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Self care plan

Happy Friday!
It is so important for Everyone to have a self care plan. We all lead busy lives and can become inundated with the happenings of everyone around us. You should ask yourself, "Am I dedicating time to myself on a regular basis?" Many of us do not. Do you prioritize everyone and everything, except yourself? Are you neglecting yourself in any way?

These are questions that I would like for you to begin to ask yourself. If you answered yes, to either question, it is time for you to formulate a self care regimen.

You may be asking yourself, how do I begin a self care regimen, when there is just not enough time in the day?  Remind yourself that there is always time in each day to do the things that you find most important, and "YOU" should absolutely be at the TOP of your list of priorities. So let me provide you with a few ideas that you can use.

Self care ideas
Take a nap when it is needed (20- 30 minutes is sufficient to restore your energy)
Begin writing yo…
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There is no one else like you

Today is such a beautiful day outside. The temperature is warm and the birds are chirping. I can't help but feel great!  As I was getting myself ready to begin my day, I began to remind myself, that although there are so many people doing similar work than me, no one can do exactly what I do! God SPECIFICALLY created me to work with the people whose lives I am PURPOSEFULLY supposed to touch. You see, sometimes even I compare myself to others. In the past, I have focused on what others think about me and the work that I am doing, and less about what God thinks about who I am and the work that I do. Today, my focus is putting God first and listening to His call over my life. We so often compare ourselves to other people, and instead we need to realize, that we are all created with amazing gifts of our own, that we need to be tapping into. Instead of reflecting on what the next person is doing, it is best to align yourself with the gifts that already exist within you! When I learned…

Refocus Your Vision

I am so excited about my upcoming seminar in April, entitled Refocus Your Vision. Back in October of 2017, during my prayer time, I was led to this idea . I had no clue who my speakers would be at that time, but the title was very clear to me. I knew that the target audience for this seminar had to be women. It had to touch upon areas that many women struggle with on a daily basis. Many women are walking around as if everything is okay with them, when in actuality, they are hurting internally. They don't see their potential, and they can not move forward. You see, when your vision is clouded, you are limited in your ability to reach the next level. Sure, you may be able to take baby steps, but you will never maximize your full potential. My goal for this seminar is to empower women to stop allowing people, things, and feelings to get in their way.

The best way that I can describe refocusing your vision is the example of wiping the lens of your eye/sun glasses clean. Sure your vis…

Determine your purpose

I took this photo on our honeymoon in Bellagio, Italy- overlooking the Swiss Alps


Good morning and what a beautiful Thursday it is! I've written about purpose in the past, but it occurred to me that I need to speak about this topic again. Too many individuals are walking around and not living out their purpose. I completely understand that financial reasons often prevent individuals from not pursuing what makes them happy. Yet, I don't find this to be a good excuse to not live your dreams. From the bottom of my heart, I believe that God gives each of us special abilities/gifts that are unique to just us, and that none of our gifts are the same. However, one can not and should not be lazy with cultivating their gifts. You have to work hard in every way to nurture your gifts (just like watering a plant), and eventually it will come to life.

I'll give you a personal example. I always knew that I wanted to be self employed. Since I was a little girl, I remember going to my Dad…

My wedding

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Hi beautiful readers. It's amazing how quickly weddings come and go, but I have to say that our wedding was fabulous. It was truly the best day of my life. All of my expectations were met and all of the hard work in planning was completely worth it. There are so many parts of my wedding that I truly loved, but a special moment was my Brother walking me down the aisle and both my Mom and Brother giving me away. I honored my Dad through a video and dance that I recorded and played during the reception. Everything was picture perfect!!! My husband and I took it all in and danced and enjoyed being with our guests the entire night. * If you're planning a wedding, my suggestion is to enjoy the process. For the most part, I enjoyed every aspect of my wedding planning and wedding, of course I endured stress at times, but that's also a part of the process with planning any large event and a part of being a BRIDE. 







Being present

Time has truly been moving along. I have not posted anything in a while, because I have been so busy. Between teaching at a college, running my private practice, planning a wedding, and preparing to move, I can't imagine how I am holding it all together. I give credit to the Lord for that. He will never give us more than we can handle, this is a truth that I have learned to accept and embrace. As time begins to drift forward and the wedding (which is literally 29 days away) comes and goes, I want to remember to be present in every moment. I want to take every moment in and not allow it to pass before me. I have always been the type of person who can not allow myself to be present in the moment. I am constantly thinking, reflecting, criticizing my life. In this moment, I want to remain true to me. Yes, I have my hands full, and that is stressful enough and I am finding that the smallest things have come to aggravate me. Yet in spite of all of this, I will not focus on the negative…

Take time for you

Hello All!!! It's been a while since I last blogged. Life has been so busy, but full of God's blessings and self growth. I find that I am constantly learning more and more about myself. While I am in the process of planning my wedding and stepping into the next phase of my life, I am taking time to reflect on who I am. It's never too late to learn something new about yourself. I sometimes feel as women, that we truly believe the lie that we have to keep it all together at all times. For example, I hold several roles, Daughter, Sister, Fiance, Pet owner, Friend, Doctor, Professor, Business owner. Beyond the plethora of roles and titles that I hold, at my core, I am just Lori. I will never lose this aspect of my being, unless I choose to lose myself to this world (which I refuse to ever do). I am learning that it is important for me to recognize balance, accept it, and allow myself to be present. A healthy balance is the key to a healthy you. Very recently, I did not unders…