Morning Mindset

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Speak this aloud. Speak this often.

With Love & Light:

Nova Namastè


Choose Peace of Mind

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Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 


Embracing You


Brenè Brown is one of my favorite people. She’s real and accepting of all that she is as a woman, human, and an adult. I saw her Netflix special; it changed my life. She empowered me to embrace more acceptance of who I am. I wanted to share this incredible footage with you. These posts were taken from this site. I couldn’t find that particular video but here are a few others that are just as amazing.

Hope you enjoyed these and forever embrace yourself with more gentle grace.



3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

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Namastè 🙏🏼

I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè

I tag:




Monday Greetings


I hope you all had a good weekend. I actually had a pretty good one, all things considered.

Saturday night I went to bed at 9:15, got up about three for snack, and went back to sleep until 8:15. I can’t remember the last time I slept all like that.

Today, I got a few things accomplished and really tackled my kitchen. Decluttering ALWAYS feels good. My dishes are about done, yeah it feels nice.

Other than that, it’s been a chill weekend. To hot and tired to do much else.

Good Morning y’all.

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Gratitude Journal


I’m going to create a Gratitude Journal so I intentionally and consistently focus on the good in my life. Please feel free to add your contributions in a comment below.


  • Sunshine
  • Coffee
  • Fridays
  • Tampons
  • Pamprin
  • Incense

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


My Mental Health Journey 14


Good Morning,

It’s Monday, May 6th. I’m home, in my head. Right now, I have too much time on my hands. Hopefully, that soon changes.

While I’m thankful for the following:

  1. Sunshine
  2. Warmer temperatures
  3. Good friends
  4. Coffee
  5. Singing of birds

I’m still carrying the invisible things, such as grief and confusion. For the INFJ, it’s not possible for ” let it roll off your back”. For HSPs, our emotions are rooted in our lives on a much deeper level. They can’t be yanked and weeded out just because they feel awful.

I’m dealing with a familiar difficult situation. This time, the gap feels like a continental distance. It’s early yet, but none of it feels good.

It makes me hesitant. It makes me cautious of my mental health and heart. It’s challenging me to constantly battle feelings that I shouldn’t be feeling… Because this situation isn’t his normal.

It’s painful. It’s isolating. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

This season is similar but different from the one before.

I’m not sure if this will be the last.

I just need some sense of direction…

I need some peace in this storm.


This is a wonderful post. I love how this simplicity can show effort, achievement, patterns, and goals. The little things, those goals that we feel insignificant, add up when we see them all together. Each one is an achievement;and, we should pride ourselves in them. That’s how self confidence begins. That’s how we build self esteem.

I hope you’d check out this awesome post & strive to be a better you!!

My Mental Health Journey (Dear Brooke: ….)


