The Majestic Niagara Falls

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

Making plans for November! 🍂🍁🌾

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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As the season changes, dig deeper! You are worth it! #BreonnaTaylor

By Dr. Shonteral Redmond, Motivational Dentist

Hello autumn, please be nice. As the seasons change it is my hopes that we as people across this country, the world, and the universe, discover new ways to seek balance and prosperity during such confusing times. I urge each of us to stand steadfast in our mission and always remember to serve for a purpose. If you are uncertain about how to stay strong, just dig deep. And what do I mean by the phrase, “just dig deep.” With you, lies of a strong soul, created by God, designed in his very own image. You were born to survive any storms in your vicinity. Just reflect back at my African ancestors, stolen, brought to America, where they were subjected to decades of torture, murder, abuse, famine, slavery, and the list goes on. They had to endure things that we could never even fathom.

Today we still face so many inequities and inequalities in the justice system, educational system, healthcare system, career and life and business systems, the financial institutions, family unit, and more importantly our dreams. But today is not the day to stop and dwell on the negativity that is threaded into the fabric of our history as African-Americans and underserved people. Today is the day that we use those stepping stones laid by our ancestors to create a new addition to the fabric of our DNA. We must continue being creative, humanistic, kind, justice seeking, strong soldiers in the battle of life. It’s important that we continue to dream beyond our environment and current atmosphere. Remember to dream beyond poverty and disadvantages. Today is the day to find inspiration that dwells within yourself. Utilize self-care tools and the love you receive from God, prayer and faith, to fuel the deep burning desire to win. This can also help you overcome any obstacles you may face. Positive vibes exist but you must be willing to seek them out, accept them with open arms, use them, and keep them in all sacredness. Just don’t quit trying. Now is not the time to give up. 

As we mourn for the loss of so many fallen soldiers and African-Americans from police brutality and gun violence, we must stay strong. For the innocent beautiful queen Breonna Taylor, my heart weeps. She was murdered in her home by police officers in the middle of the night. I pray, God please provide justice. The chains may be invisible in today’s society whereas throughout history they were physical and visible, they even seemed permanent. But we kept fighting! We kept fighting for our cause and for our children’s future. It is on the back of our ancestors, the slaves but really they were true Gods of Africa.

Kings and Queens we rise today and continue this fight. Stay strong! Stay strong! I know we can do it. Now is the time to be the best person that you can be, build your character to the point where it is indeed unbreakable. Stand strong on your faith and your belief that we too shall overcome this. I have a dream, that dream is for me to continue living my dreams and to inspire other people to live their dreams.

Have a blessed, safe, purposeful day. Please, let’s keep safe, positive and never stop fighting for what you believe in. Amen – Dr. Shon

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Tuesday Motivation 📪

Everyday is a new opportunity to make a BIG difference in your life. All it takes is that one key step to change your favor. 💛

Dr. Shon

What are you grateful for today? What vital step could make the biggest impact on your life. Take it today. If you are ready live your best life, keep moving forward with you goals. Don’t let them die.

Dream Big. Love Life. Pursue your goals.

Pick Up Ya Damn Feet! Chase Your Dreams…

Shonteral L. Redmond, DDS
Shonteral L. Redmond, DDS

Motivational Dentist

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. 

I send love to all of my readers in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Nigeria, and Sweden. We’re going global. Share this blog to your family and friends to spread inspiration. King and Queen Squad, have a happy, happy blessed day and until the next blog… Peace ✌🏾 

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I searched for him, but he needed me. How to Achieve a Deeper Level of Love?

If we are up, we rock together, like rock stars.

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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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MADE TO DREAM! TODAY IS NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY!

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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10 Ways To Embrace the Next Level of your Life. Unapologetically!

“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.

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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:

  1. Speak Life into Your Dreams and Goals
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!!
  7. 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.
  8. Be the leader of your own parade. Never be afraid to let your little shine until it becomes a big light.
  9. 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.
  10. 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

I love you FamILy,

Dr. Shon

The Motivational Dentist

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Did I speak too soon? What the heck is up with the Coronavirus?

Did I speak too soon? I recorded this video on Dr. Shon TV EARLIER Today!

Life goes on, or does it? The Coronavirus is still a threat nationwide. I’m soo sick of it. To be honest, will life ever be the same. Maybe not but I wish. Today we had a scare at work. A coronavirus scare. I must say, this feels unreal.

Greetings friends, I send prayers to all of those upended by this terrible disease, the Coronavirus. Just when I began to imagine a day without being affected by this disease, it hit close to home. The dental office. Well, not per say. Long story short, now I need a test. I feel violated and scared at the same damn time. When you work with patients there is a double dose of worry. One for your patients and staff, and the second for yourself. But most of all for your family. When will this 2020 covid-19 pandemic end?

This virus has a way distracting all of the focus away from the funner, more exciting aspects of life. Today has been a day. The coronavirus robs us of our summer respite, family festivities, work and home balance, and freedom. Life has become 100% all about safety and health goals. I mean, health is wealth and nothing is possible without health but we all need a break from this year. Who’s with me? How many times do you wash your hands per day? Mine have been so dry I literally apply tons of shea butter and coconut oil every day to prevent irritating rashes. Everything has to be set to the back burner thanks to freaking COVID-19. Actually… no thanks!

Nevertheless, I refuse to worry any longer. My most valuable weapon is prayer. My prayers go to the most high, and I request continued coverage and protection for all people around the world. I believe that God is a healer. Everyday is a new roller coaster ride of unforeseen events and circumstances across the nation. But we must stay vigilant and focused on the mission. Today was scary but I am confident that all will be ok. There is nothing too hard for God.

As much as I would love for time to hurry along, I realize that there is a lesson in the mess. There is definitely a major growth opportunity in this all. Life says, stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. 2020 is testament to that fact. Things are changing ever so rapidly and it’s best to stay ready for anything. Get your household in order famILY. It’s time to absorb nothing but good energy, grow more prosperous dreams, and strive for more success. Because more is possible. More God. More love. More peace and happiness flowing in our veins. That’s what we need.

Kings and Queens, now is the time to focus and fly towards a better tomorrow. Release your fears. Set sail on a new horizon towards your best potential. Stop fighting it. Yes, you deserve it. We deserve it. Do you believe?

Yes, I made an assumption that things are moving along in the world, but are they really? I see people cluttered everywhere without mask. Families and the elderly out walking and talking. Picnics galore. There are more RVs and cars traveling on the interstate. Literally more commuters everywhere. I feel such disarray about the present but God holds the future. I guess everyone is sick and tired but pleassseee stay safe. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Practice social distancing. Brush you teeth! And floss too. 🧐

This blog is literally just to release some steam about 2020. 😫 Anddd the Coronavirus. I hate even saying it’s disgusting name. God be with us all. I send prayers to you Kings and Queens around the world. A special thank you to my readers in the United States, Nigeria, Sweden, and so many other countries. Leave a comment and let me know how you’re holding up during this pandemic. I send love and peace. What lesson has the pandemic taught you? Share a thought. Have a blessed day.

Thanks for reading FamILy. #KingandQueenSquad

Dr. Shon

Motivational Dentist

Motivation for spreading your wings. Living a purposefully graceful life.

Stepping out into new terrain

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?

  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

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