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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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Getting To It

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 14, 2017 at 6:18 am

Broaching the mid is progress sweet,
It’s Day 2 in this early opportunistic week.

Whatcha got planned? Include something that you love.
Hump day is in view; just a few hours up.

Up hill, that is, or so they say.
Me? I’m quite hype about this weeks 7-days.

Each and every hour of everyday can be used
To stack positive, go mining for good and explore a new view.

Check the angles of the wind, keep your ear to ground
And if your course is incorrectly charted – go ‘head and turn around.

I’m quick to get up today and quick to get on my way
I’ve got a lot of work planned at the start & then I’m off to play!

happy-tuesdayGoing out to play on a Tuesday? You betcha!
When friends show up with business plans to chop up —
Am I in? You betcha! 🤗

But not a minute before I checked in on ya…
How’s it going baby? Any chance you’re in Arizona?

If you are, locate me and join me – our think tank loves a good head!
I’m Qui
Yawning a high pitched “Oui,” opportunity is at hand and I’m passionately lead.

The Difference

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 12, 2017 at 7:34 am

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Let’s go over some things, let’s sew up last weeks dew.
We’re going to hit a couple of headlines – ok, maybe a few.

We found out Wilbur Ross didn’t cross his heart on not lying
or his little faux pas of being mega rich would have rendered him dying.

He isn’t dead. That whole over-inflated financial worth
was nothing more than the weight of gas per his overzealous girth.

Since then, he has re-iterated his million are far less thwarted.
Doing so calmed the DOJ’s brow — basically Wilbur farted.

Under pressure, he released the truth and now we know
he padded his finance bottom line to hype-up his hedge fund show.

What about Papadopolous? Was he administration fortified or just the skim?
I have no idea of his rhyme, reason or will. We’ve been seeing less of him.

What about this Russia thing? Perhaps it isn’t the headline of the mayhem flyer.
I mean, Frederica Wilson and I are still in the dark about what happened in Niger.

As it pertains to LaDavid Johnson and Myeshia, his lovely widow:
The FBI has yielded no investigation report, but the Washington Post did. Yo?

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is that LaDavid was bound (hands in front) and shot in the back of the head.

Via newspaper reporting is how the Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson leanred of such.
LaDavid Johnson was a Sargent in the United States military. Where’s the brotherly love?

We’re just catching up. I wanted to make sure that you knew
that we’re keeping up with the headlines. Well at least a few.

Other than that, the day is anew and we are all charged to be positive chancers.
Let us go out in the name of humanity and administer love. It’s the total answer.

You are surrounded by politics and bad news, but politics and bad news are not you.
Stay abreast of nuclear news and divisive views then equivocally refuse.

Good energy is trying to surge in the face of mayhems dew,
I’m Qui
Moistened by the good in multiple hoods; that is the residual of me and you.

We are

the difference.

Entering the change…

In Griot, News, Politics, Video on November 8, 2017 at 4:51 am

Theme music for today

Did you hear Joe Buddens PUMP IT UP song booming from your neighbors house last night? If so, that’s because Virginia and New Jersey showed up and showed out.

It’s not Friday night but you cannot tell by the way my neighbors were wielding out last night after hearing that the country isn’t as doomed as it seemed.

The college educated suburbs in VA showed up and had something to make clear; they had something to say.
New Jersey came in on that same Democratic horse and up on hind legs insisted they came to play.

Welcome back kinfolk. You were missed.
Though I admit I’m gonna miss Chris.

Remember Hurricane Sandy
when he and Obama were dandy?

I enjoyed that hug.
I appreciated Chris giving up the love.

So, yeah I’m going to miss him and his snarky filled, sarcastic-ridden speech.
But not as much as Chris missed the crowds the day he closed down the beach.

jon-stewart-chair-danceYeah. It’s all good.
This morning NJ has a new Governor in their hood.

There are many across the country who are starting this day off with a smile
after realizing the country may be waking up; marking a new mile.

Me? Sure, I’m happy. I’m an energy lover who thrives on what’s in the air.
Right now happyis spilling over and I feel it in my toes and my hair.

Woo, I’m surrounded! There’s a feeling of giddiness in my solar plexus and I’m ready to play!
Entering the change that can propel us from lame is the perfect hump to ride on this day.

Jump atop of it and co-mingle with the person next to ya. Yield them a smile.
I’m Qui
excited to write that visceral hate isn’t the vibe and quite happy to walk a new mile.

Awake

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on November 6, 2017 at 6:43 am

A good nights sleep, the feeling of safety, a good time being had in public, or a barrelling laugh —
Seem to all be indications of the American Dream from the past. Yesterday is fading fast.

The blind vie for political positions
and are voted in, in the name of “party tradition.”

Tradition used to indicate that a cadidate was sharp, groomed and vetted to serve.
Today tradition is gone away and taken with it the strength of our forefathers word.

