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Sometimes

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel, Video on October 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

Stop to admire.

Sometimes I have to stop. Do you ever do that? If for no other reason than to just look back…

 

to see how far you have come. Sometimes, I need to stop and stand in the sun. The rays shine through my torso and into my lungs. 

 

I, in hiking shoes, climb towards the fun; a mountainous sum.

 

Heights that resemble life… I keep going. Reflections and thoughts of new love… I keep sowing.

 

Self-Preservation… sometimes I have to do it. A remote find, relax & unwind; it’s the best way to work through it.

 

Looking to change things up? Get to it! — Fast forward, rewind; find opportunity, and pursue it.

 

The hillside? I ran all through it. I ran into a Javelina – who was “self-preservation” fluid.

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He was feeding on a bush on my resort patio. I was just about to go out and stargaze, but thought, “Nope.”

Because I’m not used to collared peccary on my patio. So, I stayed inside and played a game of roll-o.

Yes. I brought a mate along with me, yo. We forwent stargazing to make the percale glow.

And it did. Percale glowing is something parents forbid… good thing I’m not a kid.

I love life. I love you. I love nature. I love sharing the view.

 

This resort finds me preparing to retreat. Life is a party, but I don’t live on the beach. 

 

I am the beach. It’s not a Freudian slip. Without preservation, one could become the bitch.

 

Sometimes we all have to stop. When faced with a mountain — go on and climb atop.

I will see you there. In love and self-preservation – all is fair.

 

Forget about composing war. Stargaze and/or make your own stars.

 

A successful life is often lived in the fast lane. I challenge your comprehension of that frame.

Slow down. Look around. Meditate & pray; keep your mind sound.

You deserve more. Please don’t run yourself raggedyto relax is a verb.

I’m Qui 

Sometimes it’s not all about me. But when it is, self-preservation is word.

Leave the fast running to a story that you heard: 

Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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Fridays Freight

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on March 29, 2019 at 6:58 am

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Don’t let it split ya.’

Good morning dear Friday; not quite a blunt but a spliff.
Let’s make this day strong like the (RAS) Representative Adam Schiff.

The House Intelligence Committee is composed of wisdom – long.
House Repubs get no love and their attack on RAS was wrong.

I’m so glad Adam stood strong and looked his colleagues in the eye
as he read them their shortcomings and then turned off their mic.

Purposeful discord is not ever right; what’s with the intent to confuse?
Repubs can scheme up a dream but Dems have learned to diffuse.

Now that’s some hopeful news that we can use before we go
into the College Admission Scam and the Yale Soccer coach

Dude. What for? Did you really think you were a like-feather
when folks offered you $450K to forage Tom, Dick, and Heather

brown cowto get into a top college institution?
You are not a like-feather; coach they used ya.

I think you know that now.
So, ‘how now brown cow,’

what is next?
Bribery still offers yolks to the neck.

Spring is in the air as are travel plans. So, where are you going?
Godspeed on the fun, always pray on the run — and please don’t take a Boeing.

I’m just not trusting them.
To save a buck – they safety hemmed.

Planning a trip and don’t know what type of plane will deliver?
Ask the reservation clerk before you buy. Don’t lip quiver.

Your life in flight is always a concern on the line.
Rent a car and drive it; control the narrative vine.

I like to save time when traveling just as much as the next.
I prioritize my safety – every so often I drive to connect.

Not the most fun way if you are alone, but it may be the safer route.
Gasoline prices is another thing that we can talk about…

on another day.
Today we are in search of the safest travel way.

God bless your choices. I’m praying for you all the same,
I’m Qui
Delivering Fridays Freight via the noble griot lane.

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A is for Arizona’s Awesome Atmosphere

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on November 19, 2018 at 3:45 am
In good company

Ever since the midterm vote and Kirsten Sinema‘s blue —
Arizona has been yielding a much friendlier hue.

I’m telling you and child it feels good.
What’s the vibe saying in your neighborhood?

I spend a lot of my dwelling time in the great state of Texas 
and it used to be the color red between states that connected us.
But now that is not true,
Arizona has turned blue 
And I’m loving “how the midterms has affected us.”

It really, really feels good, y’all.
Cheddars is the place to dine and stall.

Or so it was Saturday afternoon; 
the diversity of patrons did swell and boom.

I eat at Cheddars in Texas and Arizona all of the time.
Originally established in Texas their hospitality shines.

Usually, when I dine in Arizona, my presence sticks out a lot,
The crowd is generally white but the menu hits the spot.

Arizona has a diverse bag of residents, though we haven’t really been mixing.
Folks weren’t sure if it was okay to be chatting, shooting the bull and chitting

about politics, familial affairs, or world news.
So, we held our peace and piece until A-Z turned blue.

