Let this sink in your head and sizzle. This hoes to any friendhsip. Yall watch yall circle and keep people around you that celebrate you and not tolerate you. Secondly, watch for one-way street when things only convenient for them. In life any relationship ends with a SHIP needs communication and keep it a two-way street. #readthatagain 💯✊🏾
WHATEVER YOU ARE NOT CHANGING ...
YOU ARE CHOOSING ...
. . #readthatagain .
So many people message me and say they wish they could change this or that ... .
I give them the best most researched educated advice I can give them.
Only to have them choose not to follow through ... .
I’m not being a bitch ya’ll, just real ! .
If you don’t change you choose to stay where you are ... . #yourchoice #choosechange #iwanttohelpyou #thechoiceisyours #bethechange
#CaptionRealTalk ...When you DON'T, but DO, and that EUPHORIA you get when it's DONE! 😉
DON'T KEEP WATCHING THE DOOR THAT HF HAS CLOSED, THAT YOU MISS THE ONE THAT HAS OPENED! 👀 #StayWoke ! #ReadThatAgain !
... We live in a world FULL of entitled people! Narcissism, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Psychopaths are at an all time high under the guise of being "spiritual"... Just because you offer an opinion does not mean I have to agree with you... and just because you ask ask does not mean I have to say yes! ... Be weary of all this "SPIRITUAL ARROGANCE" floating around trying to control your mind, body, and spirit! Deception comes in all forms (male and female). Watch these self proclaimed "WOKE" folks who live opposite the rhetoric they profess! ... If you truly believe in what you are proselytizing, then your life should be a reflection of THAT worldview!
RP👉🏾Thank you @templeof_maat for this reminder!
This boy, y’all.
He’s just the sweetest. ❤️
If you’re going thru an especially rough patch with one of your kiddos, let me take a minute to encourage you: be intentional, be willing to change you, and be willing to change your ways of loving them.
Nolan has been my hardest kiddo thus far. There was a solid year and a half when he wanted me zero percent. Which especially sucks when you still have to discipline and they already don’t want you. 😭😭😭
But, it’s getting better.
And I’m changing.
Or at least, I’m working to change me.
And he’s actually forming cohesive communication which helps immensely.
Our mother-son relationship has been rocky the last few years, and I’ve been more than desperate so many times.
He’s my first boy. And myself being the oldest of 3 girls, raising boys has been totally new experience. But I’ve chosen to change my ways of loving him and chosen to be more intentional with him when sister isn’t around. And it’s making a world of difference. I mean, he actually MISSES me now. Which, is pretty huge. •
So to my mommy-friends, to my sister-girls who are struggling with one of your babies: Don’t give up. Don’t for a second give up on your ability to love them as they need to be loved, nor in their ability to come back to you.
God has given you every ounce of everything that you need to be their mama. You lack nothing that God can’t provide. And, every day, He has promised to sustain you. Every day He will hold you, and carry your heart, as you carry the hearts of your babies.
And He will show you and guide you and speak to you, because the God that created your babies, also created you to be their Mama. #readthatagain
But most of all, sis, He will do all those things just because He loves you.
Oh, how He loves you.
And He knows you.
I mean, like He really knows you.
And He knows your weaknesses as a mom, too. He doesn’t expect perfection, from you. He expects humility. Parenthood is this beautiful, hard, and often lonely place that allows us to humble ourselves before the Creator of all things and walk in intimacy with Him.
So, let your guard down, sister. Let him in. After all, He knows your babies better than you do, anyway. ❤️
READ THAT AGAIN!! !! ! Men are so quick to call a woman crazy or bipolar or say that there must be another guy in her life when in all actuality she's a reflection of how he is treating her and he leaves the blame on her. Men wake up. When you have a woman stressing you and begging for your attention it's because she cares and she wants you, but when she's silent, oh when she silent she's giving up on you and shell soon be gone. Don't like that she's bitchy? Show her some attention. Don't like that she's silent give her something to talk about! Hate that she doesn't seem happy? Maybe because you took her smile away. Idk I'm just the messenger don't shoot me 😏 #imjustthemessenger#dontgetmadatme#shesareflectionofyou#mirroredimage#reflection#menquotes#womenquotes#readthatagain#readitagain#treatherright
It started as a small thing: I'll be sober for the first week of the year to kickstart some clarity for 2019. Then that week felt great, so I did another. And another. And then I hit a month and was like, "Whoa." Now it's been five months, and I want to share a few things I've learned being sober in 2019.
(Note for context: I wasn't an addict. This is just a little experiment I'm conducting on myself.)
If you listen to the podcast I recently posted with my mom (Episode #13 ), you'll know that alcoholism and I are old friends. We go way back. I'm proficient in binge drinking, and love my whiskey and a Guinness, but removing myself from its delicious escapism has taught me three things:
1. The more excuses I made, the more fear I created. Every excuse and reason that I had about continuing to drink was exactly the reason I needed to not drink. Because excuses are fear in disguise and fear kidnaps power. But I got sick of that and decided to take my power back because I got a whole bunch of shit to do and be and become...
2. Each confrontation of an excuse is a reclamation of power. #ReadThatAgain#HearThatTruthGoBoom
3. I started to realize my deeper limiting beliefs were largely rooted in the fear of being brave, judged, uncomfortable, or in pain. But here's the thing - I didn't even realize how much power I was giving away to fear until I did this. I had NO IDEA how much liberation was out there until I decided to claim it.
By doing the thing I wanted to avoid, I've grown stronger, clearer, and braver. And I'm not the only one.
My buddy @traverboehm doesn't drink. My friend @leiladylla doesn't drink. My friend @beingisbeautiful didn't drink all of 2018. My friend @createthelove recently took some time off from drinking to reassess his relationship with it. The point is this: People are doing this more and more often, and I love that.
Intoxication has a huge place in our culture and society. But today I'm standing up for sobriety. Because it's a great thing to explore and not enough people are. If you've been considering it, I encourage you to try.
Step out of the bottle so you can read the label and discover who you truly are.