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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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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.

Midway Through

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on December 20, 2017 at 4:27 am

Qui_Dec19_2017Midway Through, I start to realize the weekend isn’t very far.
I’ve got a flight to catch tomorrow to celebrate – no sorrow,
for in Texas we’ve birthed a new star.

My niece married late last year and is wrapping up year one
with the birth of a son.; proof of their love – productive fun.

I’m so proud of her.
She carried that baby with very little girth.

Me? I’m just showing up in Texas to be Auntie Qui.
Christmas with distant family is what makes it merry.

New life is sweet. Puberty is tricky
and then in comes the teen years — 👉🏾 things get washy & wish’y.

Our 20’s are grand; invincibility is ours.
Our 30’s gift us with insightful powers.

cool-cat-cat_in_the_hat.jpgOur 40’sI’m in them, brings with it peace and blessings.
I’m a much smoother cat. I resolute stressing.

I meditate and pray and then I chat it up with you.
The 40’s are a party; yielding clarity to pick & choose.

Midway Through I’m starting reflect and look back…
I’m standing in this moment as a real cool cat.

I’m enjoying life, I am enjoying you.
I’m a soul observing and I’m enjoying the view.

We’re Midway Through this week and Christmas is in a few days,
I’m Qui
Really enjoying WE — and just wanted to drop in and say “Hey.”

Today is gonna be a great day!
Go forward, be your best person – – right after you kneel and pray.

ISO more peace? You’ll find it in spades when you meditate.

College Christmas Break

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking on December 18, 2017 at 5:17 am

college-christmas-break.jpgI’m on it and I’m happy.
I pray it drags out and is not snappy.

I bought a new sleep number bed to help me sleep
because when I commit to school – you know I go deep.

I can’t read a book and not follow every foot note
of reference material that the co-author wrote.

You know when it comes to consuming knowledge – I just can’t resist.
I’m hard on research – like the knuckles of a tight fist.

This College Christmas Break will allow me indeed
to take off my glasses and ease up on “the read.”

I’m grateful for the day. I’m grateful for you.
I’m grateful for the season and the giving that we do.

Here it is Monday and we’re only 7-days out from December 25th,
I’m Qui
Just up from my number of sleep. This College Christmas Break biz is the jiz.

Good Morning

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

good-morning-jo.gifGood morning. I’m up before the sun and I have truly missed you.
I see that you’re awake – life is yours for the take; the good Lord has kissed you.

And so, I’m sipping my jo, I’ve seen my guy off to work and am chillin’ in the cut.
I’m really savoring the jo, but to eat a breakfast? Nooo. I’m trying not to see my gut. 🤣

I’ve been living la vida loca!
That means consuming candy and soda.

Carbs usually come in
after I conquer a win.

And since I try to win all day
I’ve resorted to putting a variety of treats away.

One by one…
each bag of candy is undone.

I’ve been eating it.

I can do better.
Though winter screams OVER SIZED sweaters!🤪

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Festive eating.

So… We all have to work on self. Me first; my call to action:
I’m back in the gym and preparing to sweater-hem; fit is still in fashion.
Regardless of our festive eating passions.

It’s true.
Life requires a fitter me and you.

Last one into the home gym is a rotten egg!
Today I’ll be working on my abs and toning my legs.

Good morning beloved. The morning is early still.
I’m Qui
Appreciating thee for dropping by to peep my Pathos feel.

The strength of your support is surreal.
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Camels HUMP

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on December 13, 2017 at 4:30 am
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A new camel.

Doug Jones humped-up on a win last night.
A-L dispelled any hint of disconnect in sight.

It was a pretty tight race. I tuned in and out.
I woke up this morning to hear Alabamians shout:

WE HAVE COLLECTIVELY CHOSEN DOUG JONES!
I know many voted otherwise – I don’t think that you’re wrong.

Though I’m glad we’re turning a new corner in this reality song.
We’re looking at things differently – perhaps our unity is still strong.

We are all Americans and we are our best when we stick together.
It’s good to reveal we prefer to heal – still birds of the same feather.

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Alabama has a new Jones.

As the cold weather moves into atmosphere, o’ isn’t it clever
that we would find warmth in decency and voting together.

Congratulations Alabama for speaking up and showing face
and proving to the rest of the world that you, alone will call your fate.

Today is a beautiful day. We all woke up alive.
Viva la Hump Day. I’m happy to embrace the Jones vibe.

Virginia started something; it’s a reckoning and it’s loud.
I’m Qui
Happy about it – oui! To be  an American, I’m feeling proud.

