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Am I the only one that orders fish tacos for Taco Tuesdays? It is so much more satisfying than the other tacos, according to my taste buds.

I had lunch at Charlies Bar & Kitchen for a business meeting and I decided to go for the fish tacos on the menu and boyyy was it good! I mean it was good, good.

Take a look at the menu here and follow their Instagram page to see what their up to these days.

And so that leads me to ask you, where are you going for tacos on Tueday’s? What is your favorite type of taco?


 

Love,

Deyla

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taking up space

Taking up space is a Netflix show that sheds light on the lives of African Americans that push through wherever they go despite of the lack of diversity

This show opens up the conversation of the lack of diversity within prestigious institutions in America. Just like many other issues, this is something that is kept under the rug which is why I find this show to be interesting. It opens up a conversation that introduces fear into a room and that make people feel uncomfortable. It is time to push through this all and go there. We must!

In this show, Robert Rush walks us through his journey as a Harvard Student on campus and the things that he faces as an African American student. “I wanted to be part of the school that I went to because I knew that it meant so much. Me going to Harvard from where I come from is abnormal” shares Robert; where he explains building a genuine relationship with his school regardless of who he is and what he faces.

Robert helps us understand that the hunger for change is growing more and more. As an advocate, Rush is on a mission to shift some things around and I am so here for it! Lets join forces and get this work done.


What are your thoughts about this show or issue?Have you experienced this? Comment below and share your thoughts.

Love,

Deyla

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Did someone say sushi? I love sushi. My love for sushi was developed during my college years. I remember thinking that my friend was out of her mind when she had sushi for lunch at work. The idea of eating something that is not cooked, freaked me out. Until.. I tried a California roll and fell in love. After adapting to the cali roll taste, I then moved unto trying other rolls such as shrimp tempura, avocado rolls and even an unagi roll.

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So when I was in college there was an Asian restaurant close to my campus; where I visited regularly for sushi. Things changed once I moved back home from school and went into a sushi hunt. It was important for me to find a place that was just as good as the last place that I was accustomed to.

I found that place!!!! Ceetay is a sushi restaurant that is located in the South Bronx, within the Mott Haven area. It is right in my borough, the food is amazing, service is great and they offer delivery services. Greatness on top of greatness!

Please be sure to check out their website for a full view of their menu and more information.


 

Are you a sushi lover? If so, what is your favorite type of sushi? Please share! I will like to hear more from you guys.

 

Love,

Deyla

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self care

You have not been taking care of yourself and it shows. I am sorry, sis. But it smells like you have not been practicing self care. And that is a big, no no! When was the last time that you said “no” to a meeting? When was the last time you visited the hair salon? When was the last time that you had some space to breathe?

Your mind, heart, spirit and body requires restoration very often. We are unable to perform to our best when we skip self care. It is like driving a car without gas, it will not work. This is something that I had to learn as an adult; self care is extremely important.


 

Without further ado, here are some signs that you are not taking care of yourself:

1. Emotionally eating

Are you experiencing an increase in food intake? If so, this is considered  emotional eating and it is a sign that you are not taking care of yourself. This is unhealthy for yourself and for your body. One way to overcome this is by seeking counsel whether it’s professional or just a friend.

2. You are having a self- pity party 

Stop handing out invitations to yourself pity party. You are consistently painting a picture of one color which only contains you. You have a lot to say about yourself negatively. You don’t realize that it’s making it worse. Everyone else is at fault except you. Your drowning in your own sorrow, without a life vest.

3. Lack of sleep 

The more you worry, the more you lack sleep. The tension in your body is keeping you from sleeping.  Your nervous system is crying out for rest but you are troubled by stress. You can meditate, read a book and put your electronics in a separate room. 

4. Forgetting is a pattern

Are you finding yourself forgetting everything? You’re forgetting where you placed your metro card, keys, Id, the days of the week. You’re forgetting appointments, business meeting, your kids, “date night,” and/or  important calls. Instead, you can write reminders on your calendar or on your phone. Make post-its your best friend by writing down reminders. Play a brain game like Lumosity.

5. Unorganized

Everything is all over the place! You’re late and running for the bus. You missed the train and now you’re stuck on a delayed train. You get off the wrong stop. Your arrive  late to work and your manager is waiting for you with a warning. Everything is all over the place! To avoid, plan your plan time. Wake up early, eat a nutritionist breakfast, plan your day ahead of time.

 6. Unmotivated 

Get up! Set a goal for each day. Binge watch motivational videos on YouTube and allow them to inspire you. Declare positive affirmations, such as; I am fearfully and wonderfully made Psalm 139:14.  Now, allow this to marinate and let it serve as a motivation to you.


 

What are some things that you are doing to practice self care?

Have you mastered taking care of yourself? How do you manage?

Which sign can you relate to the most?

Do share! I’d love to hear from you.

 

Love,

Deyla

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I was a professional complainer and at some point I felt myself turning into a grumpy bear. Things were not going the way I anticipated and I felt that no one understood what I was going through. This led me to hide inside of a cocoon. I learned how to bury my thoughts, opinions and feelings deep inside. I mean, I suppressed things and forgot that it was there. Happy people made me itch because they had something that I was missing. I was allergic to joy because it was an uncomfortable feeling. Happiness was the goal for me but I cringed at the image of being really happy. I walked around the same struggles for a while; because I was stuck on a stagnated mindset.
You see, this was the same problem with the people of Israel. God sent Moses to save the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt and lead them into the promised land. When they were finally free, they complained themselves into misery. Though the lord provided for his people, they got lost by putting all of their focus on their problems. While they were physically free, they were mentally stuck in slavery back in Egypt. In fact, they wanted to go back to slavery instead of going to the promised land. Why? Because they had to make the decision to trust in God and not what they understand. Because they were walking by sight and not by faith. Because it hurts to struggle. Because discipline is uncomfortable. Because going through, meant enduring pain. Because they had to trust God more than they trust themselves. Because in order to make it to the other side, you have to be willing to loose everything. Because they have been slaves longer than they have been free. Because they anticipated things to be easy but it was hard instead. The people of Israel complained for 40 years and they never saw the promised land. Simply, because they did not want to go through.
Stop complaining and go through. God will not give you anything that you can’t handle. Trust the process. Embrace your struggles because they make you stronger. Struggles are made to whip us into shape. We need it, it is impossible to get by without a struggle. Everyone goes through. I promise when I say that you are not alone. You can not go around, underneath or from the side. The only way out is to go THROUGH.

 

Love,

Deyla

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