Monthly JOW: A Million Reasons Why

Monthly JOW: A Million Reasons Why

Health and Wellness, Life & Community, Lifestyle
The Monthly JOW - Jewel of Wisdom By Sajjiah Parker A Million Reasons Why … “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” --Mark Twain How profound are the words of Mark Twain if you take the time to consider their meaning. Let’s dissect, and delve a little deeper, beginning with the first half of the quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born…”. Stop right there … “THE DAY YOU WERE BORN!” I pause here and place emphasis on this point because I think we all generally take the day we were born somewhat for granted. It is understandable, and I am guilty of it myself given that, after…
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Its Time to Live Freely

Its Time to Live Freely

Health and Wellness
by Sajjiah Parker “You must master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” – Marianne Williamson We are here one moment... and gone the next. Tomorrow is never promised to us, and therefore we must make the most of each day... living our lives with purpose, passion, and peace and love. Yet oftentimes, instead, we waste such precious life being captive to our own self-doubt and self-criticism, negative emotions, and the negative influences of others and the world around us-- thoughts and emotions of fear, anger, resentment, confusion, and lack. Life is entirely too short to waste even a moment on that which disrupts our solace and peace of mind and causes us pain and discontent. Remember this: you can always choose how…
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The Monthly JOW: “A Beautiful Mind”

Life & Community, Life Coaching
The Monthly JOW: “A Beautiful Mind” Sajjiah Parker A beautiful life begins with a beautiful mind.” (Author unknown) “Beautiful” and “mind”—the marriage of these two words captivates and intrigues me, and has caused me to ponder what it means to have a “beautiful mind.” Think of the two words independently: to be "beautiful," by definition, not only applies to something being aesthetically attractive to the senses, but also may mean of a certain quality and standard of excellence. And “the mind” is such a complex and mystifying concept that delves into our state of thinking, being, and doing, of our conscious and subconscious mind, and our profound intellectual capabilities! So when bringing the two into unison, what makes for a succinct and thorough summation of what it means for one…
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Monthly JOW: Pure Faith, Pure and Simple

Life & Community, Life Coaching, Uncategorized
By Sajjiah Parker The monthly JOW—Jewel of Wisdom—began as an outlet, a catharsis, of my innermost thoughts, reflections, epiphanies, and eureka moments, per my present/past life experience. My intention was, and remains, to share this inner dialogue and these profound moments of personal revelation and enlightenment with others, who perhaps by my transparency and testimony could be inspired and, in some way—any way—even possibly be transformed. In like fashion, then, I am compelled to share with you the most profound revelation I have experienced to date. It has been so life changing that at every possible opportunity with which I am presented, I give it to whomever is within my audience. Okay… so let’s talk about faith. Faith is a word/concept that is generally understood by most; whether you consider…
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Mind Control

Life Coaching
"Success begins with you exercising your power of choice to take systematic, purposeful control over the thoughts you hold in your conscious mind. By rigorously disciplining yourself to think and talk only about what you want, and by refusing to dwell upon the things that you don't want, you begin your journey towards the stars."  -  Brian Tracey Hello, Thrive Detroit followers!  The above quote is an excerpt from the book Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracey, one of the world’s leading authorities on success and personal achievement. I selected this quote for this month's JOW because it summarizes in two sentences the collective wisdom and knowledge that has been shared by some of the most successful and accomplished men and women throughout history, who know and have applied "the secret"…
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Coming of Spring: Renewal and Rebirth

Coming of Spring: Renewal and Rebirth

Life & Community, Life Coaching
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you."  Isaiah 60:1 Yes! "arise" and "shine," my fine people, because "your light has come, and the GLORY of the Lord rises upon you!"  God's Word is always timeless, but how fitting are these words at the coming of spring, and the advent of the Easter holiday. Easter, as many of you may know, is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and represents rebirth, new beginnings, renewal, and the impossible being made possible. What an inspiration for true believers who are experiencing pain, suffering, and despair when you consider the crucifixion, and the great pain and suffering Jesus endured prior to his most profound and transformative comeback! My people, it's time for your…
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