Thursday, December 29, 2016

What is brilliant, multi faceted and beautiful?

QUESTION: What is brilliant, Multi Faceted, beautiful, resilient and strong?

Did you think a DIAMOND! NOPE The ANSWER is YOU yes YOU!
So there you have it NOW you know
Now go out and be AWESOME

Just My 2 Cents of Cerebral
C. Maria Wall

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Know Thy Worth!

Why did a 39 year old just contact me? See now some of you would jump on that for the holidays but as for me No SIR! He is a boy trying to get a sugar mama not here keep it moving.
This is why we need to learn how to enjoy being single sometimes so that we are not jumping on the wrong journey. NEVER be so desperate you allow yourselves to be blinded by the beautiful lies and lovely lures. Some may not see anything wrong with the age difference but for me 14 years is a bit much! I love me too much to be taken for a ride with a pony!


Friday, November 18, 2016

Everyone needs to know they matter. Your Support is appreciated!

We are making a difference around the world!
REAL people, REAL stories, REAL hurt and REAL HEALing!
Find your FOCUS!
The HOLIDAYS are upon us; there are lots of people who need help to make it through another season!

C. Maria Wall 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Go Out And Be Awesome!

My words of encouragement for you today is: Find your FOCUS and stick to it. You do not have to tell anyone what your goal(s) are just know that you and the person you see in the mirror can achieve them. If you need guidance reach out someone will be there to grab your hand!

Now go out and be AWESOME!

C. Maria

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

My Final thought and REAL TALK about this USA election!

THIS Is my last post about this electoral mess. In other words my FINAL MESSAGE because once again today these messages have gotten on my last piece of nerve I have left!

I can see that I have to start blocking some folks. The more you post the hatred and negative information to more you are removing all doubt about who "YOU" are and where 'YOUR" mindset is.

INstead of being silent and developing strategies to monopolize on this travesty you keep complaining and whining!

The people have spoken for a person who had run a campaign on bigotry, sexism, hatred, racism and has a wife who has shown her P to the world, you know like the ones he claimed to have grabbed and the CHRISTIANS and GREAT Americans said it was acceptable and A-OK but none of this changes the fact they chose this person to be the next commander and chief.

I do not care about your marches in the streets because you will be back to your norms and dorms next week. (a passing and forgotten thought as always)
I do not care how many votes went to a dead monkey
I do not care how many walking dead cast ballots
I do not care how many people voted for person A when they claimed to have voted for person B.
I do not care about the name calling and mud slinging.
You get the picture! (I have taken notes of those who have gone way over the top about it though)
I do not care that the lowest uneducated common denominators and their side kicks voted for this man. (it has no relevance because some white collar educated folks did too)

What I do care about is maintaining my sanity through this.
What I do care about is praying for the safety of my children and family.
What I do care about is keeping myself healthy enough to fight a good fight because the realization is one of two things.
What I do care about is why the talk to doing away with the electoral college keeps coming and going (that season is over)
What I do care about is equality for all!
What I do care about is using this as a springboard to greater successes through advocacy and education. (YES it can be done)

The President elect and his house and senate have two choices to make good on the hatred, racism and discrimination they won this election on or to do the right thing and work with everything to continue to make America even GREATER than it was prior.

Those who were my true friends before are still my true friends who do not mind me coming to visit and walking in through the front doors. Others will be ignored into the abyss of the forgotten.

WE must be prepared for this to go either way.
ENOUGH SAID now go out and be GREAT for yourselves; have a wonderful day!

C. Maria Wall

Monday, November 7, 2016

My 2 Cents of Cerebral by C. Maria! It Has To Hurt Before It Heals LEAVE IT ALONE!

My 2 Cents of Cerebral for today: 11/07/2016

Most injuries will hurt before they heal; in life, we must give our injured spirits and souls time to recover.  The damage reaches the phase where it may have a scab; stop picking at it opening the old wound.  Once again the same applies to our lives.  We cannot heal if we keep picking at the old wound.

Just My 2 Cents of Cerebral
C. Maria Wall
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Something To Think About!

Time for more REAL TALK!

Something to think about for today. Each year I read posts by folks claiming to make a change; do something different. At year end I see the same posts where the same folks talk about change in the new year. My question is what you have done this year to work toward the change you spoke of last year?

GOD made it easy for me, he had a family member do what they do best, they broke my very spirit, soul, and heart. I discovered GOD was removing all things from my life so that I could focus on the next leg of my journey; school! It is challenging, and I am tired, but I am getting it done. How about you?

