MAYDAY!

Yo! Look what I just googled:

Mayday. Mayday! Help me…it’s May.

You made it, welcome back! What up fam? Hope all is well with you. As for myself, I really just had a moment thinking about all of those precious lives lost to suicide and the stigma associated with getting the help that we need to thrive in our society. May, of course is mental health awareness month, and as much as it saddens me to think about, it also really makes me appreciate my beautiful mind and how I’ve learned to deal with depression and anxiety. I stay blessed and am very fortunate to not live in places like Alaska or Seattle with gloomy weather for a good portion of the year. Sunshine and warmth are my sanctuary ☀️ I just feel confident by keeping positive and believing things will work out accordingly. They always do, so why stress? All you need is a little faith in yourself and some self love. Believe me, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s totally worth it.

So I gotta ask, how are we doing? It’s okay if you’re not okay. I repeat, it is perfectly alright for you to not be alright. Sit with your feelings. Meditate on them. Even the most uncomfortable ones have lessons to teach you. Just remember not to dwell too long and to move past them. Energy flows better that way. Took me some time, but I have come to understand that life is about the journey, and not the destination. If you don’t appreciate where you’re at now, how do you expect to get to where you want to be?

Knowing all of this, try practicing gratitude as it will attract more positives into your life. Consider the law of attraction.

If you can imagine it in your mind, you CAN experience it in your reality.

Remember to also be patient with yourself my loves. Greatness doesn’t come overnight. Even if you feel fear, have the courage to step forward and embrace it by using daily positive rituals to keep you focused on you.

What are you waiting for? Start today. Start right now! Get motivated to live the life you want to live. If it’s easier said than done, then seek help. Whether it be family, friends, or even a therapist or healer, there are so many resources at your fingertips ready to get you feeling like you again. All you have to do is believe you are worthy; and you are. Even if you don’t believe me, I know it’s true.

So there!

If you need some tricks to grow from triggers, I got you.

When you have unhealed wounds and you feel the need to pop off, try this instead:

  • Feel it. Take a deep breath & pause 🌬
  • Observe (don’t react) even though this will feel highly uncomfortable 🧐
  • Re-program the subconscious. Affirm: “I am grateful for this emotion and what it can teach me 😌
  • Watch as you form a new relationship with emotions as a form of feedback 👀
  • Release. Move forward 👣

Remember always to love yourself. You’re beautiful. I hope qui aide (that helps)

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More time to learn about volunteering for counseling and therapy

• The “Help” function in Microsoft Excel

• Moments of solitude to clear my thoughts

Morning Reminders

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 on my legacy 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

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I finally finished a project at work I had been working on for over a month.

2. I was able to take some time to organize and clean my room from moving recently.

3. I’m learning the importance and the impact of racism on the sexual reproductive health of women of color.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating a treatment for the latest film idea I have.

PM Meditation:

  • I love and accept myself just as I am.
  • I deserve love, health, happiness and prosperity.
  • I give and receive love effortlessly & unconditionally.
  • I feel stronger, more alive and energized each day.

Evening Affirmations

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to attend my local farmers market to pick up some produce and create a plant-based meal prep for the week.

Follow me for more of that good good ! Until next time loves.

💚 Your Friendly Neighborhood Home Girl

Thank You For This Day

Thank you.

Yo! Welcome back loves. I am so glad you could make it! Thank you for being here. Today, is a new day. Wow, all I can say is I feel blessed. Okay, truth or dare 😈

You picked truth, didn’t you? It’s cool, you don’t got to lie to kick it.

Well, the truth is, I dare you to think about one thing you’re truly grateful for. Go on, really think about it; just one thing. Hold onto it. Aww, doesn’t that feel nice?

Okay, so why don’t we think about ourselves the same way? Like really love and appreciate ourselves and how far we’ve come? Evolution you guys, it’s real. We made it to this very point in time in the entire existence of mankind, so why not show ourselves the love we never received when we were younger?

