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Overlooking

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2017 at 4:28 am
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Yes. I noticed…

No, I really haven’t jumped-on nor delved into the power preyed headlines 
of the many women who have been offended by an O’Reilly, Moore or Weinstein.

I have not.
Though I empathize with all of the tears and snot.

I really do.
I relate with the hashtag #MeToo.

In many instances I spoke up and things just got muddy.
Friendship acts masked the paths of predators prowling for a sexual buddy.

Not sure why so many are power hungry and feel the need to heighten their stance
by cornering folk, metaphorically grabbing ’em by the throat
and putting their hands in the victims pants.

Not on one occasion but on many.
Morals in tow? There can’t be any.

Those with ill-intent who have crossed my path and I was aware – it did not end well.
I’ve remained a lady until this day, oui. Their reward is a mental hell.

I won’t harp on it.
My pen will be too sharp on it.

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Overlooking small souls that insist on living too large —
is appropriate in being my current charge.

More women have been affected than care to mention on a whim
because doing so means other folk will know they too were “a victim.”

Who wants to be “a victim” when such a small pistol posed no whip?
I have found folks who are power hungry to be a lonely and useless trick.

Not worth my pen or my spit. So I “forget you forgot you.”
My heart goes out to my sisters and brothers who ever thought about you.

My heart goes out to everyone that has allowed the actions of a predator to watermark their life.
Power-hungry is the fabric of this country. I’d rather make art alone than roll in trife.

Abuses happen everyday. Confront them ASAP, heal and move forward.
I’m Qui
Lifting you up from any violating cut and encouraging your journey onward.

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Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on November 5, 2017 at 8:47 am

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You remember the place, don’t you? THE SHACK. I do love going there. ❤

Please tell me that you’ve seen this exemplary and remarkable film. If you haven’t – put it on the list.

The Shack is based off the (same name) novel by William P. Young and it’s a real winner chicken dinner. It’s jammed packed with so many “ah-ha moments” that it releases concentrated amounts of nourishment into your soul via depth of comprehension. Yes, far more than any chicken soup could ever render.

The film was released in March of this year though I’ve only seen it just a few weeks ago and boy, did it get me. Starring Sam WorthingtonOctavia Spencer and Tim McGraw this film exhibits divinity in vision and direction by Stuart Hazeldine. Before this film I’d not ever heard of William P. Young or Stuart Hazledine. Today – I truly couldn’t imagine not knowing of them.

So what is this shacking thing all about? Why has it got me feeling some kind of way? Because it to spoke to me about being “some kind of way.” It was confrontational and welcoming. This reel yields life changing potential.

No story spoiler here, just encouragement and a trailer:

I’ve seen it twice and I was effected the same way both times. Not only do I plan on watching it again, but I plan to introduce a friend. As good as this film makes me feel, it would be selfish of me not to share it; thus, I’m sharing it with you. Do yourself a favor get this film in your sights and sip on it. If chicken soup is legacy to be good for the soul, then The Shack is comprised of nutrients much like the marrow.

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So when I say, “Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!” I mean,
You have got to partake with me, this soul reviving scene.

Life can be mundane, prone to yielding to the same ol’ thangs:
Rituals, broken rules, and legacies that need to be examined and/or changed.

Revisit your foundations, your beliefs and your not-so-distant past…
A good place to rendezvous? I recommend The Shack.

See the film or get it in paperback. Either form is truly fair.
Want someone to tag along? Hit me up. I’m happy to meet you there.

I’m all about self improvements. I’ll bring the curly string!
I’m Qui
All about shacking up. Who knew this would be my thing? 😊

Peep the film.
Get lost in what it means.

Picking with the P

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on October 31, 2017 at 4:38 am

At The Pumpkin Patch with my little Pea.

Happy Halloween to ya! Ye ol’ curve is rising; today is deemed the day of pre-hump.
Nothing is scarier or hairier than having worked on the campaign of Trump.

Mondays indictment dump put a slump in a few of the former campaign kin.
I don’t know the score, but God bless Paul Manafort – with him the arrests have began.

Then BOO! It’s Halloween, folks are dressing up, (some in costume & such) and heading off to work.
The world continues to turn while the futures of former campaign-heads burn with an uncertain flirt.

