Renew & Regroup…

I remember being a kid I was free, no worries, and wanted to just always feel new all over again.  As an adult their is times that I wish I can go back to being that kid again with a no worries mind and renew who I can be.  Sometimes we can tend to get off track and forget what the purpose is of what we need to be doing.

October is the month I take back all of my thoughts, my visions, my actions to renew & regroup what I have been meaning to do.  I have been feeling a little stagnant from what I had my focus on.  I recently took a trip with friends to Turks & Caicos Island; every morning around 7:00 AM I would wake up to go running.  One morning I ran to the track they had at a school and I just started to talk to GOD and praise him for all he has done.  As I was sitting I asked him if he was here and listening in what I had to say I felt the wind just smack me in the face!  Yep he was right their.  That is when I realized everything I was surrounded by and everything I have ever asked for in the past I was blessed because GOD knew the desires of my heart.  I felt like a new person was coming back to the US after the trip.  I had to go away to a foreign country to get my  spirit and soul back in order the way I knew it was suppose to be but I got side track.

Taking the time to write, taking the time to read, and taking the time to have personal time to just sit in peace is something I had lost connection with.  I am finding my way back because I know I am here to help guide others on a journey that they are finding ways to get too.

 

 

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Living Free…

It’s been awhile since I last posted! Just been dealing with transitions, being busy, and taking in more lessons on my journey. One thing I gained a lot of knowledge on these past months has been FREEDOM! Freedom of land, freedom of space, freedom of your heart/soul/spirit, freedom of you! 

The meaning of FREEDOM is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.  Having the power to take over things in your life is important! We can always control our journey & we can make ways to help it along the way. We tend to get locked in our minds that we may not be able to stick to a goal/value or people tell us we can’t do the goal/value. Then that takes our minds into the “I can’t” attitude someone has taken our thoughts and locked them up. 

In the journey of dating I got the lesson that being free is a great thing. When you are single & in the journey of finding love you have all obligations to learn what you want. In the journey of fitness you have all right to transform your body into what you want to. In the journey of searching for your faith it’s all avenues to this journey. All of this to say it’s ok to be free & to learn what you feel is the best thing for your soul! Living free has been one of the lessons I learned in 2016 it has taught me I have the power to attain anything I put my mind. 

“Love the life you live…Live the life you love.” — Anonymous 

Love,Eat,Pray,Grow💋Love,MarleyMel

SPEAKING THINGS…Write It…Say It…Think It…

One day a friend told me to start listening to Earl Nightingale. When I first looked at his videos I said “Why am I looking at these old videos!!!” As I started to look at the videos this man was discussing how your thoughts can help you become what you want to be. We have to speak things into life and we must have a positive mind set about it. 

Speaking things can be hard at times. When I would go through a rough time I would talk down to myself; I felt like the world was going to end.  I always felt as if the situation would stay stuck and I never had the thoughts/ideas to make the changes. When going through a difficult situation we can tend to say things that can bring us down. Our minds can automatically be set into a thought of negativity and then it comes out of our mouths! Once we speak it then we can tend to believe it.  Then we will start to see little things that maybe what we spoke into existence.  It’s up to our minds to make the changes in order for the situation to be changed. 

Sometimes our minds can think or see things that may not always be true. Writing things down has been a big help for my journey of growth.  It tends to hold me accountable for what I would like to achieve. Vision boards let me see what I want in my future and what I know I will achieve. Speaking the words “I Am…” Has helped my thought process become positive because these two words hold a powerful meaning. All these things are a way to hold on to keeping yourself accountable and keeping your mind busy on the positive end results. When on a journey to change a process is going to be very rough and days you are going to want to revert back to the old YOU! Having to think it, write it, say it all is a combination of wanting things in your world.  Always remember you are what you want to be and once you set your mind on the positive you must speak it! Once you speak it it can be given to you! 

