Gratitude & Intentions ~ Happy New Year

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On December 20, 2019, I had a biopsy on a small mole that my Dermatologist said appeared to be Skin Cancer (she was 95% positive). Guess what? I beat the odds or my Mother’s Prayers protected me 🙏 The Dermatologist called at 8:30am on New Years Eve morning to inform me the biopsy came back as a BENIGN Lesion.  It’s not Cancer 😄 It still has to be removed; she can do that in the office. I don’t need Mohs Surgery or any other treatment. I started crying as I hung up the phone. I actually had to sit down because I was sobbing so hard. I was overwhelmed with relief and gratitude.  I’m proud of myself for the way I handle with situation. It freaked me out a bit but I didn’t let it consume me. I didn’t really even talk about it very much. I just moved on with life while I waited.

Now that I know it’s benign, I am going to make a few changes so I can still enjoy living at the beach and being in the sun. I will make sure my SPF 30 hits all the right places. I will commit to walking my four to six miles in morning during the summer and sitting under an umbrella more often in the afternoons while I am by the pool. I will continue to get a full body scan by the Dermatologist yearly and I will share information on Skin Cancer so people start checking their bodies. Here’s a tip – If a mole appears, grows quickly or changes colors or shapes, it needs to be evaluated and maybe biopsied. When Skin Cancer is caught early, it’s 99% curable with Mohs Surgery.
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When I receive a blessing, I believe in giving a blessing to put good energy in the Universe and passing it on. A friend owns Funny Farm Rescue.  After I got my biopsy results, I stopped out the farm to give her a cash donation.  Below are a few photos.  The horse is named Kristi. She is a 38 year old retired racing horse.  Kristi and I bonded.  Seriously, we are girlfriends ✌️I looked her in the eyes and told her she was beautiful while stroking her cheek.  Whenever I stopped talking to her or petting her, she nudged me with her nose 🤣 I hung out with Kristi for a good 20 minutes.  In the next photo, you can see the knuckleheaded goats are head-butting each other through the fence 🤣 And, the goose – OMG, that goose was up in my business🤣  I shooed them away and then they would not even look at me 🤣 Divas for sure!

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I am not big on making New Years Resolutions. I prefer to make Intentions for the coming year. The Trump Administration eliminated consumer protections in the pork industry and are now allowing pork byproducts such as toenails, hooves, etc to be used things like Ham and Bacon. It totally grosses me out and was my last straw…I’ve been a Pescatarian in recent weeks. I am going to continue being a Pescatarian until at least January 31st to see if I can sustain it.  I would like to eat this way permanently.

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Actually, I don’t eat much fish but I do like Sushi. So I am mostly a Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian. This means I eat dairy and eggs in additional to cooked veggies and gluten free carbs.  It seems to be easy for me. A local prepared food store, (Done Margate.), makes cooked veggies and a different type of Tofu each week. Below is Thai Sweet Chili Tofu cubes and Wasabi Green Beans that I had this week. It was delish! It had plenty of protein and both are easy to digest. The Soy in Tofu may help with my Hot Flashes too 🤣
Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 5.09.43 PM.pngAs far as my New Years Eve Plans go – I am making a pizza on a Cauliflower crust for dinner and having Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream for Dessert. I will light some wickless candles and ending the evening by smudging my condo with sage. Maybe some gentle yoga… I hope to stay awake until midnight so I can be meditating at midnight.  I’ve done this the last couple of years and really liked it. If I am can’t stay up, it’s not a big deal.   I am not much of a drinker, so going out on NYE night isn’t fun for me.  I would rather wait for a quiet night to sip one delicious glass of Malbec or Cabernet while talking with a close friend over dinner in an upscale restaurant 🤣

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May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday ~ Wrong Choices;Right Places

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I believe choices that appear to be bad or wrong are actually learning opportunities for reflection, self awareness and course correction. If we learn something about ourself and grow through those experiences, there are no mistakes. If every path presents a growth or learning opportunity, then you are never on the wrong path. If more people thought this way, they would stop beating themselves up for past choices. Perhaps they would start reflecting and find the what they were supposed to learn from the experience.

