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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.

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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?

Monday Morning after the yawning

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Sports, TV Shows on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 am

happy-morning-modelGood morning Monday. I slept like a baby; no chatty dome.
I was up early sipping jo and feeling girly in my serene home.

I’m a homegirl by DNA – I’m sure. Meaning, I enjoy being domicile.
I marinate in my own place and emerge in the public with a refreshing smile.

It’s worth it and ooo child! If everyone caught on to ‘this way,’
there’d be a lot more transit smiles and more hand waves.
There’d be less bird-flipping and more safe driving engaged.
We might even get into mindful thinking and end senseless road rage.

We might.
I do love the evolution of life.

It’s time to do it again.
The last evolution brought Trump and Putin in.

Good morning Monday, mayhem ain’t your friend.
Hating anyone in your heart (overt or covert) is a sin.

There’s another white supremacist rally is planned for Charlottesville.
They’ve put out their own PR. Their use of gall is unreal.

Unity is in a bad place; though there’s still time to heal.
Hate is easily washed away if you let the love in your heart spill…

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Peep this Mike…

Good morning Monday. We’re alive, life is good, hence,
Is there anyone among us who understands VP Pence?

He spent tax dollars flying from Cali to Indiana yesterday for the game
and decided to leave after some players took a knee – to emphasize “lame.”

Not “lame” as it pertains to how he feels about the players protesting for equal police protection and rights
but lame as in he and the prez used this stead to spread a little divisive light.

Pence then again, on the taxers payers dollar and dime
flew back to the West Coast to Vegas grind.

I’m sure he wasn’t hitting the casino’s but he is on a gamble.
He’s playing a game with the American dollar. Something we can’t handle.

Obviously. Right?
Ask Tom Price about those flights…

Alright. That’s enough.
Life for those in power is pretty rough.

Though Bob Corker has shown big guts!
He’s been calling the prez’s tiny twitter bluffs.

I’m praying that we’ll all be okay; for the future, I want to see her.
I’m Qui
and when I say “I,” I mean “WE” – so what’s with poking at N. Korea?

These are the headlines that we all should refuse.
This is the kerplunk of a real News Peruse:

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notice the ripples – they affect you too.

Pray, Eat, Play – Sunday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on October 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

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After six days of hump we rest on the seventh.
We pay homage to God; we focus on heaven.

Some do it at the church house some do it via streaming feed.
There are so many venues sewing the divine seed

On Sunday.
If you’re an NFL fan – it’s a bonus fun day.

I’ve got that die-hard blue and silver bleed.
The Dallas Cowboys are my NFL lead.

Rest is tops on my agenda so I won’t get too riled up.
I’ve got a nourishing dinner to cook; a kitchen to smell-up.

I’ll sip proseco as I go to and fro the stove.
I’m cooking pan seared trout, green beans and carrots – no rolls.

I don’t want my dinner guest to leave “on swoll,” — so we’re eating clean.
It’s okay to fish fry and do collard green – but we’re going lean.

Are you in?
My pan seared trout will make you grin.
Make you call grandmama and ask her if we’re kin. 😂

Let’s just kick back and chill in our team jerseys and sip our cups of juice.
Let us celebrate life today and with self, make a new truce

To take advantage of rest at every meet of day seven
To also pray and meditate as to not to miss heaven.

Even if “heaven is a a place on earth, “
Use day 7 to retreat from “the girth.”

Don’t look lost. You know your girth.
I’m Qui
Enjoying the Sabbath with thee making new memories – for all that it’s worth.

Thursday Word Say

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on October 5, 2017 at 8:37 am

Alas! Today is THURSDAY
and my word, I will say

I have enjoyed every single conversation leading up to this.
My days are fulfilled, I’m nourished so well that it feels like bliss!

Oh but it is real.
I’ve been inhaling that good stuff that you can feel:

KNOWLEDGE.
Much beyond my enrolling in college. 🤗

The good-head that I’ve been inhaling as of late
Has come from intellectual transits that ended up in my space.

