Empowering Women…Inspiring Others…

Empowering Women, Inspiring Others.

Empowering women makes the world go round! It breeds better friends, lovers, passion, existence. Women empowerment leads to better teachers, mothers, providers, all around love. When we allow women to follow and carry out their dreams, the outcome is a benefit to us all. Empowered women are able to shine down on the world in ways that deviate from hate and drama in tactful ways. Empowered women make better wives and mothers.

Empowered women inspire others to do the same. They are able to see the struggle, humble up and help another going through it. I know that going through a lot of what I have gone through, it would be best to benefit from the inspiration from other empowered women. When women are empowered and other people, they are better equipped to raise empowered children who are not bullying due to their own insecurities they have risen above and are able to have compassion and love for others. It is time to get to a level of empowerment from within and then help others to do the same.

And, just so you know…women being empowered does nothing but benefit the men around us… JUST SAYING!

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I had a VISION…

I had a vision!

So I had a vision a week ago…it just came in my mind during meditation and it was gorgeous and it moved me.  It was of two paths that were never-ending. Life is a path that is never ending. More importantly it’s a journey not a destination. I think what we fail to see is the journey is the funnest part.

Never lose sight of your journey. The moments of love, passion, the sheer memories of it all. Know that at any time you can change the path and the scenery.

 

 

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Inhale 2018 and EXHALE 2017 and anything before…

I spent a lifetime stuffing emotions, venting them out with prayers of being saved, until I finally decided to learn acceptance, confront the necessary, ignore the haters, but always let them know my introverted keep to myself world can always transform at a moments notice to the lone wolf that refuses to back down to the insecure shit you wish to deliver.

2017 is the year I am giving up stuffing my emotions! It’s the last year of garbage pale warriors who try to infiltrate my life. I am chaining the locks metaphorically speaking and moving on. It’s my time, it’s your time, it’s all of our times. Inhale the glory, exhale the everything that no longer serves you stuff that has contributed to intoxicating your soul with reminders of what you thought you weren’t, what you thought you didn’t deserve and anything that even remotely feels like it dims your light.

I always refer to the dimming of the light and I must say that it’s quite simple, anything or anyone that you allow or feels that they can manipulate your golden heart with selfishism I’ll call it, good riddens. Anyone who looks at your life and wants some credit even an ounce, have a seat. Always room for a supporter, always room for someone to make you feel absolutely beautiful but never room for someone who wants you to save them.

For all my searching for my savior I realized it was always within me, in the mirror looking back out. I feel more joy, more life for the integrity and amazing self I have created, I have worked for. As I continue to stop stuffing it leaves room for more love, joy and health!

I will inhale my present with conviction and honor my past. Without all the days as a quiet observing sheep I could have never transitioned into a encouraging, ferocious, passionate wolf.

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Abuse and Neglect Oh My…

Abuse and Neglect

It is surely frowned upon topic in the industry of working with individuals with disabilities however it shouldn’t be because it’s time to address it. In training and policies and procedures all staff must sign off to understanding the rules around abuse and neglect and what that is. It appears clear cut or at least when training happens it seems that way.

The real work comes when the introduction of those you served comes into the equation. It’s the test of the training you just had, right? NO! Mistake number one. A training is never going to take the place of a clinician supporting the caregiver or direct care staff to truly understand the individual served and prevent abuse. I have been in this industry for probably upwards of 15 years now. I have seen upper management place responsibility on staff at times on direct care professionals saying they are “bad eggs” or “this industry is not a fit” or “they just don’t have patience.” The reality is they were never properly trained in almost all cases. I have seen stuffy clinicians who choose not to even work around the individuals served try to dictate behavior plans without ever really knowing any of the parties meaning staff and clients. I have watched staff and agencies take over programs without being prepared administratively never mind their incompetence to teach their staff. I have watched greedy top heavy agencies run to accept the revenue and not fully execute a comprehensive plan to train. The worst part is the lack of collaboration amongst providers for the betterment of the individuals and person centered planning that should occur.

When we have forgotten the plan is to move all individuals served along to reach their potential in a safe environment, no matter what any agency has for a mission statement.

When we are putting the individual first we put ourselves aside and work toward the greater good which is to train, have all team members pull up a chair to the table and do what is right, not popular.

It is time to take a look at the system, refine the details and work together as providers to make things better regardless of feelings toward other members of the team. It’s time to go where the rubber meet the road and get our hands dirty being out on the floor working with the individuals and making it happen, increasing goals met, decreasing behaviors and promoting consistency.

