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Make IT Stretch

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on August 30, 2017 at 4:47 am

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If you need your ground beef to go long, you opt to make nachos. Yes?
Well today’s piece is kind of like that, we’re going to focus on ‘the stretch.’

As it pertains to your dollar, your shopping for necessities and  your hobby
but most importantly I want to ask you, are you engaged in stretching your body?

The Dollar:

1. Track what you spend and plan a budget. Forgo fooling self and doing the ‘fudge it.’ Stick to the plan as tightly as you can. The effort will effictively benefit YOU, man.
2. Be aware of small amounts. Do you have any habits that merely cost small change? But you frequent the buy so much, that the annual add-up is insane? News Gazette reminds us: Five lunches a week eaten in a restaurant at $10 per lunch adds up to $2600 a year.
3. Other ways of Investing: Have an investment mindset. In everything you can make this relation, from investing in better products to investing in more education. Right? I mean there are more dollars to be made in this expensive life. If you have an investment mindset then UP your game, get a(nother) degree behind your name and duly stretch your future dollars.

The Hobby:

Everybody needs a relaxing past time. You don’t have to sit around and knit, no need to be a couch potato either, what about a hobby in getting fit? It’s for your own benefit, you’ll look great and feel stronger. Not to mention it will go well with your future, since folks are living longer. If your dollar is stretched properly there is no maybe about the fact that you’re gonna need them when you’re young and 80.

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The Body:

Not long ago I told you that I was studying Tao; an inquisitive beginner
and enrolled myself in a series of classes held at a Tao Healing Center.

All is well and all is great.
We stretch a lot before meditate.

You learn to speak to your body and give it respect.
I’ve learned before I jump up and go, to yield to the stretch.

Our bodies deserves it. Our body is our joint!
If it stopped working on you today…. well you get my point.

Make IT Stretch, make it bend, touch your toes — or at least try.
Remind your body that you love it so much. Prove those words are not a lie.

You know me, I’m speaking to myself. You are not being preached to.
I’m guilty of Making IT Stretch today and I hope you will too.

Do what you can to take care of you before attempting to care for others,
I’m Qui
On this mid Morning 1-2-3, kind of feeling like your mother.

So, bring it in…

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Dahn Jon

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, Video on August 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

STS-dahn jon.jpgI decided to break from the grind of corporate contract winners
and dedicate some “me time” via the Tao Healing Center.

We met up in Sedona
Where big energy rests on ya.’

We did introspection reflections; we looked within ourselves.
The healing practice mainly costs you time for yourself.

Leave at home your mundane concerns and wealth – it’s not needed here.
Sedona has a reputation of internal peace and ‘wiping the mind clear.’

It totally and completely did it for me.
I resided in Sedona for days of 3.

Three is a small number  – though my internal organs received it as rigorous fun.
I practiced in converting STRESS TO STRENGTH with Tao Master Chun.

We acknowledged our Chakras and and focused on feelings to reconnect…
Then we hiked the Healing Gardens and visited an awesome vortex.

I stood still in the thick of it, grateful to God;  standing on sacred ground.
I calibrated my vision to see the energy particles,  mid air; all around.

There – is where good energy abounds. I was amazed.
Then we passed the sight of Levenson’s resting place.

Ilchi is the man that revived the dream
that Levenson left – when he conceded life’s scene.

Therein is the tale that provided the retreat
That I dedicated to myself over days of 3.

Converting Stress to Strength –
Is how my time was spent.

My Dahn Jon does it me.
We tapped and patted our energy free.

Penned up emotions have no magic potion of which I can tell.
But a trip to a Mago retreat could facilitate you into being well.

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Teen energy is HUGE!!! Go Sadie!

We meditated a lot. When was the last time that you did?
In our class of mature energy there was a lone majestic kid.

She was just 13. She opened her heart and took in the scene.
She arrived as a child and returned home – a wiser teen.

It was a beautiful thing.
I cried, I laughed, I even attempted to sing.
The experience invoked me. I was charmed by the scene.

