You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha When it comes to following our dreams and doing the things we’re most passionate about we can be our own worst enemy. We fill our brains with negative self talk so much that we eventually begin to believe it. We begin to believe that we’re not worthy enough, we’re … Continue reading “Live On Purpose” Challenge Day 6: Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
There’s a saying in Spanish that says “Dime con quien andas y te digo quien eres (Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are). Who we surround and align ourselves with has a huge influence on who and what we become. The same way running with the “wrong” crowd can get us into unnecessary trouble, rolling with the right crew … Continue reading “Live On Purpose” Challenge Day 5: Who’s On Your Team? Get your squad up!
So many us are living mediocre, unfulfilled lives because we are afraid of actually living the life we are destined to live. We have subscribed to the belief that living passionately and purposely is not meant for us; that somehow living a great life is not something we are worthy of. How often have you started your day with the same routine? When was the last time you actually gave though to what you were doing and why you were doing it? When was the last time you did something that you truly enjoy, something that was just for you and nobody else? We have become a society so accustomed to putting the needs of others before our own that in doing so have become comfortable in neglecting our own desires, needs, and wants. The time has come to start putting yourself first. Continue reading Why Aren’t You Living Your Dreams? 4 Ways to Get You Moving In the Right Direction Right Now!
The red stain on my underwear pierced my eyes. It was the one thing I had not envisioned, yet here I was living my worst nightmare. I’ve never experienced this before so I don’t know what to expect. Yesterday there was a light stain and today too. Everything that I’ve read says that I should be experiencing cramping and that the blood will come in clots. Chunks of my deepest desire flowing through me like a poison releasing itself from my body. That’s what a miscarriage is. It is an abnormality in the fetus. The chromosomes didn’t split properly. Proof that what I believed was my miracle really wasn’t. Continue reading Overcoming Setbacks: Dealing with loss and how we recover
I knew back then that Georgie was not going to grow up to be like the other boys. Georgie was different. Not because of anything he said, but because of how he acted and how delicately he carried himself. At 11 years old he was already in touch with the femininity that I wouldn’t embrace until I was 18. A self-proclaimed tomboy, I was tough and rough. I never felt the need to be glamorous or cute. Unlike my sister, who has always been very girly, my scrawny body would not be caught dead in a skirt or dress or shoes. I avoided them the way my toddler avoids the bath. I preferred jeans and Jordans. I enjoyed playing wiffle-ball and touch football, and manhunt. I was everything Georgie was not. While I could call myself a tomboy there wasn’t a word that I could use to describe Georgie. Continue reading Struggling with identity: On the lies we tell and how we deal
Press-Release For Immediate Release Author Nancy Arroyo Ruffin and Wendy Angulo Productions announce Management Partnership January 31, 2014 New York, NY – Brooklyn born author Nancy Arroyo Ruffin and Wendy Angulo, CEO of Wendy Angulo Productions announced today that they have brought their creative talents together and formed a management partnership. Wendy Angulo Productions will be the exclusive manager of Nancy Arroyo Ruffin in all … Continue reading For Immediate Release: Author Nancy Arroyo Ruffin & Wendy Angulo Productions Announce Management Partnership
What I always wanted, was to feel her touch like inspiration. Slightly parted lips that greet me hello every morning the way the sun kisses the sky at dawn. She is heaven and I want to live in her forever. Build legacies from the ground up because she comes from a strong foundation. Teach her how beautiful she is, not because of how she looks, … Continue reading NYCLWG Prompt: What I always wanted…
“i found god in myself and i loved her. i loved her fiercely.” – Ntozake Shange Most of us spend a great deal of our lives looking for love, chasing love, recuperating from love or complaining about love. Never realizing that in our quest for love we are neglecting the person that matters most. Ourselves. I believe that as women we often disregard our own needs as a … Continue reading Fall in Love With You…
For your rippled waves
have awakened dormant dreams
that once flowed through me
like the great Nile River.
Through parted waters
and into the desert of infancy
I found myself again.
I valued myself again.
I loved myself again. Continue reading The Waters Within
“Be fearless in all you do. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”-Oprah Winfrey “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt “The future belongs to those who prepare for … Continue reading Some Of My Favorite Quotes….