because… we CHOOSE them. When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package…Period! If I didn’t want that…I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey…I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him…his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other… but we have learned to LOVE each other. I can’t support any actions that keep a man from his children of a previous marriage. These are the situations that separate the women from the girls. Your behavior is that of an insecure child who needs to recognize her own weaknesses that MUST be strengthened to take on the task at hand. We can’t say we love our man and then come in between him and his children. THAT’S selfishness…NOT love. WOMAN UP… I’ve been there…I know. My blended family made me a giant… Taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date. It’s time you let your blended family make you the giant you truly are....

32 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (8 are Backed by Scientific Research)...

http://www.juicingwithg.com/health-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/ Have your heard the term “an apple a day takes the doctor away”? After reading this article you may want change that to “an apple cider vinegar a day takes the doctor away”. Before doing extensive research about this, little did I know about the many health benefits it has on our body. In total, I found a total of 32 health benefits, some of which are backed by scientific research. Hippocrates was probably the first doctor in the ancient times to use vinegar for its medicinal purposes like disinfecting wounds and research has proven those properties to be true. Based on historical records, vinegar was discovered around 5,000 BC by the Babylonians by accident. The French calls it vin aigre which means sour wine. This accidental discovery turned out to be great because it was an extremely versatile product even during the ancient times. Even back then Hippocrates discovered that it had a lot of healing properties and used it when treating wounds. Chinese also used vinegar as to treat ailments as early as 1,200 B.C. One of the most popular types of vinegar, the apple cider (or ACV) is touted by a lot of natural health advocates as having a lot of health benefits some of which include weight loss, diabetes control and improving cardiovascular health. If you look around the web, you’ll see that there are a lot of benefits, some are backed by scientific research while some aren’t. My goal here is to enumerate all of these benefits I find here and link to the sources. Let’s dig in to those benefits one by one. First I’ve divided it into two sections, those back with scientific research and those without. Backed by scientific research The benefits listed here are...

Sometimes life just happens…....

I don’t really know of alot of women who as little girls dreamed of one day becoming a single parent. The thought of raising children, alone and on your own just never seem to make it into most of our plans for life. However, before we even noticed it – Life just happens – And we find ourselves, in a strange place. Our careers – we planned and prepared for. Our perfect husbands – we prayed and pressed for. But becoming a single mother – nope, there was no strategy on the best way to accomplish that. Single parenthood just wasn’t even in the cards – we thought…. but again, LIFE just happens. I noticed that life tends to come to me in cycles. Once I conquer one area – mentally, physically, and even spiritually – the next cycle of life and challenges show up. Single parenting has been the same way…. I didn’t plan or expect it. As a matter of fact for the longest time I thought ALL of my hopes and original dreams for my life were now GONE because of it. Becoming a single mother – for me – was traumatic. We all handle emergencies in our own way, however as women and mothers we are innate survivors. So the first phase of being a single mom for me was SURVIVAL. — How do we live? Where do we live? How will I take care of us? Where can I find income? Where can I find daycare? Are we safe? Who’s in this with me? Who can I count on? Who is against me? Where is my support system? How will we eat? And so on, and so on. I learned that the SURVIVAL phase can last a while and...

Toothache Help! #HomeRemedies...

A few weeks ago my 4 year had a toothache, and in addition to it being the middle of the night – there was also a bigger problem: we didn’t have INSURANCE. So, what did we do to get past this scary moment? We checked in with some old school remedies and guess what, they worked! Here’s how we got through the toothache without dental insurance.

Life.Work.Balance. #AndInThatOrder...

5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance Beat burnout by making more time for the activities and people that matter most to you. If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. Many people are putting in extra hours, or using their smartphones to be on call when they’re not physically at work. “A lot of people are having a more difficult time finding balance in their lives because there have been cutbacks or layoffs where they work. They’re afraid it may happen to them, so they’re putting in more hours,” says psychologist Robert Brooks, PhD, co-author of The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life. “But even if you don’t have much control over the hours you have to work, you can ask yourself: In what other ways am I bringing greater enjoyment into my life?” Brooks says. “Focus your time and attention on things you can control.” Here are five ways to bring a little more balance to your daily routine: 1. Build downtime into your schedule. When you plan your week, make it a point to schedule time with your family and friends, and activities that help you recharge. If a date night with your spouse or a softball game with friends is on your calendar, you’ll have something to look forward to and an extra incentive to manage your time well so you don’t have to cancel. “It helps to be proactive about scheduling,” says Laura Stack, a productivity expert in Denver and author ofSuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best. “When I go out with my girlfriends, we all whip out our cell phones and put another girls’ night...

So what about your friends…...

The problem with an “assault” is that its hard to be attacked from a distance. Times are changing…and (especially when you look at the news headlines) the ones who end up assaulting you are often the ones YOU gave close access to you too. (You cant reach me or stab me in my back from across the room….you’ve got to be close!)

Lost…

Have you ever been in a place in life where you know things arent going the way you wanted, or even the way you planned….but yet for the sake of others, you are trying to maintain? You have work and family pulling you along…from day to day. You play your part. You paste on your smile. You look like you have it all, but really on the inside you are LOST.

6 Action Steps to Release Anger Feb20

6 Action Steps to Release Anger...

We are taught to not feel angry. But the truth is that anger is a necessary emotion. You need anger to motivate you into action when some sort of injustice has been done to you or to someone you love. Anger occurs when you feel that you are not being seen, heard, valued or respected. You need this negative emotion to stimulate the actions that will initiate change. What is not necessary is the behavior that arises from anger that can be damaging to you and others—when you react with a punch or vengeance, rather than respond with clarity and balance. Research even shows that such reactivity can hurt your health. Hostility and anger, for instance, have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. To respond with clarity and balance, you want to be able to allow yourself to be angry, then release it as you heal your own hurt. Here are some things you can do: 1. Allow–allow yourself to feel angry. You have every right to feel this way. You are not “bad” and you are hurting no one by allowing yourself to “feel angry.” 2. Acknowledge to yourself that you are in need of attention, value and comfort. 3. Express & Release–anger is a powerful force of energy that needs to be let out—watch kids. When they are angry, they scream. When as children we are taught that it is bad to scream, we are essentially being told that it is bad to self-express. Here are some ways to let it out: a. Scream into a pillow. b. Get a punching bag and beat it up–what I prefer, because I prefer not to experience pain in my hands, is do a qi gong exercise (which is actually something that...

Being “Alone” Doesn’t Always Mean Being “Lonely”...

When Christ said: “I was hungry and you fed me,” he didn’t mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him…