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About a year ago I started designing posts with quotes on them that I called “Be You” posts. Above are a few of the quotes. The rest will be featured in my Portfolio page.

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Let It Go

Why is it so hard to let go?

Why do people think it’s easier to stay?

So they can just endure pain, on top of more pain

And say they will leave “someday”

I’m a firm believer that actions speak louder than words

You can threaten to leave, but make no moves, your words will be unheard

I was in that place thinking “it will get better in time”,

not realizing from jump that I was putting so much on the line,

Weeks became months, months became years, you wouldn’t believe the amount of tears!

I shed some many, only to end up back at square one,

All it took was for ME to realize “enough is enough, I’M DONE!”

Letting go wasn’t so bad, in fact, it was the best thing for me,

I can only imagine if I stayed, how my life would be,

It would be more confusing, more pain, and distress,

too grown for the non-sense, so over all the mess

So whoever or whatever it is that is keeping you off track

Its time to let go, that’s time you cannot get back

feelings, friends, intimacy, Life, love, poetry, Stress

This Race…..

Not up to par, hate this feeling of depression,
Constant thoughts repeat in my mind like an obsession.
WHAT SHOULD I DO? Decisions that need to be made,
Things that shouldn’t be a priority overload and explode my time like a grenade.
Gotta get to the “prize” at the end of this race,
But im letting obstacles I face, take place and slow down my chase.
I’ll make it to the finish line but I gotta stay focused on what really matters right now.
This side mess will only spread, ”stay focused B”, I tell myself, but then I think “How?”
But nevertheless I won’t stress and do what I gotta do,
Because I’ll be the one with the “prize” once this race is through…

-Ms. Brittany ~~~~Written 8/18/2010

Philippians 3:14 (King James Version)

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Change, feelings, friends, Life, love, Stress

Man In The Mirror

On Thursday I was driving home in my car listening to Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”. While singing along with the chorus, I began thinking about a conversation I had with a friend earlier in the day and also a conversation with another friend last week. To sum up both of the discussions, they were about making changes and moving on to better themselves. I was proud to see that both of my friends were deciding to take control of the situations in their lives and pressing forward to do better.
I definitely can relate to their situations and was honored that they wanted my advice and encouragement. I shared my story of the past 12 months of my life and was able to give ensight on what happened when I began to take control of situations in my life. I spoke to them about how I didn’t give power to my fears but I had my faith overpower my fears.

With that being said, we can live our lives blaming everyone else for things that happen to us, but when will we stop and look at ourselves and say “what is it that I’m doing on my end  that just isnt right?” Though I’m not where I want to be in life right now and there are still some things that aren’t right but I do thank God that I’m not where I was mentally, spiritually, financially or emotionally 12 months ago. So if you want to make YOUR world a better place, take a look at YOURSELF and make YOUR change.

…………RIP Michael Jackson……

“I”m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change”

Stress

STRESS

STRESS…..STRESSSTRESS….What comes to mind when you hear the word STRESS? For me, Stress is a feeling of extreme worry that can affect our normal way of thinking and living.  On the site dictionary.com, one of the definitions for Stress states:

“A specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism.” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stress)

Stress is caused by a lot of things; Bills, our jobs or lack of, school, children, family members; the list goes on and on. We stress so much that it affects our bodies. According to Wikipedia, here are some signs of Stress:

“Signs of stress may be cognitive, emotional, physical or behavioral. Signs include poor judgment, a general negative outlook, excessive worrying, moodiness, irritability, agitation, inability to relax, feeling lonely, isolated or depressed, aches and painsdiarrhea or constipation, nauseadizzinesschest pain, rapid heartbeat, eating too much or not enough, sleeping too much or not enough, social withdrawal, procrastination or neglect of responsibilities, increased alcohol,

nicotine or drug consumption, and nervous habits such as pacing about or nail-biting.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(biology))

I’m sure we have all experienced some of these signs. I remember in 2004, I had an extremely bad headache and I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. I called the emergency hotline to my doctor’s office and was told to go to the emergency room. After about 4 hours in the E.R., I was told that my blood pressure was through the roof and was put on bed rest for 3 days.  I think the meds they put me on was making things worst! LOL… but while looking at my head x-rays, they doctors said there was a lot of tension on my brain and that they couldn’t understand how a 22 year old could be so stressed out. I’m thinking in my head “Well let’s see…my finals are coming up and this will determine if I get my Associates, I’m having issues in my personal life trying to decide between two people, I spent more time traveling on trains and buses than I did sleeping….” I knew where the stress was coming from! After I saw my own doctor, I was put on pressure pills for one month. I had to stick to this list of things to eat like steamed broccoli, brown rice, water and I had to avoid (my legal addiction) COFFEE! I did this for 30 days. At the time it actually made me feel better. I didn’t stick to the diet they gave me but a lot of the stress was eliminated.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

There are a lot of things that we can do to eliminate or at least minimize stress in our lives; We can change the way we eat (more fruits and vegetables), DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!! We can exercise as well. Having fun and enjoying life is also very important. Life is not all work, work, work! I come from a religious background so I will always recommend attending church services.

And last, DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT STRESS OVER SITUATIONS THAT CAN NOT BE CHANGED! Some things you just have to accept and move on. When I reflect over the past 12 months, I saw how when I began to accept things for what they were and not for what I wanted them to be, it made my life much easier.

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Links about Stress, Stress Management, Stress Test

  1. How Stressed Are You? http://www.lessons4living.com/stress_test.htm
  2. Mental Health America: Stress,  http://www.nmha.org/go/mhm/2009/stress-signs
  3. The Serenity Prayer http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/special/serenity.html