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Happy Monday! Are you pepped up..prayed up and ready to go?

Do you know that statistics say that many people have heart attacks  on Monday morning going to jobs that they hate!

My nugget for the day is…

Don’t let undeserving people kill your spirit and make you bitter. Sometimes others around you can’t accept that you’re  growing…making positive changes, and creating a happier, more productive and peaceful life. They are energy drainers, be aware.  Stay as far away from them as you would someone with a bad cold!

Sometimes others are stuck in their own stuff! YoU can’t change that. It’s good to care and be supportive but not at the expense of  letting someone impinge on your development and happiness…

So…keep smiling and focused and remember that you can’t control what people say or do but..you can decide how and if  you choose to respond to them!

Stay Pepped up…Prayed up…and ready to go!!!


Please share what keeps you up and motivated when your surroundings are a challenge?

From the desk of Ameenah Ross

Nurse. Author.Speaker






food 4thought

So you know how many of us are always on one diet or another, trying to get healthy and maybe, just for once buy something really sexy out of Victoria’s Secret? 

Well, today I have the Ultimate diet! You can eat all you want! Absolutely no limitations…no calories…no carbohydrates…no sugar or salt, and it’s loaded with flavor.  You can’t beat that!

Today’s lunch special is Food for Thought …have as much as you like and if it’s too much, share it with a friend… enjoy!

10 Tips to feed your soul

1.      Let God be the captain of your ship.

2.      Be kind and forgiving to yourself.

3.      Sometimes you can talk too much.

4.      Sometimes you can … not talk enough.

5.      Stand up for yourself and what you believe.

6.      Don’t wait for someone to give you flowers…give them to yourself.

7.      Love yourself first, because only then can you truly love someone else.

8.      Value your time and use it wisely … it’s the one thing that you will never get back!

9.      Your heart can feel like it’s been broken in a million pieces, but God can mend it back like new.

10.    Don’t let your ego or pride keep you from saying “I’m sorry” or “I love you.”

Well, I surely hope your meal was satisfactory…It was a pleasure serving you and please come again and if there’s something not on the menu that you may like next time, let us know!

From the desk of Ameenah 


Are You Ready To Make a Choice?


Happy or sad.

Love or hate.

Optimistic or pessimistic.

Grateful or unappreciative.

Holding on to baggage or taking it to the dump.

Living with passion & a purpose or just existing.

In control of your life or being controlled by circumstances.

How’s life’s journey going so far? Is there anything you’d like to change … another path you’d like to take?
The great thing is that we’re  responsible for our own lives and therefore have the power to change the path we’re traveling.
Sometimes… F.E.A.R. (False Expectations Appearing Real) creeps in and it feels safer to do nothing…but I’ve learned to feel the fear and do it anyway! (the name of a great book I read years ago) I take little steps…like testing the pool water before plunging in for a swim.

Each day we get a little older and the reality is that none of us will get out of this world alive! So…hmm…do you want to live it striving for passion and purpose or are you content to just exist day-to-day …year to year? I’ve decided to shoot for the stars and maybe …just maybe, I’ll at least land on the moon!

We are all blessed with a gift…a talent …something we’re to share with the world… Are you ready to make your presence known?

Please join me if you can for a meet and Greet Book Signing on August 24th

Ameenah Ross book signing, 8.24.14

or visit me at http://www.ameenahross.com/#!our-coaches/cktc




I woke up this morning…Good Day…cause I didn’t have to…Took a hot shower to wake my aching bones…Good day…I had water to bathe…said a prayer of gratitude, then dressed and drove to my favorite park for a morning stroll …Good day!

I arrived at the path; arms welcoming me… and stepped into a place where my spirit runs free. No ear phones for music or chattering friends… I love this alone time It’s just me and them… Good day!

Them you ask?…The squirrels scurrying up a tree to play… the daddy long leg who paused cause I got in his way. I snapped a picture of a beaver building his lodge, and watched frogs patiently sitting on lily pads waiting for food to come. Good day!

The Birds are chirping and tweeting  while flying from tree to tree…awesomely  beautiful…wow, so thankful that I can see…Good day!…and this nature gift, my dear friend is free.

Mom-ma duck is swimming with her babies trailing behind …I’m still walking …Good day… and I’m feeling fine!