Yoo-hoo! Neighbor-oo, how do you do?
I’ve been looking out of the window wanting to talk to you.

Can I offer you a cup of juice or how about coffee?
That’s the new dialogue that seems to be about me  

when my melodious doorbell chimes and sings.
Prior to the midterm vote, I’d never heard the thing.

DING! DING!

The southwest atmosphere is absolutely better.
California is on fire,
I pray the Earth to become wetter.

I’m praying for rain.
If I was a Native and knew of a dance
I’d do the darn thang.’
California needs rain.

The atmosphere over there is rather smoky.
Please pray to God for rain, or soon we’ll all be choky.

Don’t be in a pot slowly boiling; don’t be a curious and an uninformed toddler.
Don’t be the casualty to a hot stove that’s only getting hotter.

You get my point? Now pass the joint because Cali’s weed fields are surely burning, 😀
I’m Qui
Happy to be
in Texas and A-Z where blue and purple reflects our yearning.

Turn to God and put-in on a feel-good vibe –  like Arizona’s atmosphere.
Let’s be kinder to each other more because God holds that stuff dear – 
and then He won’t have a choice but to hear:
Cali needs rain.

Downloading

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on February 26, 2018 at 4:46 am

download_cloud.pngThe last time I did something wild? I really don’t remember.
Mark my word on this day, I am moving to Denver.”

That’s what my daughter said to me last week. She’s all packed now and ready to go!
Me? I’ll be a kid in town all by myself. I’m excited about her to and fro!

I’m excited about my future travels, too. The Arizona’s dust can be a bit hazy.
I hear there are so many elevations in Colorado that the fun can border crazy.

She’s life blossoming, yet level-headed and poised to handle drama.
She’s a literary girl with very little cares. She got that from her moma.

Me? When was the last time that I did something wild?
It could go as far back as me having my last child.

I’m surely an out of the box kind of girl; limits are not really my thing,
still 6-years exist between my kids. I appreciated the time to breathe.

Therefore, I reckon I’ll be okay
with both my kids living in different states.

In fact, on the real, I think it’s carefree’ingly cool!
I’m still that rapper-girl from Trimble Tech High School.

Today — on the reel, I am a woman about my studies.
I’ve been hanging real tough with my collegiate buddies.

I’ve been putting in 15-30 hours a week on course research.
My head in a book near a window to outwardly look;
’tis my perferred creative perch.
My brain is massaged – my mind, alert.

I am really more of a nerd than even I ever knew.
The work is rigorous. I study and comprehend-slew.

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Page sharing…

Everyday life is beautiful and new.
Good morning, good morning, good morning to YOU!

Come on in for the morning )))HUG(((.
I appreciate your reflection of love.

I just thought I’d rewind my weekend a day or two,
and share the beloved contents therein, with you.

No need to make our morning introductions a mono-score,
for I’d love to hear about the events of which YOU did adore.

Lay it on me – I’m listening. Bright eyed and bushy tailed,
I’m Qui
Downloading with thee. For without WE, there is no tale.

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.

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.

Dahn Jon

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, Video on August 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

STS-dahn jon.jpgI decided to break from the grind of corporate contract winners
and dedicate some “me time” via the Tao Healing Center.

We met up in Sedona
Where big energy rests on ya.’

We did introspection reflections; we looked within ourselves.
The healing practice mainly costs you time for yourself.

Leave at home your mundane concerns and wealth – it’s not needed here.
Sedona has a reputation of internal peace and ‘wiping the mind clear.’

It totally and completely did it for me.
I resided in Sedona for days of 3.

Three is a small number  – though my internal organs received it as rigorous fun.
I practiced in converting STRESS TO STRENGTH with Tao Master Chun.

We acknowledged our Chakras and and focused on feelings to reconnect…
Then we hiked the Healing Gardens and visited an awesome vortex.

I stood still in the thick of it, grateful to God;  standing on sacred ground.
I calibrated my vision to see the energy particles,  mid air; all around.

There – is where good energy abounds. I was amazed.
Then we passed the sight of Levenson’s resting place.

Ilchi is the man that revived the dream
that Levenson left – when he conceded life’s scene.

Therein is the tale that provided the retreat
That I dedicated to myself over days of 3.

Converting Stress to Strength –
Is how my time was spent.

My Dahn Jon does it me.
We tapped and patted our energy free.

Penned up emotions have no magic potion of which I can tell.
But a trip to a Mago retreat could facilitate you into being well.

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Teen energy is HUGE!!! Go Sadie!

