Repeat After Me: Yes, I can and I will. Nothing can stop me.
I must admit, thriving in an environment, designed for failure, well that was tough! But God!
People used to look my siblings and I, like the dirty poor kids without parents. —> mom dead, father absent.
They thought they could do anything they wanted to us. It’s funny how people believe kids don’t remember bad treatment, or they assume you’ll end up just another statistic. They damn sure said I would be a teenage mother, poor and well… helpless! 🗣
But I always knew God made me special, regardless of my environment. Many days I cried in silence because as a child, in many ways you are helpless.
We spent several miserable years grieving our mother and fighting other demons!
At the early age of 7, after losing my mom, it became my #1 life mission to escape poverty, misery, and disgust.
I prayed to escape folks who didn’t love us enough to understand that we were already broken into a million little pieces.
We required love, not manipulation.
The fact that God’s favor isn’t based on other folks opinion provides me with a heart full of joy!
I bet those same people now say: “I would have never thought she would become a doctor after going thru all that!”
Moral of the story ⬇️ Nothing can stop me! Periodt! Nothing can stop you! Periodt!
We mustn’t internalize negativity! Life is full of opportunities and excitement once we learn to be positive and maintain an “I can do all things,” attitude!
Stay strong #KingandQueenSquad Live your best life today, not tomorrow!
The Majestic Niagara Falls and DD’s Birthday (Vlog!)
In Memory of Doris Denise Jackson
It was such a pleasure to visit Niagara Falls for a second time this year. With all the chaos around, the waters provided a sense of calm. Niagara Falls has easily become one of my favorite places to visit. It’s a free trip with a priceless purpose. The crushing sound of the waves crashing against the earth are a constant reminder that God is real! His power unapologetic and full of character.
Check out this Vlog from the new series The Life of Dr. Shon on Youtube. Ep. 1 The Majestic Niagara Falls and DDs Birthday Weekend
Wow, I can’t believe this year is nearing an end. Hello November! What a journey it has been thus far. Wouldn’t you agree? This month, I am actually glancing onward while discerning a few changes that could give rise to an improvement in life goals. For one, I would prefer to make a comeback with self care and soul growth. I’ll be honest, I’ve slightly allowed my beauty routine to slack. But by nature, health is wealth. This pandemic has been extremely exhausting to routines and how we maintain our daily balance in every way. It’s far more difficult to focus on eating healthy and maintaining good workouts during this uncertainty of a time. One thing that has kept me partially balanced is my inconsistent weekly yoga sessions. That’s mainly because my body mostly craves it after a long day at the dental office, fighting a shit load of caries. It seems that people despise the dental office and all it’s bright lights, irritating sounds, and mainly the needle. They hate it to the point where they’d rather allow caries spread uncontrollably eating away their enamel. In addition, stress builds with travel restrictions such as the one in New York, cancelled family vacations, and disrupted life routines. Things have taken a sudden pause. Vastly much of the world is different and hopes longer that it will ever be the same. I’d be happiest when the pandemic comes to an end, but the year is nearly over and it’s still going.
Next, I would like to see the 3rd Annual Virtual DReamergency Walk come to life. It’s my life passion to inspire the youth and continue my mother’s legacy. Covid has forced our team to cancel travel plans back to my village in order to connect and inspire disadvantaged and underserved dreamers. If there is a will, there is a way. This year’s theme is My DReams are Essential. This statement speaks volumes. Dreams still matter. Right now there are so many kids impacted by the abrupt change of learning environment. Many kids and parents are battling having to attend school via online modules. Dreams are on the line. Our mission with the Doris Denise Jackson Foundation and the DReamergency Walk is to encourage kids to keep dreams alive despite the odds. The scholarship component of the walk are focused on rewarding our future leaders for the efforts, studying hard and never relinquishing their goals when crisis strike.
Furthermore, I will officially be completed with one major goal, one that has taken quite some time this month. I’ts extremely sensational to have come so close to accomplishing such a feat. One thing is for sure: hard work pays off. So, my ode to you Kings and Queens, keep growing and elevating as this year concludes. How will you make this month count towards a brighter future? If you’re in the United States, will you make the effort to vote on November 3rd. Will you find ways to reconnect with family and friends while staying safe during coronavirus? Will you discover a new hobby that consumes more of your free time than the internet and social media notifications? Will you, too, get back to your self care and healthy routines? Time is of the essence my friends. Don’t allow the moments worries to block your vision and purpose.
This month will have challenges but make the best of everything in your favor. Stay focused on the goals you’ve set for yourself, your family, the community, and your business. This is just a little reminder from me, to you with intentions of sharing a good vibe. Stay safe Kings and Queens. Stock up your household with can goods, sanitary items, and health care supplies before another outbreak happens. Be prepared and observe the world around you. Read a book. Join a book club. Enjoy life. Wear a mask. Spread joy and kindness. There is too much hate being placed on platforms that aim to bring fear, but fear not. Love more. Fight for equality and justice unapologetically. Become the best version of you. Do that every day. Oh yeah, get your shine totally on!
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Do you have a choice about the direction your life is going? Are you dragging your feet everyday, hoping and praying to find your way to a brighter day?
Well, its time to pick up your damn feet! I titled this blog in such a mysterious way because it’s truly meant to inspire you to get up and stop doubting yourself. The year 2020 has proven to the entire world that no one knows what tomorrow may bring. Therefore, it has never been a better time than now to release all of your self doubt. The year 2020 has proven that it takes a generous amount of faith in action and a lot of adaptation to strive past our new normal. I know it sounds simple but staying motivated is a challenge. Today I just hope to motivate you, to move your damn feet from a spot of doubt and self inflicted negativity. For example, if you’ve been on the same job for 5 years with a lack of growth in pay and job title, maybe it’s time to move your damn feet. This applies to any area of life including relationships, job, school opportunities, weight loss goals, etc.
What exactly do I mean by moving your damn feet? Now, I know some people who are cool sailing being mediocre and never desiring to elevate their life to the fullest potential. These are the folks who have yet to find their purpose and don’t really care. They don’t aspire to contribute anything to the greater good. So this blog ain’t for those folks. But if you’re like me and you just can’t sleep because you feel the pinned up energy within you, driving you towards your purpose, then continue reading. I don’t care what excuse you could come up with as to why things aren’t working for you, now is the time to let it go. Now is the time to embark on a journey towards your purpose fulfilled life. If you were looking for a sign, then this is your sign. So many of us need encouragement and inspiration but we don’t even know how to go about obtaining it.
Your potential is limitless. So don’t limit yourself, don’t limit your dreams, don’t limit your vision, and for sure, don’t limit your happiness.
The easiest way to be inspired when life kicks you where it hurts is to get up. Now open your eyes, think about your mission, and focus on your purpose. I realized that my purpose is to inspire others because I came from a place that was very, very dark in my eyes. My testimony could help someone fight for their dreams even in the darkness. It took me a very long time to get out of the shadow of gray clouds that consumed me. I found myself dreaming but also I found myself miserable. So If you want to become more solid and aim for more purpose, keep going! The first step is just to believe in yourself. So from this day forward I want you to believe in yourself come hell and high water. I too suffer from self doubt sometimes when I set goals that seem too ambitious. It seems like maybe… I’m dreaming a little bit too big. Like maybe… I don’t have enough faith in the things that I want to achieve. But I am here to tell you today, remove the self doubt from every inch of your spirit. It does not belong there. What belongs in your spirit? A strategy to propel you forward is what you need. How do you plan to make everything that you desire come into your environment? You don’t have to deal with stressing every day, living check to check, settling for less, not knowing what you’re gonna do about the future. Actually you can and will have better.
Many people sell themselves short because they have a fear or a complex about the consequences of failure. Failure stops most people from even trying. They won’t ever attempt to gain new knowledge, use a computer, learn a new skill, go on a vacation, or even take a plane ride because of fear. Fear should have no control over your destiny. Your potential is limitless. So don’t limit yourself, don’t limit your dreams, don’t limit your vision, and for sure, don’t limit your happiness. Dream bigger not smaller.
