Food Deserts: Where it is literally cheaper to drink soda than clean water in some parts of America

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Guilty! This shouldn’t have made me laugh so hard. #teamnotquite

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10 Life Changes You Can’t Avoid On The Path To Awakening

If you are reading this, then you are well on your way on a path of Awakening. Although, everyone experiences their own unique and individual paths of awakening, there are many common elements we all share…

We all begin to see the World differently than we did before. As we start to seek for the truth, we see through the veils of illusion in our society, governments and mainstream institutions. The downfalls of consumerism and materialism become glaringly obvious and we realize we must take responsibility for the lives we live, the choice becomes clear.

Awakening often comes with profound spiritual implications, as we have undeniable experiences of connection to our Universal intelligence. Signs, symbols and synchronicities show up in our lives more and more, altering our course forever. In the process, there are some Universal changes we must make on the path for our own growth and evolution.

Here they are, written just for you;

The 10 Life Changes You Can’t Avoid on the Path of Awakening

1 ) Healing Your Relationship with your Parents & Family

It’s vital we revisit our youth and childhood, to do deep healing and clearing work. Many of us experienced great traumas in our youth, and these traumas need our loving attention so they don’t hold us back any longer in old patterns of being and interpreting the World.

Most importantly, we must create healthy relationships with our parents and family. We often like to say that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have, and no matter who your parents were/are, this applies. Be willing to initiate the tough conversations of healing this old stuff and apologize where self responsibility is needed.

How can you bring forgiveness to these past moments and the relationships forged during your upbringing? You created your experiences, so it’s up to you to take ownership for them. They were created for your personal growth spiritually and as a human being on the planet at this point in time and the more you resist them, the further you push and deny the personal empowerment available to you from the lessons of these experiences.

Re-frame the past and you can create a limitless future.

2 ) Re-Locating or Travelling Outside where you Grew Up

It’s important that we burst the bubble of our limited experience of the World, and awakening almost always demands this of us.

Where you grew up was perhaps only a small microcosm of the World at large. There are infinite beautiful places and beautiful people in the World. Don’t let the small fish tank you live in sculpt the way you see and experience the boundless aquarium of life. Once you branch out, explore and give yourself permission to fresh exposure to the World, you’ll find you can ground-in and call home somewhere that is most relevant with your values and desires for your lifestyle and career at this point in your life.

3 ) Leaving Behind Unhealthy, Toxic & Stuck Relationships

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was distance myself from my childhood and long term friends whom I really loved. It came down to one simple fact, I want to work everyday to improve myself and I need to ensure I have good people around me doing the same.

Scientifically speaking, you become the five people you spend the majority of your time with. It’s up to you to be very discerning, careful and calculated about who you allow those five people to be. If you have friends in your life who seem stuck, definitely help and support them, but if they are truly unwilling to grow, maybe it’s time to move on…

Having support is everything to achieve your goals, and you have the opportunity to create healthy relationships everyday. Remember you can stay in touch with people you care about, but don’t force change on anyone, let it come to them. In meantime, do what you need to do to care for yourself.

4 ) Constantly Improving Your Diet & Exercise Routine

Many people think diet changes are a one time thing and find what works for them, at that time and follow that regimen forever. In actuality, our diets are designed to evolve, and have been doing so since the beginning of time..

Be open to exploring various healthful diets that truly work for you, and be open to new things, as technology is exponentially enhancing the world of nutrition. The same is true for exercise! Amongst YouTube, Instagram & Social Media, we are evolving our world of nutritional and fitness education at light speeds faster than ever before.

Constantly improving yourself is one of the most common principles of Awakening and diet and exercise are at the top of this list.

5 ) Let Go of Clutter, Chaos & Old Stuff

Clutter and chaos is not rebellious and it’s not sexy. It’s sloppy and a sign of lack of true self-care and awareness. I know it takes a lot to maintain our rapid modern lives, but the tighter, cleaner and more organized you keep things, the better results you’ll have with your ambitions, I promise.

Old stuff needs to go! Physical objects with high emotional attachment can hold a lot of our emotional energy. I am reminded of when I told my friend to throw out his old-shoes he had been hanging on to, because he didn’t know where the money would come from to get a new pair and guess what? He manifested a high paying gig and a new home within a week after releasing those beat up shoes! He knew intuitively the shoes definitely had something to do with it. And I’ve seen numerous similar experiences with myself and my clients. Our stuff can be a physical representation of clinging to the past, and letting go of old things means we open up for new opportunities, clarity, gifts and miracles from the Universe.

