Saturday, December 31, 2011

Put Your Money Where Your MIND is!!

Want to be Rich?

You MUST think Rich!

In your mind, You must See yourself Rich!

These are the teachings of the Law of Attraction.  There is a vast amount of information out there written by Authors who not only talk about the Law of Attraction, but they Live it and teach it! Some of my very favorite ones are Jack Canfield, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitali, Dr. John Di Martini, W. Clemment Stone, Napoleon Hill,  Dr. Michael Beckwith, James Arthur Ray,
Rhonda Byrn who made the movie the Secret which I remember seeing for the first time on the Oprah Winfrey Show several years ago. 
As a matter of fact, several of the authors that I mentioned above are featured in the Secret.  I am just scratching the surface here, but I encourage you to look into this it if you want your life to change in ways you cannot even begin to imagine.

     For the New Year, I have decided that I am going to dedicate the entire year of 2012 to practicing the Law of Attraction. This is the first of many entries where I will share with you about what I am intending for myself, the progress and what exactly I did to make it happen. This way, if it's something that you would like to change in your life, you can just take some tips from me or any of the other far more experienced teachers of the Law of Attraction and try it for yourself.

      First off, I can tell that it is already working, because you are reading this Blog.  My intention is to create a constant, supportive and loyal reader base and the mere fact that you are still reading gives me hope! The next thing I want to do is give you a Million Dollars!!   Well not a real Million Dollars but this picture of a Million Dollars.   I suggest that if you want to try have an abundant 2012,  

Print this image of a million dollars and put it in your wallet and forget about it.  My hope and intention for you is that it will manifest itself completely.  The reason why I suggest that you forget about it once you have put it in your wallet is that I do not want you to become discouraged if it does not happen right away.  If you can be positive and trust that it may eventually come to you, then you can leave it in a place where you can look at it regularly.  As a matter of fact, I have one in several places, I have it on my desktop, in my wallet, and on my wall.  Think about what it would be like to have a million dollars, even better, just try to imagine what it would be to have more than you already do? 
Positive visualization is key here.   W. Clemment Stone once said Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 

So start making it happen!  You can do this with any area of your life, I am just using the example of a million dollars but try it with your health, relationships, etc.  For those of you who are hearing this for the first time, start getting yourself familiarized by watching the Secret, by Rhonda Byrn.  I purchased the moved back in 2007 and recently purchased it again on ITunes so that I can watch it when and where ever I want.  Then get some of the books from the featured authors.  Stay tuned for my next chapter!!  Good Luck!  Have a Very Happy, Healthy and PROSPEROUS New Year!!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Proudly declare your In-Sanity

Just a little bit of my humor.  For those that know me, you know that I have never
 had a problem admitting that I am Crazy.  How else do you think I am this cool??
Proudly make your statment of In-Sanity today with this cool shirt!

Women's Fitted T-Shirt (dark) LaBlogalista

Everyone needs a little cazy now and then to stay sane! Check it out!!! Proudly Declare your InSanity!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Self Disclosure of a LOVE (in MIND)

First I must Thank God for allowing me to connect with this new outlet of mine.  I will not deny that at first, my intention was to blog so that I could generate some additional income to keep a roof over my head, but the more I write, the more I am discovering myself, and becoming FREE!

Enough said, lets carry on shall we?  This morning I had awakened to a movie playing on HBO called ‘Brown Sugar’ with Tae Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, and Queen Latifah.  There is not much more I can write about this movie that has not already been said, I just know that watching it this morning impacted me greatly, enough to feel that I must share what I got out as a result of the movie, and how it’s beginning to heal me.  Quite frankly, when you read it at first blush, you will think what the heck does this have to do with the movie?  I will try my best to tie it all up in a neat package for you.  Sort of like a gift to my readers, as I believe that someone who needs to read this will, and perhaps it will make an impact on YOU, the way the movie impacted me.  It’s my biggest prayer for those of you that like me, still hold on to Love no matter what the circumstance.