Yay! Yesterday I had every intention of writing to you
when an “in home expert” dropped by with a “You-Who.”

He was from AT&T and was all of just 28 years old,
he came with the 411, the game – laid out and I was sold.

It’s a long story gone write, he was here all day with me.
He’s an MVP – he sweetened the delivery of my DirecTV.

Selfish me.
Wednesday was a Oui!

And so today is Thursday and I am happy indeed.
I’ll be out encouraging folk; love is my sewing seed.

My morning meditation is done, God is good and I’m ready to go.
I’m Qui
About doing me and ever so happy to be a reflection of your best glow.

Let good energy be your trigger to GO.

 

Ketchup – No Tea

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on October 2, 2017 at 4:38 am
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Every now and again, you gotta’ play catch-up

My goodness – good morning and how do you do?
I’m up before the sun, well just an hour or two.

My weekend was long, my weekend was strong.
I spent it with my best friend – it was just us, alone.

And I liked it.
We had a few cocktails – that spiked it.

It was a good time had.
Together we kick backed and laughed.

No cable news was on, but we felt the plea of humanity —  without words.
Some parts of Texas, Florida, Puerta Rico and The Virgin Islands look third world.

I know that help is already in progress and in play,
Though I am concerned with the total time that some have had to wait.

About America – what does it say? I’ll tell you what: 
The administration needs its department heads to staff up.

Shrinking government – in hopes to enlarge the rich crony cut?
Uh-huh. If only the twittering prez would get out of his head; rest and wise up.

Some folks want less lip and a little more compassion and love.
The hurricane survivors are some of those folks that I’m speaking of.

I believe rebuilding will happen,
In due time and in good fashion.

It’s what we do. Right?
So say a prayer and send a donation for your fellow Americans plight:

Good morning sweetheart. I’m certainly glad we’ve made it thus far.
I thank God for our better future, both near and afar.

I thank you for dropping by – you’re the MVP; the VIP star!
I’m Qui
A bit love-tipsy at 4 in the morning – and it ain’t from the bar.

ketchup.jpgI really missed you, much.
It’s always good to catch-up.

 

BIG SHOES, little feet

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 27, 2017 at 6:33 am
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or BIG FEET, little shoes – either way they don’t fit and it’s not a good look!

This piece is for my girl, Wendy Williams
who’s always good for some 411 spill-yum!

It seems her husband has polished UP  his “side chick” reelin’
and purchased her an 800Grand home – that Wendy ain’t feelin.’

More tea, for the spillin:’

This is all about KARMA. Karma ain’t no chump.
She has come for Wendy Williams. She will come for Trump.

Karma is real, I didn’t make her up.
Live by the sword – heal your own cuts.

I talk about karma all of the time
and Wendy keeps gossip lit & on shine.

So when gossip is addressed to Wendy and Kevin – alone
somehow it ends up at his side chicks home.

Must be the mailbox label (see video)… Karma ain’t no chump,
I’m Qui
Good morning Wendy Williams, today you bear the GOSSIPED Hump.

Dear Wendy: Regardless of the charted facts,
karma and all – I’ve still got your back.


We all have issues that are hiding in our secret pockets –
the point is NO ONE enjoys being the butt of GOSSIP.

XOXO

The C-word

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel, Video, weightloss on September 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

letter-cGood morning sweetheart, my griot remains blunt
thus I want to talk to you about an abbreviation bunt.

When taking a hit in the stress department and harboring painful feelings
— it can yield a hardness to your organs that will need ONCOLOGY healing.

goofy-laughThe C-Word is short for cancer. That’s the intended abbreviated bunt.
With the kids reading I wouldn’t be Rated-R seeding and use The C-Word: CRUNCH,

I mean really. Don’t be silly. Aunt Qui is not that risky of a chancer.
Though it’s true we’re holding unnecessary stresses that turn into cancer.