2017 I need to take care of me, my goals matter too. My suggestion to many is to get your lives together. Come back from la- la land, time to get busy; get real. I will be aligning with the known movers and shakers. I will not align with folks aligned with messy, fake people. Meaning people with fake programs, products, titles and such, tired of wasting time with the individuals who have taken the easy roads to their pseudo success.

Be true to yourselves. What are you going to do for you in 2017? Do not lie because you will be lying to yourself only.

I wish you the absolute best in the New Year!

Attitude and Altitude Series on The SUNday Morning INspiration Show with C Maria 10/09 by HEALing THrough Hurt | Women Podcasts

Attitude and Altitude Series on The SUNday Morning INspiration Show with C Maria 10/09 by HEALing THrough Hurt | Women Podcasts: Part 5 of our ATTITUDES and ALTITUDES series! Getting ready for the new year! Time to make that change. If you want to be happy make a change; want respect? Demand it. Join me for this up front and open conversation about personal change.
It is the last quarter of the year; get ready to meet the new you. (S)He has been waiting for you for a long time. Ready, set, let's grow!

This weeks session is all about being 'HOOKED' Our sessions are INspired by pieces from my latest book 'Silent Noise Lip Service'

This weeks INspiration(s) 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: ?Bad company ruins good morals.
Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

 FOCUS Females Global
 Host, C. Maria Wall 
Sponsor: The Wall Foundation Inc

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Face It Until You Fix It!

Great morning to each and every one of you!
I wanted to share something that has been in my spirit for a while.  Many of you have given your time to so many others that you have neglected your personal goals and destiny.   Time for you to consider putting yourselves first.  It is fine to help others get to where they want or need to be, but what about you?  When are you planning on setting aside time to finish what you have not completed?  Remember the person you see in the mirror is just as important as those you help daily.

Do not continue to "fake it until you make it" while you are helping everybody else.  I want to tell you to FACE IT UNTIL YOU FIX IT!  Time to work on you!

C. Maria Wall

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Some Folks Just Do Not Like Tea!

Something to think about: 09/07/2016
Some folks just do not like TEA

The UGLY Truth of the matter is:

As with life if you are not the flavor or liking of someone do not try to force them to swallow. They will just spit you out!

Find those who will savor the flavor you will bring to their pallets. Life is too short to try to force your way into a place you do not belong.

A power filled thought for the day!

C. Maria Wall 

Author unknown but this says all of it nicely!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Have You Sat with Your Sadness Lately?

The DailyOM pick for today: 08/31/2016

Sitting with Our Sadness
The Heart of Humanity
by Madisyn Taylor
Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side.
The last thing most of us want to hear or think about when we are dealing with profound feelings of sadness is that deep learning can be found in this place. In the midst of our pain, we often feel picked on by life, or overwhelmed by the enormity of some loss, or simply too exhausted to try and examine the situation. We may feel far too disappointed and angry to look for anything resembling a bright side to our suffering. Still, somewhere in our hearts, we know that we will eventually emerge from the depths into the light of greater awareness. Remembering this truth, no matter how elusive it seems, can help.
The other thing we often would rather not hear when we are dealing with intense sadness is that the only way out of it is through it. Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and the faith that we will come out the other side. With courage, we can allow ourselves to cycle through the grieving process with full inner permission to experience it. This is a powerful teaching that sadness has to offer us—the ability to surrender and the acceptance of change go hand in hand.
Another teaching of sadness is compassion for others who are in pain, because it is only in feeling our own pain that we can really understand and allow for someone else’s. Sadness is something we all go through, and we all learn from it and are deepened by its presence in our lives. While our own individual experiences of sadness carry with them unique lessons, the implications of what we learn are universal. The wisdom we gain from going through the process of feeling loss, heartbreak, or deep disappointment gives us access to the heart of humanity.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Power of Your Wind

The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/26/2016 3:00am
The Power of Your Wind

The weekend is here, time for many of us to simply breathe, regroup, refresh and rejuvenate. Life is far too short to keep all of our disappointments, frustrations, hurts, pains and heartaches bottled up inside of us. Time to discover the power of our personal winds; breathe.

There is a reason why what we take in feels cooler than what we push out. The air we breathe in is charged with positive energy; the warm breath we exhale is full of the negativity we have been carrying around. Breathe in, breath out, move on!

Our FOCUS for today: Make sure every breath we take is inhaled with passion and exhaled with new purpose.