As we move forward in the month of September, mental health is going to be key. The focus is elevator mode. We are going up from here. Every day and every second of your life may not be a happy moment, it may be very stressful but channel the stress. Think of strategies that help you view life in a more positive perspective. Why? Because you deserve positivity. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live your best life. And more importantly, you deserve to obtain every blessing God has planned for you this year.
If you’re still thinking , “ I don’t even deserve it,” you’re holding yourself back. Attaching negative feelings and negative people, or the past to your present is worthless. So today, move your damn feet out of the same spot. That’s the point! Move your feet to a place where you feel happy. Find a place where you feel comfortable enough to grow. Please don’t spend any more time in 2020 and beyond chasing that which makes you feel less than your worth. And you have to know your worth in order to believe in yourself. Believe that you’re priceless. You’re beautiful, you’re intelligent and you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to.
In this season, as we wrap up 2020, let’s attract fruitfulness into our life and home. This is the season of blessings so be sure to plant good seeds. Plant them deep, cover them with dirt and provide plenty of water. Be patient, they will start growing. Once they start growing don’t forget to keep it going. Even when you get flowers growing in your garden, stay motivated, keep watering them. These are your new seeds of hope. After today I would like to witness more walkers, runners, and chasers on the way to their dream. This is Dr. Shon checking out. Thank you for reading my blog.
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I searched for him because, maybe, I desired a deeper love. A Love I knew existed, somewhere, somehow. Nowadays with the advancement of social media, television, reality TV, and drama consummation all over the place, love has met its match. But love can win, the strong will survive the test of love. However, there is something bothersome about being in a relationship that lacks consistent growth. It feels like you’re basically suffocating and settling for less than your worth. Have you ever felt like that? If you’ve ever been in a relationship where you’ve settled for less than you’re worth, it can be a daunting dilemma. This type of love forces you to compensate for the lack of natural, equal love. Love can go deeper every day with the right recipe and chefs. But it literally begins with yourself. A deep love starts with self love. In addition, the healthiest love also includes genuine love towards our heavenly creator.
Take care of yourself, that’s the first way to fall deeper in love. – Dr. Shon
Learn to love and appreciate yourself from the inside out. Fall in love with everything that you are and everything that God created you to be. Do those few things and life will transition so beautifully for you. Loving others first comes at a token of loving yourself, it’s the initial sacrifice. And I know that saying sacrificing love towards others to give it to yourself sounds weird, but it’s true. Especially if you’re a vessel running on an empty tank. Just think about this, after boarding an airplane, who does the pilot recommend to put their mask on first, in the case of an emergency? First, they instruct the parent to place the mask on themselves, then secondly on the child. The thinking is, “How can I help others if I can’t help myself? How can I love others if I can’t save myself?” Tending to your self care needs is the surest method to speed up the love process. Self love is the first way to fall deeper in love.
The second way to fall deeper in love is to seek a companion with similar interest as you. Of course they may not like everything you like but their interests should be nearly equal or similar to your own. A deep, loving relationship also requires the cooperation of compromisers, but one person shouldn’t compromise more than the next. For example, maybe you share the same interest in traveling, family values and morals. When it comes to religion, people tend to cross the line and date within different religions but I won’t get into that here. All of these situations require compromise at some point. Serious issues such as religion, family planning, and mental health problems can make or break a relationship. To fall deeply in love, all of the quirks should be well communicated and understood. As long as you share some similarities, it will be easier to enhance your bond and overall connection.
Trust is one of the key foundations to building a deeper love. – Dr. Shon
The third way to fall deeper in love is to really take in consideration how much growth there has been in your relationship over time. Are both partners aiming to grow one another mentally? Let’s start there. Mentally, are you challenging one another to love each other better, caressing each other more frequently, and focused on the romance? Are you challenging each other to go back to school or take up a new trade? Are you aiming to give more surprises, more conversations focused on enhancing the family values, working together on difficult life tasks, and/or showering each other with affection. To grow your love deeper, one must seek to elevate the love story as a couple every single day. Life is too short and if you waste time on unnecessary things your love remains stagnant.
The fourth way to fall deeper in love is to find creative, fun ways to create memories. As a couple, are you creating vivid, lifelong memories for generations to come? Are you cherishing your happiness and growth together as an unit? If you’re not happy, falling deeper in love is nearly impossible. First, find your happiness and never compromise it. It should feel overjoying, waking up next to your soul mate, having the opportunity to watch the sunrise or witness sunset together. Kissing and hugging throughout the day also help create the sense of intimacy and passion. Texting throughout the day, showering each other with affection, love, and attention, are other ways to keep the momentum going. Trust me, there are tons of ways to grow deeper in love.
To go deeper you must make faith a part of your connection. – Dr. Shon
The fifth way to fall deeper in love is to survive the storm together. No one person should be responsible for making it through the storm alone. If we’re down, we’re gonna be down together baby! If we are up, we rock together, like rock stars. Love is about really being together and having a well balanced life as the days come and go. Nowadays, there seems to be an imbalance between women and men in the relationship. Many women carry heavy loads as mothers, working women, and they do it alone. It’s just totally unfair. I’ve had an experience with this in the past and it nearly ruined me as a woman. Vice versa. To fall deeper in love your companion should be an equal contributor to the whole unit of the family. They shouldn’t be able to sit and do nothing. When you find a soul mate, they should ease your heavy load. They should free up your time to allow more time to focus on other weaker aspects of your relationship.
Number six. High levels of faith are required to survive the storms that we mentioned earlier. Faith is the essence of love because it gives you a positive outlook on the future of your love life. Love can go deeper if you challenge your brain to defy the norms of the society. To go deeper you must make faith a part of your connection. When tough tests arise, will your relationship stand the test of time? When temptations approach, will you pass them in the opposite direction, or will you fail the test, ultimately hurting your partner? If you fail, it simply means you’re not ready for love; especially if you’re hurting people you claim to love. That means you may not even know how to properly love yourself. You’re not honest with yourself, instead you’re greedy and selfish. That’s not love. Love begins with faith and honesty within. Develop a relationship with God to pray about your downfalls. When you love God, naturally and innately there is a desire to treat others respectfully.
Number seven. Trust: now this is a biggie. Trust is one of the key foundations to building a deeper love. In order to fall deeper in love, a significant amount of trust is required. There are going to be times when your mind plays tricks on you and make situations look like something they’re not. There are going to be times when you doubt yourself, when you feel like the love is just going to end up wrong. The more trust you have, the stronger the relationship. Period. Trust is the tool that allows relationships to quickly overcome storms, difficult situations, arguments, and disagreements. Learn tools and resources to help build a solid love foundation. Once you realize there is another person who has your best interest at heart: cherish them, treat them like a queen every day. Treat him like a king every day. Pursue happiness together, that’s what helps us fall deeper in love.
Romance is essential to a deep love life. The eighth way to grow deeper in love is to show affection. Don’t spend too much time giving your affection to social media, other people, your job, nor the bad parts of your life. Show lots of affection without being a nagger. Don’t hold the past or past relationships at hostage in your new love life. Let that old sh*t go! Excuse my french! Cook for one another, massage one another, and schedule frequent date nights. I love a sexy, romantic date night with fresh flowers, a picnic by the beach with candlelight. Yessss!!! Always remember why you all fell in love at the very beginning. Make anniversaries and other significant dates in your relationship special. Deep love should fill your heart with a proud, happy, romantic feeling.
Romance is essential to a deep love life. – Dr. Shon
Number nine. Be honest with yourself the things you will and will not tolerate from a significant other. Many people stay in relationships for the wrong reason. Money, a fancy lifestyle, cars, worried about what other folks “gon say,” stability are among those reasons. Respect, honesty, and compassion should be the priority on the toleration list. Settle down with someone who will be there when you’re old, sick, and/or when you fall down and need a helping hand? Do they make you feel royal? Know what you’re looking for in a relationship and write it down. Be open minded as well. But don’t be a fool for love.
