Latest Updates/ 2020 things💎

I know it’s been a minute since my last update. If you’ve been following me recently, I’ve had about 5 or 6 migraines this month alone and it’s been super hard to write. I’m going to try my hardest to keep you guys up to date with everything I do so it’s probably a good idea to follow me on Instagram for official updates as to what’s happening. (@_livelaughblog) So I’m excited to say that I’m working on my 3rd book!! I’ve already written 4 chapters and this will be the 3rd book in my first series so stay tuned for that. I will probably release the title and cover close to when the book is done. I have decided to start a podcast this year and invite special guests on to speak about real life topics so be sure to stay tuned for that as well. I have another coaching program in the works. I decided that even if I am having a migraine attack, I can still do phone calls and I don’t want this chronic illness to hold me back from doing things that I’m passionate about. So there’s many updates but you’ll know about them first by following my Instagram. Stay tuned guys!! The first episode of my podcast, Real X Life is about Dealing With Anxiety and we will cover anxiety and our personal stories I will make a separate post when the first episode goes live. 💙

Now offering my writing assistance to you

Do you need writing assistance?

If you need any assistance with your writing such as:

• – Revising & Editing

• – Proofreading

• – Constructive criticism

• – Assistance with brainstorming ideas

• – Creative writing assistance

• – Putting together your book manuscript

• – An extra set of eyes for your writing

• – Grammar/ Spellcheck

• – A writing assistance coach

If so, I am now offering my writing assistance to you if you need it. For packages & prices DM me to discuss your personal needs regarding writing. Be sure to follow me on Instagram @_livelaughblog for future updates

Self Publish Like A Pro 💎

Ever since writing/publishing my first book, so many of you asked me what the process was like and how I did it. I want to share my process with you finally!!

This isn’t your typical self publishing course, I’m teaching you step by step on how to publish your book and design the cover completely on your own.

In a few days I will be releasing this course so you will be on your way becoming a pro at self publishing. Details about this course are listed below.

💎 Learn what it takes to become a self published author.

💎 Create an eye catching title/ cover

💎 Create a story-line

💎Character development

💎Live demo on putting together ebook/paperback

If any of this interests you then this course is for you!! Stay tuned for updates. Do you want to become an author?

An honest update.

So it’s no secret that I haven’t posted on here in a while. I wanted to give you guys a few updates as to why it was. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts over the summer you know that my migraines have rapidly increased like never before and I’ve had a hard time dealing with it at times. I was super excited to launch my first ever coaching program because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time but things didn’t go as planned. I had to postpone it unfortunately and that was tough for me because I worked so hard to plan it out. I had to be honest with myself and realize that there was just no way I’d be able to do a 6 week program when I was getting an attack literally every single day. I honestly felt bad about postponing it but I knew it was the right thing to do at the time. What can I say, the summer of this year was probably the worst of them all. I went on vacation at the end of July & I had 3 migraines in one week. At first that was the most I’ve ever had in a week but little did I know it was the doorway to a daily routine. This hit me pretty hard because I was preparing to launch my program at the beginning of September. Till this day I still feel like I didn’t give someone a chance who probably needed it but when you’re faced with a situation like that you have to make smart decisions. I had to take care of myself. To be completely honest, the month of August was brutal. I was getting migraines every day and it was like there was nothing I could do about it. I felt isolated at times because I had to miss out on family events. I thought I’d never get out of this hole and I’d be stuck there forever. I questioned it often wondering why and where it came from. This was when I realized that I was officially a migrainuer. I had to learn how to live with this disease. At times I thought I was the only one but of course I wasn’t. All I could do was pretty much shut myself out away for however many hours it lasted. During this time, I was able to publish my second book: “HER IDENTITY:PHASE II which I was happy about. Towards the end of the month they started to die down and I was relieved because I felt like I could finally get back to work.

Luckily I had this app to keep track of them all. (Migraine Buddy) looking at this shocked me. I was able to come across blogging team for people who suffer from migraines as well and I joined the team. It was interesting to me that all these other people suffer from the same thing that I do. I knew I wasn’t alone anymore. The month of September was easier for me but I still had a few migraines but they weren’t as bad. I didn’t want to rush back into everything so quickly. I was able to get a few essentials so that I was prepared even when I wasn’t at home.

