Holding On To Your Faith In The Midst Of Doubts

Although, we're all hurting inside for everything has changed and nothing will ever ever be the same. There's loss all around us, disappointment, fear and worry. There's certainly no denying that. I know it, I see it, I hear it, and I feel it. We all do. But my faith will not falter, for my faith is stronger, my dreams and hopes hasn't diminished o...
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We have the opportunity to make change possible for all of us. We cannot turn our backs anymore or walk away from what is happening in our world.

Young people are dying on the streets from physical abuse and gun violence. When you choose to pick up a firearm, you become responsible for the consequences, and when you make a series of conscious decisions that end with you taking the life of an innocent person, you should face the consequences. It is time to help each other build neighborhoods ...
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Nonviolence Miranda Warning

You have the right to speak out against violence and choose life. You have the right to choose to be a leader and not a follower. You can choose to speak up and not be a bystander. You have the right to turn your life around if your choices have placed you on the wrong path. You have the right to become an agent of change and live a productive, pos...
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Quiet Time Is Good For The Soul

We are all worthy and deserving of love. I have reached a place where I have come to really enjoy writing. Writing is therapeutic. It allows us to see what is holding us back and what is taking up too much space. It is exactly 4:00 a.m. in the morning, my favorite time of the day. I am in complete solitude. There is something rejuvenating and peace...
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Still I Rise

 Still I RiseBy Maya Angelou You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I'll rise.Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?'Cause I walk like I've got oil wellsPumping in my living room.Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just like h...
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Stop The Violence

 "A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.​James Allen ​All conflict, regardless of the size had to start or erupt somewhere and has a history that continued escalating that resulted in bodily harm. Our focus must be to not only seek out the root cau...
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Let Us Talk About Self-Love

Love is important because without it, life has no meaning or purpose. Love allows us to be more and do more than we could ever accomplish without its power. So often we spend most of our time taking care of our physical needs. We make sure our bodies are fed, cleaned, clothed, exercised, and rested. We also make sure intellectually stimulation and ...
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​I looked in the mirror

​I looked in the mirror. I saw not just a face but a reflection of my past, trials laced with mistakes. I saw one space collecting all of my fears. I saw tears held back, I-love-you's held back too. How many years have I not known my self?As long as it's taken to get back to you, I would retrace every step just so I could be here to say I love you....
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Never forget how valuable you are, how far you've come.

Courage is talking about courage with tears streaming down your cheeks. Courage is not knowing what comes next and stepping forward, hands unclenched, right into it.Still, wonder opens your eyes and you see the first signs of new life after hope lost all her petals and leaves. This is what courage does for you.You wouldn't expect to be the same, no...
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She Just Let It All Go

SHE Just Let It All Go I'll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well. She woke up and she let it all go. She found herself and her life has changed. She let go. Without a second thought or a word from others, she let go.She let go of her insecurities or fear of failure.She let go of seeking a...
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I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right…

 I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right time, as things tend to do. I'll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well.She let go.She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.She let go of the fear.She let go of the judgments.She let go of the confluence of opinions sw...
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The Root Of The Tree (You)

 {A Rise Up 4 Change Tree)The root provides the foundation for the strength, stabilization and life of the person. The trunk and branches are all determined by what roots are growing underneath. It leads to our outcomes.(Root=Identity Trunk = Performance and the Branches = OutcomeThe Leaves and Branches:GrowthStrengthNourishmentPeaceFocusTrans...
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High Stress Situations

We live in a day of elevated stress level. When facing a difficult situation, we seek to end the pain, to get a quick fix for ourselves and for those that we lead.1. Think before you speakIn the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others i...
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What The World Needs Now

 They asked her, "What is the key to saving the world?" She answered, "You. You are the key. Heal yourself, know yourself, make yourself whole and free. Release all limits so that your love can flow unconditionally for yourself and the world, this will open the heaven of your heart completely and it will guide you without fail." — Yung Pueblo,...
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Tollbooths, Unexpected Changes,or Roadblocks

In life, some challenges require us to Rise to the occasion. Many are unavoidable. Of course, safety more important than anything right now. The new normal will become either Tollbooths we progress through or roadblocks. What will you choose? As we move through various stages of our lives, we reach junctions—points of transition—where we must shift...
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This Too Shall Pass

Such as a time as this, we must remember together we're stronger. You are a hero and this is why: you rise another time to help and to heal. You haven't given up in life, despite the challenges and hardships. You bring home into places as you extend your hand to help those in need. You bring hope into conversations for those which have lost all hop...
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Keeping Hope Alive

There will always be conditions in our lives that are not to our liking. Life is full of serendipitous and surprising detours-not all of them easily accepted at the moment....there we were minding our own business and, quite suddenly, we encounter the unexpected the "Coronavirus Pandemic. " These things sometimes happen in our lives, and we have th...
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Thank you

Saying thanks and gestures of thanks are expressions of our love or kind thoughts about an individual. Whenever we give even a small gift, the saying is true that "it's the thought that counts. "I thank you." We can never truly wear out that phrase. It should truly be on the tip of our tongue if we are truly grateful to others who help us each day....
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