C. Maria Wall

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Willful vs Malicious Intentions

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/24/2016 2:58am
Being Intentional

The abbreviated meaning of doing something intentional is to do something deliberate or on purpose. WE can learn a lot from watching others around us or from those who we interact with on a daily basis.

Many of us know of one person at least who has done something with malicious intent; to cause harm. These are the type of people we need to weed from our lives. To do something with willful intent could be positive; you should have willful intentions to move on. Those who do things with malicious intent mean to cause harm in some way.

Know the difference; make your exit with the intention of moving on by walking away and never looking backward. When you know someone intends to cause you harm in some way and you stay, be prepared for what may be coming your way. Get the resources you need to make it through and survive the ordeal.

Our FOCUS for today: Make a willful intention to make a positive, healthy change in your life. Know the difference between willful and malicious intentions.

C. Maria Wall

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We Are Waiting

The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/23/2016 2:58am
WE are waiting!

Today will be something different; something only you the reader can do. I write messages all the time but today I am turning over my pen and paper to you. To help you I have developed some questions to help inspire your responses.

1. If the world was listeining what story would you tell?
2. If the world was in black and white, what colors would you paint it?
3. What advice would you give to the young and older still lost in their personal darkness?

If you choose to make your responses public please add to any thred of this message you see. If you choose to keep your responses private, do so. Answering is the part that makes us stronger.

Our FOCUS for today: Ready, set, let's grow! (yea one of my tag lines) :)

C. Maria Wall

Monday, August 22, 2016

Divine Intervention Is Knocking

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/22/2016 2:58am
Divine intervention (through my eyes and personal experience)

One of the things that many people wish they had more of is time. In the event things do not work out many need time to make them right. Others have such a beautiful life that they want more time to enjoy the moments. Without divine intervention none of the scenarios could happen.

I will be starting a new journey in my life next month "on my birthday" but before that I will be spending the weekend before with my sisters and friends; we will be replenishing and refreshing our hearts, minds, spirits and souls at our very first sisterhood retreat.

Some may be asking how I am tying all of this together. The answer is simple. Several weeks’ prior my world was torn apart; my soul was wounded, my heart broken and my spirit crushed. I waited patiently for GOD to show me why and what his plan was for me. Turns out he had to remove some obstacles and distractions from my life; he had to bring me to a better, stronger place.

When this leg of my journey is over, a new life will be waiting for me at the end of this road called destiny. Nothing will be the same; everything will be better. To look at the events, the ladies voted to have the retreat on my birthday weekend, then I got the call that not only was I accepted into school; they had an opening to start on my birthday! My doubts tried to hold me back but divine intervention sent an angel to whisper in my ear and as reinforcement another came along to validate the decision to not wait until next year.

Our FOCUS for today: Not to ignore what divine intervention brings us; it will bring the time we need to make the right things happen.

C. Maria Wall

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The first day! (A special SUNday Post)

This is what the first day of the rest of your life should look like every day! No matter what, begin your day with gratitude knowing that you woke up to another chance

C. Maria

Friday, August 19, 2016

Being Mindful

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/19/2016 3:10am
Being Mindful

Be very mindful of what you keep your mind full of. The road of this thing called life is long for many. Do not block your travel with roadblocks, pitfalls and detours that do not need to be on your road.

Our end of week FOCUS: Remove everything and everyone from your road that is blocking your progression.

C. Maria Wall

Thursday, August 18, 2016

You Are Listening!

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/18/2016 11:06am
Change how you speak to yourself!

I have been physically drained reading comments by some of the folks I follow on social media. The negative chants and rants are depressing and draining. LEARN how to speak positive into your lives and positive will come to you. You see speaking negatively or anything other than positive only pushes many people away while the negativity can draw other negative people into your space on this earth.

Even though I am the teacher, coach and mentor; I am human and it saddens me to see so much negative chat continuously. Be mindful of your talk; get rid of your mind full of everything nonproductive and positive.

Our words become our strengths or our weaknesses! 

Our FOCUS for today: Speak life, love and happiness into your spirit and soul daily!

C. Maria Wall 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sharing Is Caring!

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/17/2016 3:30am
Sharing is caring!

Today is all about sharing good information that many of us could use in life to get information we need to achieve our goals and destiny's. Please check out the photo included in this message, explore the sites and get what is useful to you.

Many may complain that there are no direct links; I could have supplies them but anything worth having is worth working for.  You will appreciate your successes more when you know you gave it your all to achieve them.

