“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.)

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Lovin Your Journey

“Strength comes from Life’s failures and lessons… What life lesson have you learned?”


;o) Happy Mindful Monday, and a blessing to your week ahead. Over the weekend, I had an “Ah Ha Moment,” realizing that LOVE is critical and essential in one’s life if you are going to weather the storms that life can dish out on occasion. LOVE can provide balance, calm, and a resilient emotional center that helps you cope with a nasty co-worker, a boss who enjoys yelling (A-hole), or any other of life’s disasters; because that warmth and comfort will keep you calm, focused and professional when no one else seems to be. God was brilliant in that He knew that LOVE would be the ONLY thing that can balance the Universe, and you and your life in the face of life’s often rocky mishaps.

Think about it…

When “Life” happens, usually in the form of an event that we weren’t expecting, we get exasperated, thinking, “Now, what?” In light of that, what’s your purpose? Recently, I was talking to a beautiful young woman who is studying for the Bar, and who has just experienced a setback. I asked her how she was doing and she replied, “Sad, but I do have purpose and will be okay.” Now, a spirit like that will succeed because her stumbling block is now being used as her road map: she is focused, driven, and knows that she has purpose and is the architect of her life.

The only way that things will change in your life is if you take the first step to make the change. If you feel stuck at your job, find the one that brings you joy; whatever you are passionate about. If it’s your kids, write a children’s book that you think that they might enjoy reading. If you enjoy fashion, start a blog and dish about it; like Perez Hilton. The Universe is so VAST, that ANYONE can take the opportunity to reach the world; Steve Jobs certainly did. And, he started in his parents’ garage!

My Lovin Self brand centers on the importance of Lovin on Self so that you can be effective for Self and others. Because when you constantly put others before you, you begin to feel as if you no longer matter and your spirit becomes a dried-up raisin. Au contraire

You do have purpose. So today, on #HappyMonday let’s start the week being, first and foremost, grateful to be alive and excited that we have a purpose–even if that is “only” the job you go to. Be grateful, definitely, because someone out there is less fortunate than you and doesn’t have one. Be grateful for the brilliant idea (or ideas) you have which may be laying dormant. Take any step (especially the small ones) just to bring it forth from your memory bank and put out there for the rest of the world; which is definitely a good thing because then you are feeding it good energy, giving it life. Awesome-Sauce!

Funny Workplace Ecard Sometimes the best part of my job is that my chair swivels

Seeing the humor, or the silver lining, to a bad situation is just one of the key ingredients to finding joy and happiness in this life–along with learning that #LOVE must be your nucleus, because it gives you grit, and the guts or strength to deal with life’s challenges or stumbling blocks. And Love helps you stay focused on you and your purpose when everyone else only offers you negativity.

Remember that positive energy attracts positive energy and happy people. Whereas, negative people… Well, just make sure that Love is present because it helps you tolerate them. Today is a new day–the start of a new week and another moment for you to reflect on your Life’s Purpose. Hey, you can run for the President of the United States of America… they need someone, and fast!!!


There is no life without any stumbling or road blocks. You just need to realize how badly you really want to achieve your dream, says Randy Pausch. And I couldn’t agree with him more!

Love Is Essential

“Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– Robert Henlein


WOW!! Where do I begin? No one sets out to get sucker-punched while loving another, because Love is in the mix–so you think. When I was very young and naive, a virgin, I really thought that the love of my life, my first love, was my everything; that he loved me so much that if I fell he would be there to catch me. He made me feel this way, and I was so very trusting and hopeful. Then at 23, life threw me a major blow. My heart was shattered into millions of pieces; I was devastated and numb. But my daughter, who was 4 at the time, did not ask for this to happen; so I had to pick up my millions of pieces and work through the pain. No, it was not easy, but the love and support from my uncle’s wife, family members and friends helped me to weather the storm. LOVE was still ever so present!

