Honoring African American women entrepreneurs and scholarship awardees at last weekend's Madam CJ Walker Luncheon and Economic Empowerment Seminar given by my organization, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Pa Chapter, #33MCJW,#Sisterhood,#Empowerment ,#1000InTheBuilding
Rest up a little today, you deserve it. But don’t pull up the hand brake, find that next gear and setup your next week’s success, this afternoon. Setup your April success in March. 👍🏽🤓 #planning#striveforgreatness
Would we be ready when this day comes? Don't be deceived by those who say God's laws and feast days no longer matter. Elijah is coming to restore ALL TRUTH and PURE WORSHIP and gather all of God's children from the 4 corners of the earth. Will you be ready and willing to go when he (or she) arrives?
Have you ever been through the archaic and bizarre tradition of the drawing room ‘parade’. It involves carrying a tray of tea and goodies to a roomful of strangers and being put on display.
The demands are that the girl has to be perfect in every respect; from looks to household chores and of course, the ‘age factor’. Somehow they expect you to have a degree in medicine or engineering, but still not be older than 21.
Most people are incredulous, they think that the ‘tea trolley’ custom doesn’t exist anymore – but they are wrong. Even in this time and age, this demeaning practice is prevalent and must not be ignored. It is a custom that should be stigmatised but instead it is frequently promoted.
If you want to read more about the drawing room culture parade, read the blog. The link is in the bio.
Also, what do you think of this tea trolley culture? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Tracking food isn’t for everyone ✨
In the past, I’ve always had the ethos that I trained to eat - I’ve always trained regularly,
1. because I like to move my body, feel strong & look after the movement & functioning of my body
2. so that I can enjoy life with the food I enjoy eating. I’m not talking junk food & takeaways, I enjoy eating whole & natural, yummy foods but in HIGH volume.
When it comes to changing the aesthetics of your body the 2 main focus points are training hard & eating less - the complete reverse to what I’ve always done. My main issue was tracking my macronutrients & making sure I was hitting a high protein goal on a plant based diet. Now, this can be done & I was doing it most days however, it’s the way in which I was doing it that started to upset the functioning of my body. The foundation on my diet stayed the same, eating fresh & natural foods but the pressure of hitting my protein goal with little spare time to always constantly prep my food meant that I started turning to supplementing protein through processed bars & shakes simply for convenience. Usually, I listen to my body and only eat when I feel hungry or after I’ve trained to replenish but to hit that protein goal I was having to eat when I could. Not only did this cause my stomach to become inflamed internally but mentally, I was pressuring myself to hit set goals, I was extremely tired & not enjoying my meals so much.
Through different lifestyle factors (not just the programme) stress bought my body to a halt & I had to have 4 weeks off of training, now I’m slowly getting back to it on a new exercise programme but I’ve decided to completely stop counting calories & macros & feed my body on what I think it needs - already I feel SO much better 🤩
Tracking food isn’t for everyone, if it’s not making you happy or it’s not something you’ve done before, listen to your body & make sure it’s happy with the changes. There’s nothing wrong with experimenting & trying something new, I’ve learnt A LOT about my body that I didn’t know before but knowing when something isn’t working for you is key 💫
#AFFIRMATIONTRAIN 23RD MARCH.
I affirm that my life is upgraded by the Word of God, and I am living a life that is full of possibilities. I am in Christ; therefore, I have ceased from all struggles! The supernatural is my daily experience. As I feed and digest on the Word, my future is assured! My success in life is guaranteed and unstoppable because I have made the Word of God my contemplation. The Word of God is my life, and it's exalted in my heart, above every thought, desire, belief, and aspiration! The Word has gained the mastery over my spirit, soul, and body, giving me a formidable mind-set—the mindset of the just! I experience victory, success, health, and abundance today and always because I live in the Word, by the Word, and through the Word! My strength is renewed today, and my whole being is invigorated because the Word is alive in me. Hallelujah! I am filled with the fullness of God. I am not ordinary; eternity is laid in my heart, and my days on earth are days of glory, days of grace. I live out the transcendent life of greatness, excellence, and success inherent in my spirit, as I walk according to God’s Word today and at all times. Blessed be God. Blessed be God!
SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES NOW .
• Be bold to say the same things that God has said concerning you in His Word. That is what takes you beyond salvation, to enjoy the benefits of salvation ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. .
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Today this little flower made me stop dead in my tracks... ♡
This little flower was surrounded by beautiful flawless flowers. All with perfect petals and vibrant colours... but this little "broken" flower, covered in permanent reminders of life's brutal events that caused its scars and "flaws"... it radiated pure beauty! ♡
It reminded me that although life can knock you for a six and other people can hurt you to the point that their actions leave you with permanent scars... Whether it is physical, emotional or mental scars. It is scars that will forever be with you...
Dispite having these scars, you still matter! You are still beautiful! And people will still stop and admire you in all your beauty, scars and all. The right people/person will accept and love you for who you are. You just have to keep going, keep shining your own light and be proud of who you are! ♡
One of the best self care tips has to be meal prep, trust me if you batch cook today you will thank yourself later in the week. Having a nourishing meal to look forward to can really boost your mood!
لا شيء يستغرق طاقتك مثل التأنيب.. لا شيء يهدر حاضرك مثل التأنيب..
لا شيء يهدم مستقبلك مثل التأنيب..
لا شيء يستنزف استحقاقك لما تتمنى مثل التأنيب كان لنفسك أو لغيرك..
تأكد أن تحرر ذاتك وغيرك من اللوم.. لست الولي لتُقيِّم مدى إستحقاقية الغير لما هم عليه..
لست المُحصي لتدرك كل العوامل المؤثرة في اختيارات الغير..
لست العليم لتقيم الحد على كل من أخطأ
ولست الخبير لتدرك النوايا.. لست العدل المقسط لتكن على يقين من أحكامك
فمعايير الله مختلفة تماماً عن معاييرك وتجارب الآخرين مختلفة تماماً عن تجاربك وتحدياتهم ليست تحدياتك..
تجرد من الأحكام وانفضها عنك.. ستعيش تجربة مختلفة تماماً عندما تخفف عنك وزر غيرك وتنشغل بتقبل قصورك وإعادة الترميم..
لن يختل العالم بدوني أو بدونك.. لكن عندما نتشافى من لوم الذات والآخر نتمكن من البناء بدلاً من الهدم..
I intend to allow my emotions to be balanced so they can support the manifestation of all my goals and desires smoothly. 🙏🏻
أنوي السماح للإتزان في مشاعري تجاه أهدافي ورغباتي أن يدعم تجليها بأيسر الإحتمالات..🙏🏻