Yes it has been a while since you’ve heard from Celebrating Life Anew. My sister, Tisha and I are continuing to celebrate life and enjoy the journey.
We are excited to share that we are venturing into a new adventure. As sisters, we have collaborated over the years on different projects and now we have a project that is bigger than us, but heavy on our hearts.
As “Sisters in Service” we are on mission to do our part during these troubling times. The world is filled with so much adversity and as women, it is critical that we be a part of helping our communities. Unfortunately, so many women are stagnated by situations of abuse that happened to us children or women. We pick up the pieces, put on a smile and carry on day in and day out. We could do more, but the baggage weighs us down. We are not sure how to release so that we can live our purpose and make greater contributions to our families and others in our circles.
Over the next few months, we will share with you our plan to design an outlet for women using writing as a tool to heal.Your feedback, and suggestions are welcome.
“Writing about an emotionally charged subject or an unresolved trauma helps you put the event into perspective and give some structure and organization to those anxious feelings, which ultimately helps you get through it,” notes James Pennebaker, a professor of psychology at The University of Texas–Austin and co-author of the new book “Opening Up by Writing it Down: How Expressive Writing Improves Health and Eases Emotional Pain.” “This can help people sleep better, feel and think better, and have richer social lives, all of which can bolster immune function and improve health.”
As always thank you for taking a moment to connect with us!
Happy 2015!!! It has been a while since we’ve chatting and I hope all is well with you. I am thrilled to see a new year. The excitement that builds up new year’s eve is unlike any other isn’t it? Watching time change. One year passing and another entering. A new year can bring on feelings of rejuvenation, fresh starts, hope and promise.
Should we wait for a new year to experience all that a new day has to offer? A new year’s resolution is exciting in the beginning then by March and certainly by the summer that new feeling is long gone.
I suggest we make daily commitments to rejoice every morning we rise. Can you get excited at night when you lie down to rest at the thought of rising the next day to experience all the day has to offer?
I suggest that we carpe diem!! Seize the Day! Once we choose to live authentically, every moment will count and we will begin to place an higher value on our time. What do you do with items that you hold in high esteem? They are precious, you tend to view them differently and want to protect them.
I suggest that we guard our time and truly embrace the value of each moment we have to live an exciting life. I would love to hear what are some commitments you’ve made to live a more fulfilling life.
Celebrating Life Anew is the name of this blog. That name was chosen to reflect the mood and direction my sister and I have chosen to live our lives. We chose to create the world we live in and not to let negativity rule. Turn on the news and either you are bombarded with violence, sex or greed. That is the world we live in. It does not matter what country, state, city or town we reside in negative aspects of life engulfs our mind and thoughts every day.
In my most recent blog, the conversation was about recreating ourselves and seeking opportunities that are true to our passion for life. Today, I want to talk about what could hamper us from living our passion for life; the choices we make.
Lately we have had to digest all types of tragedy; natural and by the hand of man. I ask myself daily how I can celebrate life with so much unrest in the world. The revelation came to me that I choose to celebrate life. I choose to seek an authentic life. I choose to believe in a power greater than myself that works behind the scenes on my behalf for greater good.
Living is about making choices every day. In every circumstance we face, we make decisions even if there are unconscious. By making a conscious choice we take control of our lives and release into the atmosphere energy that speaks to the universe. It is up to us to make a choice that releases positive or negative energy.
What choices will you make today? Have you been struggling with making a decision about something that could possibly change your life? Take control and make a decision, don’t let the decision be made for you. It may not lead in the direction you desire.
It is August yet it feels like September. I love when I can feel the seasons change. I can feel it and breathe it in and know that change is coming. Last month I shared with you the idea of recreating yourself. What responsibilities did you release to free up time for what you are meant to do?
I’ve discovered that first it is a mental about face. Over the course of time it is so easy to forget who you are if your focus has always been tasks performed for your job. The two tend to merge together if you are not careful.
I suggest you find the space you need to discover your authentic self. What do you enjoy? What makes you feel like you are making a contribution to the planet that only you can make? That is the exciting part of this discovery. We are all unique and because of that we each bring something to the table that only we can bring. Without our contribution something is missing from the fabric of life. Once you conquer the mental about face, hit the ground running!