Our FOCUS for today: Look for resources that help you get to where you want to be.  Explore your options, make a plan and execute it.

C. Maria Wall

1. TED

2. Mindbloom

3. Udemy

4. Lumosity

5. 43 Things

6. Vision Board Deluxe

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Speak Your Truth Even When You Are Afriad To!

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/16/2016 2:54am
Speaking your truth!

Those of you who follow me know that I experienced a serious trauma a few weeks ago; it left me feeling empty like I had died inside. Just when I think I am at a point where the past is under control and I am ready for the next leg of my journy, I get knocked back down.

People who are not held accountable keep doing what they do. No matter how hard we try to get away from the ugliness, it will follow and find us. The people who has hurt the most are the ones who keep telling their versions of lies; they make sure others think we are the bad people.

Time to stand up and speak our truths. You see many of us will never be free until we speak the other side to the lies. Too many people either do not care to hear the rest of the story or they are too ignorant to know there is another side so they just stay in darkness to the truth.

Time to bring everyone into your light then soar with the eagles. it is not our job to convince anyone of the real deal. WE need to speak our truths so that our souls, hearts and spirits can be free. People will think and believe what they choose; their choices are not our concern.

Our FOCUS for today: Speak your truths, even if you are afraid to. Then spread your wings and be free

C. Maria Wall

Monday, August 15, 2016

Finding Your Light(s)

The GRIND and SHINE for today! 08/15/2016 3:11am
Finding your light(s)

May you find the light(s) to guide you through your day and beyond even when some lights lose their shine or diminish in brightness; I pray you find another light that shines you way to your destiny brightly.  Not too many words today; just my prayer for you to find your way to a happy home.

Our FOCUS for today: Find your personal lights or be the lights for others!  There are plenty of folks lost in the darkness to go around.

C. Maria Wall

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I am so sorry!

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/11/2016 3:01am
I am Sorry!

Many times we find ourselves saying we are sorry then asking forgiveness without knowing what we are sorry for.  OK enough about that type of sorry today I am talking about being sorry from another view.  Time for some of us to be SORRY because we keep forgetting that some people only appear to love, respect, care for and be concerned about us when they are in need of something we possess.  That something could be a listening ear, money or some other service.

I am not saying change the person you are BUT I am saying that we should keep in mind that what we do for those people is not a RIGHT but a PRIVILEGE! They need to understand and realize that at times.  Society has bred a culture of ENTITLEMENT and DISRESPECT. 

Be reminded that many will do what they know they can get away with.  Develop boundaries and know the POWER of your NO.  If you keep giving, your cup will be emptied and you will not have anything left to drink for yourself.

Our FOCUS for today: Talk to the person you see in the mirror and let them know how SORRY you are for not realizing that they matter to some only when the users are in need of something the person you see in the mirror possesses.  Ask for forgiveness, tell that reflection the power of their NO then move on.

C. Maria Wall  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Am vs. My Name Is!

The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/10/2016 3:34am

I am vs. my name is.

Have you ever thought about how different the impact of using the words I am are in contrast to saying my name is? Let me paint a picture for you. I was driving down the road on an early morning, as usual my mind was pondering the meaning of my existence and the impact I have on the lives of those I had come across.

I thought about how many speaking engagements I had done and about some of the conversations I have been a part of. somehow I thought about how I began speaking in each scenario. When I am the teacher, educator and mentor "I am" C. Maria Wall. In contrast when I am in the midst of a casual conversation, if asked, my name is C. Maria Wall.

When we are in a place of brokenness we need to have those words that re-ignite our spirits; we are not the broken pieces that our circumstances have convinced us that we are.

Therefore "I AM" C. Maria Wall yes I have been knocked down kicked, hated, talked about, lied upon, abused and excused, BUT "I AM" still standing; I shall rise again like the phoenix from the ashes.

Remember that "my name is" C. Maria Wall and "I am" a precious gem on the planet.

Our FOCUS for today: Let people know WHO YOU ARE! Make sure they remember your NAME! You matter; you are important!

C. Maria Wall

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Road To Nowhere!

The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/09/2016 3:17am
The one-way road to nowhere

Some people are on a one-way road to nowhere. They have no desire to reach any new heights, goals or destinies. They are content existing. We need to enjoy all that life has to offer while we can because one day we will not be able to; we will want to enjoy everything then. 

