On December 31st 2017, something shifted in me. We all know how powerful social media is in good and bad ways, how our message can come across, how it tends to give a wrong impression about life that everything is always perfect, so I decided to use Facebook as a platform for service also. In my weekly show, called “Let’s Keep it Real.” my mission is to empower, encourage, and support others and share real things that we face in life.
I believe we are different people, but at the end of the day we deal with the same issues at different times of our lives. Sharing our experiences with others is not only empowering, it can help to light theway for those who are walking a similar path, and no one can tell your story better than you can. Chances are, you will help others and yourself in the process.
Everyone in this world has faced something that has changed them forever. Whether it was something small, or monumental it has most likely impacted the way that life is for that person. Everyone has a story to tell, and they aren't all the same but all stories are so important. Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.
Let’s keep it real here. It’s ok to be vulnerable and embracing our vulnerability is our greatest strength.~Keula Binelly
Yes, boys and girls are naturally different in several ways, but they should be raised in equally nurturing environments. We need to teach our kids (boy or girl) the same values: empathy, compassion, respect, confidence and independence. Physical aggression should carry the same consequences for both genders, and parents should teach their children alternative ways to problem-solve.
When parenting boys versus girls, keep in mind that every child is different. Parents should observe the way each child expresses him- or herself, and allow each child to explore varying interests. Encourage children to hone their unique gifts, whatever they might be. And remember, all children need affection, support, and – most of all – unconditional love.
There was a challenge on FB that everyone was all over...
The question was, how hard did I age, since my first picture on FB until now? How do I look? Everyone was comparing their picture from 10 years ago, when FB started, to now. I accepted the challenge, but at first, I didn't realize the requirement was a picture from 10 years ago, so I went a little further back and had a picture from when I was 15, and one now, at 43. Unfortunately, there is a lot of pressure to look a certain way, and it brings us a lot of anxiety. Age is just a number.
We can't change the past. But, yes, we can change how we will deal with our future from now on. That's why I decided to bring this topic to Let's Keep it Real, and bringing Pilar Lorca, as our guest speaker. Pilar is the President and CEO of Fitness4EveryBody
Born and raised in Colombia, South America, Pilar Lorca came to the United States 26 years ago and has established herself in the Washington Metropolitan area.
As an owner of a certified women-owned business, I take pride in working with my clients and helping them achieve their individual fitness health goals. Our workouts are customized to each client's personal goals and unique health challenges. We incorporate a combination of cardiovascular and strength training exercises depending on each client’s vision for health. We at Fitness4EveryBody believe the clients' ability to achieve their fitness goals is a direct function of their enthusiasm and consistency in maintaining a regular work out and adhering to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We motivate our clients to maintain their specific workout regime while concurrently improving their nutrition. Pilar has over 20 years of experience providing successful fitness services ranging from individuals to large companies. As the owner of Fitness4EveryBody since 2003, we are dedicated in helping people become fit and healthy.
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“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."~ Maya Angelou
“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Oprah’s Lifeclass
People may not necessarily tell you in words who exactly they are – actually, chances are, they’ll tell you the opposite! – but their actions will always speak for them. When that happens, you’re better off listening and believing them rather than holding onto the (possibly deluded) hope that they’re not like that at all.
Oprah said during her Lifeclass that she had a conversation with Maya about failed relationships, and the poet had said: “When people show you who they are, why don’t you believe them? Why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are?” So, when you see red flags in the beginning of a relationship – or anything, really – learn to pay attention to them. You may want to believe something else entirely, but some way or the other, people will always show you exactly who they are. You’re better off listening the first time, rather than waiting to be disappointed again and again and again before it sinks in.