The people feel less secure, many are leaning towards scared.
Folks are unsure about tomorrow, if their 401K’s will be there.

The 2016 presidential candidate, (now prez) said while on the campaign roam
that he could protect you from harm. Him and hm, alone.

After what happened yesterday at First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas
“More safe” is not the repeated feeling that connects us.

26 people were shot and killed in church.
15-20 others were injured and hurt.

Gun regulation talks are not on the table or amidst
and the white guy who killed 26 isnt called a terrorist.


The president nor the media are able to say.
However, had he been tan — “send him to Guantanemo Bay.”

News Flash: If someone is threatening folk with a gun, a running car or a large stick
and kills people in his wake – he is called a terrorist.

Still the prez spoke yesterday and did not fail to miss
labeling yesterdays white male killer “a terrorist.”

The prez also said (earlier) that he, himself, ‘had a good brain’
but can’t remember how his administration got in this Russia thang.’

Or what Wilbur Ross is doing. He’s too old to be a theft chameleon.
He’s our commerce secretary whose personally hoarding billions.

George Papadopoulos is still sitting in the hot heat
while the white house doubles down on, “Who is he?”

Michael Flynn and son should be on the run from all that glitters,
they are under possible indictment and should stay off of twitter.

Please dont be bored about this. Please do stay awake.
Everything going on today puts your future at stake.

The dude from that reality show whose in the white house is an Apprentice with no skill.
You better vote or bear more yoke – today’s law is tomorrows continued ills.

Wake up and get real. This is not field day and we are not on teams.
We are Americans at heart, in goodwill, good deeds and good seams.

Good morning goodness. I’m obviously on the up-take.
Im Qui
shaking your shoulder a bit. Can you hear me? Are you AWAKE?

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
that my daily gear was stage-worthy and costume bought. jack-o-latern-pumpkin.jpg

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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It’s coming from the top

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on October 23, 2017 at 7:18 am
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Rolling downhill…

From the head to the tail; the top to the bottom
When it came to the brightest minds – Washington, DC got ’em.

That was then
before the 2016 WH win.

Citizens were trolling the streets and facebook alike
sporting bumper stickers and memes to VOTE for a lie.

The citizens who voted for Drumpf [Trump]
stand up and get off of your rump,

Proudly raise your hands so that we can all be reminded
the crap that we’re in — you voted for and co-signed it.

You got behind it: the lies and daily disgust —
and said “emails were certain hell;” its Drumpf or bust!

All credit goes to you ‘hand raiser.’ Remember you were happy to shout it!
The man in the WH is not well at all. What are you going to do about it?

I’m asking you because he has no idea how to run the Government, how to console Gold Star families or cut one tax.
He’s in there picking his nose and stretching his throat, not governing but taking twitter to task.

I digress and pass on painting a bigger picture. T’is not my favorite.
Though my heart is still broken for the widow of Sgt. LaDavid.

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Sgt. LaDavid Johnsons widow Myeshia Johnson

LaDavid Johnson’s wife, Myeshia is pregnant, heart broken and comprehension sour
She just has questions about LaDavid having been missing for 48-hours.

His body returned home, inside of a closed casket.
Myeshia wanted to see him, but got no answer when she asked it.

It’s unfortunate that this soldier’s family is on blast like that
and it doesn’t help that the prez is divisive and that the Johnsons are black.

It’s just not a good look. It looks like disrespect on one side.
It looks like Myeshia is a Gold Star family member – LaDavid lost his life.

It’s what it looks like — and she’s carrying new life. I call that “legacy word.”
It looks like she’s going to have a world-of-a-story to share with her pending boy or girl.

Fall is in the air
it’s in my hair —
I prefer things to be fairer than they are.

I like life so much,
I’ve calibrated my own touch
I’m #MindfullyLiving and leading the charge.

Are you mindful of what you’re doing everyday? Are you mindful of your life?
Is your mind really strong, can you tell right from wrong? How do you feel about lies?

Ask yourself some basic questions then calibrate, meditate and pray.
I really need your good energy and help to overcome what’s happening today.

The N. Koreans are pissed, the Paris Accord was so yesterday and we are not done shifting lack —
The WH head is ready to put us in the red as he hangs job stability in lieu to cut tax.

Again, Drumpf supporters where are you now?
Are you in the middle class? Lock up the family cow.

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Less than $1000 dollars is the average Americans savings amount.

Again, Drumf supporters where are you today?
You removed the bumber stickers from your car? What?! Hey!

I’m not laying in on you – no need to feel ashamed
if you’re ready to get off your hind parts and get back in the game.

The head of the WH is not well and appears quite lame.
He’s making America into something unrecognizable and strange.

Me? I’m just chronicling about it,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. Wake-up! Wake-up! I’m trying to shout it.

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

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…