monica aguinaga
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When It All Falls Apart

So I had a beautifully written post ready for today, and I mean it was just flowing. I'm happily typing away when this ugly little box pops up on my screen. Basically it said something along the lines of, "We're going to ruin everything you just worked so hard to create. Save?? What's save?! Naw… Continue reading When It All Falls Apart

changed by purpose, hannah mullick, christine altidor
Lessons

Waiting With Grace

Raise your hand if you like waiting. (insert crickets) Yeah... I don't like waiting. I also don't like not knowing. I admit I’m a little nosy inquisitive. I like to know things! And yet here I am: waiting and not knowing. I claim I want to grow in my relationship with God and yet sometimes I forget that a part of any good relationship is trust. Trust…Yuck! (Read about my trust issues in my first blog post "Icebreaker from Hell".) Do I trust God to do what He said? What He promised? Ummm… ---Read More---

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Chosen: You are Qualified

Ever felt unqualified? Like there's-just-no-way-I’ll-ever-be-selected-so-why-bother-even-trying unqualified? Why would the person who is short-tempered, impatient, unfriendly, blunt-borderline-brash with people be given the shot? That’s what I thought when God said He wanted to use me. “Are you sure you want me, God?” Because as a fellow blogger told me the other day...

Self-Care Pt.4: You Matter, changedbypurpose
Self-Care Series

Self-Care Pt.4: You Matter

For the past couple of years, every summer, I participate in an event that is imperative to my self-care. The BeYOUtiful Women’s Retreat© is a time for women to get away and recharge, rejuvenate and relax. Through empowerment sessions, fellowship and fun, the retreat allows women the much needed time for self-care. This year, we were at the gorgeous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The weather was perfect, the people were amazing and I just knew I was going to have a great time...

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Self-Care Pt.3 – Invest in Yourself Before You Wreck Yo’ Self

I always thought I loved myself...until one day I realized how little I invested into ME. If someone needed help with an idea they had, I'd spend hours researching, watching YouTube videos & reading articles on how to make it happen. I'd push, encourage and motivate them to do it, stretching the fibers of my brain with innovative methods of ways to reach their goal.  But when it came to my ideas, my dreams or goals...I was chillin'. I was investing into everyone else's purpose but my own.  Why?

wynwood, changed by purpose, Who U Wit
Self-Care Series

Self-Care Pt.2: “Who U Wit?”

I have a confession to make. I’m a Christian but I like trap music. Probably has to do with the fact that I grew up during the birth of 90's rap music like 2Pac, Biggie, Hot Boyz lol (so telling my age here) and later Jay and Nas which later evolved into what millennials dub trap music & stripper music: Young Jeezy, Lil John, 2 Chainz, & Rick Ross. (Stick with me. I promise I’m going somewhere with this)...

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Warning Signs

Why do we like to ignore warning signs? The speed limit says 45 mph and we drive 70 mph. The caution lights dance all around your date like fireflies and you STILL say yes to a second date. We justify ignoring the signs that have been...

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Video Recap: Take A Chill Pill

Hey guys! Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and emails about this week's post "Take A Chill Pill!" Check out this quick recap of this week's blog post on my YouTube channel: Changed by Purpose. Please subscribe, like and share the blog post and video with someone who needs to hear it.… Continue reading Video Recap: Take A Chill Pill