Mantra: I am hopeful

  Happy New Year! As I embrace a new year, I was thinking about motivation, specifically motivation to leave a warm and comfortable bed in the morning. Anyone who knows me, knows that I enjoy sleeping and love getting extra minutes of sleep. As I continue on the journey towards living out my dreams, I sometimes find myself…

South Africa Travel Journal: Traveling is Important for Our Evolution

Through life experiences, I have learned that our lives are meant for growth and development. Upon this realization, I decided to take personal responsibility for my continuous growth into the best version of myself. Now, I embrace every opportunity for an adventure, and I have learned that it is imperative that I surrender when I…

My Adventures in London: Maximizing a 12-hour Layover

Layovers are common during air travel from one country to another. If possible, I select a flight that has a layover that enables me to explore a new city. If you want to venture out during a layover, which I highly recommend, you need at least eight hours. A five hour layover, may sound nice,…

Mantra: I am evolving

A mantra is an instrument of the mind, that is commonly used during mediation to enter a deep state of meditation. I started using mantras during meditation to transport an intention I have in my mind and soul into my everyday life. I like to use “I am” statements for intentions that I want to…

Worship Wednesday: No Stress

No stress. I recently started practicing yoga five to six times a week, because I decided that I wanted to experience more peace. Every time I get on the mat I calm my mind and declare a mantra for the practice. A few months ago I had a difficult time finding a mantra at the…

Worship Wednesday: Truth

Truth.   I don’t fit in. I was never suppose to. I was not made in a mold, I was sculpted. They try to turn me back into soft clay. So they can mold me their own way. They do not own me. I affirm it with my mouth, that I am beautiful, the way I…

Worship Wednesday: Go to Scriptures – Living Soul

Soul noun. The principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical. —  Dictionary by Farlex What you identify with consciously and unconsciously determines how you perceive your life experiences. If you recognize yourself as someone who…

Worship Wednesday: Chaos or Peace

I used to think that I was a failure because I didn’t follow through with my dream. I found another dream in college and made an executive decision to follow this passion wholeheartedly especially after being told that I could never become my original dream from a respected supervisor. My heart was broken and at…

Worship Wednesday: What Nature Can Teach Us About Faith

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp chill in the air that nudges me to put on my leather moto jacket and warm scarf. I firmly believe that every time I plug into Mother Earth I am awoken to the reason we are all here. The change of seasons teach us…

Letting Go by Practicing Yoga

Yo•ga noun. A Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation. — Merriam Websters I started practicing yoga because I wanted to reduce stress, more importantly I read Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by…