Eat,Pray,Love,Grow💜Love,MarleyMel

UNPRETTY…Beauty Is Within…

I was in a TLC type of mood one night and the song “Unpretty” came on. As I was listening to the song the hook stood out.. “My outsides look cool, My insides are blue, Every time I think I’m through, It’s because of you, I’ve tried different ways but it’s all the same, At the end of the day I have myself to blame, Believe I’m just trippin’ yeah.”  This song really explains when you feel unpretty how it can make you feel inside.

Beauty defines the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest). The song came out in 1999 during that time I was going through a lot of self-esteem changes. I never understood what my inner beauty truly was. I always felt like I had to search for what beauty was or where it came from. My thoughts about myself would bring me to a point I was not feeling myself and I felt like the ugly girl. Not until I did soul searching on myself and started to realize where beauty comes from.  People can make us feel a way about ourselves sometimes and then it trickles to our minds that it is true!!! Then you always feel a heavy weight on your shoulder from it! I was at the point when it came time to look into the mirror I would just cry.  As time went by I had to start to make changes in my thoughts! I remembered as a little girl my mom would say “God created us all different, he makes us all look unique because beauty comes in different forms.” Once I remembered that then I started seeing little changes. I started to tell myself affirmations daily of love, beautiful, peace. I told myself in the mirror I AM BEAUTY. I had to get my beauty from within and not let anyone else tell me different. 

In life we always go through changes it can make us feel like we are not loved inside. Love starts with yourself and after you love the person God created then your love will show off to others.

  
Eat,Pray,Love,Grow💋! Love, MarleyMel

“Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.”–Laetitia Casta

SHEDDING THE WEIGHT…Pounds & Mindset…

In January Oprah Winfrey announced that she was going to be starting a new challenge. She was now a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. She said she was ready to shed weight off of her.  As she went into more details on it she was ready to take a journey into a new way of life that she had been down before but this time with a different mindset.  Oprah was ready to shed the weight in pounds and in mind.

  The definition of Weight is A body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing. When talking shedding weight off it can mean more than pounds. Weight can be things on the mind, stress, people, finances, etc.  Imagine having all of this weight on your body; it can tend to take a toll on you and you may end up feeling out of whack. I have been here before where I felt all the weight gaining in on me. It always felt as if I kept picking up a brick. It made me eat more, drink/smoke more, spend more, have negative thoughts. I felt my anger coming in stronger. One day I was watching Joel Osteen (Senior Pastor of Lakewood  Church, TX) and he was discussing how a person should never carry weight. How it’s not supposed to be for us and we should always speak I AM into our lives. As I saw that my tears just dragged out. I felt he was speaking to me. I got on my knees and started asking the lord for help and forgiveness in the things that was weighing me down. After I did that I felt a sign of relieve.Piece by piece things started coming together I started a new fitness journey with cycling (will blog about this at a later time), I started to journal more to let a lot of my thoughts out, I began to give forgiveness in myself and others that I needed to set free from, and I started to take accountability for things that I controlled over myself. 

We all go through ups and downs in our lives but it’s how we will react to it all. Having the opportunity to get another chance to start over is always a blessing. Don’t regret things you do in your time here on earth learn from it and make a difference. Shedding the weight can be a life rewarding experience it can get uncomfortable but it eventually will turn into a comfortable experience. 

  
Eat,Pray,Love,Grow! 💋Love, MarleyMel

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

READING….Is just good for the soul…

Last year I made a commitment to myself to read to feed my soul. Monthly I will post the book I’m reading and how it is impacting my everyday life! 

  
“THE WAIT” authors Devon Franklin and Meagan Good. Devon and Meagan discuss the life changing messages of waiting, getting to know a person, self love. This book is filled with candid his and hers important moments of their relationship.

This book was not a disappointment at all. It’s always good to read books that you can relate too, give confirmation, and take away moments that you can practice! 

Eat, Pray, Love, Grow!💋Love, MarleyMel

“If I embrace who I am it will open doors not shut them. If your faith won’t fit in the door that opens then I argue do not walk through that door. The door that God has opened for you will fit your faith.” –Devon Franklin 

#Read #Peace #Happiness #Understand #Love 

ACTIONS!!! Do they really speak louder than words….

