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ALL IN

In Communication, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am
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Are you in?

Okay, I’ll be quick, because I have a lot to say,
I’ll start with Trumps tweet about Mika bleeding from the face.

What is up with him, women and blood? Dare I say a fascination?
I’ve no nasty counter words to render him into degradation.

I just don’t and would it really matter?
His base has supported him through countless nasty chatter.

It would truly be less than intelligent to argue with that man.
Unfortunately, it’s becoming easy to tune-out the leader of the land.

I’ll tell ya something else, since we’re chatting it up,
When it comes to 24-hour news: DO NOT TURN UP.

It’s not good for us; it never changes a thang’
To wallow in reality, this surreal strange.

So don’t!
Early on this year, I promised: I won’t.

I frequent outside, I hit the playgrounds,
I laugh at goofy jokes, to keep my humor sound.

I fancy indulging in an ice cream cone from Cold Stone.
And I do so with friends. What’s having all the fun alone?

Don’t do it!  Thus, I don’t.
Regardless the day of the week – I just won’t.

Time is short and is ours to spend
I vote we come together and work on our “mend.”

Work on reacquainting with our neighbors and friends and start some chatter,
About the world, what’s going on, where we stand and what matters.

Remember backyard Barbeques and house parties alike?
Remember when politics wasn’t squit and you had a life?

Friday is a good day to get back to it.
If someone says “let’s watch the news“… Just don’t do it.

Go outside and play, go hang out with family and friends,
If you love your job like I do, work overtime and make some ends.

I’m taking the weekend off, I have a funeral in Texas to attend,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, I was serious about working on our united “mend.”

Are you in?

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Humping Life

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 28, 2017 at 4:30 am

happy-birthday-dad.jpgYesterday was my Dads birthday; the fact was embedded in my sublime.
No one called to remind me, still – all day he was on my mind.

Life is kind. I smiled and laughed aloud once I realized
It was my Dads birthday. ‘Twas a pleasant surprise.

Today upon rising I am still happy.
I slept in a silk bonnet to stave off ‘nappy.’🤣

The first thing I did was read scripture, pray and meditate,
Then I ran downstairs yo! – to fetch a cup of jo and duly start the day!

I’m happy to be alive to thrive in this vibe. Please tell me how you feel?
My dad checked out on May 3rd then my Aunt – on Monday morn. Unreal.

I was still on the heal from my Dad leaving us and now my Aunty has taken the lead.
If a broken heart was literal I’d be suffering an excessive organ bleed.

Sometimes it feels like … “Ooo wee.”
So I just keep it moving –prayerfully.

While I’m emotionally in transit dare I repeat and say,
I am still interested in you. How do you feel today?

Baby are you okay? I pray this day does treat you swell.
After all your health care was not repealed away and is doing quite well.

Whew! What a chaotic scare and the Republicans are in no way through.
In order to divvy tax cuts for the rich they’re dipping into medicades pool.

save-the-aca-protest.jpgDon’t stop showing up to those town hall meetings or those protests in the street
If healthcare for every American citizen is what you want to see.

Every time you let up from showing that you’re fed up they take your inch and stretch it a mile.
Your decency overriden and your good sense smitten while politicians play vile.

I know, dear child. I’ve already humped satellite news and early, yo!
I’ve been up since the night-to-day crux . I ushered in MORNING JOE.

And so here we go! The sun is up and we are effectively on the hump.
Today holds excitement; in my throat there’s a lump

In my solar plex; my tummy, I truly feel butterflies.
Today the limit is set pretty high – way beyond the skies.

rise-people-standup.gifSo rise kinfolk, rise! — if in you there is life
And call up that estranged fam  member and write off any strife.

Then hump on the back of this vibe that is about today,
And ride that girl like she’s yo’ own. Today is all your day!

Take life in with every breath that you draw
Today is another opportunity to move forward past Hem & Haw.

Remember them?

Gird yourself with wisdom and be kind to all that you meet,
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day to ya, kinfolk. Life with you feels oh so sweet.