– Oil diffuser

-Peppermint & Lavender oil

– Earplugs

Having these essentials was important for me because I could get an attack anywhere and anytime. Even though the migraines eased up for a while I was still experiencing slight symptoms. For example I would get up to eat breakfast in the morning and I would feel nauseous immediately after that. I knew I was going to get an attack again and it became frustrating at times. I would also try to go to the gym earlier in the morning before getting an attack and that wouldn’t help.

Over time I became lost. I had no motivation or inspiration to do anything it was like going blank everyday and that’s when I realized that you can’t force creativity. I was forcing myself to create something just for the sake of it and there was nothing there. I had to take a break for a while and then it came back to me months later. The inspiration cane back to me and I was able to create again. As a creative person that can be super tough. I wanted to give you an update because I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way . I didn’t even have any inspiration to write posts on here that’s how serious it was. I want to remind you it’s okay to take a break and there’s nothing wrong with it at all. Thanks for sticking around for this crazy ride 🙏🏾💚

Get Out Of Your Own Way ✨

The Only Person Who Can Stop You, Is You.

How Can You Get Out Of Your Own Way?

What Steps Can I Take?

1.) Let Go Of Negative Self Talk

– Pay close attention to what you say to yourself on a daily basis. If the way you talk to yourself is negative, you become your own obstacle. Ex: “I’m not good enough.” “ I’ll fail again.”

2.) Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

– Comparing yourself to others won’t help you in the long run. You only see the highlight reel of other’s lives, not what they’re struggling with.

3.) Acknowledge Your Feelings

-Allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling. Accept everything as it is. Allow yourself to feel your emotions and then let them go.

4.) Surround Yourself With Positive People

-Spend time with people who support you and lift you up.

5.) Make Time For Self Care

-Taking care of yourself will help you maintain a positive mindset and is important for your overall health. Ex: Journal, Go for a walk, Get creative.

Don’t hold yourself back any longer. When you start to feel like you’re being held back, follow these 5 steps. It may not be easy but in the end it will definitely be worth it!!

* Be sure to follow me on Instagram @_livelaughblog and find out more by clicking the link in my bio! 💚

Anxiey 2•O

I know it hasn’t been that long since my last post but I wanted to update you guys a little bit. As you guys may know, I am officially calling myself a migraineur. Meaning I suffer from them often. The last 2 months have been extremely rough but there’s always something new to learn. I’m always saying you need to keep yourself busy but you also have to give yourself a break when it’s necessary. I have anxiety as you guys know if you’ve read my post on (Self-Love /Anxiety). If you haven’t already check that out. Anyways, I have a lot of anxiety because of a self control kind of thing. That is something I am working on but it’s not easy. I hope that when you read my posts that you find some kind of relief and feel better knowing you’re not alone. I used to feel like that. I could go months/ weeks on 3 hours of sleep and still feel just as energized the next day but that’s not healthy. This is why I say that taking care of yourself should be your top priority at all times. I used to try to take care of everyone around me and forget to take care of myself. I really want to change someone’s life just as a few people in my life have changed mine. I know what my purpose is and that is to help those in need of it. With that being said, I am launching my 6 week program (SELF•) September 10th. I want to help you over come the huge mountains in your life and come out on top. I want to work with people who will take it seriously and want to make a positive change in there life. If that is you, read further for more details:

SELF• 2019

💛Live 1:1 coaching for 6 weeks.

🧡Includes 60 minute phone calls for each individual.

💚Includes weekly action plans and steps.

💖Unlimited email support directly from me.

Have You Ever Dealt With The Following?

-Self Sabotaging Yourself

-Low Self- Esteem

-Having Little To No Confidence

-Limiting Beliefs

-Comparing Yourself To Close Friends Or Family

-Not Putting Yourself First

-Not Knowing Who You Really Are

Imagine Your Life After 6 Weeks:

•You’re more confident than ever

•You no longer have limiting beliefs

•You know how to make time for yourself

•You know longer compare yourself to others

•You have high self- esteem

•You finally know who you are

•You’re no longer living the way others want

•You’ve fully accepted yourself

If this sounds like you, make a decision to do the internal work in your life. It will be the best decision you’ve ever made.  Are you in?

