Domestic Violence – Join In the Fight

Domestic Violence is still prevalent in our society today but unfortunately, we have yet to heal all of the wounds and scars that both women and men suffer as a result. There are many efforts and many people who support such efforts but we still see the presence and the effects that these incidents have on families all across the world. What should we do when we hear of the many individuals who are abused on a daily basis? Continue to stand up and fight for those who may have gone silent and have lost the will to fight.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that at an average rate, nearly 20 individuals in the span of a minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. With over 10 million women and men suffering from domestic abuse  during one year, there is a need for people to step up and speak out. 
What can you do?
  • Become a volunteer at a local shelter
  • Contact a local support group or organization and find out how you can get involved
  • Make monetary donations
  • Donate needed items to shelters
  • Speak up again domestic violence in your community
  • Encourage your Human Resources department to provide resources to employees
  • If you witness abuse Call 911
  • Support legislation that enforces consequences against abusers
  • Encourage family, friends, and co-workers who may be in abusive situations to see help or contact a local shelter
Never think that there is nothing that you can do. You can be the voice for someone close to you or even someone who you have never met or will never meet in your lifetime. Your voice and your actions can make all the difference for someone who is suffering. Take a stand today. Speak up for those who have gone silent.
© 2017 Kimberly Seymore Inspired Serenity by Kim Seymore
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Tell Your Own Story

Have you ever thought that you had something wonderful to share with the world but didn’t know how to do it? Have you had life experiences that mirror that of other people just like you?

It has been a tradition in some families to keep family business in the family. While this is understandable and even a necessity for many circumstances, it is easy to conclude in our minds that everything mist remain under the secret umbrella.

But when we work to keep our story under wraps we miss the opportunity to help someone else. Sharing our story is not about airing dirty laundry or exposing family secrets. Nor is it about putting your business out there for the purpose of gaining recognition, accolades or sympathy.

But instead, telling your story is about sharing who you are , where you have been and where you are going in hopes of helping someone else along their journey. Subsequently, you may find healing even within your own story. This will open the door to allowing you to see life from a new perspective.

Have you thought about sharing your story but struggled with how to do it? Consider the following:

What is unique about your story?

What do you hope to accomplish by telling your story?

What family member(s) or friends should you have a conversation with before telling your story?

What avenue/platform will you use to get your story out there?

What resources will you need to fulfill this project?

What reservations do you have about sharing your story?

Ready to tell your story but don’t know where to start?

Tell Your Story

Looking for additional support in moving into the next level of greatness in your life?

Change Your Life

© 2017 Kim Seymore

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Life Makeover

It’s time to reevaluate your life. Consider assessing the following areas of your life:

Family/Relationships

Work/Business

Community

Spiritual

Finances

Personal Growth

Determine the areas that are most in need of a makeover and get to work!

What (or who) do you need to get rid of?

In what area of your life do you need more organization and order?

in what area has your focus taken a back seat? What area do you need more or less of?

Once you come to an understanding of what you need to change in your life,, decide where you will start, set SMART goals and take it one day at a time. Consider keeping a journal on your progress towards each goal

Don’t try to change everything all at once. A life makeover takes time and careful thought. Give yourself permission to slow down and think about how you can live a more fulfilling life.

©2017 Kim Seymore

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No

This two letter word is so simple to write but often the most difficult for some women to speak. Even when we are tired, stressed, worn out, and overwhelmed, we still give in to the sometimes unreasonable and often untimely requests of others

So how should you respond to yet another “honey do”, “mom can you”, “girls’ night invite” or some other petition for your time, energy and/or effort?

If it is not a time sensitive event or emergency, honor yourself by taking a moment to think before you respond. Assess where you are in your physical, mental and emotional strength.

Do you have enough to give to someone else?

What about your own schedule? Is your schedule already so tight that you barely have a moment to breathe? Are you so drained that you clearly recognize that you need to slow down? Are you already trying to distance yourself from people pleasing behaviors?

