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The Definition of A Peacemaker

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The role of a Peacemaker isn’t easily defined. We can be Advocates, Protestors, Lobbyists, Clergymen, Defenders or a collaboration of all these things. The gifts and talents that we each possess should be used as our contribution to help move society forward.

A Peacemaker is not a person who is passive and unable to take a position. We are people with a deep desire to uncover injustice, create solutions and take action for a better outcome for individuals, communities and organizations.

So what gift or talent do you have that can create change in these tumultuous times?

What are your areas of influence?

Can you organize a peaceful protest, provide training to those in need, develop a youth program, create a men’s ministry or start a women’s empowerment group?

Romans 12:18 Says, “if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at people with everyone.

We all have a duty to live our lives in constant creation of solutions to the problems faced in today’s society.

For the next 9 days, I am running a campaign entitled “Positioned for Peace.” I will post about the various characteristics required to be an influential Peacemaker and how those traits can help bridge the gap in today’s society.

Peace In Action,

Melissa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When The Silence Becomes Too Loud

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In life we experience moments of silence that always seem to last too long. Those times when we’re waiting on God to move in our life and we’re somewhere between Provision and Promise. The silence of uncertainty can get kind of loud!

Are you familiar with LOUD SILENCE?

If you’re familiar with worry, fear, distress or frustration, you know exactly what I’m referring to.

LOUD SILENCE is the extreme opposite of PEACE.

It’s important to recognize the symptoms of Loud Silence before they invade your space and wreck your Peace.

Today I’m giving you three simple action steps to take for reestablishing disrupted peace.
1. Check your perspective: are you viewing the situation from a limited point of view? Even if things aren’t working out how you planned, are you mature enough to understand that your situation will work out exactly how it should.
2. Speak life: always know that your reality is shaped by the words that you speak. You have the power to create love, demolish strongholds and change your mindset simply by speaking words of encouragement and positivity.
3. Lean on Friends: allow those who love you to encourage you. Spend time with family and friends, laugh and laugh some more and wake up each day looking forward to creating new memories.

Find Peace and Be Well,
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Get Ready To Love Your Job!

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SUGA Wellness Boutique, LLC is looking for a Marketing Intern for a six week paid assignment. Your primary job duties will included: new client development and social media marketing.

The ideal candidate should posses the skills necessary to help us move forward into new markets including corporate, government and ministry settings.

If you are creative, hardworking, dedicated, organized, motivated and peaceful, we need you!

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and submit your resume for consideration, send an email to sugawellnessboutique@gmail.com

Find Peace and Be Well!

 

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Choose Peace over Fear

Creating more Peace in our lives begins with changing our thought process and mindset. The way that we think about a thing ultimately shapes your beliefs about the experience and the outcome.

I realize that we live in an world of uncertainty but how much more could we enjoy the life that we’ve been given by simply changing how we think.

Lets talk about fear-based thinking and how it causes us to live a defeated life.

Fear based thinking is defined as having a mindset that focuses on limiting beliefs. What ever opportunities arise, a fear-based thinker will find a reason not to show up for the challenge. Many people miss out on travel opportunities and career advancement because of a fear of uncertainty. Constantly dwelling on why an action shouldn’t be completed instead of focusing on the numerous benefits that a good opportunity can bring is absolutely numbing.

It’s a known fact that you will accomplish every limit that you set for yourself. If you constantly focus on not being able to afford certain things, then you will never afford it. If you focus on never being able to take a vacation, you will never go.  If you truly want to be happy and find Peace within, drop the fear, take action and live your best life!

I’ve laid out three easy to implement tips that will help you eliminate fear-based thinking.

  1. Set goals and take intentional action to accomplish them.
  2. Practice the art of NOW and stop procrastinating.
  3. Establish your choices in truth and stand firm in your decisions.

By taking these steps you’re building your self-esteem, becoming more confident, wiping out fear and establishing Peace!

Find Peace and Be Well.

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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.
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Tip# 17 Consistently Pray

Good Morning Peace Makers! It’s day 17 of our #loveme2Peace Campaign. I have to tell you, this journey has been really interesting for me. Yes, I’m here each day offering tips and advice on how to attract more Peace in your life through Self-Love and Self Care but each day as I share these tips with you, I am challenged to intentionally follow my own advice as well. It’s funny how we are constantly tested in the things that we teach.

I want to circle back for a minute and elaborate on yesterday’s tip: Know When to Be Silent. I work up bright and early, ready to share an inspiring post with you but for whatever reason, God wouldn’t allow it. For me, yesterday was a day of quietness and observation. I had several meetings to attend, I had lunch with a friend but for the most part, it was a day of silence. My personal peace journey often includes times like this, times when I need to sit still, be quiet and hear from God. It’s in those quiet times when I receive direction, guidance and support. If we’re constantly busy or voicing our own opinions, we don’t leave room for God to speak to us.

Let’s jump to today’s tip: “Take Time to Pray” 

How many of you saw the movie War Room, which was produced by The Kendrick Brothers? I’ve followed their work for years and I love their movies. Yesterday on their Facebook Page, the following post appeared. “Praying releases the problem and the outcome into God’s hands. It is the antidote for anxiety. It’s the way to effectively hand over the situation to God.”-This Means War

Take Time to Pray. God is extending his hand to receive your fears and concerns and replace them with his love and limitless blessings. Trust him with your troubles.

Find Peace and Be Well

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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 #12 Re-evaluate Your Circle

Happy Saturday! I hope all is well for you. I want to start off by congratulating you for hanging with me this far. I get so excited when I receive your emails about how the information is making a difference in your life! I’m glad to be of service to you and I’m thankful that God has a relevant message for me to share! With that being said, we are 12 days in to our #loveme2Peace campaign. If you can’t tell by now, there are endless ways to incorporate self-love and self-care into your daily routine. All it takes is a little intention.

So what are your plans for this weekend? I planned to have a huge garage sale but I’m not quite ready. I still have several closets to clean out so I’ll save that for a later date. For the past several weeks I’ve been enrolled in a Financial Peace class by Dave Ramsey. I’ve taken the class before but the information is awesome and the group that I’m involved with is really great. I haven’t been able to attend the group session in about a month due to other obligations but today I’m looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals and generating some interesting conversations. With that being said, today’s tip is:

“Re-evaluate Your Circle”

How strong is your circle of supporters? Do your friends have your best interests at heart? Do they challenge you to be better? Do they stretch your thinking? Are they there for you during tough times? Do they include you?

All of these are great questions to consider when thinking about your friends. True friendships are a way to maintain Peace and balance in our lives. There’s nothing more rewarding than having friends that you can count on and trust to show up when needed and allow you to share in their lives. I will never forget the love that my small group of friends demonstrated as I was recovering from breast cancer surgery. As soon as I hit the recovery room in my dazed and confused state the flowers, cards, visits, texts, calls and chicken noodle soup kept rolling in. It was awesome to witness.

So what does your friend circle look like? Take an inventory, determine if it’s working for you and if not, adjust as necessary!

Find Peace and Be Well

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