Month: November 2018

What if You’re the Toxic One?
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What if You’re the Toxic One?

With self-love, self-care, and protecting your peace being the new trends, I see a lot of posts on social media about cutting people off as soon as you notice toxic traits about them. While there can be some truth in this tidbit of wisdom, there is also some soul searching that can be done when you identify toxic traits in someone. Soul searching? But how and why? I'm glad you asked! You can begin by checking yourself. Ultimately we are all mirrors, we can see our own reflection in others. Basically the way we view others is the way that we view ourselves either consciously or subconsciously. Ouch! That's a thick pill to swallow. The truth is like that sometimes though. Everything that we deem as bad isn't always "bad". That person that keeps showing up in our lives that's angry, bitter, o...
What Happened When I Stopped Eating Dairy
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What Happened When I Stopped Eating Dairy

Every since I can remember, I've always hated milk. Hate is such a strong word that I try not to use often but this is how strongly I felt about the taste of milk. I remember getting teased in kindergarten for not drinking milk like the other kids in class. Thankfully, my parents never forced me to drink it despite the claims and advice that I needed it for strong bones and teeth. Maybe just maybe I was on to something back then but the world around me just didn't respond well to my attitude towards milk. Now it's more common for people to say that they have a dairy allergy. It's even more common for children to refuse milk and it's socially acceptable. There are many milk alternatives readily available in just about every store now. While I could never drink a full cup of milk, I did f...
What Happened When I Stopped Eating Meat
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What Happened When I Stopped Eating Meat

Around the summer of 2016, I started my journey with eliminating meat from my diet. I knew one that I would "go vegan" I just didn't know how soon it would happen for me. First, I eliminated beef by eating more ground turkey. Next, I cut pork and started eating more chicken. By the end of that year I had cut chicken and turkey. I was eating more fish. I was now a full blown pescatarian, if you must give it a name. Pescatarians abstain from eating any meat with the exception of fish. With this new diet, I had been seeing major changes. I was confident that soon I would be done with fish too to see more of a transformation. In February 2017 when I went back to Louisiana, I went backwards with my eating habits. I started back eating the fried chicken that I once loved so much. I noticed that ...
Purging
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Purging

Last year I packed up a U-haul along with my family and started my whole life over. The life that I had put in work to achieve. I had a great job with salary pay and benefits. I had just earned a promotion and a certificate in Contract Management. I was even winning awards in my professional organization, Toastmasters. Shout out to my time in Toastmasters and all of the amazing people that I met by the way. That experience helped me get back comfortable doing public speaking which also led to me finding my voice again. On top of these things, my husband and I both had cars parked outside of our nice rental home that had more rooms than we needed. Yet still packing up that U-haul was the best decision that we could have ever made. My Higher Self was calling me to do more, calling me to do s...
11/11
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11/11

It's 11/11 And I’m up Manifesting the greatest blessings Joy, love, peace, and riches of the soul Wealth, prosperity, abundance, And Divine overflow -The Book of Corinthian
Voyage Magazine Interview
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Voyage Magazine Interview

Two weeks ago I was featured in Voyage Magazine of Dallas. In my interview, I shared information about my brand and business, The Book of Corinthian. I also had the opportunity to share more of my story, details about my vision at large, and the scoop on my latest project. You can check out the full interview here, Voyage Magazine of Dallas.
Painting Giveaway
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Painting Giveaway

It's time for a painting giveaway! I'll be doing a drawing for a 18x24 ready to hang custom abstract painting. The winner can choose from a painting currently in my collection or let me know what you want painted and I will bring it to life. The rules to be entered into the drawing are simple and can be found on my Facebook artist page! I hope that you consider entering the drawing to win a free custom painting!
New in November
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New in November

It's a new month The golden era has come The gateway to freedom Where love has already won I have no reason to worry No reason to fear Everything I've prayed for Is finally here As I keep shedding The layers that no longer serve me I will continue to bloom indefinitely With a renewed mind And a stronger spirit I am more in alignment with my vision May my heart be humbled May my courage be doubled As I embrace the new beginnings On this journey And receive God's promise -The Book of Corinthian
A Breast Cancer Love Story: Meet Survivor and Healer, Kristen “Nikki” Cook
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A Breast Cancer Love Story: Meet Survivor and Healer, Kristen “Nikki” Cook

My name is Kristen Nicolette Cook, my friends and family call me Nikki. From a very young age, I knew exactly what I wanted out of life. I mapped out my life including where I would attend college, the courses I would take, the degree I would obtain, my career after graduation, and even when I expected to meet my husband. I did this while in 6th grade and from that day on, I tried my best to go according to the plan. I’m pretty sure I heard God laugh a time or two. Deviating from this ideal plan, I ended up attending several colleges including Baylor University and Texas State University after graduating high school back in 2010. During my time at Texas State University, I donated a kidney to my aunt and gave birth to my precious, lively little girl, my sweet Olivia. While attending Lamar ...