Archive for May, 2012


Wise words in this text:

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby 1873

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you could do today” – Thomas Jefferson (1700s)

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139 years ago, in 1873, Edward Stanley, the earl of Derby wrote

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

Wow. Can these words be anymore clearer?

What will it take for us all to heed of those words?

It’s been over a hundred and thirty years since these words were expressed yet many of us continue to wait until it hurts; many us continue to wait until we’ve been diagnosed with a disease; in order for us to start exercising consistently.

Many of us are waiting until someone embarrasses us or waiting until we embarrass ourselves. (please understand this is not to offend)

Waiting until we try 10 different outfits  in the fitting room only to find nothing.

Waiting until your doctor diagnoses you with diabetes or high blood pressure and prescribes prescription pills.

Waiting until your knees and back aches because of the added weight.

Waiting until you feel extremely lonely and can’t find love because of low self esteem…
The truth is inevitable.

If we do not find time for exericise it is inevitable that we will have to make time for bodily illness.

You have a choice to make right now.

Would you rather suffer from the time it takes to exercise consistently for at least 30 minutes 3 to 5x a week or put it off for 20 years later when you finally suffer from a preventable illness?

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“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you could do today” – Thomas Jefferson (1700s)

Choose Fitness First!

The time is NOW to take heed of Edward Stanley’s words and exercise.

If you are sitting here with 15-30 mins to spare after this

Plug in your Fitness DVD and do a light workout NOW.

Search for a 15-30 workout through your cable network NOW.

Schedule a workout with your personal trainer NOW.

Go to the gym in your hotel or condo NOW.

Your life, 10-20 years from now, depends on it. I wouldn’t want you to hear these words from your doctor: “You need to exercise.”

Words expressed after discovering signs of diabetes and high blood pressure which all can lead to heart disease.

My Grandmother died due to complications from obesity and if I can help  in any way; I hope this helps motivate you to prevent the preventable right NOW.

~~ With Love ~~

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My sincerest respects to all the men and the women who has served our country. I (a black woman) would not have the freedom to write this or the freedom to enjoy this day off if it wasn’t for the people who died in the Civil War and the men and women who continue to fight for American justice and freedom.

Today would not be a holiday if it wasn’t for them sacrificing their lives for the sake of their future, their families future and the future of their fellow Americans. And it is unfortunate that they could not see how effective their efforts have been and how appreciated they are. So if they are truly watching down on us and can truly see our appreciation, I sincerely pay my respects to them. This day will not be wasted on getting drunk just because it was a day off from work.*

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.[3]

By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.[4]

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a “dinner on the ground,” the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea. [5]

Learn more about Memorial Day on Wikipedia

Yes indeed, “Take your days off, even if you don’t think you need them” – It was a personally struggle yesterday! And I will take your advice today because I was so tempted to work on the computer today!

Every 3 months sounds realistic to me….3 months can seem so short as I read it right now but let’s do the math on how many hours and how many mins have passed when one works hard majority of that time….

90 days x 24 hours = 2,160 hours!! So take a vacation every two thousand one hundred hours of life!

or

2,160 hrs x 60 mins = 129,600 mins!!! So take a vacation every One hundred twenty-nine thousand and six hundred mins of living fully dedicated to work and daily tasks!

I can really see how it’s worth taking a vacation every 3 months and it could be as simple as a mini vacation renting a hotel a few towns over….good on the pockets and effective.

Take a break in a different environment can definitely help one perform a whole lot better professionally when one put oneself in an environment that is outside of their normal routine of driving the same paths from home to work and from work to home, seeing the same tree, the same dunkin donuts, the same school bus, the same faces in the cafeteria/break room, etc…. The monotone can definitely effect even the most focused professional.

Practicing stress prevention makes sense. We are human, not superman or superwoman. Our bodies really dictate our abilities to function not the mind and spirit of working hard.

Burning out could negatively effect my professional results. A professional can’t afford to make mistakes and use the excuse that they just needed a break. No excuses allowed. It’s better to schedule time away from it all.

When you take a moment to catch your breath, you can run farther.

Wise words in this text

“Fear is learned”  – unknown

“How long should you try? Until.” – Jim Rohn

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive of what could go right” – unknown

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” – Socrates

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I used to question what it meant to be afraid of success.  I’m still confused by the thought! How can someone be afraid of success???!!

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think I’ve come to understand that fear of success comes from the fear of failure. The fear that you won’t be able to achieve. You are so afraid of achieving that you allow your fears of challenge and failure to overcome you.

Let me speak for myself.

Plenty of times, I have been so afraid of achieving a small or big accomplishment because fear has overcome me. I knew deep inside I was capable but I did not allow that small bit of courage to grow with action when the opportunity was there!

