Monday, December 20, 2010

Hiphop Today

What's good my lovely ones!! At this present moment I'm on a workout bike with water, my iphone and listening to NYC Power 105 (Arab Money), ready to kick some butt. Now checking out Neyo and Peedie Crack, where is he, definitely tears the head off a mic!!


On and off Twitter wanting to keep in touch with fans and friends. This morning I was asked a question I'm asked frequently and that's how do I feel about the current state of hip hop.

How do I answer without saying the same ole same ole? It's difficult when the truth is it's a business...PERIOD! So even if a few of us who enjoy something that was, the masses are enjoying what is. For those who are unsatisfied nothing sends a a message better than your absence. Make the decision to support the music you like by purchasing the songs even if you can find it for free on line. Gather up your people and attend a performance where you can show your love for the artists that still keep you interested and entertained.

Meanwhile today's hip-hop still moves people and inspires a nation and that's all we can ask for, that music still excites us.

Pick up a mix of a different types of Hip-hop
Mos Def
9th Wonder
Dead Prez
Redman
Lupe
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Diddy-Dirty Money
Lil Wayne

And more is out there!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jordan's Bobcat celebration in North Carolina

This weekend I hit Charlotte to spin for Michael Jordan and the entire Bobcat organization. It was indeed a Christmas celebration with Jordan Brand Team players Anthony Hamilton, Lee on the violin and Kjon performing a 35 minute set. At 8:30pm I took over the turntables after DJ Complete rocked the dinner portion of the event.



Definitely a festive mood!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lightening in a Bottle

THis past May I attended an outdoor clothing,food and music festival in Irvine, CA. It was called Lightening in a Bottle and it happens annually in different parts of the western region. It was an amazing experience and my first time camping in the rough. The energy was great and there were lots of activities ie, yoga, meditation and seminars.

While there I had the chance to unwind, see some garments from new designers, eat some healthy food, listen to some great music and skip a few rocks in the nearby lake. IT was a great way to spend a quick 4 days and I'd suggest everyone attend at least once in their lifetime.

Here are some pics from this summer's event.

In Paris with JORDAN BRAND TEAM!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Life

Sitting on the runway headed to Savanna, GA. Airline switch up at the last minute
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LOVE


TAKE A DEEP BREATH
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
EXHALE
THANK GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE
THANK GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU WILL HAVE 
LOVE IS ALL ONE WILL EVER NEED 
WHERE LOVE BEGINS-ALL ARE ONE
WHERE LOVE STOPS-SUFFERING BEGINS
AND EVEN WHEN YOUR HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN
KNOW THAT LOVE EXISTS AND SLOWLY BUT CERTAINLY
YOU WILL LIVE ON....
TO LOVE..... AGAIN

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Don’t Speak About It, Be About It

From our Hip Hop Sister Michelle Woods:

There is some sort of creative energy rotating with the sun these days. People are finding their true passion and coming up with all sorts of ideas as to how to execute them. Folks are putting teams together, organizing groups and gathering friends and family for support and resources. The ongoing problem is what are we making of these resources? What are we doing with pdf files and loose papers filled with notes upon notes describing our grand plan that could change the economy, provide shelter for the homeless or help people own property?

IT’S TIME TO EXECUTE PEOPLE! Pursuing our dreams is the beginning of a world changing domino affect. When you do something you love, you love doing it. It’s that simple! We help people and when we feel good we make others feel good. These people like you and can’t seem to understand why it is that whenever they’re around you, they feel better. It’s because you’re happy. Those same people tell others about you (which keeps your business booming) and start to feel motivated to pursue THEIR dreams in hopes of being as consistently happy as you are!

It doesn’t matter if you have a 9-5, or you are the CEO of your own corporate office or run a non- profit as long as you are HAPPY and content. We tend to equate “content” with stability and money. Sure generating funds from pursuing your passion is a major bonus but the true pay off lies within. Let the excited beat of your heart knock over a domino and wah’lah, you can witness the magic of true happiness.