Such intense scrutiny on ones life has got to spirit-hurt. So I shan’t dance on their bad.
I actually feel for Manafort,  Papadopoulos and Gates.  Human compassion. No laugh.

We’re all human. We all make mistakes.
Sometimes, in life, we over stack our plates.

And then we get a tummy ache; some may even feel like you have to poo.
That’s usually once you’ve been served and you know the po-po is coming for you.

‘Tis TRUE.

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Pick and choose your battles and may your burdens be light.
Think about what you’re doing and how it will affect your life.

Who deserves what? And who are we to judge?
What would you say if I said the purported 3 could use a hug?

Pardon? Do what?
You don’t feel like participating in a hug?

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Therefore, I won’t go so far as to send the aforementioned any flowers,
but I will lend compassionate vibes as I’m sure others are sending sour.

Today I am glad we are cautiously approaching the hump.
Today I am glad my name wasn’t in the indictment dump.

Today I am glad that we have a calendar day
where we can dress up and do a little fantasy play.

Ahem. Well, I do it often – it’s just what I do.
I’m sure you’ve seen me change my hair color a time or two.

I’ll never forget (a decade ago) I was dressed, out and about in February thinking I was looking cool,
When I overheard a couple of kids say, “I wonder who she’s dressed as,” – while I was visiting my kids school.

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Pick a P…

Now, I was not a part of an assembly nor were the kids putting-on a shady front.
My top hat and heels just reminded the kids of a profile within Black History month.

So help me God, they truly and honestly thought
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So, I suppose I could dress up today as a Black History icon.
I can be me – from yesterday. Oui! Yesterday was pleasant and fun.

However, interest in reliving yesterday – I have none. I’ll dress as a sexy vixen.
I’ll be a domestic house bunny, with greens, cornbread and other nutritious fixens.

It’s an easy outfit to conquer. What do you think?
Of course, I’ll also have candy and Proseco to drink.

Today is a day of pretend. I am totally down – in complete fashion!
I’m Qui
I’ll be portraying a fantasy of partying at the Playboy Mansion.

I’m thinking about it…

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Don’t skimp on the Ponder.

Super Soul Encouragement

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on October 29, 2017 at 7:57 am

Remember, you are not alone.
Catch the depth of this encouraging dawn:

music-symbols.jpgGood morning to you and how do you do?
We’re all in our places with sun shiny faces
and this is the way we start our new day.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Give it and accept it when it’s given.
Do it enough times and we’ll all be winnin.’

Not to mention, we’ll be chesscat grinnin.’ 🙂 I’m happy today and feeling encouraged.
I’m Qui
Enjoying this day with thee; you’re not alone, don’t feel discouraged.

Namaste
to your
Super Soul

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Tuned-In to Thursday

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on October 26, 2017 at 4:27 am
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Mindful Living

Good morning sweetheart. Good morning to you.
You’ve certainly crossed my mind a time or two.

So much so, that I’m hitting you up
to say “I missed your touch on yesterdays hump.”

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Let’s hug, cheek-kiss and do the bump.
I’m pretty hype this morning – up shaking my rump.

I’m doing aerobics in the cut, the week has been good.
To write is my testimony. I’m telling it in your hood.

I appreciate you for taking the time to stop by and read it.
And if you’re living mindful– I’m extolled that you’d heed it.

As you live mindful on all fronts, your actions will “seed it.”
The hungry eat what you serve. Go ahead and feed it.

Shovel out the love, the compassion and understanding that you have.
If bold should test you – it could never arrest you,
so remain positive and laugh.

Tuned-In to Thursday leads way to be thoughtful.
To miss an opportunity to think of someone else should feel awful.

Perhaps your response to me would be, “Folks aren’t thoughtful on my behalf!”
I’d respond, “Change starts with you, look through those folks and just laugh.”

You have to — that is if you want to realize your God-truths.
The God in you does not lie in treating others as they treat you.

Think it through on this Thursday. Mindful thinking, do tune in.
You’ll find you are your biggest hurdle and likewise, your biggest friend.

Resist all low frequencies. Resist the urge to pile on.
I’m Qui
Tuned-In to Thursday and praying you to be strong.

Respecting others despite their actions – on no level, is wrong.
Give it whirl. It may be rough – persevere. I believe it can catch on.

