New Practices

My peeps! What up? I’m glad you made it! Look, I’m here to tell you, you’re here for a reason. Now, you and only you can determine what that reason is, but let me help you out a little. Everyone is familiar with that feeling deep down inside. That constant beating within our chests that makes us feel alive. I guess you could call it love?

Allow me to explain:

See, I question this notion of love because, believe it or not, I am not fully versed in the emotion …let me back up a little bit.

Hi there! Call me a Wild Thing. I’m here to tell you, that you’re not alone. We all get that feeling deep down in the pit of our stomachs, and can’t quite explain it. Yet, we know it when we feel it. Love, could be described with words such as faith, passion, or lust. Whatever you call it, it’s why we’re here. Just trust me on this.

If you look up, there’s an entire universe and we can’t see it. We’re sure it’s out there, and have we have scientific evidence; proof beyond reasonable doubt! But can we feel it? That’s a lesson for another day, but just know that I have a hard time grasping this concept of love due to the environment in which I was brought up in. Excellent childhood memories, but not so many affectionate gestures within the military household my grandparents raised their daughters (my mom and aunt) or grandchildren (my brother and me) in while drinking and smoking heavily. I feel like I turned out alright, but I’m still learning to heal myself from years of trauma. I think we all are; It’s the human experience.

So ask yourself this, “What do you love?” Me? I love sleeping, I love the beach, I love laughter and jokes. Usually the inappropriate jokes get me, and yes I still find them funny.

And I’m pretty funny — looking 😜 so, I love that about myself.

Now go on, tell me what you love about yourself? Personally, I believe in order to allow someone to love you, you in turn must first learn to love yourself. I mean, that’s why you’re here right? I hope that’s why you’re here. Let me just say, thank you for reading my blog by the way! It really means a lot to me, and please comment below if want any questions answered or topics covered. You are appreciated!

See, I too am on the journey for self love. I’m lost, but I’m hopeful, and I hope you enjoy this path you’re on to health and wellness.

Alright, let me ask you a question:

What are you going to do when opportunity knocks? Are you going to sink, or are you going to swim like a mo-fo? We all have a different goal in mind. You just have to consider yours, and I’m here to help you with that. Just pretend like I’m your cheerleader, because I’m going through it right there along with you. We’re in this journey towards self love together, and I hope we win.

Good luck!

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

• More courage to try new things

• Kombucha

• The right to vote

Morning Stretches


AM Meditation:

What am I most afraid of?

Not fully grasping the magnitude and importance of self-worth.

What would make today great?

If I could help out a friend in need.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Let my fears flow away

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I’m getting a little more comfortable with the new operating system at work.

2. I got to break in my new Nike sneakers gifted to me by my thoughtful Zumba students.

3. I got the chance to catch up with my good friend to plan for weekend festivities.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to learn a tradition passed on by my ancestors and practice speaking French.

PM Meditation:

Embraces past mistakes and turn them into lessons learned.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to work on posting my fitness videos to YouTube for submission to different modeling agencies.

Never fear! Your friendly neighborhood black girl is here. Follow me tomorrow for more realness. Catch ya later!

My Happy Place

We are pure cosmic energy. Learn to let go.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More time developing good habits.

• Travel notices.

• Friendly gas station attendants.

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What attaches you to this world?

For me, connecting with people on a deeper level and knowing my impact is what I wake up in the morning for. I feel like my calling in life is to fully express who I already am, while unapologetically shining my light.

What would make today great?

If I could put more energy towards demonstrating what I have to offer.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Let go of all that I’ve grown to love. Surrender myself to open all chakras.

Day 7:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got to my destination after getting lost multiple times while driving around Cape Town without using a GPS.

2. I got the chance to get up close and personal with African Penguins at Boulder Beach.

3. I was able to use my credit cards throughout the duration of my trip without running into any serious issues.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time visiting local shops to be able to provide a review for different products or services offered.

PM Meditation:

Connect with nature and the community. Be open to what the universe is trying to tell me to be able to center myself.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Not being afraid to say no to things. Keep consistent with my daily rituals and routines.