Be creative. Make a career of your passion. Don’t Speak About It, Be About It!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Greeting Card Love

Written by our Hip Hop Sister Michelle Woods

Have you ever received a meaningful greeting card that touched you? Why was it so special? What did it say? Do you keep all your cards or do you throw them away? What makes a greeting card worth keeping?

When you're in the card aisle of a grocery store or even in the Hallmark store itself, how do you choose your greeting cards?

People express themselves in different ways. Some folks carefully choose a greeting card to make sure it says exactly what they want to say. Some buy blank greeting cards to simply have an opportunity to express their feelings in their own words. Maybe they buy the card for the artwork and the gesture.

Greeting cards are given to acknowledge a special someone. Could be a special occasion, a holiday, a Thank You, an Apology, a well wish etc. No matter the occasion a greeting card lets someone know how you're feeling.

The question is, how often do these cards take the place of face to face interaction? How often do people let a piece of printed cardstock take the place of their heart? Would you be willing to read your card to it's recipient if you had to?

 It's a great thing that we have so many options when it comes to communication. What's your top choice?


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

THE AALIYAH STORY

WRITTEN BY OUR HIP HOP SISTER MICHELLE WOODS


Can you find all of the Aaliyah song titles in the story? There are 53!

A Story for all folks born before ‘82
Enjoy!

“Ok little shorties, come over here and sit down for a second. Who has ever heard of Aalyiah?”

The kids hands go up and they shout out all different types of answers, “Lil’ Jody says, “my older cousins name is Aaliyah…” Lil’ Kevin says, “No, she’s talking about the famous girl who used to sing.”

I said, “ That’s right Lil’ Kevin, Aaliyah was a very special person and she touched many lives. Would you like me to tell you all a little bit about her?”

The kids shout, ”Yayyyyyyyy!”

“Ok, this is THE AALIYAH STORY”

Once upon a time, there was a girl. No a young Woman., No a woman…. Wait. Ok. She was definitely more than a woman. In any case, her name was Aaliyah Dana Haughton. She had a mother and a father and one brother. As she was growing up she would sing all around the house. She had a dream! When she was a teenager, sometimes she would even bust a loose rap! She had a famous aunt who helped make the journey to the top a little extra smooth! She would visit different record companies and whenever they didn’t feel she was a perfect fit, she would simply try again.

Aaliyah had heart and style. She was known for her baggy pants and midriff tank tops and T-Shirts. She would let her long black tresses hang low and everyone copied her trademark side bang over her eye! Sometimes she would replace her bang with a patch! I really don’t know what to tell ya, Aaliyah was beautiful!

Lil’ Timmy interjected, “ Everyone says my mom is beautiful and they say she looks JUST like Aaliyah.” “Well, nobody looks JUST like someone else Timmy, especially JUST like Aaliyah. I don’t wanna say they don’t resemble each other but…” I didn’t even have to finish; I think Lil Timmy got the picture!

So, Aaliyah was on a rise to stardom. She was talented, pretty, and her dancing was hot like fire! She was compared to the likes of Janet Jackson and it was warranted. But when the press would compare Ciara and Beyonce to her, the fans would say,”u got nerve.”

Aaliyah didn’t care what people said about her and the allegations that she really thought age ain’t nothin but a number when it came to her dating Superstar producer R. Kelly. She always had a very “it’s whatever,” kind of attitude! She’d simply check in with the fans and ask, “are you feelin me” and then tell them that everything’s gonna be alright.

She was born to sing and always focused! Aaliyah was a rare creed who was plucked like a rose and broken in /the game like an eclipse of the sun. It didn’t take her long to become a movie queen and head over to the dark side in a film called Queen of The Dammed. She starred in a few movies where she was able to rock a different beat and she was able to work it out! Her fans stuck around because she was genuine and no matter what she went through she always came back in one piece! There was nothing messed up about Aaliyah. I gotta give it up to her parents because they did a great job with her!

She was also very mature for her age and well beyond her years. Even with love. Aaliyah would ask, ”are you that somebody” and even if she ended up heartbroken from going back and forth  with the same guy, she’d always be able to read between the lines and suggest, “we need a resolution.”