I can go the distance until the journey is complete 🕊


Dear Sweet Brooke,

Oh sweet child, there’s so much I want you to know, so much you need to hear. First and foremost, you’re the most courageous little lady I know! At ten, and thirteen, and eighteen.. When your body was changing, and your hormones were transforming you into this beautiful princess… You had adults treat you like the house maid. I know you didn’t have the self confidence to believe this; and, that breaks my heart. You deserved to feel loved. You deserved to feel wanted. You deserved to feel a sense of belonging. I know all the while growing up, you felt abandoned; although, you didn’t realize it then. You’re a beautiful young lady; and you are a blessing to this earth. Your mommy loved you so much, you and your four siblings. I’m a mommy of two precious girls… And I love them beyond what words could say. They’re amazing kids, with unique talents, lots of laughter, and feel loved. I made sure they never feel what you did, as a child. Your mommy did the best she could; but, she was so overwelmed and had no help. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t want you. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t love you. I know that doesn’t make sense to you, right now, but, trust me, you’ll understand when you’re older. Secondly, I want you to know, I’m so very proud of you! Every child needs to hear that, and I know you rarely did. I know your brain defense mechanisms have strengthen since 2005, and your memories of “good times” are very limited. You made it through middle school (without becoming a teen mom, which is thanks to Brett and Nancy… Although the issue wasn’t sexuality, as much as it was the attention that “felt good” vs the shit at home!). You were a good kid!! Sure, you made mistakes, but every kid does!! I’m sorry that your mistakes brought you shame and doubt, rather than confidence and pride. You’re capable of so much!! You’re talented and you deserved the healthy opportunities for growth and decision making. I know this ” lack there of ” costed you to much in your later years. Next, you are an incredible individual!! Your compassion isn’t like this world. Though that will break your heart, it will heal it just as much! You’re quite the irritating contradiction my dear girl! You are so curious yes, but so easily bored. You are so deep, at the same time hard to ” open”. You are so loving, and yet fiercely passionate about injustice. You hate sudden decisions but love variety. You hate small talk, but you could listen to any stranger who cares to share. You’re so impatient but give chance after chance. You’re constantly changing your mind, yet when you are solid in a decision, there’s no changing it. You’re an emotional creature, who feels everything in its greatest capacity but when you want to be petty, you do it better than the best. You are perfectly combined with every element that God specifically designed you to be. And you know what, you’re perfect just the way you are. You have to learn to accept who you are, with all the strengths and weaknesses that make you, you! And, your heart is so big, that it loves an individual for he or she is, despite the gender. AND IT’S OK 💕 You absolutely should never feel ashamed for being you! There’s not enough love in this world. If you can give yours to a man or a woman, your twice as wonderful to be with. At your age, you don’t know you’re Bisexual. Your parents won’t allow you to explore it. There’s nothing wrong with you though. Over the years, you’ll lose friends because of your truth… But, true friends don’t judge like that. Your truths about love will shine strong in your later years. There’s so much, all of this and more, you should have heard from them… I’m saying it now, because being your own biggest fan is most important in this world. Your voice matters. Your talented and worthy of Love. There’s a difference between attention from any guy and attention from the ones who deserve you. Overtime, you’ll make mistakes and get hurt… But, you’ve always kept going… Because you’re a warrior, a champion. You stumble but you’re never removed from your platform of hope, faith, and love. I love who you’ve transpired to be; and I’m ready to see where your dreams lead us.

Always your biggest fan:

Brandy (2019)

My Mental Health Journey 11


I wanted to take a few minutes and jot down a few notes.

I’ve spent two days alone now; and, I’ve allowed a constant flow of emotions. No regrets or shame, no prolonged sadness. I’ve let the thoughts come and be, then released them out into the universe.

Recently, I found an image on Pinterest that really spoke to me.

It’s deep. I realized that before, like the last four weeks, things were falling apart. Ha! It’s more like a tornado came through.

But they’ll come together again, because that’s life. That’s how life happens. In the last week, ideas and dots have been connected. Some things have become clearer, and other things have been removed from priorities.

Life isn’t a race, to focus on the finish line (death? Really?), and go…

The race is a journey, at whatever pace best suits you and your current situation… And that pace will change. The journey is the combination of ups and downs, when life comes together and falls apart… And comes together again.

Without the balance… Up with down, good with the difficult… Hard with the easy… Life wouldn’t be…

Something would too much…

Something else, would be too little.

Trust your journey 💕 Walk by faith!

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays


When all is said and done, and you’re alone, standing before a reflection, if you can’t verbalize a thought, don’t say it elsewhere. Only you have to live with it’s birth; & words can’t be unspoken.

3-2-1 Quote Me: Attitude


Hiya!! 🤚🏼🥰 I wasn’t fortunate enough to be tagged by some lovely blogger, to participate in this challenge; but, I’m playing along anyway ❤️

Quotes about Attitude:

This has been one of my favorites since I’ve first heard it ~

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My Mental Health Journey 5


“You seem happier!”

Someone just texted me that.

It’s crazy how fast words hit my eyes, then my heart, head, and soul at the same time.

Inspiration is so refreshing.

Anyway, what these three words said to me is

” You’re validated.”

” You’re hard work is paying off.”

” You are improving, what you’re doing is working.”

It’s encouraging to hear from another that they see what I’ve been working so hard to achieve.

It’s not about acceptance from anyone else, but that my efforts are evident and I can proudly smile in self validation.


I am happier. It’s true.

