The more anxious you are, the more things you attract in your life to be anxious about.


If it’s not happening right now don’t live in it. You can’t go back and change the past, and truthfully you can’t predict the future. so many of us (including me) need reminders to just take things one day at a time.


Change your expectation...even the critical ones you’ve imposed on yourself, to appreciation. Practice living in the moment. Be thankful for the breath you’re taking right now; having faith that the air you need AND the God who supplies it; is already present in your tomorrow.


Xoxo,

Chaun

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This entire post by @myleik is so #powherful. It reminds me of a conversation I keep with me forever. A little over 10 years ago I began a very intimate spiritual journey, sisterhood, and divine connection with one of my greatest teachers, Pastor @melvalynnhenderson. I had never met anyone like her. She is fly, funny, brilliant, talented, an author, teacher, preacher, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and walks in her anointing and LOVE in a way that makes you better just from being near her. I am not usually star struck but the fact that God was allowing me to build a close relationship with this woman had my head all in the clouds. I finally decided to invite her to lunch, expecting nothing in return. I just wanted to treat her to a pleasant afternoon as gratitude for her being in my life. That day she said something to me that I will never forget. She told me to never lose sight of her humanity despite her title and position. A decade later, I have built a much more public brand where people seek me out and have expectations and perceptions of me that I often don’t know about...and could probably never measure up too...I lean on Pastor Melva’s words often. I may be gifted, but I’m still very much human, not infallible, and will make plenty of mistakes. Perfection is never gonna happen and I will never pretend it can. I’m also allowed to be a brilliant masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time and so are you!



Xoxo,

Chaun

This summers theme for me has to patience. To be more specific, it’s about learning patience through the process of life changes, business growth, kids, getting older, and my recent separation from my husband of 9 years. This summer I have entered into an entirely new world that requires a stronger, more focused, and definitely more patient me…. especially with ME!

The best way I’ve found to snap back into a space of hope and peace when fear and sadness try to takeover is to take a moment each day and write down a minimum of 5 things that I am grateful for on that specific day. They can be as small as being able to fit a pair of pants or as big as being able to pay for roof over my head without my husband’s income.


I want to encourage all of you reading this to incorporate this exercise of keeping a gratitude journal and making this a daily practice in your life. It’s hard to stay sad while counting your blessings. And even if it is the ability to read this blog or take your next breath, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.


Xoxo,

Chaun

P.S. Please post here on the site how your gratitude journaling goes once you start. Let's share, connect, and support one another.