Aaliyah would always represent for all the ladies in the house and tell us not to rock the boat no matter how john blaze the guy/girl is and to just hold on until your were at your best! The lyrics to her songs were never forgotten. It was like she was speaking directly to us saying, “don’t worry, I gotcha back.”

Then she would dance her butt off  and I would sit in front of the TV with all I need! I’d have my dance clothes on, a glass of water, my 4 page letter that I sent to her fan box each week and a headshot of her that I got from her fan club!

Those were the days when saying I care for you and asking are you feelin’ me wasn’t about putting yourself out there.  When saying never no more and I refuse was about self empowerment. Sometimes I would wonder “what if I can be a girl like you and make beats 4 the streets?!?”

When Aaliyah was 22 years old she was on an airplane heading home from a music video shot and the plane crashed. Her life was cut so so  short and it left a void in the hearts of us all!

Fellas, maybe in you’re world your girlfriend is hot but did she know Aaliyah. I mean if your girl only knew!!!

She was truly one in a million and I got to give it up to my girl. She’s the one I gave my heart to because she was never giving up. Even though on this side of heaven she’s never comin’ back I always found it amazing that she keeps giving you more and coming out with new songs!

If I could I would go as a man undercover into heaven and look Aaliyah in her eyes and say, I came to give love and I miss you!

TBC

Monday, August 23, 2010

How to work and play

What's goody?!

I found some useful info while reading on the plane headed back from Atl to Los Angeles in a magazine the driver let me keep, BEST LIFE. According to Nivea:

Work Smarter
Just say NO
You can't be everything to everyone. If an obligation keeps you from doing something more important, learn to say "no" gracefully. You'll have more time to pursue your goals.

Play Harder
Play date
If you want to play hard, you need to make it a priority. Schedule time in your calendar once a week that is devoted to extracurricular activity and stick to it, no matter what. You'll find that devoting this time to play will help you keep your mind flexible, your batteries charged and your life in balance.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happiness takes balls

Recently I came across an article in Best Life with Ryan Reynolds giving his thoughts on a few topics. I thought to share:

Happiness
"In order to be happy, you have to be willing to be disliked. In order to respect yourself, you have to be unafraid to disappoint others. You have to make tough decisions. That takes balls. The people who have made the greatest impressions on me in my life take care of themselves and don't always look for the most pleasing answer in any given moment. Happiness, like so many things, is a choice...."


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My Black is Beautiful

Hey ladies and gents, brothers and sisters, workers and slackers, pc'ers and mac'ers!! Just finished up a dj set at the Cobb Galleria in hot a** ATL, all jokes aside. Played a few classics for the Proctor and Gamble sponsored "MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL" event.

Several generations of beautiful black, oops I meant African American women (I try to be PC at times but) were in attendance and didn't hesitate hitting the floor to slide to the sounds of Teena Marie and Luther V.

Pampering was the focal point of the gathering and while some of the women sat just listening to the sounds of DJ MC Lyte others stood in line to get their grooming on. Nails, hair, make-up and massages, all for the glorious price of $Free.99, gotta love it.

The next MBIB is in Houston, TX on September 11th and NYC on the 18th. Come out ladies and get your pamper on!!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Exercising Patience

Feels so good to finally be in a space where all that I know, doesn't need to be said. A space where everything I hear, doesn't need to be repeated. A space where I can quickly assess who and what really deserves my attention.

I've learned to ask myself to what degree and at what cost will I allow myself to be pulled away from who I really am at the core? What's worth deviating from my overall plan? What means more than staying focused?
The answer, undoubtedly, NOTHING!

It's taken years for me to put me first but I have finally arrived. But not a day goes by that I don't ask this simple question of myself, "Am I doing for me, what I would so graciously do for another?"
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jordan Brand

125th st in NYC. Jordan gives money away to 3 children's organizations. Seen here on the jumbo tron at Rucker in Uptown Manhattan.
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Michael Jordan

At the World Basketball Festival in NYC Michael Jordan donates 23K to the Harlem YMCA and 23K to the Boys & Gilrs Club.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Time to Move

Questions:

What happens when you take a look around and find the person you are trying to be is surrounded by people who far from the greatest company?

