Posted in Children and parenting, purpose

What Is Life Really About?

 

 

 

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Today, I planned a different blog until my heart spoke to me. Like many others across the world, when I heard of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old girl dying in a helicopter, I searched for meaning. From what I gather, his 13-year-old girl committed to continuing his legacy, the love of basketball, and Kolbe loved his girls and wanted to link purpose and passion with sports for his girls and children around the world.  Over the years, we have lost so many influential people, and there is nothing like a tragedy that brings life into a closer focus.

The question that circled in my mind yesterday was “What is life really about?”  Although I was not a consistent fan of Kobe Bryant,  occasionally, I watched some of the games he played and often sat in awe of such great talent. I learned a lot about Kobe Bryant yesterday and the positive things he was doing  (fatherhood, helping others to live out their dreams through his studio, books, and others) and the dreams he had, even for his 13-year old daughter.

We may not understand what God does. Though,  I believe that in all experiences, there lie meaning and purpose.   The meaning we give to experiences is different for everyone.  Many times God used great figures to get our attention.  What is God trying to tell us?

I believe that, for me,

  1. Align myself with God’s will and to help our children do the same.
  2. Live in the present; therefore, when our daughter and son came charging in our room, multiple times, I took the time to address their needs.
  3. I thanked God for life and the family he gave me.
  4. I prayed for the world, including Kobe Bryant’s family and the others who were on the helicopter.
  5. Nothing that we produced on earth goes with us.
  6. We are all accountable for what we do with the gifts and talents that God gave us.

I believe that God hears our prayers, and I continue to pray for continued compassion, love, and peace for everything and everyone.

Sincerely,

Timika

Posted in children and education, Children and parenting, Diabetes Management, Don't give up, Exercise, Physical activity, purpose, The Pacific Coast Mom, transcend, Transformation

It is not too early to teach our kids to be Students of their Health.

The sooner we start teaching our children to be students of their health, the sooner you will see healthier habits.  Teach sustainability by your actions and words.

Check out my blog post and series on #Diathrive.

https://diathrive.com/blog/post/introduction-problem-foods

 

To Your Best Health and the Legacy you are leaving for generations!

 

Timika Chambers

Fuel Your Core, LLC

 

 

Posted in children and education, Children and parenting, Columbus Mom, cooking, Diabetes Management, Don't give up, energy, Exercise, Physical activity, purpose

Health & You

1174D575-20E6-48EF-B01D-DB4B820644DBHow much do you think about your health? What does your health mean to you? Your children? Your legacy?

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

Timika Chambers

Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

 

Posted in children and education, Children and parenting, Columbus Mom, cooking, Diabetes Management, Exercise, Physical activity, Happiness, healing, health, purpose

Are you tired of artificial flavors, excess sugars, and other chemicals in your popsicles?

Hello Beautiful People!
 
Are you ready for the Fourth of July? Are you tired of buying Popsicles or Freeze Pops with tons of chemicals, artificial flavors, and other stuff?  Have you tried to make your own Popsicles?  

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Check out my post here

https://www.timikachambers.com/single-post/2018/06/23/Prepare-for-the-4thHom-made-Popsicles-with-real-fruit

 

Here is the link in case you are so eager to purchase the popsicle molds

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MTZWW22/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mywebsite004c-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01MTZWW22&linkId=7e6bdfe0ad62af8592739cede527283c

 

 

To Your Best Health & Life!

Timika Chambers

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Transformational Health Coach

 

Posted in Exercise, Physical activity

There is always a way to get something done

My 3-year daughter wanted to exercise this past Saturday morning. I usually walk on the treadmill on Saturdays, and walking relaxes me. I had a big presentation at my first church that day. So, I wanted to walk on the treadmill for 60 minutes, and that idea was quickly fading away as I was cleaning our house and getting our children prepared for their day. I can do for everyone else and leave myself last.

Our daughter has taken an interest in exercising. Every time I put a P90 CD in or right before bedtime, she tells me she is ready to exercise. On Saturday, when our daughter said “Mom I want to exercise.” I knew she wanted me to put in one of the P90 CDs. I briefly thought that I did not have enough time until I realized that one of my P90 CD’s ( Tim Horton Fitness), is a Saturday morning exercise that is approximately 25 minutes in length. I had 35 minutes to spare before I would start getting ready for my morning Diabetes Presentation.

I was so thankful for our daughter reminding me of one of my favorite truths. There is always a way to get something done. I enjoyed watching both our daughter and son imitating some of the moves, honoring the body with physical activity, and spending some quality family time before my Diabetes Presentation. Overall, Saturday was a great day!!!

Be creative and use your resources. Our reminders are there to help us stick to our goals.

Make today great!

Posted in Transformation

It is Monday!


For many people, including myself, Mondays were not my best days. It was hard to get up early on a Monday after a relaxing and fulfilling two days off from work. I wanted the weekend back.  I did not want to think about work, and I wanted to relax a bit more, spend time with family, and work on projects. 

It is still sometimes hard to get out of bed on Mondays, but I am feeling more excited these days about my life- my journey. Each day is a day to be grateful for , and I can still spend quality time with family, do things for myself, and relax a bit on Mondays and throughout the week. I just need to pace myself throughout the day and fit what is most important to me. I am grateful to have a job and grateful to pursue the life of an entrepreneur.  

Life doesn’t stop because I work on Mondays. I will continue to feel inspired by life and living my best life.
Timika

Posted in mother's wisdom

Mondays: Inspired by mom

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
Voltaire

I never wanted an illness or death to be the motivation for me to appreciate loved ones or do the things I know I should do. I knew at a very young age that we had a great mother.  Regardless of what she had been through, she chose to be there for her children in every way that she could.  After working long hours at a local store or any job that she had, she would make time to be present for events.  She would be there to support my brother at home basketball games. She would take us to lunch before working an 8 hour plus shift.  We would routinely go shopping (at Ventures or Grandpa’s) and even walk around Cahokia Mounds on Sundays.  I can still taste the sub sandwiches we used to get at Grandpa’s.

Our mother instinctively knew the importance of structure and routine.  Mother rarely made excuses, and she expected the same from her children. She did what she had to do to make sure we had a roof over our head, shoes on our feet, food to eat, clothes to wear, and beds to sleep in.

Mother took it upon herself to leave an unhealthy marriage for something better.  She knew that if she did not leave her current situation that something bad was going to happen. She would either be in jail or no longer around to care for us.  She wanted more, and although she did not know what the future held, she made a change.  She took a step into the unknown.

Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step- Martin Luther King

She was never shy about telling us her story; she wanted us to learn from her life lessons and pursue the life that we were meant to have.  She wanted us to have a better life.

I have tried to keep her life principles close to heart.  I have often said that it is not so much about the number of parents in the home, but more about the quality of parenting.  You can grow up in a home with the father or mother being physically there, but emotionally and socially absent.

She was never religious, and encouraged us to care more about the heart of a man than the religion or church someone belonged to. Although she kept a bible close, we never felt like she preached to us.  She was honest and told the truth, which was natural to her.  It was not about what was pleasing to our ears: her talks were meant to feed our Soul. 

Mother believes that we should do what we can to help others have a better life.  We must not continue the same cycle of negative behavior.  What good is that?

“I may have not had it, but I want my grandkids to have it”-Thelma Jones

My Monday blog posts will be dedicated to my mother.  I will share her life lessons and hope that I will continue to educate, empower, inspire, and positively transform my life and the life of others.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts, including your life lessons.

Timika