The number ten way to fall deeper in love is to have fun! Lots of fun! Love is experiencing new views together, creating timeless memories, discovering new ways to be happier together, building a stronger trust, a stronger faith, a stronger connection and a stronger romantic neuronal connection. Involve romance in your life on a daily basis, not only on Valentine Day. Every day should be Valentine’s Day when you’re deep in love.
In conclusion. I searched for him because I knew he was a King. Because of the way he communicates with me. Because of the way he considers my future in my mind. Once we reconnected, I realized that he needed me. He needed my tender loving, kind spirit. He needed my encouragement. He needed my support as a queen. And I needed him to tilt my crown back into the right position. I needed his guidance, his touch, his presence. I needed the masculinity of his leadership. I needed his mind, his brilliance. In order to fall deeper in love, you must embrace the role of king and queen. You must exude royalty at all times. Deep love should make you the happiest. So yeah, he needed me but I damn sure I need him too! To be so deep in love. Now that’s fun!
Kings and Queens, what other ways are there to fall deeper in love? Have you ever had a deep love? Leave me a comment and tell me your experience.
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HAPPY TUESDAY KING AND QUEEN SQUAD. ARE YOU MADE TO DREAM? IS TODAY JUST ANOTHER DAY? ABSOLUTELY NOT! EVERYDAY IS THE PRIME OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR LIFE TO EMBARK ON A NEW JOURNEY OR LEARN SOMETHING YOU COULD ADOPT INTO YOUR CURRENT JOURNEY. THE OLDER I GET, THE MORE I REALIZE THE VALUE OF TIME. THATS WHY I SAY, TODAY IS NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY. THE MORE TIME WE WASTE BY FAILING TO WORK ON SELF GROWTH AND SELF LOVE, THE MORE WE REMAIN STAGNANT IN LIFE. GET UP! MAKE A CHANGE! YOU DESERVE TO DREAM AND LIVE LIKE ROYALTY! IN FACT, WE WERE MADE TO DREAM!
“DREAM” IS MORE THAN JUST A FIVE LETTER WORD. IT’S TRULY AN ACTION WORD: “DREAMING.” HOW DO WE GO ABOUT SUCCESSFULLY ADVANCING AS A DREAMER THAT MAKES THINGS HAPPEN WITHOUT APOLOGIES?
LETS BREAK DOWN THE WORD D.R.E.A.M.:
DETERMINATION- BE PERSISTENT IN YOUR EFFORTS. HAVE THE WILL POWER TO STAND FIRM ON YOUR PURPOSE. DON’T ALLOW THE GRUELING DAYS TO DETRACT FROM YOUR CALLING IN LIFE.
RESILIENCE- LIFE WILL ROCK YOU BUT YOU MUST FIND RECOVER AND FIND YOUR BALANCE WITHOUT REMAINING STAGNANT FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. NEVER ALLOW THE WORST SITUATIONS TO HALT EVERYTHING YOU’VE ACCOMPLISHED THUS FAR. LIFE IS ABOUT STANDING UP TALL, FIRM, AND CONFIDENT AFTER FALLING DOWN. DON’T STAY ON THE GROUND, RISE UP!
EDUCATE- EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO ADVANCING FURTHER, FASTER. THERE IS ONE LESSON HAS STUCK WITH ME SINCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, I KNOW WHAT I KNOW. THE MORE YOU LEARN, THE FURTHER YOU’LL GO! IF YOU GET AN EDUCATION YOU’LL BE TAKING A STAND, BECAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. GRAB IT WHILE YOU CAN.” LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR DREAMS AND THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO MAKE THEM A REALITY.
ADJUST- LEARN TO ADJUST TO THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE! EVERY NOW AND THEN, LIFE REQUIRES CALIBRATION TO REASSESS OUR GOALS. THE KEY IS TO NEVER, EVER QUIT! EVERY DAY, EVERY MONTH, SOMETIMES, THE YEARS BECOME SO HARD BUT KEEP YOUR END GOAL IN MIND. YOU WILL FEEL SO RELIEVED YOU DIDN’T SETTLE IN LIFE! HAVE NO REGRETS.
MOTIVATE – I AM ALL FOR MOTIVATION! SOAKING UP GOOD VIBES FROM MOTIVATING SOURCES IS LIKE FUEL TO AN EMPTY GAS TANK… IT KEEPS YOU GOING. IT INSPIRES YOU TO PUSH THRU WHEN YOU FEEL YOU ARE ALREADY OUT OF GAS! MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO HANGING IN THERE! I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF FEELING LIKE I HAD 0% ENERGY LEFT TO CHALLENGE AN EXAM, STUDY, OR KEEP GOING AS A DENTAL STUDENT! IT WAS IMPERATIVE FOR ME TO DEVELOP METHODS TO DIG DEEP REGARDLESS OF THE DIFFICULTY. WITNESSING THE UPPERCLASSMEN AT MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE MAKE IT THRU TO THE D4 YEAR INSPIRED ME! I BECAME MOTIVATED BY WITNESSING THE TRANSFORMATION OF STUDENTS INTO DOCTORS AFTER COMPLETING THEIR FINAL STAGES OF THE D.D.S. OR M.D. PROGRAMS. THESE MIRACLES RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES MOTIVATED ME TO DO THE SAME. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO BELIEVE I COULD DO IT TOO! MOTIVATION FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU’RE TRYING TO GO HELPS TREMENDOUSLY!
KING AND QUEEN SQUAD: AIM TO TAKE ACTION ON YOUR GOALS TODAY! REMEMBER THAT DREAM IS MORE THAN JUST A FIVE LETTER WORD. IT’S ALL ABOUT BABY STEPS TOWARDS A BRIGHTER, MORE FULFILLING FUTURE. ONE WHERE YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES AND TIME. YOU WERE BORN TO DREAM WITHOUT CHAINS OR RESTRICTIONS! REFUSE TO WASTE ANOTHER MOMENT HAVING A PITY PARTY! GET UP OFF THE COUCH, TURN THE TELEVISION OFF, AND CHASE YOUR DREAMS PASSIONATELY! HAVE A BLESSED WEEK #KINGANDQUEENSQUAD
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“Embrace the Next Level of your life. Unapologetically.” -Dr. Shon
Do you have enough endurance to overcome bad moods and failed plans. Are you expecting everyday to go smooth in a peachy creamy-like fashion? Will you fold under pressure every chance life’s obstacles appear before your eyes? Can you dig deeper to see a different, more embracive view point? One that includes your highest aspirations, secret dreams, and things you’ve only manifested in privacy. I believe so. Embracing the next level of your life will require consistent faith even on the days your internal good vibe clock seems to be delayed. We as Kings and Queens are capable of embracing the bad, as well as the good. Learning to transform our teachable days into life experiences is key. Burdensome days teach us a lesson or two about maintaining a positive mindset during a storm. Nobody said the task of keeping ya head up is easy, but it’s surely doable. When irritating situations arise in our lives, it’s imperative that we continue seeking inspiration from all around us. How can we seek out a glimpse of good vibes even when we don’t feel like it?This blog will reveal 10 tips to help you turn a desperate, dilapidated day into a purpose filled, mind growing day.
Good vibes can be found in other inspiring people, blogs, video, and books. They can also be found in deep conversations with friends and close family members. One of the best ways to find good vibes is thru self care, vacation time, bonding time with loved ones, celebrations, and dream chasing. Good vibes are everywhere, catch one or throw one! – Dr. Shon
It’s so easy to move along each day without actually cherishing the day. Life has a way of taunting us with unexpected surprises that toss our plans, to do list, and schedules into a chaotic war zone. We’ve all had those days! Those days where you just don’t feel like digging your head from underneath the blanket and pillows. We’ve all had days where we feel like we need a vacation. Actually, I’m starting the first day of my vacation as I write this blog piece. Trust me, I couldn’t wait to take a mental break from 2020 and all of this years curve balls; also realizing that my time is of the essence. I barely get time to spend with self care due to my busy life as a dentist; sometimes that aggravates me. You see, I too have those please leave me alone days. Ya know, when you’re feeling lazy, bothered, and not in the mood for convo.