Answer:

You move!! You get hauling that ass like a bat out of hell.

Reason:
No one is going to take care of you better than you, so start acting like it! Begin taking the steps immediately that are going to get you to where you want to be. If you expect to win you can't do it running away from the finish line.

I once heard someone say, look at your five closest friends and you're looking at you. If there's something you see that you don't like or doesn't represent the true you, shake dem fools...jokes?...nah "I'm so fa real".

Change is possible but not when all you see is what you're trying not to be. When all you hear is not what you care to internalize. Gossip gets old quick and is just as poisonous to the person listening as it is to the person speaking it. Misery loves a whole lot company.

Look for something different. Read different books, visit different sites and go to different places where you can meet a whole new group of people. Use a different vocabulary from what you are accustomed to and you might find yourself in the midst of new people who are also looking for a new way to be inspired and frankly just a whole new way TO BE.

Bottom line is be courageous and unafraid to MOVE....now GET GONE and make something magical happen!!!

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FLASHLIGHT

FLASHLIGHT - Only the very best musicians play the #FLASHLIGHT stage - - - mostly all who play on the biggest records and tour with the biggest artists...This is their home, a place to freestyle with each other and connect on many planes...every experience is experimental music over grooves. We welcome all Vocalist and MC's who know they have what it takes to be amongst the BEST!

The Dj/Host is the legendary icon/artist MC LYTE. Spinning Classic Break Beats while the Band and the vocalist freestyle creating an authentic experience landing into the Ultimate Jam! Co-Host is Radio Personality DEVI DEV. Vocal Host is American Idol Finalist LEAH LABELLE.

- IT'S GOING TO BE SENSATIONALl!
Event Information Tuesday August 17, 2010

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
9:00 pm - 2:00 am21+Cover: $7.00Music: Rare Groove, Soul, Hip Hop

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:00 pm - 2:00am

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North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 763-6581


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My turn?

Some of us sit bewildered, "I've got all this damn talent and know how and
1 no one sees it
2 no one cares
3 I can't get a break
4 I'm living to survive
5 ya ya ya ya"

God doesn't lie and neither does the universe. If you've been given a talent, and most of us have, it's time you let those around you know. It's not about being famous, it's about using that talent to inspire another. It is ultimately God working through you to touch those that may need to be reminded of how beautiful life is.

So while you're sitting back hoping to be someone on TV or regretting all the time that has gone by and you missed your opportunity for celebrity remember...there's a real live person steps away that can really use inspiration through your singing, art,
poetry or whatever it is that you do. Everyone's a star if they allow themselves to shine, your turn is NOW!

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Successful People

"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do."Unknown

Thanks Ash Cash
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Don't take it Personal

Don Miguel Ruiz said it best in his best seller, The Four Agreements.


"Don't take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering"

Why get your pants up in a bunch because you weren't invited to the party? OR get huffy because the jerk you held the door for didn't say a mere thank you! OR your friend forgot your other friend sent a message thru the first friend to call and so you never did and now you appear to be the non-communicative ass-hole.

Though it may be extremely difficult to see someone else's actions totally independent of YOU it just so happens people are moving through their own lives that are filled with ups and downs and everything between. Nothing anyone does to you is because of just you.

Live love!
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Don't take it Personal

Don Miguel Ruiz said it best in his best seller, The Four Agreements.


"Don't take anything personally - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering"

Why get your pants up in a bunch because you weren't invited to the party? OR get huffy because the jerk you held the door for didn't say a mere thank you! OR your friend forgot your other friend sent a message thru the first friend to call and so you never did and now you appear to be the non-communicative ass-hole.

Though it may be extremely difficult to see someone else's actions totally independent of YOU it just so happens people are moving through their own lives that are filled with ups and downs and everything between. Nothing anyone does to you is because of just you.