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The weekend show has to be about FL and Puerto Rico

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows, Video on October 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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An uphill battle…

Puerto Rico is still underwater and breaking down in health.
$1 from as many who can towards healing and rebuilding will surely help.

Two hurricanes hit and despite the presidents “perfect 10” buffering –
the people in Puerto Rico are still in dire trouble and suffering.

RHONJ Bethenny Frankel is on the case! I do love those Real Housewife shows.
She’s filling planes with food & supplies to save lives and having them destination flown.

Ricky Martin is from Puerto Rico and with humility conquers the verb “trying -”
he’s sending food and supplies to the island as well; to help halt folks from dying.

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have been moved enough to hollar!
They’ve used thier mics and fanbase-love to raise 36-million dollars.

And while that sounds great! The island is still in the red
it’s not about 1 neighborhood in turmoil, but all of the people being fed.

The money raised will be divided in multiple ways to facilitate the most.
The bulk of it takes an infrastructure hit – none can transport without flight or clearing the roads.

So even though the donations are pouring in Puerto Rico needs much more.
Fema is on the scene but are overwhelmed and with little soar.

Ellen Degeneres is working with Cherrios – a nutritious name.
They’ve transported a thousand pounds of food to Puerto Rico by plane.

The amount of aid needed seems insane but we can each do our part
to remind Puerto Rico that they are in our prayers and in our hearts.

Click any of the highlighted links above —
and therein will be a route for you to give love.

Thank you in advance for caring that much about your brother.
I’m Qui
loving you unbiasedly — it’s second nature; I’m a mother.

I’m about life.
#PuertoRico

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Still upside down from all of the water
let us not forget the peninsula Florida.

Just as I was about to publish this write of Puerto Rico HELP being on-ramp
I saw a line that went on for miles of Floridians needing foodstamps.

I don’t know what kind of assistance system our government has put into place
that has folks still out of sorts in the usual sunshine state.

They are still living low on necessities like water and food.
The coverage of Florida is light – in fact, quite subdued.

Don’t forget to send aid their way if you can.
Tragedy falls at once across the land.

This weekend we wont forget and will be encouraged as well,
to sit down and click a link to donate some help.

That’s what’s up! What do you say?
Let’s remember Puerto Rico, TX and the Sunshine state.

No sitting comfy in our homes.  We can all do a small part
to show our fellow Americans in need that they are in our hearts.

Cool! Karma is still real; let her always be understood,
Today you may be up but when you’re down – who’ll give you food?

Put yourself in the victims shoes.
Use the news for insightful views.

Don’t criticize – Support and utilize
I’m Qui
Send a buck, maybe 5. Prove that you, too are a lover of life.

An Americans well-being is depending on you.

#DontForgetFlorida

Twosday

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on October 17, 2017 at 4:22 am

twos-dayToday is about you – so DO YOU and a new thing or two beyond your job scene and domestic routine.

Not sure what you could add to your usual mill? Below are a few idea-starters from POP SUGAR that may help toggle your noggin a little to encourage you to think outside of the box. Pick two today and DO YOU:

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1. Go to a bookstore and get lost. Spend hours exploring every genre of book known to the world. Better still, snag one off the shelf and plop down in a comfy chair. Close down the store trying to finish that book (hey, you’ll save some cash), and leave only when the employees start giving you the side-eye.

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Just me and my dog…

2. Indulge in some selfies. OK, as a general rule selfies should probably be taken sparingly, but every once in a while, it’s healthy to get dressed in an outfit you love and shamelessly take photos of yourself that you actually like. Let yourself keep clicking until you get it right. No one is there to judge you, except maybe your dog.

3. Complete a project you’ve been putting off. Make yourself go to a coffee shop, buckle down, and work. Update your résumé, put together a portfolio, finish your great American novel, apply to a new job or grad school, whatever. Just do it!

4. Take a hike. Spend some time with mother nature and see how the two of you get along when no one else is around. Stop and smell the roses, watch the sun set, embrace the quiet.

5. Try anew workout. Sometimes certain workouts (like Zumba, Booty Barre, anything dance-related) can be a little bit embarrassing to learn in front of other people. Master one of these fitness skills alone, or at least work on them enough so that when you’re in a class or doing it in front of your significant other, you look like you know what you’re doing . . . sort of.

