KISS

Kiss your indecision goodbye. Kiss your complaints or conflict goodbye.  Kiss fault lines goodbye.  From now on, all you have to do is KISS life.

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KISS – a simple formula to navigate life.

Keep

It

Short

Sweet

Keep your words and intention short and sweet, meaning live from your empathetic heart.  Instead of talking to someone in a raging diatribe, KISS it. Say what you mean simply but absent venom.  Managing any relationship can present challenges, but the sweetness of life offers the opportunity to regulate emotions and re-assign fault.

When you KISS a decision, it lifts you beyond the messiness of constant quandary.  Think about the choices you have when posed with a personal challenge and then think short and sweet of the outcomes after which it is time to make a decision.

Japanese use the term arugamama to describe a sense of acceptance.  KISS is your arugamama – you accept what you need to confront and then use simple, sweet active steps to live whole.

You are whole, now KISS life.

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2018 is Your Year to…

Own 2018, it is your year to be in your power.  Take the challenge to craft direct and definite changes in your life that adds to your strengths and already present power.  Female or male, you are powerful, lead the way to a mindful gathering of day-by-day simple change that cumulatively will add memory muscle to the incredible, divine YOU!

2018 goals

2018 is your year to …

  • complete a project
  • learn new information
  • make a significant pledge to yourself
  • modify your character
  • explore, discover, define (you choose what)

The potentialities in 2018 for you are limitless.  The only requirement is that you are specifically particular about what is important (life changing) to you.  Make it simple and doable.

For example, you may chose to be less judgmental.  Great!  Here is a process:  Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the new book, Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life, outlines a six-step process ( step 1 is outlined below) to help you minimize debilitating resentment and fear that is rooted in judgment.

Step 1 you’ll get intimate with your inner judgment which will stall your progress, identify the triggers underneath it, and get honest about how it makes you feel. This authentic audit of your behavior is a necessary first step. Without it, excuses, fear, or procrastination will set in and impede your movement to the next phase of your power growth in 2018.

Simple: be honest, that’s the primary pivotal first step for whatever change you will make in 2018.  You definitely have the POWER to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Be honest about what it takes for you to live and imprint healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change.

You are powerful enough to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Embrace and tap into healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change not only for 2018 but for longevity.

it’s your year.

No Regrets

World Poetry Day: Post 3

No Regrets

Follow your mind;

and when you doubt it,

insightfulness remains in your instincts.

Have no regrets.

Follow your instincts;

and in your quiet moments of aging,

feistiness remains in your heart.

Have no regrets.

follow your heart;

and in reminiscing your pleasures,

joy remains in your soul.

Have no regrets.

Follow your soul;

and in your final enlightenment,

your light remains for all.

There are no regrets.

~Barbara S. Collier

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Fantastic Friday: Isaac Burns Murphy

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The Rider, the Man

Horse Jockey Isaac Burns Murphy won his first race on September 15, 1875, at Lexington Crab Orchard. He  won 11 races in 1876 and 19 in 1877.

In 1884 Murphy won the American Derby in Chicago, Illinois, which was at the time the most prestigious race in the nation. He would win the American Derby in 1885, 1886 and 1888.

On May 27, 1884, Murphy got his first Kentucky Derby win and would win twice more, in 1890 and 1891. He was the first jockey to win successive Derby races and was also the first three-time winner.

Isaac Murphy counted that he’d won 628 of his total 1,412 races. In one his most calculated races, according to author McDaniels, on June 25, 1890, Murphy raced against white jockey Ed “Snapper” Garrison, during the era of Jim Crow segregation,  to determine who was the better jockey. Murphy won by a heart-stopping first place finish.  He was the “man” of legend for black folks back then and later white jockeys and scholars acknowledged his skill and a first -rate jockey.

Murphy competed at the Monmouth Handicap, in New Jersey just a few months later. Suspiciously, he rode poorly during the race and at the post-race inspection he fell off his  horse and was accused of being drunk while riding; something he had never done before. However, he was suspended for 30 days, ever though his intoxication was never proven. Researchers agree now that this was to discredit Isaac Murphy.  Forensic investigations done later posit he may have been poisoned, but the culprit(s) were never named.

The Jockey Murphy never re-gained his status as “the prince of jockeys.”  After many difficult post-racing years, he died of pneumonia  at 34 years old on February 12, 1896.

75 Questions: Day 75

Let the journey begin! Commence this New Year 2017 with a recovered inspiration. Make each revealed intention stick. Mark your pathways with golden joy…you are here to make life go right.

Embrace yourself, hug your heart, affirm in your inner soul joy, peace, trust, mindfulness, compassion, truth, empathy. Look within, all of the characteristics for goodness are already there in every fiber of your being.

Release, relax, restore.  You are a strong courageous life lion. Love life-it loves you, that’s a golden rule.

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~John Quincy Adams

You’ve done some hard work: detoxing your mind and clearing your spirit takes energy. Sometimes the task was exhausting, other times because of the unfamiliar you may have felt sick. But, rejoice the pollutants of guilt, shame, disappointment, poor habits, grief, anger, despair, judgment, doubt, stress (all perceived obstacles) are minor concerns.

You persevered. Although the pursuit of clarity never ends, where you are now as a human being, who knows oneself, is pristine and glorious. May each day of New Year 2017 extend a blessing to you and may you expand that blessing to others.

I challenge you to be happy this New Year. This is my toast to you.

Question 75: What’s Next?

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Write on your life’s chalkboard