In my writing, I’m able to expose my ugliness and feel heard.

That, alone, is freeing.

You’re my therapy sessions lol, except I’m not paying a fortune, and limited to two hours.


I’m happier because of this job opportunity.

There’s more to that than what’s on the surface.

Ten years ago, I was a married closeted Bisexual, living in low income and ghetto housing, miserable, lost, and unhappy.

I had little confidence & very little pride in myself.

That year, I graduated with a 4.0 and a teaching license.

It was the being of my self discovery.

This job opportunity is the first one that I’m excited to start.

This is the first one that I feel confident to do, and to do well.

This is the most motivated and eager I’ve felt about a job ” EVER”!

MAYBE it’s because this job is career material, incredible in so many ways.


I’m happier because I’m working on my emotions.

Being INFJ & HSP, AND EMPATH is exhausting.

There’s only a few of you who can possibly understand what I’m saying.

But, what I’m doing, and I just went through this process this morning, is being mindful and intentional about what I feel.

I was feeling so down this morning. I felt a certain way about an individual, and I didn’t like it.

Instead of sorting through why I felt as I did, I slipped insecurity through my fingers via text.

Then, I remembered I didn’t have to feel yucky. I realized I could identify what I do feel, remove the foggy lense, and feel ok.


I’m happier because I feel some sense of purpose.

Making time to care for these free little libraries has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I’m able to demonstrate kindness to my daughter’s.

I’m able to use my time for a greater good.

I able to get outside, and invest into the future of generations to come.

This allows me to give to the community and not have to deal with coworkers and deadlines lol.

This also provides a place where I can place necessities for those who may need it.


It feels good to feel this sense of self acceptance and identity.

It really does!

Awesome Article Alert 📰


73 Ways To Improve Your Health

There’s some really simple and super easy suggestions in this list! Apart of self love is taking take off your over all health. You’ll feel better when you start making the choice to place yourself on that priority list. 💙 And I’ll be here cheering you on!!

Personal Self-Reflection Questions


Questions Taken from Jeanine Nicole’s page:

Self-Discovery Journalling Prompts

1. What three words describe me best?

2. What are the important things in my life?

3. What values are important to me?

4. What does my ideal life look like?

5. What is my biggest regret?

6. What are my favourite memories?

7. What makes those memories so good?

8. What is holding me back I life right now?

9. What is my biggest strength?

10. What allowed me to reach this far in life?

11. What makes a life good?

12. Am I happy with my life?

13. What do I admire about myself?

14. When am I most happy?

15. Do I like the person that I am today?

16. What is my best quality?

17. What is my biggest weakness? How do I make up for it?

18. What is my love language?

19. What is my communication style?

20. What is my passion in life?

21. How happy am I?

22. What is my purpose on this earth?

23. What am I most grateful for?

24. What do I want to improve about myself?

25. What are the most impactful events that have happened to me thus far?

26. What are the three most valuable life lessons that you’ve learned?

27. Where will I be in 10 years?

28. What am I most looking forward to in the next 5 years?

29. What could I give a presentation in with no preparation?

30. What do I lack confidence in?

31. What do I judge myself about?

32. What is my personal definition of success?

33. How successful am I in life?

34. What is on my bucket list?

35. When do I feel most comfortable?

36. What makes me uncomfortable?

37. What stresses me out the most?

38. How do I deal with stress?

39. What drains my energy?

40. What gives me life?

41. Where do I feel most at home?

42. What are 4 fundamental beliefs that I have about life?

43. What are 3 limiting beliefs that I have about myself?

44. What are 5 empowering beliefs about myself?

The Mighty App


I’m on ” The Mighty App”!! I vaguely remember seeing this app before but it didn’t catch my attention. It just must not have been the right point in time for me to incorporate it into my life, because it’s indeed an app that I value and recommend.

It’s a place to find a support community. If you cope with schizophrenia, or irritable bowl syndrome, anxiety or vertiligo, you will find a support group here. It’s a place to speak openly and confidentially with others… Who will listen.

