“To Know Me…Is To Love MeJust Because” – Ingrid Prescott

Learning to live your Best Life Ever!


Loving Self from “A to Z”

I AM MEand I am not defined by others opinions and beliefs about me. In order for me to form a perfect union of tranquility, peace, joy, hope, love and happiness, I need to recognize that I can’t be everything to everyone and not rob me of Me Time. I have the power to live whichever life I choose, without offending anyone. I will work to promote and encourage SELF and NEVER GIVE UP—to keep hitting that rock until it cracks, ignore the nay-sayers, and know that I am in control of my choices and free will. And I also recognize that my success cannot be defined by anyone else; but needs to be based on what I believe, which is MY truth.

From A to Z

Accept SELF

Believe in SELF

Care for SELF

Devote time to SELF

Encourage and enjoy SELF

Focus, forgive, and feel good about SELF

Grab life by the horns for SELF

Hope in all things for SELF

IMATTER. (Repeat to SELF as needed.)

Juggle life for SELF

Kindhearted toward SELF


Motivate SELF

Nurture SELF

Oneness with SELF

Pamper SELF

Quiet SELF for Relaxation

Renew and Rejuvenate SELF

Smile with SELF

Trust in SELF

Understand SELF

Value SELF

Work at putting SELF first

X-hilerate and encourage SELF that you are exceptional and amazing

Yearn to be loving & comfortable in SELF (Accept you need room for improvement.)

Zest for Life toward SELF (You give so much joy to others; be sure to keep some for SELF.)

Links that encourage and support Loving Self:





Love Will Sustain You…

“Fortune and love favor the Brave” – Ovid

Recently, my BFF gave me Miss Jessie’s Creating a Successful Business From Scratch – Naturally to read; and I can’t put it down. A compelling story of sister-love, confidence, grit, bravery, passion, entrepreneurial-ship, and self-love.

Miko Branch, my new #SHERO is the Co-Founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s LLC, who lost her beloved business partner and older sibling #TitiBranch who suffered with depression on December 4, 2014.  Miko has that #HarrietTubman like spirit; that knows her strength comes from God (my continued prayers to you and your family). “Because of the Lord’s great Love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.” Lamentations 3:22 NIV

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My Lovin Self Brand is about empowering, uplifting and bringing forth your very best SELF. Once married to a Pastor, I am well aware of the demands…yet it was never enough. The great lesson from that journey was that my Light was a blessing and a ministry to others, and no one could extinguish my light.  My http://www.lovinself.com website (soon to launch) will focus on healing the troubled or broken hearted by way of Aromatherapy.   Which is God’s true gift for the world to enjoy, heal self and have at your fingertips.  Every hard working individual should take the time one-day out of the week and Love on Self.  For the past 25+ years, I have chosen Sunday to do just that.  My website http://www.lovinself.com will have a segment call “Soothing Sunday’s”.  A day for you to commit to pampering SELF with my AMAZING Soothings Baths Salts and/or Soothing Bath Teas that will Restore, Replenish and Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit back to wholeness for the week ahead. Love, peace of mind (my favorite), joy and happiness is a choice, and it really does the body good.  Stay tune…


Remember…”If you are no good to self, then how could you be good to anyone else?” “STRESS is a killer, but not on my watch.  Which one are you…?

Love and Music Does Transcend Race


Love and music truly does transcend Race; Larry Levan, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Kanye, Rihanna and of course the Swedish House Mafia all have done it. Music is Love, and Love is Music.

“Larry Levan was a DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York City night club Paradise Garage, which has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club. He developed a cult following who referred to his sets as “Saturday Mass”. In September 2004, Levan was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ.”

The Paradise Garage (aka “Saturday Mass”) was the only dance spot that my mom would allow me and my twin sister to frequent on a Saturday night (til the break of dawn) with her boyfriend who was a card carrying member.  It was simply heaven.  Larry would drop songs continuously through the night that NO ONE had, let alone heard of.  We danced from the time that we entered the Paradise Garage, til the morning sun. It was a place of Love, and a place to freely express oneself.  And Larry was our leader who truly cared about his audience, as it came across through the tracks and mixes he created for us. Larry was wickedly AMAZING and BRILLIANT in his passionate craft; creating house music for ALL to LOVE and dance to.

“The Paradise Garage inspired an unparalleled reverence. It dominated gay New York’s dance vista for a full ten years, with only the Saint – which catered for a very different crowd – as a serious rival. For its members the Garage was a sanctuary from an increasingly cruel and voracious city, a role made poignantly necessary as AIDS cut through New York. Dance there and you were treated as an honoured guest, with a level of courtesy and respect that is virtually unheard of in clubs today. ‘You felt special,’ says Danny Tenaglia, one of many DJs inspired by early visits to the Garage. ‘You felt like you were an elite group, with people who were on the same level of understanding about music as you.’ In a drab district in south west Manhattan, it created a private world based on disco’s original ethos of loving equality. In stark contrast to the harsh city lights outside, the Garage offered freedom, compassion and brotherhood.” – DJHstory.com

Last night I had the pleasure of watching in awe, ‘ShoTimes,


A “documentary following electronic super band Swedish House Mafia on their final tour before they call it quits that offers a rare look at the electronic music world, with breathtaking live footage and behind-the-scenes drama of three musicians who walk away from everything to save their friendship.”



You can feel the energy, that Love was in the atmosphere of ALL their concerts, as it came across on the stage set-design (phenomenal), from Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingress, the Swedish House Mafia DJ’s, and of course their trillions of fans from around the Globe.  Watching the documentary bought back great memories for me of the Paradise Garage, Larry Levan and how his passion was shared so freely.  I fought back tears as I watched the Swedish House Mafia perform their last show in Miami…truly a travesty.

Sharing Love should never stop…

Love says…I’m Special

The only person who can bring you joy, and happiness is Self.  Relying on others to do it for you, will take you to a darker place of unhappniess that may not be satisfying, rewarding and/or an improvement of Self.


Trust and believe that YOU do matter, that you are AMAZINGLY wonderful.  And watch your inner being shine bright making your spirit Happy Happy and Joyous. ;o)