Me, You and Jo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

kerry-washington-yay-coffeeThis Morning Jo is good to me —
Not that early morning broadcast on MSNBC. 🙂

It’s strong, it’s dark, robust and sweet...
The perfect point for sleep and wake to meet.

I’m awake, sitting bedside with my feet touching the flo.’
I’m sipping and dipping — watching Morning Joe.

The news has been known to blow; yet journalist are clocking it.
Like a reality show on VH1 or  Bravo – I’m tuned in and watching it.

It’s real, our reality… it’s how I start the day.
It’s also strengthening my faith – the news yields me to pray.

I say, “Amen,” stand, and go on my way.
Internally and mentally – I’m ready for the day.

I take my jo
everywhere that I go,
until I’ve sipped the last drop.

I’m kind to everyone I meet
to and fro in the street;
Acknowledging your spirit – never stops!

It’s what I do! I’m a Leo – Yo!
I’m Qui
With early morning intimacy between Me, You and Jo.

ALABAMA: This week you vote. Which way will you go?

Wind in these sails

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

wind-in-sailboatSo I’ve gone back to school and taken on quite the load.
I’m comparing each new lobe-wrinkle obtained to a brick of gold.

Learning is the route to the fountain of youth.
It feels good to learn new topics and their truths.

I’m submerging myself into the full learning process.
A little less contemplating & debating a whole lot more: YES.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zones, slowly but surely.
I’m trusting my instincts, shaping and branding my property.

You’d think I’d know these things by now.
I’d like to think ‘when it comes to media producing – I’m the cat’s meow!

But I don’t.
I move at will, and if I don’t get “the feel” – – I won’t.

The feel,” that I speak of is that feeling in my gut.
The feeling is strong; it doesn’t lead me wrong –
and while it is important, there’s a science to WHAT’S UP.

In this core course I am learning the science of creative presentation.
I am gathering new tools to further use in my future conveyance.

You and I are going to have so much fun playing! Tomorrow is looking good.
I’m studying Digital Cinematography. I want to shoot your hood.

Actually, I’m more of a writer, director and producer,
though when it comes to unlocking brain capacity – I’m a juicer!

How could more knowledge hurt?
I’m attracted to learning – with a full class load, I flirt.

And even though I’m out here having fun and mingling along the way,
please don’t think that I don’t think about you everyday.

Often times I clear the passengers seat, before my days charted run
just in case you want to tag along and ride a la shotgun.

Yeah, that would be fun. In the meantime I’m on my school grind,
but the week would be weak if I didn’t drop a few griot lines:

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The Wordcloud Art is in the shape of an upwards arrow and encompasses this text:

Qui is Who, I love you, be encouraged & be strong, see things as different & not-wrong, open your mind & heart, each new day is a new start, follow your heart & manifest your dreams, sew a great story – hem up your seams, eat your vegetables & exercise your body, you are a hit – I love your spirit – you’re a hottie!

Yes, I’ve missed you. I truly have.
Let the wind blow through your hair, be sure to stop and laugh.

Hug someone today regardless of who needs it more.
You or them? Good karma is a good reason to score.

Good morning sweetheart, I pray the day does treat you swell.
I’m Qui
That “up early on her studies she,” — I’ve got new Wind in these sails.

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Networking, Self Improvement on November 29, 2017 at 4:00 am

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Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking on November 27, 2017 at 4:30 am
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No Stress – is always best!

Good Morning Monday! I love you, and as soon as I opened my eyes —
I was delighted to see you, excited to breathe. Ooo! So glad to be alive.

And so 4am came quick – it feels like I just laid down.
I remember lulling off with a smile and waking up with a frown.

No, I’m not mad it’s just that last night was a hard lay.
I mean, you should see my hair – a coiffed mane despair – I’m not Beyoncé.

But hey the day is young and I am happy.
My hair is un-permed, strong, soft and nappy.

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I woke up like this! 🙂

The sun is not yet up and already, I’m in pursuit to go. <
I’ve drank my lemon water, now I’m working on my jo.

Oh! Today is poised to be a winner! <
I do love Mondays – a natural beginner.

A straight-away kick-starter. <
Corsets, strings and belts of garter,

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Write your own story today.

Binds of writes score well in barter. <
Do your research, be efficient, work smarter.

Yes, things could be harder but only if you yield that way. <
Put no energy into negativity on this beloved day.

Good Morning Monday! I’m so very glad to see you again!
I’m Qui
a naturally happy she – ready to embrace you; another begin.

Yes-Yes,
Bring it in!
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