Themed Dinner Parties are so much fun!
The ambiance, the spirit, and best of all the intention!
The smiles in this photo share so many stories. Stories of celebration and tragedy, but most of all friendship.
When we gather, we gather to commune, to share, and to uplift.
This is the mission of Intentional Gatherings with Origins of Peace.
Of course, you are a fierce superpower, making the most strategic personal and professional moves for yourself and your family. Of course, you have it all together, there’s nothing missing, and nothing broken and yes yes to #goodvibesonly!……but as the new year rapidly approaches, what if you adopt a new method of operation…. what if….
you reconnected with the softer side of life while still remaining impactful.
As for me, I’ve spent most of my adult life as a mom, a caretaker, a business owner and devoted family member, which means I’ve had to be a leader, teacher, mentor, and supporter among many other things.
It’s easy to activate a super focused mindset and get into the mode of doing, doing, doing.
If this sounds like you, I challenge you to get back to being, being, being.
Being loved, being heard, being valued, and being seen for who you are, and not for what you can do.
In all honesty, I too look forward to reconnecting with gentleness toward self. I’ve heard after a few adjustments; the experience is quite invigorating.
Next week I am kicking off the 7 Day Purify Challenge. It’s the perfect time to release the old and create a welcoming space for gentleness and compassion.
I only have space for 5 participants to take the challenge with me. If you would like to join me, click the link below to learn more.
Origins of Peace, Melissa
Join me for a dose of Spiritual Wellness…
Bible Study – Rahab: Developing a Growth Mindset
Tuesday, November 22nd
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Rise Up! From Adversity to Anointed. In 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘦𝘵, you will learn how to recognize those “Crimson Soul Moments” of life where your current reality and desired future collide.
Together we will discover how Rahab shed the negative labels and embraced a new mindset.
TEXT: James 2:25 & Joshua 2:1-21
This event is open to the public. No RSVP required. Join us via Zoom.
Mental Clarity * Self-preservation & Rejuvenation
Change is one of those things that never goes out of style.
Join me on Friday, November 18th at 12pm for my first Lunch & Learn Session.
During your lunch hour we will watch Bevy Smith’s 16-minute Ted Talk,
How To Discover Your Authentic Self-at Any Age.
“From repossessing her bold childhood nature to becoming her own brand to envisioning her life’s next great destination.
Bevy invites viewers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty, joy and when we’re in the mood, a killer pair of heels!
After Bevy’s Talk, we will spend the next 15 minutes discussing the importance of goal setting and how you and I can work together to curate your personal Peace By Design Session for yourself or your crew.
2023 isn’t wasting anytime getting here. Make sure you are ready to start it off right with Renewed Vision, Peace Goals and an Action Plan for Peace!
Click here to register.
Join me on 09/18 for a Tea & Tell. You sip while I tell you all about the activities that I have planned for breast cancer Awareness Month.
Let’s join forces to make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing this terrible disease.
Click here to register.
Are You Ready For Another Brisk Morning Run?
On Saturday October 22, 2022, at 7:30am we are excited to welcome our Charlotte Community together for our inaugural A Princess’s Closet 5K Race Edition. Whether you are a seasoned runner, someone that is just getting started or someone that prefers walking; we invite you to register for a brisk morning run.
This race is geared for families to come together and cultivate community, contribute to their health and wellness and fellowship with other families in the Charlotte Metro area. All are welcome on this fun, fast and flat course on October 22, 2022. Register using the link below.
There are so many Rhymes & Rhythms to
understanding Peace and the Pursuit of it.
Before I jump into the discussion about people pleasing, I want to explain the concept of Acknowledgement to
strengthen your Spiritual Wellness.
Increase your Acknowledgement of what is around you in order to build trust, knowledge and foresight to manage your personal struggles.
There will be times when you do not understand why “a certain thing” happened in your life, and you will not know if it happened to you or for you.
There will also be times when you cannot seem to shake the residual effects of “that certain thing” BUT
There are special promptings and messages that show up as direction for your journey.
Biblical Scripture is my personal compass because the content found within it has helped me to elevate out of various dark places in my life.
You can utilize whatever word inspires you to take action, you just need discernment to notice the direction that is found within the text.
I’ve used the word direction repeatedly because the word that inspires you needs to have a layout of forward progression.
Take a look at the diagram above.
The Energy Enhancer/ (Scripture) is: Genesis 50:20-21
The direction found within is: “Don’t Be Afraid.”
The knowledge gained is: God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives
The Trust Factor is: I will provide for you and your children
The Personal Struggle Statement is: You intended to harm me
Acknowledgement of all the factors contained in the scripture allow you to freely move in Peace. You are essentially giving a head nod to the fact that the opposition had it out for you, they tried everything in their power to trap you, but the intention for your life is greater than any plan they could think of or imagine SO THEREFORE God’s word over your life cancels out their plan.
You will find your blessing (Peace) on the other side of your personal struggle.
Face whatever you need to face and deal with whatever needs to be dealt with. By doing so you remove its power over your life.
You were designed to be a creator, an innovator, a mountain mover and an overcomer.
It’s time to live!
Now, a quick word about being a people pleaser or as I sometimes refer to them as “a performer.”
Are you the type of person who feels like you always have to be doing something to gain attention or support from others
Do you often feel overlooked or isolated if you are not helping someone by providing a solution to their problems
Do you neglect your self-care needs by putting the needs of others before your own
If any of these people pleasing/ performer traits sounds familiar to how you move in this world, it’s time to have a long talk with yourself and make different choices.
Neglecting your needs to appease others is a quick way to achieve mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.
When we fail to establish boundaries with others and we willingly perform in order to gain their acceptance, we are merely acting, and just like in the entertainment industry, we are not showing up authentically. You are uniquely and wonderfully made. Acknowledge that and walk in the acceptance that your needs matter too.
I am sharing 3 tips to help you put down the script and stop performing:
Realize that your needs are important
Develop an Action Plan to prioritize what you need
Ask yourself this question each day: “Did I choose me today?”
I’ve shared a lot today so let’s seal it with a prayer.
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Melissa – Your Creative Peace Coach
Today I’m discussing the Task Queen Work Style. If you like to make lists, and I mean detailed lists inclusive of categories and assigned time frames, you embrace the Work Style of a Task Queen!
This Work Style has both pros and cons. Listen in to learn what those are and to find out all about how to effectively manage this work style and how to show up as your best relaxed self in the process.
Of course, I created a bonus care package for my Introverts. Email email@example.com and enter “Task Queen” in the subject line to claim yours.