So as I was watching the end of the Movie when Tae’s character is speaking on the phone to Sanaa’s character while she is at HOT 97’s Radio Station in New York, promoting her book that she wrote with his character in mind, a flood of emotions came over me, thinking of how much I have longed to have someone think about me, love me and find their way to me and tell me how much they have loved me for so long.  Then my conversation started with God, it has not been very often that I have had these conversations with God where I demand to know the whys and it gets a bit heated.  As I am growing in Christ, I am learning that it is okay to get angry, it’s okay to shout and it’s okay to ask Why?

Then it came to me

For the last 12 years I have held someone prisoner in my mind and therefore in my heart.  In doing so, I was held prisoner too!  Have you ever felt that you met someone and knew you just had to have them?  Where you ever so lucky, that your desire just corresponded with the alignment of the Universe and POW!!!  The next thing you know, you share your first kiss and then I will leave you to complete the rest.  I have to keep it PG folks as I know my sister’s head is about to fall off, (as she would probably say that I am sharing too much about myself) but I need to do this for me. 
This is my way of paroling him from my heart and my mind so that I can be free to love again. 

For the past 12 years, the longest movie has played in my mind, but sadly it met with a tragic ending.  No, no one died, just the intensity of what we had once shared.  Have you ever felt that you had the one that got away?  For the last 12 years I have felt that way, but I consoled myself by keeping my cherished moments to myself constantly replaying in my mind, the way he looked, the way he carried himself, the smell of his cologne and an intoxicating confidence that just gripped me from across the room the day we met and compelled me to declare that I must have him! 
Did I conquer?  Yes, for that brief moment in time, I did.  Little did I know that the residual effects from what seemed to be such a magical time would repeatedly conquer me and any future endeavors until today.  On Facebook today, one of the teacher’s of The Secret posted this message, I knew that once I read it, God answered me and validated all that I am sharing with you now.  
This is what Bob Proctor shared and may it bring you validation as I feel that the truths that we discover we must share as someone somewhere is needing validation as well.

“Unfortunately, the vast majority of people spend their days either living in the dead past
the imagined future.
This sort of mental activity cheats a person out of the most precious time we have ...


 Give everything you have to what you are doing NOW and life will richly reward you.

Reading this again, as I cut and paste it bring a great deal of Joy to me, I wish you can see me; I am having a true OPRAH moment for sure!  No truer words have been said to me, than the words that I am seeing now (other than the bible of course), but I believe that God uses us as instruments so that we may share our lives, our truths (as we see them) so that they may heal the wounds of many as well as our own.

Saying Good Bye,

As you walk through the long corridor of my mind, and the steel doors close behind you with a thunderous clang, I see your silhouette disappear before me, freeing you, freeing me, so that I may find Love again.  I want to thank you for the lessons that you have taught me as they have served me well, but your memory no longer serves me in the present.  I will love you always and forever with all of my heart, and I pray that someday this somehow comes your way so that you accept my apology for holding you prisoner for so long in my mind.
 I release you with All of my Love G.A.S.

God Bless!  

Okay,,, I am officially Single!!

Let the Loving Begin!

This is what Liberation looks like

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Golden Box

About to make the BIGGEST pitcher of Lemonade as I see the

colorful lemons Pictures, Images and Photos

Barrels of Lemons Coming!

Relax, this is a Very Good Thing!  Remember a while ago why this blog was born, to inform you of those Lemonade Making events in my life.  Lately my heart has been beating at a rapid pace at the possibility to doing more with my life.   One might, well as a single mother who works full time and is raising a child that I must have enough on my plate already.  Well,,,,, we can always pile a little more on top!

Okay seriously, recently having a conversation with a very dear friend of mine, who like me, has a passion for healthcare and just got accepted to Nursing School, Go Cindy!  Like me, Cindy is a single mom so she knows the struggles, and like me, is determined to keep climbing the Huge mountain often put before us as single parents to create a better life for our children. 

