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30 Day Raise Your Vibration Reflection
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30 Day Raise Your Vibration Reflection

Since doing the Raise Your Vibration Commitment I experienced a complete shift in my reality for the month of June. Raising my vibration and coming back to my center has helped me with mental clarity and creating a new sense of balance in my life by getting back to a place of discipline in the areas that have proved most beneficial to me on my journey so far. With Mindful Mondays, I got back in the habit of journaling my feelings regularly and I also started back writing in my planner. I am more organized. With Thankful Tuesdays and Thankful Thursdays, I started back reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. The book is about the power of gratitude and how practicing gratitude creates magic in our lives. With doing Wellness Wednesdays, I got serious about my yoga journey and finally took the time...
What My Plants Are Teaching Me About Self-Love
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What My Plants Are Teaching Me About Self-Love

Back when I worked for the State of Texas years ago, my boss told me that I should always keep a plant. She explained why by letting me know that having a plant would serve as a good indicator of how well I was taking care of myself. It made sense to me then but it makes more sense to me now. I tried my hand at keeping plants when we first moved to Dallas back in 2018. This new journey started off well, but then eventually my plants died because I wasn't being consistent with taking care of them. I also didn't take the time that I needed to learn how to care for each plant fully which also made me feel somewhat defeated. A lot of things come naturally for me, but I am also a firm believer that I can do or learn anything that I put my mind to with good intention. When spring started this ...
The Importance of My Morning Routine
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The Importance of My Morning Routine

Honoring my morning routine is one of the most beneficial ways that I practice self-care. As a mom of three children, wife, teacher, business owner, and artist my plate is full. That's cool because I love to eat; however in order to show up and be present for my family, students, and clients, I have to wake up early in the morning before every one else does. If I don't, I find myself irritable within a few hours of waking up. In some seasons I'm super strict about my morning routine. I have to meditate, pray, read, journal, burn sage, light my candles, etc. Other times I may just paint or really focus on a cleaning tasks which are both forms of meditation because I'm able to be present in the moment. Some times I'll wake up and just sit down and talk to God and write the messages that I re...
All About Vision Boards
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All About Vision Boards

The theme for my art class this year is "Visualize. Believe. Achieve" with the intentions of teaching my students how creating art and creating a vision for their lives are one in the same. During the first six weeks my first semester students made vision boards after we meditated. We jammed Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap album while doing so. They enjoyed this experience and I enjoyed it even more seeing them accomplish some of their goals as the semester progressed. Above all I witnessed them believe in themselves and gain more confidence. One of my students in particular didn't have any goals when we first started the semester. I asked him to try to come up with something to start and he finally said his goal was to make it to his 21st birthday. I teach in Oak Cliff where this is a common ...
Why I Choose To Celebrate the New Year in the Spring
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Why I Choose To Celebrate the New Year in the Spring

The winter brings about a time of reflection, moments to rest, and actions geared towards preparation for the spring. Naturally when I'm doing my reflections around this time on how far I've come, I'm also able to note what goals I still want to accomplish, plans I want to put in motion, and habits that I want to adapt. I feel hopeful, exited, and then somewhat anxious because I'm reminded that the calendar marks the start of a new year January 1st and I'm not quite where I think I "should" be. In doing my self-care rituals, spending time in meditation, and being grateful for all that God has done in my life thus far I'm reminded that spring marks the true beginning of the new year. This is when all of the zodiac signs complete their cycle and everything turns green becoming alive again. A...
What Breastfeeding Has Taught Me About Self-Care
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What Breastfeeding Has Taught Me About Self-Care

As I reflect on finishing my first semester as a middle school teacher, I note that one of my greatest accomplishments is maintaining my breast milk supply for my baby girl. This isn't my first breastfeeding journey having breastfed Jarvis Jr for 14 months and pumped milk for Legend for 4 months, but I can honestly say that "the third time is a charm". Freedom and I have the breastfeeding relationship that my heart desires and despite me going to work three weeks after her birth, we are still going strong. While I've been providing all of Freedom's nutritional needs with my milk supply, this experience has provided me with new insight in regards to self-care. One of my intentions this year was to be more selfless. With everything that went on with my family this year, breastfeeding brou...
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...
Affirmations for Self Love
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Affirmations for Self Love

Why is it easier to be more kind to others than we are to ourselves? Something to ponder and do some soul searching with if you may. The most important human relationship is the one that we have with self. We owe it to ourselves to shower self with love. We can't give anyone else that responsibility especially if we aren't giving it to ourselves. Here are some affirmations for self love. I see the beauty in my flaws. They help me with self healing and taking steps towards wholeness. I accept myself as is. I am committed to improving in the areas that I see fit with grace and patience. At every given moment I am doing my best and that is always enough. I am worthy. It's okay for me to simply be. I am extending compassion towards myself. I treat myself with kindness, love, and underst...
Joy All June
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Joy All June

I am welcoming the month of June with an open heart and mind. I am in a state of gratitude as I embark on a new journey today. I am grateful for all that is and all that is to come. This is my season and I am open to continue to learn, grow, and heal. I am breaking down barriers while rising up as I embrace my divinity. I am thankful for the gift of this new month and I will make the best of it. And so it is! Corinthian Elizabeth “All that is Love” The Book of Corinthian
10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety
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10 Natural Ways to Manage Anxiety

I grew up believing that mental illness and mental disorders only looked like straight jackets, prescription pills, and psychiatric hospitals, or the "crazy house" as those around me would say. This was partially due to images depicted on television. Another reason being the environment that I grew up in and seeing my family members suffer with mental health issues. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that mental health issues can appear in many forms. One of those forms being anxiety. Anxiety can look like the super woman of a mother that secretly obsesses over her small children eating the healthiest food and stresses about not having a college fund already in place even though they haven't started preschool yet. It can wear the face of the ambitious college student losing he...