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Get Involved!

Hi Origins of Peace Family!

I hope you are well!

Origins of Peace is currently seeking individuals to join our forthcoming Non-Profit Sector by serving as committee leaders. The mission of the newly formed organization is to serve women who have been impacted by breast cancer, divorce and/or unemployment who are looking to refine their personal and professional skills and re-engage in society as confident and empowered individuals.

We’re kicking things off in September and could really use your help to create a thoughtful curriculum.  We have openings in the following committees are:

  • Young Survivor’s Council
  • Community Involvement/Collaboration
  • Fundraising/Annual Giving
  • Communications / Technology

Please email originsofpeace@gmail.com if interested.

Thanks so much,

Melissa

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PlanterswithSOUL! Photo Gallery

Get Inspired by our PlanterswithSOUL Photo Gallery!
Over the past year and a half, we’ve created hundreds of stylish Planters for our wonderful clients. Take a minute to scroll through and enjoy this quick photo shoot!
Email planterswithsoul@gmail.com to place your order or to sign up for our May 14th Paint Plant & Sip Event!
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Making HerStory Everday!

March is the month for celebrating women and all of our accomplishments. Either past or present, international or domestic, large scale or small, your contributions to history are important, necessary and they deserve to be celebrated.

Always remember the opinions and judgements of others belong to them. Never allow those opinions to keep you from expressing your intelligence, your creativity and your freedom to be exactly who you desire to be.

Now my question to you is, “what do you want to accomplish and what’s your plan to get there?

How will you muster up the confidence to show up for yourself and to take the necessary risks to live a life that you love?

The Law of Navigation is often used by leaders to ensure their team is well prepared for success. I like to use this law when I tackle any type of personal endeavor.

The Law of Navigation says, “A Leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others do.”  In short, this means you need to approach your dreams from a 365-degree view and then zoom in on the details. Open your eyes, your heart and your mind to envision the journey and all that you will need to make it a reality.

So, what is that you want to accomplish and how do you need to prepare for it. What’s your goal and what milestones do you need to accomplish in order to get there?

Let’s talk about your vision. For the month of March, you can grab one of my quick hit strategy sessions for 50% off. You’ll have 60 minutes to run your idea by a neutral party and brainstorm different ways to make it a reality. Now is your time to make a plan and act on.

What side of women’s history do you want to be on?

Keep dreaming. believing & manifesting!

Oh yeah, if you’re near Charlotte, NC today stop by The Coco Drip from 12p-3p. The location is 1824 Statesville Blvd. Ste. 105, Charlotte, NC.

I’ll have a variety of Planters, Sunglasses, Headwraps and Earrings for your shopping pleasure!

Happy Women’s History Month!

 

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My Calendar is Open

My calendar is open for you to schedule your private class or teambuilding session.
 
I am currently booking through June.
 
Charlotte, NC & Surrounding Areas. Booking Private Events for all occasions.
 
We will contact you within 48 hours.
 
Reserve your preferred date, using the link below:
 
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Reciprocity!

Tip 4: You Do Not Have to Be a Ride or Die Partner
Let go of being the “ride or die” in all your relationships. A woman who is a “ride or die” is someone who will do whatever for a person they love. This can be a partner, friend or family member. Usually, it means you exhibit an extreme loyalty that can also lead you into unfulfilling situations. Ask yourself “why should you die for love?” (mentally, physically or emotionally)
Stop seeking relationships where you can act as a savior to an individual. Find connections where the energy you put out is reciprocated. Listen to your intuition and embrace relationships that elevate your life!
Expert from Self-Care for Black Women pg:139
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Remember to Compliment Yourself!

What do you need to hear this week, and are you prepared to tell it to yourself?

Sometimes we all need validation and compliments. The problem is, we look to others to provide those things for us instead of affirming ourselves.

As we approach what has been designated as love week, remember to compliment yourself and fill your cup with self-affirming words.

Say to yourself, ” I Am Worthy of Happiness and Love, and I Am Confident Enough to Provide it for Myself!”

Peace!

 

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The Peace Found In: Nah, Nope & Aht Aht!

However, you choose to articulate your No, rest assured it is a full, complete and empowering answer. No additives or sweeteners are required.

Nah, Nope, Aht Aht or Hell Naw! Whatever vernacular you choose, stand by it.

There are only so many meetings that you can take, a limited number of events that you can attend and a small number of responsibilities that you can give your full attention to.

If peace is what you seek, you have to be available to receive it. Make time for self-preservation and mental rejuvenation.