I arrived a mess out of sorts, so I communed in nature with an open heart.

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You retain stress in your organs. Be encouraged to RELEASE that. You don’t deserve it.

I was energetically all over the place; I carried quite a lot to deal…
Chun and those attending with me coalesced their energy & we healed.

Today I feel refreshed, renewed and glad to be a member
of such a loving family at the Tao Healing Center.

We all need it – to reconnect and focus on self.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to a Mago Retreat. Invest in you and return to well.

PS — Here’s a little note to those who joined me in retreat this weekend and won,
If you find that your body is still sore from our retreated score – no problem, it’s just your Qijong.

Elevated

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

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Yes, Bart. #ComeUP! 

Good morning baby. How’d you sleep? I’m up early — I know.

I wanted to be of the first in A-Z to see the sunrise show.

I wanted to be of the first to greet you as you awake, yawn and rise.
Nothing but good’s been pending for you – before you ever opened your eyes.

Go and get it! Don’t be surprised. You’re a beast when you’re at your best.
The way you make the fam look good, you’re not Scottish but deserve a sur name crest.

Yes, honey! Yes! Today is ours for sure.
Never mind what’s going on in front of or behind –
today was made for a score.

So let’s take it.
Let’s enjoy it to the fullest and not fake it.

Me? I’m up here on this mountain top.
Taking care of self? You know I don’t stop.

I’m up here taking-in nature and good company, alike.
I’m up here with intentions to better my life.

Inhale good vibes. Exhale all strife.

It’s the perfect awakening for girl like me on, a Friday.
I’m Qui
Up here in Sedona, A-Z. So for me, it’s an absolute high day.

Nomaste.
Be peacefully elevated along lifes way.

 

POWER Moves & A Couple of Fools

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on August 23, 2017 at 4:35 am

donshea-hopkins-power-rainaYes, I saw it all and yes it was purposefully sour.
Before I spill the beans please tell me that you saw POWER?

Bean spilling is about to commence
Tariq isn’t slick and Raina reaped consequence.

Kinfolk, I was sick. I truly thought I would throw up.
I was enjoying watching Donshea Hopkins grow up.

And now this:
The death of a child is hard to dismiss.

FOOL 1: Ray-Ray really messed up when he pulled that trigger.
Raina was just another nobody, the crooked cop figured.

Did you see the eyes of her brother as he stood over her last gurgles of breath?
Tariq looked up at Ray to see him running away then to Raina as she embraced death.

florida-evans-damn.gifCrooked POWER got her.
In specific it was horrific and Ray-Ray shot her.

Florida Evans said it best: “Damn, damn, damn!
Where’s that Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham?

If only Tasha could read her little girl another bedtime story tonight.
The femme sibling role lost its soul; the writers will no longer write.

Raina St. Patrick has met her scripted demise.
But did you see her brothers eyes?

I did. They were charged with new and calculating views.
It just didn’t appear that his soul felt dear about bidding Raina ado.

In other devilish deeds
spawned from Sundays POWER‘ful seeds:

power-dre-smokingFOOL 2: Dre is definitely smoking but it ain’t weed.
I’m weighing this by the size of his recent misdeeds.

He orchestrated Julios death
And has the Toros Locos walking to the left.

They are under suspicion and now being watched…
Warehouse distributions for Tommy are up in smoke – shot.

Tommy is the one eyeballing the Loco’s and feeling a big testy,
He has duly reached out for help from his dad,Tony Teresi.

The show yielded to credits after Tommy fist bumped snow.
He was still on his vent at the episodes end – but of Raina’s – he does not know.

Eh yo! It was emotionally pulling to say the least,
I’m Qui
On these POWER Moves & a couple of Fools. The entire production is beast!

As for the host, the black and gold STARZ:
Take care of this series – its relativity goes hard!!!

Monday Muncher

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on August 21, 2017 at 4:45 am
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These are 6 of the 7 Sisters named after the days of the week. Thursday (in black) and Tuesday (red head) are on the far left… Monday is MISSING,

Mm-mm-mm, it’s Monday, again
and y’all know how I am at a new weeks begin.

