Good Bye 2020, Hello 2021

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I don’t know about you BUT my 2020 was pretty eventful. I personally went through a lot of changes in my life that I wasn’t totally prepared for, however, God carried me through it all. I laughed, I cried, I had many, many sleepless nights, but I also made lots of great memories and for that I am ever so grateful. I can truly say it was a movie! All in all, 2020 has taught many of us the value of family and friends. Society teaches us to go, go, go, work hard so you can accomplish this goal or that goal but what about the things that are REALLY important?? Like memories, quality time with loved ones, relaxation, fun??? Life as we know has changed in many ways. There’s no concerts to attend, or the movies and many of us are working from home. This is the perfect time, in my opinion, to embrace and love on our loved ones. I truly believe that God stepped in and decided to slow this world down so we can take time out to love the people who are in our lives. Being busy is cool and all but I rather enjoy the presence of those who love me. At the end of the day, no one is promised tomorrow. Personally, I have been taking advantage of this down time. I have been able to obtain goals that have been set forth and breathe a little. I miss going out like the next person and I am sure that it will be a time again where the world will open up but for right now, I am embracing it and making memories along the way.

I am very optimistic that 2021 will bring nothing but great moments our way! After all, life is all about perspective so let’s try to stay positive no matter what. Here’s a few things I do in order to stay grounded:

-Daily prayer keeps me aligned and at peace with myself.

-Meditating for a few minutes a day goes a long way especially when them nagging thoughts try to creep in.

-Journaling on a daily has changed my life drastically, it really helps me release all the pint up emotions I have inside.

Well cheers to new year. Let’s make this one the best one yet! Until next time xoxoxo

-Samone Lashae

My Declaration to Myself: I’m Worthy Even If You Can’t See It.

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Lately, things haven’t been going my way. I’ve experienced a lot of pain and suffering and I ain’t afraid to admit that. Luckily for me, I am a work in progress. I got my heart broken into a million pieces and that left me unsure of myself. If you know me, you know I love HARD! Im selfless, I always want the best for others and in return I lost myself in this relationship and I failed to take care of me. I had to take sometime and really reflect on the role I played in this relationship. In my opinion, I did what I thought was best for the relationship but somehow it still didn’t work. I’m not perfect and I am flawed like the next person but my heart was in the right place. I learned a hard lesson that I’ll never forget though and that is even if I love a person, I still have love me more. That’s where I went wrong. I loved him more than I loved myself and when the relationship ended it felt like a piece of myself was ripped away. At the end of the day, the only person I have is myself, everyone else can easily walk out of my life, but I still have to deal with me. From this point on, I will dedicate myself to loving me properly. Don’t get me wrong, it is nice to have a companion around, but when it is all said and done, it is necessary to pour that same love and affection that you would pour into a relationship, into yourself. I am definitely learning this. I am worthy even if you can’t see it! Everyone won’t see your value and that is a hard pill to swallow for me personally, however, it is the reality of things. I am grateful that I was able to see my errors and I am working towards being a better me and showing myself more love. It’s nothing wrong with loving someone and being there for others, however, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have the necessary things needed to help others. I will always have a big heart, it is the way God created me but I am learning to be selfish with my time and who I spend it with. God is in total control of my life. Well, Im signing off, until next time xoxo.

-Samone Lashae


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Manifestion is Real Yall!!! Watch Your Words and Your Thoughts Please!

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So I woke up this morning and I randomly logged into Instagram and came across an interview that Megan Thee Stallion did some years back. If you haven’t heard already, Megan just dropped her “Savage” remix featuring Beyonce. Yes, the Queen B! How dope is this! Two hotties from Houston, I’m in awe. In the interview, Megan expressed how she would love to work with Beyonce and something clicked in my brain. She manifested what she wanted with her words.

Words are sooooooooo powerful! If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself! Listen, I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that words and thoughts are influential. Whatever you think comes out of your mouth. So pay attention to what you are thinking about. If there are negative thoughts nagging in your brain, cancel them out and think about something positive. Yes I know this can be hard and it is something that I am personally working on my myself. Yes, I am taking my OWN advice because I want to manifest nothing but GREAT things into my life.