Live love!
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Preparation

And I don't mean "H"!! Lol. I mean having your game together so tight that who you are and what you do can never be questioned nor threatened.

Those who follow will always be behind. Never starting trends, never trekking new terrain but always remaining the same...
in second to last position,
ready to champion someone else's mission,
because they have none of their own, scared to be alone,
no ambition
Stuck, no transition
Fishing
For the next thing to follow
Wishing
for a better tomorrow
But motionless w still thoughts that are hollow
I give it to u straight, no chaser to swallow

Ahhh but those who await their fate prepared... Now that's a whole 'nother story...stay tuned.
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Friday, July 30, 2010

HAPPINESS

This blog was written by our Hip Hop Sister Michelle Woods

Are you truly happy? What does that mean to you? Here's what it means for happy people!

 

Listen to music

Don't isolate

Finish What you Start

Be open to New Ideas

Get A Good night sleep

Give away what you don't need

Find People you love

Follow your heart

Stay Inspired

FOCUS on creating what you desire

Don't forget that money can't buy Happiness

Be A Part of a community (Okaysister and Hip Hop Sisters!!!)

Believe in something Bigger than you

Want what you Have

Love Mother earth

Love who you are RIGHT NOW!!!


Which of these things do you practice? Which really stand out for you? Which would you like to try more of?


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Today is yours-Own your time

Sometimes we become so consumed with yesterday's events and tomorrow's concerns we never realize we can take ownership of the HERE & NOW.

Yesterday is so gone it's not even worth losing a moment's thought on. Whatever happened, whatever was said, whatever wasn't done, whatever wasn't shared just wasn't! Whatever was lost will either be found or it won't. That simple!

Tomorrow certainly lies ahead and if your only thought is "Will I make it through?", you mine as well sit on the bench now. The game of life is as exciting as YOU make it! It's no one else's responsibility to see that you have a good time with this life of yours. See the vision of what you want your tomorrow to be and then exit door right. Get on your today immediately!!

Today is the time to make up for lost and stolen moments. Make that call, send your love, hug a little tighter, extend yourself to others the way you never ever have. Love harder, listen better, say what you mean and BE YOU as if your life depended on it!!!

Truly,
Lyte
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

GET IT RIGHT

FROM THE DESK OF WILLY JOLLEY

One of our most popular programs is the 10 (Ten) Steps For Success, which can be found in my book, It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life. Paul Nellis, from Canada, states that these 10 (ten) steps helped him triple his income in one year. I hope you will take these to heart and use them to grow your future and your finances.

*10 (Ten) Steps to GROW Your Future & Finances

1. Decide what you want
How are you going to have a dream come true…if you don’t have a dream?
2. Write it down and be specific
Don’t merely say you want to be rich: be specific, assign a number to it. One person’s ceiling is another person’s floor.
3. Read your goals three times a day
Once in the morning, then at Noon and again at bedtime.
4. Set a date
If you set a date, you will not procrastinate.
5. Think of it often
Take time daily to think and ask yourself. “What else can I do to achieve my goals?”
6. Dream and imagine
Use the power of positive visualization. See yourself enjoying it.
7. Develop a plan of action
Plan your work then work your plan. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!
8. Do three things daily towards your goal
Three things done consistently are better than ten things done consistently. 
9. Stay positive
Start your day with something positive. Make self-motivation as routine bathing.
10. Act like you have already achieved it
Act your way into a new way of thinking, and think your way into a new way of acting.
*Click here to download your free 10 (Ten) Steps to GROW Your Future & Finances PDF.

Willie Jolley's Money Making Mid-Summer Sale! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saying I love you...by accident

This blog is written by Hip Hop sister Michelle Woods



Love has such an interpretive meaning behind it. We like to mix it up, don't we? "I love her but I'm not IN love"…or…. "I have a lot of love for him"… or …. "Who wouldn't love her, she's lovable!" It's all so relative and I guess the magic sparks when both parties relate at the same time and in the same way!

