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Tip #31 Do Your Best & Trust in God

Happy Thursday Peaceful Souls! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of Women’s History Month and on our last day of the #loveme2Peace Campaign. I hope you’ve gained some insight on how to attract more peace in your life through self-care, self-love and self-reflection. The whole point of the #loveme2Peace movement is to help you become more intentional with your thoughts, actions and words to positively influence yourself, your space and those around you.

Throughout the duration of our Campaign, I’ve experienced numerous opportunities to utilize the tips and advice that I’ve shared with you. I can honestly say that each time I faced a new challenge, I was able to refer back to the list of tips and intentionally chart a path back to peace. Let’s recap the list of tips and then I will share today’s final tip with you.

30. Don’t Take It Personally

29. Be Flexible

28. Do It Anyway

27. Love Always Wins

26. Don’t Settle

25. Believe There is a Bigger Purpose

24. Make Plans for your Future

23. Choose Wisely

22. Get Uncomfortable

21. Believe that your Efforts are not in Vain

20. Invest in Yourself

19. Laugh Often

18. Trust the Process

17. Consistently Pray

16. Know When to Be Silent

15. Consider the How

14. Be Honest With Yourself

13. Lend A Helping Hand

12. Re-evaluate Your Circle

11. Let Go of the Extra Baggage

10. Never Stop Learning

9. Stop Procrastinating

8. Live Your Life

7. Share Your Story

6. Set Your Heart Toward Peace

5. Take Time to Relax

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big

2. Believe that You Are Qualified

1. Start Each Day with Gratitude
Today’s tip: Do Your Best & Trust in God
No matter how good your intentions are, you only have a limited amount of power. Your influence and abilities are limited. You can only love so much, help so much and do so much.
The great thing about all of this is that God only requires a little from us. He never puts more on us than we can bear so what we have, we need to give.
After we’ve done all that we can do there’s this special formula called Grace that God extends to those who love him. Grace to face ever day challenges, Grace to love those who seem unlovable and Grace to help us along our journey.
“If it had not been for the Grace of God, where o where would I Be.”
My name is Melissa Rivers and I am a Peace Empowerment Coach. I didn’t choose this life, God gifted it to me. Through various challenges, setbacks and bad decisions, God showed me how to Find Peace and Be Well. Today I extend that offer to you. If you are at a point in your life where you’re ready to actively pursue peace, allow me to help you.
Email me today at sugawellnessboutique@gmail.com to set up a confidential discovery call. I’ll help you create an action plan for peace and begin living life with intention and on purpose.
Thanks for hanging out with me this month. I’ll be back next week with a weekly blog post.
Find Peace and Be Well
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Tip#22 Get Uncomfortable

Good Morning Peacemakers! Wow, we are already 22 days into our #loveme2Peace Campaign. Let’s do a quick recap and of the last 21 days and then I will jump into today’s tip.

  1. Start Each Day With Gratitude
  2. Believe that You Are Qualified
  3. Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big
  4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
  5. Take Time to Relax
  6. Set Your Heart Toward Peace
  7. Share Your Story
  8. Live Your Life
  9. Stop Procrastinating
  10. Never Stop Learning
  11. Let Go of the Extra Baggage
  12. Re-evaluate Your Circle
  13. Lend A Helping Hand
  14. Be Honest With Yourself
  15. Consider the How
  16. Know When to Be Silent
  17. Consistently Pray
  18. Trust the Process
  19. Laugh Often
  20. Invest in Yourself
  21. Believe That Your Efforts are not in Vain
Today’s tip: “Get Uncomfortable”
The road to success is paved with hard choices and tough decisions. Whatever you’re struggling to accomplish, decide today that you will take the necessary steps to achieve your goal. Love yourself enough to put forth the effort.
Find Peace and Be Well.
Day 22 Trusting Gods Plan
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Tip #15 Consider the How

Wow, can you believe that we’re already on day 14 of the #loveme2Peace Campaign. We’re nearly half way to completion for our 31 days of self-care and self-love. I can honestly say that I’ve been challenged throughout this journey to be more intentional at creating more opportunities for Peace in my life. As I’ve said numerous times before, choosing Peace is not always the easiest thing to do, but it is the right thing to do. Before I jump into today’s tip, let’s do a quick recap of the last 14 days.

