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Pencil Case Prompts: What type of self-care do you want to prioritize this week?

Activity

What type of self-care do you want to prioritize this week?

How will you prioritize self-care this week? What self-care goals do you have? 

My Reflection

This week, I want to prioritize resting when my body is tired and not pushing myself too hard. I also want to sleep for 8 hours or more every night.

What about you?
Feel free to share what you’ve come up with in the comments below!


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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Reflection, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: What are you good at?

Activity

Do you have a hobby or skill you do really well and makes you feel good? What about a habit that you do well because it’s what you’re used to but want to change? 

Note: If you want to change a habit, what is something you want to do instead and think will align more with your needs and goals?

Friendly Reminder: It’s okay if you do something well but also realize that there’s room to grow and improve.

My Reflection


I’ll go first! 
I’m really good at writing and creating worksheets and community building activities.

AND

I’m also good at getting my personal projects done but find myself procrastinating and leaving them for the last minute. I’m working on balancing my schedule to include my personal projects along with my daily work.


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Posted in Events, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Reflection, Self-Care

NAMI-NYC Virtual Expressive Arts Event: Pick Your Joy

So very excited to announce the NAMI-NYC Expressive Arts workshop event I will be hosting at the end of the month!  This event will be via Zoom and on the NAMI-NYC website. You can find the link in the flyer here. On the day of the event click the Expressive Arts Zoom link for April 30th, 2022!

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send me an email. The time of the event is in Eastern Standard Time.

**I will share any updates or changes and keep everyone posted. 

Here are some details for the event:

Title

Pick Your Joy 

Description

“Pick Your Joy” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting and expressing what joy looks and feels like to us. Starting with an ice breaker, we will sketch an image and write about one fun fact about ourselves. The main activity will then be to pick one of two activities. The first activity will be to draw what it’s like for you to experience joy and the second activity will be to write a poem about an exciting moment in your life. Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art.

Materials: Paper and writing utensils (pen, pencil, crayons, markers, etc) 

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: New Month Intentions

Activity

Finish these sentences: 

I let go of ___________.

I welcome ___________.

A new month has started! 

Let’s create positive intentions by affirming what we want to let go of and what we want to welcome.

My Reflection

I let go of fear, limiting beliefs, doubt, shame, and negative thoughts about love. 

I welcome peace, love, success, abundance of all kinds, opportunities that fit my needs, new growth and knowledge. 

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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty

Mighty Reflection Prompts: #CheckInWithMe Changes, Improvements and Self-Esteem

Activity

What is one thing you want to change, improve, or do more of this year?

My Reflection

Ever since this year started, I’ve been on a mission to prioritize what’s best for me. From the
opportunities I’m accepting to what I’m eating and who I’m interacting with, I’m checking in with myself daily to make sure what I’m doing is a reflection of what I want and deserve. 

In that process, I’ve  thought a lot about what I need more of and what I want to improve. One major thing I know I want/need more of (because It’s almost nonexistent in my life) is having fun and defining what fun looks like for me. I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy!

What about you? Is there anything you want to change, improve, or do more of this year? 

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Reflection prompt shared with me by xokat and graphic created by me.

Activity

Finish this sentence: 
I like to boost my self-esteem by ________.

My Reflection

Building my self-esteem  is an ongoing journey I work on regularly. On that journey I’ve learned different ways to help myself feel better especially when my mental health isn’t great and I’m feeling depressed, sad or self-critical of what I’ve achieved so far in my life.  

I particularly like to boost my self-esteem by doing a combination of these three things: 
1. Repeating this affirmation, “I am doing my best and my best is enough.”
2. Going to get my eyebrows done and buying myself something nice (when it’s in my budget). 
3. Writing on my blog about something I’ve overcome or accomplished that I’m most proud of.   

What about you? How do you boost your self-esteem?

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Posted in Creative Writing, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Quotes

Say Yes

Say yes to yourself today. Say yes to all that is good. Say yes because you are deserving of growth and happiness. 

Say yes because you deserve to experience the best; to attract abundance in all of its forms; to bask in the highest frequencies of happiness and love. 

Say yes…

Yes to peace.

Yes to freedom. 

Yes to friends, community, and loving partners. 

Yes to success and opportunity. 

Yes to a comfortable and affordable home to live.

Yes to relief. 

Yes to stability. 

Yes to unconditional love. 

Say yes because all that is for you is already yours. Accept it. You deserve it. 

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Pencil Case Prompts: Animals and Affirmations Setting Positive Intentions for the Week Ahead

Activity

What’s the first animal that catches your eye in the image above? Check the affirmation box to see what affirmation goes with that animal. That affirmation is your positive intention for the week ahead!

List of animals with their affirmations: 

The Fox 🦊- I am enough just the way that I am. 

The Dove 🕊️- I am allowed to take breaks and prioritize my self-care. 

The Lion 🦁- I am powerful, brave and courageous. 

The Eagle 🦅-  It’s okay to feel my feelings. My feelings are valid.  

The Bunny 🐇: I am proud of myself and my progress. I am continuously learning and growing. 

Bonus: What is one goal you want to set this week?

My Reflection

My animal is the lion 🦁 and my affirmation is “I am powerful, brave, and courageous.” My goal for the week is to make sure that I’m getting a good amount of sleep every night 🌙.


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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care

The Cycle Breaker’s Affirmation

If you’re like me and resonate with the experiences of a cycle breaker I want to extend love and light your way. It’s definitely not easy trying to change patterns you’ve been accustomed and conditioned to accepting since a young age. It’s also not easy feeling different and out of place in spaces where you expect to feel welcomed. I see you and I understand. We got this!

Let’s practice this affirmation together:

I am continuously healing generational and historical trauma. I prioritize my health and wellness and set a new example for future generations. I stand up for myself, do what’s best for me and check-in with myself daily. I am dedicated to my growth and will change the landscape of my conditioned thoughts, habits, and behaviors. I am in charge of my future and I craft my reality. I take on each challenge with grace and self-compassion and know how to set boundaries with myself and others. I live a fulfilling life and love all parts of who I am. I am ready to take on each day and continue to learn every step of the way. I attract love and peace because love and peace is all around me.

Let’s be the change we want to see.

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Pencil Case Prompts: Encouragement Rest Stop

Write an encouraging message in the comments below for someone who might be struggling. 

I’ll go first! 
My therapist told me this week that emotions don’t have to be “bad” or “good,” just appropriate for what you’re experiencing. It’s okay to feel your feeling. Your feelings are valid ✨. 

Need help thinking of a message to share? 
Feel free to drop a favorite quote, affirmation, song verse, or positive coping strategy! 


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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Reflection, Self-Talk

Thoughts and Questions: Are You Ready to Receive What You Want?

The more I move forward this year, the more I realize the impact my experiences, reflection, and perspective continue to have on shaping my perception of what’s happening around me.

Something major I learned just 2 days ago was despite wanting something so bad in the past, at that moment in time, I would have not been ready to receive what I have right now back then. It took so much work on my part, to be able to shift into the perspespective that is ready and capable to navigate my current experiences in a way that benefits me.

Just as much as I realize how I’ve changed to attract the abundance I have now, also reflects the process of receiving what I want now. I still have more growing to do and that’s okay. I’m patient with myself as I take one step at a time toward receiving my desires.

Affirmation: I am in alignment with my highest timeline and attract the love and abundance I deserve.