Inspiration For Your Ears: From Enjoying Life to Overcoming Anxiety

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Ok, y’all, it’s so cold I barely want to leave my house! What I am loving these days is curling up on the couch (when Nai naps), and listening to inspirational content. Shan and I talked last week about self love and how important it is to feed yourself with encouraging words!

Here’s what I am loving this week: 

Jump and release anxiety! Awesome reminder from Shan of The Free Gurl Club about walking in your power and surrendering all to faith. I had the honor of sponsoring this show, too!

This week she urges us to enjoy life and embrace our unique truth. 

Shan of The Free Gurl Club

It’s Already Done by Big Daddy Weave is such a lovely ode to trusting God fully, allowing Him to guide our steps.

Cornel West dropping philosophical gems such as why the courageous among us examine ourselves.

Lucille Clifton’s poetic anthem for strong folks everywhere, “Won’t You Celebrate With Me.”

Alice Walker’s striking poem “Broken Things” on honoring beauty.

Inspiration For Your Ears: From Healing to Helping Others

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It’s been a hectic week, so I have not listened to as much, but what I have heard has moved me immensely. 

Here’s my weekly list of inspiration for your ears: 

This Cindy Trimm healing prayer is utterly moving. She covers every possible illness, declaring freedom from fear and pain. 

T.D. Jakes’prolific sermon about being grounded in your faith… its an essential part of walking in your purpose. 

Documentaries open us to new worlds. Check out The Drop Box, which  follows South Korean Pastor Lee and his dedicated efforts to rescue abandoned children. Folks leave unwanted babies in his “drop box”, and he and his ministry team welcome and care for them. 

Animals hold a special place in my heart. When I came across this beautiful video about a program connecting inmates with abandoned dogs, I could barely contain the tears. When we come outside of ourselves, liberation is possible. 

Michael Franti makes music that speaks to you in profound ways. His song Same As It Ever Was (Start Today) about police brutality and inequality call on us to create the change we seek. “A revolution is a battle between the future and the past…, he sings. “…you and me can make that change.” 

Screenshot via Michael Franti music video, “Same As It Ever Was…”
 
 
Screenshot via Michael Franti’s music video, “Same As It Ever Was…”
 

Inspiration For Your Ears: From Jumping with Faith to Activism

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Inspiration is everywhere if we remain open. I start my days filling up with Joel Osteen; he reminds me all things are possible with God.

This week I took in some great content – songs, talks and more. Here’s my 

Steve Harvey’s heartfelt talk on jumping for your dreams.

I discovered this beautiful Matthew West song,  “Forgiveness“, and I find it speaks to my heart anew each time I listen. The story behind it is amazing, too.

His equally stirring “Do Something” urges us Christians to create change (starting with our day-to-day action) instead of complaining. 

Activism + Soulful Music = new music from Black Lives Matter activists Rev. Sekou and Jay-Marie Hill. The duo is releasing an album this Sunday which is an ode to this growing movement. Here is the first track, “We Comin.” 

Mary J. Blige’s ethereal song, “Doubt,” is the anthem for every girl and woman people counted out. “Now you’re looking at a leader, now you’re staring at a Queen,” she sings unapologetically.

My bestie Shan turned me on to motivational powerhouse Lisa Nichols. Her talk, “The Art of Action“, on moving in a radical direction to live your dreams, will make you quite uncomfortable with mediocrity.