Life is meant for living, serving and achieving. Do not waste one moment going nowhere until the moment you wish you had gone somewhere. 
Everyone has a dream, many want to make those dreams reality, some will work towards that goal. Others will be content by existing; convinced that being on a road to nowhere is easier than being on the highway to success! 

Our FOCUS for today: Choose to go somewhere even if it is out of your comfort zone into the world to explore for a while. 

C. Maria Wall

Friday, August 5, 2016

Permission Granted? Maybe Not!

The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/05/2016 3:08am
You have permission

You have permission to voice your disappointments. Many people keep their hurt and pain to themselves; people will take out their frustrations on those who love them the most. With the exception of a few, many will feel worse after attacking those who are not the oppressors.

Do you ever wonder why hurt people hurt people? It is because the cycle of pain is continuing. You see bullies never choose those who they are equaled by or those they know they could be defeated by. In turn when many of us are hurt we look for the weakest link to attack; thinking this will ease our suffering or give us joy and victory.

In many case this only leaves another injured party and wounded soul. Even though we have permission to be angry, yell, scream and voice our hurt, we do not have permission to take out our frustrations on others who we are sure cannot fight against our rage.

We have permission to pour out our pain; we do not have permission to put it on to others.

Our FOCUS for today: Pour our pain out in the proper way! End the cycles of abuse and shame.

C. Maria Wall

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ships on the OCEAN!

My GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/04/2016 3:34am
Just another ship on the ocean

Many years ago I had taken my son on a trip; I wanted him to experience a cruise. I thought wow this ship is so huge one could get lost; there was a million things to do too. Then we docked and others ships started to arrive in the port.

There was a ship with a name like Goliath of the SEA (not really but you know what I am saying) It was many times larger than the ship we were traveling on. For one small moment I was a bit envious and the ship I was traveling on did not seem so impressive. I was much younger and had yet to come into my full awakening to life.

The moral of the story is to realize that it is not the size of the ship that matters because all of them are small compared to the ocean they travel in. The larger ship will experience the same rough seas the smaller ships will; the larger ships have much more to lose. Stop being envious of the quantity of what others have.

There will be something out there bigger always. Once we were out of port and back on the pen seas the ship we were traveling on was once again the KING of the sea! If we do not pay attention to what others have we will always appreciate what we have.

Our FOCUS for today: Enjoy the ship you are on because the sea is not impressed with any of them; it will treat each the same.

C. Maria Wall

Photo by unknown

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What People Think!

The GRIND and SHINE for today 3:25am 08/03/2016
What people think

Many times we tend to convince ourselves that what "we think" others are thinking about us matters a lot in our lives. I would be wealthy if I had a dollar for every time someone told me what "I" thought of them. On the reverse I would lose a dollar for each time I did not care what anyone thought about me.

Do not allow the thoughts of others to become the reality you choose to attempt to live up to or by. Their thoughts have no substance unless you give life to them.

Our FOCUS for today: Stop worrying about what you think people think about you. Thoughts are personal; If they are not your own they have no place in your space on this planet.

C. Maria Wall

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Runners

My GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/02/2016 3:40am
The Runners

I could not get to sleep last night to save my life so I expected to be late to rise this morning; I will still be ahead of time. This is just who I am, I am never on time because as they say that means I am late already.

There are several types of runners in this world, those who run for health, those who run away from things or towards them and those who make pretend they are running to achieve a goal; those who are running in place.

You see in order of us to achieve our goals we have to move. Far too many like to make others believe that we want it bad enough to keep running until we arrive at our destiny; achieve our goals. Some of us just do not want to put the effort into the movement. Some of us just want to pretend by hanging with the real movers and shakers. It is like going to the gym to watch the bodies or to use it as a dating site. Some will leave as they arrived, alone and carrying the same weight they did when they entered.

Time to decide where you are running to, when to start and how much effort you will need to put into your strides so that you can achieve your goals. Simple message today, get ready to move.

Our FOCUS for today: Prepare to run towards or away from something. Time to move; let's go!

C. Maria Wall

Monday, August 1, 2016

Make It Yours Monday

My GRIND and SHINE for today: 08/01/2016
Make it yours Monday!

Most are rolling over and over in bed dreading the fact that it is Monday. I want all of you who take time to read this to consider that you are here; you made it through the weekend to see another Monday. There were people who planned on enjoying their weekend before they started a week they were expecting to be bad prior to Monday even greeting them. Some of those people did not make it; their lives were cut short between Friday and today.

I want to make a simple suggestion to stop making Monday our enemy; it is what we make it. Monday can be a celebration of the fact we are here and have a chance to see another weeks beginning or we can choose to have Monday set a low tone for the days that follow.