Here’s my link, if you’d like to follow me:

Cleansing Your Soul

Spiritual cleansing

Another incredible list of suggestions to help you painlessly cleanse your body! If you’re interested in a spiritual cleansing and in natural ways, this article is for you! You can read it’s entirety HERE! The images were taken from the provided link.

3-2-1 Quote Me: Truth


Bouncing from Fandango’s 3-2-1 Quote Me about Truth! You can read his quotes HERE! I’m also going to pass by the rule of tagging bloggers. Sometimes, not following rules can be liberating 😂 If you feel drawn to participate, please do so and leave me a Pingback 😀

” Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth. “

Richard Nixon

Once you go inside and weed through the muck, you will find the real beauty, the truth about yourself.

Lindsay Wagner

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.


I was there


Every shirt, towel, PJ set, and matched pair of socks

Every clean dish, cooked meal, grocery run, bathroom cleaning….

Every puke clean up, diaper change, spill clean up, bed change…

Every brush teeth reminder and trip to the dentist,

Every small victory celebrated, homework completed

Every drink refill, cut up apple, push on the swing,

Every pair of shoes on then off to be put on again,

Every cry soothed, every tear hugged away, every goodnight kiss…

Every morning trip to school, every stern declaration

Every tea party, and sing the ABCs, every Birthday, Christmas, every lost tooth and Easter egg Hunt…

Every milestone, every laugh, every bruised bump and tummy ache,

Every bite of ice cream and piece of art work, every time you needed guidance

Every signed permission slip, every vaccine shot, WIC appointment, and PT Conversation

Every book you heard, every lesson you learned, every tickle and every smile

Every step down the stairs, and every bite of solid food

Every squirrel that you saw and every plane you saw,

Every bird you watched, and chipmunk you chased

Every leaf you collected and every flower you picked.

Every moment, I was there. It’s been me, and though I doubt I did enough…

I’ve done the very best I could.

Because I am your mommy

And I love you, with my whole being.

12 Words 2 Describe My Blog

This is my happy place ⬆️

This blogger is such a sweet gem, and without fail, will inspire you and your writing!

Roy, from The Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip, had posted this inquisitive question:

QQ– 12 Words To Describe Your Blog Would Be, What?

Here’s Mine 🌸

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but rather some’s cup of coffee! ☕️

What would yours be?

#commentbelow or visit Roy’s post:D

Feeling Better 🌸


When you don’t know if you’re OK, or if you know you’re not, here’s what you can do 😀 The image was taken from Pinterest; however, the original source is hyperlinked.

Thursday Thought (republished)


Good Morning Readers 😀

I intentionally advocate on the subject of mental health and all it encompassess (usually referencing my own life!).

Because life doesn’t stop, and our mental health seems to be lacking value to most of this world, I’m here to help break down that stigma.

This morning, I discovered a particular blogger who obviously is hurting. When I finished reading the posts, I searched for the right words to use in a response. I never wish to patronize and undervalued the individual’s emotions in that given moment. What I hope to do, is to meet the individual where he or she is… Take their hand, and say,

” Every single heart deserves to believe their truth. The hardest part is figuring out what that is because this chaotic world we live in is full of brokenness and lies. No living thing is created exactly the same as any of its kind, that came before it, since, or will in the future.”



That’s what I did this morning. I try to show the light of hope in all places consumed by darkness, not to build myself up or appear bragging. I genuinely understand the struggles of a tortured mind, hurting heart, and broken spirit.

Finally, then, my morning greeting to you is this: I hope you’re doing better today, than you were yesterday. Your eyes are open; therefore, you remember that you’ve been given this day for a purpose. I hope you feel this necessary and joyous love for yourself because you deserve it. There’s no one else like you. That makes you extraordinary ~

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

EXCELLENT read💕💙💕💙

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

— Read on

Monday Morning Affirmation


Dearest Readers:

My hope for you, today, is that you’d walk your truth with patience and kindness. They make all the difference, and are such beautiful qualities. Mondays can really challenge us in these area; but, I know we’re all winners. We’re beautiful souls that just need covered in prayer 💕

Happy Monday ~



Sunday Morning Affirmation

AAAMMAAZZING list of positivitea~ You tell yourself what you want to believe, and you’ll eventually come to believe it.

