How to Quickly Get Over the Flu – mj cartmell

How to Quickly Get Over the Flu – mj cartmell

My mentor meeting was canceled tonight; because everyone has the flu๐Ÿ˜ทI’m super tired of this bug going around, and even more tired of germy people in my space๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿคข


A Mom Is Sentenced Too: Made it 30 Days

Well it’s now February, we have made it exactly 34 days, I’m so amazed at how I made it through. Some days are better than others, but we are doing the best we can. It took a little minute for him to settle in, but he has made do. I still get worried from time to time, and have trouble sleeping at night. He’s my only child and everyday I think of him, never imagining him behind prison bars. I’m going to visit him this month, his birthday is on the 28th, and I hate he has to spendย his 22nd birthday back there. I have found some support groups online that I engage with, it breaks my heart to read all the mothers comments. I’m just glad I’m not alone in this, and know that it’s not my fault he is back there. Most of the family speaks with him, and his father hasn’t called or put any money in his account. It pisses me off so bad, but hell did we think he would do anything? Oh well I’m just happy that I have kept myself busy and haven’t had too much time to cry or be sad. All I know now is this has been the most humbling experience, and it’s really painful to admit this. I never wanted to be this parent, I have protected him so long. He is my life and I miss him so much, hope I’m in a good place in my head to see him in that uniform. His girlfriend told me he looks good and healthy, she said she also feels a little more relax when visiting him. That makes me feel somewhat ok, but as a mom I need to see this shit for myself, lol! My baby boy….please God continue to send angles to protect him everyday.ย 

Ms. Fran

Affirm Your Life!

Self improvement enables you to become a better person and helps you make something more of yourself and your life. That’s why I love these affirmations, because I do challenge myself daily to improve some part of my life. I also like writing my affirmations in my journal, then I go back at the end of the day to see if I can at least check off one. Hell, life is too damn short to be sitting around and not getting anything done. So why waste time, let’s get up and don’t look back! Let’s find new ways to grow, improve and speak these affirmations over our lives.

When you begin to do this, you start to feel much more content and happy about just the little things in your life. But what does it take to do this? Well, now that I’m such a passionate advocate for personal growth, I’ve complied a couple of steps to guide you’re in the right direction… here we go!!



Does your life have a little direction? Do you drift through life, just hoping you can find success, happiness, and fulfillment? Hell, I have totally been there! Finding your life purpose may take a little time, but when you do you will then become unstoppable in achieving every single goal you set for yourself.ย 


Whatย are the things that are most important in your life? Remember, these things are unique to you. They’re no one else’s….just yours! Some common values include family, independence, security, health and achievement. Living your life that’s aligned with your true values gives you a clear road map to follow, so making your life choices a lot easier and straightforward. I had to learn this the hard way, living for everyone else is not-self improvement.


Your needs are those basic requirements you must accomplish if you are to have any chance of living a happier, content life. Your own personal needs could consist of being acknowledged, accepted, loved, or in control. Failing to meet your needs will result in an unsatisfying, unfulfilled existence. Another thing I had to learn, hell I spent so many days caring for others, I forgot about me. Which lead to depression, anger, self-doubt. So take as much time as you need to work on yourself, family and work will be much better off if you’re in a better state of mind.

Self-improvement is a lifelong journey that is well worth embarking on. There really is no end destination. You’re continually evolving as a person, I know I am. There are always things you can improve about yourself. We can always get better.

Ms. Fran