What to do when SHIFT happens

The following is an excerpt from Jewel Diamond Taylor’s book “ShiFt Happens”      Life can be a journey or a “trip” — Are you going to be a whiner or a winner in life? An African proverb teaches, “It rains on everyone’s roof.”     The same thing can happen to two different peopleContinue reading “What to do when SHIFT happens”

7 Tips – How to Self-Care Without Apology

Self-Care Pearls of Wisdom from Jewel Diamond Taylor   1. Remember “No” is a complete sentence. Teach others how to respect your personal boundaries.  Guard your heart and peace of mind.  If your next decision or a request of your time, body, money, skills, or trust will take away from your peace mind…the cost isContinue reading “7 Tips – How to Self-Care Without Apology”

Live out loud

        So I have shared this quick story from many podiums as a guest speaker.  I want to share it with you now…      One day a passenger in the back seat of a taxi kept asking his taxi driver questions.  His taxi driver kept jumping and looking startled every timeContinue reading “Live out loud”

Know when to say “no”

“Be careful.  Like a fish caught in a net, you can become entangled in a toxic relationship, trying to support or fix someone else’s problems. Some people are more loyal and trapped in their story and identity of victimization more than they are open to experience healing, restoration, and peace. You may find yourself sayingContinue reading “Know when to say “no””

Isolation and being alone can be addicting

“Loneliness and isolation are dangerous.  They can be addicting.  Once you get used to how peaceful it is, you can begin to dread and avoid dealing with people anymore. When you get upset, it is a set up for depression and isolation.  I have had to pray and encourage myself many times out of the caveContinue reading “Isolation and being alone can be addicting”

Break free from dysfunctional generational patterns

What is the story you have been telling yourself?  When you are consumed with fear, grief, disappointment, rejection, shame, worry or anger it is difficult to “see” the bigger picture.  It is difficult to hear from God. To survive…you may detach, shut down, go into denial, strive for perfectionism and live in hyperdrive to achieve,Continue reading “Break free from dysfunctional generational patterns”

3 Things That Can Really Mess Your Life Up

I’m constantly growing every day and so thankful to learn what emotional traps to overcome, avoid, and let go of in order to have peace of mind. I think we can burn up too many “emotional and mental calories” thinking and thinking and thinking (rumination) about these 3 emotional mindsets that can really mess upContinue reading “3 Things That Can Really Mess Your Life Up”

9 steps to forgive yourself

    Are you holding yourself hostage, feeling stuck, feeling ashamed or feeling unworthy because of your past?     You may have; ​trusted the wrong person, made poor financial choices, ​mistreated someone, didn’t complete your studies, had serial meaningless relationships, mismanaged your money, hold grudges, misjudged others, walked away too soon from a relationship,Continue reading “9 steps to forgive yourself”

RelationSHIFT or Job SHIFT

    Comfort seekers, peace makers and conflict avoiders won’t express their true feelings when someone hurts you or betrays you. You’re afraid of the rejection you might receive if you honestly express your emotions and therefore don’t assert yourself.  This often leads to depression, passive aggressive, self-destructive behavior and being an easy target forContinue reading “RelationSHIFT or Job SHIFT”