That’s all for now. Keep reading, it’s good for you. Follow me tomorrow for more of the healthy stuff!

Be a Gem

Yo! It’s me again. Thank you for joining me, I’m so glad you made it! I’m glad I made it too, it has been one wild ride. Well, we made it this far. Let’s continue, shall we?

Comfort zones. Everyone has them, everyone is different. So I say — “Be the first one on the dance floor!” Growth happens outside your comfort zone. Stay alive. Keep growing.

Check it:

They say confidence is 🔑

So why you got that doubtful face

I ain’t doin this just for me

I’m here to prove it to our youth

We ain’t got nothing to loose

Just feel yourself and you will see that pleasure comes once you release, so go ahead, feel free

Be free, feel me?

Pass that groove

Do my move

Now don’t be rude

Dude, just groove

Start on the right

Girl, that shiz tight

Work it out tonight

Body fit and it’s lit to the sky high

Alright

Fiyah! So pony up and get behind her

What you waitin…

Show me what you came for

And queen, you show dem

No need for faking

Baby be a

💎

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More honesty, especially about how I feel

• Avocado toast

• Soulection Radio

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What is separate and different to me?

For me, empathy is one of those things that I struggle with in terms of equality and rights. I can show sympathy, but empathy isn’t as receptive. I’m not about to get into a religious or political debate, just know that there are two sides to every story. You can’t seem to win everyone over, but you can still at least try to choose your attitude.

What would make today great?

If I could travel beyond the fear-mentality that humans have created and seek to only love those I come in contact with.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release all illusions within myself and know that everything is energy. Collective consciousness: All elements are united.

Day 6:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I made new friends in South Africa.

2. I received hugs from some very talented artists and realized good intentions are just that. What matters most is your impact. How you impact others is your claim to fame.

3. I found my rental car after being lost in the festival parking lot for a couple hours.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to create new memories exploring and walking the streets of Cape Town. I wanted to visit the markets and connect with locals.

PM Meditation:

Embrace close-mindedness and travel outside my own comfort.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Not giving up on my dreams. Remember my why and see my desires through.

Truth or dare?

TRUTH: Comment below and I’ll answer your question!

DARE: I dare you to join me tomorrow for more. You’re not ready…

Food for Thought

So what are you hungry for? Think about it…don’t tell me! 🤐

Check this out:

I dislike certain dairy products. The creamy texture, the bitter taste, just not my thing. I don’t even really like cheese — please don’t hate me. I think it’s gross. Thus, I often have to request special food when eating out.

Here’s a true story:

I’m at IHOP’s with and friend and I order a Grand Slam breakfast meal with no butter on the pancakes. Now, I know in my heart, it doesn’t matter whether I make this request or not, human error prepares me for there to be a scoop of butter on my pancakes. We do facts only here. Thank you, and please continue reading…

When the meal is delivered, sure enough, butter on the pancakes. I can easily just remove the scoop onto my napkin. But no, this time my friend threw the waitress under the buss saying, “Excuse me, she said she didn’t want butter.” My libra self would rather diffuse the situation, and keep things positive; My friend would not let this mistake slide.

The food gets sent back and returned without butter.

Nope, they just flipped over the same pancake with a scoop of butter removed from the center. Again, I have no problem eating this meal. I prefer not to waste food and I’m rather hungry at this point as I patiently watched my friend enjoy his food in the interim. He chimes in elevating the situation and demands new pancakes.

I will agree, lazy service is unwanted service and should not be tolerated. However, at what point should we accept our circumstances and simply move forward? I keep going back and forth with this complex question. How do we become better human beings?

Same thing goes for my own name. For example, Jenevieve is not a common American name. Genevieve is a name that is heard and said more often, and it is not mine. At what point do I care whether or not someone wants to get to know who I really am? Do I take the time to explain the distinction or save my energy and face the fact that my name is not easy to pronounce?