 

* Be sure to join my email list for updates on everything. Also be sure to follow me on Instagram @_livelaughblog and click the links in my bio to find everything I do. 🙏🏾💙 stay strong my loves!!

Letting Go Of The Past

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If you follow me om Instagram, I did a recent post about why you shouldn’t hold onto the past. Let me first remind you that your past does not define you. You need to ask yourself what does define you. I resonate with this so much and I’m pretty sure that majority of you do too. Letting go of the past is easier said than done depending on what happened and how recent it was. If you’re constantly looking behind you and trying to piece everything together after the event happened, you never really get the chance to move on. This can effect you in many ways. This causes unwanted stress. You spend too much time thinking about how it should’ve went, what you should’ve and shouldn’t have said, the what ifs, and maybe this. maybe that. None of that is necessary. You need to learn how to move forward. Instead of trying to figure all that out try to think of ways you can move on from it. Journal about it, talk to someone about it. Let it go because there’s no changing the past. The past is the past so focus on the present moment. If you spend too much time thinking about your past and who did what to you, you miss all the moments in the present time. Life is too short to sit and worry about the past. You can’t change it. It happened, move forward. Worrying about something you can’t change effects your health, your state of mind. As I mentioned on my Instagram, I am looking for people who want to make a serious change in there life. I created a program to help you become who you’re meant to be in life. My program is called SELF. it’s a 1:1 coaching program where we tackle different topics about how to accept yourself and let go of limiting beliefs etc. I will be your coach for 6 weeks and we will have 1 hour phone calls over each topic and come up with an action plan for you. Are you willing to make a change in your life? Details are listed below

SELF. (9/10/19) * Open enrollment closes August 14th. *

Have You Dealt With The Following?:

Self Sabotaging Yourself

Low Self- Esteem

Having Little To No Confidence

Limiting Beliefs

Comparing Yourself To Close Friends Or Family

Taking Time For Yourself

Not Knowing Who You Really Are

IMAGINE YOUR LIFE AFTER 6 WEEKS:

You’re more confident than ever

You no longer have limiting beliefs

You know how to make time for yourself

You know longer compare yourself to others

You have high self- esteem

You finally know who you are

You’re no longer living the way others want

You’ve fully accepted yourself

This Program Is Right For You If:

You’re ready to let go of others opinions of you.
You’re ready to make a change in your life.
You’re ready to gain more confidence/ awareness.
You’re ready to become your best self.
You’re ready to release limiting beliefs for good.

For more information click this link: https://live-laugh-blog1.teachable.com/p/selfcourse/?preview=logged_out

 

 

 

 

