I have always admired the work of Felicia Leatherwood. She totally owns being a celebrity stylist and natural hair expert. Issa Rae is one of her many clients that frequently rocks Felicia’s styles. Others include, Ava Durvernay, Nicole Ari Parker, Simone Missick, Skai Jackson, and Teyona Parris. ➡️➡️Read more at JanetMichelle.com➡️links in the bio
Vegetable beef soup 😋
Sorry no posts last day or so, I'm trying not to attach myself to my phone so much 🖒
Yesterday I had the last of the salsa egg bake, leftover chicken sloppy joe, and this soup for dinner. No workout yesterday, I needed a rest day 💪
I want to get back to being the girl on the left. I don’t want to have to worry about the angle I’m holding my face at to try at all costs to avoid giving myself another chin, I want to feel happy and confident in myself, I want to be able to fit into that dress again, and I want to be able to look in the mirror and like what I see. I’m sick of being the girl On the right, who tries to hide behind big hoodies and who has cancelled social events simply because she feels like crap. I want to have clear skin and happy eyes and a content mind. This experience is supposed to be about growth and change, but in this situation I want the old me back. I have done a lot of damage to my body here, and I’m trying to start the long, slow reversal process
May the female sneaker heads rejoice! Spring of 2018, (January 25 at 9:59 am, EST to be exact), Nike will release its “Season of Her” line of Air Jordan 1’s designed by Aleali May. Read More at ➡️➡️JANETMICHELLE.COM Link in the bio
So one of the things I wanted to do to help with staying on track is journaling. Turns out the Happy book that I have started reading has a journal too.😱 It is a daily journal with some quotes and prompting statements that help you to focus on your happier thoughts and also some questions that really make you think about what you really want/need. I also have Q&A a day it asks random questions daily, some easy and lighthearted and some more thought provoking. I have always found goal setting and wishful thinking quite difficult to deal with if I'm honest. Mainly because I'm scared of the fall if it doesn't work out and the darkness it could bring. But NO MORE... If I fail, so what, I'm trying so thats one step closer than I was yesterday.
Today was cardio [ check my stories for some moves 👀 ] and this 30 min workout was interrupted 4X—thanks kids🙃diaper change, snacks, teething toddler snuggles & having to stop to take Archer to daycare across the street.. because I was so delayed I didn’t finish beforehand #momlifebelike 💁🏼♀️ the truth of being a mom and doing fitness is it’s rarely perfect, you just have to do your best. I wanted to just stop after the 2nd interruption— and coming back after going outside the house was HARD (the “I did enough” excuse right?!🙄) I cant pull those excuses on freaking DAY 3 cause what would it mean for the rest of the 77 days?! So I did it. And sweat a bucketload #worthitthough 🙌🏼 day 3 is doneskies!!!!
Last night, DC Comics Black Lightning made its debut on CW. The television adaption of the comic series has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is no easy feat. Word on the street is that CW may very well have a hit on their hands. The series stars Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce), Christine Adams (Lynn), Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce-Thunder), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce-Lightning), James Remar (Peter Gambi), Damon Gupton (Henderson). In it, Jefferson Pierce is a retired superhero; or so he thought. He ends up coming out of retirement in an effort to combat the injustice occurring in his fictional town of Freeland. Also, he now has two daughters that are unaware of their superpowers. -READ MORE AT ➡️➡️JANETMICHELLE.COM
We are born perfect but as we became adults; because of the environment and life experiences, we are imperfect. The irony of life.
We should embrace our imperfections because it is what makes us who we are but it doesn’t mean we cannot do any work on it and it doesn’t mean we cannot change. We have the power to recreate something wonderful with what we have. We are only limited by our thoughts and the words we say to ourselves. +++++ Lotus hands inspired by @laughinglotusny
Ahhh.... almond milk latte @foodrebelsg #coffeelove not alot of places serve almond milk with their coffee - this is a rare find. Coffee is strong. NOW I’m awake.
Don’t know what it is after Iyengar - I get sleepy. And it’s not good to be sleepy before teaching a power class 😂. A headstand and a couple of skipalous did me good. And now coffee #blessed ⠀
Happy Wednesdaze!! 2 more days to the weekend!!
Good morning! Up bright an early for me (5:45am) 😲
Ate my salsa and turkey sausage egg bake and had my coffee. Going to head to the gym in a bit and then I have a MOPS meeting (Mothers Of Preschoolers) and a doctor's appointment so busy busy busy!
I am extremely thankful that God encouraged me to have patience, even as I struggled to. He had a plan for me all along that is better than I ever could have imagined. #havefaith#patience#findingmyhappy
I have spent my entire life wondering what was wrong with me. Why didn't I fit in? Why was I so emotional? Why did I feel everything for everyone on a whole other level? I have always wanted lots of friends, but at the same time I would much rather be alone. I have never understood who I am or why I feel the way I do, until now. Since, I've started on my #personaldevelopment journey, I have learned so much about what makes me, me❤ I am highly #introverted and I am an #empath which explains so much about my personality, emotions, and why I feel for others the way that I do. I don't feel so alone and crazy anymore! There are so many others out there that feel exactly the way that I do and I never would be known if I wouldn't have picked up that first personal development book❤ Try it! You never know what you could learn about what makes you, YOU 😍😍 "One of the easiest things for an empath to do is understand what another person is going through. That is, in essence, the definition of the word “empathy,” which Merriam-Webster describes as “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.” In short, empathy is walking in someone’s shoes even if they’ve walked a completely different path than anything you’ve experienced. Now, this isn’t to say that empaths have a supernatural ability to comprehend any human situation, experience, or feeling — we’re just better at it than most."❤
It's a NEW YEAR all over again around here ❄️ .
Otherwise, this is usually the most sad time of the year as resolutions fade away and reality hits us (and it's just too cold and too dark early outside) : Blue Monday. I can either complain about that or enjoy that it's MAGICALLY SNOWING + we are closer warming up ourselves below the sheets.
The concept of LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE is that, the more grateful you are for the things you like, the more of the same you'll attract in your life. And we all want more of the good things. I also believe in the power of DESIRE, which moves us forward to keep fighting for better and bigger. I've post-traumatic memories and depression, so I've to make a very conscious effort daily to keep standing up and maintaning my pose. What I do, and it's a life-changing process (that is recommended to anyone and might be even easier for you) is to be:
GRATEFUL + DESIRE
3 things. So last week was a very intense week for me. Life is rough enough and the reality is ugly enough, so we can either choose to focus on this or to shift our perspective and add some spark to it. We're allowed to have breakdowns & be afraid, but we should keep going anyway! Keep reminding yourself of all the incredible things you thought possible at the beggining of the year and all the good things you achieved/have so far. Putting out loud is so important... I am grateful for the 1. TIME 2. MONEY 3. PATIENCE my boyfriend has with me and puts into our relationship. I desire always all the new devices from Apple , launching my businesses into success and bettering the lives of people around me. 😁 | Tell us the 3 things you're most happy about at the moment. .
That's my 2 part of my #52WOG (WeeksOfGratitude) in 2018💖
Cutting out sugar in my tea and coffee, and swapping out butter for vegetable spread has already made a difference in how I feel and how my body gets through the day. Add that to making conscious decisions about what I eat and I feel 100% more human than I did a month ago when I was surviving on Christmas cookies, toast, and tea 🙌🏼🥗