Yes, life will definitely throw you many curve balls, but the key to catching the ball in the future is learning from Life’s Lessons (a.k.a., those nasty curve balls). If you choose to ignore the choices you have made that caused you pain, who can you blame? The air around you, the culprit, or yourself? It was a freeing moment when I realized that people will only do what you allow; and once you recognize the role you play in your own circumstances, that new awareness puts you on the road to healing SELF. It’s called accountability, taking ownership and responsibility for your actions, and not blaming others.


Yes, heartache, disappointment, betrayal–you name it–it’s a hard trip [my choice of word: it’s a B*tch, but I’m trying to calm down my expletives. ;o)]. But because living on Heartache Road is a hard trip, we need to learn to listen to and with our Hearts, that will never fail you if you pay attention to what it’s saying. Life’s valuable lessons will teach you that your “suffering . . . will produce perseverance, and perseverance will improve your character, and your character will definitely give you hope” (Romans 5:3-4); so all is not lost, even when it feels like it is.

Life should be much simpler, and actually it is–when you think about it. “Life is simple; it’s people who complicate it.” It’s people who make life difficult and challenging; and, of course, the choices that we make (or don’t make) also play a role in the potential dilemma. So, it is important to choose wisely, thoughtfully on all aspects of your life: mate, job, career, friends, associations, etc.

“You show me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – My maternal grandmother


Today, I will help you smile. I promise!!!


How could you not smile after looking at this beautiful picture?

Stay steadfast. Breathe, and know that your life matters. Remember that you are GREAT; you are a doer, a liker, and people do rely on you (family, kids, spouse, friends, co-workers, etc.) for support because you are a responsible person. Just try to appreciate the person that YOU are, genuinely love SELF, care for SELF so that from deep down inside, you can smile through the storm. So you can tell your inner being that there is hope: “she/he just smiled on the inside.” Keep Randy Pausch’s words in mind whenever you doubt where the power lies: “we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

Remember, this too shall pass!


Love Encourages… Not Tears Down

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”  – Will Smith


Have you ever been bamboozled by someone you love and/or trusted, who you believed deep down in your core that they had your back? But their behavior and true character were revealed based on their response (or lack of one) to a serious crisis that left you alone, spent and bewildered?

“When a person shows you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou

I love this quote because it is really true and does make sense. When we are blinded by self-pity, insecurities, self-doubt, we put more truth, faith and belief in others as opposed to SELF. If we aren’t careful about who we put this trust in, we can create even more self-doubt, stress, self-assassination, and failure to believe in SELF. Remember that LOVE will NEVER steer you wrong, beat you up, make you feel less than, or condemn you because of a mistake or misgiving. Heck no!! When a person constantly berates you and NEVER uplifts you to help you bring forth your best SELF… I guarantee you that this person does not have your best interest at heart. Find the will power to sever that toxic, unhealthy relationship–or love them from afar or at a distance. Anything toxic is a direct detriment to your wellbeing and health.

The one gift that LOVE keeps on giving is to eventually reveal the truth about EVERYTHING. That is its core revelation and goal. True Love soothes, heals, restores, encourages, and brings about wholeness, not a lacking.

Last but definitely not least… Remember my paternal grandmother’s famous words: “Always Consider Your Source!

TGIF!!! Yippy!!! Hallelujah!!! It’s the perfect time to reflect, stop and smell the roses, and just breathe. If you do have to work, remember to count your blessings, be grateful that you do have a job; as many are still looking for employment.

Enjoy your weekend… and stay safe!




“You are never alone, because love is so powerful that you can feel its connection from New York to ATL.”


Easier said than done: when you are trying your hardest to stay focused and not give up through the disappointments, many set-backs, and the countless tears over the choices you thought were right, but they turned out so wrong… What do you do? NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Yes, everyone is different and copes with stress, disappointments and set-backs differently. But remember that you do have a purpose in life, you do matter, and you will succeed. Randy Pausch, who wrote The Last Lecture,



Let’s stop for a moment and give praise to our Daughters, Sons, Nieces, Nephews, Friends, and Family members who could use a hug or words of encouragement… Ma Mere Loves You!!