I’ve been thinking about choices I’ve made in my personal and professional life over the years. In my personal life, I wish I would have learned to stop beating myself up a long time ago. I wish I would have learned to forgive myself for not knowing better when I was younger. I wish I would have learned to love myself and heal the trauma inside of me long before I was 50 years old. I carried those wounds for a long time and used them as a shield. It’s only been in the last two years that I’ve allowed myself to the space to heal and learn through my experiences. Healing is a work in progress. The difference is I am now willing to see and feel the pain. I am now willing to learn from it.

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In my professional life, I’ve always been open to new opportunities and taking risks. Every role I’ve had over the years, offered me a new piece of wisdom and experience that became part of my knowledge base. I’ve been thinking about this because I’m extremely conflicted in my current role. It’s kind of crazy how I ended up here too….In the Fall of 2017, I was unhappy and restless in my job. I needed a break from the organization I was working in. So I took a temporary assignment which lasted 15 months. After turning down a permanent job offer, I went back to my former organization in a new role. I liked the work and I liked the team I was working on. However, the front line manager was not offering me a promotion. I kept looking for other opportunities. I applied for two promotions in two different groups at the same time. A GM saw my name on the candidate list for one of those promotions and instead poached me by offering me an unadvertised position. That’s how I got the job I am in now…

I’ve been in this role for just about five months. The first six weeks were really bad and it’s surprising I stayed through it. It was a really rough start. It was rough start because Execs were pressuring for a quick turnaround on a schedule. I found out they made a commitment before they completely understood the number of regulatory actions that needed to be done first. I knew it wasn’t going to happen the way they thought and I knew I was going to have to prove I was right.

Here’s the problem – I believe this kind of drama will continue going forward given the players involved with my program. It stresses me out. I just don’t know if it’s healthy for me.

The interesting thing about this is…I’ve been praying for intuitive guidance to help me with this. I figure Spirit will give me a sign in some way…So I thought it was funny when I bumped into my former boss on Christmas Eve morning in the local Target. He and I chatted for a while about personal stuff (holidays, etc.). Before he left, he asked if I heard my former supervisor accepted another job and then he asked me to stop by his office after the holidays. He may have an opportunity for me 🤣I believe in pursuing all opportunities… I will stop by and see him after the holidays are over. I know I can’t make any moves until after I get the Skin biopsy results and know what needs to be done. I am in an easy part of my schedule right now. I have space and time in my current job to take care of the health issue without impacting my work.

What I know for sure is… my holistic wellness is more important to me than money, title or power.  Living authentically is more important than any promotion opportunity this position would offer me.  Money and title don’t motivate me.  Doing what’s right and living truthfully is in alignment with who I am.  For now, I will go with the flow, do my best while I explore other options.  I guess we will see how this plays out…


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*This post was last edited at 1:21pm on 12/29/19.

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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Grace of God Prayer

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I was in Philly with family for Christmas. I decided to come home a day early because everyone was working today and my Mom was tired from yesterday. No reason to stay another day.

As I was driving east on a local road, traffic started slowing down and moving to the right. I could see ambulances and fire trucks. As I got closer, I realized it was a horrific accident. Both southbound lanes were blocked but cops were direction traffic to use the right exit lane to keep traffic moving. By the time I passed it, I was about five feet from the truck laying on its side in the below photo which I screenshot from @AtanticCity911 Twitter’s account.
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What you can’t see in the photo was a small grey car pinned under truck. The truck must have been carrying dirt or maybe they put dirt down. There was dirt everywhere. First Responders had the a Tarp over the part of the truck and car. There were over 10 people with tools working on the car and under the tarp to free someone from the car. I also saw the First Responders move someone from the scene to grass on the other side. The person was laying in the grass talking on a cell phone and crying.