What are some things you can do on the daily to help with manifesting? Well I am pleased that you asked. Here’s some things I like to partake in to keep myself centered and on the right track with my mind, thoughts and words.

-Prayer: Whew child prayer works! I love spending time with God. I always feel refreshed and renewed after saying my prayers. He is indeed my best friend and He is always there when I need him. It is definitely no one like Him!

-Affirmations: Youtube has tons of positive affirmations you can choose from. You can listen to them and say them out loud. This is my personal favorite because like I stated before, words are powerful and speaking good things over yourself is essential. This is also a practice I like to do when I am feeling down and out, it lifts my spirits and put me in a better place.

-Reading: I love to read positive things. It just puts me in a better mood. It gives me hope for my own life. With all the things that are going on at the present moment, I find it refreshing to indulge in something thats full of joy and life. There is entirely too many negative images floating around and after awhile if you don’t check where your attention lies, you will find yourself feeling down and out. I’ve been down this road so many times, but I am glad that I have the knowledge to check myself when I feel myself going down a negative route. Yes I have my days, but I am so much happier now because I’ve found things to help me cope with life.

-Writing: I like to express myself through writing. I guess that is pretty apparent since I have a blog! But it truly helps me. Writing positive things out and reading them over and over again can be very helpful for your spirit.

-Vision Boards: A couple years ago, two years to be exact, I was on the hunt for my dream house. I knew by a certain age, I wanted to be a property owner. You want to know what I did? I made a vision board with all the things I wanted to manifest in my life and in the center of the board, lied the house I wanted. I told myself I wanted a finished basement to have company over. I sometimes like to host parties and events, but I couldn’t do that at my old apartment. God blessed me with a home that has a huge finished basement and I was finally able to have gatherings, before all this social distancing was put into place, of course! Also, I told God that I wanted three bedrooms simply because I wanted a guest room when people visited and a beauty room. Yes I said a beauty room. I am into hair, makeup, fashion and anything that is cute.  I needed the space for that! What I am saying is, I truly believe these things came to past because I had vision for my life. I would stare at my vision board and imagine what life would be like to have a house and a backyard. I can truly say that I am grateful and appreciative of all the things God has blessed me with.

These are just a few things personally like to do. Try it for yourself and remember watch your words and your thoughts! Lets manifest nothing but greatness kings and queens. Until next time, xoxoxo

-Samone Lashae








March Check-In: My Year Isn’t Canceled.

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Hello World! Hope everyone is holding up from this quarantine we are all facing. If you don’t know, our world has been effect by a deadly virus called coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Schools, restaurants, bowling alleys, gyms, and many more establishments are currently closed to prevent the spread of the disease. If you are anything like me, you may be glued to your phone, tracking the news paper articles because there has been so much uncertainty. There has been so much information thrown my way, I feel as if my brain is going to explode! With that being said, I think it’s pretty healthy to step back from the news articles and focus on something positive to get us through this quarantine.

Heres some tips to help you survive the quarantine:

Limiting the amount of social media you take in on a daily basis is helpful to keep you centered and on focused on positive thoughts. I personally find myself spending too much time on my social media outlets and as a results, I tend to feel drained and overwhelmed with the problems of the world. Cutting back is a necessity.

Exercise and mediation is a great outlet to release negative thoughts and emotions. Since I’ve been home from work, I have a little bit more free time to enjoy working out at home. I always feel ten times better when I am done exercising and meditating. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

Music is therapy. At least for me it is! Try listening to your favorite tunes to lighten up the mood. I personally don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have my music. It is definitely a stress reliever for me.

Check up on friends and family during this time. Its always good to hear from loved ones. With everyone being busy with life, we tend to get caught up in meaningless things and over look precious moments. Take time to enjoy the people who are in your life and embrace their presence. Be in the moment. Remove distractions and enjoy the moment.

