I’ve heard so many comments and objections. Things like, “You’re too young!” or “You’re too pretty…” Thanks but
I started greying when I was 26 and have been spending a fortune
to hide it ever since. I have stained countless items of clothing doing it myself, I’ve spent hours in salons. I’ve even let friends and family have at it (one such incident left me looking like a basketball.)
My brother recently reminded me that as a little girl, I threw a fit and insisted my mother was absolutely
forbidden to let her hair go gray. I hadn’t remembered that until he brought it up. I remember feeling that she was my world and that grey meant old and that old meant death. This was an idea that I subconsciously carried into my own adulthood. Today, I understand that those were the thoughts of a little girl affected by the worlds idea about aging. Oddly enough, my son who is nine, has not objected one bit to my grey but instead continues to reinforce how beautiful he thinks I am, no matter what. (Oh my gosh that kid breaks my heart, I’m regularly inspired by his love and compassion!!!)
I’m not ashamed to be my age. I am healthy and like how I look but most of all, I like having CHOICES. I like the idea of being grey, or brown, or red or blonde as an accessory NOT as a definition of my being. If I choose dye or not, I ALWAYS want to choose
SO today I am grey until I choose not to be. It is not my intention to make others uncomfortable or to make myself less attractive physically. It is my intention to be me. I did post this picture on Facebook and received so much love.
“…Our deepest fear
is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is
that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness,
that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are
a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s
nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel
insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were
born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just
in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we
unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re
liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates
others.” ~Marianne Williamson
As I shine on in my own way, I am honored to inspire others to shine too.
They LIKE me… They REALLY like me…
Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud and Flickr are not only great communities to share whats on your mind and in your heart but they are also AWESOME tools to use in creating your dreams. Whether it’s starting a business, connecting with old friends, getting healthier or learning something completely new, these are some awesome platforms, if you use them wisely.
Who are the businesses, artists and people that have made it to your LIKE bin? Do they reflect the life you want to attract or are they just random likes because you were invited? How active are you on those walls? Do you post or share content? Social media, is definitely a two-way street. So much to learn and share. No matter where you are in life, you not only have access to tons of inspiration but also what it takes to BE an inspiration. I’ve had the great fortune of working with some incredible coaches. I’ve found them ALL online. Today, I LOVE working with people and helping them tap into the resources that will help them BE what they truly dream of being.
This graphic advertises my life coaching page on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, please
‘like’ that page. I post many elements to that page that you’ll miss here. I’ve also just added a Facebook “like” button to this blog. So, if you like the blog… please ‘like’ it!
SOCIAL MEDIA TIP: If you have a Facebook Business Page and like this graphic, you can easily have one custom made HERE. Download and save your sign, which you can print out for your place of business or post to your social networks! You can thank Maria Reyes-McDavis for this one. 🙂
- i. Discover your VisualDNA
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- iii. Get recommendations that are suited to your particular needs and wants
- iv. Meet other like-minded people
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These tests are pretty amazing in offering up some information and insight about us that we might not even be aware of ourselves. Using keywords, sites find our interests and match ads. If you post, I just lost weight or I want a boyfriend you will likely find ads for weightloss or matchmaking on your page.
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I have been a media producer and strategist for years. I am online for myself and or my clients for hours everyday. Social media, can be an enhancement tool for business as well as in life. Like anything else, it can be used as a vice or it can be used as a source of inspiration. I screen captured my Twitter feed yesterday and was inspired…
There is a “dicho” (Spanish proverb) Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres. Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.
Online, as in real life, we have the opportunity to attract and learn from some pretty awesome sources. This can benefit us in anything we do.
We want more love, less weight, more money? Need more organization, less clutter, more spirituality? We are not bound by our immediate surroundings, with our internet connections, we can find and follow the kind of sources that can make a difference in the way we think and or perceive life.
The same rules in real life, apply in social media. Be wise. Be open minded. People are just people. No matter the level of expertise, people will make mistakes. Make it your intention to use your time online as a way of reaching your personal or professional goal.
What’s in your stream?
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As always, wishing you peace and blessings.
Facebook makes changes that we don’t always like but this is a pretty cool feature. At anytime, you can go back into your own history and see the events, photos and status updates that highlighted the month or year. I chose the above status’ from 2010 and 2011. Nice to reflect on what I was thinking and how people responded.
1) In Nov 2010. My family and I took our traditional road trip to Vegas. On the way home, we drove by a wall vandalized with racial slurs. I found myself having to explain discrimination/intolerance and ISMs to my inquisitive nine year old daughter. People will randomly ask my children “what they are.” I’ve always told them they can choose to answer or not. I personally love sharing where I come from and who I am but I don’t need a box. We are ALL human.
2) I have at times, put pressure on myself by creating unrealistic, unnecessary paradigms of perfection. I’ve done this in many areas in my life and THIS day was breakthrough for me. My kids LOVE breakfast for dinner. Why my mind would conjure up the idea that breakfast for dinner was substandard mothering was amazing insight into the areas of my subconscious that still want me to be a slave. Whether I call the voice Divine consciousness or self awareness… Freedom is work. And it’s awesome.
3) My kids. Always a source of inspiration.