But I have been so fortunate to learn such wise words at a seminar a few years ago:

“Fear is learned”

I have learned that there are only two natural fears. Fear of falling and fear of loud sounds. Those are the two fears we natural have as a infant. (But maybe fear of strangers is a natural fear as well?…in reference to fear of the unknown..that must be natural as well…..just as natural as fear of the dark but then again the fear of the dark can be learned as well when are encouraged to watch scary movies, yes?…….)

But moving on……

I will teach myself to erase all fears of failure. If failure comes, I understand that failure is only feedback.

Failure is just like constructive criticism. Constructive criticism is meant to encourage improvement not discourage one to stop what one is doing!

So I will learn from the experience, practice prevention and try again.

How long should you try? Until….. – Jim Rohn

And I will try again and again and again…….. Until.  

Thank you Jim Rohn ❤ ❤ ❤

Fear of failure is no longer allowed in my mental space. I welcome failure as constructive criticism. #inspiredaction

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What could go wrong if I established a small business?

Anything and Everything.

What could go right?

~~~ Everything I imagined and more. ~~~

Problems are inevitable. Challenge is inevitable. There is one thing that I have come to realize. All the problems that I will face in life have been solved before I was even born.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. – Socrates
 So I will put my faith and focus in employing my time in other men’s writing towards discovering what those solutions are and look forward to everything that could go right.

I am INSPIRED! ❤ ❤ ❤ 

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~~~~ I wish you well tonight. Thank you for your visit. ~~~~

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Today was such an awesome day watching the talent of our children!

Today was the 1st Annual Talent Contest of our Haitian children in celebration of our Haitian Heritage!

Thanks to our Mayor, May is now recognized as Haitian Heritage Month here in Massachusetts! It was on May 18th 1804 that our Haitian Flag was officially created and throughout this month I’ve attended our Flag Raising Event at the Boston City Hall, our Haitian-American Unity Parade and Youth and Family Enrichment Serveice’s (YOFES) 1st Annual Festival promoting the talent of our children!

It was beautiful and inspiring to see the courage it took for these kids as young as 6 jump on stage dancing, singing, reciting poetry, demonstrating their work of art and more in representation of our history!!

It was so sweet and it was such a great way to educate and inspire pride in their heritage and remind me and my fellow adults of what we need to constantly be proud of.

The American lifestyle can almost make one forget where ones’ culture began; especially if one was born in America and never visited their country…. from stressing over student loans, credit card bills, working over time, hearing of the latest electronic gadgets, etc. one can get so distracted to the point of losing  ones’ identity!

Attending this cultural event has reinforced the  pride in my heritage, has reawakened the definition of who I am and inspired me to take part in raising the bar of advancement in our culture.

Today was such a great day! I feel so refreshed and so excited to get involved in our next events!  🙂

I hope your day was great as well! Thanks for your visit!

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Wise words in this text

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”  – Albert Einstein

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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

I needed these words 6 months ago and after constant reminder I now have the strength not to feel overwhelmed from worry.

Worries that have stressed and kept me up at night are no longer allowed to fill my mental space; Because I finally understand that

Worrying used to suck my strength away, it sucked my smiles away, it sucked my energy to laugh, it sucked my ability to think clearly, it sucked my self-confidence and so I now I use strength to stop worrying because I value my smile, I love how it feels to laugh, I love the results of clear thoughts and I cannot afford to lose my self-confidence. Strength will push my worries away and so for now on I use my strength to resolve my worries.

“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”  – Albert Einstein

Use strength as your solution to your worries. You cannot solve a problem with worrying but you can solve a problem with strength. This has been my #inspiredaction.

My strength is knowing that there are always solutions to a problem. And so with faith I focus on finding the solution.

Instead of putting so much energy in crying myself to sleep which only makes me start my day in a bad note which will attract more negative outcomes. Or putting so much energy in stressing out which makes me emotionally eat and gain weight. (nothing good comes out of worrying)

I’ve decided to put more of that energy on positive faith and focus.

Faith that there is always a solution and Focus in finding what that solution is.

How is life like when you are not worrying?

Life is calmer.  Life is tamed. Life is better.

And so my strength, my faith, my focus is to return to those feelings once more.

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~ I wish you freedom from your worries and strength towards your solutions ~

Wise Words in this text

“Clear your mind of can’t.” ~ Samuel Johsnson

“Reexamine the Sentence, ‘Just Do Your Best.’ I Would Substitute it with, ‘Just Do.'” ~Wayne Dyer

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Empty your mind. Think of Nothing.

Clear your mind of  “I can’t do this”  – Because you can – “Practice makes improvement”

Clear your mind of “I can’t lose weight”  – Because you can – Your body is always ready to renew.

Clear your mind of  “I can’t be successful like that” –  Because you can  –  As long as you live, you still have the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve.