With February being the designated month for the collective to focus on Love, do that! Focus on Self-love, Sisterly-love, Passionate-love, Compassionate-love and of course Black-love!

Allow love to be your compass towards peace. Gravitate toward those people, places and feelings that provide you with genuine fulfillment, while saying No to those things that leave you feeling confused and depleted.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t work on things that you find challenging; I simply suggest you find a mentor or coach to help you get a handle on those things.

Now that you understand the empowerment in your No, let’s focus on a few things that you can say Yes to that will hopefully add peace to your life through expressive love toward self and others.

Consider trying a few of the activities listed below to help empower you toward self-preservation & mental rejuvenation:

  1. Sisterly Love: Reach out to a few of your good girlfriends and let them know that you appreciate having them in your life. If you didn’t know Galentine’s Day (2/13/22) is right around the corner. This day is the unofficial day that is set aside for you and your girls to get together and chop it up. Since Galentine’s Day is the same as Superbowl Sunday this year, slip away for some girl time. You can do a virtual or in-person brunch or afternoon gathering or drop a cute card in the mail. I’m sure they will appreciate the thought.
  2. Black Love: It’s Black History Month All Year but it’s officially recognized during the month of February. Hopefully you’re educated on Civil Rights History, Slavery Emancipation and well-known Black Inventors and Innovators. I challenge you to embrace a different perspective this time around. Take a few minutes to read or listen to:  The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson. I’m even sharing my Audible link with you to make it easy.  This quick read is told in a series of poems that create a narrative; the story opens with a young Black girl given a school assignment to trace her ancestry. Despondent, she tells her grandmother about her shame at being unable to complete the assignment. Grandma then tells the story of their ancestors. Refreshingly, that story starts pre-enslavement, in West Central Africa: “Their story does not begin / with whips and chains. / They had a home, a place, a land, / a beginning. / … / Before they were enslaved, they were / free.” Several spreads are dedicated to celebrating the ancestors’ language, skilled hands, sharp minds, joyful hearts, and amazing dancing. https://www.audible.com/pd/The-1619-Project-Audiobook/0593459989?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare
  3. Compassionate Love: Show love by doing something for others. Visit DoSomething.org for service ideas.
  4. Passionate Love: I’m not one for broadcasting my love life on social media but I wholeheartedly believe in making sure my partner feels validated. Do something meaningful for the one you love. Make that man feel special! Put that woman first! (LOL!) Do whatever you gotta do to keep the love alive.
  5. Self-Love: Take time for yourself. Slow down and do (or not do) all the things you love. Listen to your body and give it what it needs. A few examples of things that you can do for self-care are Spiritual Baths, Healing Rituals, or spending time with friends. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you can enjoy.

The activities listed above should get you well on your way to feeling rejuvenated and peaceful.

When you’re ready to tackle those challenges mentioned earlier, fill out the contact form below and I’ll help you work through it.

Don’t miss out on the following special offerings throughout the month of February:

Let’s Work!

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Happening Now: Resolve 2 Create!

Don’t miss out on these Personal & Professional Development Opportunities currently being offered in our Peace by Design Academy.

During the first quarter of the year Origins of Peace, LLC focuses on Mental Clarity. The following courses are being offered to help individuals, business owners and corporate clients gain mental clarity around work and life events that are important to them and their employees.

Create!

This Creative Thinking course is designed to teach tools and techniques on idea generation and effective solutioning. We’ll cover Design Thinking, Creative Conceptualization & Visualization as methods for effective oral and written communication.   Are you ready to gain clarity in your business or career? If so, this course will teach you how to get unstuck and make progress toward your next promotion or next business opportunity. Are you at a pivotal point personally and unsure of what’s next? You can use the concepts that I teach to help you visualize and manifest your next move.

Resolve!

This Conflict Resolution course is designed to teach individuals how to successfully navigate conflict at home and at work. You will learn how to build trust in your relationships and effectively build bonds with opposing parties.

CALM

This Leadership Empowerment Course is designed to reinforce the power of effective communication, accountability, learning and mentoring techniques to those in leadership positions. We will explore the following laws during this training session: The Law of Connection, The Law of Influence, The Law of the Inner Circle and The Law of Process.

All courses are offered individually or in a group setting, virtually or in-person at your location. A brief Consultation is required prior to scheduling your session. Use the contact form below for inquiries.

Origins of Peace, LLC is a Black Woman Owned Company. We appreciate referrals.