If you want abuse and neglect to cease, you have to model what’s right, not popular. Camera up your programs, use them for assistance in training not seeing whether or not your staff are wearing flip flops and get out from behind your screen.  Become the change you want to see! If we all get up together we will see a change and a new system will emerge! Let’s do this!

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Travel

It slows you down even if it’s a family trip with younger kids.  Travel takes you out of your comfort zone and allows you to embark on a journey of beauty and insight.  I find as I continue to travel even by car I find more beauty in the worl with landscapes around, the destinations you go to and the pure journey of it all.  I find it liberating.

As I continue on my journey of life I find so much joy in traveling.  I am truly grateful for all I have seem so fare on my long list in my Pinterest account for places I still have to see.  It creates a different element, a wonder in us, an untapped market of creativity emerges from it.

I encourage it!

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Journaling

Successful people tend to journal things, keep notes so that they can measure their success over time.  It’s what I read in blogs, books, and know from talking to people who are making it, who have drive, and commitment.  With that being said, there is journaling that you do when you keep a running tab in your mind of experiences that you have, memories that you share, feelings that are in your heart.  There is also the flip side, people to watch out for, stay away from, avoid, or confront are all in that running tab in your head.

With that being said, I think it is important to also document when it comes to work and happenings that take place.  I have chosen to quietly observe while we have done all that we can to showcase the wonderful things we are doing and outcast all the bad.  But, document, never let something happen without documenting it.  It all shows up with experience down the road, it all has a payment or check from Karma.  So Journal, don’t let life go by without the precious moments being captured, after all, in life those precious moments are what matter, not the sip of evil that comes from time to time, just stay armed for that, surrender and God will have your back!

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Prayers up high Las Vegas!

Prayers are up high today with the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It is clear that each day is a treasure, a gift, one you MUST be grateful for.  When you get that special feeling when your birthday comes around, find that special feeling daily, and I mean every single day.  I live a life where I feel special everyday and if I don’t, I look within as to what I need to fix or create a boundary around.  I am a work in progress, a work of growth, a child of God as we all are.  I am no different than anyone, no better, no worse.  We are all one really, so if your script for your life isn’t going as you planned, you need to change the script within.  The script is in the mirror.  If you don’t like your job, work harder, go back to school, use time after work to think about what you may want to be the CEO of, same for your life.  If you don’t like who you are with, be the CEO and change it.  The harsh reality is always in front of you, always the clarity that is bleeding to come through until the lesson reaches you and you fix it or not, then all you are doing is slowly dying, not growing.  Grow, evolve, or well…evaporate.

Be grateful.  Find a profession you love, find a way to serve others.  Enjoy life, nature, give all the love you have once you find yourself.  When you give all the love you have, you will receive all the love you have been longing to receive.  Nothing will ever be perfect, but perfect is overrated.  I like mistakes, joy, fun, laughter.  I appreciate my family first, the beauty of life, my passion, purpose, inspiration and gifts to the world.

Having been in Las Vegas this weekend with a terrific team of unique individuals, through this unforeseen, horrific tragedy, I will pray for all of those who are no longer with us, those injured, and those there including all responders to this incident, as they were all innocent and full of dreams too.  To think such evil exists is truly unimaginable.  It puts a lot of things in perspective in my life and others should step back around and do the same.  I am grateful I am here.  I am grateful for the ladies who went with me.  I am grateful for so much and evil can only be pushed out through love.  I don’t wish to ever understand it.  I just want to love those around me and pray that love will conquer all.

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Game Changer Year

Game changer Year

So far so good the new year. Got the right team. Plans are in place and the vision is slowly coming to life. I am committed to staying positive, my goals and as should you be. If something comes in your universe and wants to rattle your progress that’s ok. Let it in and then let it quickly out. Don’t be detoured. This year I am convinced is game on and a game changer.

If you have put in the effort than watch it start working. Your life is meant to work with you. If it’s a new job, fitness goal, business endeavor, parenting strategy, stick with it. The more we stick with something, persevere the more you see results and you will.

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Goals

Goals

I think an interesting exercise is to plan some goals for yourself. It’s important to make short term and long term achievable goals. I think many of us are busy in the day to day routines and responsibilities we fail to think about our goals. It’s time to get back to our dreams and goals and start making some progress toward achieving them.

One thing I realized throughout the time I have really stepped into being a business owner what I realized is that what stops us from our goals and dreams is negative people who are really our own insecurities playing out and self-doubting us. So the next time we may get made at negative miserable people, pray for them. They may not have goals. The goals you possess will keep you from engaging in anything other than them. Don’t let anyone detour you from your dreams. They say the secret to success is in your daily routine. It truly is. Dream your goals, make a plan, and grind them out until you own it!

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