“Good vibes are everywhere, catch one or throw one.” – Dr. Shon
There is a remedy for gaining your freedom and time back. I don’t know about you, but I plan on using my few vacation days to seek our ways to embrace life in a more efficient capacity. The next level of my life will be full of good will, financial freedom, consistent health consciousness, motivation, and lots of faith. I’m claiming it ahead of time. Of course, adapting to a positive lifestyle is no overnight feat, it all starts with day one. Most people never accomplish their goals because they say, “One day I’m going back to school…” but they never take the initiative to research the enrollment requirements or ask questions about the which degree program excites their interest. Why not take that leap of faith towards success today? Manifest the dreams you’ve withheld for so long, do it TODAY! Believe it today! In order to make all of life’s aspirations come to fruition, we must manifest them in our daily visions and goals. Kings and Queens, having consistent positivity and fruitfulness is truly possible if you desire it enough. Speak life into your dreams and goals. Manifest your good days and thank God for your bad days. All of our days, whether good or bad, make us a better, more well rounded, an indestructible force to be reckoned with. Manifestation is one of the best ways to embrace the next level of our life. Here are 10 other ways to endure more life and transform negative to positive.
10 Ways to Embrace the Next Level of your Life:
Speak Life into Your Dreams and Goals
Never Underestimate the power of failure. Fail and try again. This means that you are determined to break through the barriers between you and your goals.
Be a magnet for other positive people and environments. If you put out positivity, positivity will be attracted back to you. If you dish out negativity, negativity will be attracted back to you. Period.
Cut off anything that lacks a purpose in your future and /or the plans you’ve created for success. You don’t have much time to waste. Stay focused on your intentions.
Devise a plan, weekly, monthly, yearly, to help you accomplish your top priorities. Write your purpose down. Review it. Reward yourself when you accomplish the goals you’ve set.
Meditate daily to clear your mind from toxic energies absorbed all over a stressful day. Release bad vibes by taking a steamy, hot shower. Meditate while listening to waterfalls or Sade’ (or whatever music relaxes your mind or silence is sometimes golden). Take a brisk stroll along a shaded trail as you listen to the birds sing a melody. Let it go! Let life grow!!
Develop a weekly Self Care routine. Be sure to include exercise such as yoga or pilates. A little tender, loving, care (TLC) never hurt anybody. Pamper yourself regularly. Goals are a lot more accomplishable when you feel great about being you. You deserve to be healthy and happy. After all, health is wealth.
Be the leader of your own parade. Never be afraid to let your little shine until it becomes a big light.
Stop doubting yourself for every little mistake. We all make mistakes. Learn to use failures as fuel to fund passion. Mistakes make us wiser. Never dwell on the negativity of a failure, focus on the lesson.
Be in favor of your life and all the blessings you may have begun to overlook. Realize that all things are possible with God.
In closing, as we navigate out of 2020 with hopes for a more prosperous 2021, don’t forget to use these 10 tips to help you embrace the next level of your life. Life is going to be amazing, just claim the life you desire. Take your time but don’t waste your time. Every day you must think about new ways and visions to help you be successful. You deserve it.
I’ll be taking my own advice as I start my vacation. To be honest, I love writing this blog and connecting to the world. If I could find more time to embrace more of this passion I would be elated. Time will tell. It amazes me to see readers all of over the world, in the United States, Sweden, France, Nigeria, and Jamaica to name a few. Thank you for the support. Remember #blacklivesmatter
Kings and Queens, until the next blog, I pray you each have a blessed, blessed September. Don’t forget to spread love, wear your invisible crown daily, andddddd embrace the next level of your life! Peaceeeeee
Leave a comment and let me know what tips you have to embrace the next level of life? Where are you reading from?
“Don’t forget to spread love, wear your invisible crown daily, andddddd embrace the next level of your life!” – Dr. Shon
Greetings Kings and Queens. What drives your daily motivation to wake up each day with a positive mindset? Or do you wake up in a mindless clutter? Perhaps, you don’t even think about it at all. But imagine if we all woke up full of admiration to be the best person we can be from the inside out. I’m talking spirituality, physically and mentally. All three areas require a well balanced, guided mind. How do we obtain that? The answer lies within.
Grace is defined as elegance or certain will. It’s important to be graceful with thinking and moving, especially when it comes to our main objectives in life. Positive thinking drives thoughts into action. They help the mind focus on the task. Use elegance when thinking about your future and all the goodwill that is going to come your way. Some people never take the opportunity to spread their wings because it can be a scary thing. But I didn’t say it wasn’t worth it. Spreading your wings towards your greatest potential invites so many blessings into your life. It invites all your hearts desires and dreams into consummation.
What key steps can you take to help you overcome fear and spread your wing?
Wake up in prayer. Everyday feed your mind positive affirmations such as ”I can do anything I put my kind today.” ” Today is going to be a great day.”
Don’t stress about things beyond your control. Keep your thoughts clear from substandard ideation. You win some, you lose some but everyday is a new opportunity to breakthrough all your obstacles.
Be a leader. Leaders are ambitious, creative, and unafraid to dream despite the risk of failing. Failure is only a lesson. Keep going until your accomplish your goals.
Take your time but don’t go so slow that you never start your goals. Progress is a baby step process. Be eager to make a list and check out task a little at a time. There is a high reward in daily strides towards your dreams. Always began how you want to end. Began with a bang and end with a bang.
Make lemonade! Life will hand you a heap of lemons. What you do with them, that’s all up to you. I’ve learned to love lemonade. It’s the sweeter version of the bad things that happen to you. If something bad comes to ruin your day, think about a positive thing you can can learn from the experience. That’s how you make lemonade. Seeing the good in all.
Life is about choices. Go ahead and fly. It’s your time. No one can spread your wings except you. Trust the process and go through it with dignity and grace. Be excited about waking up to start fresh. Give yourself time and patience to elevate.
When I started this journey to becoming a dentist it seemed like a never ending mountain. But God! Through the blood, sweat and tears I made it. Be dedicated to your dreams regardless of how many lemons come in your bag. Regardless of how many nights you must sacrifice to pass that exam. Regardless of how many people doubt you. Regardless if you don’t have everything you need. Stay the course. Stay focused. Crush those lemons… Add some sweetness I.e. Positive vibes… And mix… Think about it like this, the more lemons… The more lemonade. Drink up!
God made your wings durable enough to fly and conquer all that comes your way. As the winds blows and lifts you higher and higher into the arms of financial and mental freedom, stay focused. Stay strong. If you could be anything, what would you become? DReam BIG!
Kings and Queens it’s your time to soar. Reach high and dream bigger than big. The sky is not your limit.
Yours Truly, Dr. Shon (Motivational Dentist)
Comment and let me know what helps you stay focused on your goals?
For the next seven days, I challenge myself to blackout a few things. This will include all personal social media activity, any foods that are non-alkaline, and stress. I will replace these things with water, exercise for at least 45-60 mins per day, yoga, and meditation.
This will be the ultimate test of my will power and discipline. However, this test is only the beginning of a lifetime of change. My blackout represents all the black mothers, fathers, and children murdered by police brutality. George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Brianna Taylor, Trayvon Martin (murdered by a Wanna be police officer), just to name a few. I stand with buying black and justice for all. The toxic world we live in worsens by the day so we must grow. We must fight for justice and remained balance in our daily lives. We must continue to stay strong and vigilant.
It’s time to eliminate all toxins and poison from our mind, body and spirit. How do we go about accomplishing this task? Eliminate the thoughts of others. Detox digitally. Focus on the most prevalent issues detouring us from gaining true wealth and true freedom to explore our time as we do please. There are so many ways! The time is coming but why can’t it can be now. When will there ever be a greater moment than now to take back our life and turn pain into power. Now is the time. Stop holding yourself back. Release those toxins so that we may heal from every aspect. Now is the time to take control of our body and become in sync with positive, happy thoughts. Knowledge truly is power and it’s something we should always remember. Not money. Not hate. Not ignorance. Not racism. But knowledge. If you’re knowledgeable, you’re grateful and you show gratitude to all positive that enters your life. For it is by divine power and with God’s intention towards our life that encourage us to seek understanding.
