You are STRONG and COURAGEOUS- you don’t even know half of what you can do.

You have failed, been knocked down, abused and insulted. You have cried your heart out, gone through the most unimaginable heartbreak, seen and felt pain but you didn’t lose your mind (even though you thought you would), you did not break, you are still standing tall, crown firmly on your head and still as beautiful as ever.

You my dear Sister are a SURVIVOR, I celebrate you today!

first designed and published for @jagabeauty (Facebook and Instagram) December 21, 2015 

Screw it Lets DO it!


“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”

–Will Smith in the Movie: Pursuit of Happyness

#faithactivated | What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger


For every failure I had encountered in my life, through each experience, I gained courage.  What didn’t kill me only made me stronger. I did not allow it to crush me (though many times I had come close to giving up).

It is possible to emerge from even the darkest hell healed and restored. You just have to believe. Activate that faith no matter how small.

#nevergiveup #keepgoing #faithactivated

Free to be



When your soul is broken, it is common to give in to depression, questioning one’s worth and even suicide- I have been through all three. But there comes a time you have to make a conscious choice, a decision only you can make, to start a new chapter in your life, close the old chapter of your past and walk on the path of healing. It will not happen overnight, but God’s grace and strength will guide you. You only have to ask.

With healing comes CONFIDENCE.

Confidence in Accepting and Loving Yourself,

Confidence in being Beautiful, Feminine and Free.

Free to be who God made you to be.

Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, it’s a waste of time. There’s a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way we can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you. — Unknown

things I MUST start doing


This month I would be a year older. Somehow it don’t seem like things have gotten better. Sometimes it also seems like when I take 1 step forward, life throws me a curve ball taking me 10 steps backwards. There’s a deep urge to give up, throw-in the towel and welcome that horrible darkness but it’s at those times that His still voice whispers, I’m here… I’m with you… Don’t give up now… you’re almost there…

I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel but I hold on to my mustard seed faith and stumble in the darkness, forging on…

I know the Restorer is at work…

The Potter is creating a masterpiece…

But you know what, when I look back, I am amazed at how far I have come! The valleys I have crossed, the mountains I have climbed and guess what? I am still in one piece- ALIVE and SMARTER! And I am not where I was 2 years ago, actually I’m in a much better place. So I’ve decided that from today, no matter what, I’m going to Pray hard, Praise wildly, be forever Grateful to Him who has kept me and is still keeping me, Serve with all my heart, Love with abandon, let go of my past and invite Peace in, feel ecstatically Joyful even when it don’t feel like there’s anything to be happy about but most importantly, to have strength to face each day as it comes, I am going to hold fiercely to Hope while keeping the Faith.

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. -Psalm 126

image inspired by Mamma Winger