My Story… Launching WomanSpeak!

I’m delighted about the next chapter in my life! I’m launching WomanSpeak Speaker’s Circles in Mesa, Arizona on December 17th!

This will provide a safe and supportive space for women to share their authentic self while becoming confident public speakers.

Stay tuned for enrollment information.

Peace and blessings!

Davina

Habit and Commitment

I simply had to share this about habit and commitment.  As you read, how does it apply to you and your life?

The Power of Habit and Commitment
By: Ed Hirsch

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
And I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done,
And after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin;
It makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me
And I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am HABIT!

It makes your knees shake; it makes your stomach tight, it makes you calm with relief.
It can determine the way you feel and the way you act.
It’s what creates business relationships and also what can destroy them.
It’s something we succeed at one minute and fail at the next.
It distinguishes doers from dreamers, champions from wanna-be’s.
It sorts our confusion, clarifies the mysterious and can dramatically impact your business.
It can alter the quality of your life, the extent of your achievements, and the measure of your success.
It has the power to create what is possible.
It’s called commitment!

Manic Monday

For years I dreaded Monday; because I would become manic and depressed on Sunday afternoon. This happened for years, until I became a teacher. I now realize that it wasn’t the day of the week I disliked – it was the notion of returning to work after a couple of days off.

When you are fortunate enough to love what you do while earning a living, there is no dread in returning after time away. In fact, those thoughts along with accompanying stress are eliminated all together.

The key is finding peace and joy in your vocation or becoming an entrepreneur thus creating the amazing life you deserve. As you begin your journey to purpose this will become much more tangible.

Peace and blessings,

Davina

Blossoming

As you begin to awaken from within, the beauty of who you truly are begins to radiate outward. More often friends will recognize and call out your glow.

I have always been extremely open and flexible when it comes to change. It’s because I see change as a good thing. I see it as growth and a requirement for all living things.

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anaïs Nin

My awakening is allowing me to blossom in unimaginable ways. I awake daily with fresh perspective and an insatiable desire to help others awaken to their truth in living, not merely existing.

Peace and blessings!

My steps are ordered…

I have learned to TRUST my Guide in life.

I no longer worry or have fear about situations or circumstances out of my control.  I know that no matter what happens, my steps are ordered in the right direction as long as I do not fall prey to insignificant distractions.

I am on a mission to make a difference in this world.  I am not sure why that matters so much to me; yet, it does.  I am driven to get up and be counted as someone who helped others to live a more productive and fruitful life.

There are times when I try to sit still and be quiet – it doesn’t last long.

I was created for a PURPOSE and nothing or no one will stop that PROCESS.

Each day, I am given clues…it’s like my path is lit as I travel.  I do not completely see what are miles ahead, but definitely, I keep it moving!

I AM grateful.

All I Can Be…

There is so much more to teaching than showing up and sharing a lesson with the hope your students will get it.

It requires LOVE!

If it’s hard to genuinely care for each child in your classroom (even the behavioral ones), then it’s time to figure out why or simply leave.

In addition to teaching, I AM ALL I CAN BE for my students: TEACHER, MENTOR, COUNSELOR, and PARENTAL FIGURE. My teaching contract doesn’t require that explicitly but it’s understood that to truly be effective in my role, I must BE ALL I CAN BE! They need me…❤️

I AM GRATEFUL!

Faith Check

This morning, during meditation, I had to check my faith. Do my actions align with my faith? Do I make decisions based on my faith?

What YOU believe and whom YOU believe in may be personal but it’s pivotal on your JOURNEY to PURPOSE.

Today, I will consciously and intentionally walk according to my FAITH!

Life Patterns

I wanted to be a cheerleader, but that wasn’t in my life plan nor a good physical fit for me. For a moment I was disappointed. I quickly realized that what I had to offer was still a possibility. So I created a Pep Club to support the cheerleaders and school community.

I researched what it would take to create a club and went for it! I made daily public announcements, hosted a kickoff meeting, had t-shirts silk screened, and officially launched the club. This was 40 years ago in 1977.

I realize today – that life pattern hasn’t changed for me. Last year, as a teacher, I launched a drama club at my Middle School because I saw the need.

I see a gap – I fill it unapologetically! Over the years, this has served me well.

LOVE over Hate

I still LOVE PEOPLE in general. I resist hate. My heart is heavy because of those who are lost and confused, but I cannot let hate win.

I AM focused on making a positive contribution to this world. I was created to be a light and for GOOD. Yet some have allowed their light to dim and they can no longer see their way or what is right.

I do not blame others for my plight or that of any race. I see history as a lesson and not a reason to hate.

I pray for PEACE in this world!

Love,
Davina

Sunday Sonnet!

I love this and had to share it! "Speak gently, always, to yourself and me!"

Autumn Ambles

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Speak to me gently when Life’s Light burns low
And hope of new tomorrows starts to fade,
I cannot bear to hear, ‘I told you so’,
Much less to have another me upbraid;
No need past failings, oversights recount,
Nor nourish feelings fountain of regret;
Too easily fine words concern discount,
Impeding gallant efforts to forget;
Much rather proffer understanding care,
By far more wholesome than disabling scorn,
Aware that none escape the tempter’s snare,
And all are left with misconduct to mourn!
That mortals, sans exception may feel free,
Speak gently, always, to yourself and me!

©Meanderings 2017

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