6. Meditate. Find a quite space, turn the television off, put the radio on a zen or soundscape station (a station of soothing instrumentals), sit on a pillow on the floor, close your eyes and take deep breaths. Focus on a full inhale into your nose and focus on the slow exhale through your nose. Do this for about 10-minutes. Think of nothing. Focus on your breath. Be grateful for ever breath. Someone somewhere in the world is depending on a breathing machine to stay alive today. Say a prayer for them before you’re done meditating.

7. Take the longest, hottest bath of your life. Turn on some soothing music and enjoy a long soak with no fear of unwelcome interruptions.

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Adding a couple of things to your daily grind that you normally don’t do,
like putting in time to self entertain, to care for and thank you –

is absolutely the right thing to do.
In all that you do in a day – don’t forget about you.

Not today, anyway.
You’ve got 24-hours to insert  some play.

Today is Tuesday and a good day to get crunk.
Pick two for you to conquer before the hump.

Me? Since I’ve conquered meditation early I’m free to workout or crook.
But since I’ve no time to steal, I’ll sit down and work on my book.

I like an exciting week, so I’m starting it off with adequate creative play!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, DO something for YOU, perhaps 2 on this Twosday.

O! How Good It Is

In Book, Communication, fitness, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video, weightloss on October 15, 2017 at 9:49 am

O-i-love-oprah2017I was fortunate to be a part of a studio audience taping of a Tao workshop hosted by Dawn Q. this weekend and it was phenomenal. Mind refreshing information about changing the way you think in order to change the quality of your life for the better. Upon close of the workshop we networked and talked more about the book referenced: “I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years.”

book_Ive-Decided-to-Live-120-Years_600.pngTherein networking I learned more about the production team and this particular book campaign. Noone asked me if I knew Oprah, (this happens to me a lot when I’m out and about. It’s an energy thing) but in the end it was clear through a series of questioning that some indeed wanted to know if I knew Oprah. I was doleful to tell them that I do not. Still I’m always happy that my energy would invoke people to ask that question, though more over that, I began to wonder if Oprah knew of this book. I’m an avid SUPER SOUL SUNDAY viewer and have learned a lot via the series so I took to the search engine again to see what they had on Oprah + Tao and found this:

Wayne Dyer and Oprah Winfrey – The Wisdom of the Tao

Oprah is about nourishment and whether it’s of the mind, spirit, soul or the stomach – she’s leading the charge. I’m already sending direct vibes her way in hopes that she’ll find this book and review the author on an upcoming Super Soul Sunday.  The “I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years” book is both enlightening and nutritious. Speaking of nutrition have you seen those new O That’s Good Soup commercials? The manufacturer behind the health conscious goodness is Kraft and the creator is Oprah.  Just another tasteful  incentive to evolve as it pertains to your diet. I haven’t tried the refrigerated cuisine line of soups yet, but it is high on my grocery list now.

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Click here to see soup commercial

I’m in the business of collecting and sharing good. I love hearing your personal stories of good fortune and sharing them with others. Somehow I am genuinely able to  bask in the glow of your good energy flow along with you. Meaning when people tell me about their new car, home or the raise on their job, I can immediately feel their surge of good energy in my tummy (my solar plexus). I’ll usually start jumping up and down (like a Price Is Right game show contestant) along with the person whose sharing the good news. I  surge so genuinely it often leaves onlookers confused  as to which of us is the good news recipient.  Having said as much you can see why Oprah comes up as much as she does. I love her good energy and her positive proactive contributions. Just as equally, I love sharing it with you.

The consumption of good energy is good for you. The FDA hasn’t said so because it used to be common sense – not to mention the message lacks lobbying backers. You don’t need a lobbyist to offer up subsidies for you to choose more wisely for yourself on anything. Change the way you think and change your life. This is something we can all do for free. The FDA is not putting their stamp on ‘free’ either. Where’s the kickback in that?

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It’s morning again sweetheart and I’m up to my ol’ southern ways
of kissing your forehead upon waking and praying for you throughout the day.

Hey-ey! It’s just what I’m into and I hope it is understood
among our differences on a daily I’m always for you and your good.

If ever I should learn a new thing or an old thing that could help
I will bring it to the table whether for increase of health or wealth.