Have you ever loved someone and didn't tell them? Were you waiting for them to go first? Were you afraid they didn't feel the same way? I like to wait until it rolls right off my tongue and then I know I mean it. So when the new person I was seeing said it one evening so casually on the way out of my front door, I just figured they were practicing the same philosophy I was. Just waiting until it slipped out and then that would mean it was true! Still, what about if your new honey just got out of an old honey jar? Would you wonder if the "I love you" slipped out because on habit? I did! Was it a real accident? My "I love you" wasn't mine! Or was it?

Sometimes I wonder, how do such loving relationships come to an end? When do things start to change? I think it happens in subtle ways. If we're not paying attention, we'll miss them. Maybe the "I love you" was really an accident but because it was played off as sincere, I began to move from a more confident place. Maybe I was walking with my chest out and head high because I was loved and that security made me step up my game and re- focus. Oh, but if it was all an accident and not sincere, could my actions be looked at as if I was pre- occupied and losing interest? A subtle energy that could switch the direction of something so good.

How do we leave the fear by the wayside and express the truest version of ourselves all in the name of love? When do we start treating each new relationship as brand new and as if our past didn't even exist? Is it possible to only take the lessons of the past, apply them to the future, speak from our hearts and start saying "I LOVE YOU"…. on purpose?


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Good Guys

That sophomore album is a tremendous hurdle for these talented soulful brothers. Not sure of the cause but for these brothers either the 2nd go round their projects weren't promoted properly or they never even made it back in to the studio.

Horace Brown
Glenn Lewis
Donnel Jones
Jimmy Cozier
Carl Thomas
Dave Hollister

Who else? Post your favs

I wanted to recognize their work and send love and blessings. Hopefully we haven't heard the last of them.



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Friday, June 25, 2010

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE?

Everyone find out your blood type and then research the food you should and shouldn’t. It’s time to start FEELing better so we can DO better. In most cases all we have to do to start is EAT better. Let’s put good things in our bodies. We can start small and slow. Let’s try to eat five small meals (with healthy snacks) each day and boost our metabolisms! For some, the ultimate goal is to put ONLY living things in their living bodies. That’s sounds so ideal for the future but in the present? I love a good steak! My blood type says I can have that!

This weekend, find out your blood type and let me know about the research you find on what you should and shouldn't eat.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

THE PERFECT YOU

A BLOG FROM A HIP HOP SISTER MICHELLE WOODS


I know they say that nothing is perfect. They say nobody can be. Well I say that you can be THE PERFECT YOU! Whatever that means to YOU. Only YOU know YOU. YOU may have written your perfect goals down or workout for your perfect body. YOU may have to join a class or enter a contest to start on the road to your perfect life. Take chances and do what it takes to live your perfect life and ultimately be THE PERFECT YOU! I know I am!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Different Kind of Butterfly

Blog from Hip Hop Sister Michelle Woods:


We seem to equate those butterflies in our stomach as a response to a new love, first date, anticipated phone call or an awesome memory.

 

With the new spiritual awakening taking place all over I keep hearing more and more people talk about all of these feelings they have inside that they can't explain. Butterflies fit the descriptions perfectly!!! I feel them too! I think it's an omen! A fabulous adventure is fast approaching for us all!

 

Embrace that jittery feeling inside. Smile when you feel it. Work harder. Do everything possible to head in the direction of YOUR success, YOUR goals. Understand that the feeling is in your corner just like when you feel it for love/relationship…it's simply A DIFFERENT KIND OF BUTTERFLY!


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE

A special entry from Hip Hop Sister Michelle Woods: 

What does that even mean anymore in a society where woman are wearing less and less while men are more and more blunt about only wanting one thing? I was listening to a comedy show recently and the male comedian joked about how after a party either he and a young lady are *&$@ing or she's going home. He was CLEAR that there would be NO IHOP, Dennys, Jerrys or anything else! Yeah it was funny but it still got me thinking.

