You Want Peace? Take a Look in the Mirror Dear….


That’s all it takes to change the world. Take a long hard look in the mirror and really notice who you are.

We’re all screaming for peace right now – not just world peace – but peace in our cities, in our workplaces, in our homes and in our minds. There has to be a better way to end this madness.

We need a new way of doing things. Yet we seem to be stuck in outdated modes of thought that have not been working. For if they did, we wouldn’t be in the predicaments we are in now. The past will keep repeating itself until we make a conscious choice to go in a new direction.

Going in a new direction begins inside of you, of me, and of us as individuals. Until we change as individuals, only then can the world change. 🙂

One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi – ‘You must be the change you want to see in the world.’ So to have world peace we have to look in the mirror. Take a look and try to find the peace you’re searching for in your heart. 💓

If you can’t find it ask yourself why. It’s not missing – it’s been there with you all along waiting for you to begin your search within. Peace isn’t hard to find at all. You just have to dig from underneath all of the rubble – fear and anger. Once you push the fear and anger to the side peace will be in plain view.

When you find the peace in your heart you start to exude it. It becomes infectious. Joy soon follows and a sense of calm is not too far behind. All of this from one good look in the mirror. One hard look at who you really are. That’s all it takes to get the ball rolling.

And it’s easy to pass it on. Remind your loved ones to find their peace within. They’ll know it can be done because they would have seen the transformation in you. Be a walking example of peace and watch how it spreads.

When others come to you full of fear and anger remember the peace within yourself and gently remind them that no matter how bad it gets it will eventually work itself out for the best.

We get what we dwell upon so if we keep our thoughts based on fear and anger that’s what we’ll continue to get. Instead let’s focus on peace – peace within ourselves and let these thoughts multiply. Remember, be the change you want to see – so be peaceful within your heart and watch your world begin to mirror that.

Have an amazing Friday Loves,

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💋

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Mental Health Awareness

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3 Quick Steps To Practice Mindfulness

Step One: Journal 📔 Your Thoughts

Right down what you are thinking about first thing in the morning how you want your day to go, then again at night to reflect on the day! Don’t let your past creep in, don’t let what happen yesterday creep in…just stay focused on the present day! One day at a time sis…💓

Step Two: TURN OFF YOUR PHONE 📱

Yes Girl, 😳I know….much like me I do all my business from that damn phone, but ask my friends and family…when I put my phone down I do! I don’t answer calls, texts, or emails for about 2-3 hours. During this I nap or just sit and relax, this keeps you focused and calm! The world 🌎 will be fine without you for a couple of hours, your health is most important!

Step Three: LEARN TO MEDITATE🧘🏾‍♀️

Meditation is the key to mindfulness. It allows us to learn how to be mindful. It is the key to the whole ideal. Without it, it is much more difficult to become mindful in any moment. Sit down, close your eyes, focus on your breath, and just be in the moment.

Mindfulness has been shown to improve overall health, improve our brain functionality, and will enable you to be a calmer, happier, more intentional person. Yes, I know it’s hard to turn our wired brains 🧠 off but I promise just for about 10 minutes you will definitely notice a change.

Mindfulness and Mental Health

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If one has to explain Mindfulness in a sentence, it means being completely and absolutely present in the current moment. Mindfulness has become an instrument in the field of psychology;it is widely used these days in order to treat people suffering from various mental illnesses. How does it help?

  • It Shows People a New Perspective

When someone is suffering from mental illness, they usually have a very negative attitude towards the whole world. Mindfulness helps keep one in the moment and encourages them to have a different outlook of any situation. It also encourages one to have a positive outlook about one’s self. A therapist may suggest writing out affirmations and reciting them. Most therapist also offer breathing techniques to help with anxiety. 

  • It Teaches People to How to Live in the Moment

Most people who suffer from mental illness, usually are depressed about something from their past, or anxious about their future. It encourages you to feel no matter what this too shall pass, therapist may teach you self meditation, show you mini-mindfulness exercises and techniques. Most of these excercises can be done at home by yourself like coloring a mandala, going on mindfulness walks, listen to meditation without words. Using radical acceptance also helps you stay in the moment, accept the things you can’t control.

As someone who suffers from mental illness, I found all the these things helpful. The walks and breathing techniques were really helpful, I was able to focus on my beautiful surroundings. Mindfulness will help you establish better concentration, you will observe the flow of your inner thoughts. You don’t need to be some fancy meditator, just set aside about 10 minutes a day and go with the flow.

Ms. Fran

Some Ted Talks on Mindfulness🗣

Each of these videos were very interesting and gave the practice of mindfulness from different perspectives. I especially liked Andy (1st) because he only needed a short time to explain mindfulness to us. He was funny and quirky about it! Diana (2) pretty much went into mindfulness and the benefits of practicing it, I was shocked to learn that mindfulness could also help with psoriasis (skin infection) in which I have. She took a minute to ask the crowd to participate for a couple of minutes. Last video featuring Zindel, was pretty much what I’m learning in group therapy so I was happy to know that this was being practiced in office around the world.

So here are just a few to watch and it doesn’t take very long! Enjoy😊

Ms. Fran

Self Improvement and Why it’s Important

Happy Tuesday all, so as you know if your reading my blog,(if not I’m going to need you to subscribe) NOW!! LOL I have been on this road to recovery and trying all sorts of things to keep me from falling back into that hole. In order to start this process I gave up drinking, getting angry, and self-doubt. Yes!!! All these things can be hard, but you have to give the shit a try. We all want to improve and become better people, and we all decide that the first of year is when we are going to start….then we fall off!! By March we have found a hundred excuses why we just can’t get it together. I have to admit this was me ust last year, but I’m determined to see this year through and become healthier mentally and physically. So again if you have not subscribe to my blog so you can read my updates….then I suggest you subscribe NOW!!! I have developed an obsessive passion for self-improvement and my personal growth. So this week I’ll be blogging about some of the self improvement tactics I intend to take. As I stated in the beginning, I have completely given up alcohol and  stop letting my anger get out of control. Baby steps people…baby steps! So please feel free to comment on what you will do this week, maybe I can get some pointers from all of you out there….so here’s to a week of self improvement!!!

Ms. Fran