Moment of Stillness Restore Me

A moment of stillness


Stillness soothes my body and mind. I slow down. I move more smoothly and deliberately.
I pause in between one activity and the next. I give my body a chance to stretch and offer my mind an opportunity to switch gears. I revisit my priorities so I can choose what project to tackle next instead of being caught up in a rush.
I focus on my breath. I inhale and exhale slower and deeper.
I scan my body for any areas of soreness or tension. I lower my shoulders and straighten my back. If my jaw is clenched or my brow is furrowed, I gently untighten them.
I massage my feet and hands. I thank them for all the work they do for me.
I check for eye strain. I look at an object far off in the distance and then another object up close. I feel my eyes relax.
I repeat an inspiring mantra. I engage with 1
the beauty that surrounds me.
When possible, I enjoy a little solitude. I walk in the park or sit on a bench. Even if I am surrounded by a crowd, I can take a break. I plug in my ear buds and listen to gentle instrumental music or a recording of spiritual chants. I close my eyes for a second and picture a garden or a mountain trail.
Today, I surrender to silence. Engaging in quiet moments helps me to think clearly and feel at peace.


Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Why is it important for me to take breaks?
  2. How can I incorporate regular breaks into my work day?
  3. Where can I find some spots in my neighborhood to enjoy a quiet moment?

Wellness is Power

A wide shot of a young woman achieving balance and wellness while doing yoga outside

In today’s world, it can feel like everything is moving faster and faster. Many people spend so much time caring for others they forget to care for themselves. Is it any wonder, then, that we’re feeling more stressed and unbalanced than ever? How do we achieve balance and wellness?

Wellness

The key to healing in these troubled times isn’t a new pill or book or exercise. It comes from within. YES, you have the power within you! When you take the time to harness that power through wellness practices, you can bring out your best self, and help the people around you do the same.

In a world that’s constantly putting us down or making us feel small, it can be a revolutionary act to claim that power. You may be thinking that there’s nothing you can do. That you’re also stuck in your ways. That this is all life has to offer you. I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong! I can help you unlock that balance so you can be happier, healthier, and more at peace.

Togetherness

The good news is you don’t have to do it alone. We’re all in this together. Indeed, when we work together to create the world we want to live in, we can make that world a reality.

In this blog, I’ll share with you everything I’ve learned about what it takes to find the right balance of wellness. From there it’s just a matter of using your imagination. Join me, and let’s claim our power back from those who called us weak or helpless! Let’s show them what strength — true strength — looks like.

PrettiGurl Wellness is a place where we can share information about how to awaken our power. You’ll then find stories about getting in tune with nature and everyday wellness practices that will help you manage stress and develop balance in your life.

Balance

My mantra has always been “Balance is Key”. Life is full of ups and downs. There is no light without darkness, after all. This isn’t about always being positive or always being happy. Indeed, true power comes to those who embrace that spiritual balance and are willing to rise above what life throws at us.

Just like any other power, this is something you have to integrate into your everyday life and start practicing for it to become a part of you. This is learning how to be at peace within yourself, even when things are not going your way.

Learn More About Wellness

I hope that you join me — so that together, we can manifest the world we want. Contact me to learn more.

Living the life you want!

A woman embracing living the life she wants.

We’ve all felt it –  that uneasy feeling in the pit of our stomach. It’s the feeling that maybe we aren’t living the life we want. Maybe you want more out of your career, relationships, or personal life. If you’ve ever had that feeling, it may stem from wanting more. But you don’t have to live with that uneasiness. I can help!

Do You Want More?

There are times in everyone’s lives when they aren’t exactly happy with their job or relationships with their family, partners, or kids. It’s normal to feel this way, but it can still make us feel bad on a day-to-day basis. You shouldn’t feel bad about wanting more, but you also shouldn’t just resign yourself to feeling that way forever.

As a Certified Spiritual Life Coach, I understand the struggle of living a life you’re unhappy with. I’ve been there myself. But the truth is before we can be happy, we must understand where our desire for more comes from. You can find the happiness and satisfaction you’re looking for without having to change your job, leave your partner, or take drastic measures.

Love What You Have

The key is to find spiritual, emotional, and physical balance in your life. You can learn to love a job you hate, you can reconnect with your partner, and you can understand your child who may seem to be drifting away from you. Then, living your life with goodness and purpose is simple by finding the right balance and realigning your life.

Living the Life You Want

I get where you’re coming from, and I want to work with you to find the right balance, so you can feel more satisfied in your life. If you want to put a stop to that gnawing, unhappy feeling in the pit of your stomach, I can teach you what to do next. Let’s tackle it together.

Breaking the Cycle of Letting Stress and Poverty Consume You

It’s hard dealing with things like depression and anxiety. In fact, we often feel like we are going crazy and about to lose our minds. Well, guess what: I’m here to tell you that you aren’t crazy. Instead, what you are experiencing is negative feedback from America’s toxic socioeconomic system. Here’s how to break the cycle of letting stress and poverty consume you.

Close-up shot of a young couple trying to break the cycle of stress and poverty by managing their budget.