What I have realized is that the “Huge” mountain I have been referring to is nothing but an obstacle that I have put before myself to justify a reason as to why I Could NOT, however, if Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords (one of my Shero’s for sure!) can walk and talk again after being shot point blank in the head, why can’t I start taking baby steps towards my goals? 

After having my daughter, I spent several years licking the wounds inflicted by what I thought was circumstantial injustice when in fact, I had fallen into a potentially terminal condition called victim mentality.  Mind you, some of the things that I did experience did suck and were truly wrong, but on a whole, it too could have been things that just like the mountain I have placed before me, been moved over and left behind in the wake of my progression.  One of my favorite quotes from Joel Osteen is what drives me today and how I try to live.

"When it looks like things could not get any worse, don't give up! You don't know what God has around the corner. Put your shoulders back and boldly declare: "My time is coming. I am a victor and not a victim."
Joel Osteen

One of the biggest revelations of my life is that nothing good comes unless there is prayer.  Now I will keep it real, I am still a work progress where that is concerned but I know and HE knows where my heart is.  Now that the dust has been steadily clearing from my life, I realize that the Precious Peace that I have is because I have asked for it in prayer.  I find that many of the things that I have received have been due to prayer.  Some may refer it to as Law of Attraction and yes I do believe in the Law of Attraction.  I set the tone, the vibration, by prayer and conscious intentions to allow God in my life and he is ever present.  Looking back on many of the circumstances all I can say it is ONLY through God that I survived.

With this being said, I want to Thank all of you for your unwavering love and patience.  Especially my family who is my WORLD! We still have some work to do, but I truly hope you know how much I REALLY LOVE YOU ALL.   My daughter, who by coming into my life has saved me from the depths of my despair, sadness and potential demise.  I would also like to say a Big Thank you to those who listened when all I needed was to talk. Those to blotted the endless river of tears and those who said many, many prayers.  My Mother, who although Alzhemier’s took you away from me, it did not take the love and the lessons that you taught me, I just wish I would have listened more!  Thank You Jesus for the rocky path you put before, for it has made me stronger and more determined to Succeed.   

Finally Moving my Mountain

(This is where you come in!)

You are all about to witness some pretty important milestones in my life.  Yeah there is Facebook for that but, Facebook only allows you a certain amount of characters and twitter only allow you 145 J.  Besides this is my way of sending my message on a greater scale out into the universe!    So consider it a Bucket list if you will, I’d rather call it my Golden Box that when opened, all you see is it’s glistening radiance and inside is all of the things that I plan to achieve mixed with all of the things that I already have.

I plan to share a lot with you on this blog because I want you to be able to share with other people you know who may be walking on the same path that I have.  I guess I could write a book, but at least here you will see information in real time.  Resources, links and what ever else I can think may help the next person. 

So here is step one

I am starting to take some classes to work towards getting into Nursing School.  If you have any suggestion as to what I need to do first, please share. 
Thanks in advance for the feedback. 
God Bless!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"There but for the Grace of God, go I"

“There but for the Grace of God, go I
Dedicated to Homeless American Veterans
Homeless Vets Pictures, Images and Photos

 (John Bradford 1510-1555)

Reasons to Reflect, Give Thanks and Give of yourself!

As I child I heard this saying in the title of a disco song in 1979 by the group Machine.  At nine years all I knew that it had a funky beat and had a good repetitive hook.  However 31 years later it took a completely different significant meaning.