Kings and Queens, your pain has no power. Pain takes our lives through circumstances we never imagined surviving. Pain with purpose invites our spirit to place where gain the ability to reinvest in faith. Your pain has no hold, its only purpose is to position you into a space of desperation for change. Knowledge is that change. Peace and love hold the pieces toward growing and elevating your atmosphere. Kings and Queens. Happy #blackouttuesday ✊🏾 Will
I accomplish this challenge? I pray so. It’s only one week. No personal social media. No bad food! This is going to be hard but worth it! God bless you all today! Stay safe and never forget why you wake up everyday. Find your dream. Chase your dream! Be your dream. Never giver up… now that is an understatement. That’s not even an option! Period! Pluto! Mars!
What is the meaning of it all? Life is advancing at a pace far beyond our normality. Our daily routines have become hardly recognizable. The Novel Coronavirus 2019 is the talk of every town, city, well… the world. Where do we go from here?
In many households, including my own, this moment, our testing moment, aligns with the opportunity to grow. Growth is essential to becoming wiser. There are several levels to life that help us grow, we’ve only just begun to explore the many possibilities. In order to seize the moment, fear shall have no place in our ambience. March 25, 2020 presents as a a moment to seek understanding and peace despite it all. Life is like the stock market, some days up, some days down. Are we prepared for the moment?
In this moment we pray. And we pray hard. We laugh, we love, we bond to the fabric of family. These times provide understanding to our character and truly test of our faith. Globally we face the same issue. Constant chaos, too much Corona-News, and escalating panic are a huge threat to our sanity, prayer is of the essence right now. Prayer is the foundation to all blessings, it is needed on good days and bad days. Pray for all across the world, all people, all cities, families, children, the elderly, doctors, nurses, medical services, and everyone pushing towards a newer, brighter day. I pray for you reading this and I pray for me. I pray for everyone. Never in our time, have we expected a pandemic. This is historical but we will never, ever fold. Will you be strong enough to withstand the storm? Yes. Are we prepared to overcome any obstacle and fighting for our dreams? Double yes!
Our testing moment will be no easy feat. This requires a strong mind, as well as, a clear heart. Stronger minds recognize pressure at a much quicker rate than the ill prepared mind. A powerful mind harbors zero tolerance for pessimism. This testing moment defines our character. It arouses us from our comfort zone. Testing moments are temporary, I look at them as a golden opportunity to build the spirit. I’m using the Coronavirus Pandemic as a time to help structure better coping skills. I especially aim to disallow negative moments to taint my mind. It is easy to get off track when life forces you to pause. Although part of me really needed a pause, I worry most about the lives on the frontline. We mustn’t allow life to consume our mind. The best way to relieve these toxic thoughts is by practicing meditation, aromatherapy, yoga, pilates, drawing, reading, and/or writing. These are all ways to channel good vibes from this moment. Turn negativity into a creative works of art. In the end, the release of tension is also a nice reward.
The meaning of it all really encourages us to find the silver lining. This moment can’t hold you back. Embrace the changes and find a new way to grow everyday. Could this be a new path in your life? Ask God to give you a new direction. Life may have mundane moments but once we seek normality and peace, everything will reveal a silver lining. What is the meaning of it all, in your life? Have you discovered the silver lining? Did you pray about it?
So… let’s talk about this Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). I really felt the magnitude of this pandemic approaching but I didn’t want to panic. So instead, I decided praying would be the best option. My prayers included a special request to stop the brewing madness. Everyday I wished COVID-19 would stop spreading. Leave us aloneee!!! Would this entire nightmare blow over like any other viral social media post? Or like America’s temporary Popeyes Chicken Sandwich infatuation? I had no clue. The daily news of the COVID-19 seemed unreal. As it spread first to the television networks, radio stations, all social media platforms, I knew it was not going to be over fast. There is now the feeling of being in a science fiction movie rather than a global pandemic.
As a healthcare professional, especially a dentist, knowledge about the route of transmission set off a red flag. According to the Center for Disease Control COVID-19 primarily spreads through air droplets, coughing, sneezing, blowing nose, and human to human contact. Within 1 week, a discomforting thought has become the reality for millions all around the round. From Wuhan, China to Italy, to the United Kingdom, and America… COVID-2019 is a shocking and unpredictable monster. Things may become serious for everyday life according to the predictions made on the WHO website. Taking care of the oral cavity, while understanding the impact infections of the mouth have on overall health is a part of my everyday life. As a result, we are taking extra precautions in the office and rescheduling appointments for sick patients. We are also following Universal Precautions and professional level sanitation standards to assure we help prevent the spread of this disease. I pray we don’t have to close our doors and leave so many patients with toothaches and dental trauma without a place to go.
All attempts should be made to remain positive and hopeful about the future. This too shall pass. Honestly, I am nervous. Like, I’m super nervous. I’m super scared. I’m scared for the families. The kids and babies. The mothers and fathers who now have to miss work. I am praying for all including the medical professionals on the front line. It’s all hands on deck. I pray for the world. Be an optimist! During this time read, write, drink lots of water, catch up on NetFlix, watch old movies, new movies, eat popcorn, stay healthy, workout. Chill out. Stay safe. Don’t travel unless it’s a medical emergency. Prepare to be quarantined for the next few weeks. Check on your family and friends. Most importantly, wash your hands. The world is at a standstill right now.
I don’t even understand how to prepare for it but as so many people prepare it forces your hand to take at least a little precautions. COVID-19 will impact you. Many stores have run out of items such as hand sanitizer restrictions on ordering for the next 6 months. Bleach, toilet tissue, paper towels, cleaning products, medications, can goods, box pasta, frozen vegetables are cleared from the grocery store shelves. I predicted this on Wednesday during a conversation with my assistant Shareese. I said, “Shareese go stock up Queen because the stores are about to be empty. It’s already happened where I live.” She was surprised. Last week I mentioned it spreading infection to her while it rampaged the country of Italy. Now it’s in 100+ countries.
I’m like WTF! What is going to happen when patients with toothache have symptoms of Covid-19? How do we protect our staff? What are the rules for dealing with something of this magnitude? How do we handle this from every aspect? I have so many unanswered questions.
Please be safe and take all Universal Precautions while the world battles this biological catastrophe. Dental Professionals can learn more about how to deal with the virus via the American Dental Association website.
We must disallow the fear of this virus to impede our spirit and control our lives. But at the same time I’ve nearly become terrified at the length of time it could take to allow the disease to reach its peak infection rate here in the United States. It’s all about sticking together without seeing each other, how strange? Iconic places such as the National Basketball Association , Broadway in New York City, and the Barclays Center have temporarily closed their doors. Churches, schools, and other public gathering places around the world have also adopted the no close contact philosophy. CODVID-19 has the potential to spread fast in a city like New York City because people live on top of each other. In the year 2020, with all the super technological advances in the world, it is astonishing as to why don’t we have a plan in place to combat issues that create global pandemonium such as biological warfare type catastrophe. I’m praying for everybody, especially the elderly like my grandmother who resides in an assisted living facility. Dear God, please protect our elders.
Kings & Queens, my message today is to spread love not the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Do whatever you can to avoid panicking. Now it’s time for prayers, prayers, prayers, prayers, prayers, and say it again, prayer! Be strategic. God be with us. Amen
New York is great but there is nothing like the Florida sun! I really enjoyed having weather near 70 degrees during the Winter. Ahh…. My melanin really missed basking in the bright, warm sunshine. They don’t call it the Sunshine State for no reason.
Floridians have no clue how lucky they are. Several of my patients from New York travel to Florida for part of the year when the Winter season begins. After my recent trip to my hometown Tallahassee, Florida I can truly see why these human snow birds make this decision. Florida is amazing.
