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Today’s Inspiration

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Stop Being A Slave To The Opinions Of Others

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Don’t be a slave to other people’s opinion. Do what you know is right. Those who are always trying to please everyone, seldom succeed in pleasing anyone. They tear their emotional nature to pieces instead of building serenity & poise.  ~Emmet Fox

The Universe Never Sets A Challenge That Can’t Be Met

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You can’t hang around waiting for somebody else to pull your strings. Destiny’s what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you. And if it throws more than you’d like, more than you think you can handle? Well then you just have to find the heroism within yourself and play out the hand you’ve been dealt. The universe never sets a challenge that can’t be met. You just need to believe in yourself in order to find the strength to face it.
~Darren Shan

Guest Post: Ebony And Ivory………The Loving Way by EttaD of Simply Etta

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EttaDAs borders become less concrete, people become more mobile and technology allows us to become increasingly exposed to those from diverse cultures, interracial relationships are becoming more and more common. That said, this doesn’t mean they are in any sense easy. There are still lots of raised eyebrows, dumbass questions and general prejudices that those in interracial relationships have to face each and every day.

In today’s special guest post Etta D, a blogger based in Scotland, who talks about her experiences of interracial relationships in the USA, UK and the Bahamas. She also provides insights into she (and her husband, Jeremy) deal with these obstacles. 

The uncomfortable twist, the silent gaze, the awkward conversations. I’ve experienced it all at home and abroad. Both in my past relationships and my current one.

I remember when my eldest was just a baby, this lady walked up to me while at a…

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Phenomenal Friday- Staying True To Yourself And To Others

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“What I’ve learned over the years is that in order to nurture your inner stability and maintain your personal identity, you have to first figure out who you are as a person and harness an unwavering connection with that person.”  ~Etta D Richards

Change is the only constant thing in life. Some of us change for the better, some of us change for the worse but whatever the case reinventing yourself is constant and necessary because life is like a pendulum, always in motion and sometimes this motion can leave us unbalanced. I am at the end of a two week holiday to The Bahamas. The trip was long overdue, it was my first trip back home since leaving for Scotland five years ago. When I left five years ago I needed a change in my life, in fact, we all needed a change. The kids needed to broaden their horizon and I just needed spread my wings. My inner stability had become pretty unravelled by the daily routine of a perpetual cycle of going nowhere fast. The trip home was not only necessary but it brought back the reality of why I left in the first place. It was great seeing family, old friends as well as reconnecting to the place, burning bridges that no longer served a purpose while creating new ones that would be beneficial in the future.

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