 

People are so afraid to put themselves out there in the line of love for fear it's a line of fire that they go to extreme measures to prove that they aren't "tricking." Woman seem to be feeling like they have been hurt so many times that they're not willing to "put themselves" out there again. Instead they rebel and dress scantily, speak vulgarly, party more and create more space between themselves and true love.

 

When do we get back to courageous acts of taking chances and being open for whatever is out there? When do we start treating each experience, love, friendship and each moment like it's new and the first?

 

Enjoy life, learn from your mistakes. Those times are gone. The past is dead. Live a little… PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

 

Let me know how it goes!


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Here's a word from a true Hip Hop Sister Michele Woods:

So Yesterday was Father's Day! I was thinking of mothers and all their hard work, especially single mothers. I was thinking about all they do and go through. I was even thinking about their pain and stress.

It got me thinking about a fathers pain. What could make a man feel pain as a father? Were there fathers out there who didn't leave their children and were distraught on Father's Day and missing them? Does Father's Day not also remind them of the loneliness they felt last Christmas Day when they weren't able to share it with their kids?

Money cannot replace the look on a child's face when they receive that one toy they wanted all year. Some men would trade a ride in a luxurious sports car to test drive a remote control car with their son. Some men would trade "guy's night out" just to play dolls with their daughters. Some people don't understand the concept of another wanting to hold their child, talk to them and read them a bedtime story.

We are always so quick to tie a man's absence with something he must have done wrong. So quick to assume that he walked out on his family.

Many have good reasons for feeling this way but the reality is, it's not everyone else's experience. Some men really want to be there.

So the next time you see a father without his children, don't assume he ran out on them. The fact is, society has replaced most irresponsible fathers with a monthly payment. To the real fathers trying to keep ties with their kids, keep your head up!

 

 


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Where is the movement?

I've always found people stand taller when they actually have something to stand for.

Find an organization to become an active participant. Or start your own!!

Get involved!
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nobody can be you but you

The time is now!  Start believing in you!  It took some time but now I no longer look to others for validation. We are all so caught up in what others might think of us that we forget how lovely it is just be ourselves. In front of the camera for 20 years plus it's easy to get into the groove of showing people what they want or expect to see, adios bambino. Me!  Love it or hate it,  I gotta be.  And guess what?  Truth be told and lies be gone..... You too are free to be yourself!  Let's all try it. I think we'll all be pleasantly surprised.  What do you think?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Today

Today will be the beginning of a new attitude

Today will be the day that you say the things you've always thought

Today will be the day you listen and learn something you've never known

Today will be the day that changes your life forever

Today you will look to give more than you receive, share more than you get and then sit and watch how the universe moves to make sure you have exactly what you need

You are a hero in the making for others, now be that for yourself.....LIVE
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Living a dream

I guess in the middle of the most hectic schedule with performing, deejaying, music supervising, lecturing, learning, studying, appearing, hosting and more, one would think there isn't time for anything else.

Well I'm proof of living a dream I once had many years ago and really any time that I now have is spent thanking God for all that he's made possible. He's given me life and ability and with that I can accomplish any goal that I really focus and put my attention on.

Long live the dream! Now go make it happen.

ML
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Every moment counts

I remember many years ago an extremely famous friend of mine said to me, "Lyte, never do anything you don't want to do". She believed there were too many people doing lots of things because someone else wanted them to and not because their own wishes.

Now that I'm an adult (fully grown that is) I must agree. Knowing that time goes quickly and you can never get a moment back, I now do only the things I want to. Sure folks can make suggestions and I will gladly listen but it won't always result in me doing as they say.

Truth is no one ever knows you better than you know yourself and ultimately you know what will make you happy and keep you satisfied.

ML
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pure Talent

Friday, January 15, 2010

Who are you?

Are you all that you think you are? Are you forgiving and caring? Are you patient and sympathetic? Do you listen with your heart?

Become the person you want to be. Become who you think you are and change your life for the better.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Get it Going

When it gets tough, the tough get going! Let no one tell you you can't achieve greatest things. When you remain focused and embrace the moment you're in, all things are possible.
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