I’m all jitted up about conquering a win.
The possibilities for the day are many – in opportunities den.

Let’s talk about the goings on of my refreshing Sunday,
I was drawn in by Netflix’s WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY?

Have you seen this piece?
It’s multi sci-fi duplicity.

It’s new in the reel Netflix stream line-up.
It goes hard good Lord; kept me on edge in the cut.

7 identical siblings are born into a rut
because there can only be one. Now take that to the gut!

Webp.net-gifmaker (2)You’d think identical, multiple birth siblings would have a little more love

than Monday showed to Sunday. The family of 7 needs a  Musketeer hug.

Their grandfather and paternal reference was no guardian joke –
he raised 7 warriors. Gramps was played by Willem Dafoe.

Also there’s a pretty prickly role
that holds consistency by Glen Close.

You gotta see this.
From beginning to end – Noomi Rapace is a hit.

But then again, I am truly sci-fi bred.
I was into Thursday and Tuesday, (the Lesbian and the red head).

Spoilers will not be so quickly fed — you have got to see this piece,
I’m Qui
It’s new and still under box office review. The concept is beast.

With great intensity I inhaled and exhaled the satisfying, slow release of yesterday,
because today I labor my own seedy and literally scripted Monday.

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The day was yesterday that we had to let go
of the legendary Dick Gregory; he was just eighty-fo.’

Put your lighters in the air and say “Ho-oh!”
Then visit his wikipedia to learn a little mo.’

I had to learn of him too – my  adolescent introduction of him lead me to surmise as much:

Dick Gregory kept the vibe light
during the journey of civil rights,

he made folks laugh when they wanted to cuss.’

And sometimes they still cursed, but most importantly he taught them while they laughed.
Like I said, he was just eight-fo, when he crossed over, though he did MUCH in between his dash:

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Peep his legacy: learn well and don’t lose the laugh.

It’s about You, Me, WE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 18, 2017 at 9:14 am

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I’m gonna start this piece about
with a few SHOUT OUTS:

  • Bless the woman who raised ya, Ken Frazier. You’re no scavenger, no scoundrel.
    You did the right thing by resigning from the presidents council.

As did the corporate giants that followed the moves that you birthed,
even though they escaped denounciation on Twitter like you and Merk.

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Once you guys started filing out of council the commander in chief went on a tangent
and insisted he doesn’t need you guys anyway and dismantled both the panels.

  • I’m not much for condemning, I’m not the judge nor a noble friar,
    Though the ultimate sacrifice was made by the late Heather Heyer.
  • Heather wasn’t the only one that lost her life,
    there were 2 officers on patrol who were  killed in flight.
  • De’Andre Harris is currently recovering from critical injuries to his throat.
    He was beaten relentlessly by white supremacists with weapon-turned flag poles.

God bless all souls that reside in turmoil.
What are you fighting over? An asset nor soil?

Why the hate rupturing boils? Unto others you should do…
Karma is real and always comes back for you.

Always.

That’s why it’s important to highlight the good
And relate to our neighbors in a myriad of hoods.

Heather Heyer’s mother is the hero this week.
I stopped all that I was doing to hear her speak

at Heathers memorial a few days ago.
Mom said ‘THIS MOMENT WILL COUNT‘ if her daughter has to go.

My heart goes out to her, things are forever changed.
The least I can do
is publish her daughters name:


And so Friday has caught us with our britches still down
The news peruse portrays the pointy hat of a pretty shifty clown.

Thinly percaled and unrefined cotton dingy.
I refuse to do a full news peruse – I’m gone be griot stingy. 😊

I’d rather talk about you and even talk about me.
Let’s talk about the fun of this weekend and WE...

I’m my most literal with you, I couldn’t have made it this far without ya.
I’m Qui
Partying on this Friday is key! Come with — I’m crazy aboutcha.

