2017

14642198_10206118066184333_8029256824147832361_nWe made it, a New Year!!! People are beginning their New Years resolutions, eating healthy, working out, being financially fit. Yet, there are some who feel its just another year and not much will change. Here are a few things I wish for you all  in 2017:

Self Care-Whether its being optimistic or going with the flow, try your best to take care of yourself FIRST. Do for self, give yourself nourishment and rest when you need it. Be still, quiet your mind, and keep positivity around you at all times. If something or someone tries to dim your light, recognize it and don’t allow it.

Push Through- The obstacle with the New Year is that people tend to start off hopeful and ready for a challenge. As the days, weeks, and months go back, we tend to fall back into old habits. As a person who has done that in the past, I encourage you that no matter what the challenge is, keep going, you can do it, you got this. Find those cheerleaders in your life that is going to motivate you and inspire you. It will not be easy but think of how rewarding it will be.

JUST LIVE- Life is too short to dwell on the past or worry about the future, live it the moment. Technology is great to have, you can share photos, video, even go live as something is happening. Yet, the things that stick with you are the things that cannot be photographed or recorded and sometimes, if you take a pause to do so, you may miss a life changing moment. Unplug, be present, and take it all in.

LOVE-  In the words of Actor Liam Neeson which hold so much truth “Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt”. Don’t be afraid to not only love but be loved. Real love heals, real love conquers all. When you recognize it, don’t  shy a way from it, yet know when its real. Also keep in mind that forgiveness is love. Even if someone hurts you, love anyway.

Be A Light-  If there is one thing I have learned is that life can be difficult but it will continue to move with or without you. Try your best to allow your light to shine, step into your purpose, and own it. Meaning, when life tries to get the best of you, stay positive, smile, and go against all odds. Also, there is no greater feeling that doing something for someone else. Whether its donating your time, money, knowledge, or work, make a difference and leave your mark. Support, uplift, be present.

Know That You Will Be Fine- Whenever you are having a bad day, Anxiety or Depression tries to rear its ugly head, try to create calm and embrace that you will be fine. Whether its through mediation, talking with someone, or speaking/writing positive affirmations. You are not defined by anxiety, stress, anger, or fear. You are strong, you are confident, you are amazing!!

Thank you all for your continuous support and love. There will much more coming from Protect Your Crown, stay tuned.

Be Well,

Essence

 

 

 

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