my prayer to God.

Lord, I lift up every one of my relationships to You and ask You to bless them. I pray that each one would be glorifying to You. Help me to choose my friends wisely so I won't be led astray. Give me discernment and strength to separate myself from anyone who is not a good influence. I release all my relationships to You and pray that Your will be done in each one of them. With my most difficult relationships, I ask that Your peace would reign in them. I know two can't walk together unless they agree, so help find a place of agreement, unity, and like-mindedness. Where either of us needs to change, I pray that You would change us. Break down any 'wall of separation' (Ephesians 2:13-13) or misunderstanding. I pray for my relationship with each of my family members. I pray You would bring healing, reconciliation, and restoration where it is needed. Bless our relationship and make it strong. I pray for any relationships I have with people who ...

music therapy.

Tue 9.9.14 0 , , 1 kiss!

Happiness and Music. Music is one of the few activities that activates, stimulates and USES the ENTIRE brain. Music is the most amazing thing in the world. It's incredible the way it can make you feel. Listening to music is not just one of my favorite hobbies, it's more than I could ever try to even explain. When I listen to music I am able to metaphorically hold my own hand when times are rough. The brain's reward center responds to music - a brain structure called the striatum releases the chemical dopamine, associated with pleasure. Food and sex also have this effect. The dopamine rush could even be comparable to methamphetamines. Music Therapy also help people with depression. A therapist may be able to use music to help some patients fight depression and improve, restore and maintain their health. Therapeutic interventions included listening to music in groups, body movement and painting to music, and improvised singing. It's effectiveness as a stand-alone intervention is not certain, according to a recent ...

love part lll.

If a man doesn't want to love you, then you don't need to allow his desires to have you. Lust will direct a man's desires, but love will direct a man's heart. Many women know this, yet they allow it to happen and end up being broken by it. If you know it, then make sure that you don't tolerate it. Intimacy is an act in which a woman's heart, opens up to a place of an overflowing of love to gush in and set fire to her body. And as a result of that, a woman's heart becomes vulnerable to the highest form of love. That is why it is very important for a man to know a woman's heart before engaging in an act of intimacy. If you love someone with all your heart and yet you feel like the one whom you love, doesn't feel the same way about you, or doesn't want to commit himself to you; You must understand that most men don't know how lucky they ...

i have a confession.

I'm usually the life of the party. I'm expected to be the one to make everyone feel better. And I do. The upper right video: sad. The lower left: temporarily happy. The lower right with my babygirl Tyasia: 100% happiness. Why the shift in moods? I'm having an ongoing battle with depression, PTSD & anxiety, with little to no support. I was recently diagnosed & I still get confused about it sometimes. The people who should be there for me: don't. I'm afraid I'm going to lose myself. But I know my God won't allow it. I know my God will provide when needed. As of today, I don't have expectations of anyone anymore. I sit here with tears in my eyes because I'm hurting, scared that someone will use this post as a weapon against me. Feeling alone in this journey because no one wants to take the time to learn what I'm going through. I'm posting this because as goofy as I am, you may never know what a ...

love is a temporary madness.

Mon 8.18.14 0 , 2 kisses!

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two. — St. Augustine

another reality check to deposit.

Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends. Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again. When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. Friendships/relationships must be chosen wisely. ...

he broke a stereotype.

The notion that all Black men come from the hood is obviously perpetuated by rap. If you ask Drake, he started from the bottom but now he’s here & he brought his whole team with him, lyrics from “Started From the Bottom.” In reality, Drake spent the majority of his childhood on television sets filming the Canadian TV series, Degrassi. There’s nothing “bottom” about that. People may not like to admit it, but rappers lie. All of them are not from the hood, and neither is all of the Black population. (more…)