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Love & Culture Month

Welcome to February, the month designated for the appreciation of blackness and love, remember to lead with love.

                                           “you attract more goodness with honey than vinegar.”

You cannot be bitter and spiteful toward those you lead or love and expect them to show up as their best self!

What’s one thing that you can implement during the next week to lead with honey (love).

Origins of Peace,
Melissa
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The Beauty of Your Dreams

I am definitely in the small audience who loved the series, “The First Lady,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Although the criticism was loud and the series was cancelled after the first season, it is still nominated for 3 Emmy Awards.
The intention of the series is to reframe the idea of leadership through the feminine perspective, inclusive of family, relationships and contribution.
My point in sharing this is to encourage you to stay with your dreams. Your vision was given to you, in order to share it with others. Everyone will not understand your perspective. Some might even disagree with your point of view. In the end, there are those who will applaud you and reward your work. Those are your people!
I welcome the opportunity to learn more about your dreams. Comment below and let me know what you are working on.
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Themed Dinner Parties Are the Best!

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.

 
Five opportunities remain for you to connect for community and cause.
 
With a mission to promote social wellness and support our philanthropic efforts for Heal Recover Grow, Inc.,
our first gathering, takes place on February 12th @ Noon. We are meeting at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.
Click the link below to secure one of the remaining opportunities.
If you have already purchased your ticket, consider purchasing one for a friend, or you can simply make a donation.
 
You can learn more about Heal Recover Grow Inc. by checking out our Facebook and Instagram pages.
 
It’s time for you to gather with intention.
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The Wellbeing Summit

“We are intentionally designing a convening that will capitalize on the fact that we have all of you  the experts — in one room. At the Summit we’ll connect across boundaries to ignite dual sparks of creativity and purpose. We will spend our time learning from one another and actively designing solutions for how we tackle some of our communities’ largest challenges, together”.

Last month, the Wellbeing Summit was held in Charlotte, NC. I had the honor of being invited as a local maker, to showcase my business and share my products with some of the nation’s most recognized thought leaders and change managers. It was an honor to be invited, since this was an invitation only event and it highlighted the fact that when one suffers, we all suffer, and when one has a well thought out solution……it should be shared!

Today as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., take a moment and check on your neighbor, your friend, you family member…..and get a better understanding of what they currently need. It could be as simple as an encouraging word or as detrimental as a nice hot meal.

Whatever it is, let’s do our part to bring the world a little closer together today.

Happy MLK Jr. Day and may his spirit live on forever.

 

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Create!

Do you have a 2023 Vision for Career Development or Personal Travel?

Do you have the resources to lead your team or family to make intentional decisions in the New Year?

Quick suggestion:

Make plans for Sunday Dinner & pull out your Vision Board Kit to get the conversation started.

I would love to curate a personalized Vision Board to fit your needs. Complete the form below & let’s chat.

 

Origins of Peace,
Melissa
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New Year…New Office Hours

Does your New Year come with more in-person office hours on a more regular basis?

If so, remember to add kindness into your daily rotation. There are so many professional ways to express appreciation to your fellow co-workers.

Review the list below provided by @HackingHR and implement as you see fit.

Remember, people have been at home for years now, working remotely or on a hybrid rotation. All small, random acts of kindness are welcomed and appreciated.

Origins of Peace,
Melissa
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Thank you!

Thank you for allowing Origins of Peace to serve you in 2022!

This year we’ve had a wonderful time making new connections, saying yes to new opportunities and becoming more intentional about the clients we serve and how we show up for them.

Each encounter has been amazing, and we expect greater in 2023.

In whatever way you are connected to Origins of Peace, we hope that we have made it easier for you to understand how creativity can bridge the gap to resolve a multitude of conflicts. 

As we wind down for 2023, I would like to extend an offer for you to enhance your toolkit to resolve conflict in a more creative and wholistic way.

As you know our core focus areas are mental clarity, self-preservation, rejuvenation and service to others, that’s why I am offering you 25% off the following sessions through December 31st. All you need to do is text the word GRATITUDE to 704-388-5276.

Discounted services include Create! Resolve! and Socialize!

My calendar is closed through the end of this year but grab your discounted service now and you and I will work together to schedule the best date and time for you in 2023.

As an additional gift, you will receive weekly affirmations to help you stay focused and on task for the year.

Visit www.originsofpeace.com to check out these services and all we have to offer.

Happy Holidays to you and everyone that you love.

With Gratitude,

Melissa A. Rivers- Origins of Peace

 

 

 

 

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As Far As It Depends On Me

 

 

Romans 12:18 is the founding scripture for Origins of Peace. The construction of the scripture allows for self-reflection, self-evaluation and self-actualization. 

By being open to understanding who you are at your core, what you desire most and what you are capable of accomplishing allows you to challenge the way you handle and process information.

The first phrase of the verse,if it is possible”, allows you to question your willingness to think, process and act.

The next phrase of the verse, “as far as it depends on me” provides the opportunity to align your thoughts and actions to ensure your personal belief system aligns with what you are putting out into the world.

The final phrase in the verse, live at peace with everyone”, establishes the goal and objective to strive for.

To make the verse a little more prescriptive, I’ve rearranged it into an easy-to-follow formula:

 

As Far as it depends on me / If it is possible = live at peace with __________________.

 

My personal belief is that peace begins within each of us. If we expect to begin the process of living at peace with everyone, we first have to be at peace with ourselves in all areas. This is not a small task and takes quite a bit of evaluation and action.

We all experience some type of conflict within, but if there is a desire to move beyond the conflict, it is possible!

The last thing to understand is this: The word everyone is interchangeable with everything. This involves taking a deep dive into your 8 Wellness Dimensions to understand how you show up in each area.

Now put the formula to work – Take your effort, divide it by infinite possibility and receive the rewards of peace. Peace is available to you. Put your belief and effort to work in order to obtain it.

My intuitive nature reveals to me that God wants us to do everything within our power to live at peace, but he does not expect us to accomplish this without his help.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18, NIV

Our guide, “Pray with Ease!” is a free resource to help you feel confident and empowered in prayer.

Origins of Peace is a Conflict Resolution Consultant Company. To learn more about our company visit: http://www.originsofpeace.com

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Lunch & Learn With Me!

On Friday, November 18th at 12pm, I am hosting a lunch and learn session, Authentic at Any Age.

This session will serve as the kick-off event for Peace by Design 2023.
During your lunch hour we will watch Bevy Smith’s 16-minute Ted Talk, How to Discover Your Authentic Self at Any Age, followed by discussion and Q&A.

Bevy’s talk is based on her book Bevelations.

Bevy ‘s Ted Talk invites viewers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty and joy.
She discusses how she repossessed her bold childhood nature to become her own brand and envision her life’s next great destination.

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.

The last 15 minutes of our time together is designated for Q&A.

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.