Remember those who will never have a chance to see another Monday then wake up, get up, get going and make this Monday yours!

Our Focus for today: Make your Monday as awesome as you are!

C. Maria Wall

Friday, July 29, 2016

Stop rewarding bad behavior

MY GRIND AND SHINE for today: 07/29/2016 2:11am
Today is about rewarding bad behavior

I have come across many people who tend to cry about how they were treated then praise the very people who have mistreated them over and over. Several issues arise out of this type of behavior, please see the list below:

1. You give the abusers permission to keep doing what they do; they know there is no reprimand for their actions.
2. You are living a lie not only to yourself but to those who look to you for guidance and advice. Those people may let the abuser in and the cycle will start all over again.
3. It makes me question your sanity and motives. Why do you cry about the abuse then boast to the world how great the person is and how much you love them? Something is not right somewhere in the scenario.

IN business when folks wrong me they are erased, no mention, photo or thought of them is found. You see, when you become successful they will be the first ones to use the prior association to their advantage. In life I have learned how to let go to those who have wronged me over and over, time and time again. Never praise wrong doers because they are smart enough to use your own praise against you once or if you ever FIND YOUR COURAGE to walk away.

I learned how to walk away under the worst of circumstances; it was a lonely journey but a necessary one.

Our FOCUS for Today: Stop rewarding bad behavior!

C. Maria Wall

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Water Bearer

My GRIND and SHINE started at 2:37am on 07/28/2016.  This was OK because I was in bed very early yesteray; I needed to prepare.

Today is all about being the water bearer.

Thank you to my family I share no DNA with for being my water bearers.

Many of you know that I experienced an extremely hurtful situation a few days ago that broke my spirit into a bliiion pieces at least.  So  after I got over my emotions my favorite quote kept popping in my head.
"EX CINERIBUS RESURGAM"  In essence "from the ashes I rise"

YES I crashed and burned and it was the kind words of love and encouragement from friends and those who I have helped in some way over the years.  Those were the people who brought me the water I needed to put out the fires that surrounded me.

I am back now and I have loads of water to help each person who reads my words; I am here to help you doust your fires too.

Our FOCUS for today:  Carry the load; be the water bearer.  Just as someone helped you doust your fires, you are charged to pay it forward and help someone else.

C. Maria Wall​

photographer unknown 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

INSTEAD of my GRIND and SHINE here is what is on my MIND

INSTEAD of my GRIND and SHINE here is what is on my MIND: 07/26/2016

Someone has shattered me into a billion pieces so I need this time for ME.  After this message I will be offline until the weekend at best

I need to find the best pieces and recreate myself as a new masterpiece again.  

LOVE you all but I need to go now!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Knowing When To Stay Grounded!

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 07/25/2016

I have been up and down all night: really do not feel like making this journey today BUT here I am doing what I do. Might as well enjoy the AC at work instead of staying home using my own ;)

They say it will be a scorcher today; one of the hottest days this year as far as the heat index. Days like today remind us that there are times we just need to stay grounded. As the old saying goes many of are are just flying all over the places trying to keep up with those that have; we try to keep up appearances too.

WE learned in school that heat tends to rise so why not stay down at ground level and find some SHADE today, Keep things simple and keep our loads light today.

Our FOCUS for today: Make sure the SHADE we are throwing today is upon ourselves!

C. Maria Wall

Friday, July 22, 2016

Take Your Time! PLAN, HEAL and PREPARE

The GRIND and SHINE for today: 07/22/2016

WOW so I got up 3 minutes later than I did yesterday; baby steps. Not only is today Friday, it is the time when we can slow down and have some quiet time.  My discussion today is all about slowing down.  For those of you who use a slow cooker you know the difference in foods, meats especially when they are cooked in an oven vs. the slow cooker.  Ever try to cook things in a microwave? Yes, it is fast but if you do not get the setting just right food will come out hard as a rock. The same applies to life, if we keep jumping into things without having time to prepare properly, we will end up in another HARD PLACE!

Too many times we jump from one situation into another without ever having time to reflect, rejuvenate and regroup; we do not allow ourselves time to "simmer and marinate" A classic example is being really sick with say a lung infection, If you get an illness that lands you in the hospital, you have to do what your doctor says.  The minute many are released they jump right back into their old ways, many causing themselves to become re-injured or some get more sick than they were prior. WE have to have time to RECOVER, REJUVENATE and REFLECT so that we can regroup to prevent the same incident from happening again!  It is OK to TAKE TIME.