          This morning, while I was getting gas, on my way back to my car I saw a man holding a sign saying “Hungry and Homeless Vet”.  Wow did that ever tug on my heart strings.  My first instinct (God forgive me) was to ignore it as my inner skeptic said to me, “he’s probably not homeless, he’s a rich person in disguise just wanting more money” but my heart could not ignore the fact that perhaps it was God testing my faith in Him and in Humankind.  So I went back into the store and bought him a warm sandwich and a bottle of Tropicana OJ.  Walking over to the gentleman all different kinds of thoughts popped into my head.  Being from New York, if you did not give the homeless money at times they would curse you out.  Just the other day, a man was beaten to death when he did not give a homeless man money somewhere in the states.  So for the most part I guess my fears would have been justified.  But at this point I did not care, I was truly being led to this man.  When I approached him and handed him his breakfast, I could tell by the look on his face that he did not expect it.  In fact, he appeared a little confused.  After the initial shock his bewildered look turned into a smile of gratitude.  After that we both went our separate ways.  When I got back into my car, all I could say to myself was “There but for the Grace of God go I”.  

To take a moment and sit back and think about it, it is so true our lives are not that different of those who are homeless, possibly, just a paycheck or two ago they too may have been reaping the fruits of steady employment, a home a car etc.  

So in this season of Gratitude and Giving, the next time you see anyone homeless, Think to yourself, “There but for the Grace of God, go I” and if you dare, buy them something to eat. 

Friday is Veteran’s Day, there are a lot of homeless American Veterans out there.  I challenge you to do your Duty as a Grateful American and treat a Homeless Vet to a Meal.  While you’re at it, why not Say “Thank You for your Sacrifice”.  It’s the least we can do.    I truly hope that you take the time to read this, even better, I hope that this story moves you to Bless a Homeless Veteran if you see one.  If you do, I would love to know about it.  Please leave a comment on my blog.  If you can you please do me a favor and share this message and ask your friends to do the same?  Let’s make this a nationwide movement this Friday! You can go to your local fast food store and purchase gift cards for as little as $5.00 that can buy them a complete meal if they have a value menu.  Mc Donald’s has them, and so do several other restaurants. 

I have also included the link to the National Call Center for homeless Veterans  There is help out there, maybe they just need US to lead them to it.  Remember that it is because of THEM, that WE are SAFE!

1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)

Be Blessed Be Well!   

Lets make some Lemonade!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I Really Wish I Would Have Taken Before and After Pictures.....Loving One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner

This is my Chick!
Recently, I had purchased this product from my local Sally Beauty Supply store called One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner. So the main reason why I purchased this product was because it said Keratin, it smelled really good and for the price I figured, why not?
Once I made home, my new purchase stayed in the cabinet where all of my other impulsive purchases go until either someone comes to my house because they need something and know right where to look, or in this instance, when I became totally guilt ridden and desperate because I had over processed my daughter's hair.
Poor little girl, she already had to deal with having a tender scalp, combination hair that is primarily coarse and with very tight curls, and now dealing with her mom who wanted to save some money by trying to loosen her texture and tight curls with a do it yourself kit. While I had done this many times before, it seems that this time, I over processed it. I don't know what I did wrong, all, I know, is that by the time it was done, it looked like a unfortunate mess. It took what I recall forever that night to try to blow dry her hair and as it was so dry and brittle, I had a hard time parting it and getting the comb through it. It was even worse, trying to use the round brush on it. When I was finally done, it looked like a petrified mess. I did manage to put it in a pony tail and send her off to school the next day. While unpacking from my recent move, I came across this tall white bottle with bright green writing that said KERATIN on it. I thought to myself, well at this point from all of the things that I have heard, KERATIN is supposed to be good for damaged hair. I was at this point eager for my daughter to get home from school so that I could try it on her. Having already trashed her hair, I just thought to myself, what damage can this really do?
As soon as she came home from school, I asked her to go into the shower, she looked a little puzzled as it was before dinner and still light outside. Clearly, I had just disrupted her regular routine; however, being the good little girl that she is, she obeyed. As I began to wet her hair, I could smell that dreaded burnt smell, a combination of the product that I used and the flat iron which I tried using to make her hair look a little presentable. Most likely, I used it with the temperature way too high!
After using shampooing her hair, I applied a large amount of the One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner. The moment I put it on her hair, I could immediately feel a difference! The true test came when I was able to effortlessly pass not only a wide tooth comb, but a narrow, VERY narrow toothed comb in her hair. I was pleasantly amazed and astonished at the same time. I thought to myself, how could this product, priced perfectly for a single mom's budget, in a simple white bottle, with green bold lettering do such incredible things?" Well to my complete awe and satisfaction it did! No only did it restore her hair almost completely, it left it so shiny and manageable. I was able to blow her hair straight in record time. A total plus for a mom on the go! I even used it on my hair. Our textures are not the same, but due to color treating and over working with heat products my hair also was in dire need of repair. All I can say is that I am so very pleased with this product. So much so, I needed to let you know about it. I am so pleased with the results of just using the conditioner, that I am looking forward to trying out the rest of the line. You can find the One' n Only Brazilian Tech Smoothing Conditioner at your local Sally Beauty Supply, if you don't have one in your area you can check it out on line at 
Please follow my blog as I will be trying other products and I will let you know what I think!
God Bless and GOOD HAIR!!.
 If you're a Sally Beauty Card Member, you will also get these and other select products at a discounted price. I really hope that this independent product review helps. If you do try the product, I would really like to know what you think. Make sure you share this with your friends. They will Love You for it!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Setting up the Lemonade Stand