Jobs and Minimum Wage

We all know that today’s economy is not the same one that our parents and grandparents grew up with. In 1970, the United States minimum wage was $1.60. Adjusted for inflation, that equals $11.05 in 2021. However, our national minimum wage remains only $7.25. Created in 1938, The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set the minimum wage to create a minimum standard of living to help protect employee’s well being and health. As we can see by the current cost of living and minimum wage rates, these wages are not enough to survive on only working forty hours a week. 

Fifty years ago, it was normal for McDonald’s and grocery store jobs to be called teen jobs. People often worked these jobs while they were young. Then they would graduate from college or vocational school and move up in their careers. The same is not true today. Since 1970, college tuition rates have increased a whopping 3,009%. College is now a luxury that most people cannot afford and graduate school is even more impossible for many. This means the majority of adults now work these types of jobs that only pay minimum wage and desperately rely on their income to survive while avoiding stress and poverty.

No One Gets It

People with anxiety and depression often see a doctor with many patients suffering from the same issues involving stress and poverty. They usually just tell you that there is something wrong with your brain and throw pills at you. Then they move on to the next patient. It is a typical one-size-fits-all approach. They don’t bother to really ask you what is wrong or help you to get to the root of the problem.  The thing is, you aren’t crazy and your brain isn’t broken. You are just disconnected and burnt out from trying to survive the system that is unfairly against you.

How I Can Help Break the Cycle of Letting Stress and Poverty Consume You

I understand the real problems you face and they are not your fault. I care about you. You are not alone in this. I will always listen and validate your thoughts and feelings. You aren’t crazy. It’s not all in your head. I won’t dismiss your problems or sweep them under the rug. Then, I will help you regain confidence and control in your life. I will also help you stand up for everything you deserve. Indeed, I am a spiritual life coach and am ready to help you reconnect with the universe and take control of your life. You deserve to be happy and I want to help you.

Balance Is Key

Young woman walking on tree trunk on beach balancing body weight

Balance is key. That’s my mantra.

In this crazy world, you need to have balance between leading a good and full life. When you’re out of sync physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, it can feel like the whole sky is falling. What’s worse, this imbalance only serves to create other problems! Physical exhaustion can lead to a lack of emotional control, inhibiting your mental strength and weakening your spirituality. Indeed, they all feed on one other in a way that makes life feel overwhelming and lonely.
But as Maya Angelou said, “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”
What I Can Do for You
If you’ve ever felt exhausted, tired, like the world rests on your shoulders, or like you’re always the one supporting others without receiving any support yourself, I’m here to LIFT YOU UP and EMPOWER YOU to make positive changes. You don’t have to do it alone.
I want to help you re-align your life so that you can be your best self, living your best life. I want you to know that you are beautiful, worthy, and fierce. We haven’t even met yet, and I can tell you that that’s the truth because there is beauty and worth in all of us. You have an inner fire that should be unleashed as a flame of joy and light on the world. The “key” of balance will help you unlock that fire.
I’m a Certified Spiritual Life Coach, and I work with a variety of methods based on the needs of my clients, including:
Meditation
● Cognitive Behavior Techniques
● Chakras
● Lastly, aromatherapy

Let’s Create Balance
But most importantly – I work with YOU. We’ll start our work together by talking about your trials and tribulations to figure out where the imbalance lies. Then we’ll develop a plan together to help you achieve equilibrium in your body, mind, and spirit. You are the author of your own story — I’m here to help you write and edit that story so that you can reach the happy ending you deserve. Let’s do this.

Moment in my Journey

It is important to share a moment in my journey. Yesterday I took a physical step in the spiritual journey. Healing comes in many ways: mentally would be accountability, physically would be to exercise, and spiritual would be to acceptance!!! These 3 area have been the focus for me in recent years. It has been a long journey and I wouldn’t change any growing pains. I can only describe the feeling I have now, it’s indescribable!! The journey continues & will not stop, discovering new part of myself or how I’m effected by old stuff is amazing!!

At 18 I wanted to get a tattoo because of course “I was Grown” I had no idea what to get. So long story short I got a Japanese symbol for Dangerous- as a caution for all!! It was definitely a representation of who I was at that time. Recently it began to bother me, it’s felt like the old blocking the new. That’s the energy I felt, so it was time for a change. It took about 3 months to find a replacement but like everything- what I truly needs come in it’s own time!!

I removed the Dangerous

I got

A lotus flower growing from a semicolon!!!

The lotus flower emerges from murky waters perfectly clean and beautiful, so it is also a symbol for purity. Where all humans are born into a world of suffering where they must learn to overcome difficult times so that they can become a better person and reach spiritual enlightenment. The semicolon tattoo represents the fact that you have complete power over yourself, and can choose to keep fighting, even if you feel like giving up and putting a period on your life. 