Our FOCUS for today: Stop!  Give yourself time to PLAN, HEAL and PREPARE properly

C. Maria

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Do What You Have Told Yourself You Would Not Do!

Hello Everyone,

My GRIND and SHINE started at get this 2:51am this morning 07/21/2016!
Some may read this and say to themselves that they would never get up at this hour for anything; always complaining about what they will NOT do.  Course I am using my early rising time as an example but there is a message in my story, this I promise you.

In the last two weeks or so I have listened to quite a few people teell me what they are NOT going to do; with or without valid reasons.  I just have one question

Since the way they are doing things now does not seem to be working, why not change the plan?

If one cannot work out in the evenings wake up an extra half hour to work out in the morning.  Do the things we do not want to do. It is the stagnant thinking that keeps us from progressing; keeps us from changing that which no longer serves any positive purpose in our lives.

I went back to bed this morning simply to meditate becasue 2:51 was early even for me so I enjoyed lying still for a little longer. I would not have been as perky as I am right now had I just jumped up and started my day.  Sometimes all it takes is a slight change to make things better. For me, I made the choice not to run myself into a hole by getting up extra early for no good reason.

Our FOCUS for today: Do something you have convinced yourself you are NOT going to do.  Within the boundaries of the law that is :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stop or Go Only You Will Know!

Good Morning all,

My Grind and Shine started at 3:14am today 07/20/2016!
I have to admit I really do not feel like moving today but instead of giving up and going back to bed, I am going to get to my grind instead.

You see what I have noticed over many years is the fact that I have double or more work to do when I make the decision to STOP.  When we choose to stop a domino effect begins and all that we could / would have accomplished is put on hold; nobody can do what we do like we do it :)

So once again your two choices are to STOP or GO!

Ready, set, I have to GO! Have an outstanding day!

C. Maria

Monday, July 18, 2016

Forget "eye for an eye" just pack your things and say GOODBYE!

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 07/18/2016
"Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"

If I retaliated every time I caught someone doing something questionable or wrong to me, I would become one of the worst people on the planet.  So many people have convinced themselves that others do not see what they are attempting to keep under covers or do behind the backs of others.  Me for one, I choose not to address the indiscretion I simply move on.

We are living in a time where people want what they want and others are so broken they have no problem pulling others down consciously or sub-consciously they take without giving and in their minds it is ok.

The old saying “an eye for an eye” will leave this world full of the blind.  It is bad enough many of us walk about with blinders on already; many are sight impaired with delusions of grandeur, envy, fear, doubt, insecurities and more.
In many instances an equal or greater reaction is not to react at all.  So the perpetrators can “SEE” those they have tried to deceive walk right out of their lives.

Our FOCUS for today: Change “eye for an eye” to I have had enough “GOOD-BYE”

C. Maria Wall

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Being Stuck vs. Being Still

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 07/12/2016
Being stuck vs. being still

In life many may find themselves mistaking being stuck for being still. When we are re-living our past continuously we are "stuck". When we are living in the present moment but are not moving, we are choosing to be "still" Two dilemmas both with one solution; move!

Our FOCUS for today: MOVE!

C. Maria


Monday, July 11, 2016

Be the CHANGE!

Good Morning all I brought back the RIPPLE Effect for today: 07/11/2016

Good Morning all,

As you know I have been dealing with a lot of emotions this week past due to the turmoil in this country and abroad, but mostly the domestic unrest.  I found this poster today and thought it would be a powerful reminder of the power of change.  Today I want to remind you to be the RIPPLE that becomes the WAVE!

Change for SURVIVAL, change to SUCCEED but most of all be the person to CAUSE the CHANGE; we need more of you to LEAD!

C. Maria Wall​

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Finding Hope Again

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/24/2016
Finding Hope again.

As many of you know yesterday I was at a loss for inspiration to do the RIPPLE effect.  I was at a place where I had lost everything including hope in everything.  Today I just want you to know that HOPE can bring you through whatever it is that you are experiencing right now.  Next week I will talk about faith but before we can find our faith we have to have enough HOPE to believe it exists.

OUR Focus for today: Hold on to HOPE!

C. Maria Wall

Today is Friendship Friday make something happen for someone other than yourself today
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Make sure you know where you are going

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/21/2016

Do you know where you are going?