I’m satisfied, wonderfully baked, and my Vitamin D is recharged. Thank you Florida Sun. As soon as we landed in Orlando, I felt the difference. My body instantly felt alive. Check out these photos from our trip to Tallahassee Day #1. (Ahhh, this sun! )
On Monday September 22, 2019, I decided to take a detox from social media. Today is day 3 of my detox.
Why did I decide to detox? Well, nowadays, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and many others all require too much dedication for a few likes and shares. I’ve been planning this for awhile especially after receiving DMs from people with false accusations about who I am and why I didn’t answer a “Facebook” call. Facebook calls don’t even ring to your phone! SMH. Some people will place the entire basis of your relationship on one call you never saw. They will unfriend you and treat you like a stranger, all on one app, from one missed call. This actually happened to me. Clearly, social media relationships have gone too far; they have gotten out of hand. In response, I decided to take back control and freedom of my time. Hello DETOX!!!!!
No longer am I constantly refreshing a dead news feed, waiting on the next hot post, with reminders from Facebook that I “missed a popular post.” Or reminders from Facebook that my audience needs more attention or “What’s on your mind?” Being overexposed on the internet makes other people develop false sense of who you are as a person and individual. They no longer see the person but the XXX number of followers. Very often, family members will know what my every move is or say, “I got on Facebook to keep up with you,” yet they never see the need to build genuine relationships. Is this all for show? I found myself pouring more and more of myself into these social media apps, in the name of inspiration but who inspires the inspirer. I was also losing more control of who I am. And I don’t want that life.
Self-respect and self worth are imperative to maintaining positive internal feelings. How we view ourselves has a major effect on our quality of life. With so much toxicity and negativity in the world (i.e. social media) it is pretty easy to absorb negative feelings towards yourself if you are not strong enough. It is about no longer requiring the approval of others to feel validated, this is disrespecting yourself. Never place the wants, needs, and desires of others before your own. You come before other people in your life. Make sure you meet your own emotional needs, this is not other people’s job. They have their own life. With God in the driver seat, you can navigate anywhere life takes you. But make sure self respect is the safety belt. Acknowledge to yourself that you deserve to be treated respectfully, set boundaries. When others disrespect these boundaries have a zero tolerance policy. Be more assertive and confident to others and make sure they are not overstepping your respect line. When you allow others to disrespect you, this helps nobody. This is a sign that you’re slacking on your self-care and perspective of self worth; also allows the other person to act on negative interpersonal traits. Before creating an external world, i.e. on Social Media, we must be safe, productive, fruitful internal world. We must have a clear purpose for life outside of the social media box.
This detox will help me get back self worth and self care. I want to fully enjoy normal daily activities other than selfies, strolling, posting, liking, and commenting. It seemed like it was becoming a second job only to make the people who know you, hate you. Why am I giving myself away to be judged and ridiculed? I do it because I want to inspire but I must first be inspired. I don’t want to inspire a lie. This detox is therapeutic in many ways. Its forcing me to use a different part of my brain, one that doesn’t require likes for validation. It’s forcing me to work on other areas of myself and my life. Facebook post do not define a person or all that they are made of. Nor does it measure your self worth. That’s an inside job.
This is What I learned so far during my first phase of this detox:
Life is too short to base relationships off social media interactions
My mind is much more valuable without the need to share my every positive thought. I feel clear and free.
There are other areas of my life that need a lot of work. The first, self-care. So far, I have added aromatherapy to my daily regimen. This is helping me detox the stress of everyday life.
People don’t miss you when you’re off social media. In these three days I haven’t received any calls or text except from people who genuinely care. This is my village, small, but it’s a village, one that I am thankful for.
The feeling of not being glued to my phone screen every 10 minutes, jumping from one app to another, cross-linking this app to the next: Priceless. I feel free. I said that already but it’s true.
I do miss communicating with those who keep me encouraged thru social media but I must focus on a better me. I don’t need social media to do that.
I am capable of doing more constructive activities with my new abundance of free time. For one, I have been spending more time planning my walk ( The Doris Denise Jackson DReamergency Walk) and getting some details ironed out in my personal life.
Life goes on… Peacefully
Will I return to Social Media? Yes
Is this detox effective? Absolutely.
My internal growth has increased drastically within the past three days. The lingering on and off feelings of doubt are slowly decreasing. Even with such a little time, I find myself searching for my more positive avenues to channel all of the free energy; I love not having the urge publish a post to social media every time I think of a new idea or inspirational words. Instead, I now prefer to write it down and deliver my talents at my own convenience. This is self control in my eyes. In control of every aspect of my social media life. I desire real relationships, not watered down “Hi and Bye,” social media love. Am I partly to blame for that? Yes but as a leader, it must stop this detrimental process, at least in my own world. I miss the short space in time being raised by my grandma Eartha when she was up and active, the 90’s. Back in those times, there was no social media, just family gatherings, lots of love, and no family members on social media chasing clout. We’d yell thru a large field of about 10 acres to catch the attention of neighboring family members. We used to pick up the phone and have meaningful arguments or celebrate good news. I mean you could just feel the genuine love. There were arguments but not arguments that last forever, there was no competition. Social media is part of the problem but I realize it really starts with the person. We are ultimately in control of the energy and waves we create in our life. If we never regain that control of ourselves, are doomed to being Facebook, IG zombies? I hope not.
I don’t know how long this detox will last but for now, I’m loving it!
How to make a deep conditioner at home? Yummy Vitalizing Hair Mask
Have you ever experience extremely dry hair with frequent breakage ? Are you tired of store bought deep conditioners that cost an arm and a leg but fail to provide your hair with the shine you deserve? Are you eager to process a deep conditioner with love, vitamins, minerals, and health healing properties?
Well you’re in luck! This yummy vitalizing hair fertilizer mask recipe is the secret tool for you and your dehydrated hair.
The goal of this blog is to introduce you to the wonderful world of making your own, luscious deep conditioner and hair mask in the comfort of your own home.
The name of this condition recipe is Yummy Vitalizing Hair Fertilizer (Organic)
The key ingredients in this deep conditioning hair fertilizer such as biotin, antioxidants, Vitamen E and many more, are imperative to hair and scalp health. Rejuvenation of the body and mind began with consistent self care. This is a great recipe to add you your monthly or weekly self care routine for proper hair nutrition, radiance, shine, and hydration.
Ingredients: 4 Avacados 1 Aloe Leaf 1/2 cup Honey 1 cup Olive Oil 1-2 drops Teatree Oil
After applying Yummy Vitalizing Hair Fertilizer to scalp and hair, cover your hair with plastic cap for at least 1 hour. You may leave it in longer for deeper conditioning needs but careful to avoid irritation. Next, rinse all trees of conditioner out with a moderate stream of warm water.
Optional: LIGHTLY apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil and allow nutrient rich hair to air dry.
Repeat for dehydration as often as needed.
At least once per month.
If you use this recipe please tag @drshontv and let me know your results.
Comment below if you have any other hair tips and video request.
Is being a dentist really tough? Well, that’s a really great question. Some days I find it hard to get out of the bed. Some days I wish I could have chose another career option. Yes, being a dentist is super tough.
Being a first generation doctor comes with all types of first generation stress. I honestly wish I had more family support along this journey, especially on days I feel like quitting.
I feel like dentistry is a component of my purpose but it’s so easily to loose sight of that working in a corporate office. My dream is to open my own office. But with $600,000 in student loans, inboxes from folks begging for money like I’m already a millionaire, and my exhausting daily workload…. Dentistry and everything attached to it is burning me out.
I once loved this career. I still love this career but if I’m forced to settle for being an employee, I’m not here for it. It is my hopes to find my lane in this career and continue following my goals. Progress towards ownership of my destiny will take an enormous amount of courage, sacrifice and sweat to bring a dental office into fruition. But if I’m going to do any dentistry, it has to be my way. I entered this career for autonomy and everytime I sign a contract to work and exchange my time for money, I feel like I’ve sold my soul.
But I surely haven’t sold my soul for the dollar. My soul just feels unhappy. I launched Dr. Shon College as an outlet to unlearn the old way to financial freedom. Building generating wealth is tough but I will only feel the happiest doing it under my own terms.
