There are usually 3 ways we find ourselves at the edge of a cliff.
Martha Beck explains it like this:
One is shock, which would be your car accident or losing your job or whatever it is. The next one is opportunity. Say, you fall in love and you get a chance to marry your soul mate, but it means changing everything. And the third is growth; you simply wake up one morning and what satisfied you yesterday is starting to feel empty.
Each of these sparks for rewriting the next chapter of your life, comes with its own story, healing & potential. But like many things that appear as if they are custom-made for your own crazy-beautiful life, the process is the same.
There is an energy flow right now that seems to be throwing off sparks everywhere! Many are on this precipice teetering toward what could be bliss and NO ONE should be doing it alone. Step off in community.
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My daughter & I at the Oakland Women’s March on Jan 21st
Well, here we are. Fully into 2017 with a new president (you can’t make me say his name),
a country of disparate interests, the decision of millions of women to step up & speak out and of course… LIFE. Because in between the news reports, marching and pissed off Facebook posts, you still have dinner to make, people to love and Hidden Figures to go see.
So where do your goals fit in and around all this LIFE that we find ourselves in? Losing 10 pounds, going back to school or saving money may seem insignificant in the face of executive orders slamming down like anvils. But now more than ever, is the world in need of powerful women (& men) doing what it takes to shine bright. Hear me now…
Having a bright light doesn’t mean shouting from the rooftops, it means
- loving yourself enough to commit to you
- being honest about wanting more & knowing you deserve it
- allowing love to pour into the empty spaces
- grieving loss, wrongdoing & pain and being grateful that you can FEEL
- not just reading about & praising but DOing God.. as a verb
I am writing because I feel the overwhelm and I-just-cant-even energy weighing us down like wool blankets. I’m all for being comfy but look, nothing is changing under all those covers! We have to throw the covers to the side, get up and brave the cold. It’s time to create the energy we need to thrive.
And it’s time to do it the right way.
Step #1 to BE instead of become your best self: Take some time to think about how you’ve grown over the past year. Acknowledge the aspects of your life that have changed for the better and write them down.
Please share your thoughts below. I’ll be in my community and email inboxes frequently this month with more steps. I AM MY RESOLUTION! is my mantra, I hope it will soon echo in your mind as well ♡
I am bursting at the seams with some good news!
Last week, I was blessed with my first on-air television interview about Elevate your NOW. #stillcheesing
The show, Black Renaissance, features current issues and a healthy balance to media negativity by profiling folks doing great things in the world.
Yes, I was nervous but my biggest quandary? This sentence: You can wear anything you want except for prints, stripes, dots, black or white. WHAT? Queue closet explosion and my husband going to hide lol.
Check out my livestream video as I’m walking to the studio
The Producer & Director of Communications and Public Affairs at CBS Local Media, Akilah Bolden, ushered us straight into the studio as they were taping the preview for the 11 o’clock news. How cool is that? It was great until she whispered, “Kysha, you’re up first” and pointed me toward a desk 5 feet away from the news anchors 😮 Queue trusty deodorant lol. It turns out I had no need for nerves. Christin Ayers, the host, was personable and easygoing and I bonded quickly with the other guests on the show. It was over in a flash and so much fun.
The producer and I!
The show airs this Sunday the 16th, at 11am PST (Channel 44/Cable 12). I’d love for you to catch it and leave a comment letting me know what you thought of the interview!