LILY ROSE SKIN CARE LAUNCH!

  I am so excited! I have been working on this for years. Perfecting the recipes for my scrubs, oils, balms and candles. The GLOW FLOW oil has seven essential healing oils and heals skin from the inside out. These legs are moisturized with this oil and so is the rest of me. In each focus group, Lily Rose products…

LIVE YOUR WIN!

  Occasionally, I will read something on Twitter that is not only worthy of a re-tweet, but a soul ponder. Yesterday, someone tweeted, LIVE YOUR WIN and everything in my soul stood up, took notice and began to applaud. Living our win requires that we have a fundamental understanding of what winning means. As a former athlete, everything we did…

Get Ready to Get UNCOMFORTABLE

I know, right? What an interesting picture to use for a piece of writing that is supposed to uplift, empower and ignite a strong fire in you. Yeah, I know. THIS isn’t that piece. At least not at first. Prepare to get uncomfortable. EXTREMELY uncomfortable! Why? Because your comfort zone is the place of enslavement that has held you back long enough.…

EASY RECIPE: CALIFORNIA GRILLED CHICKEN

This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! All that you need to add to this recipe is some sweet bread and a side of rice. YIELDS:4 PREP TIME:0 hours 20 mins TOTAL TIME:0 hours 40 mins Ingredients 3/4 c. balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. Italian seasoning kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 slices mozzarella 4 slices avocado 4 slices tomato 2…

I STILL NEED YOU

I need you like one needs air to breathe Like a flower needs water, like the earth needs the sun I need you like the night sky needs the moon I need you like the birds need to fly I need you like an addict needs his high Brother, King, Lover, Friend…I need you  Too many words to be said…

SOUL REFLECTION: SINGLE LIFE

As I sit on the patio of my suite, taking in the birds chirping in the quite of the morning, I sip coffee in a state of meditation. Not serious “close your eyes” postured meditation. Just reflective. Thinking about everything. My 46 years on this planet, my children, my extended family, my loves, my lessons. Summarizing my accomplishments and examining…

Musings of Girl Who Got Her Butt Kicked by Life (but She Fought Back)

It was 6:30 P.M. I was uncomfortable because I usually know exactly what I want to talk about. I usually know what I want to say to you because this writing? This is liberating. This is fulfilling to be able to share my heart with you and to be able reach out to you through the strokes of the keyboard that…

WHEN GOD TELLS US SOMETHING

  That little small voice, something said, I knew….is the voice of the Divine.  Instructing us, warning us, leading us, directing us and trying to protect us. What Divine says does not always make sense. It is not always easy. It does not always feel good.  We may not always know the end game, but if we hearken to the…

PERFECT RIBS: BRINE BABY, BRINE.

I grew up cooking in my fathers restaurant. He cooked soul food the old fashion way.  Slow and with a lot of gin (the gin was for his sip sip). We did not brine because we did it slow…. But for those of you who want the falling off the bone goodness without the 5 hours over a hot grill,…

RESIST LOW HANGING FRUIT

A thing or person that can be won, obtained, or persuaded with little effort is low hanging fruit.   Becoming who we are full throttle requires that we connect with people who will challenge us and require more of us. People who have not limited us by their previous experiences with us but who are encouraged by the possibilities they…

RESTLESS

I’ve got soo many thoughts in my head Sometimes it’s hard for me to go to bed. So many thoughts…. Gotta write them down on paper while I’m up instead I keep a pen & pad next to my bed so I can write down these thoughts in my head. Writing in the dark is a little hard. Hope I…

MEANINGFUL LIFE: QUICK VIDEO MOTIVATIONS

  In this playful animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates a simple but powerful tool from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), called ‘The Choice Point’ . This tool provides a way to quickly identify the source of your biggest problems (and recognise what you are doing that’s making them worse) and plan how…

JAZZ UP THAT HOLIDAY BURGER!

This burger is a HIT HIT HIT in my house.  It is comfort food on a whole notha level! You will need: Ground chuck, beef or sirloin (cook patty to your liking) Fry an egg Shredded potatoes, fry lightly into hash brown form Sliced and grill onions Cooked bacon Layer all ingredients on your burger and cover will cheese Melt…

MY TRUTH

You say you want the truth but after careful observation and conversation I see that you cannot handle the truth. My truth would scare the hell out of you or at the very least make you stop speaking to me. I hold my tongue at times attempting to spare your feelings because the truth is I really love you  even…

GET OVER THE EX FOR THE NEXT!