You’ve discovered your passion in life. Now it is time to put it into practice. I’m a planner who enjoys mapping everything out, but don’t spend all your time on planning. It is easy to get stuck there and spin your wheels. Action! Create some action around your new found discovery. Consider a monthly or quarterly timeline in order to feel victory in small goals you establish.
As I share this information with you, I am putting it into practice for myself. The world and opportunities in it are larger than we know when we busy ourselves with the usual routine of life. I challenge you and as I am challenging myself to step outside of the usual routine and begin creating the new you on the outside that mirrors the inside which has been waiting to venture in a new direction.
Happy July 1st!!! The summer is leaving us quickly. We are thrilled to share some new and exciting happenings with Celebrating Life Anew Writing Professionals. As freelance writers we are also “solopreneurs” that seek to celebrate life using our gifts and talents.
As “solopreneurs” we are hired for our ability to think critically adding a unique blend of skill, expertise, talent and chemistry.
Now you are probably wondering what is that? As an Administrative Consultant (not assistant), my job is to keep a business organized and moving forward. I provide monthly ongoing administrative support to clients in a one-on-one collaborative partnering relationship. I provide advice, guidance, analyze workflows and improve operations. I am able to work virtually so I am not limited by geography!
Simply put, I specialize in the business of the “art of administrative support”.
What new and exciting change have you made since we last spoke? The ability to create whatever we want is exciting and we should celebrate that ability every day!
If you have not created anything new in your life recently, I challenge you to take some time and reflect on what makes you excited. How can you take that excitement and transfer it into an opportunity to share with the world.
Writing has always been who I am as far back as I can remember. As a child I had several diaries with exciting stories of what I hoped to accomplished; accounts of reoccurring nightmares that plagued me for years; blow-by-blow details of how I felt and viewed situations that were happening in my life and around me. I discovered there is always something to write about. When I opened my eyes, I discovered words in magazines, newspapers, sales papers, advertisements, websites, and the list goes on. I began to see how I could become a part of this world were words are used to inform, delight, analyze, create, research and present.
In the blogs to follow you will see me focus more on my passions in life. I will share tips on how to parent a child with autism spectrum disorder and how to use writing as a tool to heal from past hurts. In collaboration with my partner, my sister, Tisha we will also blog about tips to prepare students for their educational journey. Finally, we will dive into life for women behind bars; what it means to be separated from children and love ones; and life after incarcerated. Your feedback is always welcome and we look forward to future conversations with you.
One of the most important decisions you can make in life, is to be true to who you are. Once I realized that writing is a significant part of me, the blinders came off. Immediately I was introduced to Sensible Business Consulting Group (SBCG) an awesome company with people of purpose using their talents and gifts every day. Without getting too involved in all of the products and services, I do want to share with you about their youth leadership development program. It has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of youth. Am thrilled I was offered an opportunity to join the writing team that creates and influences the company’s communications and the youth curriculum.
SBCG has a proven curriculum designed to help youth look inside themselves to solve their problems. There is something missing from the decision-making process in the minds of some youth today. Tools to manage conflict, become a leader, create SMART goals, understand change, select friends and the list goes on, are just a few topics SBCG engages youth with. Youth are in need of guidance, love, discipline, education, direction, purpose and passion for life.
When I was asked to join the SBCG writing team, I had no idea the contribution I would be able to make in the lives of youth all around the country. Jokingly, I’ve heard people say that being a parent doesn’t come with a handbook. Unfortunately, many parents miss the boat as well when having children. Even though children don’t come with instructions, parents have an obligation to seek the knowledge and direction needed so as to advocate for their child. Children must be taught certain principles from birth. Children deserve preparation that will help them develop and establish healthy relationships. Preteens need to know how to select friends before the sixth grade. Teens need to know how to manage money and plan for their futures before their senior year in high school. These are complicated times for youth. Inschool curriculum must catch up with the times our youth live in. For more information regarding SBCG’s Youth Leadership Development Program please visit http://www.sbcgyouthdevelopment.com/.