My stomach started turning. Tears started running down my face and I just started praying. I said every prayer I could think of for the folks in the accident. I also prayed for the First Responders. Actually most First Responders in this area are volunteers. They save lives and witness scenes like this without pay and on their own time.

Witnessing this really shook me up. I was actually crying and shaking as I continued to drive. I was thinking back to a few years ago when I had a near miss accident in the same exact intersection. When driving south on this road, you can build up speed. This intersection comes after a slight bend. If you are really flying, it’s hard to stop. It almost happened to me a few years ago and that’s why I always slow down around the section of that the road. I also know I’ve been a bit emotional as I am waiting on biopsy results. I guess my emotions are just raw. I didn’t even bother stopping at the store after that.

Here’s the article about the accident. Amazing the guy in the car is even alive. The First Responders somehow got him out…Like I said, I was directed to drive on the right hand off lane and was only a few feet from the crash while they were working to free the small grey car.

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I am sharing this post express deep empathy for the folks involved in the accident and for the First Responders.

I say a prayer to ArchMichael as soon as I start my car – every time I drive! I’d like express my deep gratitude to him & my Angels for protecting me while I am on the roads🙏
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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
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May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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The Bare Soul ~ Blue Love Poetry


The Bare Soul ~ Blue Love Poetry
Stirring
Deep inside you
Moving gently around you
I circle you
In mind and spirit
Pulling you
To me
Holding onto
Your thoughts
As if for ransom
I keep them
In my hand
As a possession
In my mind
As a reminder
In my soul
As a compass to my own
It’s your thoughts
Pulling me
Back to you
As if
I am tethered
To your hips
To each other
We return
It’s you
I tell the story for
For your eyes
I honor
The proposal
Of your mission
Through your history
I hear your words
And know
I am naked
My soul is naked
To your eyes
Touching me
With sparks
Of inspiration
Arousing the fire
Within me
Pulling me out
To meet you
With your presence
In my life
To you
I bow
With naked arousal
To the potential created
In the union
Of your soul to mine
Standing nude
Before you
I bare my soul
To your beautiful eyes
And know
It’s the first time
I allowed
A man
To truly see me
You see me
A bare soul
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NOTE:

December 24, 2019 begins my Holiday staycation. I don’t go back to work until Monday, January 6, 2020. I am looking forward to disconnecting from work. I like my job but I get a lot of pressure from all different directions. It stresses me out. Which means I am not completely sure this role will be a good fit for me in the long term. Perhaps the break will give me time to decompress and return fresh with a renewed perspective.

Second, I’ve finally wrapped my mind around the news the mole I had biopsied on Friday is most likely Cancer. Actually, the Dermatologist said she’s 95% sure it is. They see these all day long. Her saying 95% means she’s 100% but didn’t want to say it to me. I still can hope the biopsy is negative and she was wrong. Chances are I won’t get the biopsy results until after the New Year and won’t know which type is it until then. She mentioned Squamous Cell. But, as long as I caught it early, she said it’s 99% curable. It just all caught me by surprise. I really wasn’t thinking Skin Cancer was going to be the Cancer that caught me. lol 🙂 I am allowing myself some space to adjust but also not dwelling on it. While Skin Cancer caught early is highly curable, Cancer of any type is a hard word to hear. I guess it’s in God’s hands now.

Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday ~ Early Detection

5A812EB1-30DC-4C74-873D-82A20BAAAD65_1_201_a“Suck it up, spit it out and handle it”. That’s my Mother’s way of saying “You got this” or “Get over it” or “You’ll be fine” 🤣 I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard this in my life…My Mother was never a coddler nor was she sensitive to emotions and feelings. She’s softened after she turned 70 🤣 Now that she is 80, she is still a tough old lady but she also is more compassionate and loving. She says I helped her grow✌️

I shared the above story about my Mother’s favorite saying because she just said it to me Friday. However, Friday she followed it with “I love you and you have to give this one over to God.” The reason she said this to me is because my Dermatologist did a biopsy yesterday on a growth on my jawline. While doing the biopsy, the Dermatologist told me she was 95% sure the growth was Skin Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) to be exact. She told me, once the biopsy results were independently verified, she would refer me to Mohs Surgeon for removal. The whole thing was a bit surreal. I thought I was going to just get mole “looked at”. I figured they would just freeze it off and away I would go. Instead I found myself having a conversation about SCC being 99% curable when caught early and being told I need to make sure to get it taken care of because SCC can spread to Lymph Nodes and bones.

