Peepin’ at You People Different- 7th Day of Ramadan

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**PS: there may be typos in here like crazy, however I can’t care. That’s what disables so many of us amazing souls. What has disabled me.  Caring becomes a burden for self at times. No longer.

The devil is a liar. I know this. We know this. But on my 7th day of Ramadan, I am truly recognizing that any uneasy energy imbalance I experience is caused by negative vibes. I sat in my bed last night and told myself, “I must have been crazy if I thought I wasn’t going to be tested heavily in the next 30 days!” This was after someone attempted to make their decision my issue. The uneasy energy imbalance caused by those yucky vibes are usually created from individuals who do not get their personal pleasures met. Whether you do not react a way they want you to or succumb to their opaque expression of emotion. Coming from a person who stayed with an attitude about something, as I continue to grow as a woman in self and in spirituality, attitudes become worthless by the eye-roll. Attitudes complicate pure concern, pure understanding, and pure solutions! As we grow as people of Knowledge, simply removing our lower selves and asking or telling someone what’s bothering us, what makes us happy, what scares us… just sharing anything about our TRUE self, becomes effortless and freeing. So as a woman continuously seeking Knowledge and bettering myself, I believe those individuals choose to continuously express themselves through the lower self and I have to remove myself.

For those who know the Truth and decide to project from their Lower energies, find better comfort in negative charges than investing in positive charges for themselves and others.  For they have the same tools and wisdom to grow and learn for the better of Knowledge and inner growth for the lovely journey of inner-self peace. Unfortunately but beautifully we all move to a beat from different drums however as life goes on, I’m feeling I can only surround myself with those who understand that there is only One Maker of all drums. And who do all in their conscious to praise and understand that life can be much worst. That gratitude is forever and everything. I mean, this is all of my interpretation and understanding from myself and the experiences in my life. If I can go 15-16 hours a day without digesting food and 30 days under the Holy month to show my appreciation to be here in this world, I know everyone in this world who was also created in the image of the Highest Power, can take time to look into themselves and understand who and why they are how they are.

Okay i’m done! I was just moved to type today. I had to come here for many reasons but nothing more important than my life tax of being alive. Like all the messengers sent to better this world, I’m here sharing a message. Not trying to convince or diagnose. Just sharing. May peace be with you all and Ramadan Mubarak!

Thrift Life!

elle-sendall-vc-14“Speaking of Winter, change, and all that awesome stuff.. can you say ‘whaddup new swag!’? Oh yes, your dopeness rippens with each season switch up, know this. It’s all part of the metamorphosis *winks*.  

Now at this point, it’s safe to say that many of us have let our New Year’s resolutions fall all the way back. Some of us hung in there for a month or two but definitely by the time summer hit, it was vacation mode on basically everything. Trust, I’ve done some slacking for sure. Now playtime is over and we have to get back to the grind, full fledge levels.

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Whew, it gets real. But hey, it’s not all business right? *birdman hand rub* (sidenote:why is that guy so creepy?) Who knows, but I digress..

Alright, so one thing that pops into my head as the Fall season creeps in is ‘Oh, I need to go thrifting, ASAP.’ Yea, there may be more pressing things to think about, but new clothes never stops being relevant. Especially when you have to thug your life out through the New York weather (if you’ve dealt with it you know….it gets brick). I’m sure many of you can relate to that struggle of trying to keep up with the weather remixes while maintaining a reasonable bank account.  

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Let’s face it, our style changes yearly and each season is an opportunity to really come into ourselves. Trends fade and tastes mature. With that, so must the wardrobe. Well, the thrift store is ideal for that. Once you get past the notion of other people owning your clothes, you can really come up and find some serious gems for the lowski. If you go into the right thrift store with $100, I promise you’ll walk out feeling like the most accomplished shopper in the world. New scarves, hats, boots, sweaters, vintage dresses, blouses…everything lit.

You get to really be creative with outfit combinations and not have to worry about breaking your pockets to one. Unique is it.  From experience, the best one to visit is in Downtown Brooklyn. It’s huge and literally feels like a treasure hunt. Now, if the “pre-owned clothing” life isn’t your cup of tea, then you can definitely reap the same benefits from AliExpress.com.. They have so many dope pieces for wild cheap! Clearance shopping from the comfort of your home??

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Keep an open mind and the hauls are limitless. Whether you’re in the thrift store physically or fake thrifting online, the goal is to get your money’s worth and move into the new season with a wardrobe customized to meet your swag. and keep you warm. Happy shopping!

