Stop and Listen To God..The Shift

I had to make some hard decisions, which put me in a position to now experience life differently.

It took me a long time to get here, but now I feel peace in my spirit and my passion is returning to my original passion of being involved with creative soulz.

With these changes, some unforeseen blessings are coming my way through my blogs and even on Facebook.

Lesson learned, stop when things feel uncomfortable and talk to God. When you get really quiet, you can hear what he is saying. Then you are free to move with new found courage and purpose.

Do you need to Stop and get quiet with God? He’s waiting for you with open arms.

Yes, I am a Christian 🙏

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Michael Baisden posted this on Facebook

And this was my response on his post:

“I’m finally there! I have want to help inspire, motivate and educate people…but many don’t want to receive growth. I’ve had to step back and respect where they are.”

I’m feel like I became one of these people, because of the people I was connected to. This is not not my character and I knew it was time to get quiet.

Oops … The Shift ✔️✔️ There’s no growth in an environment like this…mindset.

What do you feel about this post?

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I Learned A New Word, “ Sonder”

sonder 

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

This a great word. Interesting and thought provoking.

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

New Word 🤔

Wiser-Stronger-Better

When you let go, you free yourself to become a better version of you. 🙏

Sometimes we have to step back, breathe and embrace our authentic self. I feel many times we can loose ourselves amongst the craziness of what we allow ourselves to be exposed to. Falling into a place of fitting into a space that we were never meant to fit into.

No matter your age, you can STOP and evaluate how your life is playing out and it feels right, feels healthy…or do you need a shift.

At my age of 60+, I embrace the opportunity to spend time with myself, identify what’s working and what’s not…then the shift can take place.

So many quotes like the above one, are circulating around on the different social medias. Of course, I’ve been aware of the concept for years…but then there’s that BUT…falling into an unhealthy place without realizing it.

I am very self aware and my spirit was struggling with what I was exposed to…and the boundaries started to be set. I knew it had to shift when my passion for my purpose was dimming and the joy was getting to the point of being nonexistent.

This is when God kept whispering in my ear…”It’s time to Shift.” And I started the process to do just that.

I had gotten away from my excitement around experiencing New Art…the surprise and anticipation of the creative unknown. I became board with what I have been exposed to, it was the same thing over and over…very predictable.

This was eating at my spirit and I knew, I knew I had to stop and regroup. It’s time to get quiet and spend time with God. This is where I am right now. Yet, I still stay active on the different social medias in my own way.

I want to prove to myself that I can turn this around and get excited again in showing my support for indie creative soulz. I want my girls to see me live in my purpose once again. I desire to connect with people in the arts and entertainment community around the world once again, building sincere win wins.

I’m becoming Wiser-Stronger-Better…and I will emerge once again with a pure desire to be The Indie Artist’s Cheerleader…finding my approach to share my thoughts, stories and knowledge around building a path to grow once again in this exciting, yet challenging industry.

The Power of 60+

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

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Views and Reach on Social Media

I’ve had several conversations with people about the Views and Reach on Posts on Facebook. Of course we prefer to have people acknowledge our posts with a Like, Heart & Commitment…and true enough that means more in direct engagement…but don’t discount the Views and Reach.

Do you know what Views & Reach means on Facebook? (It means the same on other social medias)

Even if you do not receive a like, heart or comment…It still means that people are seeing your posts and you never know where it can go from there.

Stay consistent and build your brand…people are watching and…

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My Passion is Indie Arts & Entertainment

My Passion and Purpose is to be committed to supporting Creative SoulZ of all genres and art forms. I love creativity. I cannot imagine life without creativity being experienced everyday.

Could you imagine what life would be like without ART?

I’m 2003, I built a coffee house “Flava Coffee House” in North Seattle, WA. I had goals and dreams for what Flava could represent in this community that need a place to embrace the diversity of this community and provide a safe haven for creative soulz. It happened, but financially it struggled, so 5 years later I made the hard decision to close her doors.

Flava is my foundation in falling in love with creative soulz. MySpace to Facebook introduced me to local talents, National and International talents. I became hooked. The plotting and planning was what I thought about day and night, how can I help these talents gain my exposure.

From my coffee house, book reviewing, Jazz cruise, literary conference, to LadyFlavaNews…HipHop events, internet radio, Artist Consultant, promotions and more… that has been just some of the experiences on my creative journey.

Moving to Vegas and experiencing some amazingly people, I realize that I craved to hear some original music. This does not take away from the talents in Vegas, I just want to be surprised by something fresh and new to me.

I write blogs and do vlogs in hopes to share my thoughts, industry knowledge and stories of my life as a person in the exciting and challenging industry.

Everything I write and talk about, foundation is for creative soulz, but I’ve come to realize that my sharing can go beyond arts and entertainment. I now embrace that.

As I continue on the journey of being apart of the arts and entertainment industry, I redefine my path as internally explore and plot & plan my next move.

Supporting and providing some form of platform will always exist. It’s my ministry. Sometimes life positions us to make a shift. Now I embrace “shifts,” it’s like a mini new beginning.

Now, I’m getting back to what moves my soul. I will always appreciate great talents and their journey. I’m seeking balance in what I experience. Seeking a newness in how I absorb the creativity I am presented.