  1. Start Each Day With Gratitude
  2. Believe that You Are Qualified
  3. Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big
  4. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
  5. Take Time to Relax
  6. Set Your Heart Toward Peace
  7. Share Your Story
  8. Live Your Life
  9. Stop Procrastinating
  10. Never Stop Learning
  11. Let Go of the Extra Baggage
  12. Re-evaluate Your Circle
  13. Lend A Helping Hand
  14. Be Honest With Yourself

Today’s tip: “Consider the How”

Is there something that you’ve been wanting to experience but you can’t quite figure out how to make it happen? Do you often stop yourself from dreaming big because of limited resources? Instead of saying I can’t do this or I can’t afford that, change your dialogue to say How can I make this happen or What can I do to afford this opportunity. When we intentionally choose to look at or situation differently something magical happens, creativity follows! Not only will you brainstorm solutions to help you achieve your goals, you’re stopping the self—limiting belief system that you’ve created.

Sounds easy right? Give it a shot today and let me know how you’re doing.

 

Find Peace and Be Well

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Day#13 Lend A Helping Hand

Good Morning Peace Makers! Welcome to day 13 of our #loveme2peace Campaign. I hope that you guys are having a fabulous weekend. This is our special “Daylight Savings” post which means…I’m running a little behind schedule this morning! My day was packed with things to do yesterday, I stayed up way too late and as a result you’re receiving this post later than normal. Yesterday I enjoyed some good, quality time with both of my brothers. As I’ve mentioned before I’m in the midst of this big spring cleaning movement and my brother’s showed up to help me out. It felt great! Although I am the middle child, I often feel as if I’m the oldest. I’m always taking care of something, supporting someone or being asked to do whatever. I don’t mind, God built me to be a support and foundation, I know that it’s part of my purpose but I have to tell you, it feels good to receive help and support. Both of my brothers played a huge part in helping to create some peace memories for me yesterday.

Today’s tip: “Lend A Helping Hand.”

Right now, there is someone in need of your help. Someone within your immediate circle has a need that only you can help fulfill. I often tell my clients that it’s essential for each one of us to do the work that God has purposed for us. There’s someone out there who is connected to you and they cannot complete their work until you complete yours. It’s all about fellowship, collaboration and love.

This week, make it your business to find out how you can be a blessing to others by lending a helping hand. Lending a hand is equivalent to inviting someone else to share in on your peace journey.

Find Peace and Be Well

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Tip #10 Never Stop Learning

Good Morning! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! Can you believe we are already 10 days into March and 10 days in to our #loveme2Peace Campaign? I hope that you’re enjoying the content, taking notes and making the necessary adjustments in your life.  After all, you only have one life to live, this isn’t a dress rehearsal so you might as well experience as much peace and serenity as you can.

How many of you have heard the phrase, “you win some and you lose some?” We all face challenges in life and sometimes things don’t work out like we planned. If we search deep enough, we can find a lesson in every challenge. Instead of thinking of it as a loss, think of it as a lesson. I saw this great post on Facebook that breaks it down like this:

“If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L means “First Attempt In Learning.”

End is not the end. In fact, E.N.D. means “EFFORT NEVER DIES”

If you get NO as an answer, remember NO means “NEXT OPPORTUNITY”

All of this brings me today’s tip: “Never Stop Learning”

Use every opportunity to stretch yourself by searching for the lessons in your challenges.

Find Peace and Be Well!

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Tip #6 Set Your Heart Toward Peace

Good Morning Peace Seekers! Day 6 of our #loveme2peace campaign and I am so excited about the wonderful feedback that I’ve been receiving. Thank you all for reading the posts, being engaged and sharing the content with your family and friends. By the time we finish this campaign you will have a huge PEACEBOOK to refer to for proven strategies and techniques on attracting more peace into your life.

Today I want to focus on the following scripture: 1 Kings 8:18 “However, the Lord said to my father David, since you had your heart set on building a temple for my name, your intentions were good.”

Today’s tip: “Set your heart toward Peace.” In order to create peace your intentions have to be peaceful. In other words, your thoughts, deeds and actions have to be founded on things that are good and pleasing in God’s eyes. You can’t intentionally do wrong to others or have malicious thoughts and expect your life to be blessed. Life doesn’t work that way. Start each day of the week with positive affirmations and prayer and then make it a priority to seek peace in every encounter that you have.

Day 6 My Heart is set on Peace

Find Peace and Be Well.

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Tip #4 Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

Good Morning Peace Seekers and Happy Friday!

We are rolling right along into Day 4 of our #loveme2Peace campaign. Thank you to everyone that has commented or liked the posts so far. I greatly appreciate your support of this blog. My goal is to provide you with relevant tips and advice to help you in your journey of self- love and self-care.

So yesterday I did something totally out of character for me.

I asked for help.

My schedule was packed, my mind was on overload and my body was exhausted. I picked up the phone, called a friend and I asked for help. This may sound simple to you but for me, this is HUGE!