The world watched a beautiful Meghan Markle meet, date, court and then marry Prince William. We all could see the light in their eyes as they got to know each other and explore each other. That new and sweet exploration birthed a love that led them to wed. This truly is an amazing declaration of how if we just trust…

OUR STAY OF THE DAY: DUBAI

    Dubai (/duːˈbaɪ/ doo-BYE; Arabic: دبي‎ Dubay, Gulf pronunciation: [dʊˈbɑj]) is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[5] It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s Federal Supreme Council.[6][7]The city of Dubai…

I FEEL GOOD ALL OVER: STEPHANIE MILLS

  “I Feel Good All Over” Single by Stephanie Mills from the album If I Were Your Woman Released 1987 Format 12″ single Recorded April 1986 “I Feel Good All Over” is a 1987 single by Stephanie Mills. The single was her second number one on the Hot Black Singles chart and first number one in 1987. The single spent three weeks at the…

MESSY PARENTING IS JUST INEXCUSABLE

For those of us who are parents, it is imperative that we conduct our affairs in a way that is healthy, especially in front of our children. Life can get complicated but good parents shield the complicated view from their kids. I know a man who was leaving his wife and already in his new relationship, and accidentally would text…

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POSITIVE THINKING AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Positive thinking is wonderful and has its place but you cannot positively think a serious and legitimate issue or problem away. Having a positive attitude and outlook is crucial to living a successful life. A positive attitude is not the same as positive thinking because positive thinking tends to call dung perfume. Positive thinking is often rooted in delusion. A…

KIDS NEED PARENTS NOT FRIENDS

GEORGE-RUDY/SHUTTERSTOCK Children need parents to be parents—and when parents try to dodge parenting altogether and instead become a friend, the results are disastrous. For toxic parents this can include dressing like their child, befriending their child’s friends (to an inappropriate degree), and even disclosing too much personal information to their child at a young age. Codependency between a parent and…

KIDS AND MARIJUANNA: KNOW THE SIGNS

There are some clear signs to look out for that will indicate if your child is  smoking or taking drugs, including the following: Chewing gum a lot, yellow-stained fingers and smoke-scented clothes. Mood swings, loss of appetite and a general desire to spend lots of time in their room. Obscure descriptions of where they are going, a certain shiftiness to…

Once Upon a Time- I Hated Me

Yeah, I said it, and I couldn’t care less if you judge me. It was thick, it was inescapable, and it was undeniable. I HATED MYSELF. I could not for the life of me figure out why God made me the way He did. He must have gotten busy for a second and gave the task of creating me to…

SOMETHING SPECIAL!

  If you are in this group: YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS BLOG You are following this blog, along with 8,427 other amazing people One of you is getting ready to get an ALM goodie. Stay tuned to see who and what! It just may be you. If you are not following Auspicious Living Magazine….you have time to do so. Love,…

WHEN GOD TELLS US SOMETHING

  That little small voice, something said, I knew….is the voice of the Divine.  Instructing us, warning us, leading us, directing us and trying to protect us. What Divine says does not always make sense. It is not always easy. It does not always feel good.  We may not always know the end game, but if we hearken to the…

EASY RECIPE: FIESTA TACOS

Prep 20 MIN           Total 20 MIN         Ingredients 10                 Servings12   Happy Saturday, Beautiful people. This is a very easy, light, tasty and satisfying dish. It is great for Saturday lunch or light fare. Enjoy it with a fresh pineapple or mango salad. For extra flavor, sear the shrimp in a cast…

AMERICAN BOYS AND THE LAW: A CRISIS

I had to have a hard conversation with my children about crime, inappropriate behavior and authority. Authority is defined as the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. There are people who are so misguided that authority is a curse word to them. Usually these people had very disrespectful relationships with their parents, elders in their…

LOST

                          I was lost in the love of you. Used by the love of you. Why? I would give my life for you. Gave up my friends for you.  Left some of my hopes, dreams and desires behind for you.  And all I ask of you is for…

SOCIAL MEDIA FAKERS AND PHONEYS

There are so many people running cons and game in the world and we have to be careful. Integrity is living something. Not pretending something. It amazes me how people post pictures of prosperous living and they have to rob Peter to pay Paul. There are actually people that encourage others on social media to BALL OUT and the only…

A CHILD ASKS AND A MAN ANSWERS

When we are blending lives and men and women who are not biological parents take on the responsibility of developing children and being an integral part of their lives, we sometimes ask “what are the kids going to call me/you?”. I have never been a fan of the title of step mom or step dad and sometimes Mom or Dad…

RELATIONSHIP CONFIDENCE

  I was recently having lunch with a relationship counselor as ground work for a project and we were discussing toxic relationships and the fuel they need to survive. Most of us are under the assumption that toxic relationships “look” a certain way and sometimes they do but toxic relationships come in forms that LOOK healthy. The counselor shared that…

BEACH BODY READY: EASY TIPS

Follow These 5 Tips to Get Your Beach Body Ready in Time for Summer   1. You really need to start eating healthy! We all have been loading on sugar and junk food all winter long! So, it’s time to cut out this unhealthy lifestyle and adopt a new healthy one. If you eat a lot of carbs, then reduce your…

HEALTHY WOMAN=HEALTHY BODY

  These are the nutrients we most need. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a great place to start. Developing a natural menu that allows for this intake will ensure that our bodies has the fuel it needs to run. Let’s “gas up” on food that is good for us and good to us. We will feel…