We meditated a lot. When was the last time that you did?
In our class of mature energy there was a lone majestic kid.

She was just 13. She opened her heart and took in the scene.
She arrived as a child and returned home – a wiser teen.

It was a beautiful thing.
I cried, I laughed, I even attempted to sing.
The experience invoked me. I was charmed by the scene.

I arrived a mess out of sorts, so I communed in nature with an open heart.

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You retain stress in your organs. Be encouraged to RELEASE that. You don’t deserve it.

I was energetically all over the place; I carried quite a lot to deal…
Chun and those attending with me coalesced their energy & we healed.

Today I feel refreshed, renewed and glad to be a member
of such a loving family at the Tao Healing Center.

We all need it – to reconnect and focus on self.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to a Mago Retreat. Invest in you and return to well.

PS — Here’s a little note to those who joined me in retreat this weekend and won,
If you find that your body is still sore from our retreated score – no problem, it’s just your Qijong.

Elevated

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

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Yes, Bart. #ComeUP! 

Good morning baby. How’d you sleep? I’m up early — I know.

I wanted to be of the first in A-Z to see the sunrise show.

I wanted to be of the first to greet you as you awake, yawn and rise.
Nothing but good’s been pending for you – before you ever opened your eyes.

Go and get it! Don’t be surprised. You’re a beast when you’re at your best.
The way you make the fam look good, you’re not Scottish but deserve a sur name crest.

Yes, honey! Yes! Today is ours for sure.
Never mind what’s going on in front of or behind –
today was made for a score.

So let’s take it.
Let’s enjoy it to the fullest and not fake it.

Me? I’m up here on this mountain top.
Taking care of self? You know I don’t stop.

I’m up here taking-in nature and good company, alike.
I’m up here with intentions to better my life.

Inhale good vibes. Exhale all strife.

It’s the perfect awakening for girl like me on, a Friday.
I’m Qui
Up here in Sedona, A-Z. So for me, it’s an absolute high day.

Nomaste.
Be peacefully elevated along lifes way.

 

A Sippin’ Summer

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 4, 2017 at 4:30 am

sippin-cup-stirerIt’s hot outside here in Phoenix – triple digits can be a bummer.
I’ve not ever been much of a drinker, but this is A Sippin’ Summer.

And I wonder what’s good at the bar?
I’m a writer, my sport is to “observe” spar.

I can truly sit and sip for hours and if it’s water – I’ve no limits.
Surely you’ve seen writers doing this sort of sport in the special Olympics?

No? Oh. Writers are still to be considered “special folk.”
The day they allow us into the Olympics will be “all that she wrote.”

And so I’ve taken to working-out with intent, again.
My birthday is around the corner and I want to spend

a good deal of time feeling good and having fun.
I think I’ll take to the skies and travel for a new destination sum.

The den of August is a Leo’s YUM!
Meow and Rawr! I love this month!

It’s perfect for Six Flags, it’s perfect for night walks,
it’s perfect for girl time and lots of mimosa talks.

Today is Friday and I feel it in my hair
Creativity consumes my mind, you can see it in my stare.

Get into my glare. Be the muse that fashions the scripted runner.
I’ll be sitting at the bar being true to this Sippin’ Summer.

Don’t you worry about what’s in my glass, I’m grown and uninhibited this month.
It’s water anyway, I need a clear mind to create – So rounds? I buy a bunch.

sippin-summer-Kristen-Wiig-wineIt is that kind of season.
Building writes of excite
is my chief reason.

I’ll be sitting table-side to the bar as I sip.
I won’t be doing it alone, I’ll be sipping with script.

Yes kinfolk, I am pregnant indeed.
The intro pages thus far, are a real steamy read.

I’m still in the build – I’m still in ACT 1.
A well laid foundation won’t easily be undone

and it’s so much fun. I see a little bit of you all in it.
I’ve been sippin’ your flavor, it’s a great way to spin script.

I like the way it tastes, you’ve got bite, you’re a bit of a gunner!
I confess your kool-aid is a hit and provides an awesome Sippin’ Summer.

This must be a fear to those closest to me; their darkened dim
that I would script a story or character that is fashioned after them.

All I can say to that is,

Get over yourself and please do it quick!
You know that you’re
all that – Of course you’re influencing my scripts!

So tell me more …

Please read that as a ‘flattering quip.’ Life ain’t much without diversity.
I blog, you read, WordPress serves the feed – our relationship is a working key

on so many levels. Remember “all the worlds a stage,”
I’m Qui
Enjoying A Sippin’ Summer with thee on this literal Friday.
Go out, have fun and if you see me, say “Hey!