Pre-pandemic my lifestyle was simple and predictable. I went to work, the gym, the grocery store and home unless I was traveling. I am what some would call a creator of habit. I don't do well with unwelcome change & I know where I put everything. I know right...who would have thought.
So here's the tea! This pandemic came with challenges. I took the opportunity to spend my time learning new skills like baking and working with raw materials. I spend a great deal of time in the yard, painting, writing and planting flowers. You guys know how I feel about flowers. I have watched friends and family start gardens and spend more time with their loved ones. The down time in my mind was a much needed reset for families, relationships, the ozone, and everyday life.
Everyone keeps talking about the "new normal". I always insert my strong opinion that there is NOTHING NORMAL about a pandemic, wearing masks, being afraid of everyone coughing, being afraid to leave your home and not seeing your loved ones. It is not normal to live in fear and isolation worried about basic needs...rent, lights, water or food. Life right now is not normal! Stop saying new normal...LOL! The real news is that we are still here to tell the story. The question is which story will you tell? The Bible tells us we have power to speak a thing and it will happen. You have what you say and you can do what you believe.
Thriving through during the different seasons of your life is essential to your development. No one wants to die as they were born. Everyone has great purpose. It's my prayer that you know your purpose and are living in your truth everyday. We need love, a blessed assurance, unity and compassion during these trying times. We can't stop the media from pumping fear into our homes but we can choose to turn off the TV and pray. We can't stop any illness or sickness but we can ensure our bodies as strong and immune systems boosted. It's all about focusing on the solution.
Change begins within. Everything we need is already inside. Solutions to your situations are inside you and powered by your faith. So here is the challenge, for the next 15 days I want you to do the following:
These tips have helped me reach a level of "okness" because at one point sis was not OK. For two weeks I was a hot mess. I baked and cried my way though my emotions until I was ready to gather myself remembering who I am. Being single during this pandemic has been mentally difficult. It was hard before, but being involuntarily shut down created idol time for me to think about the one thing missing from my life. But we will save that soap box for another time and space.
For now, we are thriving, serving and aware of who we are and how we can help others who need to be encouraged and uplifted. My heart hopes that you and your families are well. Know that you are in my heart and thoughts. Stay well...
Thank you for being the best part of my day.
All my love,
I love to make easy, fresh, quick meals. It's no secrete Salmon is one of my favorite meals. This easy recipe is sure to make you feel warm and tingly on the inside. Give it a try and don't forget to leave a comment to let me know how you did.
How to Make Cajun Salmon Pasta
I don't trust people who put salt on watermelon. Watermelon is perfect as is. I wanted to share how I cut watermelon making it easy to eat, store share and enjoy no matter the occasion. I hope you enjoy. Happy Watermelon season!
Let's face it, life can be challenging. The world moves rapidly and trying to keep up can distract our focus away from important things that mean the most. It was on my heart to encourage you by reminding you to take a moment this week to give thanks for your spouse or partner. Being married is no cake walk, however, it is a beautiful reflection of God's love. If you are blessed to be married take a moment to sit with your beloved and together give thanks for the grace to have and hold each other.
What better time to reset and refocus your relationship than right now. While the world faces crisis, make sure your relationship is thriving, solid and strong. This mindfulness exercise will recharge your heart, mind, body, and soul reaffirming your solidarity.
Here are some thankful starters to get you going, or you can create your own:
Be thankful you are with a person who decided life was better with you than without you.
Be thankful God released your mate when He did.
Be thankful knowing someone has your best interest at heart even when you can't seem to pull it together.
Be thankful you have someone to share your fears, shortcomings and concerns with.
Be thankful you have a partner who is going to push you, protect you, love you, challenge you and encourage you.
Be thankful you have someone to come home too.
Be thankful you have someone to cook for.
Be thankful you have someone who pays attention and knows when something is wrong.
Be thankful knowing you never have to make a decision alone.
Be thankful for balance.
Be thankful for unity.
Be thankful for the power of two becoming one.
In EVERY THING give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you! 1Thessalonians 5:18.
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XO, Lady Kay
In this season "Greater is He" is your fall back plan. Many Americans are feeling the impact from the global pandemic. Many have falling into fear, panic and anxiety nervous about what is to come. The uncertainty of U.S. boarders, the presidential election, government changes, business shut downs, school closures and possible loss of constitutional rights is enough to make any human mind worry. In order to offer some comfort, let me what I believe God is about to do and what we must do to in order to make it out of this with our righteous minds.
Prayer, self-reflection, re-positioning, preparation and rest is the first measure in protecting your peace of mind. As new updates are released daily, it's easy to be overcome with anxiety and nervousness...In our human form it's a natural reaction. However, as believers we have to tap into the truth and seek God for wisdom. The word of God is always a lamp for our feet and a light on our path. When we can't see, trusting God's supersedes all else.
God will never leave you nor will He forsake you. We know Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We know a thousand my fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, BUT IT SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU. We know ALL things work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
We know there is nothing to hard for God! In this season of uncertainty, you never have to question Gods plan and power. You are never alone. You never have to fear. You never have to question if God is with you. You do however have to pray, prepare, rest and re-position.
If you start to feel overwhelmed or anxious - STOP - PRAY - REST - Re-POSITION (SPRR).
At the end of this, God will get the glory and we shall overcome. If you can't do or remember anything else, remember to cast your cares upon Him, for He cares for you! Call upon Him and He will answer. Seek Him and find Him.