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Let me be clear I am not upset about this. I have enough friends who have had Skin Cancer and have had Mohs Surgery. I already two recommendations for surgeons in Philly. The reason it caught me off guard is because I really thought it was only a mole. I really only went to the doctor because I am vain and didn’t want to walk around with a mole on my jawline 🤣 And let me tell you, it grew quick. It wasn’t there at my last full body scan in June. I found it in mid November and it grew a good bit by the time it was biopsied. The doctor said I did everything right and catching it early is important. Seriously, I walked out of the Doctor’s office like “what the f**k just happened?” 🤣

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The conversation about SCC freaked me out a little because it’s exactly where I’ve been complaining about jaw pain for two years. After a MRI, Cat Scan and Ultrasound, they told me the pain in my jaw is Arthritis but a cancerous growth is there now too. Can you blame me for being a bit freaked out. Also, this is the second kind of Cancer I’ve caught early. I had pre-cancer in my colon removed and I have abnormal cells (that are not cancer but could become it) in my stomach that are being monitored. Is this just how getting old is? Is staying on top of stuff so you catch things early what we do after we turn 50? I still have a 5% chance it could not be SCC but it seems I just gotta “Suck it up, Spit it out and Handle it!” 🤣

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Switching topics…I had an appointment to test drive a new car (2020) after the biopsy yesterday. I loved the car but the numbers weren’t where I want them to be. It wasn’t financial advantageous for me leave my lease early so I left. I told them we can revisit it when I am closer to the end of my lease. They have already reached back out to me on Saturday morning saying they are still working on it 🤣Let them work it…I am not budging unless it’s where I want it to be…. Guess what? When I was in my 20s, I was an Assistant Buyer for a retail company. I spent all day in my cubicle negotiating cost, terms and lead times with vendors. The key to negotiating is to not show emotions or attachments. I can live without a new car and I can tell them “no thanks” all day long if they want to keep trying without meeting my terms…🤣

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My last topic today is work…this job has me so conflicted… Part of me loves it. Part of me hates it. I am doing a good job and they’ve told me it. I am capable of succeeding in this job but I find myself being routinely ethically challenged. Therefore, I am not attached to it. The opportunity to make a difference in the industry comes with a good bit of drama, pressure from political players and folks in industry who expect special consideration — which I won’t give them – period!  It’s gonna be a fight… I will be using scoring mechanisms that even the playing field – period!  Its up the primary applicants to partner with other entities and up to recipients to issue sub-awards and give contracts for services post award without pressure. My direct supervisor and I are completely in alignment with “no” being the answer. Fortunately, a scathing new audit of grant programs administered by our “parent” company gives me justification and the cover to say “no” but I do have legal looking for a way to help me give everyone a “win” so I don’t have to battle with leadership again. I will have to see how this plays out.…So, as much as I love the opportunity to make a difference in this job, I am still not attached to it. I am not sure I will stay in it for the long term if these types of issues continue to pop up. It’s exhausting and they have certainly found a way to f**k up my dream job. I am staying open to other opportunities that cause me less stress and conflicts. Again, the key is non-attachment or maybe it’s just a distraction to see if I am going to f**k up what I asked for???🤣 I am just not sure which way it’s going yet…

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Something that made me happy today…I gave every employee in the building I live in a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card yesterday as a token of appreciation for their help throughout the year and I also contributed to their bonus fund. I’ve seen a bunch them walking around the building today with DD cups and they all had big smiles on their faces when they saw me. It made me happy🤣