6 ) Become a Constant Learner & Student of Life

As an awakened individual, it’s likely you have a passion for finding your Truth and understanding the deeper nature of life. Learning is an evolutionary process, which means we must become more of who we are in each moment by learning new information, tools and approaches towards life.

All suffering comes from resistance to change.

A willingness to learn is a willingness to grow. I find it helpful to keep a list of things I am actively learning, and create a strategy for how I am going to learn those things (keeping a simple notepad and pen handy is great). I like to schedule my learning time into my day, and then track my progress. Online courses are great for this kind of thing, and there is so much more out there you can learn from.

7 ) Finding Conscious Community to Surround Yourself With

The biggest thing people have told me throughout the years of being involved in this community, is that there are not enough spiritual people around them locally, and it’s hard for them to stay on track with their growth because they don’t feel supported.

I believe it’s vital that we all come together at this time to find other people who share our same interests, pursuits and values. The easiest way to grow is to grow with others who are on the same path as you, and in order to find this, you need to find your community and develop your own path.

Get out in the World and reach out! You’ll be amazed at how many people there are like you around you. And if that’s truly not the case, there are endless amounts of awakened people in the World, I’ve experienced them everywhere in the world, both in person and online.  (p.s. We are building an online community for you to all connect! http://creatorcourse.com/ssmcommunity/)

8 ) Creating a New Relationship with Yourself & Your Lifestyle

No more self sabotage or self depreciation! As an awakened individual you have to be truly loving and kind to yourself.

This means reducing your negative thoughts and emotions towards yourself and others. It also means, no more beating yourself or others up for the circumstances you are in, and then you can take responsibility for your relationship with yourself and your lifestyle.

You can design your internal and external reality however you wish, you just need to give yourself permission and the confidence to do so! It takes time and patience. You got this!

9 )  Choosing a Career in Alignment with Your Heart’s Calling

You can’t work some kind of soul-sucking job, even if it does pay good. Settling with a career that doesn’t truly fulfill you isn’t worth it. Why wake up one day with regret when you could wake up with a legacy?

Following your heart’s calling in your career can be extremely challenging, because it means you will have to do lots of illogical things that people around you may not understand. However, if you are making truly heartfelt decisions, it will always lead you in the right direction.

Listen to what your true calling is, and if you don’t know it yet, start trying things out until you find it. Everyone’s calling is evolving constantly and it’s not about finding it, it’s about YOU getting into the rhythm of what you are supposed to be doing right now. It’s resonating in your heart and soul, always speaking to you, undeniably, take heed.

A positive career means you are working and doing your part to make a difference, and if we all do that, the World will continually change for the better.

10 ) Live from Your Heart

Open your heart and live from it each day. Love is always the answer. You Got This!

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Tina takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (x)

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Okay, I admit to laughing while making this one.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye 

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and here is the title track from Tank’s new album, Stronger

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On my way to see this film. I’ve been waiting years for it to release and it finally made it to theaters. Support this movie #DearWhitePeople

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i love when strangers smile at me and i smile back and we have that nice stranger smiling moment

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Seen in Hong Kong. Badass. 

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humansofnewyork:

“I think one of the neighbors had beef with my mother. Because one day when my mom went to the store, and left us alone for just a few minutes, child services came and took us away. My sister and I got split up. I got sent to a group home. It was like a prison— everybody there was looking out for themselves. I’d call my mother and cry on the phone but she’d just say she was sorry, and there was nothing she could do, and she was trying. After a few months, my sister and I got moved into a foster home. Our foster mother was this old lady named Ms. Elizabeth. She let our mother come visit us even though she wasn’t supposed to. And she took us to church and prayed with us, and every Sunday she’d cook us a huge dinner and completely deck out the table like it was Thanksgiving. It was like some movie shit. We’d never had anything like that before. Even when we moved back with our mother, we would alway visit Ms. Elizabeth up until the time she passed away.”

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eighthofjune:

"This picture of Morehouse graduates drenched in rain yesterday has surprisingly caused quite a stir. Many are saying it’s indicative of Morehouse not having the money or common decency to implement a rain plan. If you see that when you look at this picture, I’m going to politely take the liberty to call you a cynic. To me this picture symbolizes the journey that so many black men endure everyday of their lives as they face countless obstacles yet continue to pursue success with unwavering determination. It is cynical to ignore the fortitude and thirst for knowledge in these men’s eyes for an opportunity to knock/shade/read Morehouse. Rain can’t stop the House, & life’s obstacles won’t stop these men…”

I’m here for all of this.

Gave me chills.

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