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PEACE and the DEUCE

In Communication, fitness, Networking, Self Improvement on January 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

peaceI’m currently feeling both: PEACE and the DEUCE. While driving away from my 7:15a.m. yoga class at the Tao Healing Center, at approximately 8:45a.m., I threw up the DEUCE as the view of the building became smaller in my rear view mirror. I was completely submerged in PEACE. I harnessed it in class. The class promptly started at 7:15 but I was about 10 minutes late. Tsk-Tsk and shame on me, right? Well, actually, I was bringing with me a guest and she was a bit delayed so, I kind-of made up for it. Kind-of. 🙂

We stretched, tapped & patted our bodies into an awakened state, our blood pumped more fluidly and circulated with more ease… we breathed in a space encompassed with the sounds of dole drums and hums. It was magical. I prayed, gave thanks (internally) and meditated in the space. I felt the energy of the man meditating in front of me. It was beautiful. I don’t know his name, but gosh I enjoyed his energy. He didn’t speak a word, he was a mere participant in class, but his energy? I enjoyed it so much, that I had to comment to him at the end of class. He received my appreciation. Namaste.

the-deuceThe instructor’s name of this morning’s class was Bretta; she’s also known as PEACE, (her spiritual name). I didn’t learn this information until the close of class. I should have known! That’s the exact feeling that washed over us during the 1.25-hours that we were in class with her.

This is how I began my day and pray that you began yours with PEACE, also. However, if a vibe of negativity is working on your nerves right now – I beseech thee, upon reading this to give it the DEUCE.

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If you find an excess of politics divvying out energetic strife —
You could probably use a little bit of Tao Yoga in your life.

I know I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again:
meditation and prayer have got to be your best friends.

How could they not?
Hell is still too hot. 😉

You know what I’m saying? You get the point – I’m sure.
You, acknowledging your body may be part of the cure

to keeping ill vibes from infecting your spirit and soul.
Kinfolk, today’s Tao Yoga class was worth my weight in gold.

Wooo! It’s a great way to start a day, even though I was a few minutes late!
I’m Qui
and being late has never stopped me from piling good vibes onto my my plate.

Though — it won’t happen again, Tao Guide, Peace.  I bid tardiness the DEUCE

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The Happiness Advantage

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2018 at 4:32 am
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Catch it!

There is empirical evidence that happiness can lead to a more productive and successful life, according to Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles.”

Let me say it again, ‘Happiness leads to success.’

Therefore, happiness is not only found at the end of success. Right?

Correct!

Then, be happy – now! Why wait? This information should further encourage you to enjoy your life’s journey. Happiness is that thing that makes the journey not seem so long or arduous. Please forfeit leaning towards the notion that happiness will be found “at the end of” success. For us to assume this – is to rob ourselves of all of the happiness going on around us, right now.

Do you see it? Catch it and ride it all the way to success!

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It’s obvious that I’m into this semesters Psychology course; brain insight has got me shook.
I’m eating it up, (it’s almost tangibly in my gut) – so much so, I had to share Shawn’s book.

I hope that you don’t find it cheesy that I’m sharing with you my curriculum course reading.
I’m Qui
and The Happiness Advantage is a read that leads to better mental and physical well-being.

The following list of ideas is not a part of Shawn’s book
but the info is so spot-on, I thought you’d better take a look:

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PROUD MARY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!

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No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Happy ENERGY Friday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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Because I’m always HAPPY

All week long, I have been on a high
I’ve laughed so hard until I cried.

My fam is blessed, see no one died.
Life is not promised. I’m glad to be alive.

My children are safe, their rooms are… their own.
I’ve got an SUV full of gas and a cool, peaceful home.

There are a few Tubmans in the bank – so all is well and fine.
It’s actually quite lovely outside [72 temp nigh], thus I wont be all-day online.

Shopping: I’ve found a cute pair of  boots, whose price is  way too fair.
They would look great with my new skirt, my complexion and hair.

I’ll be in the AZ today Happy ENERGY grinning.
FOCUSING on the moment; maintaining my “WINNING!Qui_Capt_Morgan

Yes! I’ll be talking to my neighbors, patrons in the mall and on the streets
regarding whatever commonalities we may have. Yes! I love “the spontaneous meet.”

So if you see me on the move in an SUV or on foot about
don’t be afraid to say, “What-up Qui? I’ll be quick to return the shout!

Good ENERGY is strong and I love sharing it with you.
I’m a lover of LIFE. For she is my Boo.

The reasons for the high energy about me are many.
Beyond love, life, you and shopping, blessings still exceed plenty.

Happy Friday – because surely THIS has been a long and productive week,
I’m Qui
Taking it all in, flashing a grin with the win and 2 steps from hugging thee. 😀


HUG me

 

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

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What’s on your mind today? Is it good or is it naught?
You can share it with me. A penny for your thoughts.

What’s on my mind at present, is the good that this day does hold.
I’m already grateful at lifes table – anything beyond my breath is solid gold.

Behold, my mind and my heart are wide open to lots of love and play,
I’m Qui
Consider getting with me; experience a Wide Open Wednesday.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on January 8, 2018 at 6:23 am
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A good nights rest will prevent this.

Good morning Monday. How art thee, today?
I’ve been about my studies: Psychology of Play.

I like it very much – I’m learning about me.
Knowledge of self is everything. Knowledge is the key .

Unto thee I say, “Good morning sweetheart.
Did you fancy anyone special last night; that mate that takes your heart?

It’s good If you did but if you didn’t — no loss, no fright.
Start stacking your flirt cards early today and reap play tonight.