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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
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May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Our Path ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Follow The Path – Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long
Her passion
Burns bright
Hot like the sun
Warm to the touch
Smoldering
Under the surface
Waiting
For his touch
To break open
Her soul
Baring it
To his crystal eyes
She burns bright
Like a fire
Lighting the way
For him
She forges a path
For him
To follow
It is lined with
Promises
Of the warm embrace
Of her arms
Wrapped around his neck
And her legs
Wrapped around his waist
Pulling him into her softness
Letting him relax
Into her tenderness
And feel her
Warmth and passion
The path is his to walk
She can only offer him
Comfort
In the words
She writes for him
Words of desire
Writings of the passion
That beats in her soul and
Flickers in her eyes
For him
She willingly exposes
Her soul to him
In her words
Feeling safe
In their connection
She offers
A promise
Of a loving embrace
And genuine friend
Waiting for him
Waiting for him
To touch the center
Of her fire
And spark his heart
Anew with her passion
Waiting for him
To kindle his soul
With the fire
That burns in her belly
And lights a path
For him to follow
Follow the path
To her fire
Follow the path
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NOTE: I finally can let out a big exhale…It’s been a good week so I wanted to share my happiness by posting a Blue Love Poem 💙🔥

As of 4:00pm on Monday, December 23rd, I will be on vacation until Monday, January 6, 2020. Monday is the only day I will work in two weeks. I’ve never taken that long off from work before. I have time, there are a few holidays and my schedule worked out to support it. My leadership at work approved it because they know how crazy the last few months have been and they know what is coming in 2020. It’s a good time for me to disconnect and take a break. I planned to go on a yoga/meditation retreat but honestly I don’t really need to travel. I just want to be… be still…rest…I’ll be in Philly a few days around Christmas. A few days trips already scheduled and I have lunch and dinner plans with friends already booked. I am not sure about NYE. As a non-drinker, it’s not really a big deal for me but I am open if something comes up. I am just really looking forward to the opportunity to completely disconnect from work… I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up with new car too. My lease is in the last year. The dealership offered me a few options. I am very interested in one. I am going there on Friday to drive a 2020 🙂 It will be another lease. I am never buying another car again. I like new and shiny too much 🙂

Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday ~ Use the pain

C61EE275-EE53-40A4-A257-9F61D81713B7_1_201_a.jpegThe focus of my self care this week has been centered mostly on relationships and physical self care.

I’ve taken opportunity to socialize a bit more this week than I normally do and I am glad I did it. I went to Christmas Chinese Auction party with 22 women. It was fun. The women in this crowd are a good bit older than I am and most of them were the first friends I made when I moved down here 25 years ago. I’ve always been most comfortable with folks older than I am, “Boomers” as they are now called.

The best thing that came out of that night was that I reconnected with one of the women who I fell out with a few years ago. It got pretty ugly between us a few years ago. Mostly because she likes to control things and I don’t like to be controlled ☺️🤣 I am an equal. I am not a child. I am not a follower. I make my own decisions…Well, our friendship became a constant tug of war and eventually it broke under the pressure. I accept my responsibility in the breakdown of the friendship. I could have talked to her instead of shutting her down but “shutting down” to folks who hurt me is my trauma response. It was how I protected myself since I was young. Until recently, I didn’t know any better. Her husband died around the time some of this was going on. I think she was just trying to control things because she felt out of control but she could have backed off, stopped trying to control me and been more sensitive to my feelings. Anyway, we were both wounded.

