My Reflection On Canvas: Reyna Noriega

My Reflection On Canvas: Reyna Noriega
During the lockdown I stumbled on this very talented  Afro-Caribbean Latina Author, Artist and Photographer Reyna Noriega.  My eyes were wide opened! I saw me... the very thing that I didn't know I was missing.  Seeing her work, bold and so brown!  Faces that still left to allow you to fill in the rest.  Bright colors, loud bold and regal.  It was all the things that I say I am but it was captured in bright paints, and left on canvas for a grand statement without words.  
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Burr! Ever Spent A Winter in Boston

Burr!  Ever Spent A Winter in Boston
I know you are thinking... why in the world is she speaking of winters in Boston when summer has not settled in quite yet?  As you already know if you are familiar with me I hate the cold and often wondered personally how does a person get by living in cities like Boston in the dead of winter?  
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Have You Heard...I Got The Secret Sauce: Reasons To Stop Sweating The Small Stuff

Have You Heard...I Got The Secret Sauce:  Reasons To Stop Sweating The Small Stuff
Sweating the small stuff or worrying only consumes valuable time and resources. Likewise, replaying mistakes in your mind, fretting over a misunderstood conversation, or simply regretting small mistakes is a waste of time.   Please raise your hand if you can relate!   All this worry is not worth the time and effort spent thinking them over and hashing them out.  I know and this is easier said than done.
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HOW TO START A JOURNAL - THE EASIEST WAY ANYBODY COULD EVER IMAGINE

HOW TO START A JOURNAL - THE EASIEST WAY ANYBODY COULD EVER IMAGINE
I find that guided journaling prompts also is a great way to get thoughts out of your head and onto paper.   Some like to wing it… open your journal and start penning.  If you are a planner you most likely prefer some guidelines.  Here are some great things to ask yourself before you start to journal.  
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Mindset Medicine With Mari L. McCarthy

Mindset Medicine With Mari L. McCarthy
I had a conversation with Mari in 2021 on Liberate and Lather a Journey To Self Care Podcast and we discussed journaling and the practice that she has been doing longer than my 31 years of writing in bound notebooks.  I like to call her the OG of Journaling.  It is beyond a fad for her it has become a way of life and now she has made it her life’s mission to share her insights and ways that she has used the power of the personal written word to help heal herself and now others.

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