Maya Angelou

You Have Power

Our last quote of the weekend for the book Mom, Me & Mom is the phrase that all of us would like to hear everytime insecurity and doubt finds us.

Nothing better to read it this Sunday night before bed and have it on our phone as a reminder throughout Monday.

YOU HAVE POWER

Have a wonderful start of the week.

Thank you for reading, Mom, Me & Mom

lucy

Maya Angelou

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Your Whole Heart

Today prepare yourself to start the week with Positivity, Gratitude and motivation.

Give it your whole self!

Journal and mentalize exactly how you want this week to be and feel grateful from deep in your heart visualizing it all coming into place easily.

Visualize Love and Happiness and be Grateful.

Put Everything into it.

Give your whole Heart.

You are Successful.

Thank You for reading me below you can find the link to the book:

Mom, Me & Mom

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Support Yourself

Support and believe in Yourself before you ask or pretend that someone else supports you.

We need or better have to know exactly want we want and we need or better have to trust, believe and support ourselves at all times.

Sit down meditate and journal. You will find a way to support yourself. We have all the answers inside ourselves.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Thank you for reading me.

If you like please click on the link: Mom, Me & Mom

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I come as one

I Come as One

This is my favourite quote from Maya Angelou. It’s also a powerful Mantra Oprah per example uses this Mantra on a daily basis.

This weekend I’ll be posting Quotes from Maya Angelou and if you want to read about Mom, Me & Mom click here

Thank you so much for reading, have a wonderful Saturday.

lucy

I come as one

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Mom, Me & Mom

Maya Angelou lived her life fully she was the first black female streetcar conductor, she was a dancer, sex worker, singer, writer, poet and civil rights activists. For me? For me she is one of my greatest inspirations and reading her books makes me feel like everything is possible.

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What I admire the most is Maya Angelou’s security and sincerity on openly saying and owning every decision and experience she had in her life. When we think about the era she was living I can only hardly imagine how tough it must have been to be an African American woman wanting to live life to the fullest.

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In this Book “Mom, Me and Mom” she writes about her relationship with her mother Vivian Baxter which she describes right at the beginning of the book by saying that she was an awful mother to small children but the best mother to adult children.

Maya Angelou was abused at the age of 7 but never victimises herself, she was abandoned by her mother in tender age but again never victimises herself. She was bitten and suffered all kinds of awful treatments that never ever should a person go through and again she didn’t victimise herself. She became a mother at a very young age and that didn’t stop her from chasing her dreams.

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It’s absolutely fantastic how Vivian Baxter loved her daughter so deeply that was incapable of judging her even in the worst moments when Maya didn’t really follow her mother’s lesson and points of views, her mother was there for her with her heart in her hands ready to uplift her not judging or imposing her thoughts.  Also, Maya didn’t judge her mother at all.

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What I personally will keep safe in my heart after reading this book is that life is simple! Problem? no way, just solution! A dream that seems impossible? No, nothing is impossible.

Love, simply pure love that’s what you get when you read this book! Some parts will be very tough, you will struggle a little to understand some decisions made but then you’ll realise that maybe we tend to make things too complicated wanting life to be perfect and life is not perfect. Our vision of perfect mothers and perfect daughters will make you judge this two women but believe me it will be just for a few seconds because after that your judgemental self-seeker of perfection will show you that there is actually nothing wrong and life goes on. You’ll see that there are no rules there are no right methods to raise a child or to live but your own way. After reading this book you’ll see lots of life differently and with love.

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Oprah Winfrey has Maya Angelou as a Mother and I totally understand why… She says that Maya Angelou is her biggest inspiration repeats to herself one of Maya’s most famous phrases each time she has to speak in public:

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Barack Obama said Maya Angelou taught all women that self-worth has nothing to do with what the world might say! February 15, 2011, Obama awarded Maya with the Medal of Freedom.

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Maya left us May 28, 2014, at the age 86. Rest in Peace Maya you always will be the greatest inspiration to all women now and in the future. Thank you for all you did for us.

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Thank you all for reading and please check Oprah’s podcast here

 

 

 

Diane Von Furstenberg

The Woman I wanted to Be

I think you are already sick of knowing that for months I wasn’t able to read and, I keep repeating it because it was the thing that most bothered me during this last months… But hey, this part of my life ended and now I’m back reading as there is no tomorrow!!!

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Last week I read a wonderful book by Diane Von Furstenberg, for who of you that don’t know who this wonderful lady is, she is the creator of the wrap dress… Still not sure? Ok,  for who of you that don’t know what a wrap dress is no problem, it will be enough to tell you that if you want to read about strong women this is the right book for you!

