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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.

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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!

What a Beach

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am


Good morning baby, how did you sleep?
I woke up this morning in San Diego on the beach.

I’ve been here a couple of days and much has transpired.
The hillside views are beautiful and subject to combustible fires.

The temperature hasn’t reached 100 – not even at the height of day.
Today’s high is only 76. My God, I love this place.

It this beloved month of July
Phoenix, Arizona is on the fry.

A relaxing time in abundance has duly been on my plate
I love this place because Phoenix is forecasted to hit 108.

Hey-ey! The day is young and poised for fun
No “nothing burgers” being fed by the juniors of Trump.

Collusion, adoption, opposition research – what in the honest world gives?
I won’t lie the transparency is so fried; it trumps the unreal.

I won’t get into the details, click the link if you want to catch up,
It’s the news I woke to. God bless the White House – this is rough.

jimmy-fallon-dancing.gifI’m not into clowning folk or overly shaming a situation.
Careful to not dance on this scene – this administration is our world relation.

I’m not dancing at all. I’m prayerful and concerned.
Dancing with Russia will bust ya and yield ya’ to a burn.

I prefer this scene of our country’s script passes quickly, let’s turn the page.
The position of the USA is still tops today though we could opt to burn a little sage.

The world is looking at us crazy.
This “nothing burger” fire is still blazing…

The San Diego beach is still staring me in the face,
So I’m up at 5am to enjoy this beautiful place.

I’m up thinking about you. I wish you were where with.
So with this beach in view,
I crack the pen to give you a swig.

Sip it, savor and make this day positively reach.
No matter where you are in the world today, act like you’re on the beach.

Take no dark clouds via information, only receive sunny
And if today is payday – take care to put away a little money.

There’ll always be a day when “a nest egg” will have a need.
I’m Qui
Out here in San Diego on hiatus thinking of thee… on the beach.

After we kick it….

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel on July 10, 2017 at 5:35 am

my-gf-and-iGood morning family, I am duly refreshed.
I spent the weekend with my girlfriend – our weekends are the BEST!

We payed homage to the champagne of life – we did gracefully sip.
Our relationship is young and we shoot from the hip.

My girlfriend and I are high school alumni’s
Life has been kind to us, our happy limit is the sky.

And that’s pretty high y’all. 🙂

We’re a couple of shorties, displaying 40 and proving life to be a constant rave.
We usually stroll the miles bearing big smiles, influencing youngins to wanna be our age.

It’s beautiful y’all.
We high spirit ball.

Last weekends spirited adventure took us to Scottsdale
Where the scene was resort clean and the weather escaped hell.

Scottsdale is only a few minutes outside of the metroplex of Phoenix
But it must be Mother Natures favorite local spot –  I mean it.

It was a beautiful setting, all the weekend long
Even though 100 degrees hit and surely hit strong,

But it didn’t burn our sunny song.

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Bearing BIG SMILES…

My girlfriend and I pleasantly get along.
I’m artsy rich and she’s financially strong.
We’re a couple of outspokens from Fort Worth — we get along.

And you know what kinfolk? I will tell you this:
It’s this kind of comradery that I, for too long, have missed.

It’s a young sisterhood in its early form.
We both inhale life easy, we both exhale charm.

And I’m happy.
We both wear night bonnets to stave off nappy.

#Sisterhood.

Usually, after a weekend of kicking it I have much thinking to do…
Our gelling chemistry is a fabu mystery — I couldn’t wait to rewind for you.

Thus here I am to tell you that girl time in Scottsdale was pretty good.
I also wanted to remind you that “ME TIME,” should always be understood.

It’s good to be grown but not so good to get old,
Exercise a good way to keep the spirit of youth from waxing cold.

If there’s a positive story to be told – let this be the one that you tell,
I’m Qui
A much happier she – after kicking it with my friend for a spell.

Spending fun times with family and friends is good for the soul,
A good time had, anytime, is a life moment worthy to behold.

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In the meantime

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on March 3, 2017 at 3:31 am
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PLAY.

I’m sipping chai tea, being me and getting a lot of rest.
I’m doing a lot of shopping and network hopping; kicking-it with the best.

Aw yes! I’m having a blast
Feet kicked up, I’m resting on my…

ASK me not one thing that you don’t want the honest answer to.
I pull no punches. I do what I do.
I see WHAT’S UP in the world then Griot kick-it to you.

That’s all.
However big or small

my designated part –
I execute it to the hilt; I spill it with heart.

