Showing posts from August, 2016

Unlock your Dreams

Unlock your dreams Live free live in the place where your dreams manifest set free by the power of your actions Live free. I'm talking about breakimg free from the hamster wheel, from the feeling of getting up and dreading going to work in the morning. I am talking about a personal sense of freedom with the life sustaining activities that we must engage in. People who are doing what they love or what they feel they were purposed to do all have at least one thing in common; they get lost in it. I know I do, especially when I write. It is my thing. Admittedly,  I am okay at it. Am I great? Not yet. I can be better and with practice and effort and time devoted to my craft, I will be. With that being said, I can easily get lost in words. I get lost in writing them, reading them, seeing them manifested on screen, listening to them in music and anything else in which they are creatively put together to result in something awesome. What seperates me from the people who make

The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War now on DVD Chris Hemsworth is back as the huntsman in the aftermath of Snowwhite successfully killing the evil queen, Ravenna. In this installment, the viewer is treated to a little history lesson of not only the huntsmen and where they came from but we also get some background on the Ravenna and her sister Freya, played by Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, respectively. If you enjoyed Snow White and the Huntsman then you will enjoy The Huntsman: Winter's War. The things I did not love - Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Snow White in the first movie was pretty abysmal, so I was glad they did not bring her back, but I would have liked a little more than a passing mention of Snow White in this one. - not much else that I did not like. It was a fair film. The things I loved - Emily Blunt as the Ice Queen was just the right amount of manufactured evil and vulnerability that the role called for. She did a great job of capturing Freya's pa

Envision What You Want and Go for it!

I didn't wish for anything I couldn't get, and I got pretty near everything I wanted because I worked for it. - Louis Armstrong Envision what you want. Feel it. Enjoy it in your mind. Harness that feeling of satisfaction  and accomplishment. Imagine what achieving your goal feels like, smells like and then go for it. Go for it like your life depends on it because it does. Your ideal life, the life that you are living in your dreams will fade away if you do not make all the mighty effort you have inside of you to go after it. And that act, that chase, is living. That will give you a boost of energy and drive that will continue to propel you forward. Do not let the set backs dissuade you because if you keep going, you will ultimately realize that they were set ups. Setting the stage for you to thrive and keep going. Everything you want is truly within your imagination just beyond your grasp; reach out and take it. Listen to Envision what you want

Bantu Knots:I am not my hair

I put some bantu knots in today, hoping the curl will take in six hours or so. My daughter is not a fan of them because, like most, she is not used to seeing them. The last time I had my hair in bantu knots she was probably five years old. I love my bantu knots, and no, they are not a new discovery made by mainstream people flaunted in the media. I do plan to take them down today but will rock them again in a couple of weeks. I will wear them to an event so that she knows they are not just for style prep but are beautiful enough to wear to an occasion. I will show her that because I love them and feel confident in them, their beauty will surpass anyone's negative opinion of them. Confidence breeds peace in difficult situations because it gives strength for us to push through. If we love ourselves and believe in ourselves then we will at least put forth the effort to rise above difficult situations and live beyond people's negativity. For a lot of women our hair makes us

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Suicide Squad starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jared Leto grossed over 135 million this weekend. They got my money and would get it again, but I would rather watch it at home the second time around so I can fast forward through Jared Leto's version of The Joker. Yikes!  There are so many good reasons to see Suicide Squad, The Joker is just not one of them. The short time he was on screen was like torture, but not the kind the makers intended. It is actually a good thing that a lot of his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. The things I did not love: - The Joker ... that is all. - Common's cameo. What the heck was that? - The witch's body ticks. Was I the only one that found it distracting? What was going on with that? The things I loved: - Will Smith as Dead Shot. Probably deserves its own blog post. - Viola Davis playing Annalise Keating aka Amanda "I will cut your throat while you're sleeping" Waller. S

Be Golden not Tarnished

Living my life like it's golden -Jill Scott I am living my life like it's golden becuase it is. If anything it is more precious than gold, more precious than the finest material that can be found in this planet. I posted this regular shot of me, no make up, working, just another day. I am tired as heck because I stayed up late washing my hair, covering my pesky grays and putting in pipe cleaners  (I will have a post about that when I get the after). Needless to say, I'm a bit fatigued.  Nevertheless, I smile and revel in this ordinary day becauae I feel good. I feel alive. I feel blessed and grateful. I and you and those given the gift of life are indeed the most precious thing on this planet. Live like it. I am heartbroken and dissapointed at the hate, violence, and lack of empathy that we wield at eachother. This discord keeps us from excelling and being more. It saddens me; however, I cannot let that speak for me. We cannot let the negative out weigh the everyda