Jun 26, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday on Friday

     Hard to believe that today is the last Friday of June & this time next week will be July. I have been super busy this week, hence the lack of post & this going up on Friday instead of Thursday. One things that I did do this week is I finally finished two of the courses that I paid for. I'm now certified in Energy Healing Hand Mundra & Crystal Healing. I have to practice some with the crystals but I've been using the Mundra's when I mediate in the morning & throughout the day. 

Yesterday, I finished some more courses. Now, I'm certified in Reiki Space Clearing & Reiki Distance Healing. I'm working on the Reiki course & CPT certification next week. I've decided to start treating blogging & my courses I'm taking as "work" so, I'm going to do those things during the week. On the weekends, I'm going to catch up on my reading & some other activities I've been wanting to do including taking pictures for the blog & social media. Anywho, here are some quotes for today:

Next week, I'm going to share some of the books I've read this month. I was trying to do the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge but that was a fail. Now, I'm just reading all the books that I've bought in the last 6 months/finish books that I struggled through reading. That is definitely something I'm going to tackle this weekend.

Peace & Blessings everyone & have a great weekend!!!

Jun 23, 2020

Fitness Tuesday: Reasons to try Therapy

     With all of the unrest in the world at the moment, many of us are at our breaking point physically & mentally. For some, talking to others help with vocalizing our stress, pain, & your current mood. Taking care of ones' mental health is impartive especially for POC. Seeking help for mental health is seen as a taboo in Black culture. There is a stigma associated with having a mental issue. Many try to deal with their issues on their own or ignore them. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, approximately 30% of African American adults with mental illness receive treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43%.

Recently though, that stigma has change. With race issues boiling over (it has been a long time coming, if you want to know my opinion), black people deciding to start taking care of themselves, finally. Black women in particular, have always put others feelings & needs before our own. Now is the time to put our needs first for ourselves. I know that for me, talking to a therapist was a major breakthrough for me. Talking to a person who is unbaised, that is not a friend or family member helps you open up more. It is easier to share & get an outsiders opinion to help you with clarity on situations sometimes.

Below I am going to share some reasons to try therapy from Healthfully:

Helps with organizing your thoughts
Most of us need a sounding board that is not involved directly with whatever situation that is happening. Everyone should get feedback during stressful times. Finding that person who can give you constructive advice should help in making clarity to appear.

Healing from Past Pain

Therapist can help you address issues from your past. This can include problems,situations,
or moments from your childhood, relationships, and other life events. Therapy can help in getting rid of the negative thoughts.  help things in perspective, & give one a more positive outlook on life. It’s important to have a positive mindset to be able to enjoy life more freely without worrying.

Can Pin-Point Cause of Problems
Seeing a therapist can help you in seeing what's normal behavior & what isn't. Many who struggle with anxiety or anger don't examine what is causing the problem on their own. A therapist can aid in discovering what is causing ones' reaction to situations in their life.  Discussing what’s on one's mind with a therapist will help you process your thoughts better.

Getting Information from a Third-party

Whether one is having problems in their work or personal life, it's good to find information from someone not directly involved. Most of us don’t always have the answers when trying to communicate with others. Gaining insight on how to handle situations are key when one is trying to grow and heal.

Improves Overall Well-being
Seeing a therapist can be beneficial to your overall mental health. And that's good for your general well-being. Many face the stigma that going to therapy means that there is something wrong with them. People that go usually are healthier mentally since they are verbalizing their feeling.

For those of you that are looking for resources about mental health & wellness, here are a few website with some more information:

And I also want to put one of the podcast I listen to as well on here: Balanced Black Girl podcast.

Peace & blessings, have a great Tuesday!!!

Jun 18, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

     Happy Thursday. I have been dealing with somethings outside of blogging, hence why I did not post any other days this week. I have post ready for the next two weeks so YAY!!! I'm trying to figure out how to transition my blog by adding more of the health & wellness things that I'm doing at the moment. I just got certified in Mundra (which if you want to know more about it, I will go into at some point). I finally am finishing the Reiki classes that I signed up for & am not working on taking some more Holistic classes. Here are some thoughts for this Thursday:

Peace & Blessings everyone. Have a great Thursday & rest of your week.