Many choose to be followers in this world.  Many never think to ask if they person they are following knows where they are going?  The realization is that one needs to ask the important questions to see if the journey is one worth taking.  If your leader is going to a place that suits them only, why are you following?   If your leader has not clue where they are going why are your following?  If your leader is really just a follower making pretend, you should NOT be following them at all.

Our FOCUS for today: Make sure the people we are following are taking us to a place we need to be.

C. Maria Wall 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sharing your gifts with the world!

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/20/2016

Make your Life Matter!

Many of us will be born, grow into adulthood then old age eventually. Many will die without making one moment matter during our short time on this Earth.   If we help one person in our lifetime we would have a job well done.  Our task is not to save the entire world; we will be disappointed if we try.  Our task is to be the light for as many we can.

Today is MONDAY MOTIVATIONS: Thank GOD for your Monday; because some did not wake up to see it.

Our FOCUS for today: Stop living a dead life!

C. Maria Wall 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Breaking Before Your BREAK!

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/17/2016
Take a Break

I can be a vacation or a stay cation, either is a must do.  Many of us keep running and running, stressing and stressing.   Time to just “STOP” take time off to regroup and rejuvenate.  I have said this before and I am sure many of you have seen this phrase in one form or another;

“you cannot pour from an empty cup”

This is the weekend; time to take a break before you break!

Our FOCUS for today: STOP!

C. Maria Wall

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Voices In Your Head

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/16/2016

Voices in your head

Many of us have convinced ourselves we that we are not worthy of happiness, love or success; we have listened to the voices in our own heads too long.   You see once we stop allowing the voices in our heads to sabotage our self-worth, we will not allow the voices of others to tear our spirits down either.   Silence the negative thoughts you have been telling yourself; silence those and you will be able to silence the voices of others.

Our FOCUS for today: Silence the voices in our heads that discourage us from moving towards our greatness.

C. Maria Wall 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Stand Out!

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/15/2016

Show Up Early; stand out!

In this ME first world I am surprised how many people want to get the best of everything but are not willing to SHOW UP and put in the work to get it.  Everything most people want they want handed to them without putting any efforts into being worthy to receive it.  How many of you have heard the term “the early bird gets the worm”?

In business they say if you show up on time you are late already and in life if you drag your feet you may miss out on wonderful opportunities for love and success or your entire destiny.
When you show up early you stand out for a host of reasons; add the fact you do not have too many distractions around.  So stop hiding in the masses; be seen.
Our FOCUS for today: Stop hiding in the back of the room in the group when you are meant to stand out and be seen.

C. Maria Wall 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Clearing your Clutter!

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/14/2016

Clearing Your Clutter!

Spring has come and gone and you are still holding on the junk from your past.  Time to play catch up and clear the clutter from your space in this world.  No matter what it is people, material items or old feelings; let them go!  You cannot have room for the happiness and other positive things if your space is fool of the junk from a time passed.  Time to clean house.

Our FOCUS for today: Clear your clutter and calm your chaos.

C. Maria Wall 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Finding Color In A Black and White World

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/13/2016
Finding COLOR in this Black and White World

So many of us have fallen into such a deep depression that we have lost sight of the beauty in this world that is all around us. Take time to notice to small wonders and beauty today. Tomorrow is not promised so make sure you enjoy every moment of your life.
“Do not take every breath receive it as if it were a gift” Bob Sima
I promise you your view of the world will change when you think of this precious life function as a “GIFT”
So take in the aromas of the flowers or the restaurant scents or maybe the perfume or cologne of you are wearing or that of your significant other.
Make today as colorful as possible.

Our FOCUS for today: Pick your favorite color and wear it today and enjoy it!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Beware the Pretty Poison

The RIPPLE Effect for today: 06/10/2016
Pretty Poison

Many of us are so hungry our starvation is recognized immediately. Those looking to take advantage are everywhere.  They approach us with a smile, laughter, good conversation and words that make us want to believe.  Nothing is wrong with believing; make sure your belief is in yourself more-so than the hype you happen to be hearing. 

Many of us end up broken and alone after we have given our all to those who are self-serving.  Make sure your investments are yielding high returns in your favor.  If you are receiving little or no return, time to cut your losses and find a new broker for your dreams.  

Beware the “Pretty Poison” in this world.  It comes in beautiful wrappers with seductive words and allot of shine.  Do not be blinded by the light and lies. 

Our FOCUS for today:  See the world with your eyes open wider.   Do not allow your wants to outweigh your needs.  Greed brings grief.  

C. Maria Wall
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