Posted in Challenge, finances, Gratitude, grief, healing, holidays, Life, men, Perks, positivity, self care

I GOT YOU!! 😁

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In any situation, a gift card is a fantastic way to express your sentiment! It’s easy to obtain. It provides a variety of redemption locations. It gives the recipient a grand reason to practice self-care. It’s flat, SUPER easy to transport.. AND.. there’s SOOO many of which to choose!

You need anything for a wedding card? I got you! You need a teenage niece’s birthday gift? This is perfect! Did a close friend lose her mom? Grab a gift card for an order in meal!

Don’t Forget:

  • MAY 30th – MEMORIAL DAY
  • JUNE 19th – FATHER’S DAY

Several other “odd” holidays to check out🙂

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Posted in 2022 Goals, affirmations, boundaries, Gratitude, grief, healing, Life, Mental Health, music, peace, positivity, self care

My Favorite App

Hot from the App Store!! This is a life-changing, makes-life-so-much-better, must-have app!!

Zinnia

{ Found here in the App Store }

I’ve gotten into this healthy habit of doing some sort of entry into one of my journals. The time taken to document something important with creativity is so positive. Additionally, the privacy of this app… where I write absolutely everything without judgment & scrutiny… indescribable. No one to tell me I’m wrong.. or that’s not fair.. or I shouldn’t feel that way.. or here we go again.. I’m so thankful for this app!!

The pro version is only $9.99 a month!! It’s well worth much more than that with all the personalization options available!!! I love this app so much. It helps me keep track of important information, like bills.. business stats.. and still provides a place for creativity and dreams!!

Absolutely recommend this to every iPhone user!

Here’s the entry I just completed.

This is truly a must-have!!

With Love & Light,

Nova Namaste

Posted in Challenge, grief, Life, Mental Health, music, Nova's Wise Words Wednesdays

Crash 💥 & Burn🔥

Another dream .. another fire

The one that drives the heart to

Impossibility..

Gone.. done..

Burning before my eyes

Devastating and freeing

The heat is sooo much

Can’t stop it.. every breath

Gives life to the pain, itself.

If only I had heeded

The warning .. if only I listened

To the sirens

My clouded judgement

Suffocating, like dense smoke..

The crash was instant..

But the burn

lingers..

Fuck.

Posted in 2022 Goals, boundaries, Emotions and Physical Pain, Gratitude, grief, healing, Life, men, Mental Health, music, peace, positivity, self care, Self Development, Spirit Life, spirituality

Inner Child: Storytelling

When you consider who you are right now, for any amount.. Even a tiny morsal, do you blame your childhood? I do.

My belief is most of us don’t understand child development until we’re adults. We’re raised by human adults that, also, may not understand it. By the time we reach the age of understanding, we are working tirelessly UNLEARNING the mistakes and CORRECTING ourselves.

This crazy cycle is unnecessary. I want to speak to the children in our WordPress community. These children are currently under the age of 21.

This information is a result of endless theory and testing, research and critiquing. Erik Erikson was a German Psychologist who spent decades developing what’s, now, commonly known as

The 8 Stages of Psychological Development

Source

NOW.. I need the rest of the childrens’ attention please!

Who’s left? The rest of us, 21 and older… Every single one of us has an inner child. I don’t care what you’ve done or how hard ass you think you are. I don’t care what you say about your sense of awareness… When you’re faced with THE one situation that crumbles all the walls, leaving you vulnerable… Your child shows up!

I need all of you beautiful children to sit with me, while I tell you a story..

It’s about a little boy.. A little girl.. Or a precious soul and the journey of growth. It’s a story with many chapters; so I’ll need your patience… I’ll need you put on your listening ears.. And use your best silent voices. This story isn’t one you’ve ever heard. It’s, also, one you’ll never forget.

To the group I addressed first, I encourage you to sit with the rest of our kids. I hope you’ll listen and take note of the truth in the story. I hope you’d safely tuck these chapters into your heart.

Each Chapter will be Red lettering. It’ll say

Storytelling: Chapter {whatever}

The 1st Chapter will be posted soon. Please keep a look out for it.

Until then, gather some Self-Care treats and rest your beautiful self. This adventure isn’t going to be easy.. but, it’s going to be worth it 💚💜💚

With all my love 💎❤️

Nova Namastè

Posted in boundaries, grief, healing, Life, men, Mental Health, peace, positivity, self care

Always “A Change of Plan”

Hello Dear Ones!

I’m working tirelessly to get an affordable and effective website up and running. My snag is with the “e-commerce” format and a payment. I’m flabbergasted how much such sites cost!! However, this year, I’m not letting anything keep me from trying, or equating challenges to negativity and failure.