God has the ultimate level of control. I trust that our heavenly creator will guide my every foot step even on days I feel like I’m totally over and done with dentistry.
I turned in my 3 month notice on September 16, 2021 because I need to feel happy everyday. Not just one day, because life is too short. Even though I don’t know exactly what I’m doing or how I will start this office, I know that my desires are always fulfilled when I leave my worries ad frustrations in prayer and faith.
Kings & Queens, have you ever pursued a career that turned out to be different than you expected? What did you do learn, unlearn, and relearn the knowledge that impacts your purpose in life? How do you go about defending and protecting your spirit against the traumas and stressors promoted by work life balance?
As the positive vibes only syndrome creator and advocate, I am eager to step into a space of freedom and discomfort. I’m ready to grow and explore what else life has to offer. This is my season. This is your season.
Let’s agree to live life fearless and unapologetically. Regardless of my mood right now, as I write this blog, I know that this is a temporary feeling and dentistry has so much more to offer. It’s imperative that I visualize a more optimistic view about my choices in life.
Can I really become the virtual internet dentist that motivates folk to treat their teeth like angels? I can do anything I put my mind to. And in fact, I will.
I know this blog is all over the place but it’s alleviating to vent and release negative tension. I still see positive vibes only in the future because without positive energy nothing excels to higher levels of satisfaction.
I send you positive vibes. Never allow your job to dictate your happiness. Take control and ONLY do things that bring forth joy, unlimited happiness and excitement in your life. And remember to GLOW!
I dedicate this blog to my mother, Doris, Denise, Jackson. Not only is today her birthday, but it’s her half century Birthday. 50 Years!
Kings & Queens: We were born to win and attain the freedom to think, create, and pursue happiness. We were born to thrive in every aspect of our daily goals and lives. We were born to confront the odds.
Fifty years ago, to date, the queen that gave me life, knowledge, and the motivation and inspiration to pursue a career in a doctoral field was born; she gave birth to me 14 sudden years later. And presently, we celebrate her through the embodiment of the Doris Denise Jackson Foundation, as well as the Doris Denise Jackson Dreamergency Walk, in respect of her name. Each year, we raise funds through our nonprofit 501 (c ) (3) organization to donate scholarships to disadvantaged students from underserved areas who are intellectuals, leaders, do-ers, and shakers in their local community and school atmosphere. The DDJ Scholars represent the youth authorities of the now and the future who aspire for the best, and as a result, they never approve any limitations to dissuade them. As you can visualize, bringing up a child at 14 years old, a teenage mother, was demanding for Denise. But as Kings and Queens, we perpetrate past all forms of excuses; we nudge through all resistance because we were born to succeed. And she did succeed by planting a seed of ambition that has carried over from generation to generation.
So on this day, I set a goal for us to raise $350 or more, which will cover the amount of one DDj Scholar for our 2021 DDJ Scholarship Season- Apply HERE (Winners to be announced at the 4th Annual Doris Denise Jackson Dreamergency Walk – Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Our students are chosen based on their plans to focus on careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and/Math), Medicine, Dentistry, Entrepreneurship, and Business. With your help and financial support, it’s our foundation’s very accomplishable mission to give back funds that directly impact disadvantaged students and reward them for defying the odds. Hopefully, we will raise more capital and invest more knowledge, prosperity, and positive energy into disadvantaged communities of color and other minorities.
This scholarship program has been going for the past three years; so far, we’ve awarded ten students with DDJ scholarships, the majority from Tallahassee, Florida; Houston, Texas, Killeen, Texas, and Quincy, Florida. In the upcoming year’s as the Doris Denise Jackson Foundation expands, we hope to increase the DDJ Scholarship amount, locations, and the number of recipients.
So, today, no matter what you are going through, please know that this pandemic has impacted the entire world, so you are not alone. We must stick together and continue leading by example. We are our ancestor’s most expansive dreams and we will continue exceeding our goals.
To my readers in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Phillipines, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, China, Sweden, Ireland, various different places, I would like to thank you so much for supporting me and continuing to read my blogs! I send you positive vibes only, of course, because it’s a syndrome, it’s a lifestyle. Positivity can change your day in significant ways, so strive for it. Aim for it, and make positive vibes your strategy when things begin to go disastrous. You have the power to control if you win or lose today. And today, with the mentality that you are born to win, you will win.
Happy Birthday, Mommy. Happy Birthday, DD; we love you so much. Dear Queen, today we celebrate you; we raise funds in your honor to keep the tradition of dreaming BIG alive. We hope that this day is always a celebration in history for you and your task of bringing life to dreams around the globe. I would like to thank for you listening to God personally, and following his direction by speaking life and manifesting directions that are still appearing to fruition generations some your departure from earth. So we thank You.
We must also thank God because, without our creator, nothing could be or would be tangibly possible. We will continue planting these seeds in the community, environment, and world so that people may wake up today and dream big, period.
Please follow us on social media channels at @ddjscholars @DreamergencyWalk or @drshonTV.
Thank you so much for reading. Have a beautiful, blessed Sunday. Kings & Queens, keep striving for success no matter what you are going through! God bless each and every one of us.
God, I see you! God, you are showing out in our lives!
I see you making moves and breaking generational curses! I see you opening doors and closing gateways to fear!! God, I see you!!! I see you lifting spirits and rebuking setbacks. I see you instilling your flock with the mindset of royalty. I see you.
God, I see you! I see you breaking every chain that has withheld the planting of seeds and the lifting of burdens. I see you giving back time and land and prosperity! God, I see you. God, I thank you. We thank you. Please don’t ever stop moving, lifting, revealing, remolding. Thank you for your everlasting grace and mercy over our souls. Heal our mental wounds and scars. Protect us.
Dear God, please continue working in our favor, God! We see you. We appreciate you.
Positive vibes aren’t just a temporary fix, it’s a energy that shifts your mindset to a negativity free zone. It’s time to denounce life’s joy killers! Are you eager for more positive energy ?
One way to get more positive energy flow is by repeating daily affirmations, preferably in the morning before launching your day. Affirmations are a wonderful way to spice up your day dose of inspiration. They give your brain and mood a natural boost of confidence and peace.
The video above is an example affirmation that you can utilize to shift your mindset during a bad day. I hope you enjoy this quick reset. Positive vibes only syndrome is always in style!
Remember, God request that we aim to be the best version of ourselves! Everyday is a new day to embark on your biggest, wildest, most challenging dreams, with faith and resilience. No excuse will suffice if you fail to embark on your dreams today!
My birthday was nothing short of amazing. It was truly a dream come true, to have a vacation back to my roots. A few days away from the snowy Adirondack mountain tops of New York. I could have surely vacated for a little longer. Ya know, a few more days to sit under the warming Florida sun. Nevertheless, with the few days we spent in the Sunshine State, I had a blast with family and friends!
The anticipation about the trip set in a few days prior to boarding our plane leaving New York. Even though covid is still a trending topic, I felt like taking liberation in my life. Why? Because tomorrow isn’t vowed. Why? Because we should be safe and wash our hands regularly. I had a strong desire to have a few loved ones around during my birthday. Nothing big, just a few. I wanted to give them their roses and I did. The Queens adorned lime green roses flown in from Ecuador. The beauty of lime green roses are timeless and sexy. Meant to exude beauty, as a Queen should.
I enjoyed the views of Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Carrabelle Beach, and St George Island, Florida. Each day of my “Grown & Sexy,” birthday vacation was perfect. From talking with close friends I hadn’t seen in ages, to planning and decorating the party, or even the actually eating and chilling with my nieces and nephews at the beach, I enjoyed the entire enthusiastic morale.
I titled this new season of my life the Grown & Sexy season for a reason. The purpose of my next chapter will be to elevate my mindset and drive to achieve more than my eyes can see. I want to explore my full potential and be more than my current expectations. This is the season to be a boss and have strategy about the future. I would love to encourage the next generation to learn, grow, and be a boss, a ceo. I would love to continue my motivational journey into public speaking, mentoring, and leadership. the sky is not the limit, we are limitless. And fearless too.
