Educate Our Hearts

I wanted to share this video of an educator that so poignantly shares her experience as a Muslim specifically post 9/11. I believe the more we seek to understand, the more we educate our hearts. Continue reading “Educate Our Hearts”

The Other Side of Immigration

I wasn’t sure what to post for yesterday’s thought-provoking post so I didn’t post at all. I remembered this video I saw on social media and decided to share it with you. I think as a society we are desensitized. We are used to seeing sadness, brokenness, hurt, pain, and suffering on television. So much so, that we forget the things we see in the news are about real people. Immigration is a heated topic and people have very strong opinions about it on both sides. This isn’t a black and white issue and I think the negative aspects get talked about more often than the other side of immigration. The sad thing is, I believe the side that isn’t talked about is the more important and most common part of immigration. Continue reading “The Other Side of Immigration”

Giving back, Community & Responsibility

As I build my business, I realize I’m lead to give back. I’m inspired by some of the most generous people I know of (Oprah, Ellen, J.K. Rowling, Bruce Halle) to incorporate giving into my own life. On the surface, it seems only natural that people who have so much would give back. The thing is, I think it’s our responsibility to give back to others. It’s important to sow into our communities and give of our time, money, and service. The responsibility doesn’t start or stop with the wealthy; it falls on all of us. Continue reading “Giving back, Community & Responsibility”

Thought-Provoking Thursday|Perception Determines Reality

Reality is a matter of perception. They say there are two sides to every story; that’s because although the facts remain the same the way they are experienced is a matter of perspective. Two people can be in the same situation and experience it differently. Two people can be presented with the same situation and respond to it differently. Just when I was about to give up on including a video for this post, I came across exactly what I was looking for!

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Thought-Provoking Tuesday- Tolerance, Understanding, Humanity

I don’t watch the news, but there are some things you can’t help but hear about. I always tell myself not to read the comments on articles that catch my attention online…the comments are always my downfall because it saddens me to see the blatant disrespect, lack of empathy, and downright hatred that some people display. Tonight as I go to sleep, I’m going to say a prayer that our hearts globally be more open to love, kindness, and acceptance of others. Sending lots of love to the world today ❤

The Richness of a Simple Life

If we want to restore our values and make the world a better place, we need to make a collective effort to be more accepting of one another.

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He-Motions

My cousin shared this video on his Facebook page today honoring Mr. Jason Wilson and the work he’s doing with local youth. I found it very inspiring and thought it would be the perfect thing to share for tonight’s post. We all process emotions differently but I love to get a glimpse into the way that men process them because it’s very different than the way women generally do. Continue reading “He-Motions”

Guest Post | Of Blame Games & Denial

Ayushi reached out to me after finding me on a meet and greet. We had a quick conversation and she expressed her interest in guest posting. She fell in love with a couple of my topics, Thought-provoking Thursday being one of them. She wrote an original piece to share with our community. Please give her a warm welcome by stopping by her blog to check out what she has to offer there regularly. Feel free to leave some kind words at the end of her debut guest post here. Continue reading “Guest Post | Of Blame Games & Denial”

Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

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Self-Depreciation Masked As Fear

If you know me, you know that I am always feeding my mind and soul. One of the ways I do so is by reading or watching talks. It’s easy to press play on a Youtube video to listen to as I go about my day. One thing that caught my attention was a talk I watched where a photographer named Sue Bryce was discussing fear. Continue reading “Self-Depreciation Masked As Fear”

Legacy

This week’s prompt is from the Oprah video I shared on Sunday. The part that spoke to me the most this time around was when Oprah shared the conversation she had with the late Maya Angelou  Continue reading “Legacy”