So!!! I’ve posted mages for each store, which will redirect to my campsite.bio profiles. That’s my “official storefront” for now. Additionally, I’ve listed some really great Valentine’s Day gift ideas, should you need one.

Excellent Valentine’s Day Ideas

  1. NiCe Folded Book Art {Soooooo Cute!}
  2. Philips Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 7000
  3. THE COMFY Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket {5 Colors!!}
  4. Personalized Two State Paper Art Print
  5. Edenseelake Red Rose with Music Box
  6. RUGGEDGIFTS Personalized Money Clip, Valentines Day Gifts
  7. Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls)
  8. 32GB Mp3 Player with Bluetooth 5.0 – Portable Digital Lossless Music Player
  9. TIMMKOO MP3 Player with Bluetooth, 4.0″ Full Touchscreen Mp4 Mp3 Player with Speaker, Portable HiFi Sound Mp3
  10. Romantic Message in a Bottle Gift

Welcome to My Store

Thank You for joining me on this crazy journey. It’s only the beginning; and, I’m looking forward to learning and growing. Please be aware, this post WILL frequently change. I’ll be highlighting new and amazing products. I hope you’ll return and take a look.

I appreciate you and your support beyond measure.

Posted in boundaries, grief, healing, Life, men, Mental Health, peace, positivity, self care

About Relationships

These are SO HARD 👀 Right? Yes, I’ll say it for all of us. If you don’t think so, please grace me with your knowledge. A relationship is a two way street, with lots of love, trust, communication, forgiveness, patience, acceptance, listening, honesty, respect, trying, and more.

Unforgettable friendships are such a blessing! These are the ones that ride or die with you. These are the ones that laugh with you when the night before was so embarrassing. These are the ones who pray with you or sit with you as you cry. These connections are the foundation when your world is complete and utter chaos.

Sadly, all to often, this one relationship we count on forever… begins to weaken. Communication stops. Distance wedges it’s way in between both (or all) parties. Growing up can mean growing apart. It’s ok.

In many other cases, the scenario is beyond messy. It’s deadly. It’s life consuming and dangerous.

Tonight, I wanted to speak to you particular individuals. I want to encourage you with these messages.

Your voice is your power ❤️ Always! If you’re in a situation that feels less than empowering and supportive, it’s time to leave. I’m not saying quit. I’m saying there is a limit to which you tolerate less than. That’s your choice. That’s yours to change. You ARE capable of what’s necessary. I’m saying you matter too. I’m saying it’s time to give all of yourself to yourself.

I’m sending you all positive vibes and love. I’ll listen if you need an ear. We’re all going through this crazy life together.

Until next time,

Nova Namastè

Posted in Challenge, Gratitude, grief, healing, imagination, Life, music, success, Vlog

Dream a BIG Dream 🧑‍🚒🚒

As a child, we all had that thing that made our eyes open real wide. That thing brought joy in an instant. That thing was our favorite, more than anything else in the whole wide world.

For 3 year old, Trucker Dukes, it was a Firefighter! He loved everything about them! His daddy was even one, himself.

Unforgivingly, cancer planned a rough path for this precious boy. Only 19 months old, Trucker was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.

One day, what appeared to be an unfortunate incident, in the kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House became a blessing. The NYFD met this little man, instantaneously creating a bond that was meant to happen.

What astounds me about this story is it’s perfect timeliness. Three years old isn’t long enough in anyone’s definition for living… Trucker did. He touched lives, and hearts.

His story is incredibly touching!

Watch it here:

Here’s a Hawaii news article announcing the passing of this amazing little guy!

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Trucker Dukes, Maui boy who inspired thousands, dies of cancer

This story shows us how little the amount of time it takes to impact a life and create a legacy.

I hope you dream big! I hope you go after any and all of your dreams! Do it while you have the time!

🎶75 Songs about Dreams and Dreaming 🔆

Until next time, Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness!

Nova Namastè

Posted in grief, Life

Tuesday’s Writing Prompt Challenge

Host post can be found here 😀

This week, Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda asked us to write a it the image below. The goal is to use 15 words or less.

“The future awaits.” Jason’s heart crumbled, as he boarded the train. He definitely wasn’t ready.



Stay Safe, Speak Life, & Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Posted in Challenge, grief, healing, Life, men, Mental Health

Silent Screams

Photo Credit: Free Photo Library

“Burn in me

A desire to continue,

When I want to quit.

Give me the will and effort

Needed to get through this moment.

Then the next….. and the next.

Remind me of the power that

Resides in my lungs,

Healthy breathing.

Move my body in

The direction of safety,

I can’t see that place,

Right now.

Reduce this heartache,

How does one exist in

An ugly pile of broken pieces.

Take my entire being,

This I beg.