This would be a wonderful book also for men, cause it would open your eyes to the women’s’ mysteries and strength based on love. Yes, women power is held and supported by their love.

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Diane Von Furstenberg describes her life and her mother’s life in a beautiful loving way, going through the years showing that freedom and the courage of accepting ourselves for who we really are is the most important thing and we owe it to ourselves.  The courage of listening to her instincts gives to the reader the courage to follow their own convictions knowing that their instincts will never fail them. She’s fearless and totally committed to becoming the women she wants to be.

The sincerity of owning her life and her decisions no matter what.

Princess, woman, wife, lover, daughter, mother and grandmother she wrote owning her life, her decisions and her mistakes in good and bad being loyal to herself.

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Reading this book I felt that nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and that love is the fundamental key to everything.

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Diane starts her book relating the story of her mother Lily Nahmias. Diane drags you back to the Second World War and your heart will disintegrate with the courage of the back then young girl, Lily, going to Auschwitz repeating the mantra “Fear is Not an Option”! An example of fearless unconditional love to live.

” God has saved my life so that I can give you life”

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This is the story of a successful woman that could have chosen to live her life in an easy and comfortable way but that instead decided that she was gonna become the woman she wanted to be no matter what it took. Brave, Loving and passionate.

“I am the daughter of a Woman who went to the concentration camp with a smile”

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I recommend you to read this book and get inspired, for those that already read it, please leave your thoughts below.

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg is definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read, and she is definitely a role model.

Thank you for reading me!

lucy

 

 

 

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village.

As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few big fish.

The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?”

The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

“Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman was astonished.

“This is enough to feed my whole family,” the fisherman said.

The businessman then asked, “So, what do you do for the rest of the day?”

The fisherman replied, “Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, go out to sea and catch a few fish, then go back and play with my kids. In the afternoon, I take a nap with my wife, and evening comes, I join my buddies in the village for a drink — we play the guitar, sing and dance throughout the night.”

The businessman offered a suggestion to the fisherman.

“I am a PhD in business management. I could help you to become a more successful person. From now on, you should spend more time at sea and try to catch as many fish as possible. When you have saved enough money, you could buy a bigger boat and catch even more fish. Soon you will be able to afford to buy more boats, set up your own company, your own production plant for canned food and distribution network. By then, you will have moved out of this village and to Sao Paulo, where you can set up HQ to manage your other branches.”

The fisherman continues, “And after that?”

The businessman laughs heartily, “After that, you can live like a king in your own house, and when the time is right, you can go public and float your shares in the Stock Exchange, and you will be rich.”

The fisherman asks, “And after that?”

The businessman says, “After that, you can finally retire, you can move to a house by the fishing village, wake up early in the morning, catch a few fish, then return home to play with kids, have a nice afternoon nap with your wife, and when evening comes, you can join your buddies for a drink, play the guitar, sing and dance throughout the night!”

The fisherman was puzzled, “Isn’t that what I am doing now?”

This is my Husbands’ favourite short story from Paulo Coelho and it became my favourite too.

Have a great weekend.

Lucy

Michelle Stevens

Michelle Stevens – Scared Selfless

Hello Friends, today I would like to introduce to you what I think is one of the most powerful real-life stories about overcoming trauma, I usually don’t read this kind of books because reading about child abuse is something that it’s really hard to imagine and the thought of children being abused is just too much! I’m really ashamed to know that humans beings are able to do such horrible things to children!!! The tortures that Michelle Stevens suffered are imaginable!

Michelle Stevens was only an 8 years old child when her mother met her future stepfather and went live with him only after two weeks they met, from that moment Michelle stopped being a child and became a sex slave! She went through the most awful things, things that even for an adult are horrible and hard to be able to survive both physically and mentally!

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It took her 15 years to recover.

She tried suicide 4 times.

And she owns! She was able to recover and become a successful and happy woman.

I don’t want to write too much about this amazing book because you should read it, Michelle is the example of how we are able to overcome everything. It isn’t easy but will make it all and she certainly made it.

I got emotional many times, she made cry, she made me proud of the person she is today.

Dear Friends, please read Michelle Stevens’ Book “Scared and Selfless, My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving”

Michelle also has a web page: www.scaredselfless.com

Michelle is the role model for every woman.

Michelle Stevens

Have a nice Saturday my dear friends and most important watch carefully your children and believe what they say, even if it might look like they are just acting spoiled, please trust what they are saying and if they don’t want to be around somebody investigate, find out why and defend your child.

Thank you for reading me

Lucy