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We’re gonna’ miss you Ru-Ru…

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Ruth Virginia “Aunt Jean” Garnett-Alford-Clemmons Jan. 4, 1952 – June 26, 2017

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Monday Morning Goodness

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

QE Mag Morning Goodness

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Good morning Sweetheart. How do you feel?
I spent the weekend resting. The number of hours were unreal.

I slept 8 hours each night for the last 3 days.
My dreams were intense. My recollection… a haze.

My body, well rested. I promise to goodness I slept plenty.
I haven’t slept this long and carefree strong – since I was in my 20’s.

I’m grateful, kinfolk. I really am. So much so, that I don’t know what to do.
Life was coming at me like a bullet train, I much prefer this pace with you.

Good morning, You. Did you wake up with a smile?
Did you affirm that you’re good? Reinforce the days mile.

You know I did and early. I like to rise before dawn to have my say.
While the world around me is asleep, I’m up to kneel and meditate
shortly after I pray.

Oh yes. I do both, goodness. I pray, and then I meditate.
The prayer is to give thanks, and I meditate to get my mind straight.

I kind of tune everything out and focus on my breath.
I do it for the love of life, I do it to strengthen my health.

I do it to focus my energy and open up the good flow of channels.
I do it because I want to be level headed as I observe and record annals.

Monday Morning Goodness. I’m so glad that you’re here.
I think this day will display many reasons for us to cheer.

I pray that all will go smooth and love will wash over this place.
I’ll start the process by braving my most loving and compassionate face.

Monday Morning Goodness. Let love be what reigns today,
I’m Qui
Excited about WE and the good that could be if we’d Meditate & Pray.
What do you say?

Good morning.

That SUNDAY MORNING Dancing

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video, weightloss on June 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

Didn’t catch the spin cycle class this weekend? All may not be lost for burning calories if you’re going to church this morning.

I’m a church going gal, from the bible belt in the south. Pentecostal principles have shaped my being since the age of twelve. I may not share brother Swaggart’s taste for hair (hair spray) or sister Tammy Faye Baker’s make-up regimen, but I do believe in the dance.

When club goers go to a club and the DJ spins the steel just right, something invokes them to dance – some more choreographed than others, but still when the mood is perfect, all dance breaks out on the dance floor. Well, the same is true of the church. When the conditions are perfect, (the word of God has gone forth and praises are high), it is not uncommon in a pentecostal church for a dance session to break out.

Enjoy the comedic dance renditions in the video. These dances do look similar to the dances I’ve seen on the pentecostal floor. It’s good to learn the names of the dances too, in the event that … ‘Go on and laugh at yourself.

Christians dance in the spirit, much like  club-goers dance to worldly music. The only difference is in the intent of music (and vibe) that moves them. Club goers yield their dance skills to worldly music and Christians yield their dance to gospel music.

Either way,  calories are burned and an exercised heart is earned.

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Good morning brothers and sisters, the gospel vibe can be enchanting,
I’m Qui
Reminding thee to stay fit – with That SUNDAY MORNING Dancing.

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Tap Craft, Draft or Bottle

In Communication on June 23, 2017 at 3:34 am

cup-of-jo.jpegWell I’m not a big beer drinker but I drink a little bit…
Enough to know that I really don’t know –ish.

It’s true I’m a sipper of water, jo, champagne and vodka.
And if you lead me to JAMBA JUICE, ‘you’ll never stop her!’

Razzmatazz & Kale-ribbean smoothies have all that I need
To stay refreshed and feeling my best in this PHX heat.

So I tap that! I sip Jamba Juice very much
Then around Happy Hour I add a spiked touch.

jamba-juice.jpgThough this piece is about beers and how you receive them
TAP is what’s up; it’s a keg-to-glass kind of gem.

🍺I like to wet my whistle but keep my hem about me.
I sip a little Blue Moon or
Anheuser-Busch “B”.

I know Budweiser isn’t made in America anymore
But for a quick short buzz – it’s still a score.

Webp.net-gifmaker (2).gifI take it on tap or from a glass neck.
Crafts are cool too – a great pallet check.