Fall Shows Back! September Series Premiere Calendar

Yeah, it’s Fall time. Time for all of our favorite shows that we love to cuddle up with to return to the tube. Get your DVRs and calendars ready for this list highly anticipated I’m sure! You should have enough time to curve distractions, gather the girls and go wine shopping by knowing when you can expect your ish to come back on TV. Don’t see your show or interested in that brand new series? Let me know. This calendar can be easily updated!

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*Modern Family airs on ABC. woops.😉

 Sunday September 27th:

Sunday, Sep. 27
Bob’s Burgers season six premiere, 7:30P: Fox
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series finale movie, 8p: CBS
Once Upon a Time season five premiere, 8p: ABC
The Simpsons season 27 premiere, 8p: Fox
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season three premiere, 8:30p: Fox
Family Guy season 14 premiere, 9p: Fox
The Last Man on Earth season two premiere, 9:30p: Fox

9-4-15 :: Happy BeyDay, Bih!

It’s Queen Bey’s 34th birthday and like every other national holiday, the world will be celebrating it all together. My love for Beyonce isn’t as exaggerated as the beyhive but it’s on medium high levels genuinely. The best overall performer alive in the world (IMO), hardworker, MILF to the gawds and amazing wife. To the woman who always manages to do everything with style and grace, Happy Birthday, Yoncé.

Check out the cutest post of Beyonce’s loved ones sharing songs that compliment their relationship with Bey. (Still Tippin’ though? Bey is such her environment on the medium low)

VMA 2015 Recap by @AsToldByTiffy

The VMAs were this past Sunday and as always with MTV, the fuckery reigned. I knew this was headed towards a disaster when Miley Cyrus was going to be hosting. I’ll pass. I caught some of the performances, Nicki’s “Miley, What’s Good?” inquiry and of course King Yeezus and his speech to the gawds. Needless too say, the show wasn’t that exciting this year.

It’s great to know that you can find someone who kind of feels the same way and willing to give a synopsis of what really matters.  And that someone is the lovely Tiffy Stewart. She recently covered the VMAs in 20 minutes detailing the “need to know.” Gotta love it! Saving some time while still sipping the current events tea. Check it out! Especially to hear Tiff’s view on Kanye West and how we Millennials received his message. She mentions Miley, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift too. I’m sure you will enjoy it! Be sure to subscribe and follow her as well! You won’t be disappointed!

September Is Here – Time for Change!

Great evening all! Thank you first and foremost for letting me get out my previous post. I appreciate those who actually have been following the blog for years and check in here and there! We are upon the beginning of a new season, my favorite, Autumn. Let’s bring in some new habits, revise some things in your lifestyles and start creating the environment we want for ourselves now!

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Besides the fact that all of our favorite shows are resuming and the overrated “cuffing season” soon commences, Fall brings opportunity to reorganize, de-clutter and develop healthy habits. Our dosages of Vitamin D will be lessening and our bodies automatically slowly seep into survival/hibernation mode. The best thing to start with would be mental and physical space. These activities will help you de-clutter your environment and attract a peace of mind before your Fall calendar fills!

Clean the mirrors and walls in your home
     I’m really big on energy free-flowing and leaving some remnants on everything it graces. Get some warm soapy water and go to work on the walls in your house. Put on your favorite jams and “wax on – wax off” on those walls. Adding a couple drops of your favorite essential oil will definitely bring a boost of the “new you” in the home!  I’d recommend these essential oils for the season. Essential oils, especially citrus and spices are very intense so use lightly:

Sweet Orange 

Cinnamon
Cardamom
Sweet Almond
Vanilla
Frankincense

Reorganize your closet!
It’s time to get the racerbacks, camos and daisy dukes out of the drawers. Go through all of your wardrobe and see what can go to charity or a donation bin. The whole idea is to grind all winter so you can buy more clothes in the Spring… or whatever motivates you to give back and stay motivated. Pull out the bins to switch clothes out. If you need a new dresser, start making those moves. Your more organized your closet, the more time you can plan your outfit in your head from your cozy bed.

Collect the Dust Bunnies
  Dust holds all of the cooties, hair balls, and whatever else tumbles in the corners and cracks of your room/home. Weather it’s a feather duster using the attachment  on a vacuum, clean it up! =)

Organize your computer/laptop/tablet.
Delete some emails, photos, note drafts and anything else that you do not need anymore. (You can always store them in a cloud, email folder, DropBox,etc. if they are good for a rainy day.) Give your devices  break for a while and let up on some of that space that you will be grateful for as your goals and schedules build! This includes your contacts as well.

