#WednesdayWords – The Importance of Loving Yourself

“Without love of self, it is impossible to truly love someone else.”  ~ Tiffany Braxton

You may think you are capable of being in a romantic relationship with someone else,  but until you learn to love and respect yourself, it is impossible to truly love someone else in a healthy way.  Love yourself, set values and standards for yourself and stand by them.  Part of loving begins with understanding YOU.  Before you can invest in someone else, invest in yourself; learn what makes you tick, decide what is import ant to you and what you need in order to be happy.

Know your self-worth, and never settle for less.

Peace and Love:)

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Ruby Dee Quotes – #WednesdayWords

God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.

~ Ruby Dee

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We recently lost another Queen-Mother, our beloved Ruby Dee, Award-winning Actress, Civil-rights Activist and so much more.  A woman who blazed trails and left such a strong footprint on this earth and our hearts.  A terrible loss, but a life well lived and a legacy built that will live on.

Today, lets honor her spirit and life by actually being a living  example of her above quote.  What would that look like in your life?  Let’s break the chains of FEAR, they have no place in our life – we will use it as fuel to do that very thing that we have been letting it stop us from doing!

Will you take the leap?

R.I.P.  Queen-Mother Ruby Dee

 

Peace and Love,

#BWSU Family

 

#WednesdayWords – 4 Relationship Tips to Live By…

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My morning ritual includes tuning into my favorite news show #NewsOneNow on the TV One Network.  A few mornings back Host, Roland Martin featured Love/Sex & Relationship Guru, LaDawn Black, who gave what I thought were 4 straightforward relationship tips for daters to live by.

Part of  BlackWomenStandUp.com’s mission is to resuscitate & promote love, so we decided to share the 4 tips to help you navigate the sometimes rocky waters that come with dating.  Check them out below:

4 Straightforward Relationship Tips for Smooth Sailing…

  1. Get Honest
  2. Define the End Goal
  3. Start How you Want to Finish
  4. Follow the Actions…What they do is more important that what they say!

What are your thoughts on the above 4, what would you add to this list?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

To learn more about LaDawn Black visit her Twitter Page @TeaseByLaDawn.

 

Peace and Love,

BWSU Family

#WednesdayWords – Remembering Maya Angelou

This morning we lost an iconic figure who gave so much to the world…Maya Angelou, beloved Poet, Author, Professor, Activist, Actor, and the list goes on.  As a Black Woman I have been more than inspired by this amazing woman.  I remember reading her classic book, I know Why The Caged Bird Sings in grade school.  Her poetry made me feel good about being a Black Woman an allowed me to hold my head up a little higher, especially those powerful words from the famous Phenomenal Woman.

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Today’s #WednesdayWords are from our very own Queen, Mother Maya Angelou.

“Courage is the most important of  all the virtues because without, courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

We love, honor & celebrate a true legend!

                                                                                      #MayaAngelou 1928 – 2014

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Peace & Love,
#BWSU Family

#WednesdayWords – Remembering Maya Angelou

This morning we lost an iconic figure who gave so much to the world…Maya Angelou, beloved Poet, Author, Professor, Activist, Actor, and the list goes on.  As a Black Woman I have been more than inspired by this amazing woman.  I remember reading her classic book, I know Why The Caged Bird Sings in grade school.  Her poetry made me feel good about being a Black Woman an allowed me to hold my head up a little higher, especially those powerful words from the famous Phenomenal Woman.

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Today’s #WednesdayWords are from our very own Queen, Mother Maya Angelou.

“Courage is the most important of  all the virtues because without, courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

We love , honor & celebrate a true legend!

                                                                                      #MayaAngelou 1928 – 2014

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                                                      Photo Credit: http://www.adaliaconfidenceandsuccessblog.com/

#WednesdayWords…

Quote… “Life is a work of art. You have to keep mixing colors, creating new blends, and seeing things in fresh ways. You must be willing to get paint all over you. Life is about growth. Growth demands change. Change requires humility. Sometimes you need to bring change; sometimes you need to be changed.” ~ […]

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Many people downplay this gift called Marriage for many reasons: what they’ve seen their parents go thru, other family members, legal stuff, fear of that severe commitment, and TV doesn’t help bring a positive outlook on it. However, for me, I Love it. I have an old soul. I respect what marriage is about, what it symbolizes, and growing as one in the eyes of GOD. Waking up to the same woman for the remainder of my days, would be no problem. For in my heart, I will know it is to be. Through the ups and downs, I will remain in her heart, give her all of me, and leave her with no doubts that my Love for her is authentic. True Love is meant for me, and marriage is the destination. I look forward to putting a ring on it! That’s #winning.

Post written by Kasino Marxs

I saw this post on Google+ and I couldn’t resist re-posting. These words were so fitting for #WednesdayWords, and what this blog stands for, that I had to share! How refreshing to read these words from a Man who is looking forward to actually putting a ring on it:)

Peace and Love,
BWSU Family

#Wednesday Words – Iyanla Vanzant Words to Black Women

In an Interview with Madame Noire, Iyanla Vanzant had a lot to say about Black Women. In my opinion, her words were on point an accurate, and what some women need to hear.

There were reports that many women were upset by her words, check out the video below, leave a comment and let us know how you feel about Iyanla’s words.

Following this video, is another video where Iyanla is clarifying her words from the first video, check it out below.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and share:)

Peace and Love.
BWSU Fam

#WednesdayWords – Are you Lovable?

Today’s #WednesdayWords come from Day 10 of Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra’s current 21 Day Meditation Challenge that I am participating in about Miraculous Relationships. They stated a line from a Latin Poet named Ovid which reads “To be loved be lovable.” This one line is deep and it is true. They went on to describe how a lovable person is natural and authentic, radiating the light of awareness and love.

My question to you…What are you radiating to the world?

Peace and Love.
The BWSU Fam