Archive for May, 2010

Follow Your Heart to Find Your Purpose & Live Your Dream

May 16, 2010

Last night I attended the graduation ceremony of a young lady who was born one of 14 children, and grew up in the California State foster care system.  After numerous challenges and responsibilities during adolescence and early adulthood, she timidly but courageously decided to pursue studies at the local junior college.  Last night she graduated WITH HONORS from the University of California at Berkeley! 

Today I attended the second production of a stage play written by a young woman who’s 34 years old. When she first wrote the script about 5 years ago she asked me to read it and give her my feedback. To watch the evolution and manifestation of her vision just made me feel sooo proud!I told her I know this is her “baby” and I feel like it’s my “godbaby”!  (:  

When I left the theatre I had a voice mail from another friend who told me go to YouTube and view the trailer or the soon to be released film adaptation of her audio book which was released last year!  I had the privilege of also witnessing the conception and birth of this vision as well.

 In the shared excitement of  these young women’s dreams coming true amidst the toil and tears, faith and perseverance, my heart is singing “With God, all things are possible” and “Dreams DO come True”! 

Subsequently, and again “I Have A(nother) Dream”!  In 2011 I will host the very first “Talk to MsE” event:  “Follow Your Heart to Live Your Dreams” an event  which will inspire others by showcasing the awesome “dreams come true” of everyday people who have the courage, faith, and strength to follow their hearts!  So Look for it!

 Princess, Shyla and Lisa, I am so excited for and proud of you!  Congratulations and thank you for keeping the dream alive!

 Happy Hearts and Happy Dreams!  ♥

 

 

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The Month of May…

May 5, 2010

…contains several events of great significance for ME.

Aside from the fact that it brings us our first Pre-Summer holiday, on which we get to celebrate outdoors with good food,  it is the birthday of my most loved musician, healer, performing artist and vessel of  harmony, love, truth  on this earth: STEVIE WONDER!  Everybody say YEAH!  *o* Believe it or not, this year “Little” Stevie Wonder is turning 60 years old!  Amazing! and WONDERFUL! 

Secondly, May is National Foster Care Month in the U.S. which brings attention to the status of the 500,000 children in our nation who are living without of a permanent family to call their own/to call them their own.  I’ve also dedicated this time to CELEBRATE the lives and achievements of many of these youth who continue to defy the odds of the negative circumstances, stereotypes, and predictions set against them, and those who care for them.  This annual event is called ” Foster Pride”  and this year will be held on Saturday, 5/22.  See the website of For A Child’s H.E.A.R.T., Inc. for more details.

And last but not least, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  As a mental health professional, I consider myself a “wounded healer” having  also faced the challenges of depression throughout my adulthood.  I have grave concern and compassion for the numerous people  whose symptoms of emotional and mental disorders often go  undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and treated- -many times in isolation and/or humiliation.  The current  status of our national economy has had and is having an even more profound impact on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of our nation.  As a “village” we need to have a greater awareness, sensitivity to the issues our family, children and neighbors may face and how to respond to them in a positive and caring manner.

So…all that said, please stay tuned in to see what else I, and others may have to say on these topics; and please share your responses as well.

Hearts, Blessings and Wonder Love!  (:  ❤


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