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Last night I saw a video from a channel called Tootie's Corner. Tootie was responding to a comment someone left on her channel. I liked her response and was inspired to respond as well.
Last Saturday, a friend texted me about something that an organization, we are both affiliated with, did to her that was not very nice. In order to make her feel better, I texted her back, telling her about something that they did to me that wasn't very nice. She then texted me back with something that they did to her that was even more outrageous than my story. So I texted her back with an even more outrageous thing that they had done to me. Soon we were caught up in this game - a very sick game of trying to top each other's stories by remembering really unpleasant incidents with this organization. I soon realized that even if I should win this game, I lose.
In several of my videos I talk about how I believe laughter is the best medicine. Well, I recently read something that might rival laughter as the best medicine - or, at least come in a close second. What do you think?
In 2000 my youngest daughter and I moved from North Carolina back to New York City. We were both excited to be back. A relative reached out to us offering us a place to live until we 'got it together'. However, we found ourselves in a situation that was a bit frustrating for both of us. My daughter told me the idea she had for dealing with our less than ideal situation that worked and I think is pretty amazing. [VIDEO]
This is a story about my beautiful grandmother - Beady Howell Davis of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Beady was the daughter of sharecroppers. Beady, my mother's mother passed in December of 1968. This is not a story about her passing as much as it is a story about an unusual and unforgettable ride to a cemetery. [VIDEO]
I attended the Diamond and Silk Chit Chat Tour event when they were in Greensboro, NC. It was a beautiful, powerful and classy event. I was so happy for the opportunity to be in the same room with them. These two sisters campaigned hard for Donald Trump and remain one of his number one supporters. In this video I talk about why I did not vote in the last presidential election and how I believe that the 'monster' that some people say is Donald Trump, does not exist. [VIDEO]
Wambui talks about the important role that laughter plays in our lives. Laughter is about feeling good. "Lighten up", she says. 'Don't take life to seriously. See the humor in things. However, never laugh at the expense of someone else. Laughter should be inclusive and embrace those around you. Laughter is not about putting someone down, but lifting yourself up."
These are the benefits of laughter that are mentioned in the video from an article entitled 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine' on the HelpGuide.org site by Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D.
Laughter relaxes the whole body.Laughter boosts the immune system.Laughter triggers the release of endorphins.Laughter protects the heart. Laughter burns calories. Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Laughter may even help you to live longer. [VIDEO]
Celebrate Yourself!It is okay to celebrate you. Show yourself some love. Many in our society frown upon people expressing love for themselves or celebrating their achievements. So, even if you have to go in a closet, find ways to celebrate you. [VIDEO]
What To Do When Things Go WrongWambui shares two stories about two different life things that when wrong. These things went wrong after she was sure she had taken charge of her life and that she was doing everything right. Yet, she was swindled out of a lot of money and in a separate event, lost her condo. She found the 'take-a-way' - the gem - the lesson - the education - the self-empowerment in each of these life changing events. How would you have handled them? [VIEDO]
One night I asked my grand daughter to close her eyes and use her imagination while I read from one of her books. She told me her imagination was broken. Can you break your imagination? [VIDEO]
One of the most powerful questions ever: "What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?" I took the challenge. I invite everyone to do the same. (The idea is that your answer would be something legal and something that would bring joy to your life or someone else's life.) [VIDEO]
Forgiveness is not something that you do for the person who hurt you or did you wrong in some way. forgiveness is for you - yourself. Forgiving someone allows you to take your power back from the person who treated you badly. When you feel anger or even hate toward someone, it does not have any affect on the person you don't like. However, it does cause the one with the hate and anger to be stressed, possible be more prone to health issues like high blood pressure, and miss out on a lot joy you might have in you life. [VIDEO]
An attitude of Gratitude - being thankful for everything that is good in your life - will force your mind into a positive state. From this positive state, you will be able to solve your life challenges in a manner that is less stressful and more effective.#attitudeofgratitude #begrateful [VIDEO]
My life was messed up! I was sure I didn't want it anymore. Tony Robbins was the catalyst for saving my life. I ordered his tapes for all the wrong reasons. When I started listening, it was as if he was speaking to me - that he created the tapes just to me. [VIDEO]
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