Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kindness Challenge Day 1

Earlier this evening I received my email for day 1 of the Kindness Challenge over at (I actually was confused as to why I got the email so early and it wasn't Nov. 1, then I remember that Personal Excellence is being run over in Singapore...DUH).

My first thoughts on Day 1: How the heck am I supposed to do that? I'm really not a hugger for one and I probably won't be able to see many people because of Hurricane Sandy.

What I actually did: I went to the people in my home and gave them hugs...except for one(She was on the phone; I still have time)

Their response: They both pushed me away like what the hell are you doing but didn't say anything...I proceeded to hug them.

My Response: I really didn't know how I was going to do it because I knew they would have the reaction they did. Though. I took notice how they responded and still supplied them with my kindness. It felt very rewarding, like I was almost comforting them and taking away some of their worries. I am going to find ways to hug a couple more people before day 1 is over.

You can still it like yesterday before it's too late


Cozy thoughts

While sipping my tea last night, I must admit my scatter brain got the best of me. I stuck to sipping my tea mindfully for a good while then my thoughts began to wander.

I began to picture myself in my future home, sipping my tea, with a good book beside me, on my window seat. I often see this visualization every now and then, and it puts my mind into focus. I've just gotta have that quaint little window seat, alongside some amazing view.

Check out some pics of my future cozy corner...
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Aren't you just in love?? These dreams have to become goals!! 


First morning

Goodmorning Beautiful Queens & Kings!

First I have to share a small bit of the devotional I read in my YouVersion Bible app.

"Everyone has gone through seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming. During those times, it’s easy to be tempted to talk about how bad things are. Maybe you received a bad medical report, or maybe you’re facing a financial obstacle. But the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes in your mind. Instead, you’ve got to dig your heels in and say, “No, I am not going to give life to that defeat. I am not going to speak sickness over myself. I’m not going to speak lack. I’m not going to speak fear. I’m choosing a different report. I believe the report of the Lord which says I am blessed. I am favored. I am prosperous. I am healthy. I am whole. I’m a victor, not a victim.”

Bring positive thoughts into your life. If you feed negative energy it will prosper. That negative energy will consume your body and lead you into excessive negativity. In those thoughts, do no grasp them, but also do not reject them. "No Grasping, No Rejecting." Accept that the negative energy is there, let it drift away, as it drifts, speak to your God to help you receive and increase positive thought energy.


Tea time

Mindfulness while making tea

Prepare a pot of tea to serve to guest or to drink by yourself. Do each movement slowly, in mindfulness. Do not let one detail of your movements go by without being mindful of it. Know that your hand lifts the pot by its handle. Know that your are pouring the fragrant warm tea into the cup. Follow each step in mindfulness. Breathe gently and more deeply than usual. Take hold of your breath if your mind strays.

via Thich Nhat Hanh

Once we have poured our tea we have to move toward the next step, which is the mindful sipping. As you take each sip focus on that sip. Focus on the cup in your hand, your hand moving toward your lips, your lips opening to receive the tea, and the tea entering your body. Remain in the moment!

My current tea choice: TOPS CinaMint with a teaspoon of honey


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Your invited!!

As I sit here I'm trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to begin. I was hit with a tad case of writers block...Why? Because I wanted this to be one of those super awesome, sexy invitations, but instead, it's me.

I recently decided to begin a discovery of my true self and thought why not document my journey. Around maybe the beginning of October, I would say was my official step toward a better me. I've been working on improving me, spiritually, mentally, physically and whole heartedly.

How I've been doing it you ask?
I had been receiving devotionals 5 days a week from a fellow natural haired friend, along with a devotional plan I had created via the YouVersion Bible app. I had also been subscribed to several blogs(which I never read). One day, I finally started reading what these daily emails were composed of. It was some really good stuff!

Along with all of that I started meditation(I am taking a mindfulness class in school), and began a 3 month life reset via I have been journaling my process but I may share a few things with you here are there. I will also be taking part in a 14 day Kindness Challenge so come along to join me on

So....welcome to my journey...I hope that we can take these steps together. We all deserve to be Queens. We just have to take the time to uncover her.

What to expect? Anything!
So do comment, take notes, share, and find your inner Queen!
(Kings comments are ALWAYS welcomed. Your opinions help us be better Queens as well.)