So when I am at rest, I rest with my all.
Did someone say PLAY? I’ve no reason to stall.

Work was yesterday and today the sun is on shine.
I think I’ll rest up to PLAY in this breezy meantime.

How has your week been? Were you good to YOU?
It’s Friday baby, be a little lazy, kick back and sip a few.

I reckon the meantime is the weekend and herein I’m going to have a blast.
I’m with my girls and we’re traveling the world; about to show our…

ASK me not one question that you do not want an honest answer to.
I’m Qui
A Leisure-ful SHE,  encouraging you to break from routine and DO YOU!

Work is next week, so
In the meantime…

Post that round trip flight…

In Communication, Self Improvement, Travel on January 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

life-is-a-box-crayonsIt’s good to be back! I’ve had fun – I have.
I flew out to Dallas and had a Fam blast!

I did fly coach but it felt like first class.
Solo: I handled my business and I busted my ass.

Once I got to the DFW my car rental and hotel were ready.
I with my laptop, a mop and creative energy was steady.

So much happened that all of my tools and skills were on deck.
I was pretty deep off in the woods though strong was my connect.

CLo came through – Mr. Logistics doesn’t play.
CLo is Carlos Ramierez of Choice Valet.

Stephanie came through and then the two of us #CameUp.
She’s my HS alumni living in the Dalworthington cut.

Joe G turned out and brought CJ with him.
CJ is that unbiased beacon when things get dim.

Joe G is my rock, my baby brother, my go-to guy.
The love in the DF-Dub always gets me high.

I’m elevated, I’m happy and it’s good to be home.
I learned so much in Dallas – increased the size of my dome.

From Arizona to Cali, to Dallas and New York:
I have a thing going on between my arrive and depart.

I was in town because Healthcare Workers could not deny
That my dads health is in the last stages (prostate cancer) & he may die.

I was encouraged and didn’t cry but took a flight out
I showed up in person to see what the “hoopla” was about.

Dads homestead was a wreck – there’s no room for any border.
My dear old dad’s square footaged pad was decorated by a hoarder.

Me? Besides a little OCD, I think cleaning is quite therapeutic.
So when I saw the periodical fuss and tinsels of dust – to clean up? I couldn’t refuse it.

It was a HGTV scene to be seen – how I transformed that place.
I hired a young male team, strong and lean – then we put a smile on Dads face.

I restored that place.

Suddenly dad sat up, smiled, and started thanking me a bit.
Then he reverted to his usual self and started talking cash -ish. 😀

It was good to have his spirit back. Helping him did a lot for me,
I’m Qui
That blush invoking she, that flight to Dallas did a world of good for me.
Ooo Wee.

Post that round trip flight…
Fam: I’m feeling alright.
🤗

Take Flight – Elevate

In Communication, Travel on January 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

this-end-upMonday came fast, did its thang’ and went real quick!
It rained all day in Harlem, the streets were slick.

I still went out because rain, sleet or shine
NEW YORK is exciting all of the time.

As sure as Tuesday is birthed more rain has come with it,
But I’ve got a plane to catch – so I won’t be able to kick it.

Though regardless of my location whether ground or in air
I love staying connected & kicking it with you anywhere.

Good morning baby. How did you sleep last night?
I slept quite hard before catching this flight.

The time spent in flight today will be 6.5-hours
Never mind a soon to relax, cocktail or a shower.

It ain’t happening.
Until 9pm I’ll be metal wing flapping.

“Good social action” can happen if your flight is less than two hours long.
Any time over that – too much talking is bound to go wrong.

I enjoy a socialize strong but I’m not much of an airplane talker.
I don’t drink much water either – because I don’t want to be a walker. 😀

So here it is Tuesday, Monday had passed and Wednesday is in route,
I’m Qui
Feeling quite fly with thee. For that’s what this day is all about.

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#Elevate

I can’t say enough about…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on April 25, 2016 at 7:42 am

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The last few days — for they have truly impacted me,
but then these are “the usual vibes” I take away from the NYC.

I was merely dropping in to hiatus and perhaps write a little,
but hooking up with Fab5Freddy made all of the difference in the middle.