Writing things down is also a great outlet to help express your feelings. I like to write notes in my phone personally. It is convenient and I always have the notes to refer back to. I also write in my journal ideas and thoughts that may come across my mind.

Prayer keeps me centered. With these trying times, I think it is important to have a relationship with the higher power. I’ve been in so many unfortunate situations during my life on this Earth, but God has never left my side. Even when I wasn’t always doing the right thing, He was always there to guide me. He is truly an awesome God!

I hope these tips were helpful and that everyone stay safe and well during this time! Until next time, XOXOXO.

-Samone Lashae








Encourage yourself

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Life happens to us all, no matter who you are, we are face challenges! For example, this is my third time trying to post this particular blog post and to be frank, today hasn’t been the greatest but it is okay! I will get through every obstacles and roadblocks I am faced with. I will be victorious at the end of the day. See things happen for a reason. There is a learning experience in every single situation. Whenever I find myself being discouraged (Like today) I turn on some gospel music and praise God for the things I do have. I know we all aspire to have more in life, however, I believe I have to be grateful with the things I have now in order to go to the next level in life. I also, pray to the Lord for strength. It is so easy to listen and believe the lies that the devil has for us, but remember the devil is a liar and God has the final say so at the end of the day. Believe the things God has to say about you! Lastly, I say and post positive affirmations through out my home so when I am feeling down and out, I can look at those notes that I wrote to myself to stay encouraged. These notes have been very helpful in my life. They fuel my mind to want to keep moving regardless of the circumstances I face. I hope this blog post helped you as much as it has helped me. Samone Lashae. xoxo

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Being yourself!

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It is so important to be yourself. Naturally, authentically you! There is no one like you and to be honest, that’s quite alright. I rather stand out in the crowd, than to fit in anytime. You have to accept yourself for who you are. I’ll admit, this took some time for me. I used to compare myself to other women. I would ask God why my skin wasn’t “lighter” or why am I so tall and slender. I am so grateful that God delivered me from that type of thinking. It is not good to compare yourself to anyone. What God has for you, is truly perfect. He doesn’t make any mistakes. Now I totally accept all the flaws I have. I even laugh at myself. I am happy with the life that God has blessed me with. My life isn’t perfect, however, I wouldn’t change the way it is. I encourage you to focus on the things that are going well in your life and to have an attitude of gratitude. Love the skin that you are in! Trust the process. Things could definitely be worse. I understand that life is full of twists and turns but remember to be grateful. Until next time, peace and love.

-Samone Lashae xoxo

How I Find Peace In My Chaotic Life

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I must admit that my life is pretty hectic at the moment. Let me provide you with a little background information about myself. Well, I am a full time instructor at a high school, along with my full time job, I am very involved in the after school activities that my school provides. Most days, my day doesn’t end at work until 5:45 and it begins at 7:00. Needless to say, I am at work more than I am at home! However, my job is never done because there is always something to do, rather its grading papers, taking calls from parents and or students or simply putting a load of laundry in the washer machine. Some days, I barely eat because I am too busy at work to even think about food. I also tend to my family and friends, they need my love and support. Maintaining a healthy relationship with my significant other is a priority as well. Not to mention that I am an entrepreneur and I am in the process of purchasing my first home. Yeah, I have a lot of my plate, nevertheless, I am so grateful with the opportunities God has blessed me with.But I definitely get tired and weary like the next person. I’ve been on a mission to be happy and full of life in the mist of it.

So some of the things I have been doing lately has greatly improved my life. For one, I have been praying more. I talk to God about everything, literally. He has helped me overcome so many challenges in my life, I can’t do anything without him. I also indulge in positive affirmations and meditating. I find myself placing sticky notes all around my apartment to read and take in.This definitely has helped me with my anxiety. Whenever I am worried or find myself overthinking things, I read my affirmations over and over again. Speaking good things over yourself is so important! It opens a whole new world of opportunities. Here is a few affirmations I say daily over myself.