The official birthday party pops off tonight.
It’s scheduled to roll straight through Sunday night.
Aye!

#LeoProportions

Happy Beginnings

In Communication, Griot, News on August 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

jimmy-fallon-dancingGood morning sweetheart! Good morning today!
I’m up smiling and groove vibing – I’m loving this day.

It’s early and I’m overcome with the feeling of winning!
It’s my birthday week, I’m celebrating sweet – I’m into Happy Beginnings.

It’s 4:30 am and I’m grinding beans for a fresh cup of jo.
I’m out here in the mountains, thanking God for life, yo.

Last night I slept like a baby and I’m feeling quite refreshed.
Breakfast will be served on terrace, under sky and birds; the fruit is fresh.

Juice – no pulp and for my jo – no cream.
Yesterday was my born day and this is my scene.

The entire month – I reign as queen; I duly play my part.
I marinate in the moments that do massage my heart.

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My girlfriend Gloria met up with me to do some Bday shopping – Gloria is 90 & FABULOUS!

Celebrate the good of love and those that love me.
Yep! I’m a LEO and of love, we acknowledge the need.

I am loved, I am happy and kicking it with you – means I’m winning.
Life is good to me! I’m celebrating Happy Beginnings.

I woke up this morning with a smile on my face.
Sitting upright in bed, I’m enjoying my space.

It’s the month of Leo, though I want to toast this jo’ to you.
I appreciate your support and that fact that you come through.

I see you in great numbers and I’m peeping your style.
This jo’s to you! Come again and stay a while.

And Ooo child, you know that another party will soon follow.
It’s the Leo thing to do – it began yesterday and will end 3 days after tomorrow.

Thanks for hanging with me, ton ambiance  is always cool,
I’m Qui
Sitting happy on this mountainous peak and enjoying the unbelievable view.

I wish you were here, too.
I’ve got a cup of jo with an extra shot of espresso or two.

Let’s wake and take…  you know, to the day the way we want to.

DOPE.

In Communication, Griot, News on August 15, 2017 at 5:43 am


dope-bday-qui-2016What is it?
Is it a feeling, is it a drug?
Is it addictable, like my )))HUGS(((?

These shoulders shrug, I think it’s an emotion.
I feel dope when I meditate; when I give praise in devotion.

I feel dope when you feel me. I love to connect.
Sometimes dope is vindication after being unjustly vexed.

Dope is your DNA. Look at your hair, skin and nails.
Stay healthy, be fit, shoot “antagony” to hell.

Dope is that good feeling, you want to inhale
when the Doc comes back and says your diagnostic is swell.

I’m on a HIGH. I stay high. I live for the life of it — with no choke.
I’m unlimited in my charted quests; I don’t scare easy. It’s DOPE to VOTE!

There’s always hope in my mind and there’s always room to grow.
Dope is ditching negativity and sticking with those who meet your lobes.

This method is effective MORE than the strongest smoke.
I dig the “intellectual relate” – I give and receive; No choke.

I don’t cough either– I say what I mean,
I’m Qui
and this is a HIGH DAY for me. DOPE is all about me.
Oooo Weee!

If you see me in the streets
throw a shout-out to me.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY
and that is
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Mondays AirDrop — it don’t stop!

In Book, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 14, 2017 at 6:14 am


Hustlers Convention 2015Let me drop this on ya
– it’s in the air
I caught Chuck D’s “Hustlers Convention” piece –
my heritage on broadcast – a reeled square.

It was a 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.

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Click 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 taught me — #GriotKnowledge has been on ferment.

On an average of 3-days a week I AirDrop here to vent whatever vibe may be.
I’m 12-years strong singing this Griot song
that has been broadcasted on various www [dot] Qui ‘s

Ooo wee! It’s been a blast and I ain’t stopping
this weekend was prime for the pickin’ & HUSTLER CONVENTION copping.

Knowledge was dropping y’all… and if you didn’t know
don’t feel left behind, I learned about it on the East Coast.

Check your satellite listings of STARZ BLACK if you want to see 
the orign of the DNA that seeded the #Griot writes of Qui.

