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WWN™ Reflections: Baga On My Mind. #UNITEDAgainstTerrorism.

BAGA on my mind: A year ago, more than 2000 people were killed by Terrorist group Boko Haram in Baga, North-Eastern Nigeria. This year we hear of the Dasuki arms (corruption) ‘yams-sharing’ deal. Hmmmnnn, I’d like to think that I do not wish people evil and yet when a great crime has been committed, (against innocent children, men, women, soldiers), should we not ask ask the heavens to strike all those who benefited from our common wealth?

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WWN Announcement: Join us for a Livestream of “Floetry by Juliet ‘Kego”

Join Whole Woman Network’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, every Sunday evening for a LIVE radio show: “FLOETRY By Juliet ‘Kego”

The first show airs LIVE today Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Time: 6 :00 pm – 7 :00 pm EST on 105.9 FM The Region

Theme: Celebrating International Women’s Day and World Poetry Day

Listen LIVE by Clicking Here

The Region Radio Station 105.9

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Postcards from Africa #2: “This is not the Nigeria they fought for…” by Alexx Ekubo

#EmpoweredCitizenry #RaisingANewGenerationofAfricanLeaders

[The post below was written by Nigerian actor and media personality, Alexx Ekubo on the current political situation in Nigeria. It was culled from his Instagram Page, reformatted and posted here (along with his picture), with his explicit permission. Thanks a lot Alexx! And yes, he confirmed his name is actually spelled with two ‘xx’. 🙂

‘Have you seen my Childhood? By Alexx Ekubo

10488796_722521301141191_106242688_aI miss growing up, I miss the Good Old days and  the things that made it the “Good Old days”. Simple things like the peace in my country. I’m from Abia State, born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bred in Lagos, schooled in Katsina and lived in Kano. I attended University in Calabar, in Cross River State. I travelled the length and breadth of Nigeria without the fear of a bomb explosion or being kidnapped!

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Week 3| WWN Reflections by @JulietKego: Celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Revisiting the Power of Strategic Intention to Effect Change.

“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” ~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you fighting for a cause? Do you want to effect change or transformation in your community?

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Week 1| WWN Reflections by @JulietKego: Je Suis Charlie? Let’s Explore the Narrative Beyond the Harsh-tag!

Nelson Mandela Quote about no one is born hatingWWN Reflection 01.08.2015: The recent events in France bring to light the need not only to stand up and unite against terrorism and violence, BUT also a more important conversation about the UNIVERSAL concepts of respect and tolerance for all diverse cultures, religions, political and belief systems. Do I believe in the right to freedom of speech? Yes! Yes! Yes!

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DAY 29: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

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WWN Reflection DAY 29: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

Today’s reflection is on the power of manifestation.

At the beginning of the new year, I wrote down my ‘I AM’ statements.

(Note, these are not the same as new year resolutions. Please refer to this previous post for more on the ‘I AM statements: http://wp.me/p1o3v6-1a).

One of the many 50 statements that I wrote down was: “In 2014, I AM attending a live event of inspirational worship and celebration by bestselling author and pastor Joel Osteen.”

Then, I simply stood in the flow gratitude and acceptance of allowing this statement to manifest and it did happen!

Well, fast forward to a few months ago, when randomly, a friend of mine called me up excitedly to tell me the great new: Joel and Victoria Osteen were coming to Toronto for an evening of worship, music and motivation. The sad news was it was happening that night, intact 3 hours from the time she called me!

The event was tagged: ‘A Night of Hope.’ First I made the conscious decision and voiced it out and wrote it down: ‘I AM attending this event tonight.’ 

And I held on to the hope that even though we were informed about this so late, there was still hope that our creator of midnight hours and crossover miracles would come to our rescue:-) After a frantic search online for any available, last minute ticket(s), a few phone calls to sort out babysitting, we were soon both Air Canada Centre, ACC-bound!

It was a life-affirming day for me because even though the messages may not be new, Joel  and victoria shared them with such authenticity and power that it resonated and stayed with me till today. The energy that filled ACC dome was deeply moving and so incredible!

Apparently, I was not the only one who took copious notes. My friend had also sent me an email which contained her biggest take-aways from that evening. So we both collated our list of highlights and though we’d share, so here it goes! P.S: It would be done in a two-part series, so look out for part two tomorrow.

negative people joel osteen quote whole woman networkSome of the highlights of Joel and Victoria’s messages of hope, transformation and purpose (PART I):

1. Let everyday be a new beginning for you. Forgive yourself and let go of the feelings of guilt and condemnation. Don’t sit on the sidelines of life, get back in the game and play at 100%!

2. God never allows you to experience difficulties without a divine purpose. Use your faith not to pray away difficulties but rather, surrender and allow the storm to lead you exactly where you should go.

