When I started this project, ministry, love child, lol, it was many things to me; I wanted a section devoted to self-care. Putting healthy foods in, staying hydrated, weight training & cardio, quiet time, and a healthy morning/evening routine with plenty of rest.
For me, a great day is filled with the Word and self-care. Being the best version of you means taking care of the gifts God gave you, your body, mind, and spirit. As a heart attack survivor, I know how important it is to put yourself right after God.
I’ve gathered my favorite ways to stay healthy, motivated, and happy to help your inner & outer self shine bright.
Stay tuned, and let's SHINE together!
My Morning Shake:
One Scoop Protein (click the link below for my Protein)
One Scoop Collagen
One Scoop Flaxseed
One Scoop Greens (Click the link below for my Greens)
One Cup of Almond Milk
Half frozen banana
Handful fresh spinach
Blend and Enjoy!
Our life is a beautiful recipe!
One Cup Relationship with Jesus & Faith
One Cup Self Care
One Cup Family
One Cup Friends
One Cup Love
One Cup Helping Others
One Cup Career
One Cup Giving Back
When measured correctly and baked perfectly we have an enjoyable cake! When we don't we have a bitter taste. Jesus expects us to work and give back. We are told in the scriptures how He feels about the lazy and we are to help the widows and children. With that, I have multiple streams of income. As a family we give to our church, help within the recovery community, and bring awareness to the Fentanyl epidemic within our community and in other ways as God leads. We could not do that without spending time working. If you are looking for a way to earn an additional stream of income or you just want community, click the link, join my team, and let's make a difference together!
I absolutely adore spending Sunday evenings taking care of myself. It's crucial to unwind and relax after a long week, and I make sure to prioritize this special time. I like to indulge in a hot bubble bath, treat myself to a facial, and sip on refreshing cucumber water. It's essential to understand that we are responsible for our own well-being. Neglecting self-care can lead to resentment towards those around us who constantly demand our attention.
After my self-care routine, I love nothing more than snuggling up in bed with a good book. I find it crucial to make my bedtime routine peaceful and unhurried to help me unwind fully. I always ensure fresh sheets and use aromatherapy to help me drift off soundly.
I firmly believe that an evening routine is just as vital as a morning routine. When we take the time to take care of ourselves in the evening, it sets us up for a successful start to the morning. So, this Sunday, take some time for yourself and indulge in some much-needed self-care!
What is your favorite self-care practice?
When you take the time to care for yourself, you invest in your happiness and resilience.
Whether taking a bubble bath, writing in a journal, or simply sitting in silence for a few minutes, make sure you're giving yourself the attention and love you deserve. 🤍
After all, you're the only one who knows exactly what your mind and body need to thrive.
Ideas for self-care:
Try a new form of exercise
Write a love letter to yourself
Start a gratitude journal
Create a vision board or collage
Take yourself on a solo date
Spend time in nature
Take a break from technology
Take a hot bubble bath with candles
Schedule a spa day
Watch a comedy or feel-good movie
Shine from the inside out with a heart of gratitude. Gratitude is a virtue most worthy of our cultivation. Indeed, in all the Christian life, gratitude is to be planted, watered, dressed, and harvested. Gratitude gets at the very essence of what it means to be created, finite, fallen, redeemed, and sustained by the God of all grace.
Ingratitude was at the heart of the fall, and at the heart of what’s fallen about us to this day. “Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Romans 1:21). Again and again throughout the Old Testament, especially in the Psalms, it is gratitude — giving God thanks — that is the fitting response to his gracious acts of deliverance for his people.
Finally, Fall in Frisco! Well, the weather doesn't say Fall but the calendar does and I am going with the calendar. This weekend I rotated my closet and shoes, and all the boots came out! I love mid-September through New Year's.
Every year, I add to my boot collection and I love suede. Instead of running to Nordstrom, I decided to take a chance on Amazon, and boots I found there...considerably less than the $200 Nordie boots. Link below. I am obsessed with these boots and already have one pair, I am now ordering in every color!
Part of shining for me and being successful is dressing for success. On the days, I leave the house and feel put together I am 90% more likely to achieve more in those work hours!
I love to sleep! LOL - crawling in my cocoon (bed) with a good book is a favorite of mine before drifting off!
Getting your “beauty sleep” may feel like an old cliché, but there is actually some truth behind it. Beauty sleep is very real and it refers to how our skin and body begin to heal itself from the day. Here are a few benefits:
The goal is to Shine on the inside and it will show on the outside! To Shine is to reflect the Love of Jesus so that others can see. During difficult times it is hard. One of the best ways to Shine is to find your Joy all the time! How? Each morning when I awake I share three things with God I am joyful or grateful. Before my feet hit the ground. I find even on hard days when I start my day with that moment of joy and gratitude I carry myself differently. Try it:
When you wake pray:
Father, I am so thankful for this day. Thank you for waking me up to another opportunity to SHINE for YOU! Thank you for your Holy Spirit who will guide me and the legion of angels who will follow me today. I am planted in joy today and thankful for ... (Your three things). I love you! Amen.
It is that time again... each year in the spirit of first fruits my church does a Daniel Fast from January 1st through the 21st.
We give the first 21 days of the year to the Lord by eating a clean diet. Just as with tithing, you give the first 10% with the expectation the rest of your income will be blessed giving the first days of the year with the expectation that God blesses the rest of the year.
I will leave a link to the actual fast but this time is great for me to reevaluate my faith walk for the year, cleanse my body, grow closer to the Lord BUT my most favorite about the Daniel Fast is connecting to my Jewish heritage. Trying to maintain God’s laws and his identity as a Jew, Daniel ate cleanly for a period of time in order to show that the God of Israel’s ways was better than the decadent and indulgent ways of the Babylonians.
Check out The Daniel Fast!
Barrel Jeans are the style for 2024 and I am here for it! I love these jeans and wear them with heels and tennis shoes. They are flattering on most body types!
Check out the link for the Free People version on Amazon for half the cost.