It’s time to clear my mind and be open… find the joy in creativity to the point of craving it again.

Won’t you join me on this journey? Do you love indie creative soulz and original authentic art like I do?

Let’s Connect 😁

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Touching On My Story, My Why 🙏

Free Your Mind

Definition:

When you free the mind, you are overcoming distractions that get in the way of what matters most to you personally and professionally. Creating open space in your mind will increase your focus and confidence and enhance the quality of your life.

Do you ever want to screen, “Free My Mind?”

Do you ever feel like your creativity is blocked?

What to do, right? Why does this happen.

I believe there are so many reasons why this happens. Life challenges, environment, health, busyness…the road blocks of life.

The more important question is, how do we free our minds?

Many it’s in being quiet…maybe it’s when you take a road trip…having the right conversation or hearing the right message. It could be in a Real Pleasurable Experience. It could be looking up and allowing a smile to spread across your face in a moment of gratitude. As I write this, I think the Key to Freeing our Minds are so simple that we overlook where our Peace comes from.

I want to encourage your to, “FREE YOUR MIND.”

I would love to hear your joy back to creating. 😁

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Creative SoulZ | Let’s Connect

I crave your creativity and inspiration.

There is nothing better than experiencing something New that captures my attention. I like being surprised, moved and excited about Art.

The thing is, how I experience CREATIVITY may be very different than others. What I see, hear and read could be so very different than the person next to me…this is the beauty of Art and individuality.

I would love to connect with you and what you create.

Are you comfortable in me sharing my honest opinion? I will be kind 😁

Make me focus on me.

Make me feel.

Push me to explore the moment.

Bring me joy in the experience.

LET’S CONNECT.

I SUPPORT ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC ART. Creativity of All Art Forms and All Genres

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Email: ladyflavanews@gmail.com

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The Talents on TikTok

I’ve resist TikTok and finally am try to embrace this quick way of connecting. Now, I’m not close to figuring it out but I have found that intrigues me right now.

The exciting thing for someone like me, is experiencing what I identify for me, “fresh new talents.”

I have heard powerful, thought provoking SpokenWord. I have heard young voices that surprised my listening ears with awe.

I love how you can connect through a duo video to sing with…other indie talents to mainstream.

I have step away from Facebook and Instagram in finding voices that grab my attention. Even when they may be singing a cover song, the uniqueness and rawness of authenticity in presence and sound is what captures my attention.

As I try so hard to keep up with times and how technology is challenging to understand how amazing creative soulz can level up and make money…along with trying to understanding the real relevance of views. I’m trying to learn 😊

So TikTok is one of favorite pass times and I have appreciated my experience of talents and heartfelt sharing.

One day, I will figure my place on social media but today, I want to express appreciation for TikTok…a site I resisted to explore.

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Your Vision

“Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare.”-Iron Mike Ditka

Have you ever had a Vision, a Dream and you think you’re taking action and realize that you have done very little. Why do you you think this happens?

For me, I will say that some of my struggles is environmental. It is the environmental energy that I am exposed to in my work space or in conversations.

I’m do recognize that much comes down to my mindset and I understand that I can control my thought process and what I absorb…so when I talk about the challenges I face, it can sound like an excuse. But it’s real, right?

Who you are exposed to on a regular basis has a profound effect on how you maneuver life and all it’s possibilities. What does you circle bring to the table for you and what do you bring to the table for them. We should be exposed to inspiration and motivation.

I will maintain that environment is a huge factor in putting in work towards a goal, dream, vision.

Then there is the plotting and planning process. Have we put a written plan of action together? That step is important. Identifying the steps, the people needed and budget that will be required for initial startup to long term sustainability.

Research and understanding is so important to determine the realistic story of what we are stepping into…this will help identify if you can commit to putting in the work to make your vision into a reality.

So much in life comes from understanding the steps. It’s easy to come up with a glorified dream from a place of possible momentary passion. We see others doing something that ignites something in us, to say, “what if?”

Some of us know that we are meant to live a specific purpose, but life sidetracks us. The obstacles, the challenges, the determination and again the commitment…play such a significant role in what we do.

I agree with putting a thought, a plan to paper. Researching and identifying the steps needed from start to finish. Then taking the time to have a honest conversation with self to say Yes, No or Maybe.

Plot and plan..identify who has done something similar to see if you can find a blueprint, helping to see if you are on the right track. Hopefully you have a person(s) that you can feel safe to share your vision with. This is when I believe how important your circle is.

When you are around achievers verses people that have no desire for more out of life…has such a huge effect on how you will maneuver life. This is environment…. Sometimes we can control or environment and other times it can be so challenging. So, I believe that a vision and self commitment can help us still take steps until we can change the environment.

Vision Boards are a great source to motivate us to take action. There are a variety of ways to create a vision board, so if you think this is an approach that will work for you…take the time how you want to create it.

To have a vision, a dream, a goal is an exciting feeling to visualize. Taking steps fuels the momentum and bringing a vision to life is like giving birth to your life.

Vision, dreams, goals…purpose, passion and legacy building…is this apart of your makeup and life plan?

It’s something to think about 🤔

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Thinking Out Loud…what’s your thoughts?

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