Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sometimes, It’s hard to stay motivated and in “good” spirits! You can wake up feeling GREAT and with one phone call or butt-munch in traffic, your mood may take a drastic turn. So… you have to find something … QUICK … to turn that frown upside down. One thing I turn to or on, and I’m sure everyone turns to as well is MUSIC!!!! It soothes the soul!!! So, with that in mind I recently took a poll amongst my friends and clients and asked them to name a song that inspired, uplifted or made them simply stop what they were doing and “rock out” in one form or another!!!! In no particular order… here are some of the songs I received… including a few of my own personal favorites!!!!!
1. Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic
2. Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes – Wake Up Everybody
3. Train – Hey Soul Sister
4. James Brown – Get Up off of That Thing
5. Maze – Before I Let Go
6. Earth Wind and Fire – September
7. Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
8. Dr. Charles Hayes - Work it Out
9. Tye Tribbett – Victory
10. Mos Def – Umi Says
11. Ledisi – Today
12. Mary Mary – Shackles
13. Brand New Heavies – Dream on Dreamer
14. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us
15. Rob Base – It Takes Two
16. Snap – I Got the Power
17. R.Kelly – I Believe I Can fly
18. Bette Midler – Wings Beneath My Wings
19. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
20. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Honorable Mention – Jonas Brothers – Music’s In My Soul (my daughter’s vote- but I actually LOVE this song too!!!!)
By the way.. you can download any of these songs by using the ITUNES link in the margain! ----->
Have an Inspirationally Majestique Day!!!!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Quiet Sundays….Finding Focus
A Majestique Favorite... so I am re posting!
Good Morning!! Sunday is my quiet day.. or at least it is supposed to be quiet. But with children… it doesn’t work that way all of the time!
Most Sundays, I get up around 7am (while everyone - the world & my household is still asleep) Light my Majestique Candle… (Vineyard Seascape, Total Spa or Grapefruit Splash are my favorites from www.MajestiqueSpa.com ) Shower (peacefully), dress in a light flowing and loose fitting garment and just sit still.. meditate… breathe. Take in all of the beautiful energy of a Sunday morning.. rain or shine. I do a breathing exercise that calms, centers and energizes.
Sitting still- back straight, seated on the floor or chair (indoors or out)
Take deep breath in for 4 counts, Hold for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts and hold for 4 counts.
Repeat as many times as needed.
While doing this exercise….when inhaling… try to inhale positive thoughts…positive energy… positive images… positive feelings.. The Spirit of GOD.
When exhaling… exhale all of the negative…energy, thoughts, feelings and images…..(that other dude that attacks daily)
Believe it or not… it works. It helps me be able to clear my mind and relax…allowing me to think “lightly” about my week ahead. A nice cup of Tea always helps… (I recommend a blend from my new affiliate ~ www.TeaForte.com ) I also take this time to prepare a nice Sunday breakfast.. with smooth Jazz, Uplifting Inspirational or Uplifting Gospel to accompany my lifted spirits!!!! If you have a large bunch be sure to try my "Zip Lock Omelets" (find this under the April 2009 achieves)
If you don’t already have a Quiet Sunday routine.. try it out, and tell me how you feel afterwards.
PEACE!!! & Blessings!