7 Helpful Tips on How to Resolve Issues Peacefully

1. If you are upset, pause and take a moment to reflect and regroup, before you say or do something that you may regret later.

2. Be mindful of your nonverbal communication. Be aware of your facial expressions, hand gestures and body language to ensure that you are sending the message that you want to be received.

3. Demonstrate empathy, which is the ability to show you understand how the other person feels. This allows the other person to feel heard and seen, which may diffuse conflict.

4. Take responsibility for yourself and own up to any adverse contributions that you may have added to the situation. This demonstrates self-awareness and integrity and will most likely lead to a successful resolution expediently.

5. Stay in the present and don’t dredge up issues from the past. Ask for what you need, say no what you can’t do, and be open to negotiation and compromise.

6. Focus on what you can control (such as your own behaviors and how you respond) and let go of the rest.

7. Forgive and let go of the past. Recognize that people come into our lives for a reason, season, or a lifetime and even negative experiences are opportunities for growth.

When Faced with the Impossible!

We all have experienced circumstances unexpectantly or out of our control at one time or another. As believers this should not surprise us, because the word of God promises trials and tribulations. But don’t you worry and don’t you fret. Do this instead:

First, take your impossible situation to God.

Next, don’t allow how long you have been waiting hinder your faith.

Always remember that God is on your team and what He is capable of doing in your life (go down memory lane of how he has worked out situations in your past).

Be sure to be honest with God (and yourself) about your doubts.

Then, watch God do what He does best and that is work all things for your good.

#TrustGod #Havefaith #Keephopealive

When Our Faith is Tested

We may face challenges that make us question our beliefs, or we may struggle to find meaning in difficult circumstances. However, these challenges can also be opportunities for growth and self-discovery. When we face these challenges with faith and trust in God, we find that our struggles are transformed into opportunities for spiritual growth and enlightenment. We learn to let go of our fears and anxieties, and we find strength in the knowledge that we are part of something greater than ourselves. So, to all those who believe in God, I encourage you to hold fast to your faith. It is a powerful force that can guide you through even the darkest of times, and it can lead you to a life of meaning and purpose. Trust in God, and know that He is always with you, guiding and supporting you every step of the way. (Proverbs 3:5-6). #faith #trust #surrender #believe

When Was the Last Time You Said “Yes”

When was the last time you said “Yes” to yourself?

For me it was yesterday when I went to the grocery store to pick up some fresh fruit. To my surprise the strawberries had gone up extremely high in price. The old version of myself would have walked by them and bought some processed sweets because of course they are much cheaper.

But I ask at what cost? So, I leaned towards the newer version of myself and purchased the organic strawberries and that one yes, led to many yeses and over $70 later I was still elated that I said yes to ME!

So, I ask you once again, when was the last time that you said, yes to you and how did it make you feel?

#youareenough #youareworth #celebrateyou #showyourselflove

Take the Pledge

Self-care–mind, body and spirit is very important.  Very often we do so much for others that taking care of ourselves is not in our list of priorities; but we must change that thought process.  Bryant McGill states that “taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” The is an ongoing life lesson for me.  So I challenge each of you to take the following pledge:

  • To ask for what you want in life.
  • To remember that you cannot control other people’s actions. Just your reactions.
  • To define what happiness means and looks like to you.
  • To be more grateful for who’s in your life, instead of who’s not in your life.
  • To celebrate each victory, no matter how small.
  • To make time for the little things that bring you joy.

Taking time for self-care will empower and strengthen you to take care of others.

Make the pledge today!

It’s Time To Celebrate You!

It’s Time To Celebrate You!

Celebrating You Ministries hosted its inaugural women’s empowerment event on Saturday, May 5 in Dearborn, MI.  The room was filled with love and support for one another.  Comedian Dani Thomas had us laughing from the core and Nicole Thomas inspired us all with a message entitled, “You have the Capacity,”  The event also included  self-awareness and self-development exercises that helped us focus on our goals and dreams.

Celebrating You! Mind, Body, and Spirit was created to inspire women to celebrate ourselves.  We play so many roles in life; Mother, Daughter, Wife, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Grandmother, Employee/Employer and Caregiver.  Sometimes we lose the person (woman) that we are, while fulfilling our obligations.  The Celebrating You! blog and women’s empowerment events are created to encourage, empower, motivate, and inspire you to value not only who you, are but whose you are! The scripture says that you are a masterpiece that has been wonderfully and fearfully made in His likeness. You are worth celebrating your wins, everything that you have gone through has made you stronger. Now It’s time to celebrate you!