I guess since I’ve been focused on healing this year she’s been on my mind a lot in recent months. I miss her friendship.  Her best friend is dying from Pancreatic Cancer and she, herself, recovered from Breast Cancer. It just felt like it was time to say how I felt to her; no more shutting down to people. Also, there aren’t very many people in my life other than my sister who make me laugh as hard as she does. I mean seriously, snorting, soda out of my nose, full belly laughs when I am around her. We’ve always clicked. Even this passed Sunday she was cracking me up. For some reason I seem to get along very well with Geminis♊️  I must be drawn to the duality of the twins; it intrigues me 💞 But that dark twin can be straight up gangsta sometimes! That’s one I fight with 🤣 Anyway, I pulled her aside, hugged her and told her I loved and missed her. She said the same thing. We aren’t going to revisit the past. We are going to leave it in the past. We are just going to start from today building a new friendship from who we are today. It is a fresh start for our friendship. Do you shut down to people like I do? Are you willing to open up to someone who loves you?

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Physically I’ve been trying to manage a flare-up of arthritis in my left jaw this week. It hurts…The damp weather the last few days has been rough not to mention the low barometric pressure gave me a migraine. This is the worst time of year for my jaw issues and migraines. I also found a small external growth near my jaw earlier this week. I have an appointment with the Dermatologist to have it looked at and hopefully removed this week. Since I am allergic to NSAIDS and Aspirin, my pain relief choices are limited. I am going to try CBD Oil & found a reputable local CBD (Hemp) Oil Representative through a medical professional referral. I ordered the Pure 500 CBD Oil (Cinnamon Flavor) Tincture and my friend gave me a sample of the cream which I put lightly on my jaw today. It seemed to help but I will try it again. HempWorx. A friend told me it’s really helped her arthritis a lot. It should arrive this coming week. It was not cheap but I am hoping it helps not only my joint and muscles issues but it also is supposed to help migraines and sleep issues. I will let you know how that goes. Lastly, Accuweather has health forecast page for allergies, migraines and arthritis. Once you enter your location, it will show the health forecast options.  It was 100% on the money this week. Migraine started late Thursday. I started meds in enough time to prevent the full migraine and arthritis in the jaw flared up on Saturday too. Check out the site.

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I am working on changing my diet around lately. I tend to have a sweet tooth ☺️I have to work hard to keep it in check. It’s a slippery slope. Once I have sugar coffee, I want sugar all day every day🤣That’s why I typically don’t use sugar in the morning. I switched to oatmeal for breakfast. I’ve been adding a low sugar free protein powder from Bowmar Nutrition to it to bump up the nutrition too. The Hot Chocolate and French Toast Protein Powders from Bowmar are good. They use Monk Fruit to sweeten which is extremely low sugar but sweet.  As for dinner, I’ve been making bowls with cooked veggies and protein source each night. Since my belly feels best eating only cooked instead of raw vegetables, I am buying assorted cooked veggies every few days at a local prepared food store called (Done.) This week’s bowls have had a bed of Baby Spinach at the bottom with roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Marinated Mushrooms with Barbecue Tofu & a little Crispy Pork Belly topped with Blue Cheese crumbles & a Balsamic Blue Cheese dressing I mix at home.  You could also mix and match from the image to make bowl combos. Just select a protein (4-6oz for women; 6-8oz for men) and a carb (1/4 cup) with as many as you like from the veggie list.  I need to eat cooked veggies because of my digestive issues but raw would be good too 🙂

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The only thing I am going to say about work this week is to encourage folks to accept the opportunity to learn and grow when it’s presented. Leadership approached me a while ago and asked me to get a Grants Management Certificate. The Certificate program is a series of seven courses and they are all available virtually. Work agreed to pay $7000 for all of the courses as long as I took virtual courses and I was allowed to take them all during work hours from home. They only thing I couldn’t do is travel for any of the courses. I completed three courses so far. This past week I teleworked three days and was only in the office Thursday and Friday. However, on Friday I was able to use knowledge from the course while working on strategy for the Call for Proposals.  I am finding the classes beneficial. It’s filling in a big knowledge gap for me and I am grateful my leaders were willing to invest in me. I should finish my certificate in March.