3. Quit fighting back, relinquish control, surrender, so that God’s will may be done. Trust him and know that your storms are not a surprise to him. Burn up the limiting beliefs and shake off the self-pity!

speak victory not defeat joel osteen quote whole woman network4. You would not have been given a destiny without being equipped and empowered by God to fulfill it.

Each day is a step forward towards your purpose and destiny. Start the day how you want the day to be. Set very clear intentions and be in tune with your attention.

Be grateful everyday for the gifts of life and love. Shake off the bad ‘stuff’ by changing your internal recording and inner movie. Learn to change your dial/channels!

5. Affirm daily who you are1 Your ‘I AM’ statements are very powerful; ‘I am creative, I am fun, I am strong, I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am magnificent, I am a masterpiece.’ Indeed, you are God’s masterpiece, equipped, approved, blessed, forgiven, NOT average, not mediocre!

waiting with joy6. Stop the self-abuse and self-flagellation! You have enough people against you, you don’t have to be against yourself.

There are lots of negative thoughts AND comments, from people that you have to ignore. Know how to take the learnings and corrections in criticism without attaching yourself to the negativity of its sting.

You only have so much emotional energy each day. There are even some family members and ‘friends’  that you may have to sometimes distance yourself from.

7. Unforgiveness is like a poison inside you, Release yourself and release people. Write letters to everyone who’s ever hurt ou and who you’ve ever hurt. Do anything you can to help yourself. Know who you are and whose you are; victors and not victims!

8. Are you still tied to the victim mentality? Are you still choosing to be married to your pain?

You CANNOT drag your baggage of pain over and over again, let it go! dream another dream.

Quit thinking about it. Change the channel. Quit reliving negative memories. When you play negative movies in your mind, you will only feel negative emotions.

Be disciplined in your thoughts. Think only pure thoughts, start changing the channels of your thoughts.

9. How you tell your stories of your wound matters. When you tell it, do you tell it from an empowered place, knowing the wound is already healed or when you talk about it, are you still stuck in the drama of reliving the pain?

Beautiful10. Beauty for ashes! You have to decide and let go of the ashes before you can see and receive the beauty.

It is an act of faith-let go of the pain and the blame. Do not live life looking in your rear view mirrors.

11. Seasons come and seasons go. A season of mourning does not equate to a LIFETIME of mourning!

Shake off the pain of the past. Strain towards what lies ahead. The past is dead and gone, we can choose to be like the mountain climber, who cut of his infected arm so that he may live. Stop rehearsing and rehashing your old pains.

12. I BELIEVE AND DECLARE THAT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WILL BE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE!

P.S: Here’s the link for the concluding part of this post: Key Highlights of Joel Osteen’s messages of Hope, Transformation and Purpose (PART II).

Disclaimer: The highlights above are based on personal notes and understanding of Joel and Victoria Osteen’s messages. No intentional omission or error is intended. I hope something on this list resonates and plants an active seed in your life.

Have an abundantly blessed day and an awesome life ahead! ❤

-Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, MBA

Poet | Master-Certified Leadership Coach-Trainer -Consultant|

~Take empowered ACTION towards a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier YOU!~

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Blogger Bio:

FB PIC High RezThe preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Co-Founder and Executive Director at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming books: “UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership”  and “Today, I Will Not Bow”.  A self-described Life-Connoisseur, who loves life and the whole human experience, Juliet was nicknamed a ‘reminderist’,  [one who reminds us of that which we already know; that we are not fractured or broken and NOW is the perfect time to replace that fallacy with a new, beautiful truth: we are worthy, empowered, complete, whole creatures and our life journey is to return to wholeness]!

She is a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Investment & Financial Literacy for women and youth (especially girls). Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc. Enjoy some of her portfolio of poems on her Floetry Blog and follow her daily reflective posts on Facebook.

Her message is simply: “To use the power of written-spoken-sung WORDS to connect, heal, empower, change and transform our inner and outer worlds. Words have power in the meaning and interpretation we choose to give them and all of life is synchronistic poetry in motion! Are you telling empowering stories about yourself and others?” 

DAY 27: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

Today’s reflection is focused on the power of ASKING QUESTIONS. Sometimes, it is not the answers that we find that give us the biggest shifts and transformation. Often, it is the questions that we ask ourselves or are asked by others that open up our hearts and minds to possibilities we never imagined. The act of seeking the answers becomes a metaphor for the journey of life.

Begin to pay attention to the questions that keep you awake at night, the questions that never seem too far from your mind, the questions that you run away from confronting. Those are probably the questions that have the biggest relationship with your life purpose and destiny.

WWN Reflection DAY 27: Take ACTION and Transform Your Life!

Here are some questions to reflect upon as you enjoy the rest of the week:

1. This mid-week, reflect and ask yourself: Am I on the ‘WOE me’ or ‘WOW me’ axis of life’s equation?

WOE ME= Making excuses and having reasons to blame others for the drama and crap in your life! You are an expert at pointing fingers outwards, talking about other people’s limitations and never yours. You play the victim card. Failure and stagnation are guaranteed states in this zone.

