Friday

...of Laxative for My Heart

For the past few months I've been nurturing my culinary artistry passion but failing to show any care to my literary love. As a result, I do not feel whole and the overflow of my heart had gotten pretty ugly.

Recently, I felt as if my character was being questioned and I felt attacked, therefore I retaliated. Once I was done, feelings of validation flooded me and oddly I even felt empowered. I'd never stood up to this person before and had grown tired of being disrespected. However, I could have said what I needed to say in a different way.

I also felt like the person was telling me that my "poop" stinks, (the adage, "You think your poop don't stink."), but here's the thing...I-know-my-poop-stinks, that's what My Heart Speaks...is all about; releasing the overflow of my heart, using it as a laxative for my sometimes constipated heart.

How's your heart's overflow? What are you using as a laxative?

Larie

Wednesday

...of Home, but Standing on the Porch

My last post was exactly four months ago! I'm nurturing the culinary side of me. I've been immersed in school, work, and my personal life; neglecting the writer in me. Now, I've jotted down some ideas and written a few poems, but for the most part it seems as if writing has never been a part of me. Because of this, my heart filled up and then burst! The overflow of my heart was not good at all...it was the ugliest it has ever been.

When I became overwhelmed with anxiety about finding a job, paying for school, getting a vehicle, when I'd be able to move out of my parent's house, marital decisions, and custody situations, I prayed and/or wrote letters to God in my journal but since things were not working out like I wanted them to, I felt as if I were not getting results; instead I felt as if I were getting worse so I stopped praying for myself and lamenting to God on paper. There were a select few people I shared my heart with but I grew tired of hearing things like, "It's going to get better," "I'm/we're praying for you," "God wouldn't give you more than you could handle," "It's going to work out in your favor, just wait and see, "God's got something good for you/He's preparing you for something great," "God's got a blessing for you girl," or "It's going to be okay, don't worry." I wanted to scream, "STOP COMFORTING ME WITH CLICHES!" but I didn't, instead I withdrew and silently cried into my pillow and/or blanket at night asking God why and what is it...what am I missing or supposed to be learning. I even told Him that I was tired and didn't want whatever blessing, (if there was one), was coming.

In a nutshell, I lost faith for myself, (now don't get me wrong, I still believe in God, and I pray for others, but I don't pray for myself and I don't have the faith for myself). My eyes are set on what I see, and that is surely not faith.

Larie

Tuesday

...The Valentine's Day Gift that Every Woman Entrepreneur Needs

Calling all gentlemen:

Valentine's Day is approaching! Well, to be exact, it's just three weeks and three days away. Have you considered what that perfect gift for the special lady in your life will be? Are you still hashing over what to get that will sweep her off her feet? Did you promise to top last year's gift? Is she an entrepreneur?

If so, I'm suggesting that you register her for the 2014 B4 Tour hosted by Rhonda Nails of Project P.U.S.H. The virtual conference's focus is Re-Branding, Re-Booting, and Re-Building your business. Show your "Boss Chick" that you're invested in her business just as much as she is and that you want her to thrive and succeed; show her that you care and believe in her. Give her the loving gift of wealthy information from awesome speakers such as:

LaShanda Henry: Turning Browsers Into Buyers: Building a Website that Works for You

Lucille Divine: Let's Get Social!

Kemberli Stephenson: Essential Financial Management Habits for a Healthy Business

Katherine Waddell: Profitable Radio Marketing Exposed: Understanding What Needs to Be Said

Veronica Drake: How to Create an Opt-In Form that Grabs Reader's Attention and Builds Lists With Ease

Lisa Ryan: Grategize Your Business! Three Keys to Customer Engagement, Acquisition, and Retention

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Gentlemen, now all you have to do is click here to get your woman entrepreneur registered for the 2014 B4 Tour!

*The first three, (3), gentlemen to register their woman entrepreneur by February 01, 2014 will receive an exclusive gift poem for your special lady!

Larie