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I want to create and inspire . I always have a lot to say but absolutely no method to my madness . It’s gonna be a mixture of everything ;after all life is a journey of discovery ūü§óūüíóūüíú

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Daily prompt, Poetry

The Power of Words

I feel quite at home in the WordPress community. This is my small tribute to all the lovely bloggers out there. Thanks for your encouragement .I also want to thank those who take the time to read what I write.  Your comments and support give me the motivation to keep writing. Thank you all.

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Words are so simple
The irony is small things can have a mighty effect
Words can paint a picture
Weave a tale
Ignite a fire of inspiration
Make a heart soar

Launch a ship of ideas, make the unthinkable set sail
Tantalize the imagination
Teleportation: transport you another time and place

A double-edged sword
Words can spread the venom of hate
Cut down the tallest tree of confidence
Leaving you in the forest of despair
Alone 

Enchanted you find the words that move you
Captivate you 
Emotive , haunting , beautiful
They give you the strength to carry on 

Bringing you to life 
Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

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Daily prompt

A Crumb Of Affection

Today’s prompt made me think about baking.¬†Can you tell? My mind was all over the place but that is standard. I came up with this while looking for a birthday cake recipe.

Thanks for reading :)) 

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Pressure
Under pressure to hide our true selves and fit the mould
Don our costumes for the social media circus
We add all the toppings, put on the extra sprinkles
An episode of the ultimate baking challenge
To see who has the biggest,baddest cake
Perfection

We must formulate the best recipe
For the likes, the comments, the disingenuous praise 
To claim the prize of validation
Some will lay themselves bare just for a crumb of affection
Superficial, empty calories
A feast for the eyes lighting the candles of the over-inflated ego

A temporary sugar high to fill a never-ending addiction
So what if you don’t like my flavour?

We all have different tastes
When you are soul fulfilled, no approval is needed
It’s all on the inside
Brush off those crumbs of judgement
A soul frosted with self-love smothered in self-acceptance  
A delectable treat

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire  

Photo via unsplash .com 

Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Take the Plunge

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Timid
She stood before the expanse of water intimidated
The current of fear paralyzed her
Should she take the tentative approach or just dive right in?
Awkward, she would never fit it
Was her voice not valid?
The waves of self-doubt crashing in her mind
The opinions of others sweeping away her self-confidence
Anchored
She remained anchored to the shore, after all, ¬†it was safe, wasn’t it?
Caught up in the riptide of uncertainty
Drowning in the illusion of failure
Struggling to escape the net of unhappiness
She would defy the odds
Sink or swim her dreams would be realized
Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

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Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Unplugged

 

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Phone down
Unplugged
Disconnected from the endless buzz of devices
A deep breath, a moment of reflection
Mindful, present, radiating love
Tantalised by the small details
Captured by heightened senses and not through ¬†the camera’s lens
A social cleanse
A bonding experience with oneself
A glorious step on the path to inner peace
Silence, simplicity
An appreciation of life
Calming the body and easing the mind

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

 

Daily prompt, Poetry

The Breakup

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A bruised and battered ego
Rejection, Betrayal, Deception
A disturbed beehive of emotions
A constant assault of stings
Dark clouds of bitterness
The rainbow of sweetness fleeting
Stormy days ahead
Self-pity mingled with thoughts of the ultimate revenge
A deluge of tears overflowing the estuary of the soul
Careful do not get swept away
Losing yourself in the current of feelings
The turmoil lessens, blue skies materialize
You emerge strengthened, transformed by once left you reeling
Reborn and ready to love again. 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire  

Daily prompt, Inspiration

Recreate

A new day means a new beginning. It is an opportunity to recreate yourself and revamp your life. Where there is life, there is always hope for improvement, the ability to chase your dreams and a chance to share your special light with the world.
Today’s prompt inspired me to think about the things I should be focusing on every day to keep myself in check and live my best life. I hope they are helpful to you as well. It is my goal to inspire or to bring a little joy to anyone who reads my posts. Thanks for reading ūüôā

HappyMother's Day!

R –¬†Rise and Give Thanks. A lot of us did not make it through the night and have passed to the other side as I call it. Lately, I ¬†have found myself having a few moments of discontent. There are a lot of things I perceive to be wrong at the moment. This morning as I was watching the news I heard this lady speaking about those who have been affected by Irma who essentially have nothing and are still in good spirits and optimistic. Reality check for me! I still have a home food, electricity. You know the everyday things we take for granted and think that we are entitled to. Note to self: Stop acting like a spoiled only child.

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E -Evolve – Make sure you do something every day that contributes to your growth. Anything that improves your physical well-being, your mental health, and your spiritual practice. Focus on the things you love about yourself .
C- Conformity-  Create a life that is yours by design. Be as authentic as possible. Do not live to impress anyone. Be younique and share your message, skill, gifts with the world. You never know who will benefit from what you have to offer.