Lastly, I can’t wait until current occupant of the White House is Impeached! I hope the Senate is courageousness enough to remove him. I am want to go back to having a President I respected. Honestly, I cringe every time I hear POTUS’s voice. Believe me I would be at every protest if I wasn’t afraid of getting arrested on being seen on camera 🤣✊ This is best red hat EVER…
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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Story Of My Desire ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Story Of My Desire ~ Blue Love Poetry
Close your eyes
Let me give you a gift
Let me tell you
The story
Of my desire
For you
I’ll whisper softly
In your ear
And end it
With a kiss
Soft on your lips
Slow down your thoughts
And breathe with me
In our story
When I am near you
You are at peace
I’ll put my hand
Into yours
And the connection
Of our energies will
Ignite my spirit
And call forth
My sexually desire
For you
It burns deep
Between my breasts
And lies restlessly
In my warm wet center
Passion burns for you
The story of passion
Rests within me for you
Smoldering
The affect you have
On me smolders
Within my body
Leaves me Sleepless
With the call of desire
Dripping between my legs
Caught by surprise
My attraction to you
Caught me by surprise
It blossoms every day
Our story continues
To unfold
Like the petals
Of flesh between my legs
That open when you are near
Yes, it started with a flash
Of your beautiful blue eyes
Looking at my breasts
I blushed at my arousal
I knew you felt it too
Inconvenient it has been at times
It stirs with each passing day
I want you to touch me
I want you to feel me
I am on fire
With desire for you
Within me
Beats the drum
Of lusty desires
And tells our tale
As the sex poems
I write for you
My lust for you
Inspires me and
Therefore
Makes me better
It brings me alive
Our story
Is just beginning
Chapters lie before us
They are lined with
Words of desire
Blending genres
And blurring the lines
Between
Erotica and romance
Laced with my poetry
Our story
Will kiss your lips
With the gift of passion
And you will
Know my desire
Lie back
And enjoy
The story of my desire
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

NOTE:   Sending sexy vibes to Blue Love 💙💫

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Self Care Sunday ~ Dark Places

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Each week I write Self Care Sunday posts to discuss holistic approaches to wellness and self care. I like to write about spiritual as well as physical and emotional wellness because the mind, body and spirit are the trinity of holistic wellness. True holistic wellness can only occur when the three aspects of being are in harmony and/or balance.

Some of the topics I present may be heavy and may even trigger feelings or an emotional response by readers. I write about them because often we don’t know what we don’t know. We don’t see what we don’t want to see. I am encouraging you to maintain an open mind and an open heart as you read these posts. Be gentle with yourself if painful memories are triggered and consider allowing yourself to sit in that pain for a little while to see it, understand it and to heal it.

For my own wellness, working to heal past traumas and let go of previous versions of myself has been the key to true holistic balance. In the past, I tried to heal my physical body without ever addressing repressed emotions or buried traumas. Stuffing down pain manifested in health issues, poor self care and emotional issues. I have chosen to see it and feel it so I could heal in 2019. Honestly, it feels like 2019 not only brought change in my professional life and in my relationships but it also changed how I look at myself. It changed how I approach life too. Almost like my reset button was pushed and I loaded back up as a healed version of myself😄💙

I realized over the last year that true growth happens when we are able to sit in our dark spaces without trying to numb ourselves or shield ourselves from the pain of our darkness. True healing happens when we allow ourselves to see the truth, the truth of who we are, what we accepted, who we’ve become, mistakes we’ve made and opportunities we missed. As for myself, it’s been painful to see and feel the truth but it has also been liberating. I’ve found freedom from the limitations of my trauma and healing in my heart and soul by finally slowing down long enough to allow the darkness within to surface. Once darkness is brought to the surface, the light transmutes it and heals it.

Can you maintain an open mind as unpleasant experiences from your past surface? Can you sit in the dark space with a heavy heart and feel the pain without trying to  numb   yourself to it? Can you let the darkest part of your soul come up and into the light to be finally healed? Can you forgive yourself for accepting less than you deserved or for not knowing what you didn’t know? Can you love yourself enough today to choose to heal?