Go through your refrigerator and pantries.
If you didn’t know, as the weather gets colder, our body begins to preserve itself. So slower heart rate and slower metabolism to obtain heat and energy. So you remember how easy (or not so easy) it was in June to run off that row of Oreos? It’s going to be a bit tougher to do so in the Fall/Winter months. Find alternatives for cozy snacking, refill the fridge with healthier foods with vibrant colors.

Create a time to gain a peace of mind.
Yoga, Meditation, Writing, Painting, completing a puzzle. Whatever it is that brings you joy, tranquility and an inner smile, MAKE TIME FOR IT DAILY! Twice a day if you can. Constantly influencing the creativity in ourselves gives the sense of self-confidence, self-worth and self-love. As soon as you wake up or right before you go to bed, align this activity with something you do everyday so you can easily make it a daily habit!

There are a few things to get you started! It’s the first week of the month so pace yourself but get. it. done. What are some things you do it get yourself prepared for the Fall seasons? Let me know below.

My intention is always that of helping at least one person. =)

Don’t Call It a Comeback (Season)

For months I’ve had this voice in the back of my head trying to convince me to start writing online again. I went through searches for “returning back to your blog”, how to get motivated to write again”, It was serious. It wasn’t until after a week of disappointing results from various articles and sentences pulled from forum responses that I tried once more. This time, I googled “long break from blogging” and the first link was the very blog post that lead me to this text box. Initially.

The blog post was written by Marya Jan and it is about her struggle with returning back to writing/blogging after a long break. After a 30 minute of searching and reading her first paragraph, I had to sit in a quick silence to thank the SEO gawds. She was speaking facts only  from line to line. Same struggle just a different storyline. Change whether good or bad happens and you get caught up in grounding yourself in it.  I mean, isn’t that what this internet thing is for? Hoping there’s at least one person out of the 85% of internet users in this country that can relate to the situation? hmph. Well, I found that ass. Marya and I were here:

I know Marya and I aren’t the only people who feel or has felt like newly balancing “adult life” while building towards a dream gets so intense at times. Balance is so ESSENTIAL in life and I cannot stress this enough. Enforce daily practice of balance ’til the day we dee ah ee.  As the stress of change happens, imbalance instantly takes place because we’ve begun to abandon the very hobbies that gave us joy. Everyone goes through it. Our pleasures become the feeling of chores. We have to revive that habit and get back to the money.  Whatever give us a sense of peace. cleanliness. relieve. Whether it’s making origami or reading scriptures.  We have to hold on to that! It’s here for us to take in the journey of life. Life comes at us fast {pause}, cool. But we deserve to take a chill pill (figuratively, guys…but I mean, whatever your vice) and use just as much time (if not more) for what you love to do. And staying true to that.

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your thoughts.”
-Honore de Balzac

Those habits help create the paths in our lives to understanding our purpose her on Earth. We owe our true purpose to this life we live just as much as anyone we look up to, dammit! Trust in the journey. As life goes on, we realize it’s the best part!

BOTTOM LINE:: Just do it. If you have to question an idea and have nothing tallied on the “Life threatening outcome” to attempting it, attempt it, bro. Fear is assbackwards after a while and it doesn’t allow you to get the scabs, bruises and migraines that are requirements in becoming who you KNOW you already are. Hell, may just surprise ya damn self. Get back on your game! ENJOY IT! My intention with this is not only to practice exactly what I’ve preached in this post, but to reach someone who feels me here just as I did Marya. Hey, they might even find me the same way. I’m just trahn get back on my payments to the Payback. I’m here. And you are here with me. And we got each other. I hope WE can find the answers, Sway.

Millennials, we all we got.

This was my reintroduction to myself, to others, to other’s selves, that it’s time to throw quiet doubt and give the people what they want. You have something these people need and you can’t bet on anymore time keeping it from them. Or yourself. I hope this touched at least one of you today. Knowledge is love. And knowledge aids in the finesse.

And who in the hell doesn’t want to efficiently finesse??

Exactly. It’s September. The distractions fade. The Autumn breeze eliminates anything lit that has served its purpose already and the hibernation mentality begins to settle. Grind. Persevere. Work. WORK. Enjoy. Finesse. Repeat.

IT’S PAYBACK, TIME!