Although mother nature decided to bring us a lovely day of rain it did not keep people away. We had such a fun night networking and meeting new friends. Thank you to everyone that came out to support us and participated in the event, we look forward to bringing more amazing evenings to Winston Salem in 2019! We have a great venue and swag items for March, hope you can join us.
Camel City BBQ
Jacquie Pane with Mary Kay
Emily Stessman with Paparazzi
Starla Nichols with Color Street
At the beginning of these pregnancy I vowed to eat healthy and continue working out at the gym whilst maintaining my strength through yoga. Well what would you know I haven't done a single thing in 6 weeks and it is so hard to find the motivation to start again. This cold weather along with the rain we are having is miserable and I am officially in a rut! I am sure I am not the only one who is wishing to maintain their health but is having trouble knowing where to start and so I have been on the hunt for some great online resources to share with you. I personally LOVE working out when I have the motivation and have always loved yoga but have never been dedicated to continuing it long enough to see any real improvement, but this week I am determined to do something! Once you get into some good healthy habits you feel so much better physically and mentally, they also say summer bodies are made in the winter!
Here are so great ideas for you all:
Yoga with Adriene
Pregnancy work out (2nd & 3rd trimester)
Prenatal Barre Workout
30 Minute Cardio HIT
Fun Hip Hop Tabata Workout
30 Minute Barre Workout
Low Impact 30 Minute Cardio
Today has been one of those days where I take a look at the society we live in, the lack of humanity around us and how we are failing as human beings. Working in education has always been a passion for me, I love seeing children grow and their love for learning. But for me it goes much further than the basic skills and subjects we teach them during their time at school. I want to make a difference in a child's life, my philosophy has always been that if everyday I can make a difference to one person I am doing something right. Now although I am talking about children here I believe that we have the capability to help someone everyday no matter what our career field and our financial situation. Sometimes it is the simple things like telling someone they look nice, to have a nice day, take the time to tell them thank you, make them feel appreciated and do something to give back. Together was a particularly hard day for me at work. Now because of my position I cannot go into details but let me just tell you that I will never understand how any decent human being can purposely hurt someone, especially an innocent child.
I am sitting at home right now after a warm meal with my family, with a roof over my head and in a household full of love. But there are so many people whose situation is far different from mine but yet they do not have the voice to speak up for themselves. Or worse yet they do eventually stand up for themselves yet the police or social services do nothing but place them back in harms way. It breaks my hurt to know that there is nothing I can do to make it better, nothing I can do to take their pain away and so all I do is offer them a trusting ear, a safe place to communicate and a kind hug when it is needed.
As humans we sometimes need to take a moment to remember Maslow's hierarchy of needs,. There are our basic needs of water, warmth, food, rest, security and safety. Then we have our psychological needs our longing to feel loved, belongingness, friends, family and our esteem needs. Finally we have our self fulfillment needs where we can reach our full potential and achieve out dreams. Now imagine those basic needs as pillars that hold up our life, take them away then our life is out of balance or even worse it would fall apart without support. That is what is happening to people all around the world today, in our local community and in the schools in our area. It upsets me that so many people are capable of making a difference, to take a step forward to help someone who is struggle and instead they carry on about their daily routine. I had a fellow employee once ask me if I would rather work with the good students, the ones who listen and do their work. I was quick to answer that no, I would always rather work with the troubled the kids. These students are the ones that require extra time, I have to invest time to build trust and relationships, they may cuss at me but at the end of the day to me these are the students that need me. Over the last few years in my position I have been cussed at, had tables/desks thrown in my room and although it is crazy to say but most of those kids who acted that way towards me are my favorites. Because eventually we established a mutually understanding relationship, I felt that I was making a difference and I would not change a thing about the job I do.
Now I know that my story has got a little off topic but with the recent stories and politics that talk about adoption, abortion, the immigrant situation and the homeless people in our country. It reminds me of an old saying, that charity starts at home, no one person can fix a situation but if we each made a little effort everyday to make a difference in one persons life a day. Them the world we live in would be a much more brighter place! We need to take the time to teach our children to see the beauty in the world and those around us, the teach them what humanity and morals are. Because recently I look around and I see humans but I see a lack of humanity!