My work story this week is on the topic of – you don’t know what you don’t know. I’ve been dealing with a legal/ethics issue at work. Since my first milestones were met and are out for public comment, I assumed we were past the drama of the situation but I got a phone call from a Manager (not mine) with a new challenge🤬

A few leaders loaned me advisors when I first started. A manager for one of those teams started the phone call off with with “about this paperwork thing” 🤣 That should have been my first clue 😂…Bottomline is their team members provided me bad, out-dated information – period! I asked for clarification. They couldn’t give it to me because they were not following regulations…I went another path and moved on but it seems my program’s public notices shined a light on that team’s compliance issues. That team has already been chewed out once; I think they were trying to feel me out…So, I shared my legal documentation which has concurrence and directive from our “parent company” and I stated “we could try to get a waiver for the rest of the process to shave off time but any request would have to be coordinated back through legal and our parent company.” I could feel the breath in their long SIGH over the phone after I said it. They weren’t angry with me. I was just stating facts and had the documentation to support what I stated.

So, here’s bottom line. Leaders are in this predicament because they assumed they knew everything about grants and thought their “experts” knew it all too. They didn’t have a clue the team wasn’t staying up to date on regulations and compliance requirements. Now, you can argue they have been “under the radar” or getting away with it for this long…and I am going to tell you…the truth always comes out eventually and it’s best it doesn’t happen in the middle of an audit by the watchdog 🤣🤣 See where I am going with this??? When we assume we know everything, we not only close ourselves off to learning and new knowledge, we also make ourselves vulnerable. Our knowledge and experience will eventually become out-dated if we do not challenge ourselves to keep an open mind, learn, ask questions and stay humble. We don’t know what we don’t know but assuming we know everything is a vulnerable position to be in especially for a leader.

Wrapping this week’s post up…. The below meme accurately depicts me preparing to be normal at work and in social situations 😂I’m going to a girls Christmas Gift Exchange on Sunday afternoon. I’ll have to be super “normal” with that crowd; they are very straight-laced✌️I only see them a couple times a year so I am looking forward to it🎅🏻I just hope the Trump cult members in the group respect the “no politics” agreement! I am a moderate Democrat. I’ve always been moderate. I usually vote blue but, on occasion, I’ve voted red. Since Trump became President and both parties are being led by extremist, “moderate” is now a four letter word.  With everything that has come to light in the last three years, I don’t foresee me voting for a Republican for the rest of my life✊

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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Shakti Rises ~ Blue Love Poetry


Shakti Rises ~ Blue Love Poetry
Rise
It’s rising
Within
Slowly
Pushing away
All that
No longer serves
The evolution
Of her soul
Pulling into
Her awareness
The new paradigm
Of a spirit
That has been awakened
Awakened
To her true power
Fueled
By love
And self acceptance
She opens
Her heart
For the first time
To her true
Authentic power
She rises
And for
The first time
Honors the
Divine feminine
Energy within her soul
Shakti rises
She is
For the first time
True
True
To herself
Shakti rises
The divinely feminine
Woman within her
Rises
Radiating true
Love and compassion
From the center
Of her womanhood
Stirring her sensuality
With the heat
Of spiritual creation
She calls
To her warrior
Her blue eyed warrior
The keeper of her heart
The Masculine balance
To her feminine
She calls
She calls to him to
Awaken lover
Rise spiritually
Side by side with her
And
Stand tall
In her atmosphere
Of love & creation
Soak in her essence
And Breath in
Her Loving femininity
Rise
Skakti rises
In love
And holding a space
For his heart
In the
Warmth of her thighs
The heat of co-creation
Between them rises
She whispers
To her lover
In coded messages
For only
Him to see
Rise
She calls to him
Rise in love
You are
Supported
Protected
Needed
And desired
Rise in
Her atmosphere
Release
Your worries
Into the energy
Of the
Divine Feminine
And be loved
Loved by
The Divine Feminine
Shakti rises
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

NOTE: Skatki is definitely rising and I am sending this sexually charged energy to my Blue Eyed Warrior 💙💫

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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