Every morning I make a list, I check it twice and I keep checking it until everything has been completed. In my mind, lists help me stay focused and on task. My only problem is that I tend to overdo it. I don’t heed the warnings of mental exhaustion and broken concentration. I keep going. For me to phone a friend and ask for help was awesome and a bit liberating.

I’m learning that I don’t have to be all and do all to be successful. Life is not a race; it’s a journey that is meant to be enjoyed and shared with those who care about you. With that said, my tip for today is:

Tip #4 Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

There is peace, love and support in asking for help. When you allow others to support you in your journey, you’re not only helping yourself, you’re helping them as well. While you’re learning to give up control and collaborate, they are learning the power of being a friend and supporter. We learn to nurture one another by actually doing it!  As we enter into the weekend, find time to ask someone for help. Keep it simple, we don’t want to stress anyone out.

It’s astonishing how many people are willing to support you if they are given the opportunity.

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In this moment I would like to thank the following female small business owners for supporting SUGA Wellness Boutique. Tonya M. Cross of Accented Glory and The Vine Event Planning. Keisha Roberts of Keisha Roberts Ministries and Erica Allen of Executive Healthcare. These ladies are doing phenomenal things in their business and they’ve been a great support to me.

Your homework for this weekend is to ask for help.

Find Peace and Be Well!

 

 

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Tip #2 Believe that you Are Qualified

Peace Seekers! I’m so excited about Day 2 of our #loveme2Peace campaign. Remember, I’ll be posting tips and advice all month long on how you can incorporate self-love and self-care into your daily routine, in an effort to love yourself to a peaceful state of mind. I am a witness that mental clarity and spiritual wellness are the keys to a successful and peaceful life. Yesterday, I took time out of my super busy schedule to have my first ever hot stone massage. Man oh man, was it a treat! I had a chance to dump all of my thoughts, cares and concerns and I actually felt stress and tension leaving my body. If you’ve never had one, you should definitely think about trying it out.

Hopefully you remembered to begin your day with a prayer of gratitude and seal it with a scripture or a meaningful quote. I love to thank God in advance for new opportunities and that is how I begin most of my days. I’m always amazed at how God chooses to use me. He often blesses me with opportunities that I feel inadequate about or unsure of. In times like this I have to remember that if God says I’m qualified, then I am Qualified. That leads me to today’s tip which is:

                                                     “Believe that you are qualified.”

If God didn’t think you could handle it, he wouldn’t have chosen you. The Lord has access to every person on this earth but there are unique situations that only you are qualified to handle. Yes you in all of your poor spirit, broken-heartedness and grief. Yes you, after divorce, heartbreak and sickness. You have been called and chosen for such a time as this.

So what time is it?

It’s time for you to trust and believe that your quirks have purpose, your feistiness has purpose, your over-analyzing has purpose…everything that makes you who you are has purpose. Once you finally understand your purpose, you can begin to love who God created you to be and experience peace.

In Matthew 5, God blessed the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers and the persecuted. My friend, you fall into at least one of those categories so you are blessed!

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The Conflict Within All of Us

 James 1:23-24 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

Sometimes life can be difficult to handle.  We experience setbacks, disappoints and heartbreaks that leave us dazed and disoriented. I’ve been there, numerous times, trying to figure out what the heck happened.

I like to think that I am a mature Christian and able to handle anything by depending on God’s word to get me through my trials. Truth be told when I found myself facing divorce, I was furious, I found myself repeating phrases like, “how could this happen”, instead of reciting scriptures such as, “he heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3). When I found myself dealing with breast cancer, I was like Lord, “what is going on and why is this my life?” I should have been remembering Psalm 146:2 that says, “Praise the Lord, O my soul, I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live”, but I didn’t.James 123-24a

When tragedy happens, it hurts. It’s immediate, it stings, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth and a lump in your throat. It’s easy to forget that you are fearfully and wonderfully made when you’re trying to figure out if you’ll live to see your kids grow old or if you’ll have a second chance at love.

What is it for you? 

What’s that thing, issue or situation that has you worried, wondering and doubtful instead of trusting and believing what God says about it?

James 1:23-24 reminds us as Christians that if our words, actions and thoughts about a thing do not align with what God says about it….we’re creating conflict within ourselves. Instead of creating conflict, give peace a chance by remembering that your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth and he will not let your foot slip-he watches over you.

When I’m feeling doubtful, I turn to Psalm 121. Below is my personal summary of what the scriptures say to me. Maybe it will help you find Peace today:

I keep my eyes on you Lord and I know that you are the source of my help.

You order my steps and your spirit keeps me alert. 

Thank you for watching over me and constantly protecting me from harm.

You are my perfect counselor forever. Amen. -@sugawellness 2016 

Find Peace and Be Well.

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