One morning on the way to work I stopped to get some coffee to help get my day going. As I walked in all I saw was a long line and only one cashier was taking orders. The look on everyones face was impatient, hurry up, too early for this, etc. I was also not prepared to be in a long line I felt my attitude coming. After 5 minutes in line it was finally my turn to give my order. As I gave my order the young lady taking my order was happy, she looked at me, repeated my order,apologized for the wait. I was a little out of it because I needed my coffee quick but the light bulb clicked! Actions speak louder than words; this young lady was under pressure but her actions never showed it. She was excited to be at work she made everyone feel good even if they did not respond well to her joy.

Actions can make us or break us! I can admit that my actions at times can speak for itself.  The definition of ACTION is the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim. TRUTH TIME: In my professional life I work with people on a daily basis it is not always an easy thing to do. I deal with so many different personalities, not knowing what my day will be like . My actions can tend to get me into situations at work.  I can tend to let my feelings take over especially when I feel something is not right!  Truth is my actions will speak louder than my words!! This is where I mess up…I can take accountability for  my actions.  It has caused me not to get a little further in my career. Truth can hurt but truth is helpful.  I am a hard worker, come to work on time, organized,  time manage my projects, and keep myself updated on any new information.  These are a some of my strengths I have at work. My actions that can be weak are based off what I can get from others, if I feel I need to be defensive, or if I feel I lost my trust in my leader or co-worker.  Yep this is all truth in my daily journey but I’m in the process of learning how to control my actions from hindering me in anything I want and know I can achieve.

Admitting is always the first step to breaking a bad habit the hard part is not going back down that road. Here are somethings I been doing to help me do better:

  • Talk/pray to God daily
  • Talk to my friends/mentors
  • Take accountability for my actions
  • Take any criticism as a learning tool
  • Reading material from other leaders
  • Read/say daily affirmations
  • Not reacting at negativity (accepting that I will be faced with negativity but keep positive in the situation)
  • Keep practicing good habits

Work in progress right?!! That is what I am work in progress God gives us opportunities to help guide others. I am in a position to where that is what I’m destined to do. I have/want to make the changes within myself to become one of many great leaders that this world is needing of. Does actions speak louder than words??? YES!! Actions speak volumes around us! Perception is people reality and maybe what they think is not true but the actions spoke for them. I’m taking my actions one step at a time to help make me great in what I’m put on this earth for: helping, giving, loving, loyal to others.

Remember our actions can make or break us! I’m ready to take any negative action and make more positive ones. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a simple step,” –Lao Tzu

Eat, Love, Pray, Grow!💋 Love, MarleyMel

 

 ” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” –1 Peter5:6

#Growth #Truth #Journey #Changes #Work #Understanding #WorkInProgress

TRANSITIONS… THE START OF MY GROWING PAINS

It’s a Saturday night 920pm and I am on my sofa watching Lifetime.  Im watching a movie where a woman has been through many transitions in her life and she constantly battles with some of her old ways to help make her better in her new ways. 

Then my mind tends to go about 100 miles thinking I can relate to this !!! I’m always thinking of something new to make up for the old mistakes that I have endured in my life. The one word that comes to mind is: TRANSITIONS. 

The definition of Transitions is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.  This is a huge thing in a persons life and can make a change. This describes what I go through on a daily basis in my personal and professional life. I’m in the process of growing pains, constantly fighting the old me to never come out again, and wanting to be the woman that GOD created my path to become.  The purpose of this blog is to take accountability for my journey, to give insight on what a person in transition looks like, my testimonies/victories, the material I’m reading to help me along the way, and what I’m doing to make strides.

This is the beginning of many postings/videos that will come. I hope to help someone who maybe going through the same journey. 

Eat, Love, Pray, Grow💋 Love, MarleyMel 

 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose.” –Romans 8:28