Posts tagged "Inspiration"

Celebrate MLK!

Yes, we know it’s great that you get a day out of school but it’s pointless if you do not understand why, right?  Today take time to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and the importance of spreading love, peace and unity as it flows through today’s society. Even on a personal scale take time to see how YOU can make small changes to bring each other together instead of dividing us with hatred. It can be as small as not being defensive when a new girl comes to your class and just being open with them and yourself. It takes each of us to bring our piece of the puzzle to create the entire picture!

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Just like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his legacy which is still changing hearts, you must always pay it forward in your life. too!

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Greatness Takes Time!

Fierce Tennis champion Serena Williams continues to blaze the trail as one of the best athletes of all time! See how her greatness took time and how she mastered her craft by overcoming barriers with ‘Beats By Dre Presents: Serena Williams- Rise’. Be INSPIRED.

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Clear the Clutter!

How crazy is the world in which we live? Every time you log onto Facebook or check your news outlets, something in this dynamic world is changing.  As you begin to mature and identify with who you truly are, it is important you don’t allow irrelevance to deter you and create imbalance in your life. The things we see and hear on television or the radio or at the mall can become a part of us—even when we are not trying to absorb the energy. Think about it. Have you ever been in a great mood and then get around your girlfriend, who is having boyfriend issues, and instantly feel the negative energy she’s emitting? Before you know it, your day has taken a turn for the worst and you just broke up with your boyfriend who doesn’t even exist. This is a prime example of unsolicited, negative energy being transferred from one party to another. I never knew the importance of maintaining a healthy energy and a life balance until I experienced some of life’s hardships. It’s unfortunate that I had to deal with negative energy in order to acknowledge the importance of good energy; but I am thankful that once I started to evolve into my purpose I realized that in order for my purpose to be fulfilled, I have to have a healthy spirit and maintain a life balance.

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What can you accomplish in a room full of clutter, horrible smells, and loud noise—absolutely nothing. There are too many distractions for you to seriously concentrate. This is exactly how your spirit and life work. When you fill your life with junk like (NOT) reality TV shows and Kim Kardashian’s Instagram page, you begin to distract yourself from things that are actually here to help you to become a better person and redeem increases in your life. Yes, it is fun to check in on Hollywood and get the latest fashion or gossip feed, but these things are not your life. If you allow gossip blogs to have control over you, and you find yourself caring more about people you don’t know than what is going on in your community, it is time for you to open yourself to the endless possibilities of being conscious. It is time for you to gain balance and control of your life.

When I am looking for a sense of calm and direction:  I meditate, I pray, and I recently started to engage in yoga. When people try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, they typically forget the spirit is a muscle that must be conditioned as well. When your spirit or inner being is strong and resilient, nonsense will grow irrelevant. It is easier for you to decipher what is important (to you) and what has been placed in your life as a distraction. Engage daily with your inner being through meditation, journaling, yoga, running—any activity that allows you to be alone with yourself and escape your daily routine. Find what works best for you and stick to it.

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Sometimes the world is so extremely loud and obnoxious, we couldn’t hear our inner-selves if we wanted to. But being able to mute the intolerable and listen to your inner-self will provide you with the calm and balance your life needs. So find the time to condition your spirit and give yourself a sense of peace nothing else can provide. It will be the beginning to a well balanced, healthy life.

Here’s to health and beauty and everything inside of you. It is the inside that counts!

 

-Heidi Thomas

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Weekend Steez!

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Fresh Flow!

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LOVE. LAUGH. BE FEARLESS.

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Monday Motivation!

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Daily Blog, Latest | by — September 30, 2013

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“As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.” -Amber Riley

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“I want to encourage young women to stand up for each other and speak up when they see others in a tough situation.” -Amber Riley

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“I have great friends around me that are positive and I think that’s the key to life is making your own path. Set your own rules because there is no set rule, there is no set look, there is no set anything. You make your own rules in your life. You make your own decisions.” -Amber Riley

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“I always say as a celebrity you have two choices – you can be a celebrity, or you can be a role model. You can choose to just go to parties and do the red carpets and all that, or you can choose to be an example to these people.“-Amber Riley

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When I receive letters from girls that say, ‘You give me confidence,’ I think, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ That’s my goal: to let people know it’s truly what’s on the inside that counts. -Amber Riley

Check out Amber killing it on “Dancing With The Stars” and find out why she was motivated to do it!

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Monday Motivation!

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Daily Blog, Latest | by — August 5, 2013

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“I think it’s really finding that belief in yourself, where you just have it no matter what’s going on, no matter what anyone else says. I think that’s the challenge, is to really have that belief in yourself.” – Brandy Norwood

“I have so much more to go through as a young lady. But oh my God. I feel like I can do anything.” -Brandy Norwood

“I knew I had to make a sacrifice to do what I’ve always wanted to do.” -Brandy Norwood

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Monday Motivation!

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Jump start your week with a shot of motivation from the amazing Oprah Winfrey on how to believe & trust yourself!

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Monday Motivation

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Daily Blog, Latest | by — September 3, 2012

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“All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream.” – Patti LaBelle

“I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all” -Patti LaBelle

“So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.” -Patti LaBelle

“I don’t feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.”-Patti LaBelle

Happy Labor Day!!!

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