In this season I’m claiming more favor and an abundance of happiness over my life and the life of all my friends and loved ones. If you’re reading this, I also wish you many years of prosperous abundance and happiness. We all deserve to smile and enjoy the simple things!
I must thank you all for the many calls, text, and post. This birthday, the year 2021 Bday, the Grown & Sexy Chapter, is the marking of a new light… A new day… A changed woman. A Queen!
Cheers to more business and independence. I want to congratulate all the black owned businesses, the black queens and dreamers on the course to freedom to live your best life. Cheers to all positive vibes. My caterers and vendors for the Dr. Shon Grown & Sexy Dinner Party did a splendid job. The food was delicious, the cake was gorgeous (and soooo tasty – key lime, red velvet, and Kimmie’s Famous Vanilla), and the vibes were on point. I wish I could have a repeat.
Thank you Wanda Kenon of WK SECONDS CATERING, Cierra Bennett of CC’s KITCHEN AND CATERING, Kim Bryant of KIMMIE CAKES, Dazz Grady of DAZZLING EVENTS & MORE.
Cheers to another year around the Sun Kings & Queens.
Stay inspired and motivated to follow your dreams.
You are unstoppable.
Stay focused and never quit! – Dr. Shon the Motivational Dentist
Celebrating another year of love and life is exactly how this day began. But we were in for a big surprise. January 5, 2021 is a day that will forever be etched in my memory. My fiancé and I planned to spend the day celebrating his birthday with cool vibes and views. Before our arrival in D.C. we mapped out a few black owned restaurants and a bakery in the area. After grabbing a bite to eat we headed to see the White House. On the way there we were stopped by a National Guardsman who informed us that there was a T***p Rally taking place. We actually drive right past it.
I’ve never seen the White House up close and in person. It would have been nice to finally get this opportunity. Ya know, it would have been another check on my bucket list of places to travel. But there were T***p flags everywhere. So many of them flooding our eyes. The first awkward thing we noticed was the blockage of all the parking spaces near the Capital Buildings due to an “emergency. I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know they were actually planning to storm the White House. The sight of this many people supporting such a racist person made me uncomfortable. It was awkward. We took a few snaps near the Lincoln Memorial and fled the scene. I was eager to disappear from the brewing chaos. Something just didn’t seem right.
Nevertheless the day continued to be exciting. We were celebrating another New Year and my King, Foreign Blaxx, Birthday. We literally brushed it off and carried on with our day!
During this time, getting out the house to visit other cities feels like luxury. This pandemic and covid-19 has pretty much killed many of our travel plans. And here I was thinking this disease would be gone from our daily life by now. I couldn’t have been more wrong. But my optimism remains strong that we will survive this,
Our visit to D.C. voyage proved just how much businesses and families all around the nation are affected by this uncertain length of upset in our world. Every business establishment we entered required mask. In addition, take out was the only option for dining. Some restaurants such as Ben’s Next Door, made outside seating under a tent with space heaters an option. The ghost town vibes were surely in full effect.
The food was delicious from each of the black owned restaurant we visited including Ben’s Next Door, The Sweet Lobby, and District Soul Food. Even just riding around and doing light shopping at Pentagon Row Mall was a break for our new normal. In the midst of it all I learned a lot about the city of Washington, D.C. Visiting the few black businesses helped me appreciate the culture and life that exist in the area. It felt great to be here, on this day, supporting my people. And celebrating my King. We even drove to the Pentagon, where we got stopped by the Pentagon Police. Luckily they were nice and guided us back to the interstate.
Happy Memories must still be made. Life must still be lived to the fullest, despite this global pandemic. Kids still need encouragement to follow their dream. Goals still must be set, planned, and accomplished. Birthdays and special occasions still need tending to. We must disallow time to escape so rapidly by failing to treat each second precious. Like diamonds and gold. Each second and minute is more valuable than your most prized possession. Live life with and abundance happiness and peace.
This short birthday trip allowed us the opportunity to escape the familiar four walls of our home. At least for a little while. We were given another day to breathe fresh air. The change of scenery was exhilarating. I love seeking out inspiration from all around the world. Inspiring sparks lurk everywhere around us but they must be sought out. That’s exactly what we accomplished. We sought out inspiration and new memories together. It felt spectacularly pleasing to take a hiatus from social media posting during this special day. It was my intentions to embrace my King on his special day, without distractions. The duty of having respond to numerous notifications would have taken away precious time from his day. We literally enjoyed each other and our private time together.
Kings and Queens, in this year, be sure to discover creative methods to foster appealing memories with your spouse, children, and family. It’s a great idea to find special moments to bond on a regular basis. Don’t wait an entire year to take a family photo or take a short trip. This small investment of time can do wonders for your family and mental health. Even if it’s a backyard camping trip. It’s the imagination and time spent together that makes these moments priceless. We must disallow the woes of this pandemic to steal our joy and happiness. These intangible positive vibes live within each of us. We must aim to connect with positive people that add undeniable value to our network and mental net worth.
Kings and Queens, it’s in our duty to live our best life. Regardless of the battle we face as a global unit, we must never lose site of our dreams. Stay focused and know that this time too shall pass. But make each moment count as it passes. I plan to smile all year and celebrate small milestone along the way. This year is the year of unlimited potential and ambition. Don’t give up!
So, cheers to another of year of life and also to the love of my life. Cheers to you all, Dreamers and DReamettes. Cheers to me. Cheers! This year we plan to increase our faith and desire to succeed
I wish all my readers prosperity in this year. Stay strong and keep knocking down your goals. Focus on the positives and not the negative. Get away from negative folks and do you! Only you know what truly makes you smile. Do that! More and more. I love you King and Queen Squad. Happy Birthday to my King!!!
Squad Up. Crowns on! – Dr. Shon
P.s. Do me a favor, go Stream my King’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all digital platforms. This would be a great way to send some belated Birthday love as a token of love. Just search for Foreign Blaxx..
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Greetings Kings and Queens around the world. Today, I feel so strange. Why? Because as we speak (or as you read this blog), the world is still battling the Coronavirus Pandemic after nearly an entire year. Honestly, when this while virus thing began, I had no its it would last this long. Each day I wake up only to realize that this is all but a dream. Nothing happening in America, across the world is fair to any of us. I have found it much more difficult to maintain a balanced sense of motivation and connectivity with all the social distancing and internet family time. It seems the morale is low across the world. We are all searching for a brighter, optimistic future. Today, I want to encourage you to stay motivated.
I am motivated to strive for better in my everyday surroundings and life. If you feel like you’re not where you thought your goals would lead you, that’s ok. Don’t be too hard on yourself. There is enough weight on our shoulders as we face restrictions and sickness around the globe. Did you ever think we would see such disheartening times? Did you ever think that freedom to travel and visit family and friends would be defined as a ”frowned upon” activity. Neither did I.
New York state has banned travel since the beginning of the pandemic. As a result, my fiance’ and I haven’t traveled outside of the state of New York since January 2020. Furthermore, restaurants and business across America are being closed due to capacity limitations. Children and parents are dealing with learning virtually. I’m sure everyone is wishing for an increase ambition and drive for the New Year. But that’s going to be very hard. Everything seems harder than in the past few decades. But do not worry, the quality of life will get better. We must continue with an encouraging outlook.
In this moment we should use it as an opportunity to prove that nothing can break our pride and joy. We must contain our willpower to succeed. We have the stamina will overcome all the odds. Odds are something that I’m all too familiar with. And you can overcome them, just as I’ve done in the past. We’ve all been through tough times and it’s never easy. The biggest blessing is coming out of these difficult times stronger and wiser.
Today, remember the reason why you wake up everyday. No matter how many new, uncertain trials come your way, stay strong. You are beautiful. You are brilliant. You can win. You can accommodate your dream. Now is the time to step out on faith. Don’t be afraid or unapologetic. Show gratitude and fearlessness.
Have a Motivated Monday!
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