I feel like self love has so much to do with decision making and managing of relationships; positivity is key. There has to be a balance so that one finds the peace they seek. Today we are speaking from not only the mind, body, and soul, but also from the heart.

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

So, here I am checking in again. How we doing? What’s going on inside? We feeling alright? It’s totally okay if we aren’t. I’m just checking to see if you checked.

…So, did you? Check this:

Many of us put in 40+ hours of work each week, 5 days a week away from our loved ones and generally not spending enough time with ourselves or managing our own thoughts. We crave more and more, spending so much money every single day, but at what cost? I’ll give you a hint: It’s running out… TIME! The one thing that’s indisputably worth more than money. And yet, here we are.

Hang in there friends because it gets better, I promise. However, if it doesn’t get better for you, I suggest you find someone to challenge you to grow. After all, forward progression is what moves evolution along. You following me? In whatever way you’d like to grow, preferably towards a healthier lifestyle, may that person guide you towards your most desired goals. I hope you actually achieve them too! You really deserve the good life, so why not embrace it? While you’re at it, make sure you are someone who challenges you to grow. Also, don’t forget to love yourself.

If loving yourself means having to let people know that you haven’t gotten back to them because you’re doing a balancing act with your career, health and fitness, side hustles and passions while simultaneously refocusing energy on your spiritual life, then please do this one thing for yourself. As long as one communicates their intentions with loved ones and keeps their priorities straight, then I say, “Go ‘head and love yourself!”

Lastly, I just want to say thank you again. As if I haven’t said thanks enough already.

Thanks –give it.

#staywild #followwildthing #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

The passion for growth and learning how to walk away from things that don’t align with my goals

• The rain

• Music

Morning Stretches

Morning Affirmations

AM Meditation:

What saddens you?

For me, the thought of making the same mistakes over and over, not learning from my past, and re-living old moments in time gone wrong would be the definition of hell. Makes me sad to think I wouldn’t have known better to avoid repeating the same bad habits and not learning to be better after the first time. It’s definitely a learning process, and I’m working on this. Watch me grow to appreciate and accept my faults.

What would make today great?

If I could discover and capture the sounds of water droplets as they hit different surfaces to create new beats for songs.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Be thankful for the little things, for they are the most important

Afternoon Workout

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got to use my umbrella today.

2. I was able to make it to work and back home safely.

3. I’m learning the importance of patience in hazardous conditions.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating a series on my YouTube channel experimenting with organic beauty tips and fitness routines.

PM Meditation:

Embrace even the seemingly insignificant artistic perspectives for they may actually have a viewpoint that could be vibrating at a higher frequency.

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

If I could, I would like to experiment with produce in season to create a plant-based healthy recipe for juicing and meal prepping.

You guys, it’s December next week. Follow me for more self love! 💚

30 – Just Live It

Yo! I’ve been spinning on this planet for 30 years now.

Is that a long time, or is time relative? I’ll let you think about that for a moment…It’s old, isn’t it?! Be honest with me 🙇‍♀️

Alright, enough already….I’ve regained composure. Welcome back! Funny thing about me, I’m beginning to realize that not everyone can handle being around such a free-spirit like myself. This is because everyone has these imaginary boundaries they set for themselves. For some reason, most likely because of my upbringing, I am unaware whenever I am crossing someone else’s boundaries or making things uncomfortable for them. Either that, or I just don’t care as much 🤷‍♀️ Judgement is another one of those things for me, as I just don’t care enough to judge someone for who they are or the circumstances they find themselves in. Now if you’ve met me IRL, you’re probably thinking to yourself like, “What is she even talking about? She’s not even a little awkward.” Pause for a cause –you may not be experiencing the real wild thing.

Allow me to explain:

I can never tell if someone wants to really get to know me or if they really want to get to know what sleeping with me is like. Real talk. Of course, it doesn’t help that I’m naturally a flirt, but my first world problem is that I crave genuine connections and want to get to know people inside and out –like on some deeper level ish; and I can’t. Terribly shy as a child, I grew up holding in a lot and biting my tongue. Now, I lack the words to say in most interactions because I want to avoid offending anyone with my inappropriate, blatantly honest and blunt demeanor. At least, I’m struggling with this. I might actually enjoy pushing the limits a little and making people feel disturbed sometimes; I think it’s funny, and it’s a fun way to live life.