I’m trying to tell ya kinfolk, via this Monday Air Drop.
You’re getting it on good authority and it’s okay to cop.

Go ahead and peep the trailer and get a whift of the vibe
and if you don’t have STARZ, YouTube will give you the reel for a real a low price.

Man I dug the knowledge dropped – it was all hype and no jive,
I’m Qui
rendering Monday’s AirDrop a little sharper and amp’d to Go LIVE.

Phoenix ain’t ready…

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GOOGLE’Y Eyed

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Technology, TV Shows on August 11, 2017 at 4:15 am

Today’s GOOGLE search engine is indeed ART vetted —
so I had to drop by to share w/you a very cool message:

Fab5 hit me up the other day while I was “script birth” sweatin’
And said “Click on the Google icon during the weekend of August 11th.”

I yielded the anticipation towards art and was indeed thrilled to execute and learn
about the turn tabled viewpresented like only Fab could do. Click the icon, it’s your turn:

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Click icon from Google page for full experience.

Fab’s groove is authentically true and multi-culturally tried.
He ‘done took it to another level and got folks looking GOOGLE’Y Eyed.

Still the tale
remains to reveal
the Virgo takes it all in stride.

THAT’S WHAT UP 👋🏾 My man, Fab5!🖐🏾

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Just as sweet as the Google treat is
I’m also pretty stoked about the art of The O List.

It’s delicious and I mean it –
Please tell me that you’ve seen it?

The Layered Look

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A few yummy things we think are just great!

The Doberge cake is six layers of moist butter cake sandwiched between made-from-scratch chocolate and lemon custards and topped with buttercream, fondant and New Orleans harm. Of course, eating it on Fat Tuesday– but laissez les bons temps rouler! (Eight-inch cake, originally $45.50, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; gambinos.com)

daisies-sugar-cookies.jpgEdible Arrangements
“Please don’t eat the daisies!” does not apply here! Baked in small batches, these sugar cookies are both soft and crunchy, laced with almond extract, coated with cream cheese frosting and impossibly delectable with a cup of tea. (Orignally $49 for 12-pack, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; ellesbelles.com)

Batter Up with A Small Miracle
batter-up.jpgWE have two words for Kristen Tomlan (the brains behind Do, a brilliant company churning out safe-to-eat cookie dough in flavors like Salty & Sweet, Gimme S’more and Brownie Batter, along with gluten-free and vegan options). “Bless you.” (Do Cookie Dough Confections from $30 for four-pack; cookiedonyc.com).

waffleshot-ziavalentina.jpgAny chance that you have a shot of espresso or vodka that needs a tasty capacity holder? This next creation is A Small Miracle. Fact: Food just tastes better when it’s tiny, which is hwy we fell hard for these mini waffle cups.  Roughly the size of a shot glass and completely edible with a surprise filling at the bottom — they’re prefect vessel for espresso or ice cream and an adorable finishing touch for a dinner party. (Signature waffleshots, orignally from $7.50 for two-pack, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; ziavalentina.com)

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Chew On This
Found: a hangover-free way to enjoy bubbly.  These little gummies are infused with either Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne or Whispering Angel rose’ (the alcohol cooks out), creating a deliciously sophisticated candy. (Three piece bento box with Rose’ All Day, Champgne Bears and but First Rose’ gummies, $26 sugarfina.com/shop/oprah)

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And so it’s Friday and Fabulous opportunity is nigh,
I was happy to start it out being all GOOGLE’Y EYED.

I’m happy to open my eyes and feel pretty good today.
I’m happy to see you here – still dropping by my place.

Thank you. I accept your company with appreciation and grace
You are good reason to borrow The O List to spruce up the place.

You’re absolutely worth it.
I’ve been eating light so I can ‘Happy Hour’ girth it.

Today is a winner
you and I are no beginners

I say we take this day for all that is good,
I’m Qui
On top of a mountain out here in A-Z
@ the outter edges of a Phoenix hood.