It’s All in Your Head

  • The stuff people say only hurt of you believe it!! Know your intentions, know your heart and remember There are no rules to life. We all come from very different upbringing so what is common to other may not have been common in your house. Like me for instance, I grew up in the country and it was common to walk around with no shoe on. I love to walk in the grass or sand bare foot. Most people think it’s gross but that won’t change how I feel about it. We have to be willing to be different and love those differences.
  • Watch the ones who are always talking about what they aren’t doing!!
    Watch the people always talking money but never have any!
    Watch the ppl who claim they are so positive but always in some mess!!
    If you got money you definitely aren’t talking about it & if you’re positive you understand how to eliminate mess from around you!!!
  • Good life on purpose!!
  • MI – 528 Hz Intent: transformation and miracles (DNA repair)

    Tone ‘Mi’ is used to return human DNA to its original, perfect state. This frequency brings transformation and miracles into your life. The process of DNA reparation is followed by beneficial effects – increased amount of life energy, clarity of mind, awareness, awakened or activated creativity, ecstatic states like deep inner peace, dance and celebration. Tone ‘Mi’ activates your imagination, intention and intuition to operate for your highest and best purpose.

    Ive been repairing my DNA or transforming & I must say I wake up feeling amazing! I’ve been slow to react in the right situation. I’m so proud of myself!!

    I’ve been through a whole lot these past few weeks and normally my anxiety would be extremely high!! Right now I just letting things flow and it feels great!!

    If you wanna open your mind or outlook

    I got a little bit of information for you!!

    My Idea Of RIGHT

    It’s seems like everyone has an opinion on what’s right!!!

    My only problem is it defeats the whole point of America!!! To be an American is supposed to come with inheritance freedom! We have lost that! We have gotten so far from that it’s ridiculous!! The truly sad part is it on every individual & we are to blame!! We use law & taxes to control people. It becomes voting out of spite. When I 1st started voting there was a state and local tax on the broad. I couldn’t understand why so many people were willing to vote for the bill just to spite the people it effected. There was no reinvestment back into the community, the tax wasn’t going to be used for parks and school. It was simply to spite the people effected!!

    The tax I’m referring to is a tobacco tax. I used that as an example because I didn’t smoke & it didn’t effect me personally, most of the people I spoke with didn’t smoke & were definitely voting for the tax! My only thought was why make someone else life harder! The response I got most was if they can’t afford it they shouldn’t be smoking!! To me it’s the most disgusting response because no one is going to cigarette company and making them pay for people who need to smoke! Smoking is an addiction & no matter how you started quitting is hard as hell!! So an extra 5 dollars doesn’t make it easier to quit, it make it harder to process the need for the tobacco. So it’s completely insane to think paying more will make ppl quit. When true is all we had to do is stop advertising to kids and the industry would slowly go away!!

    I think about that time because of present day, we’ve gotten so complacent with voting for spite we forgot we have to live in these places. Women who are Pro Life I get, I don’t believe in abortion (also think circumcision disgusting) but I don’t get to tell anyone what is right in there lives!! No one should have the right over anyone life decisions! Especially when it’s such a one sided thing!! Remove the stigma from teen moms, remove the stigma of having 10 kids, how about make men marry who they get pregnant!! There are so many things going on in this world being a Free Human in America is something we shouldn’t be fighting for!!!

    #vote #love #help #belove #happy

    Being Vulnerable

    It’s started rough and got rougher, by time you realize you are at the bottom you don’t know what the real issues are. So you forgive, yourself, your parents, your family, your friends, your ex’s, and everyone you can possible think of!! After all the forgiveness, you gotta learn to love yourself- with all the trauma that has built you into who you are. The good, the bad & the ugly, no matter what especially the things you don’t like! In order to gain a true love for self you must accept it all!! You get to that point of acceptance of yourself and your position in this life!! All of a sudden Beautiful things begin to happen, you get a good job, relationship with family and friends become more open and things begin to come into place. There just one thing missing love! You wonder if you are open to it truly, can you remove the wall and allow someone one in. You begin to dream of that special person & all of the quality you need to balances you, inspires you, & excites you all at the same time! In the back of your mind you think ain’t no one that perfect! One day you meet someone in a way you feel is so random but they know what to say to make you comfortable, check every single mark on the list you dreamed up in your head. You start to feel like you hit the lottery and then it’s your inability to be vulnerable kills it all!!

    *New Flash* I didn’t know that was a requirement!!

    Then it hit me Just Like An Epiphany

    I wasn’t even being a Woman, I was competing with men! I will not blame bad experience with men, or the fact my father was in & out my life because truth is I took the need to be equal and went ball to the wall with it!! I always wanted to be able to have the freedom of boys growing up, to get dirty, climb trees, walk around in the summer with no shirt on ( this is age 8 ) but growing up girls needed to be clean and pretty! Of course teen years made it worse because I just didn’t feel like other girl for a number of reasons. At this stage in my life I never thought twice about it until I loss my dream! It was crushing & one of the 1st times I’ve cried! 1st time I blamed myself & felt horrible about my behavior! At 1st I thought it was just me until I spoke to a friend & just listening to her express herself broke my heart!! I sounded just like her and if I was a man I wouldn’t have stayed either!! Broke my heart all over again, to this my inability to open up killed my prefect dream!! So I’m trying to open up & be more vulnerable! I may have missed this dream but no way in hell I’ll loss the next dream!!

     

    Thank you reading this

    Remember giving love is easy when you open 😍😍