Posted in Motherhood, purpose

Choices

Sometimes, we may think our parents are being mean when they tell us the truth. Our mom, a single mom, knew the extent of her teaching. She did not force her life’s principles on us; she left it to us, many times, to choose the best route or solution for an issue.

I inform our children that I cannot make all of your life choices. “I can help you build your foundation and give you the resources and some tools to help you along the way.”

I let our children know that I am here for them, and I do not mind sharing my knowledge and wisdom. For the age appropriate situations, though, I encourage our children to weight their options, assess advantages and disadvantages, and be decisive.

We must help our children to assess the reasons behind their choices. By helping our children to understand their core and their state of emotions and feelings, we can help empower them to be their best. I did not write to push them….but to help them from the inside out.

If we do not help our children to see the power in choices and the possible consequences, who will?

How are you helping your children learn the power of choices?

Make this life great!

Timika

Posted in Children and parenting, Don't give up, Motherhood, parenting, purpose, Single moms

Single moms: Quality trumps Quantity

Some may say you are not enough.

Some may blame you for not holding your marriage together.

Some may believe that your home is unstable.

Some may think that you are not doing enough.

Some may make sarcastic remarks.

Some may want you to beg them for help.

Some do not realize that there is a God who knows all and sees all. You are not alone. Even if you are a single mom or parent, “all things are possible.” Pass on the legacy that fuels your child’s core (courage, determination, faith, and perseverance).

Motherhood is your calling right now. Find your direction & strength in the Creator.

Make this life great!

Timika

Posted in purpose

The Ultimate Example

Good morning Spiritual Beings!

We do have an example of how to parent our children. A changed perspective leads to changed behavior.

#father #God #hope #forgiveness #parenting #spiritual #mother #children #hope #inspiration #life #lifeexperiences #storyteller #leader #rolemodel #legacy.

Make this Life Great!

Timika

Posted in 2020, Guilt-free, Happy New Year 2020, purpose

Guilt-free 2020

achievement confident free freedom

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I do not have to be sad.

I do not have to hold on to anger, disappointment, and rage.

I do not have to get sick.

I do not have to treat my children like I was treated as a child.

I do not have to get a chronic preventable health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or any others.

I do not have to do things that are against what I believe and know to be true.

I do not have to regret my past behaviors.

I do not have to wait on others to agree with me or support me in my dreams.

I do not have to feel bad that I have not exercised this year.

I do not have to feel bad that I have a high school diploma.

I do not have to feel bad that I did not graduate from high school.

I do not have to take rejections personally.

I do not need to be like my friends or parents.

I do not need to know everything to help my children to be their best.

I do not need to project my emotions and feelings onto others.

I do not need to have a certain lifestyle to live each day to the fullest.

I do not have to give into my fears.

I do not need the attention of others to feel like I belong.

I do not have to punish myself or self-sabotage my dreams or goals.

I do not have to excessively drink, eat, or exercise, use profanity, hurt, or belittle someone to feel good about myself.

I do not have to be in a relationship that does not honor who I am.

I do not have to be a chef to cook a hearty healthy meal for my children.

I do not have to lower my standards.

I do not have judge myself or others.

I do not have to be busy to feel important.

I do not have to subscribe to every newsletter or email on health and fitness.

I do not have to listen or watch things that do not honor my body, mind, and spirit.

I do not have to hide who I am and what I really like.

I do not have to give anything that I do not want to give.

I do not have to hide my natural gifts and talents for fear that I will be criticized, laughed at, or seen as not cool.

I do not have to be anything I do not want to be.  This is my life, and the choice is mine. I have everything I need to be who I need to be.

To Your Best Health & Life & Happy New Year!

 

Timika

 

Posted in Bullying, purpose, racism

The Color of My Skin

 

Throughout my years, I tried to make sense of nonsense,
The color of my skin took prevalence over my born innocence,
What a burden to carry even as a child,
That the color of my skin would get people so riled,
It is still a wonder to me,
Some hearts filled with animosity.
Purposed effort designed my outer shell,
Brilliantly created so that I may show and tell,
That the color of my skin should not be a disgrace,
Nor the shape of my eyes, my nose, or my lips on my face.
The color of my skin is part of His plan and His Masterpiece,
Grace, beauty, and His effervescent love surround you and me.
I am here to reveal the truth that binds the universe,
I am here, like you, to serve a divine purpose.
I am a Masterpiece in HIS own right,
Created by focused hands not blinded by sight.
A small piece of America’s rich history.
Inside and out, I reflect divine beauty,
Just glance at the things that surround us,
Trees, buildings, cars, and animals who do not fuss,
Stillness in their form without worry of their outer appearance,
Why do you still question my existence?
My desire to be me burns so deep inside,
It keeps me going when I want to hide,
Keeping myself whole and to never part,
Revealing aspirations & revelations that lie deep within my heart.
Just like you, I feel happiness, pain, and sorrow,
Blessed to live another tomorrow,
Is it so hard to see the truth that resides within?
For we are greater than the color of our skin.
Timika
Integrative Nutrition and Transformational Health Coach
Posted in Children and parenting, Columbus Mom, Mother's Day Love, mother's wisdom, Motherhood, Ohio mom, purpose

Mothers always have a choice

mama 2018

It is a great day to be alive. I am so thankful to be the mother of our beautiful two children. My journey started later than others and at the perfect time. I had my first child at the age of 36.
I remember being unsure about bringing children into the world because I was afraid of what could happen to them. I saw danger instead of possibilities.  I was not even sure I could have children, yet I always wanted a boy and a girl.
I do not like living in fear, and years ago, I realized that I could not change something without belief and faith in myself.  I am no longer afraid because I stand in the power of shaping our children into courageous, loving, and powerful, and strong beings who can make positive impacts throughout their journey. I can help shape how they take care of their body, feel about themselves, and how they face their life experiences.
I am so thankful for my mother, Thelma Jones. She decided to leave a relationship that was not working. Raising children in an abusive home was not the answer. With three kids under the age of 5, a suitcase, and 4,000 in her pocket, we traveled from Memphis Tennessee to Illinois by a Greyhound bus in search for a better life.
SMLXL

 

There are no regrets when you believe that life is for you. Our life experiences are to make us better and to help direct our paths.
I am forever grateful for the principles that our mother taught us. I continue to keep our mother’s principles close to my heart. When I was unsure of my abilities to be the mother I wanted to be, I thought of my mother.  She did it. Why can’t I?  Our mother’s principles brought me peace of mind. Being a mother of purpose is not always easy. It helps to have guiding principles to stay focused.
Here are 10 of our mother’s many principles:
1. Give from the heart and expect nothing in return.
2. Keep on trucking no matter what lies ahead
3. Be grateful for what you have
4. Be bold -Ask for what you want.
5. Live another day-You never know what the next day will bring
6. Take care of yourself-There is only one you
7. No excuses-Work from the truth
8. If you are sorry, then stop the behavior
9. Listen more and talk less
10. Break the Cycle-Change what is not working
What principles did your mother teach you?
To Your Best Health & Life!
Timika Chambers
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

 

Timika