So I pop up at the nail shop without making my usual appointment. The nail tech says, “Sophia one moment.” I knew at this point I would have to wait patiently bc I failed to make an appointment. Usually, I would go sit in the car or grumble about waiting; however this particular time, I sat down quietly and waited. My spirit was pure; and my countenance was meek. 💕 Ladies, if you ever waited in a nail shop, you know pure & meek is not a traditional nail shop characteristic. However; I am very sensitive to this new season, and working on being friendly and kind. 😌
Meanwhile, my head was down, as I was scrolling through my phone, while waiting. Suddenly! Did you all hear me.... Suddenly a woman walks up to me & says, “What are you getting done today.” I smile, and said, “The dip.” She said, “I’m going to bless you bc you’re a blessing.” She then share with the nail tech that my tab was on her. -
What’s amazing is this just happened this morning, and someone took my bill, and said “Her tab is on me.” 😮 Then a hour later, someone called & said I just ordered you some shoes, “tab on me.” Oh & these are NOT cheap shoes 🙌🏾 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 Three times today, someone said, “You’re a blessing, let me take care of this for you.” -
Listen, there is a supernatural harvest coming to you! GOD reminded me that the seed I’ve sown, will come suddenly, and unusual this season. Can I prophesy? -
I declare this season GOD is having people pick up the tab! Your blessing will be suddenly & they will be unusual. They will be unexpected, & unplanned. You will have an overflow of harvest poured out in a very unusual way. People will begin picking up the tab for you, and sowing into you spontaneously! This will be a season you’re in the right place at the right time, and will receive the right stuff. -
I pray this stirred you! Bc those of you who have Sown will Suddenly begin to Reap! And
Guess what....... You will reap in usual places! My GOD I’m stirred👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #deliberate#calculated
Another set of stamps which will be launch on this coming Sunday (5/5/19, new moon at ♉️).
Set of these come with 2 stamps per set. Eyelet Brass wax seal was in picture too will be launch accordingly.
It IS as it should be, no matter what you wish were true. If you need to slow down and take this current step a little more deliberately, so be it. Let your passion build again, until it ignites you in a way that feels right and serves you best. Creativity requires an open heart and an all in attitude.
Most of us can barely muster a fleeting moment of calm before yet another notification buzz demands our attention. As a result, Americans currently spend an average of nearly 7 hours a day glued to their tiny screens, or the equivalent of an unpaid full-time job. This lack of control over attention produces disastrous effects on mental health, such as increased risk of stress, depression, and anxiety, while the impact on our relationships can be catastrophic.
Put the F**king Phone Down is a raw, unapologetic look at the rising tide of screen addiction and how we can all reclaim control of our attention. Although technology has the potential to erode focus, one notification buzz at a time, Put the F**king Phone Down presents a variety of mindfulness-based countermeasures to the Age of Distraction, each designed to develop greater awareness, control, resilience, and an overall appreciation of life as it happens.
After spending 10 years in higher education as a student and another 10 years as a professor, the conclusion I arrived at about academic writing and research-based books was that they all suck. Regardless of how dense, well-founded, or valuable the information presented in these books, they’re all about as engaging as a tax seminar. No offense intended to accountants; the world needs you.
I needed to tell the world about my research into mindful presence and how it intersects with screen addiction: the single most pervasive non-drug addiction facing our world today. That’s when it hit me. What if I wrote my own research-based book, but instead of following in my predecessors' footsteps, I instead filled it with real-life examples everyone can relate to and laced it all up with gratuitous profanity?
We don’t need to end up glued mindlessly to a tiny screen for the better part of our waking existence. -
We can all learn to put the f**king phone down and appreciate life as it happens.
Watch for this book late spring 2019!
353819 April, 2019
Conversations with @monkwood_ always lead to reflections on life, work, and art. Contemplating this word today:
To be DE-LIB-ER-ATE... ☝🏽- be intentional, know what and why
To DE-LIB-ER-ATE... ✌🏽 like a jury. Think it through, ask every question.
... Liberate... 🔥 A liberating freedom found in the work because you did the work of deliberation...
To make sure every move is thought through in my work, both in the small detail and big picture. So nothing is lost for the sake of things that don't matter. Do your thing, and don’t be distracted by the flashy, fluffy stuff. Be free in creating.
73391 May, 2019
Its Saturday. Not just the weekend but the time for a new beginning. Time for us to change. Time to take one more step to reach our goals. Lead by example! Be the light in the world you want to see. Visualize, execute, reflect. Earn your sleep, lay your head down and live with peace. Trust your heart and always follow it.
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Traveling full-time in a van and remote income jobs were not things that simply fell into my lap. I worked hard to carve out a space for myself on the internet and learned how to leverage my skills. The process came with a lot of trial and error, and admittedly I began from a place of relative privilege, but in the end deliberate determination is how I managed to build a business out of a location independent lifestyle I love.