On that note, how’s life loves? Can we just go up to people and ask them how they’re doing mentally or emotionally already? Check in with each other regularly? When does that point come into play in our existence? I mean, that’s the game, right? Evolution is the survival of the fittest, and here we are at this very point in time. How we doing? Surviving? You good 👍🏽 I’m amazed you even lasted this long. I’m just messing with you… 😬 By the way, thank you for being here! It really wouldn’t be the same without you, just know that.

As I was saying, boundaries; everyone has them. My hope is for more people to stretch their boundaries. Push their fears forward and do the things that scare them most. I guess my question is, how can we know what our boundaries are if we don’t truly know ourselves?

Bingo! That is for you to figure out. Don’t forget to love yourself. Maybe even hug yourself? Try it, I’ll wait.

..Did you do it? 😹 Good. I’m glad. Now that we’re being honest with each other. I’m going to keep it real with you. I don’t hug myself. But who knows, maybe you might like it? I jokingly refer to myself as a try-sexual,” a self-coined phrase meaning I’ll try anything once, as long as it’s something I absolutely have zero desire to be addicted to. If I like it, I much try it again just to make sure. Nothing too hardcore, but sky-diving is something I’ve tried. Definitely don’t want to be addicted to it like those gnarly instructors attached to your back are doing jump after jump each day for a living. Frog legs from the fair and escargot 🐌 on a cruise ship, yes, I’ve tried those before. I’ll pass. I know you’re already thinking about it, but in regards to kinky bedroom stuff (i.e. choking and being tied up) save it, don’t even waste my time. I’m not down. By practicing this mindset, I open myself up to a world of adventures in my own safe environment known as my boundaries.

So just trust me on this one thing, be friends first! It is said that in relationships, lust will eventually die, love will sway, and sexual attraction will come and go. Having the ability to love someone as a friend will keep you together even through the tough times. Now, I want you to consider some of the boundaries you’ve set for yourself. Why were they put in place? Which ones are you dead set on, and which ones are you a little more open-minded about and flexible with? Whatever they might be, live your life my loves!

Just do it.

#staywild #followwildthing #greeneyedblackgirl #wildones🐾

Today I am grateful for:

More faith in myself and in the process

• The rain to help things grow

• Electric cars

AM Meditation:

What do you blame yourself for?

I have to say, I really blame myself for not putting in a ton of effort to keep in touch with my family members, especially during the holidays. I’m the youngest in my immediate family, and I feel like I should be able to look towards my elders for guidance in these family matters. It’s like when one member of the family passes, the bond isn’t as tight-knit or traditional as they used to be, but that isn’t even the case with my family. We just don’t ever plan get togethers at all, and I am considering changing that this year.

What would make today great?

If I could put more energy towards looking into owning property.

DAILY CHALLENGE

Accept the fact that all I need to be is myself to receive the blessings that I desire.

Afternoon Stretches

What amazing things happened today?

1. I got the chance to interact with an individual I truly look up to and admire.

2. I danced in the rain.

3. I’m learning how to better walk away from people and things that do not share my same interests.

How could I have made today even better?

If I could, I would have liked to spend more time creating beats and looking into podcast equipment.

PM Meditation:

I am great.

I am confident.

I can do anything.

I can accomplish anything.

I have a purpose.

I am capable.

I do.

I am ambitious.

I am intelligent.

I am powerful.

Evening affirmations

Evening Stretches

BONUS: What do I plan on accomplishing tomorrow?

Taking in a moment of gratitude and appreciation for all the hardships I’ve endured in my life to get me where I am today.

Follow me for updates on my journey towards self love. Catch ya later!

~Your Friendly Neighborhood Home Girl 💚

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!