Tasty as heck – most of them are.
Today’s Happy Hour will “myriad flavor” star.

👉🏾My clean pallet is ready for a brewed cup.
This evening I plan to turn a few up.

It’s Friday baby. Why don’t you come with?
Not quite a beer festival just Happy about jizz.

Let’s kick back and chat about what matters to us,
Let’s do a little Karaoke; and yield comradely love.

I’m so totally down!
I’m in PHX and I’m A/C bound. 🤗

The temp is as high as the crack of the devils ass.
Yep! Tap Craft, Draft or Bottle – I’m raising my glass.

Good morning baby! This is my plan today:
To start with Jamba Juices nutritional way

To have a reasonable lunch and spend very little ends.
Though I’ll be more giving at Happy Hour with friends.

Let the day begin with a plan to tap into a good time,
I’m Qui
That social griot she! Ready to mingle & Karaoke shine.

You coming? Beer or wine?

What’s Left

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 21, 2017 at 7:34 am
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Opportunity over Rabbit hole

What’s left in a world that’s chasing its tail
down a rabbit hole to hell
with an over inflated Wall Street, at the bell
and a healthcare plan that wishes you’d never get well?

I’ll tell you on a dime, exactly What’s Left:
Your GOOD MIND! Now, tend to your health.”

Good morning baby! How’d you sleep last night?
Me? Snug as a bug in a rug; solid and tight.

My dreams were alright, easy going, I’m sure I cooed.
Then I woke up to Life, Wednesday and YOU! All of which is cool.

What’s Left for me today? To hang with you and highlight the good
Since Jon Ossoff won’t be representing that Georgia hood.

And that’s okay, right? The political pool is filled with smoke.
I respect the people’s choice – twas the people who cast the vote.

Let yesterday’s story be wrote and make today memorable still.
What’s Left is opportunity! Go ‘head and cop a feel. 🤗

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Making it my own…

I went shopping yesterday and bought a cute little chaise.
I’m in the mood today to rearrange this place.


I’m in the mood today to make a new space
In my life, my heart – renew the smile on my face.

I do meditate.
It’s the best way
to start the day.

What’s Left after you loose your sanity and your cool?
Well, there’s always, a cave and a bib for your drool.😄

But that’s not you! And I’m willing to bet
If you put forth new effort you can increase What’s Left.

Exercise your body, exercise your mind.
You’ll find What’s Left beyond a tighter behind

Is clarity of thought and creativity in flow.
I recommend focusing on YOU – you deserve it, Yo!

So with this beautiful new days begin,
I’m Qui
bidding you encouragement to Win! Win! Win!

Yesterday had its relative depths.
Today: opportunity is absolutely What’s Left.

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Take it. Make it your own.
I’ve got your back. You are not alone.

Mondays AirDrop

In News on June 19, 2017 at 5:45 am

Qui Entertainment Magazine


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– it’s in the air
I caught Chuck D’s “Hustlers Convention” piece –
my heritage on broadcast – a reeled square.

It was Friday afternoon when I landed on the STARZ BLACK station
and heard a few words that made a spirited-soul relation

to my thirsty ears.
Oh dear
I almost squeezed out a tear…

I was so excited.
Words rhymed on a dime
and I did not write it.

THE HUSTLERS CONVENTION — when first I heard of it
was the day I met Fab5Freddy – I rank no chance meet above it.

He shared the history of it all and I loved it.
He encouraged me to embraced my GRIOT root – so I )))HUGGED((( it.

hustlers-convention-artworkClick HERE to get chin-checked by the original audio – 1973

I was shocked to see Chuck D’s documented revelation of events…
It’s been 10-years since Fab…

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Remember

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on June 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

dont-forget-to-be-awesomeGood morning sweetheart. It’s good to see that you’re up
today we’re just gonna touch on Taking it up the butt.

Today we’re going to take another look at what’s good for the mass,
and remind ourselves that What’s been Missing? The Gas.

Where are the comics? Where is the laughter?
Surely that’s what we’re really all after.

