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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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My blog is normally focused on issues related to teen girls and young women but today I must break topic.

tray photoone of my heros Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

i’ve been sitting at home stunned at the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. race and racism has come up a lot. i believe its not about race!

i believe its the widespread devaluing of human beings and is much deeper than race.

how many times have you heard about the bombing of innocent victims in arab countries and just shrugged? how many times have you heard about a hate crime against someone who is gay and looked the other way? how many times have you agreed that a woman must have ‘asked for it’ when she was raped after being provocatively dressed?

it’s not about race.

our society makes it a practice of devaluing another’s life because of stereotypes and negative judgments about ‘those’ people.

making it about race is what blinds us from recognizing the humanity in all of us. it continues to allow the control and power that comes from dividing people.

the only action that we must take is to unify in peace and demand the human rights of all people.

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too much homework

fighting with your parents

can’t understand your boyfriend

getting cyberhate from mean girls at your school

ALL OF THAT

PLUS

the scariness that’s happening in our country and around the world

seems like too much to bear

all the madness can really stress a girl out

STRESS…

we all have it. but if you don’t deal with stress, it can hurt you

stress causes our hearts to move fast, blood to boil and body’s to get hot

all those reactions confuses our immune system and makes it easier for us to get sick  

so when it comes to stress, even with all the disasters that are happening, it’s important to chill out

a great way to do that is to take a mini break; to be still

it’s stress awareness month, so i thought i’d share this pretty cool video of

teens talking in their own words about how

‘chillin’ and taking ‘time out’ has changed their lives

give it a try and let me know what you think..


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