Another thing I intend on understanding further is when I hear people say, “I could never do that.” For me, I prefer to think, “I could absolutely do that, I just don’t want to try that.” Why don’t we build ourselves up instead? Why don’t we challenge our thoughts and prove how we could actually do anything we put our minds to? It sounds to me that we need more help understanding that we could never live life of great potential while seeing beauty all around us, without thinking we that we can first. Like we’re torn between lifestyle choice, and way of natural moral human rights.

You ever started a movement before? Me either, let’s do this! You ready?

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More space for transformation

• Ocean waves

• Friendly faces

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What do you deny?

For me, struggles with denial come the fact that I actually make myself believe that I don’t care as much as I really do. Almost as if I can’t express feelings. Bad habit of mine I use as a defense mechanism on the regular.

What would make today great?

If I could visit a local market and sample authentic South African cuisines.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release my denial and lies I tell to myself. Accept who I am, remember the only person who chooses my attitude is me, and move on.

Day 5: REST DAY

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got the chance to attend the Rocking the Daisies Festival for the first time.

2. I connected with a number of beautiful souls in the crowd.

3. I’m learning the art of patience.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to make a new recipe or taken a cooking class from a chef.

PM Meditation:

Embrace local products and plant-based food for meal prep over the course of the weekend.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to explore somewhere new.

Yo! Catch up with me tomorrow. I will most likely be experiencing some jet lag and birthday festivities to delay my posts, so please be patient. I’m going to try to be better!

Aim High

Yo! I’m in South Africa baby!

Wow, Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. You’re beautiful.

Story time:

So I’m at LAX going through general check in because I’m a G, and I’m clean. Also, I made sure my outfit had no panty lines, no pockets, nothing to hide. But for SOME reason, the monitor shows a square of yellow near my heart and my right ankle. This gentle creature asks me in her little authoritative voice if I had any money or cell phones stored near my chest as she checks me? First off, why would money show up on the monitor, of all things? I thought they’re supposed to detect something like a weapon? My other question is, why is money or cell phone stashed in my bra something that someone who looks like me would do? Oh, because it is. Even though I’m against it, and remember I’m wearing a full body suit so you can see every curve of my body, I do know many women who tuck their phones in their bras for safe keeping. I will say this, “If we know better, we should do better.” And of course, the TA agent then had to wipe my hands, and yes, I’m still clean. Thank you for the photo op, stay up queen.

Made it through in the end and some girl complimented me on my outfit on the way out too. Win!

I wonder if I was a Crazy Rich Asian would still be treated similarly? Would I get stared at the same way? Who knows 🤷‍♀️

Aim high, then fail hard. Success comes somewhere after.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More time for learning

• Automatic cars

• Healthy snacks

Morning Stretches

AM Meditation:

What saddens you?

For me, the thought of dying alone or leaving this world without knowing a true love or being able to pass my legacy on would be pretty tragic.

What would make today great?

If I could discover different mediums of African art.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Release all the sadness and loss, to let the pain flow away

Day 4:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got to drive on the left side of the road today for the first time.

2. I was able to take a nice stroll along the beach.

3. I’m learning the importance of water conservation.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating an art project or experimenting with a different medium like fashion and film.

PM Meditation:

Embrace unique artistic perspectives and high art competence..

Evening Stretches
BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to experiment with local products and to create a plant-based healthy recipe.

Follow me tomorrow for the latest from the Rocking the Daisies Music Festival!

Live with Purpose

Perceiving me?

Hello again! Hope you’re doing well. Do me a favor and check for me real quick…I’ll wait.

Okay, how are you? Well? Me too!

Look, remember that question I asked earlier, “What are you?” Well, that’s it. I’m curious to know what are you doing right now?

Allow me explain this question:

What are you doing right now could mean, what are you doing with your life? As in, what are you doing with your life right now? What about, what are you doing with your life for your future? These are all complex questions spawned from a simple unfinished inquiry. What are you?

Story time:

Who am I? Where do I even begin?