  • I am confident in my abilities.
  • I easily accomplish my goals.
  • My environment is peaceful and calm.
  • I wake up happy and excited every single day.
  • I am loving and lovable.
  • My life is full of love and I find love everywhere I go.
  • I am successful.
  • I am full of life.

Take some time out of your day to embrace and love yourself. Remember, there is power in your tongue, if you are going to speak about yourself, it should only be GOOD things. I hope this article helped! Peace and love. Samone Lashae.

Depression is real…

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Life can be extremely stressful, from work, school, bills, kids, relationships, and friendships, a person can easily become overwhelmed and possibly slip into depression. Depression can be defined as a state of severe unhappiness. When a person is suffering from depression, they may act abnormal, for example, they may not like the things that once liked before, they may be moody, withdrawn, loss of energy, feeling of worthlessness, difficulty thinking, change of appetite, change of sleep patterns and even thoughts of deaths and or suicide. When my father passed away, I fell into depression. I had difficulty sleeping at night, so I indulged in sleeping pills and alcohol to make the pain go away. It only made things worse. I found myself making poor decisions because I drank too much. In fact, that whole year was a blur. I couldn’t eat, sleep, or think properly. I often dreamed about him, which made my waking life very hard, because it was difficult for me to determine rather this whole thing was a dream. It was a living hell. I told myself, I was going to join him because I was unhappy on this earth, fortunately enough, I was too scared to harm myself, but the thoughts were still there in the back of my head. One day I decided to get on my knees and cry out to God.I asked him to heal me and comfort me during this time of depression. I was desperate.


Fellas…this one is for you

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So by now, you probably heard or know a little bit about the situation that involves the singer/actor Tyrese. He was accused by his ex wife, of beating their child. As a result, the mother refused to allow Tyrese to see his daughter and filed for a restraining order against Tyrese. According to Tyrese, he hadn’t seen his daughter in two months, so he became creative and decided to have a airplane fly over his daughter’s school with a sign up declaring how much he loved her. The mother of his child did not appreciate this and got the law involved. Tyrese went to Facebook live in desperation. He poured out his heart to his fans, family and people who are close to him. This in return caused a lot of back lash, not only are there people making fun of his pain, people are criticizing him for showing his emotions. I have personally witnessed several videos and posted bashing him because he cried in the video. I find this personally disturbing. For one, this is a cry out for help. This man is hurt from the allocations that are made against him, and as a black man, the odds are already against. He is guilty until proven innocent simply off the color of the skin. Secondly, this is a man that wants to be apart of child’s life. We have far too many fatherless children in our society! Our children need BOTH parents present in their lives. Lastly, society has put in our heads that it is something wrong with a man showing his emotions. That crying is only socially acceptable for women. I’m here to tell you that its okay to cry. Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes you need to be able to get it out. It doesn’t make you less than a man that you have feelings. Your’e human! On average, women out live men because women are more prone to crying and expressing their feelings. Its time to stand up for whats right and stop bashing and putting others down. Next time you find yourself judging another person for what they are doing, stop and think how you would handle the situation. Lend a helping hand, say a prayer for them. You never know what the next person is dealing with on the inside. Stay strong my black brother

Positive Vibes Only!

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Being positive in any situation can beneficial in many ways. Good vibes are necessary for a happy, prosperous life. There are going to be times when you may want to give up and give in into certain situations because life does happens, but I encourage you to keep your head up. When you find yourself being negative, try switch up your thinking. For every negative thought you may have, think three positive thoughts. When you think and speak good things, you will attract good things into your life. Speaking positive affirmations over your life is also a great way to stay positive during the tough, difficult times. Also, surround yourself around individuals who love and care about you. These people can keep you uplifted during the hard times. Lastly, I encourage you to pray and mediate. Life can be hard, but God is bigger than any problem you may face. I know from my own personal experiences, that life can be overwhelming. I have faced so many challenges, and the only thing that kept during those situations was God. I have battled depression, I have lost family members, friends, jobs, homes and the list goes on and on, however, the fact still remains that God provided for me and I believe he will do the same for you. Stay encouraged!