Evolving Takes Werk Podcast | You Have Everything That You Need

On this episode of the Evolving Takes Werk Podcast we’ll discuss that decluttering project from our previous episode and how after clearing the clutter we found what we needed to make a repair in our home. 

We’ll also touch on what to do with the things we find as we declutter. Should we trash it, give it away or keep it? Though only keep it if it sparks joy. 

Also in this episode, I’ll share how Steel Cut Oats by Better Oats became important to my life after suffering from a stoke and my experience during the pandemic of creating an eBook. 

Let’s get to werk!!!!

7 Step Jumpstart To Becoming Your Best Self | Ericka Johnson-Settles

Earlier this year Author Ericka Johnson-Settles released her first book, 7 Step Jumpstart To Becoming Your Best Self. I have self-published for years and this is the first book that I published for another author.

I was honored and excited to work with Ericka on her debut book. She has a passion for pouring into others and she is seeing amazing transformations in people’s lives since her book was released.

7 Step Jumpstart is an incredible tool to have on your journey to becoming your best self.

Purchase your copy today. Congratulations Ericka!!!!!!!

World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day. I’m grateful for so many things. 

I’m grateful for the fast thinking of two amazing women.

I’m grateful for knowing myself well enough to know that I was in a crisis. 

I’m grateful for an amazing medical staff that took excellent care of me. 

I’m grateful for an amazing village. 

After the diagnosis it was a lot of therapy, a lot of medication, a lot of naps and a lot of prayer. 

I’d encourage you to:

❤️ Know your numbers.

❤️ Get your annual physicals.

❤️ Listen to your body when things seem different than normal.

❤️ Stress less.

❤️ Practice self-care.

Resiliency & Gratitude

I have come to find that my writings tell a story. It is one of resiliency and gratitude. For a while I thought my writings were not connected. I’ve written poetry, fiction, a journal and a non-fiction book. Honestly, I thought “My collection is random and it doesn’t make sense.” Then one day I was on ClubHouse and the moderator, Teresa Hairston, told me that my writings tell the story of my resiliency.

Not only had I never considered that idea, I never would have on my own.

Today I got on Canva and created this video. In days to come I will expound on each book and tell why I wrote it and how I created it.

Ghetto Chick

Infused

#hespoilsme

Diligently

My Daily Gratitude Journal

8 Weeks To A Swimsuit

Diario De Mi Gratitud

My writings began with a marriage separation and now I am in a state of gratitude. In all things give thanks.

Why I Go Red!!!

I Go Red!!!! 💃🏽#nationalwearredday2021

I have participated with #GoRedForWomen❤️ faith based initiatives for several years. I loved being a part of #havefaithinheart and #empoweredtoserve It was something about getting information out to the community about stroke and heart disease that I absolutely love.

On November 5, 2018 all of the information that I shared, with others, I now needed for myself. After my first day on a new job, I was rushed to @thechristhospital and it was determined that I had suffered a stroke. It’s been a journey for my family, my friends and myself. Fortunately, the quick response by a school secretary and a school nurse got me the help that I desperately needed.

After leaving the hospital, I was in speech therapy for months and I eventually entered counseling to deal with the depression and anxiety of everything that was going on in my life.

I Go Red for myself, my family, my friends and to inspire others with my story of resilience.

My prayer is that my life experiences are a blessing to others. Remember, we are blessed to be a blessing.

I encourage you to

💃🏽Know your numbers.
💃🏽Choose to move.
💃🏽Stress less
💃🏽Eat well.
💃🏽Be well.

You can’t help others heal if you are not well.

8 Weeks To A Swimsuit

In March of 2020, after our governor announced a “Stay At Home” order because of Covid-19, I signed up with a local trainer who was offering an online workout program live on Facebook. I figured I could support a small business and maybe this would help me lose the weight that I had been carrying for years.

The end result was me discovering parts of myself that I never knew existed even though they were always present. As of this moment I have lost nearly 50 lbs and I have never felt or looked better. My days are now filled with at least 1-2 workouts, healthy meals and encouraging others that if I can lose the weight, you can too.