WOW ME=You take ownership and responsibility for both your awesomeness and your crap! You understand that you are a co-heir and co-creator with God. You focus on the learning in any situation, you seek to provide solutions and to add value. You are at cause for your life. You are in control of your results. You look inwards for answers. Success and purposeful living is guaranteed here.

Note: You get to choose only one side at any given time….you cannot be in both! And if you’re in neither, you may be sitting on the ‘stuck’ fence, where life seems to be ‘happening’ to you. It is important to also note that as human beings, we will definitely find ourselves hanging out in the ‘woe me’ quadrant once in a while. The key is not to stay there for too long and also to celebrate the awareness of your lessons and learnings while you’re there or after you get out! So, be gentle with yourself and others, we’re all doing the very best we can with the resources we have.

2. Did you know that there’s a behavioural link between Self-Esteem, Over-Eating, Over-Spending, Over-Complaining and generally feeling ‘out of balance’ in life? They often have a common root and if you destroy the root cause, every thing else crumbles and life RE-ALIGNS back into shape! Are you aware of what your root cause is? Sometimes the manifesting ‘problem’ is simple a symptom of something deeper.

3. “Do you want a successful career or a close relationship with your family? Both! Do you want a focus on business or have fun and play? Both! Do you want money or meaning in your life? Both! Do you want to earn a fortune or do the work you love? Both! Unsuccessful people always choose one, successful people choose both. Do you realize that you always have options and indeed, by God’s grace and through hard work/working smart, you can have it all.” ~T. Harv Eker~

4. “Are you stressed? Do you take time to relax? Do you take things so seriously? Laugh as much as you can! Play! When we’re adults, sometimes we forget to play and or we think we shouldn’t be wasting time on play when the opposite is true – PLAY! PLAY! PLAY! That’s where our true joy stems from, the most innocent part of who we are, our inner child that’s so excited about life and all its blessings! Are you letting your inner child out?” ~Patricia Grace Tomasi, Life Coach~

5. Do you suffer because you think you do not have enough OR because you’ve accepted a fallacy that you can never have enough, and so you suffer? (Re-read this and ponder on it for a few minutes) 🙂 Do you realize that you have an innate ability to co-create everything you desire, want or need? Do you understand that you are enough and you always have enough? Do you play the compare and contrast game? Do you compare yourself against others or compare the present to the past or an imaginary future? Do you comprehend that this is the root cause of most unhappiness? Are you always looking at the other side and thinking the grass greener? Are you celebrating the beauty of NOW and looking inwards to find solutions unique to you or are you blindly following the dictates of the external world around you?

6. What if your problem is not YOUR problem? What if your problem is simply just a problem? What if you stopped taking  your challenges and problems so personally? What if you could ‘remove’ yourself from your problem and look at them through someone else’s eyes? What if you took a new perspective, an ‘eagle-eyed’ overview of the problem and became open to new ways of ‘seeing’ them? What if the whole essence of the problems is to make you grow and transform into someone who resources creatively to resolve and solve said problems? What if all your problems have solutions and you role is to simply explore new ideas, perspectives and be open to others around you, in order to find the answers you seek?

7. What’s your purpose? Are you living in alignment with your purpose? What are your most important values in different spheres of life? What kind of life would you rather be living if you had an abundance of money, time, energy? LIVE IT NOW! Do you have the faith to believe in the formless and not in the formed physical reality? Are you speaking, feeling and living your truth? Do you realize that in order to manifest your dreams into reality, you MUST become the person who is capable of achieving those goals and dreams? WHAT you have and do flow directly from WHO you are BEING. The equation for the law of manifest ion is this: BE-DO-HAVE!

Warmest Regards, Blessings & Cyber-hugs,

-Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, MBA

Poet | Master-Certified Leadership Coach-Trainer -Consultant|

~Take empowered ACTION towards a Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier YOU!~

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Blogger Bio:

FB PIC High RezThe preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Co-Founder and Executive Director at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming books: “UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership”  and “Today, I Will Not Bow”.  A self-described Life-Connoisseur, who loves life and the whole human experience, Juliet was nicknamed a ‘reminderist’,  [one who reminds us of that which we already know; that we are not fractured or broken and NOW is the perfect time to replace that fallacy with a new, beautiful truth: we are worthy, empowered, complete, whole creatures and our life journey is to return to wholeness]!

She is a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Investment & Financial Literacy for women and youth (especially girls). Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc. Enjoy some of her portfolio of poems on her Floetry Blog and follow her daily reflective posts on Facebook.

Her message is simply: “To use the power of written-spoken-sung WORDS to connect, heal, empower, change and transform our inner and outer worlds. Words have power in the meaning and interpretation we choose to give them and all of life is synchronistic poetry in motion! Are you telling empowering stories about yourself and others?”