Clear your mind of  “I can’t find love” – Because you can – As long as you stay positive, as long as you walk with a smile, you can attract attention.

This quote has been set as a weekly reminder on my phone. I highly recommend it.

This consistent reminder has made clearing my mind of can’t easier to do every time I see it and so I have been able to focus on “Just Do.”

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When is it ever good to use the word “can’t”?

When is it ever good to use  the word “can’t” as part of any statement??

The only times I can think of is when you are serving justice and when you are fighting to achieve.

“I can’t allow this person to steal.”

“I can’t allow this person to bully.”

“I can’t allow my sister to fail. I can’t allow my brother to fail. I can’t allow my daughter to fail. I can’t allow my son to fail.”

“I can’t allow myself to fail.”

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“Reexamine the Sentence, ‘Just Do Your Best.’ I Would Substitute it with, ‘Just Do.'” ~Wayne Dyer

I love Wayne Dyer. I love Samuel Johnson. I love them both for sharing their wisdom. Without their thoughts, I would not have been able to think these words with such enlightened clarity.

It’s through their thoughts that I have found my strength and ability to act with confidence, to act with no fear of failure. Failure is inevitable and if failure appears, it is not accepted as failure, it is accepted as feedback and so I continue to “Just Do.”

And whether I fail or whether I succeed. It has been done. And doing is an achievement of its own.

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I am in awe of this man. It’s amazing how I and we all can underestimate a man or woman based on their occupational uniform. It’s amazing how many of us make judgement and assumptions that one’s intelligence is equal to one’s occupation.

That was not the case with this man; it was his past circumstances, a war-torn Yugoslavia, that brought him to America and the position that he was in, **not** his intelligence.

And it was his awareness, his determination and focus that led him to fully taking “advantage of [his] school’s tuition-exemption benefit program that [allowed] employees to enroll in classes for free.” FOR FREE!!! Only AFTER dedicating 7 years to learn English!

And a job well done! For he obtained Ivy League status! Graduating with a degree of honors in the Classics which called for learning Greek and Latin as well! I am a first generation Haitian-American and I am still struggling to speak the language of my culture fluently! French and Creole! He is indeed impressive!

“And after getting such a fancy degree, he remains focused on education. “I want to try, if I can, to get my master’s,” he told CBS New York. “I’d rather clean bathrooms two or three more years and get the master’s than get a lot more money and get a better job and stuff like that.” <==== This man is a great teacher of humility and once again intelligence. He is playing smart, continuing to take advantage of the opportunities available to him employed as a Janitor.

It is not the title of his job that makes a man, it is his knowledge and his actions we must observe and acknowledge. (This includes women of course!)

He is pure inspiration for all students young and mature. His success story has taught me a great lesson:

Humble yourself. Do whatever it takes to reach your goal. If it takes washing the floors, cleaning after people's careless efforts, then so be it! Because the opportunity to achieve is so much greater in the future to come then one's current occupational annoyances!

~ I have been inspired ~

Goal Habits.com

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Having trouble sticking with your goals?

Sorry, no more excuses!

Gac Filipaj, a 52-year-old immigrant, came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992 barely speaking a word of English. He garnered a job as a janitor at Columbia University in New York City, a job that allowed him to earn enough money to send needed funds back to his family in the former Yugoslavia. Oh, and so that he could achieve a goal, by hopefully taking advantage of the school’s tuition-exemption benefit program that allows employees to enroll in classes for free …after he learned to speak English, of course.

After entering Columbia’s open-enrollment School of General Studies in 2000, having spent seven years first learning our language, he chose to major in the classics, where he would also have to learn ancient Greek and Latin to graduate. He attended classes at Columbia in the morning and worked…

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Wise words in this text

“Anything that doesn’t get you closer to your goal is a distraction”  – Unknown

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I am in love with this image ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ shared on facebook from a great community page;

A follower of this page asked

“ya but how do you stop it?”

which inspired me to respond like so:

It takes consistent *practice* to stop worrying.

To stop worrying is like trying to lose weight…It takes consistent exercise to stop worrying and keep it off (keep it away).

It takes a practice of a positive attitude and awareness.

It takes consistent effort in reminding yourself that worrying never solves a problem…it only makes the problem feel worse, it only makes you feel more unhappy, it only makes you feel more stressed.

“Anything that doesn’t get you closer to your goal is a distraction”  – Unknown

Worry can never get you closer to a solution, it only keeps you stuck in the problem. 

And if you want to feel better, if you want to feel happier, if you want to feel stress free from whatever the problem may be —- look for the lesson —- in the problem and focus….i must emphasize ******focus****** every sec of every day on the solution out of the problem and when you finally reach the solution —learn from the lesson— on how to never get back into the problem again!

And you will grow into a ~~ better and more happier person~~~ then you were before the problem ever came! And that is a great outcome to look forward too when you stop worrying and just focus on the solution.

~~Best of health and life to you~~

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