Monday, July 14, 2014

Bringing good into existence with I AM



hi blog family!
I hope all is well. Life is great when you live it!
* remember the book above is at Amazon.com*

hope summer is awesome! The universe is moving, growing and you should be too! I am so excited for life each day I wake, why? Because I am somebody! I am not defined by foster care and foster care was my experience not my life! I am grateful, I am loving of my creator for making me, I am somebody with a dream of helping others in care!

I was reading this today, very helpful. I love Joel and Victoria, they are true inspirations, accepting nothing but the best from all of us! Are you giving and expecting the best in this life? Read below, I am grateful that I can share this with you! xo Tanya

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Have you ever considered the power of the statement, “I am”? What follows these two simple words will determine what kind of life you live. “I am blessed. I am strong. I am healthy.” Or, “I am slow. I am unattractive. I am stupid.” The “I am’s” that are coming out of your mouth will bring either success or failure. All through the day the power of “I am” is at work in our minds. Many times we use the power of “I am” against us. We don’t realize how it’s affecting our future.
Here’s the principle. What follows the “I am” will always come looking for you. The good news is that you get to choose what follows the “I am.” When you go through the day saying, “I am blessed,” blessings come looking for you. “I am talented.” Talent comes looking for you. You may not feel up to par but when you say, “I am healthy,” health starts heading your way. “I am strong.” Strength starts tracking you down. You’re inviting that into your life. Get up in the morning and invite good things into your life. Declare “I am blessed. I am strong. I am talented. I am disciplined. I am focused. I am prosperous.” And always make sure God’s truth follows “I am”!
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The Secret & The Law of Attraction by Wayne Dyer

Sunday, July 13, 2014

your first week in a group home or foster care?


keep on moving, the storm shall pass


my friend Sharisse..singing Cold War ~ Janelle Monae (cover)



hi blog family:

I post this so that you will listen to the words. You have divine purpose- know it and know HOW your gift and purpose will save or change a life!!! Nile Rogers Something Distribution has a saying" Stand for something or fall for anything.." Do you and know that YOU are it!! xo

Tanya

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tamela Mann - Take Me To The King



never get discouraged! What God has for you, no man can undo!! this is my favorite song!!

Tanya

Learn to live in silence and enjoy YOU and doing nothing

 


hi blog family!
May 28th was a success again this year thanks to my brother's friends!! some video is available on vimeo! I will share next time :)


my only advice: Work on you, everything else will follow! If you are standing still its because the universe wanted you to sit and enjoy your own silence and peace. Learn to enjoy you, even in quiet, even in pain, even in laughter, there is no one like YOU!
xo
Tanya


FosterKidsUnite, Inc. is about to be a full reality soon, thanks to my brother's great friends! I will be announcing our board members and website soon!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rebounding after death abandonment


Hi Blog Family!
I pray you are all well and with love in your hearts. June 10th made 5 years since my baby brother, (who grew up with me in foster care since he was a toddler), died at 41 of heart disease! Time moves fast and waits for no one!

I share with you how I made it through my grief of losing the only person in the world I knew, had my back, no matter what. My life has never been the same since he died. I am a witness that no matter what you lose in this life, as long as its not your mind, lol, (I actually did lose that briefly) but thankfully, as a former counselor, I knew how to bring it back!

1. I did cry, scream and let my body go through the regular emotions from grief. If you don't cry or feel a loss when you lose a sibling you grew up with, you may want to check that with a therapist, as it is NORMAL to grieve, it is normal to feel abandoned all over again, as long as you don't wallow in it and get stuck in that loss feeling like when you were in foster care after 6 months.

2.Once I let it all out of my system, (and it took 3 years to WANT to move forward) STOP playing violins, we all lose love ones, we all must go one day. What will you do to make your siblings life not be in vain? My brother's friends and I help foster kids that are aging or aged out of foster care and going to college or trade school. We provide non traditional services. We all do the work for FREE, yes, giving back is how you move forward after death of a loved one! When you sit in pity too long, you may become pitiful. Remember God loves you, has great things planned for you, IF you get off the couch and go after your dreams!

3. Be thankful to God for ALL the years he DID give you with your sibling! 41 years, I was blessed to have known my brother, my other brother Mark got adopted off around 3 years old to a doctors family who had a daughter around 5 at the time in Elmsford, NY!! I only had 3 years, but enough for him to leave an impression on me and long enough for me to know we loved each other. Siblings teach you how to deal with other people and situations when your parents are not around! Just like your parents are a vehicle to get you here, your siblings is  a vehicle to keep you strong and sharp, give you a backbone! They are there to make you strong, teach you how to cry, and move on, drive you crazy, so when you do hit a bump in life, you don't really go crazy. (lol) those who have siblings that can be a pain at times, you know what I mean! God made siblings so you don't always have to go through your parents to learn something!!!

I hope this helped in some way. This is solely my opinion and I only write to share what I know as my truth in hopes that YOU will become the dynamic person you were born to be! Enjoy your summer all my graduates. Congrats!!!
Smile, someone is watching you!!

ps. If anyone is in NY/Westchester area and wants to volunteer at FosterKidsUnite, Inc. please leave me your email!! If we don't do the work - it won't get done!!! Lets make it a goal for ALL foster and former Foster's to get the highest education you can and when you do make it, go back to the group homes and orphanages and help our brothers and sisters that want help!! xo
T
 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Former Gang Members Build Peaceful Communities in 'License to Operate'

Former Gang Members Build Peaceful Communities in 'License to Operate'



Hi Blog Family!

for my young ones that are about that life- thought this article by Alissa Fleck would be helpful in you finding your way around gang life! You are a leader not follower. Any activity promoting violence should not be in your life. Death is sure to come to all of us one day, no need to rush it!. Hope summer is kicking off with graduations and moving up! xo T

Former Gang Members Build Peaceful Communities in 'License to Operate'

Former Gang Members Build Peaceful Communities in 'License to Operate'



Hi Blog Family!

for my young ones that are about that life- thought this article by Alissa Fleck would be helpful in you finding your way around gang life! You are a leader not follower. Any activity promoting violence should not be in your life. Death is sure to come to all of us one day, no need to rush it!. Hope summer is kicking off with graduations and moving up! xo T