Either way I’m into good news as most of my writes reveal.
I’m Qui
Good morning and oui! It’s good to know there’s hope for what ills…

Work in progress

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on October 13, 2017 at 4:30 am

And so yesterday I was sitting around doing a little reflection,
Going over, in my mind, every relationship and connection…

Thinking lightly and then deeper about those that I care for
And realizing that I’m less than perfect and could use an improvement score.

When was the last time that you checked yourself and level of respect?
It’s important we do it often to keep a open and clean connect.

And we must be honest. Boy am I honest with me.
So honest I’ll tell on myself by myself – it’s a quandary site to see.

I hold myself to high – and some could argue, impossible standards.
I go against the odds in the face of near-miss stories that I’ve heard.

Word. I keep on a pushin.’
Passion’s in my blood. I need a turner kit – it’s gushin.’

And so I press on. Now while that may work good and well for me
I am learning that this method is no universal oui.

My focus on desire is strong, sharp and in 4K.
I go for the gusto with no caution or delay.

Again that is okay, if it works for me,
Though I must soften my eyes as it pertains to we.

You ain’t me. I can not hold you to my agreement of standards. 👍🏽
I’m doing me because I love diversity; therefore your style & chemistry is Word.

I’m comprehending life and have many more lessons to learn.
I’m working on myself – my control grip is pretty firm.

See? There I go –
Telling on myself, yo.’

But it’s okay,
Because I’m working on me today.

Are you working on you?
Your game is tight – how’s your follow through?

Still, is there anything in your arsenal bag that you’d like to change?
Give it some thought, seek to be taught and flip the dang thang.

Anytime is a good time to do a self check up.
We annually check our supple breasts and jeweled nuts.

WHAT?
You do annual check ups, right? To do so natural.
I want a lifetime of improvements – until my journey is full.

Therefore often I check my attitude, altitude and my charted course.
I’m mindful of my energy to yield an optimum flow of force.

So yes, my caveat is: I am in a zone of quality control.
I’m Qui
Talking self improvement with thee post checking my pride at the door.

ISO a more refined self improvement score.

How’s your infrastructure core?

Another gander at OUTLANDER

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on October 11, 2017 at 5:19 am

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The trio:  [L-R] Claire, Jamie, Frank

Yes I’m still watching the series that STARZ has duly birthed.
I enjoy the recreation of yesterday in all of its humility and girth.

I do.

So I’m watching it again and each episode is challenged and tried,
though I must admit “they got me,” the episode when Frank died.

I didn’t see it coming.
When I saw he had a ‘side chic’ – I heard wedding bells humming.

Frank said he wanted to marry his side gal and Claire was stunned.
However the writers lost control of his car in script and Franks role was done.

Dun-dun-dun.
A life without Claire was never his to be won.

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And so we move on in the storyline,
Claire and Jamie‘s daughter, Brianna is a gingered delight.

She’s all grown up and living her life.
Claire’s heart still yearns to visit Edinburg, thrice, (she’s already been twice).

Brianna concurred ‘the thought is nice,’ then encouraged her mother to follow her heart.
This was episode 305’s conveying point of start.

Claire didn’t need arm twisting to declare that she will indeed return!
Then Roger gifted her with a bind of Scottish history that we’ve learned.

She’ll be careful not to lose sight of it in any year near 1756,
For the book is from the future and she will most surely burn as a witch.

Brianna gave her a topaz gemstone pendant to memorialize Claire’s ado,
then Claire with her own hands sewed herself a cute period suit.

It was a dress to be exact. That ol’ Claire can really sew!
She pieced together a fine little number out of a 1960’s raincoat.

Not too many days afterward she hailed a cab in the NYC hussle
though upon exiting the cab she purposely stepped into a puddle.

Why a puddle – you ask? Maybe it rained hard an hour or two?
Well the point of the puddle is when Claire was a child she feared she fall through

Any puddle on the ground. So at all cost she would avoid.
That was before time travel. The puddle is now welcomed noise.

She entered into a taxi but exited horse and buggy.
The day was an overcast, dim, dank and muggy.

Claire is back in the 1700’s, where the love affair all began,
I’m Qui
glued to the tube, but this is where episode 305 came to an end.

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If only time travel was MORE than science fiction.

Still Starz and Outlander are rendering us a creative win.
Looking for a distraction from real life? You should tune in.