This something that I have been wanting to do for quite some time but not really sure how to do it.  I am really excited about this venture because I feel that putting it out into the Universe will increase the chances that all that I am setting out to do will come true (of course with GOD at the controls!)

I am Monica, a single mom of a beautiful 6 (however she will tell you she is 6 and 3/4's) year old girl, who has decided to take some advice that my sister gave me a long time ago when I was facing some tough times.  She told me just make Lemonade!

If you choose to read it, Great!  If you don't well oh well..  I am confident that someone will.  I only expect good things to come out of this, what ever becomes a bump in the road, well I will just pull over, put up my stand and make some Lemonade!

Okay, so I am smiling right now because I see where I am going with this.  I did not know where I was going to start, but I just decided to allow myself to go with the flow.  I am not a celebrity by any means, at least not yet.  So I am at peace with the fact that I will not skyrocket to stardum, but if Oprah Winfrey says my name at least once in my life, I will be happy.

While makin' my Lemonade, you will get a first hand glance at what the "ingredient" will be for that day.  What makes me "Pucker" or what makes me "Smack my Lips"!

Hmmm??? Ingredient you wonder???  Pucker??   Lip Smackin'???  Is dem fight'n words??  No,,,,,  Just a little bit of my humor coming out.  Here are my definitions:

Ingredient:  Topic of the Day.  Good or Bad.  Things that made me smile or challenged me.  Most importantly, did I make Lemonade out of it?  How was it?

Pucker:  I don't like very bitter things so therefore my association with the word "pucker" is dislike hence "things that make me Pucker"

Smack my lips:  When ever this term is heard, well it's a no brainer, just means that it's sooooo good! There you go!!  Are you ready?

So already, I have found something that makes me Pucker!  I have jumped on that wave that many of us Struggling Americans have found themselves on called couponing.  I consider this a blessing simply because being a single mother has forced me to try to take other angles to make ends meet, heck, SURVIVE!  The only problem that I have is that I think some people are getting out of control with it.  Yes, I understand stock piling, Yes I understand buying in mass quantities especially if the intent is to share one's goodies with their local food bank per se'.  However, when one does it because they just want to, well I have an issue with it.  Why would you need 50+ bottles of one condiment just because you have the same amount of coupons for it?  Seriously do you eat that many sandwiches that you need that much?  I think what turned me off most is the well "lets just clear off the shelf " attitude.  That just makes me Pucker! 

So tell me what is your spin on this?  If you had 50 coupons for the same thing, would you clear the shelf or would you leave some for the next person?

Lets Make Lemonade!