Just a little.
We could use the laughter distraction at our middle.

its-the-weekend-babyAs of late, anxiety is up and drive-thru food is being bought.
Stressful expressions are on the rise and little relief is sought,

so…. let’s not forget, despite what fails life is Pretty Good.
Especially when you’re not living in a prison yard hood.

Especially if you’re not testifying before the Senate
like Comey, Coats and Rogers. They were “in it.”

If those aren’t your issues, then you’re free to walk
unless, Tao, Towel and Chakra’s are on your mind for talk.

If so, Ah-ha! You have my full attentions
as long as Sex Comes Up and is in the mentions.

Remember? Life is at hand so don’t forget the fun,
and when you catch up with your love, ‘go on and get you some.

Friday has arrived and I’m high on life, like those rockies in Denver,
I’m Qui
Grateful to wake up to thee. Life is good, take a minute to Remember.

Since we Talking – What About SEX?

In Self Improvement, TV Shows, weightloss on June 14, 2017 at 4:30 am
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Science and Math does it for me. #NerdLover

Oh my goodness. I mean, really, HOW LONG CAN YOU GO without expecting me to talk about it? It’s been a minute since the subject has broached lips so lets take a moment today to talk about ‘bumping hips.’

Remember Dr. Ruth? She educated the children of the 80’s and I was learnin.’
Though today’s sexual cue giver is (The Doctors) Dr. Jennifer Berman.

Do you know her? Do you know yourself? Are you still in touch?
Are you working and sleeping – not “getting it in” enough?

I don’t mean to be in your business child? I’m just askin,’
because clogged up pipes is just not THAT in fashion.

Don’t be afraid to utilize a little Draino,
your hand, a girlfriend or a homey-lover Django.

Whoa! What? Kinfolk, I’m just saying…
if it’s a natural stress reliever that you’ve been praying

for?
Consider SEX your goto score.

Don’t forget about it, let this be the knock on the door.
Tonight take-it-down a notch, maybe fours to the floor.

What?! Nobody’s listening but me and you.
Are you letting your hair down, still doin’ the do??

Ooo, please let me remind you that sex is good for you.
Mono or with a partner, the clearing of pipes is pretty huge.

The health benefits that follow the orgasmic process
are truly and really among the best.

Ooo! Ah! and Yes, yes, yes!
Seem to accompany the feeling best.

You remember – don’t you? Then do it again.
Go home tonight and dance with a friend.

Celebrate love and the feeling of human touch.
Celebrate safe. Soft, raw, rough…
The point of it all is human touch.

Masturbation? I know all about it,
but let another day be the day that we tout it.

I talk about a myriad of things week to week; never a boring view,
So in the spirit of keeping a healthy balance, we have to cover sex too.

Don’t you want to “cover” it?
If it’s been too long, rediscover it.

Life is too short and love is true.
Love yourself and don’t forget ‘the do.

Ooo! I’m on a roll, but you get the point
The act is good for your organs and your joints.

Get to it.
High morals in place? Screw it!

Today’s suggestion is speaking to your human nature.
Getting some thanks your body and does your confidence a favor.

Yes, honey! I am telling you.
A little afternoon nookie will get you through.

It’s Hump Day now. How appropriate a time?
I’m Qui
Trying to invoke thee to do a little bump and grind.

Go on and knock the dust off, before the weekends shine.
This is a grown folks read. I’m over the 40 line.
#Massage your mind.

Let’s talk Tao, Towel and Chakra’s

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Self Improvement on June 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

no-coincidence.jpgThe first two words have nothing in common besides the fact that saying “towel” while softening the sound of the “w” and omitting the sound of the “l,” helps me to properly pronounce the word: TAO.

Did you know that? Give a it spin. Say the word “towel” and soften the “w” while omitting the “l” and you are well on your way to learning a little more about the practice of Tao having just mastered the phonetics.

If you recall, I was channeling Big Sean and “The Bounce Back” a few weeks ago after my dad crossed over. My fathers end journey was an expectant one, still I wasn’t completely ready.  At the cresting of my emotions I stumbled into a TAO master.  The meeting was not planned and dare I say, still, it was by no mistake.

