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i mentioned several years ago that i’m not doing resolutions at new year’s anymore.  but i do want to think about what type of year this new one will be.  i’ve decided this year i’m ringing in the new year with three things…

first and foremost joy.   i want lots; so that means i’m bringing it on thick…laughter, fun times and joy, joy, joy!!!

next stop adventure.  2017 i realized that life brings it’s own surprises.  i want to create some of my own.  something as simple as trying out a randomly selected restaurant, taking on a new hobby, going for a walk to ‘nowhere’ and of course lots of travel. adventure will be a theme for 2018.

finally and certainly not least i wanna chill. my goal this year is to create peace each day. moments of silence, meditation and living as much as possible in the present moment. i’m tired of sweating over ‘spilled milk’ (or whatever that saying is)….namaste; all day:)

those are my three.

what are you looking forward to from 2018?

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at sassysagesays we often highlight girls/young women who are doing amazing things. this time we are honoring my favorite celebrity of all time, mother teresa of calcutta, peacemaker and advocate for the poor.

you know that question they sometimes use on college essay applications about who alive or dead you would have dinner with?  my answer is always mother teresa. i can barely contain myself i’m soo excited that she is going to become a saint!  

the reasons that she more than deserves this honor are countless.  but what i want to highlight is how she chose to follow her heart in dedicating her career to what she was passionate about.   the chances were slim that she would make a difference in the lives of the poor she reached out to. she had no money and at the time very little support for her work. but she kept going. little by little the word spread of this tiny lady who was helping children.  it took years but her strength and determination turned into world wide admiration and followers of her commitment to serve.

as we celebrate labor day, consider if you are walking your path of passion. regardless of your religious affiliation you can look to mother (saint) teresa as a role model to never let your current circumstance determine your goals. take a small step towards your dreams; sainthood could be in your destiny.  

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i can’t get the words out my head…

now it’s your turn

let’s keep this luv thing in motion

happy valentine’s day world!

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DChitwood_HappyGirlsgirls often fret about our looks.

do we have the right outfit on, is our hair looking good, are our thighs too big…the list goes on. 

physical fitness is all the rage. but have you ever thought about being mentally in shape?

i’m not talking about the absence of mental illness.  but being emotionally fit, happy and at peace; socially balanced and all around feeling strong in your mind.

seems like a lot of the talk about mental health focuses on the negative emotional problems people can have. and that is important but its not all mental health is about.

so today on world mental health day i’m challenging my girls to get in shape!

-start working out your heart by doing something you love at least once a week

-do repeated reps of saying nice things about yourself each day

-run wild with laughter as much as you can stand

-take time to care for yourself

that’s my mental health diet and the great part is chocolate is allowed!

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this is such a historic moment in world history.  the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington!  i feel blessed to be part of the generation who benefited from the ‘Dream.’

here’s a repost of a piece written on sassysagesays in 2011.

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Crowing M. L. King: Prophet for the People

WNYC held the thought provoking event ‘Made in America:  King’s dream in today’s economy’ at Brooklyn Museum.  The panelists challenged the audience to really remember what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about. He didn’t just have a dream.  He fought injustice, valued equality and stood up for economic empowerment.  He was a revolutionary; a prophet who called out power structures as well as the everyday person to do better for the poor and disenfranchised.

I was particularly touched by female panelist, Christine Yvette Lewis.  She recently led the Domestic Workers United, which is mostly populated by women, to a victory in finally landing a bill of rights.  Ms. Lewis called domestic workers the invisible and isolated work force. They take care of so many but few take a moment to think about taking care of them.  Their struggle is precisely what MLK was fighting for 50 years ago.

So as we celebrate the life of MLK, I ask each one of us to question not only how we are keeping the dream alive but how are we ensuring the values of Dr. King, such as justice and peace, are embedded in our Society.

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i’m taking the day to reflect and be inspired to do my part in the continued fight for human rights and social justice.   what will this day mean for you?


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