Tag: development

O the SHADE

Do you want to know what I love about the shade, in the shade you are protected from the heat of the day.

As an adult we go through so much with relationships, children, work and dreams we need the shade every now and then.  Standing in heat, no matter how beautiful the day, can be damaging. Always being on social media, constantly working, committing yourself to everything on the social calendar can be exhausting. So, take a moment to be in the shade!

Take time to unplug and be fed spiritually, emotionally, find out who you are without all beams pointing toward you.

#SLiM

See. Learn. Inspire. Make Moves

Meditation Monday

Do you sleep well at night? Did you know there are tips you use to assist in a peaceful night sleep? Check out these tips every Monday through February.

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
  • Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy 

A dose of discipline can revive your sleep habits and give you are looking for through the day.

#forgivenessfriday

Ok, guys its that time again. It’s time to learn the power of forgiveness!

What is there to gain by learning how to forgive? Here are some benefits of forgivenesss:

  • Healthier relationships.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Less anxiety, stress, and hostility.

When you are able to move past a mistake someone has made against you, you then open a new door that is elevated past the experience and welcomes you into a world of development and maturity. You are now saying to the world that you can not be held captive to past pains and circumstance.

This New Freedom exudes love not only in your work relationships, or school, but in your personal relationships as well. You no longer have to be stressed by things that happened to you or feel hostile about the things that happened around you. You now become a person who holds the key to every door you wish to walk through. Instead of feeling like you’re being dragged through every door that life throws at you.

Remember. Forgiveness equals freedom. Stop by next week and learn the steps of forgiveness.

Selah

Do what’s right…. The first time

When you don’t do what your supposed to do there are consequences. I have decided to go back to school because there is much to learn in the field of psychology. In order to give the most accurate information, I had to go back to school!

Now, in this journey I have learned to do the right thing the first time! If an assignment is due, I have a better score when I take my time and read through the assignments before giving an answer.

I’m writing this post today because God put on my spirit that many of us choose to do the right thing at the wrong time. Our life is one big assignment… instead of taking the time to develop, research, then respond; we are giving what ever answer comes to the top of our head, hoping that in the end it’s enough to suffice.

Let today be the day you choose to give your best the first time. If you’re on a job give your all! Don’t become lazy and compliant because it’s not your dream, God has you there for a reason so be effective. If you’re in a relationship be attentive and respectful, if you’re a parent, sacrifice for your personal time for time with your child.

Take time and develop yourself so that when you present yourself to the world you give your best answer.

Selah.

The Battle:

Every person on this earth has two sides of themselves. On the one hand, we have the part of us that strives to do good, and on the other, we have what is referred to as the “flesh” the impatient prideful and selfish side that demands to be seen and heard at all costs.

No matter where you are in your relationship with Christ you will have to continually battle both sides. There is no service, or magic pill you can take that will make you 100% one side and not the other.  So as Christians we must learn how to sacrifice our flesh daily.

Acknowledge the pride, selfishness or sin lying within our flesh so that God can come in and transform our imperfections.

Everyone must acknowledge and humble ourselves as people who need forgives. And that my friend is how we win the battle of life.

Michelle Williams: The strength to speak up.

Here on good girl issues we advocate mental health. A courageous woman named Michelle Williams has came forward as an spokesperson for mental health awareness. She had been battling depression for most of her life and she shares her story here.

People of God do not let mental illness separate you from the love of God! Battling an illness is not a sin nor a crime. The devil wants you to be quite but now is the time to raise your voice. Do not fight alone. Reach out to someone who can help. God loves you and desires for your life to be blessed and prosperous. Check out this champion, she has made it through and so can you! Selah

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Forgiveness Friday

Do you need examples of how to apply forgivness to various situations? Well thank goodness Psychology Today thought of some, Enjoy and let me know how your forgivness journey is going! Selah

Here’s how forgiveness can work in a range of situations where you’d have every right to be angry. It establishes a kinder mindset whether or not you decide to confront someone.

  • A good friend acts inconsiderately when she’s having a bad day.Remember, nobody’s perfect. You may want to let the incident slide. If you do mention it, don’t make this one-time slight into a big deal. Give your friend a break–forgive the lapse.
  • A coworker takes credit for your ideas. Do damage control, whether it means mentioning this situation to the coworker, your boss, or Human Resources, and don’t trust her with ideas in the future. However, try to forgive the coworker for being such a greedy, insecure, mean-spirited person that she has to stoop so low as to steal from you.
  • Your mother-in-law is needy or demanding. Keep setting kind but firm boundaries so over time you can reach palatable compromises. But also have mercy on the insecurities beneath her neediness and demands–perhaps fear of being alone, of aging, of being excluded from the family, of not being heard. This will soften your response to her.
  • You suffered childhood abuseThe healing process of recovering from abuse requires enormous compassion for yourself and is facilitated by support from other abuse survivors, family, friends, or a therapist. Still, if you feel ready to work towards forgiveness of an abuser, it necessitates seeing the brokenness and suffering that would make the person want to commit such grievous harm. You’re not excusing the behavior or returning to it, but grasping how emotionally crippled he or she is, a huge stretch of compassion, but the path to freedom.

Meditation Monday!

Ok, ladies and gents, by now you should be looking forward to your moment of positivity, light, and rejuvenation. God says in His word that above all He wishes that you prosper and be in good health. Do you know that stress and worry can negatively affect your health? Today give your mind some medicine, take a moment away from the clutter of the day and find Gods peace, so that you too can prosper and live the life God intended for you. Selah #SLiM

Forgiveness Friday:

Here we go again, how you gained peace, closure, and restoration from learning how to forgive. well here is the next step… Enjoy!

It’s that time again! Here is the third step in forgiveness, let me know how your Journey is going!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Begin to forgive. Hold the person you’re angry with clearly in your mind. Then ask yourself, “What emotional shortcomings caused him or her to treat me poorly?” This is what you want to have compassion for, the area to forgive. Definitely, don’t subject yourself to shabby treatment, but reach for compassion for the person’s emotional blindness or cold heart.

Forgivness Friday:

It’s that time again! Here is the second step in forgiveness, let me know how your Journey is going!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Honestly address your feelings. Talk to friends, your therapist, or other supportive people, but get the anger out. I also recommend writing your feelings down in a journal to purge negativity. Then, decide whether you want to raise the issue with someone.