Have a blessed week. Stay in peace, Stay well, Stay active and use SPRR when you start to forget who's you are. I promise it works if you work it. Please share and comment. I welcome your feedback. Let's keep the conversation going.
I love everything about you and there is nothing you can do about it!
Mental Heath is vital especially right now. It's your business to ensure you are taking care of yourself. For some this will be hard, however, you must learn to put yourself first. My advise...maintain your normal routine as much as possible or create a more beneficial routine (if you need help doing this, I am here to work with you).
Here are some ideas and tips to help you decrease feelings of depression and anxiety:
1. Shower and get dressed daily
2. Eat protein and veggies. No sugar!
3. Stay hydrated
4. Walk 30 min a day or some form of cardio. Get some Fresh air.
5. Hug 3 to 4 days daily
6. Cuddle when possible and often
7. Avoid negative social media. If you can't handle the media LOG OFF.
9. Get a plant or fresh flowers
10. Dance and sing out loud... have some fun.
11. Color, paint or scrapbook family photos
12. Garden or play in dirt
13. Pray, rejoice & give thanks TO GOD in all things everyday
For me, flowers are my normal. I keep fresh flowers..I love the way they smell. They instantly elevate my mood. I also do all of the suggestions above. It helps me to stay away from the blues. It's a conscious decision to create an environment where I can thrive and be well. I can't be well, if I am depressed and overwhelmed. So i shut it down, I bring my thoughts under submission to things that are of good report, positive and uplifting.
I am praying for you and want you to be well while we find ourselves in unchartered waters with "Da Rona".
My thing...if it make you happy, do it. If it makes you sad, don't do it.
Don't compromise your mental wellness. Be at peace and protect your sanity. Be sure to share and comment. Hugs!
Much love, light and peace,
#momentswithkay #flowertherapy #hellospring #fallforward #staywell #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #chooseToLive #EmbraceLife #fightforpeace #keepyourmindstayedonhim
Making your dreams come true starts with how you see yourself in your dream. Everyone can dream, however, everyone does not believe they are worthy of their dreams. Knowing that you are worthy of your dreams is the first step to manifesting your hearts desire. NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Let your faith, desires and beliefs cultivate your dreams giving you the power to do what must be done in order for you to see your dreams manifested. Do not waste one more day wishing, complaining or feeling sorry for yourself. Invest your time, energy and focus towards actions and plans moving you closer to your dreams.
Dr. King had a dream. He took action steps to grow that dream. His perception of his purpose aligned with his dream and his focus was absolute. His dream was full of purpose, destiny and his unwavering determination left a legacy for many generations.
What will your legacy be? What will people see when they look at your life? Is your vision clear and aligned with your purpose? Are you determined to see your dreams through to the end?
Make the rest of your life the best of your life knowing you are worthy of all good things. And don't believe the hype... Good things come to those who go out and get it.
Peace, love and light,
A new decade presents a new chance to embrace freedom. Freedom is your passport to explore life without limits, to love freely, and to embrace necessary change.
I challenge you to make 2020 your year of freedom and exploration. This is the perfect time to invest in yourself, travel the world and do what makes you happy.
Freedom was once given. Today, freedom is a choice. Everyone has the ability to live freely...heart, body and soul.
You can do more of what you love and desire when you learn the basics. Here are 20 ways to create a life of freedom and simplicity:
1. Love Yourself Over Everything
2. Trust God
3. Stress about nothing, pray about everything
4. Learn what you can live without
6. Consume less, give more, and invest in yourself
7. Find balance
8. Make your health a priority
10. Show kindness
11. Spend quality time with people you love
14. Journal once a week
15. Stop doing things that you don't want to do
16. Live in your purpose
17. Love again
19. Go to therapy or work with a coach
20. Never forget who you...Never settle for less
May 2020 be a year of clarity, freedom and purpose. You are here for a reason, don't let another year or decade find you lost, broken, bitter, unclear, unfocused, frustrated, angry, reluctant or regretful. Let it go. Forgive. Move on. Trust God. Do everything with purpose. Know that you are more than whatever held you back. After today, choose to move forward and do not look back.
Peace and blessings,
Many times, people find themselves with the Holiday blues. If that’s you or someone you know, I want to encourage your heart this morning. Let this year be the year you control your emotions, thoughts, intentions and actions. Here are a few tips to overcome the holiday blues:
Today, I invite you to be a part of my holiday mission. Normally my organization hosts a holiday party to raise money for our holiday charity event. This year, we are asking you make a donation to help support 10 to 15 less fortunate families this holiday season. With your support together, we can make it happen. Consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount today. Proceeds will go toward providing needed items to families with children this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your support.
Happy Holidays to all,
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I want to encourage your heart by letting you know everything is going to be OK. I know sometimes it feels like you might scream if one more thing goes wrong - or maybe that's just me LOL, but just remember things are better than they seem even when it does not feel like it.
Nothing happening in your life is happening by mistake. Everything we experience is a part of God's master plan bringing us closer to His will and plan for our lives. It gives me peace and confidence knowing everything is working for my good no matter how badly I feel like I have messed up. I'm thankful God is faithful to forgive me and you over and over again. Hardship is an unavoidable part of life. The hardship however is not the focus. The focus is how will you choose to endure it? The trial is in how you respond while going through the storm. For we now that even though weapons form - - they WILL NOT prosper, Amen.
Have a great weekend. Do something this week to show yourself love.
#LoveOverEverything #LivingOnGrace #ThePowerofBelieving #ThePowerofChoice #LivingByFaith
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