 
R- Repeat – Do not repeat past mistakes.You will get nowhere in life going through the same tired cycle.If it does not benefit you; no need to keep hanging on. Be consistent. Repeat what works for you. Focus on your goals and attack them with the ferocity of a lion. Don’t back down from any challenge that life throws at you. Forget the past. Your life is now. No use fighting what is because you are focusing on what was or what will be. Here is all you have. ¬†Work with it, make the best of it. ¬†radiant-705682_960_720
E- Empathy – As they say it takes nothing to be kind and I am not talking about saying you are sorry and doing nothing. Or throwing pity parties for people. Lend a hand where you can. Simple acts such as offering someone a meal can seriously brighten someone’s day.¬†kindness-1197351_960_720

 
A- Ambition – You must have an unwavering drive to maneuver through life like a pro. You can not sit on your butt and wait for opportunities to manifest like a genie from a bottle. Determination, Perseverance, A can do attitude I sound like I am writing a cover letter here. You get the picture. As the song says get up and do something, You will never make it if you never even try.

 

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T-Time –¬†Time is like cake. You can not really have it and eat it too unless of course, you have multiple cakes. One life is all we have one shot. I sometimes wish I had nine lives like a cat. They are some brilliant resourceful animals. Be like the cat pounce on an all opportunities, rest when you have to and most importantly use your time wisely. If only we could get a refund for all the time we have spent on people and situations that were not beneficial to us .

 

E- Ego- Now I will not knock the importance of having a high self-esteem. However, there is a fine line between self-esteem and being a self-important tight ass . In all things and all situations keep your ego in check . Be humble and be grateful . It could all be taken away from you in an instant . Remember you are not what you own or what you do . Essentially none of that matters if you are an awful human being .

 

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Written By Tachira Wiltshire 

Daily prompt, Poetry

A Flavorful Life

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Bills, chores and the endless to-do lists
A vicious cycle of mundane tasks
Repetitious, Robotic, Meaningless
They can leave life feeling quite bland
The invisible shackles of oppression
Eight hours chained to a desk
Stuck ..Listless. The struggle is all too real 

So we seek to make life more flavorful 
Like that perfectly baked Christmas Ham

Using people, money, and material things as salve for the soul
A futile  cure that will never heal
I want to be immersed in every moment
That rush, intensity is what I want to feel
Give me moments, mishaps and memories
Zesty, full of gusto, rich in flavour
The best ever full course meal.

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

Daily prompt, Poetry

A Tropical Escape

 

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Voluptuous
Honey Glazed Melanin
Swaying and Sashaying like the palm trees
A glass of coconut water gulped down on a hot summer day
Sweltering 100 degrees
Savourous, flavorful his favorite dish 
Voracious, gluttonous he relished  every bite
A sweet ripe mango her taste unforgettable
His Caribbean queen, He basked in her tropical vibes
Her memory would forever shine  sunlight on his life

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

 

Fitness and Total body, Health and well being

Namaste and Slay : Choosing The Right Yoga Mat

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Any yoga practitioner whether they are a beginner or a seasoned professional needs a yoga mat. I have already mentioned the numerous benefits of yoga in my previous post: Yoga Is for Everyone. Have I  convinced you ? 

 

 I have purchased a few mats in the past; none of which I was particularly in love with. I decided it was time for a change and did some research. I never knew there were so many options out there.  Investing in the right yoga mat will enhance your yoga practice ten fold. Everyone has their own style and unique flair so you definitely want to choose the mat that will cater to your specific needs. Did you know that there are different mats for hot yoga versus regular yoga?

Here are a Few Factors To Consider When Choosing A Mat 

Thickness 

Durability 

Your Type Of Practice 

Price 

Eco-friendliness  

 

When making a purchase deciding which product to choose is always one of the most difficult factors. Need some help choosing your dream mat? ¬†Reviews . com compared 30 of the most popular mats on the market. This comprehensive article took into account several variables including durability, material, composition, thickness, yoga style, price and so much more! ¬†Check out their full guide here …¬†http://www.reviews.com/best-yoga-mat/¬†You won’t be disappointed.

 

I hope you find the perfect mat for your needs. Let’s Namaste and¬†play together. Let me know in the comments which one did/would you choose?

Here’s to a happy practice and a more beautiful ,¬†balanced and blissful you. Love and Blessings Tachi .¬†

 

 

 

Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Thorny Situations

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A delicate flower
A drop of blood
Careful, everything has duality
Even the most beautiful situations  can become quite thorny
A match made in heaven can turn into hell
A familiar lover becomes a stranger
You thought you knew them  so well
A warm sunny heart can grow Arctic cold
Forever you promised to have and to hold
A fairy tale is woven into a bitter tale
A breath of fresh air now turned stale
You can not avoid the thorns if you want the rose
The beauty of life is that it is no straight road .

 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire