#selfmotivation and #selfdetermination are important aspects of yoga and martial arts.
Being up for #sunrise is one of my most favourite things to do.
It may not be easy getting up but the reward of being there is always worth it.
Architecture is another love of mine.
I randomly found myself in an old area of Toronto today.
I had an appointment in the area and took a stroll to adventure.
These beautiful old buildings are what I found.
I also found another unplanned random treasure which I'll share in the next post.
Become aware of the environment around you and seek out the things which bring inspiration and joy.
Learning to #TrainYourMind is the single most important aspect of yoga
I love old buildings and can't help wondering how many peoples lives have intersected in these places.
Stone, steel, sunrise and #Peace all in 1 day ❤💋 Thanks Toronto .
Stepping into 21st with a mild fever, a soar throat and a few stupid financial mistakes but also wouldn't have celebrated it any other way. Don't think I'm any wiser yet, but i certainly know that I will leave all the bads behind and carry on with nothing but positivity and happiness. Cheers to the new upcoming years of officially being in the adulthood, to more fruitful achievements and stability 🎉 [ #21]
Practice, persistence, positivity. Three words that define this girl!
For real-GYMNASTICS is her passion, as most of you know. This last year has come with challenges for skills that were once easy for her. I’m told that this is completely normal at her age & in this sport.
While I wish that she were not struggling, I am proud of her drive and persistence in her attempts to improve and meet HER own goals. She is so determined and nothing will stop her (which explains her occasional attitude 🙄😂). But seriously, 11 year old Amy could have learned so much from 11 year old Kira and her mindset. 💜💜 #mindfulgirl#selfdetermination#hergoalsnotmine#flybabygirlfly#yesyoucan#gymnast#gymnastmom#gymnastmomma#letsdothis#positivekids
G R O W T H ....is not an overnight process. I’m learning that just like in my #naturalhairjourney my personal growth takes #strength#courage and #wisdom :
One of my favorite songs is by @indiaarie and the words really speak to me;
🎶Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes there lives a me that I’ve been hiding for much too long
Cause I’ve been too afraid to let it show
Cause I’m scared of the judgement that may follow
Always putting off my living for tomorrow
It’s time to step out on faith, I gotta show my faith
It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today
I gotta step out on faith, it’s time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found
Strength, courage and wisdom
And it’s been inside of me all along
Strength, courage and wisdom
Inside of me....🎶
So everybody is a Ninja now ????🤦🏿♂️ 🤨 MVS Disclamier of CAUTION: reading Cultural facts may cause harm to those unaware. Let us get this right... A Ninja is someone who has studied in the art of "ninjutsu." Which is an actual martial art form, but it is from.... Japan!
Why would you want to be a Japanese. Oh you just want the skill set of a Japanese trained person???? Well training comes in many forms and many art forms.
So thanks, but no thanks to the ninja complaints we are formally Trained in an Afrikan Combat system over here. You know or should know African people have been doing and creating art forms, tactics, and traditions... you know 'stuff' lol before Christ and before the common era right. 🤨 The mighty African can be agile and stealthy too; even better than a n..... or a comic book character you do know that okay Good! Don't be so influenced by the media or your childhood tv days of Bruce Lee or Bruce Leroy take ya pick. Just know when you approach MVS we keeping it AllAfricanAllTheTime ova here!! 💪🏿✊🏿 #MVSdefense#SelfdefenseTheAfrikanWay#returntothesource#NoNinja#gameonfactsoncue#Africanathletics#selfdetermination#selfdefining
Almost a hundred years later,Gold prices are determined in London and Imperial British has maintained firm grip on Africa minerals:
Did Africa really get independence?
World War I was a pivotal moment in the history of the gold market.
The threat of war effectively derailed the gold standard, with many countries hoarding the metal.
When the war ended, the Bank of England took steps to re-establish London as the center of the gold market. The central bank focused on the London-based, daily gold settlement price that could serve as a global benchmark.
The first gold “fixing” took place on Sept. 12, 1919, in the austere, wood-paneled offices of banker N M Rothschild & Sons in St. Swithin’s Lane, London.
he five founding members of the London gold benchmark—N M Rothschild, Mocatta & Goldsmid, Samuel Montagu & Co., Pixley & Abell and Sharps & Wilkins—exchanged bids and offers on gold orders, moving the price higher and lower according to supply and demand.
Once bids and offers were balanced at a certain price, the day’s benchmark price, known as the “fix,” was set.
Almost 100 years on, it may come as a surprise that the process for setting the London gold fix remains largely unchanged.
The fix remains the global benchmark for the price of gold and is used, for example, by jewelers and central banks to price deals and help determine the value of securities tied to gold, such as exchange-traded funds.
If gold and many other minerals come from Africa but we have no power to determine their prices?
This only means we are selling things that we don’t know how much they are worth;what kind of monkey business is that?
Africa needs to urgently regain control of her natural resources and create Intra-Africa market for these resources.
Africa gold reserves now worth $1.5 TRILLION yet we are not benefiting from this immense wealth of #Africa.
I just want to share a small story of victory and achievement after you felt like life took you down.
#October is the month in which I decided to go into rehab because I felt defeated. I had tried everything else I thought would work (mostly self medicating. I went to rehab and it WAS NOT what I thought it would be; my expectations weren't high. I got to rehab and it felt like prison. A prison that allowed the men to move about more freely than the women but we were ALL there with addictions. After completing 30 days in that place, I just knew I didnt want to go back there or any place like that. I'm sharing my CPS cert because I completed the training after that failed attempt at rehab. I began doing much self awareness work and found ME and who I want to be in this world. 3 years clean and sober before I realized that my experiences could help others. 🔔 So here I am, trained by life and some professionals that saw a need and prepared people to fill it!