The crisp morning air is brushing my cheeks… while pebbles sound like a bowl of crunchy cereal beneath my feet…My heart is beating faster…I’ve picked up the pace …beauty and exercise all in one place.

I glance over at the lake… rain is beginning to fall but the trees are my umbrella, they’re standing strong and tall…and then moments later the sun…well, it’s out again.

As I wind the bend and head for home…this has been my morning cup of coffee and tomorrow…God willing… I’ll have it again!

25 Things I’ve Learned While Growing Up!


Every day I enjoy my morning walk around the lake. I find it  spiritually uplifting.  The birds are singing…frogs are croaking and chirping…squirrels are scurrying across the path playing and looking for food.. As I walk and say “good morning”, or  nod or smile to passerby’s, I’m reminded of the blessings I need to count instead of the things I sometimes feel like whining about.
Here’s 25 Things I’ve Learned:

1. That you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
2. That you can’t live in the past and work on building a better future at the same time.
3. To trust your thoughts and instincts because they’re usually right.
4. That adopting a positive and optimistic attitude can change your life.
5. That YoU are responsible for your own happiness.
6. To be kind and forgiving to yourself.
7. To count your blessings and be grateful for what you do have, instead of complaining about what you don’t.
8. That some people become envious when you do well and are happy.
9. That It is better to be alone and at peace than in a relationship and unhappy.
10. That family can be people you have no blood ties to.
11. That people are not mind readers. Don’t expect them to know what you think or feel; you have to tell them.
12. To be assertive, or people are inclined to ignore or take advantage of you.
13. That you can’t change what you didn’t get as a child, but you can nurture and get it for yourself now.
14. That you should enjoy your own company.
15. That you should never sell yourself short.
16. That your heart can feel like it’s broken into a million pieces, but God can mend it back.
17. That blood ties can mean nothing at all.
18. To trust God and yourself completely.
19. That your life can change in an instant, to the good or the bad.
20. To value your time and use it wisely, because time is one thing that we never get back.
21. That when someone you love has passed, they are still very much alive in your heart.
22. That some friends are forever and some you out grow.
23. That there is a solution to every problem; we just have to take the time to find it.
24. Not to let your ego or pride keep you from saying, “I’m sorry” or “I love you.”
25. That you have to say “No” sometimes and stick to it for your own well-being.

From the desk of Ameenah Ross




butterfly transition



Changes in our lives begin when we learn to trust ourselves more and others less… when we stop trying to be everything to everyone… when we no longer feel guilty over things we can’t control.

Changes begin when we create a circle around us full of positive and supportive people.

Changes begin when we put our own emotional, mental and physical needs first.

Changes begin when we let go of the things that poison our spirits and soul; like hate, anger … and the need for revenge.

Changes begin when we let go and let our Higher Power take control and lead the way…when we can forgive, for our own sake.

Changes begin when we are grateful for what we do have instead of what we don’t.

Changes begin when we love who we are, accepting flaws and all… yet, willingly working on being the best we can. Why? Because we are all-stars in God’s universe, and have our own light to shine.

Like the butterfly, whose struggle to emerge from its cocoon is necessary to present itself to the world with all of its beauty and splendor …We humans, have the ability to use our struggles and challenges to transform ourselves and our lives too. We can create a life of abundance, happiness, fulfillment, and so much more!
Today, I’m going to work on a change…how about you?

THE FORGIVENESS ADVANTAGE (Tools for happier living)

dove   Forgiving someone who has wronged you can be an extremely difficult thing to do, that person may not even ask for forgiveness or in your eyes even deserve to be forgiven …but you know what… the thing is that you’re really forgiving them for yourself! You forgive so your heart, soul and spirit can heal… you close that door and open a window with opportunities for emotionally healthy living and loving. Forgiving doesn’t mean that you put your head in the lion’s mouth again or in harm’s way. No… you learned the lesson and you move on. In order for me to forgive, I had to ask myself if I’ve ever needed to have anyone forgive me, and though I would like to think I’m perfect…I’m not; I’ve even had to go to God and ask for forgiveness. So I had to ask myself how can I be granted forgiveness if I’m not willing to forgive. My experiences have taught me that by letting go and letting God take control that you can free yourself from the bondage that hate and anger can hold you in. Life has an expiration date so I choose to do my best to live it well and happy until that time… I wonder what the world would be like if we practiced a little more forgiveness, hmm…Just asking.