Category: Monday Morning Memo

Inspirational quote to jump start the work week!

Monday Morning Memo – How Did It Get to be Late So Soon?

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Well, here we are in mid-June. This is a GREAT time to check-in with yourself to see where you are with the goals you set at the beginning of 2016. Even though I'm not as far along as I'd like to be, I can unequivocally say that I have taken concrete steps towards accomplishing my goals and actually have something to show for the first six months of the year. How about you? If you find that those goals have long been forgotten, perhaps you can take time this week to revisit and re-evaluate them.

Have a great week, ladies!

Monday Morning Memo – How Are You Loving You?

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Today's Monday Morning Memo is one for the saints.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the concept of self-love and self-care...mostly because I haven't been engaging in much of it. Oh, I've gone to the salon to get manicures and massages, but I'm talking about the care of the inner self. Part of my resistance to really taking care of myself relates to the fact that so often self-care is demonized as being selfish. But, as the Lord said Himself, you have to love your neighbor as yourself. I don't know about you, but in my case that means that I have a lot of *neglected* neighbors. So, I'm realizing that for me, I have to get back to basics. Like, turning the tv and my phone OFF. Sitting with my thoughts and thinking about what I really want out of life. Doing some journaling. Also, as I shared on Instagram, I've started a new devotional in hopes of getting my "breakthrough" as I continue to struggle with grief from the recent loss of my grandmother.

Because I was made for more than feeling broken. #devotional #grief #healthychoices

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So, here is to loving yourself just as much as you love those around you.

How are you taking time to care for yourself these days? Please share in the comments section or on Facebook or Twitter. Have a great week!

Monday Morning Memo – I Ain’t Sayin’ That I’m the Best…

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"I ain't sayin' that I'm the best, but I'm the best!" - Mary J. Blige, "The One"

Ok, ladies. Time for a self-esteem check. Do you find yourself dimming your star for fear of outshining others? So often we feel like it's prideful to acknowledge our greatness. But remember, it takes nothing away from someone else simply to shine at your brightest.

Have a SPARKLING day, ladies!

Monday Morning Memo – Getting Started

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"The secret to getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

Well, it's the beginning of a new month. How are we doing with those ambitious goals we set out at the beginning of the year? If you find yourself languishing, remember that there is no "magic" to starting in January. Ultimately, the first step is simply getting started.

Have a great week, everyone!

Monday Morning Memo – Erykah Badu on Fear

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"My biggest phobia is being afraid." - Erykah Badu
Regardless of the controversy stirred up by her most recent tweets on "modesty," I have to admit that with today's Monday Morning Memo, Ms. Badu makes a lot of sense. When I look back over my life, all of my biggest regrets are about what I did not do because of fear, rather than those things I attempted and failed at....Here's to a fearless week, ladies!

Monday Morning Memo – As Long As I Try

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"As I get older, I'm realizing more and more that it doesn't really matter if I'm good at it, it just matters that I try. My own effort, my own willingness are becoming what's appealing to me." - Lena Dunham

Lately I've been getting back into working out...not just yoga, but cardiovascular exercise. And I ain't gonna lie. It's not fun. And I don't necessarily look good doing it. I look very much unlike the person I normally perceive myself to be - someone who is confident, successful, and in control.


In the gym I am uncoordinated. Sweaty. And, I daresay, weak.

But, every time I go, I grow a little more confident...a little stronger. Most important of all, I learn that I can succeed in this area too. Not just in school or at work, but even when it comes to my physical fitness. As long as I keep showing up. As long as I try.