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Love Liberates (part 2): I am now returning to the US after a successful hugging adventure in Ghana - save the shady NGO I volunteered with. This experience, in it's entirety, helped me restore my passion to LIVE & THRIVE. We are all here to create our own experience & thus, hold the power to CHANGE. Humans ARE human & none of us (in the US - pun intended) are trained on how to LIVE & THRIVE properly - cue to "45"et al. Life happens, with all the "lessons learned" in between. Those that SHINE are not GROWTH dependant on the trainings we witness whilst walking on our respective journey's, rather we are inspired & learn from them.Β Africa, Ghana in particular, you are filled with so much LIGHT and ALL the love one's heart & hands could possibly hold. Thank you for hosting a Benji, albeit shorter than planned. I will carry ALL of the love & lessons you shared always, always! Thank you for re-training my pain & lifting my spirit! And now, anyone in the States ready to hire a Benji? I come to work in clothes πŸ˜‰ I'm ready. How about you? P.S. Boston - I'm coming for snacks & hugs! #GhanaΒ #humanity1st #Excellence2nd #snacksnapsandhugstherestofthetime #loveliberates #DrMayaAngelou #LIVE #LIGHT #THRIVE #GROWTH #moresnacks #ALLthethings #letsGO


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Love Liberates (part 1): Leaving America - this time - was fairly simple for me. My life was such that I had nothing holding me firm, save friend & family relations. All of which, are quite accustomed to my leaping/hugging adventures across the world. My last few years in the States seemed to center on loss & then, how graceFULLY I'd BE able to situationally respond. I was unsuccessful in my relationship with the person I wanted to marry & share family with, I lost love by choice & by death, I struggled in finding worthwhile & sustainable employment, & my general livelihood had reached a point to where I was becoming uncomfortably reliant on others for survival. I did, however, regain my physical health, which a few years prior had been on an unexpected decline & seemingly irreparable. And so, I did what I do best - LEAP - with the hope to heal & THRIVE πŸ™†. This particular leap was significant for me though. Africa, a childhood dream, resurfaced in reaction to letting go of my dreams & desires to plant roots & build a life similar to the "American Dream" training we are all bombarded early on in our American lives. Back to the source was my only thought - whichever doctrine one follows - we all come from the Motherland/Africa. And so I went. #asamanthinkswithhisheart #soshallitbe #beingbenji #loveliberates #DrMayaAngelou #backtothesource #ghana #chooseLOVE #mysoulWASonfire #mysoulHASreturned #soicallitalessonlearned #itsALLright #itsALLright #anthonyhamilton #aliciakeys #LOVEdoes #humanity1st #Excellence2nd #snacksnapsandhugstherestofthetime #BE #LEAP #THRIVE #ALLthethings


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Catch of the day 😍. Zo bijzonder, gisteren een dagje weg met mijn oudste. En het werd onverwachts een waanzinnig mooie dag. Intens genoten van hem, ons, vriendinnetjes, een knuffel van lieve oma Astrid, onverwachte ontmoetingen, het buiten zijn, de zon en de kleuren van de herfst. En het meeste van het inzicht dat mick mij gaf: geniet van de kleine dingen, ze brengen je iets onbeschrijflijk groots. #mamazoon #mamason #mamasontime #inzicht #genietvandekleinedingen #liefde #ikhouvandeherfst #kleurbekennen #vriendschap #liefde #loveliberates #dankbaar #alledagenconfetti


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Falling in love is such a great thing. That time when U get to experience your little sister falling in love for the first time. #pricesslessmoment #loveliberates .#newbegginings πŸŽπŸ™ŒπŸ½


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Napa...one of my most favorite places. The devastation in the California fires is horrific. I'm praying that these natural disasters stop....please Mother Nature keep us safe πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» #prayer #love #strongertogether #napalove #loveliberates

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There's nothing wrong with being madly in love, standing by someone through their tough times, sharing their joy, appreciating their beautiful flaws. Love with all your being, give your all, let not any bitter human being tell you otherwise. It's not easy, nothing is anyhow, but it's worth it ...because in this dangerous,sad world, all we need is a little love to make it feel alright. And remember self love comes first because you can't give what you don't have.
#love #selflove #romanticlove #agapelove #loveliberates


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Long Overdue Rant-
Sometimes I'm taken aback when I come across adults who STILL don't understand the difference between Assertiveness & Aggressiveness; with myself being accused of the latter by individuals who don't "know" me personally or much about my character. I know! Not Hiya! Shocking right ha! β€’
Weird as it may sound, I actually have empathy for them b/c we live in such an EXTREME society that most people spend their lives being and/or interacting with pep who are either #Passive OR #Aggressive. So when in the company of the rare middle (#Assertive), it's not easily recognizable (esp.if you're an assertive female). β€’
Yet you'll "usually" be stamped "aggressive," tossed into that pile, & responded to based on the lens of their experience/conditioning (ex. you need to humble yourself speech-i.e. be passive so I can maintain dominance i.e. aggressiveness I feel is supported by artificial power-my title, hierarchical location, gender, age, alphabet soup behind my name, etc. vs. authentic power which only comes from LOVING People.)
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T.D. Jakes once said "It takes courage to be who you know you are. Half of knowing who you are is knowing who you are not. When you don't have this settled people will try to make you be whoever "they need" you to be to feel good about themselves. They will try to force you into what they had in mind of you; often at the expense of destroying your right to have a voice or a choice...." We gotta get this right, especially Christians who for years have been forced into passivity due to ill-informed often well-meaning people who were taught under twisted doctrine.
#humilityisnotpassive #Jesuswashumble #andAssertive #spokewithAuthorityfromFather
#HeknewEXACTLYwhoHeWas #andwasHatedforit #despisedforit #ifHeWas #IfHeDid #WhyWouldntYouandI #LoveLiberates #FreeBirdsConfuseCagedBirds
#LiveFree #FreeYourMind #AndtheRestWillFollow #asamanthinketh #growth #theJesusWay #HeWasControversial #HebroughtaSword (Matt 10:34) #forthecauseofLove #forFreedom (Luke 4:18)


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Move into the weekend knowing you can be both. β€’
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Another day, another finished jacket. Pretty understated I think, but it packs a punch. The LOVE LIBERATES jacket will be up on the shop just as soon as I can take some pictures that do it justice! :P

#love #lovequotes #loveliberates #denimjacket #customised #mayaangelou #lace #navy #nautical


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When #MayaAngelou was on #Oprah #Masterclass she recited a few of her words from her poem #Loveliberates They learn quotes to build their character and speech presence. Maya Angelou taught me a lot and without meeting her, I always felt her essence. So I will teach her joys to them! "I am grateful to be have been loved and to be loved til now and to be able to love, because that liberates! Love liberates. It doesn't just hold. That's Ego. Love, Liberates!" ~Maya Angelou
#Momof5 #Homschoolkids #learningblackhistory #educationiskey #Jenariemagazine #oprahmasterclass


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#whatslovegottodowithit #loveliberates #biopsychosocialperspective #mind #body #spirit #unity #allisone #interpersonal #interconnectivity #empowerment #faith #peace #community #culture #society #oppression #stillirise #riseregardless #bethechange #believeinyourself #wholeness #health #healing #holism #healingisbecomingWHOLE "I’m not aware of any other factor in medicine – not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery – that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness, and the premature death from all causes than does love and intimacy." - Dr. Dean Ornish, from his book, "Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy"


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