“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 the Leap of Faith

OMG Friday 5.13.16

#TGIF   What a week I have had, but I’m truly blessed to have had one. I’m back in the grind with a work assignment, and ever so grateful that money will soon flow again. Being unemployed in today’s economy is a travesty, seriously.

If you are truly tired of the monotony of the daily work “grind,” then you seriously have to think about taking the #JUMP. The JUMP is all about taking that Leap Of Faith and believing wholeheartedly that your JUMP will not be in vain—because something great has the potential of happening. But if you don’t make an effort or even try, how will you ever know?

Make the Jump 5.13.16

I learned recently by reading Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success…Think Like a Success that Passion is not your Gift. Passion fuels your desire and feeds your Gift. Your Gift exists because of you—it is not designed by a job title—and travels everywhere you go. “Your job is NOT your gift, but probably a place that utilizes your gift,” Steve tells us.

Shape Your World 5.13.16

What I did learn after reading a segment of Steve’s book, which really surprised me, is that my Gift is not my talent. Pursuant to Steve, “What we do well sometimes blocks us from finding out what we do great. I think of talents as the lesser to one’s gift. Talents can be learned while a gift is inherent. Your gift cannot be studied by another and then performed at the same proficiency. However, our talents often lead us to exercising our gift.

With that said, I now have to find out what my AMAZING Gift is—which I honestly thought I knew what it was. Anywho, I am often referred as a “closer”, a “problem-solver”, one who knows how to bring things together and get the job done. Okay, then how do I sum that up as to what my gift really is? Stay tuned, and I will let you know.

What I do know for certain is that I do have an AMAZING Gift that I will share with the world one day.

Love is Leap of Faith 5.13.16



“Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.” – Han Suyin [Elizabeth Comber]

Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel / Source: Boston Globe

I have been an ardent fan of 60 Minutes for over 25 years; and there has never been a time when I’m watching that I don’t find any of their segments life changing, informative (Halliburton), and just excellent news reporting.

Last Sunday, Sonia Vallbh and her husband Eric Minikel were featured in a story that left me in tears–but not tears of sadness, tears of joy. Sonia earned her B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School; while Eric holds a B.S. in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in transportation and city planning from MIT. Currently, they are both doctoral students in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard Medical School.

This amazing couple has joined forces to combat a brain disease, called Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), that also took the life of her mom. Sonia learned in 2011, that she carries the genetic mutation that caused her mom to die of the prion disease the year before.  Because FFI falls within that family of brain diseases, Sonia and Eric are focusing their studies on Prion diseases, which are “fatal neurodegenerative diseases caused by the spread of misfolded proteins across the brain.”

After watching this interview, it is clear that true Love never ends, and never stops in the face of overwhelming obstacles–just ask Eric and Sonia. While the cameras were on them both, the love in his eyes spoke volumes; along with the adoration, love, and respect that Eric clearly has for his wife. Sonia’s spirit is unmatched, encouraging, and heroic. She is not depressed and does not appear to be agitated or feeling like a victim. Instead, she’s definitely a victor because of her relentless pursuit to find a cure. And, we all know that it will not just be for her family, but for the world. AMAZING!!

So, in the face of that kind of determination, the question we need to ask ourselves is: why quit or give up? What do you have to lose by trying and giving it your all for the betterment of SELF?  It often seems like it would be easier to just make excuses for life’s dilemmas, or an “unhappy” childhood, or the fact that life hasn’t turned out in your favor, but are those excuses going to help us take ownership or accountability for life’s unexpected events? Likely not. Why not apply the energy it takes to make excuses to face your Goliath? When we have the strength to face our obstacles and tackle them, even a small step at a time, it is a better use of our energy than merely pointing fingers and playing the blame game.

Like Sonia and Eric, grab your life by the horns and take charge–knowing in the back of your mind that you can succeed and overcome anything that you put all of your heart, mind, and passion behind. It builds hope and reminds us of life’s exciting, joyful, and limitless possibilities.

Love Believes In You!

“Misty Copeland is a Woman of the Year because… “She’s blazed her own path—and proven that you don’t have to bend to society’s expectations because you look a certain way.”                                                    —actress Kerry Washington, 2013 Woman of the Year


“Some moments in history start out very ordinary. June 30 was a Tuesday, and Misty Copeland, in a yellow leotard, headed to her usual company class at American Ballet Theatre in New York City. Afterward, artistic director Kevin McKenzie told her to “take a bow”: She had been promoted to principal dancer, the first African American ballerina to reach that level in the elite classical ballet company’s 75-year history. Hillary Clinton and Prince both tweeted their congratulations; “Finally,” wrote The Washington Post.”


You are your spoken truth and staunch advocate that SELF is able to succeed; who can accomplish anything when you focus, plan and execute.  For 2016, this will be the year to FOCUS, PLAN & EXECUTE (take action). Ignore the illusion that we don’t have any resources that can get us started (going) or to the next level.  Oh, contraire! It’s the lack of resourcefulness and emotions (anger, frustration, courageous, determination and caring) that can hinders us; once stated by Anthony Robbins (The Ultimate Edge, Life Changing Program).

I will be the first to tell you that 2016 is going to be my year. I’m currently working on launching my LovinSelf.com website.  Great things to come, like: 2nd Best Consignment Thrift Store, Lovin Self Essential Bath Salts (Soothing Sunday’s), Your Best Life Ever!! (Words of encouragement), and Chatroom for members only. There are no victims only volunteers, and people will only do what you allow.  Accountability is the first step to healing SELF.

Much Love



Love says…iMatter

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” – Felix Adler


“You have to learn to get up from the table when Love is no longer being served.”

– Nina Simone