Happy Sunday > Positive Affirmations
— Read on

Won the Battle

Won the Battle

Written for Go Dog Go Cafè’s: Tuesday’s Writing Prompt 02/12/2019

Today’s prompt:  

Today I challenge you to write a poem called an “elfchen.”  I was introduced to these little poems by poets on Instagram.  I find them challenging yet fun to write. An elfchen is an 11 word poem written in 5 lines— Line 1=1word,  Line 2=2words,  Line 3=3words, Line 4=4 words,  Line 5 =1 word.  Lines 1 and 5 should not be the same word.  

The fun in this challenge on Instagram is when you are tagged by someone, you must start your poem using that person’s LAST word as your FIRST.  Today I give you 3 elfchens written my me.  You may use the last word of any of the poems to start yours.


Resilient, Wise.

She has won.

The battle: her mind.


I challenge these 3 individuals to write an “ elfchen”. You can use the last word of mine OR begin one of your own. Please create a Pingback to this post.

In Others Words



7 ways to say “I love you”, without using those three words. Written for A Guy Called Bloke’s Luvvies Challenge.

  1. He’ll brings you breakfast.
  2. Flowers arrive for you at work.
  3. She fills your gas tank, on the way home.
  4. He brings you your favorite ice cream, because you’re sick.
  5. She spends intimate time with you, though she’s beyond exhausted.
  6. Bubble bath is ready after the kids are in bed.
  7. Coffee will be brought to you, while you’re still in bed.

❤️Letter to Me

Dear Me

This is a writing prompt that was created by Lettrs. It is to write a Valentine’s Day letter to yourself. It was an uplifting and wonderful experience. It reminded me of countless reasons to feel proud and love for myself. This is a challenge I hope each of you accept. Write the words you desperately need to hear. Write the words of Love that you deserve to hear. You deserve healing, and I believe focusing on yourself in this aspect will be a wonderful thing.



Friday morning is a perfect time to affirm what’s important! This week’s been crazy, emotionally. I feel semi-normal again. I hope all of you meet this weekend with a great flow of contentment and peace.. That you feel, ok… Even if you don’t have answers or can forsee the path… Or even understand the current state you’re in. Time seems to sort everything out and work our paths to influence our perspective.

Living with a Mental Illness VII


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Taking time to pause puts life into perspective 🙂 It’s ok, and it’s healthy 🙂


Coffee share

Who’s joining me for coffee today? I have Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and Folger’s Black Silk 🙂

Sorry you missed the craziness of the early birthday celebration, but the aftermath is still visible 🤣

We’ve made it to another Thursday and to the second half of January (already!). How’s your year going?

My goals are still in tacked (Yay!!). Granted they’re not huge ones but still significant none the less.

My life with peace of mind has been stupendous! I’ve been fairly successful with keeping it.

My finances are getting better. That’s always a plus, right?! It’s never too late to improve there.

My mood is improving, significantly! I’m an empath; therefore, I feel what my boyfriend does. Fun lol.

I’m still waiting on Spring.. It’s taking it’s grand ol’ time arriving! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂{ #JearDesus}

What else? I’m going to be starting my own business soon! I hope you all would have a look (hint hint)!

I think that’s it ~ I’m so thankful for you all, and that tomorrow’s Friday 🙂

Refill time ☕️

Living with a Mental Illness VI


Take time, MAKE TIME, to be good to you! When you feel overwelmed with life, when your thoughts are on the highest volume and everything is creating anxiety, stop…..

Grab your self care kit ( check out my blog for ideas), and take time to unwind 💕💕💕 Here’s a list of other super ideas! The important thing is you feeling better about you. No other and no one else’s voice matters.

Living with a Mental Illness V


A dear friend of mine once said, “My dad would always say ‘Together, we win!’ “.. And this has stuck with me since. Love never gives up. Love conquers all… No matter how challenging it is. Those of us who struggle… NEED your strength when we don’t have it. We need you to gently remind us of our own strength, so we rise up from the dark stuff.

As humans, we were made to be here for one another. Be that person to someone, you’ll make all the difference.