4/19/16 @ 10:30am I receive a text from the legend extending a lunch date. I accept! I call an Uber and get to Brooklyn pronto! Upon arriving at the address, I see Fab outside on a landing looking towards what obviously is a film production in process. “Yippee!! I’m going to be up, close and personal. I was bursting at the seams with curiosity as to what type of film was being shot but I restrain my curiousity and instead open up to absorbing as much of this experience as I could. I met an interesting dude while on set, a director, Vikram Ghandi. He mentioned a documentary film that he shot in Phoenix, KUMARE and how he enjoyed the experience. I researched the piece and while I haven’t seen it yet, the concept of the film and the way Vikram went about approaching the films production is a tale in itself. I can’t wait to see the piece. I met dozens of other characters while I waited in earshot distance of the filming and I’ll write about them on a later date. It was a good time that I can’t say enough about…

Fab and I did not spend as much time together  on this trip as I would have liked, for instance, we didn’t share one meal. Not even lunch. He was working. However, what we did share was far more substantial. We talked for what must have been hours…well, he talked and I listened – intensely. I learned a lot about a lot of things though especially about him. At one point I, actually thanked him for ‘clarifying and filling-in-the-gaps about his life on things that I honestly did not know.’ I then said, “the only reason I’d never asked of you this information prior is because I was sure you’d told this story a million times and I didn’t want to…” before I could finish he said, “No I haven’t! I don’t go around telling people my personal life information. You’re special.”  ——

I promise to God, I thought I was going to fall out.
The words were subtly said, but came with BIG ENERGY – no doubt.

It took me seconds to collect myself and work it out.
I’m thinking, ‘Words you’d want one to say – has been said aloud.’

Internally, I piped down, and then turned my face back to the legend, (Yes! Imagine that. I actually snapped my neck to the right away from Fab when he said that and was facing the wall while I collected myself. Length of time wall watching: 7 seconds +/-). I politely re-entered into conversation with a question and he continued to paint historical reminisces and references that I otherwise would not have ever known. How blessed am I? How lucky can you be? I’m all of the above and recognizing such is key and this was the foundation of everything that he told me. He was not coy in letting me know that he is blessed and he knows it.

He took me to his art studio in Harlem and I saw his mind burst with color and boundless energy…

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He talked about appropriating art and how he pays homage to
and how the CAMPBELL SOUP TRAIN CARS were “exactly that” too!
Art appropriations.

I can’t say enough about his art. I really can’t. I can’t afford it either but who wants to dwell on that? 😀 I don’t. But I did linger in his presence and gained new perspective as to how he does it, his motivation and… honestly most answers came back having to do with ‘something from his life.’ The kid from Brooklyn. He was close to his mother, or as he put it, “My mother and I were close.  Unusually close.” Fab lost his mother a couple of years ago, but when I was in his presence, I felt her. I smirked. I wasn’t going to bring it up, but then he did. He feels and recognizes her energy. Again, I was taken. It’s not everyday someone converses with me about being cool with energy that they cannot see. I am very cool with it and I talk about it often, so certainly I was “heart warmed” and dimensionally informed about the legend when he spoke of his mothers energy around him. That’s #Good411.

fab5-subway-carsWe talked more about that famous Campbell Soup art on the subway trains that he painted too. Very cool backstories emerged. Very movie’esque stuff – still. Even though his film WILD STYLE incorporated and cross referenced a lot of what was going on with him at the time – being involved in the early days of HIP HOP, however it’s his early days of art development and his parental & familial influences (in the round) that is quiet appetizing. His life is a cool movie that we haven’t seen yet. I saw some of it when he told it to me the other day. Obviously it left a reel impression on me, therefore I can’t say enough about…

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4/23/16 @ 6am — When something turns out better than you originally expected – ever say ye something similar aloud:
“This is so good. So very good. I can’t say enough about…” ?

I do on occasion. I love being caught off guard
and for what I experienced in New York – I must thank the good Lord.

I have to, because however were things orchestrated to be so cool — yo?
Not only was I on set with and visited studio with but I also accompanied Fab to vote.

Yo! Yo! Yo!
April 19th was their day to Vote.

I was thrilled to tag along. It was a well painted community picture
to top the earlier part of the day – spectating on set and meeting Vickram.

Meeting Jimmy and Chris was a whole ‘other act on its on.
That’s why I’ll write of them in the latter; comedy was strong.

Brooklyn. Brooklyn.
She can’t go wrong.

I really can’t say enough about her, I was sent there via Malcom X Blvd,
I’m Qui
and I had a good time in the NYC. Thanks Fab, supporting cast and the good Lord.

Now it’s time to get to work. I’ve got film scripts to tighten up and kick out…