Politics is crazy and work is insane
You deserve to end the day in an intimate frame.

Do it. Do it. Do it.
The gang wants to hang out tonight? Screw it!

Forfeit your social hang –
For a more personal bang.
Starting the week off right is my main thang.’
Let the bells be rang!

Good Morning Monday I’m truly glad to see you again.
I’m up on my toes, I’m dressed, got my jo, my laptop, pad and pen.

For in a few hours class will begin – I’m the predator, knowledge is the prey.
I’m Qui
Praying a monumental rise for thee and a comparable release on this Monday.

Hard work is ours –
Don’t forget the PLAY.

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Glide through
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Stephen Curry
and this dude…

Let the view hydrate your mood 🙂

What’s That In Your Mouth

In Communication, Griot, News on January 5, 2018 at 4:43 am

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What’s that in your mouth? Is it a word, cheer or loom?
What exactly is that in your mouth as it pertains to food?

We should all care – now, more than ever.
I found this handy FDA notification site to be clever:

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Click the picture to visit the notification site

It’s a live notification to the consumer crowd
heralding what the FDA cautions you to not put in your mouth.

Check it out.

Did you hear about our current lettuce stall?
Well, on romaine lettucethere’s been a recall.

Ex-nay on the alad-say, today I’m going Jamba Juice.
Good morning Friday! Aren’t you a high day? I look forward to our paletable produce.

So much is going on in the news…
My mouth hung agape during my recent peruse.

I’m not sure if I want to delve too deep in it…
White House Aids are talking — each one named Bennett…

It’s becoming increasingly hard to spin it and make the details sound mundane.
God bless America and God bless our governmental frame.

What is that in your mouth? Do you need a can? Are you a spitter?
If you find your throat full of grote please don’t take to Twitter.

God blessAmerica.

May we enjoy today, each and everyone.
In the name of life, let go of strifes
live full and have fun.

I am and especially today.
I’ll dance, drink, be merry and eat
on Fridays I yield to play.

What about you? What have you got planned for the weekend slot?
Thinking of doing nothing at all? At that thought – I think not.

Time is non-refundable, this year is yours and you are what it’s all about!
I’m Qui
Cheering on WE, to have more fun, learn to love everyone and be mindful of whats going in and coming out of our mouth.

It matters.

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So Much Compassion

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 3, 2018 at 4:31 am

the-good-doctor-changes-autismHave you seen ABC’s The Good Doctor yet?
Season one was so good that season two is a bet!

No fairytale get-wells — it’s life unexpected.
Compassion rises from the script — and like glue and we connect it.

I’m not an ER show watching girl; Grays Anatomy truly missed me.
I was just about to pass this up when pathos, ethos and lagos hit me.

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The series is a remake of a Korean broadcasting original,
I must say the situational writing is well bodied and full of

compassionate moments that we rarely experience
unless you or your loved are in health trouble; hence,

the need for a little more neighborly compassion.
The Good Doctor propels these emotions into actions.

While researching this series, I was duly informed
that this is the 2nd such titled series under the US archive arm.

the-good-dr-orlando-bloom.jpgThe first [US scripted] Good Doctor series came and went too soon.
It debuted in the year 2011 and starred Orlando Bloom.

I didn’t catch the 2011 debut and caught this new reboot series on a whim.
I decided to write to you about it, because the lead principle… I like him.

His name is Freddie Highmore and he plays Dr. Shaun Murphy.
I once had an autistic neighbor and his vantage view was worthy.

He didn’t communicate with me like I thought a child should,
so I calibrated myself to being a peer to him, like Norman Lear would

and our relationship was productive and good.
We spoke only when necessary; his intentions were understood.

I learned. I evolved.
His understanding was vast, his chatter box – small.

I moved away from that neighborhood but not the experience light.
Then The Good Doctor came in with a connecting plight…

reminding me to have a little more compassion
for those those who are operating in a unique fashion.

As much as we all like to call ourselves unique
we could use a little more compassion for those not like WE.

Need to clear your mind of politics and low social fodder?
Tune in next Monday to ABC’s The Good Doctor.

Tune into compassion.
I’m Qui
Get reacquainted with the emotions action.

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Use it on yourself.

Welcome 2018

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 1, 2018 at 1:01 am

baby-new-year🔆Good morning, good morning dear 2018.
I believe that you have the potential to be amazing!

I want you to know that I welcome you with my whole heart.
Last year taught us much – we’re much smarter; more sharp.

Not playing no games – we’re coming in clear.
With our lives, health and strength may we continue to cheer

at every voting opportunity on the calendar this year.
Welcome 2018‼️ We’re so glad that you are here.

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Let’s get to it.

Annual Closeout

In Communication, Griot, News on December 29, 2017 at 4:42 am
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The prospect of 2018

2017 was pretty good to me…
My dad crossed over in May, day three.

My youngest kid moved out by the month of three
and then I enrolled into college for a new degree.

I’ve grown a lot.
How could I not?

I know that you duly understand.
As I’ve gone through this year you’ve literally held my hand.

Thanks for that.

Via this years NEWS PERUSE
I’ve taken to task political issues.
I’ve expressed myself and shared my views.
I asked for more feedback — and heard back from you.

Again, Thank you.

You’ve kept it real in coming through and supporting this scene.
I bid you a productive and successful 2018.

As this year closes-out I am ridding myself of very little.
I’m Qui
Thankful to God for all that I’ve got including the melancholy in the middle.

Now let’s celebrate the future – BIG time and for yesterday – play the tiniest fiddle.

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Yesterdays song