A Day In My Life With Migraines :((

Today I am going to tell you about a typical day in my life with a migraine. If you don’t suffer from migraines on a daily basis, consider yourself lucky. I first want to mention that I have been suffering from these migraines since I was 11 years old and unfortunately, I still suffer from them.  I believe that over the years my migraines have gotten way worse. I can easily tell the difference between when I get a headache and when I get a migraine. Recently, I suffered from a horrible migraine. I felt this as soon as I woke up one morning and the pain was on the right side of my head. This really frustrated me because this was going to be a family day. As soon as I realized this I took some ibuprofen waited for a while to see if it went away but it never did. I remeber feeling super nauseous and sick as I ate my breakfast. This is when I knew it was bad. I tried to sit at my desk to get some work done and the nauseous feeling was slowly increasing and my vision became blurry. I felt horrible so I knew I had to lay down. Normally when I get a migraine this bad, I can’t eat anything even if I’m hungry. I laid in my bed and semi dark room and saw a bunch of auras. The pain in my head was rapidly increasing and this was probably one of the worst migraines I’ve ever gotten. Unfortunately, summer is my worst migraine season ever. So far this summer, I’ve already had 4 migraines. Since I get so many now a days it’s easier to identify what my triggers are. (Weather, stress, going too long without eating etc.) The day continued to get worse. I ended up being in my room for the whole day. I was upset because I love when my family comes over and I didn’t even get to see them at all. This migraine was still increasing and I didn’t know what to do about it. Luckily I downloaded an app called “MigraineBuddy” and that helped a lot. My intensity level was at an 8 which is severe and I noticed that my hands were shaking a lot which was very unusual to me. My hands never shake when I am suffering from a migraine so that was new to me. I basically missed dinner because I felt too sick to eat anything. I made sure that I stayed hydrated even if I didn’t eat anything that night. I took 5 different medications that day. I usually take Ibuprofen first and try to let that work then if it doesn’t work I take excedrine migraine. After waiting for the medication to work, I realized that it didn’t and the pain still increased. I didn’t know what else to do because excedrine will usually knock the migraine out but for some odd reason it didn’t that night. 8 hours had passed and I was still suffering. I tried everything to get rid of it, A hot cloth, and my eye mask. Neither one of those things worked and at this point, I just wanted to go to sleep. After all those long hours of suffering I finally went to sleep. Thanks to the migraine buddy app, I found out exactly how long my migraine had lasted. This migraine lasted for 13 hours. I was shocked because it had never been this bad or lasted this long. So if you suffer from migraines as well I highly reccomend downloading the “MigraineBuddy” app right now to help track them. In order to avoid getting migraines I try my best to take care of myself and not stress too much because stress is 60% of what causes a migraine. Going through this is not fun at all but sometimes I think it’s a way of my body telling me to slow down and rest because I’m always on the move. Here are some pictures of my migraine log and what I use to get rid of the migraine:

*jelly eye mask 😷

* ibuprofen/ excedrine/ Advil

* dark room

* no noise/ light 💡

SELF. 1:1/ Updates

I know it’s been a while since the last post but I have been super busy. Today i wanted to talk about my new program that will be launching early September 2019! My last post was titled “Self.” and ironically I thoughtunnamed (1).png it would be the perfect name for my program. I created this program specifically for the individuals that has a hard time accepting themselves and need help overcoming that. During this program I will be working individually with clients 1:1 and helping them overcome any personal issues that they may be facing. I’ve been through that before and now I want to help other people who are going through that. Just so you guys know, Phase II is currently in the editing process and I will be releasing that soon!! If any of you are interested in doing some 1:1 work with me click this link to enroll now!! I’m only taking a limited amount of people so hurry and claim your spot!! If you want more information about the program click the link: https://live-laugh-blog1.teachable.com/p/selfcourse/?preview=logged_out

Self.

Heyy Everyone!! I know it’s been a minute since I last posted but I have so much to update you on!! First I want to tell you that my new book PHASE II will be out soon probably later this month so get excited about that. I also am apart of a marriage podcast alongside my uncle and we have 2 episodes out now on Anchor. Fm. The picture above is so accurate. How many times have you heard “you look like a whole snack?” I thought this was cute & super funny!! But lately I’ve been all about Self. Self love, self acceptance & self awareness. I am working on becoming a Self Awareness Coach so that I can teach you how to accept yourself just like I had to learn how to fully accept myself. Accepting yourself is not an easy thing to do because there’s always something you want to change. I encourage you guys that struggle with this to follow me on instagram @_livelaughblog because I post self empowerment things on there all the time and it will help you when you need it. In the near future, I will be releasing courses on this topic and different parts of SELF that everyone needs help with. I’m excited for what’s to come and you should be too. 💚. Lately I have started my mornings off meditating for at least 2 -3 minutes on topics like Anxiety, and Self- Esteem. Let me tell you that calms me all the way down and makes me feel better about my days ahead. I’m an non stop thinker so taking time out my day to just stop and breathe for 2-3 minutes helps me tremendously and I would recommend you guys do it too. Right now I’m currently on vacation for 2 weeks and I wasn’t going to post anything but I wanted to give you guys an update on what I’ve been up to lately.

I would encourage you guys to switch up your morning routine. Go out for a walk, journal, meditate, listen to a positive podcast episode. Something to get you through the day because it’s so worth it. Once I get back home I will give you guys another update on when Phase II will be out as well as my courses on Self Awareness. Stay tuned 💗