Vultures

It seems I have come to a crossroads in the relationships in my life.
There are people though once dear to me, I have to let go of because they have shown me time and time again that my best interests are far from their hearts.
It’s very sad that these individuals chose to reveal themselves in this way at a time like this, when I’ve just lost my father.
But, I’m thankful to God that I now know who and what I am dealing with.
Wolf in sheeps clothing.

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Mother’s Day for me was Epic

This Mother’s Day weekend was bomb.

There were some questionable moments, but over all, I thoroughly enjoyed myself the Queen thoroughly enjoyed herself.

So today is officially day one of my first week-long vacation and I haven’t done a thing yet.

This week will entail a very thorough detox filled with fitness and LOTS of yoga 🙂

Oh joy

As for today, I am doing nothing – except hitting the gym a little later (I prefer working out at night).

Decided to blog, so here I am.

I had such a good time this past weekend, I wanted to share a few photos of what the weekend involved.

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This one above is by far my favorite of the day.

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My kids showing out the best they know how

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And your neighborhood friendly shark dropped by to pose for a photo with me.  How gracious.

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On our way to the shore…#Ponce Inlet

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Selfies in the car…

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Headed to the main land

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The morning after

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and more selfies in the car

That about sums it up – obviously, I didn’t share everything, but you get the jist of things.

Good times were had by all.

Mother’s Day 2014 was #EPIC to say the least.

Thankful for my family.

Glad they love me.

I love them too ❤

Be easy

 

Houston, we have a problem | Did I do that?

This past week I’ve been a magnet for negativity and didn’t realize it until this morning.

Honestly, it was a pebble turned bolder rolling down a long hill that I didn’t notice was increasing in size and force until it was too late.

It took patience and stepping away (that I am currently in the midst of) to really see my part in the madness.

I hadn’t been still at all – only thought I was and until the proverbial shit hit the fan did I realize my mistakes.

I’m no martyr, I am by no means responsible for the situation itself, I’m merely accepting and acknowledging my role in the sorted series of events.

Sometimes there’s an inner voice that you miss because you’re begging so loudly.

Today I’m still.

I jumped back into the routine that I had neglected for four full days (not to mention my hormones – no wonder I’ve been  so wired), and focused on stilling my mind and settling my spirit.

‘Que sera, sera’ is my motto, also, what’s done is done.

The only thing I can do at this point is act correctly.

“Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it”

Thank God for yoga

Be easy

Karmic Law | What’s your karmic FICA score?

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In light of a few things that have been going on in my life lately, I’ve been meditating on Karma for a minute.

I’m curious as some things catch up to some people so quickly and others, they just seem to rack up negative karmic debt and keep on rolling on with  little to no consequence.

I mean, pure evil.

Abusive – to everyone.

Sociopaths.

I digress…

I put conscious effort into not only my karma, but the karma of those I encounter daily.

I do not want to spread any negative vibes.

I try to notice when I am moving into a negative place and I withdraw a little – not anti-social like I used to, but just a little.

I don’t visit people’s homes and stuff like that.

Negative energy lingers and I try to get out of the house and walk around a store, around the park – SOMETHING to difuse the negative energy coursing through me.

You gotta let it out – don’t allow it to get trapped in.

But also, don’t spread it to others!

Negative energy is like a virus.

It needs a host to facilitate it’s ‘thing’.

Quarantine works – but you have to know how to do it,

I guess I was in the mood to jot down some of my current thoughts.

Maybe just to look back and see where my head was at in this moment in my life one day.

Or maybe even feedback?

Who knows.

Be easy

Why strollers are making kids passive, uninquisitive and fat : TreeHugger

Was browsing articles on TreeHugger.com and ran across this one.  Makes for an interesting read.

My oldest 2 kids were in strollers – but walked a lot too – I didn’t use my strollers a lot.  I liked holding their little hands and letting them explore.

By the time my youngest 2 came along, I saw strollers as a waste of money and only remember owning 2 collectively.

I held them, and when they were bigger, they just walked.

My youngest child was a sling baby – but that’s another topic 😉

Enjoy the article!

My annual 12 week 'Everything Cleanse' starts tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

UTI’s & Yoga | How was your week?

I’ve been meaning to update this blog for days but I kept having things to do – like now I need to do laundry but I’m eating a late lunch and am sitting at my desk right now so why not?

Cleanse is going great!

Of course I’ve had at least 2 or 3 urges to cheat – they were fleeting and I didn’t want to throw away what I’ve done so far so I’ve held on.

It gets hard sometimes when everyone around me is still eating a lot of the same old stuff while I’m being disciplined.

I don’t want it to get so hard I quit or mess up, you know?

I’m sure I’ll be fine though.  Just in the way I’ve been doing things, taking this slow and researching before I make another move.

Teaching myself to love different vegetables and learning new ways to prepare them – and getting my palate used to lots of raw vegetables and fruits.

I bought a boatload this weekend – we went back to the farmer’s market today since that’s our new Saturday morning routine I guess!

That just means there’s going to be a lot more for me to eat – which brings me to my other update.

I have to admit, I have been a LOT less than disciplined when it came to my weekly workouts – meaning I’ve barely, and I mean barely  been doing them.

Okay, I haven’t done them lol! But I truly had every intention.

Well, because of this, I made a mini-commitment to myself that I would be diligent in all things I set out to do in this cleanse so I am going to do them.

I am now holding up my end of the bargain and did my ‘daily yoga’ for the day (may do a little more after my nap since it’s Saturday), and tomorrow I am doing my weekly fast and spiritual bath (with more daily yoga).

Eating at least 80% percent raw for the week (because I want some beans) and attempt to flush out this UTI.  Yes.

It came out of nowhere and I kind of wonder if it has something to do with being a detox symptom from eating strictly vegan and a lot of raw foods and herbs?

Either way, I drank straight, pure, organic cranberry juice (blech) for 3 days straight (including today) and had to resort to these wpid-wp-1376634848419.jpg for the pain.  They turned my pee bright orange!

And they don’t work worth shit so…yeah.

It hurts to pee, but tmi, I know.

I digress…

So because I’m upping my fitness, I am going to need to eat a lot more now too.

Stocking up on all that produce was a good idea, I think anyways.

We’ll see how the next week shapes up, but for now, I’m winding down to peaceful mode – taking a break from all social networking, blogging and the like and I’m gonna spend a great deal of time reflecting on the past week, my mistakes, triumphs, feelings, emotions and physical changes I’ve seen within myself.

One thing is for sure, this week was very productive with the kids going back to school it’s given me lots more to do with my days.

This Summer has been super lazy so it’s nice to get back to routine.

Speaking of which, I have laundry and a few other things I need to get done so I will return to update next week.

Until then, be easy you guys,

Makeydah