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7-days before my dad left, I was taking what I considered a random walk to clear my head. I could tell that my fathers condition was worsening. He was no longer mind strong. As I approached the outskirts of a shopping center near my home I saw a car pull up and a little Asian woman got out and proceeded to walk to the entrance of a business in the shopping center. We made eye contact. I said, “Hello as she crossed the sidewalk in front me, she responded in kind, leaned towards the door as to open it, but instead retrieved a brochure from the exterior of the door and then turned and handed it to me saying, “Your first class is free.” I smiled and said, “Thank you,” and proceeded to walk.

Curious a few days later I stopped by to read the various sign posters at their store front and saw a CHAKRA reading service that was provided therein. I made an appointment to have my chakra read a few days after my dads passing – though my appointment wouldn’t mature until after his home-going memorial. It was a whole 7-days away, I was seriously anxious, however, I waited out the days and promptly made the appointment.

My reason for wanting to have my chakra read? Well, I had no idea what a chakra was, really, but I  do have an awesome masseuse that I’ve been with for more than 2-years. She is a deep tissue, myofascial masseuse and it’s not uncommon for me to see colors during  our 90-minute massage sessions. The color I see most often is GREEN. A very vibrant green, so I was eager to see if the reading associated me with the color and what it exactly meant. I mentioned my experiences to my masseuse and she asked me if I knew anything about chakra’s? It was then my journey began…

The chakra reading that I received was provided by Chun, the shops owner. The method in which she read my chakra was via a machine that had a place for me to lie the palms of my hands on:

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Remember the color green that I mentioned I usually see during my massages? Well green showed up in the spades on the computer monitor that was hooked up to the machine. This was the reading. So what does GREEN mean or represent where the chakra is concerned?

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According to the chakra flow chart (above), my reading was color confirmation. I am indeed dealing with matters of the heart, starring love and grief. Chun furthermore informed me that my 2nd and 3rd chakras are congested. I’m not having optimum energetic flow throughout my body. I had a feeling that this was the case. I may not know much about Tao healing or chakras and the likes, but I can definitely tell that I am energetically all-over-the-place right now and may need some balancing and even a little (or a lot) of positive reinforcement.

I gain reinforcement via knowledge, so you can bet your sweet bottom I’ve picked up a few books and am reading with intent. Intent to utilize the knowledge I reap to realign my energy flow for optimal performance from the inside out. Tao speaks to your body and opens up communication to your brain. I think of the classes that I’ve participated in so far, they have served as an emotional and physical channel clearance.

expanded-consciousness-no-coincidence.jpgI’m finding my body and mind are getting quite the workout as I engage in strengthening my energetic connection to my core. It’s easy to do, if you know how to do it and have the time to work on it – daily.  At current – I do. I am focused and actively participating. The mental workout, alone produces enough perspiration to utilize a “towel”, but the balance of the workout usually implements a move that will release any tension that you may have felt in the previous move.  These emotional and energy workouts are yielding me substantial physical benefits, starting with mind clarity.

Inhale through your nose. Exhale through the lips.

I’m on the start to something good, a colorful path of good flowing energy.

Hello Tao. It’s so good to meet you.

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I’m no Tao master, I’ve only had a few classes,
Though I can tell, early on, this is surely for the masses.

The mental and physical benefits that I have yielded from participation
Speaks volumes to my spirit, mind and body – in progressive relation.

Meditation? We all need it. We should concentrate on our own paths.
I’m getting in touch with my DAHN JON, it’s located south of the abs.

A deep breath into my depths will retrieve the coolness that I need
To temper down any anxieties, without yielding to pharmaceutical heeds.

And Ouiiiii! I’m off to having a much calmer day, participating in cooler verbs.
Tao and towel are nouns filled with vowels though the color of my chakra is WORD.

Are you taking care of yourself? Are you utilizing self preservation?
I’m Qui
Much into me; speaking to my body, mind and spirit – in healing relation.

Ain’t nothing wrong with a little meditation.