“I am aware that I am rare.” The créature sauvage looked her self up and down. The curious being squinted as she checked her beaming crown then towards the ground; atop a fluffy rug cute tiny pale toes wiggling now. You’re beautiful,” she reminded herself as she gazed into her green eyes glaring back in the bathroom mirror’s reflection.

The sunshine from the morning sun beamed just right that the symmetry of her face aligned, exposing an exotic beauty through the window’s light. Selfie time. She smirked, of course, and headed out the door. Her head whipped around to get one more glimpse from the backside. Her derrière was another favorite body part she adored. “Okay, okay. Come on now, you’re behind,” she turned and booty winked back at her.

She’s embarking on a long journey to the motherland. Her first time in Africa.

Make it count.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More letting go

• Neck Pillows

• My family for showing they care about me

Airport Stretches

AM Meditation:

What are you ashamed of? What are your biggest disappointments?

For me, not working towards a dream or allowing myself to love fully will always be something I’m ashamed of. My disappointments come from the fact that I have not shown love and acceptance for my own father.

What would make today great?

If I could, I would like to stay hydrated and keep my face moisturized while traveling.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Accept and love all aspects of who I am, even my mistakes

Day 3:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I practiced patience and mindfulness on my long flight.

2. I was shown compassion by an elderly woman who didn’t even speak my language.

3. I was able to connect with other travelers going to the same music festival as I am in Cape Town.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to enjoy a healthier diet while traveling.

PM Meditation:

Embrace flaws and heal by spending time doing what I love and disconnecting from society.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Learn how to prepare an authentic African meal for myself.

I’m still traveling, so follow me tomorrow for my first post from South Africa! 🇿🇦

Give a Little

Yo! How are you feeling?

Be honest!

Okay, that’s better, you took long enough. I’m just messing with you 😜

Since we’re on the subject, time is a thing, right? Or is it? I honestly believe our perception of this concept is so important to us in our everyday lives. We believe it exists whole-heartedly because we have no other basis to explain how things age. So we dwell upon it and calculate our days on this earth for fear of not living life to its fullest. That’s really the answer to life in my opinion; How do you live a happy life? Simply, by living it.

Understand this:

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 vs. 1-&-2-&-3-&-4 vs. 1-&-a-2-&-a-3-&-a-4

Same amount of numbers, but different beats. Again, this goes back to the notion and perception of time. It’s all relative. Time is what you make it, similar to life.

Have you all seen this movie The Shape of Water? It seems to me that this concept is similar to our perception of time. This creature accepts the main character as a female counterpart, or perhaps an equal, even though she is a mute and unable to fully communicate with other humans who don’t understand sign language.

Everyone has different wavelengths, only a certain few we chose to listen and respond to.

Spoiler Alert! First, the creature was shown what felt like pain and then was shown love by the main character. Of course he chose the feeling of love! That is precisely what we must do.

Hold tight to the things that make us feel that type of way, brighten your day type of way, make your hips sway type of way. You see I ain’t from the bay but gettin hella hyphy and it’s cray, crawfish slingin’ negative energy out my face, remember my name when you in this place, Cali! Representin’ in this place! OC holla with me in this place, show me you feel me, y’all remember MySpace? That’s love.

Give a little bit.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More self love

• Friends who tolerate me and my busy schedule

• Water

Hydrate

AM Meditation:

What do you blame yourself for?

For me, not being 100% passionate or committed to anything I’ve participated in my life is a huge reason I’m so hard on myself. I blame myself for the procrastination, the denial, and naivety of my choices.

What would make today great?

If I could put more energy towards setting healthy habits and seeing them through.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Accept the reality and forgive myself

Day 2:

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got complimented on some sandals that my mom bought for me.

2. I was able to say bye to my mom and brother before heading out on my vacation.

3. I’m still challenging myself by learning this new operating system at work.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating music, finding different sounds, and researching the other artists performing at this music festival I’m about to attend.

PM Meditation:

Embrace radio noise to improve for tomorrow. Seek a universal song.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Immersing myself in a mindful moment filled with self love.

I got a full day of flying tomorrow ✈️ Follow me for updates on my trip to South Africa!