I want to be clear that while this lifestyle may appear glamorous and like a constant vacation on Instagram, A LOT of work, sacrifices, and reprioritizing went into it. Most importantly I had a clear goal in mind, I took very deliberate steps to achieve it and I didn’t let a fear of failure stop me from preceding (even during the times when I felt like a failure).
I recently wrote a post detailing exactly how I earn a remote income on the road, which offers ways and ideas for how you can achieve a similar lifestyle if that is something that you find yourself daydreaming about.
Link in my bio. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions 😊
2331610 April, 2019
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The blame and defence game laid
Unaware when I fell prey to it's trap
Everything is wrong but except me
Showing me wrong is so deliberate
Perfection is a myth we created
Goodness is in every person met
Smile at very frown spreads love
Yet reciprocate with equal anger
Saints, I hear the spirit of the Holy Spirit whispering to me #deliberate#manifestation .
There is a manifestation of God's promises to you in this season. "For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
1 Corinthians" 4:20 KJV
She was caged;
By her own thoughts.
A wall built around her;
Made her admirers halt.
Some left, some tried;
With their sweet seeping words.
But she knew enough,
Not to trust,
Words without efforts.
Then the day came,
Where everyone left
As she anticipated.
But a sudden pain,
Growing in her chest,
"Am I not worth an effort?" Trembling lips,
And a battered heart in pieces,
She found herself
Toward the dark unconscious.
Be selective about what you feed your mind.
It isn't all books you should read, not all songs are worth listening to and not all movies you should give a thought.
I should also mention that you should be mindful of the people you listen to. Be discerning enough to know who and what is speaking through someone at every point in time, yes, you might have to read that again...this include those we look up to , admire and respect.
Remember even Jesus told Peter "get thee behind me satan!" Jesus was discerning enough to know it wasn't his disciple that was speaking at that moment but #satan .
Some words might be detrimental to your mind and life as a whole but because we already love the speaker, we automatically become obsessed with their words without sieving them. This includes #prophecies ...be very careful !
God's spirit should bear witness with your spirit. ..be attentive and sensitive!
Your mind is like a software. It’s the operating system that gathers, stores and manages information, using the massive processing resources of your brain.
Whatever you feed it, it automatically reproduces and that's where all life's issues are generated.
The mind of a man is the man not what you see in the physical.
The other day at Work Life Balance organized by @enterprisedevelopmentcentre in partnership with @myaccessbank. Had a great time listening to stories of women who through God's grace and immense support from their spouses and other systems are doing exploits in career and business. As a woman you are not less for getting help when needed. Asking for help never hurts even God is a tripartite.
I ask for help and soon will ask for more as I give also. More support from my online friends for my project. Details soon.
Just purged my closet again while listening to a flipping podcast?!? #theminalistspodcast I literally can’t believe I just wrote that. It’s sounds so pretentious to me. Honestly this is very challenging & I feel emotionally drained & a bit nauseous 🤢 I did just eat a ton of banana chips 🍌 & chugged some coffee. ☕️☕️ Really though it is sad how many things I have owned & purchased in just 6 years after moving here from Hawai’i with just two suitcases in tow. These empty hangers speak volumes. 🌧
Today I had a great opportunity to work with a bunch of amazing coaches in NYC. What a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by people who want to make a change in the lives of others. This is why I do what I do. ✨
A couple of years ago I was feeling low energy and frustrated because I knew I was meant to do more. I loved what I did as a teacher, but I felt that the meaningful conversations and the ability to help out people emotionally and spiritually was my calling. I knew I wanted to help out people more often and was at a crossroads. I wasn’t sure what to do. I could have easily chalked this all up as a pipe dream and gone about my life, but it wasn’t, and neither are yours. At the age of 39, I chose to go back to school and get a certification in life coaching. ✨
Today, I was working on another coaching certification because I want to be able to help out my clients to the best of my ability. What energizes and lights my world is seeing a client transformed through our sessions. To allow my client to see the best in themselves and to gain the confidence and clarity to pursue their dreams is what allows me to live my life’s purpose. ✨
I tell you my story so I can inspire you to fight for your dreams. With seven-year old twins, a full-time job, a husband and house to maintain, as well as a second job, I probably could have had a legit excuse to not take this new chapter on. But who would I have been cheating? Myself! I also would be cheating all of the people whose changes depended upon me. So I ask you today? Are you playing it small and making excuses for why you can’t have your dream? Are you okay living life the way it is and for ten more years? Allow me to be your voice of reason. You CAN make a change and it is NEVER too late!
So we started this special evenings bonding routine with the children 💓💃💃
Yesterday was Cooking competition 💓, So the children made different dishes without any input from us. We were the judges 😂😂
Amazingly, it was so nice! Who would have wondered what our son Ayo, would make something so amazing and different! We are raising husband material 100 yards 😂😂😂...start applying 💃