The key to properly placing stress does not rest in your wrists;
when expressing ‘Why you’re down,’ you respond, ‘He or she – did this.’

That’s a sort of a bunt, but more of a miss –because it’s simply not true.
Though not knowing how to cope with stress means old feelings are harbored by You.

You grit your teeth and seethe. You do it day after day.
You live with the pain and hurtful stains of a strained yesterday.

It’s in your gut. It’s real on your plate.
Misplaced emotions can turn into hate.

Hate that you never voiced, but accepted as ‘all good.’
After all, the hate that you feel comes from your familial hood.

Well, harboring pain is never “all good.”
Stress = Cancer. Get it understood.

Avoid The C-Word! Act like ya’ heard. You must, at all costs!
When it comes to your emotions — you, alone are the boss!

My dad died from cancer at 69-years old just 4-months ago
and my 64-year old aunt via The C-Word, went right after him, yo.

The C-Word illness is real.
They befriended stress and then it killed.

Me? I was curious as to, how this is so?
Then I was told I had a blockage. My response, “NO!!!”

One day at Tao yoga, Master Chun did tell me
that a pain in my right side could lead to “The C.”

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Stress harboring  can yield to cancer in various organs

Who? What? ME!?
That is right,” said she.

I’m a happy-go-lucky spirit. How could it be?
It was yesterdays stresses — misplaced by me.

I did not know.
The harboring was internal and did not show.

I love my friends and family. I am sure I do it best!
So what’s with this misplaced, harboring of stress?

Well, it was stressful situations from long ago that I thought I’d forgotten about.
Sad emotions hunkered down into my organs and took up storage — to build a cancer route.

But it did not happen.
Tao Master Chun began tappin’

on the sore spot that she had pointed out on my right.
Then she educated me about stresses, cancer and life.

Today, several weeks later – I’m actually feeling alright.
My body is limber and loose and no “hardening of nothing” is in sight.

It took more than education and body tapping, but not much more.
I meditated and converted Stress to Strength via a Sedona Retreat score!

It helped me out a whole bunch!
The C-Word is real, but posed no life crunch!

Today I am not akin to holding stresses, my organs are softening – I’m making it through.
But because life is full of stress I thought it best to share my findings with you.

Because if your abdomen is hard, and you don’t have a six pack
and you’re a tad stressed out, perhaps even feeling fat
but not eating a lot – just stressed out to the max.
I’m gonna ask you to meditate and get ready to bat!

Bunt that away from you. Stress is not yours to keep.
I’m Qui
Good morning baby, I’m a word lover – like no other, touching on The C.

Skosh

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on September 18, 2017 at 4:30 am

about this much…

Less than a dollar worth of change, the last of the milk, a half of piece of toast…
If it’s less than whole, less than 100% — chalk it up as skosh.

Me? I’m skosh-ghost. A little bit of nothing rarely lives here.
I’m a Costco chick, bulk is a hit; yet I’m skosh on the beer.

It makes my stomach bloated, a skosh – it’s not pretty, but it’s true.
I want to spend quality time and more than a skosh with you.

Anywho it’s a beautiful Monday Morning
and I’m several moments post my yawning.

I’m thinking again… yeah I’m brawn’ing.
My morns are filled with academic honing.

To the point –  I’ve been meaning to tell you I’ve gone back to school.
I felt a new Bachelors Degree in arsenal would be pretty cool.

I’m a content writer; a PSA filmmaker.
A degree in Cinematography would add to my money maker. 🤗

Just a skosh.
Tho skill wise I plan to milk it the most.

A new degree and little ol’ me….
Surely you can recall — school does it for me!
Yes sir and Oui!!! Education is always key!

Sure — I already work in the field but it’s always good to know
The roles of as many as possible – as least a skosh.

Good Morning Monday! I don’t know much more than I’m loving you, right now.
I’m Qui
On a high. I’ve got the future in my eye… well a skosh of it, anyhow.