Leonise Sings Praises to the Most High

She’s singing about being Thankful for the life she has.
“This is Leonise as she stands in front of the small home in Haiti she shares with 11 other family members. Leonise’s angelic voice and endearing story of an impoverished yet appreciative life were brought to light by San Antonio’s KENS5 morning news anchor Sarah Forgany during a recent visit to Leonise’s Haitian Village.”

– CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH- HELP BUILD A HOME FOR LEONISE

“Self-Nurturing Isn’t Self-Ish”

It’s just who we are. We tend to the needs of others every day, all day! We love it and probably wouldn’t have it any other way. But the bottom line is we have to see about us too and in most cases first! And when we do take a moment for ourselves, we feel guilty and selfish…stop it!

In order to withstand the weight of change, especially one that is self initiated, it is helpful to have an assessment of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states.

This will help us to better identify the source when things go wrong and actually limit the possibility of “failure” i.e. when things don’t go as we expected.

Our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state can make the difference between not only success and failure, but whether we even get our ideas off the ground at all.

Trying can be hard and success is even harder; so it’s necessary to prepare ourselves as best we can for the journey.

Making changes to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves takes time however, knowing and acknowledging that a need exists and beginning to take the steps to address those needs is everything!

So here’s my physical assessment along with specific steps on how I am beginning to address these challenges and how you can too!

Of course you’ll do this practice for every area, mental, emotional and spiritual but for time sake, I’ll only share my physical assessment. I’ll be sharing my total assessments and my progress on my instagram, if you’re interested in following along!

There are basic and fundamental steps that we can useful in our planning efforts, no matter what the challenge. Check them out here…believebegreat.com

Hump Day Wednesday: The Restart Project

As women, we wear so many labels and bare the cross for the pain and suffering of those we love and have loved. Its so important to member to reach out when we need to and trust that we are more worthy than we know!

Check out more on The Restart Project here!

Hump DAY WednesDay! HappY MotheR’S Day!

I know that its not officially mothers’ day but as a mother, I think its always a good time to show a little appreciation for all mothers!  It seems that no matter how hard we work or what we do, we somehow still expect more from ourselves, feeling like we’ re not doing enough or doing it good enough etc.  But the truth is, we do a hell of a job!  We love, support, disciple, feed, hug, wipe tears, laugh at jokes that aren’t funny, we clean and iron, pickup and drop off, we are the alarm clock, the guardian,  fashion consultant and confidant and best friend. And I just want to remind us to give ourselves a break, there is no other person paid or unpaid that can do what we do even on our worse day!  Am I ranting? !  I hope not, I’m just passionate about who we are and what we do!  Lets make it a practice to remind ourselves and each other of just how great we are everyday! Start now, share one “motherly” thing  that you do that makes you a great mom…me first!

“I’m a great mom because… I make it a point to encourage my girls and make them feel good about themselves especially when they’ve had a bad day.”