Acclimate Balance of Betterment




Peace & Grace to each of you my lovely and precious beings**

So I have always wondered what is the big deal with people jotting down bullet list and making grand announcements about new year’s resolutions and what they claim they will change and have in effect as soon as the glitter ball drops in time square that miraculously all the change is supposed to take place.  Ha! Ha! So my question is who are you fooling or more importantly who do you think you are convincing, others or yourself? Hmm… Well, Shugas, I tell you I have become more grounded and seasoned in life and as the days stroll I continually ingest all the wisdom and see the truth of the matter.  So I propose a question to you… Why script, proclaim and fool yourselves and others of sticking to these wishes and temporal resolutions?

I much rather end the year with a thank you for all the blessings and sacred evacuated paths from anything harmful to my wellbeing or my continual growth.  Be grateful my precious beings for both the good and the bad that occurred throughout the year, because if you are still here on January 1 of a new year, you made it through.  Count those blocks and remind yourself that you persisted and stacked them blocks as building blocks and did not allow them to stumble you.  All that within you that needs to be filtered and too relinquished, do so.  Rather it is a fast of your choosing and or a cleanse.  Prepare your mind, body, and spirit for a new year and begin to think of what steps do you need put into place to create balance and a constant flow of synergy within your everyday routine.  Declare those things and decree them and begin to give thanks for the better that shall come to pass.  Be mindful not to fall into old habits or procrastination and let doubt creep into that which you are consciously and confidently pursuing your life and within your inner being.  I had a chat with a fellow customer as I sat in the nail shop and a lady told her daughter, “Can’t never could and Won’t never would”.  I asked her to repeat it… She did and replied to her I know you are telling your daughter this to give her a nugget about using the term can’t and being afraid.  But ma’am, this is great advice for adults in many perspectives and I must make note of it… So see, you must always be ready to catch a lesson when it is being taught and apply it.  So, what am I sharing this phrase with you for? To simply remind you as long as you do not display a cant don’t attitude, your outlook looks soooooooooooooo much brighter and clearer.  Live in your truth and be transparent with the truth of what is.  Take nothing for granted and use every moment to be used with the utmost of purpose.

Love & Blessings to you, you and you. Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.



Finding Your Happy in a People Pleasing Free Realm



Peace & Grace My Lovely and Beautiful Ones… It is my hope that you have been embraced with the sweet grace of the Most High this season and gently warmed with the hugs of loved ones and that your cheeks perhaps ache a bit because you have been smiling and laughing with much joy and ingesting the greatest medicine of our Maker, laughter.

I got to thinking about the intangible gifts that we have and are endlessly blessed with.  We spend precious moments of our lives and throughout the day sometimes on a routine basis, doing everything that is expected of us, needed of us, wanted for us and demanded of us.  But during these past few months and certainly this season in which we are currently in, I got the greatest lesson.  So read carefully and sip on this, because it is sure to steep your soul in some peace and gratefulness.  The moment you finally find your happy and deleted all the points in your people-pleasing realm, sweet peace and pure joy floods your life.  The process to getting to the peak of this mountain is a tedium journey and it is forever another level with higher heights, but each height you reach strengthens you and structures your core of who you truly and are destined to be.  I admit I had been a bit worn and jaded from giving my all to everyone and no happy in my account and shunning “me” because I have zero selfish bones in my body and selflessness just comes naturally for me.  But I decided to sip on some happy and I like the flavor and I have totally withdrawn from the people pleasing diet regiment and finally living totally for me.

Freedom, peace, and pure happiness are so grand, there is no box or bag that can carry it nor a wide enough bow to wrap it.  That is the comfort of knowing that it is limitless my dears.  And even as the day progresses, sit in some silence to reflect on simply “just being” and absorbing the sweetness that is accompanied by God’s blessings.

Love & Blessings to you, you, you and you… Spread some joy and then spread another dose and another and then sprinkle some in the atmosphere everywhere you tread.  Leave an essence of peace and goodness for someone to soak up…  Monique “1MOpoeticSOUL” D.

The Savor of Sanity



Peace & Grace to each of you my beautiful and blessed Shugas…. I tell you that thing called – Life is something and sometimes it takes you on some immediate swoops, curves, and spins at speeds you weren’t quite expecting.  But this is the main purpose why you must continue to pray, meditate and feed your inner self with the fruits of life and the intangible edibles such as peace, wisdom and the keen sense of listening to the gracious voice of the Most High for infinite guidance.

Regardless of the roadblocks and tumultuous weather that blow some funky winds along the journey, we must remain faithful and focused that we never walk alone for our Maker never leaves us.  He also allows us to experience different levels of atrocity to proctor and or observe how we deal.  That is what is so authentic and amazing about this journey.  We figure and find ourselves sometimes caught in the web of confusion of how much we face and sing the dreaded solos of “why me”.  When is fact Shuga, it’s not at all what the lesson is all about.  The fact of the matter is how you strategize the test.  Someone is also observing your strength and the magnitude of faith and agility you truly have and it appears in your actions and through you.  Am I saying, walk around as if it’s all pina coladas with umbrellas and a bright island sun shining on you as you vacate from life’s routine? No, darling.  Be honest and transparent but always acknowledge that you know trouble really doesn’t last always despite how it may feel and that even in the darkest of situations, there is always a light somewhere that will provide guidance out of the tunnel of what seems to be the grandest defeat.

A dear sister told me to “soak in peace” or “soak in peacefulness”.  Oh, my goodness, that was the greatest advice I have received in a while and it resonates with me all the time.  Because although it sounds soooooooo incredible simplistic it is a grand concept that holds much depth and it’s sweet at the same time.  Peace is priceless and can never be concealed in a box, a bag nor is it a trinket.  Once you obtain it, recognize it, ingest it and sip on it and then as my sister says, “soak in it”.  That is a sweet power that can upgrade your cocoon to wings in a matter of moments.  Swiftly flying above any and all obstacles with grace and guidance that your peace is greater and rise far beyond any trouble that attempts to throw some fog in your forecast.  Fly with a fortitude of faith and favor and you shall never fail.

My lovely Shugas, be encouraged and never be too busy to pass on a positive word and share a smile or warm hug with someone, “just because.”

Love & blessings to you, you and you,

Monique 1MOpoeticSOUL D.