A lot of people believe that it’s NYE, but in real time the New Year started in September. As we prepare to think we are beginning something new to celebrate, we should be mindful of what’s true.
ON ANOTHER NOTE
I had a great year of excitement and disappointments. I am always discovering something new about myself. Never knew I was an Empath and with knowing that, now I understand why I am so sensitive to many people, places and things.
But with adversity comes an incredible learning experience to build up my faith to continue through life. The ability to set boundaries and to make decisions that’s best for my life. The opportunity to get closer to a higher power to understand it all. The power to answer the call.
I was able to travel to the Dominican Republic on four different occasions.
I got engaged and planned to marry, but that didn’t work out as I had planned.
I celebrated my 50th birthday in California with my best friends.
My first born son graduated from high school.
I sold my house and decided to reduce my expenses and certain privileges to survive. Many sacrifices I’ve made for me and my sons to have a good life and to be content. Oh how I wish my life could be more close to perfection.
What did I learn from my life experiences, when things didn’t go right for me?
That’s my reflection.
What did I learn and what will be different for me in 2019? Will I have the power to answer the call?
When life is so demanding, being the person you chose to be… sometimes you can only live for the moment.
Hang in there.
I need to get my life together. I mix things up all the time. Perhaps I have a hard time separating from between the two. I like to write and I like to travel, but who has the time to manage 3-4 pages on social media?
So, forgive me if I switch back and forth from my quotes to my travel experiences.
If I am traveling somewhere, local or abroad, and I can identify the beauty in it, I will capture it.
But I also love to write about feelings and thoughts that occupy the mind daily.
So today, I want to ask you. “What are you healing from?”
Death of a loved one
Apparently the list goes on and on, but today, identify if you can, what is it that you are healing from or what is it that you need healing from and begin to work on yourself. Sometimes you have to lean on the strength of others to be the strength for someone else.
I started my blog in March 2016 because I am passionate about writing. I took something from my everyday life experiences and I begin to write them out here and I must say, I have had some interesting life experiences.
From travel to romance to trying to fulfill fantasies, I wrote them all here in my blog!
I will continue my writing because its what I love to do and its where I find my freedom. Writing is an outlet for me to write about what I feel and how I experience different things.
If you have not subscribed to my blog, please follow me now and share my blog with your friends. It’s a community of men and women growing together to be better.
What do you like to write about?
Tell me some of the topics you would like for me to write about.
I am open to any dialogue. I appreciate all the feedback you leave with me.
I am working on some new opportunities for 2019, it takes hard work and dedication to commit to new projects. When you are raising teenagers and working full time, my day does not allow me to come here and blog about my day, but I need your encouragement and your feedback to help me grow daily!
I hope your year was as eventful as mine. I’ll meet you back here soon!
You gotta Love! Even when you know you shouldn’t go there, but you explore it anyway. I got lucky 🍀
Looking back on what my life was like four years ago. Traveling overseas to be myself. Traveling by myself.
I’m grateful for the protection I had through that journey.
Being exposed to a culture with different morals, how did I manage to keep mine? It was a fight, a struggle.
I knew what I was exposing myself to. Yet I still took a chance, a stance on their level.
My secret weapon he did not see, was the victory in me and in my heaven.
That’s why it is good to stick close to what you know, even though they may try to convince you that you can conform to their standards.
Not to say that my standards are any better, but I know what I can and cannot handle and cheating is not in my weather forecast. I’ve been through some storms, but baby boy, right now you’re not the one.
Move on before your feelings get hurt even further!
Gracias a Dios
It’s almost that time again to create a New Year’s resolution for 2019! I’m sure you met all of your goals you set for this year!
If you didn’t meet all of your goals, was your perception of perfection affected?
Life has its way of creating new trials. Just when you think you have mastered one task, another one pops up.
Self discipline and self realization helps you to balance your most brightest days commingled with your toughest days.
We all want and strive for a level of perfection that keeps us relevant in our many different endeavors whether it’s entrepreneurship, in the workplace, at school or in our homes.
If we don’t reach that level of perfection, sometimes we fail.
When we can step out of our perceptions of being perfect and accept the realization that things change, and we fail, we can begin to truly heal from our past experiences and failures!
If you live another day, that means another opportunity to succeed!
By Raquél Helm
Your body is your temple and you only have one life to live. You might as well live it to your fullest potential. As winter approaches, there are many ways to stay healthy during this cold and flu season. You are your best advocate for your health, so stay informed on how to build up your immune system to be able to live the best life you want to live.
Here are a few tips to overcome flu season:
- Eat something raw everyday. You can start with any type of nuts such as almonds, walnuts or sunflower seeds. Of course fruit is always good to eat in the morning. Try to skip biscuits and pancakes and go for something raw to start your day.
- Drink your veggies. If you don’t like chewing on raw veggies, there are many ways you can blend them in a juice or smoothie. Stop by your grocery store or your favorite smoothie shop. Go green!
- Keep your nasal airways clean by using a neti or a nasal spray. Viruses can be airborne and flow through your nasal cavity and start sinus infections. Try to avoid antihistamines, but make sure you keep plenty of tissue with you.
- Inhale essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender. These oils can help to open up congestion as a holistic approach to healing.
- Lemons and limes are packed with Vitamin C. Squeeze any of the two in hot water and sip on this to help build up your immune system. Add honey for a little flavor. Avoid adding sugar.
- Sugar detox. Try to avoid all sugary drinks and foods until you begin to feel better. Your body will appreciate your efforts.
- If you feel the need to fast, allow your body to skip a meal and decide what time of day is it best for you to fast.
That sounds easy right? The best way to incorporate new ideas that is beneficial to your temple is to practice them daily, until it becomes routine. Your temple, will appreciate the love you give and your temple will reward you later.
*This article is not intended to prevent or cure any illness or disease. Please check with your doctor to make sure your dietary changes are right for you. Know the difference between a virus and a bacteria infection.
Stay warm and stay blessed!
Love with good intentions.
Even when you have doubt and you have a hard time trusting, love them anyway. Love with the intent that they may never love you the same way, but don’t take it personally.
Love is a choice and when you are faced with choosing to love someone, you will know. After you’ve loved (with or without boundaries) and you choose to leave that love, leave knowing that your love did not fail, because you chose to love with good intentions.
Even though we may sometimes fail in love, Love never fails us. Things can be going good, but when the flames go out, we find a way to ignite them again. Isn’t that what love is about? To keep finding your way in and out of love.