Jun 11, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

          And Thursday is here. I'm finally being proactive & getting it somewhat together. I finished one of my Reiki courses, so now I only have three left. Going to try to do those in the next few days. I'm also going to start posting the books that I'm reading on my IG to hold myself accountable. More than likely, I'll post a round-up at the end of the month here. 

Last week, there I had some health related things to deal with. I'm going to post about it on a Fitness Tuesday since it is something that women should be paying attention too. I've decided that I'm going to take the blog in a different direction. It is only going to change a bit, I'm just going to post more of the things that I'm into instead of what I think others think is interesting (hello talk about crystals). Until then here are some quotes for today:


 I was thinking about starting to post Weekend Readings again. The reading are a list of articles from different areas that I like & thought would help others. Just a thought. Peace & Blessings, everyone. Stay safe out there.

Jun 10, 2020

Recipe: Fiesta Rice Bowl

      A few weeks ago, I made this for dinner when we were all still under stay at home orders. I made this post but decided not to put it up with everything else happening. So, today is the day that I'm going to share it with you all. This recipe came in handy when I was trying to figure out what to make with some of the items I had in my pantry that I did not want to eat alone. 

Here is how I made it & the ingredients that I used the bowl.
First I cooked 1 lb of local, grass fed, lean ground beef along with 1 & 1/2 cup of  frozen green bell peppers in a pan. Once completely done cooking, I drained the mixture.

I then added one can of tri-blend beans. The beans in the mixture are dark red kidney, pinto, & black beans. I drained the beans then added them.

I let the above cook for 5 minutes then I added one pack of frozen corn in the blend.

This is a wild & basmati mix the I like. Here is the brand that I used. You microwave it for 2 minutes then fluff with a fork.

I then added a small can of salsa & taco seasoning that I had. Stirring it until blended well.

Here is end result.

I put a plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream on top as well. If you can also make this meatless, leaving out the beef  & adding more vegetables to it. Actually, I may make that sometime in the next week or so to share. 

Until then, Peace & blessings everyone. Stay safe & have a great Wednesday!!!

Jun 4, 2020

Thoughtful Thursday

     I have not posted any this week because of all the unrest happening. It is emotionally draining to have to deal with as a black person. I know some people may think that sounds ridiculous. However, there are many black people who are feeling tired (mentally & physically) from this. If you are one of those who feel that way: take a break from social media. Read  a book, take a walk outside, do things that will help you take care of your mental health. 

Starting next week, I will be posting a mixture of my usual post on health & wellness (on Tuesday & Wednesday), post spotlighting black businesses/podcast/influencers that I like & why I like them plus some post pertaining to race issues I'm seeing on social media (in particular with IG, influencers, & the blogging culture as a whole). There are some people like Stephanie McNeal at Buzzfeed News, who are doing a great job at exposing some of these issues with IG & the influencer industry becoming pay-to-play (loop giveaways anyone) & lacking diversity (the recent article she wrote is here). These topics aren't for everyone but they aren't meant to be. I hope as a smaller blogger, that I can at least one or two people with my experiences & words. Until than, here are some quotes/thoughts for today:

Also, think that I'm going to start posting again on Fridays some. I will be starting next week though.Tomorrow is my birthday, but it is also the birthday of Breonna Taylor who was killed on March 13th by police in Louisville, KY who came into her home without warning. Others who share the birthday along with myself are feeling very sad & know that we will get to celebrate it while she will not. I will be honoring her memory by partaking in the activites that she enjoyed. I'm going to take tomorrow to reflect on my life, the world, & how I want to contribute to it. 37 was a rough year, I know that 38 is going to be a big one for me.

Peace & Blessings, all. Have a blessed day.