I am not at all suggesting that you neglect or decline activities that are important to you or deny your family and friends when they request your help. I am just simply saying that you have the power to choose what goes on in your life and sometimes you just may have to say “no”.

©2017 Kin Seymore

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Get Focused and Change Your Life

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As a women with many roles and responsibilities, we find that our focus is everywhere and sometimes nowhere all at the same time. The following 6 areas are prominent areas in our lives in today’s society. But how do we balance it all? It is common to put more effort into one, two, or even three areas and neglect the others. Sometimes, we go all in and presumably fail miserably. It takes focus to work towards evenly distributing our time and energy as in all areas. Balance has proven to be a struggle for even the less obligated individual. Take a look at the areas below:

Family & Relationships

Career

Health & Wellness

Finances

Leisure Time

Personal Growth

To begin your personal growth, you must know where you are in each of these areas. If you are continuing on your journey of personal growth, it is always good to re-evaluate where you are and determine your roadblocks to successful functioning in these areas.

Now for the work…

Rate your level of functioning on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being very dissatisfied and 10 being very satisfied, 

Then…

Decide on one specific area that you would like to focus on. There the process begins!

@ 2017 Kim Seymore

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Moving Past Limitations…My Story


I used to write when I was a teenager. It was how I learned to maneuver my way through the twist and turns of  adolescence as well as an outlet from academics, peer pressures, failures, self defeat and other childhood and young adult issues.

It was my refuge, my safe place to express my thoughts and emotions about any and every thing that I faced. It was the light that brightened up a dark day and the joy that took the place of the sorrow from disappointment. It was the smile after a successful moment and the promise of  peace before ending an event filled day.

After many years of writing, I didn’t really grasp the possibilities until I become a college student. It was in those moments rhat a creative writing class became more than just a requirement for graduation but a training ground for me to hone in on my gifts, enhance my skills, and embrace the freedom of expression that was there for me to partake in.

Many years passed as I read the work of other authors while at the same time writing plays, fiction stories, short stories. and poems all inspiring and awakening the natural gifts within me. Filling up the memory of floppy disc drives, desktop computers. laptop computers, jump drives, and external hard drives, I stored it all away. I was oblivious to the possibilities. Regardless of the talent that I had been blessed with, I chose to keep it hidden, thinking it was really something to keep to myself for myself.

It was not until someone very dear to me said “You have so many poems. Why don’t you put them in a book?” My excuses meant nothing as I was then told, “I want to see you write a book.” I could not let her down but I had to get to a moment in my life when I could decide to let go of all of the anxieties about putting myself out there and just do it .

Little did I know that making such a decision would change the course of my life, allowing me the opportunity to live the life that I have always desired. Empowering people through my work and my gifts touches a part of my spirit that I had kept hidden for so long.

“In Pursuit of Purpose, Empowering Women to Live Beyond Their Limitations” is just that, an example of how I moved past my limitations. using my gifts to pursue my purpose.

I had come to realize that instead of sharing my gift with the world, I had chosen to keep it hidden. Fear of failure, ridicule, and lack of acceptance were subconscious emotions that took root. Writing this book gave me permission to be free; free to think, feel, act, believe, dream and to be exactly who I am. I now realize how I was limiting myself. In just a short period of time my willingness to use my gifts has broadened by perspective and placed me on a higher playing field than I had thought possible.

If you have a gift, use it. Figure out a way to walk in it every day. Someone is waiting on you. There is something that will not get accomplished if you don’t get involved. It is amazing who or what you can impact through your gifts. When you operate in your gifts, not only will you get confirmation but you will experience a new level of blessings in your own life.

Don’t worry about judgment, fear, or failure. There will always be naysayers, but what do you say? What does your spirit say? What do you hear when you get up from your knees after praying? What do your feel about your life purpose in those quiet moments of reflection? Don’t waste any more time. Get to the business of doing what you are supposed to do and do it with all that is within you. That is the recipe for success!

©2017 Kim Seymore

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