I’m losing all control.“

Written by Nova Namastè

©️2021August


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Depression, anxiety, and suicide are real struggles! If you are suffering in silence.. I encourage you to please pick up the phone and make a call.

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Posted in grief, Life, Mental Health

My Mental Health Journey 19: Suicide

Hello Followers, it’s been several months since I’ve written about my own personal MH journey. Like the each one of you, life is happening for me.

Mostly, I’m that strong woman… The one all the songs inspire others to become. I do what and in ways that I can. I try my best to be an active listener and supportive friend. I “sleep it off”, ” let it go”, and “leave it in yesterday.” I’m not bragging on myself; but, I am. It’s taken me 31 years of the most intense and confusing points in my life to get here. I have to acknowledge the victory.

It wasn’t easy!! I said years ago, ” If I can survive my childhood, I can handle anything.”

So, God forged forward… His plan for my life was packed with hills and valleys, storms and the most beautiful rainbows.

I remember being my daughter’s age and “knowing”, my siblings and I will drastically leave our childhood home in great distress. I was right. I remember being younger than 8, maybe 6-7, and my sister would talk with me. We’d be in such frustration because nothing made sense. These people who just adopted us were now having babies. Our lives of consistent inconsistency became answering every beacon call of a woman who treated us differently than “her own” kids…day in and day out!

Sure, we had what we needed in life: safety, clothes, food, baths, ex. It was the bare minimum… that’s what we 4 oldest learned to accept and expect. As we grew older, we made some real stupid choices. Did we know better? Did we do it anyway? I’d say all the above… because again, we’re kids with little to NO consistent guidance. Nothing of this world made sense. I know teens don’t really understand the world as we adults do; but, they should understand an age appropriate measure.

On a few occasions, my siblings and I would talk about our biological parents… with our adoptive mom. It felt as if someone took their favorite book… cut out two or three sentences of every couple chapters, and stuck them together on some dull coffee stained paper.

When we were old enough to comprehend it, we grieved the loss of our biological mother. How did it happen? When did it happen? Did she not want us? How did she just leave us at a neighbors? The questions were endless… for years… decades… And no matter how many times we revisited the subject, the details never make sense (go figure, right?). The storyline was choppy, and didn’t seem to fall in chronological order. None of it felt like MY story.. where I came from..

Until two nights ago….

And here we’ve arrived at Brandy’s most current mental stated… deeper in the difficult cycle of grief.. AGAIN!!!

Is this due to the pandemic? Nope! With absolute certainty and strong conviction, I can say that. Is this due to financial difficulties, nope. Not having those either (Praise Jesus🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼). Health problems going on? Nada, well, not really.

No, my worst than sucky attitude is the result of a change in “my reality”… learning one single detail within a time period that’s already so difficult. One that really has fucked up my mental health and overall wellness.

My mother chose to give up her parental rights, for a man who had no intention on staying. When he left, she hurt so much. She missed us kids so badly…

She couldn’t take it anymore…

She didn’t know how to stop the pain.

…………………………

She intentionally stepped in front of the bus.

………………………….

Maybe this isn’t my story… it’s hers… ;but, you’ll never understand how much I see the similarities among all our lives and moms.

The struggle with depression has been too real for me.. and for my brothers.

It’s a generation curse, an inheritance that hasn’t made us so lucky.

I’m grieving again. I’m angry again. I question so much again! My ache for my mom.. is stronger than ever. There’s not much I can do about it.

What makes this pill particularly hard to swallow, is my daughter’s dad committed suicide around 07-22- 2015. Another person, who held a huge role in our lives, is gone because they wanted the pain to stop…

Years ago, I was that blond hair little doll, in a simple sundress. I don’t remember her. I don’t remember any of it. I know I want to remember. I know I would soak up every last detail about who I am and that about my roots.

So, right now, I’m working through the stages of grief. I’m in one hella sucky mood; and, I don’t really miss my mom any less.

It’s where I am right now.

Sincerely:

Brandy

Posted in Challenge, grief, morning mindset

WOTDC: Angry

You can find all the details here.

What happens when you get angry?

A: Anticipate confrontation

N: Neglect all rational thinking

G: Generate negative energy

R: React from the build up adrenaline of emotions

Y: Yell with intention to justify yourself.

Not much of that is useful. None of it is stemmed from a place of love and resolution.

Where does anger come from? In my personal beliefs, it stems from hurt, frustration, and pain.

When our spouse doesn’t give us undivided attention? When our boss fails to appreciate our extra effort? When we’re trying to pull out from a side street, and a car blocks the open space to cross lanes?

There’s countless situations that can potentially make you angry……

Will it? Does it?

The choice is yours… Every. Single. Time.

Until next time

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè