Self Care is essential! No if’s or but’s about it!!
There are many parts to Self Care so I’ve decided to break it down for you in a short series of posts. Let’s talk SKIN CARE. Ever heard the saying “love the skin your in”? I’m sure this speaks to being confident and bold about who you are..NOT your actual skin. We don’t speak much about the IMPORTANCE of good Skin care but today we will. Today I want to teach you how to literally LOVE the skin your in.
Your skin has been with you since birth. Everyday of your living life, you are connected to your SKIN, so why aren’t you being good to it? In my recent discovery of skin care, I didn’t even realize how much my skin needs me💯. Most of just complain about what’s wrong with our oily, bumpy, flabby, sensitive skin (guilty) without taking moments to FOCUS on caring for something we will never be without .
So the first step to SKIN CARE is knowing what type of skin your in. (I’m sure there’s an app or google for that). Type in the way your skin behaves and in minutes you will have “language” to explain what you’ve been dealing with. You could also book an appt with a Dermatologist 💯
//Step two-once you know your skin type-be intentional about buying products that match your skin. I have super sensitive skin so I can’t use anything with lots of perfumes or dyes-or I’ll end up looking like those bumpy gourdes you buy in fall LOL. Not to mention I’ll be itching like crazy! So when I buy skin care products I look at LABELS. (If you cant pronounce 3-4 items in the ingredients don’t buy it) I stick with all NATURAL products for my skin and some I even make myself.
//Step 3 Once you’ve bought your Soaps, Moisturizers, cleansers, sponges and washcloths-USE then! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone and purchase skin care products and they sit on my sink for weeks-unused! Make time to start using what you buy/ set a specific day or add skincare to your morning routine.
Every morning I take ten minutes to exfoliate and moisturize my skin, you can do it in the shower. No excuses! You don’t need a fancy exfoliate (Target or Walmart carry great body and facial scrubs) just find something that works to get rid of that dry dead skin and apply a moisturizer afterwards. If you want to know the DIY exfoliates I use, hit me up in the comments. I have recently been moisturizing my skin with natural oil from roses💖💖💖.my skin has been thanking me everyday!
when your good to the skin your in, that’s the start of SELF CARE. Not only will you feel better emotionally but you will physically look better-yes get that natural GLOW sis.
Questions about skin care? Comments? Let’s chat-don’t be shy
Grab my mini SELF CARE guide today and start being good to you right now sis. Click “shop” on my website or click this pic. Practical real life ways to care for the most important person in your life...YOU😘
I love writing more than anything!! I would write if no one was looking, or reading what I write. So it has been my JOY to write for you here and I plan to do so much more here in the near future!
If you follow me on Social Media, you know that my hubby and I were expecting our rainbow baby, Ms. Olivia Starks. Unfortunately she did not survive after I went into pre-term labor a few weeks ago. So my family and I are taking much needed time to heal and recover.
I want to thank sooooo many of you who have and STILL ARE, praying for us at this time. Your texts, your emails, your gifts etc....all of it is very much appreciated and I thank you from the top of my heart!! So many times as a leader, you touch lives all around you without knowing and this experience has shown me that. I am grateful for the times I have poured out to you, because now it's all coming back to me.
So as we mourn and heal, continue to keep us in your deepest prayers! I am trusting that there will be glory after this and I'm also trusting that their will be NEW promises ahead and NEW joys to share with you all. Please take time to read some of my older posts-while I'm away and feel free to LEAVE a comment or two.
I love you all deeply, and I'l be back soon. Till then, keep trusting and believing in the power of our great God!
There’s something exhilarating about being in the presence of aspiring authors!! I had an amazing opportunity to gather some talented women in one space and motivate them to start writing their own stories. Stories are powerful, inspiring and necessary. We read stories daily, we watch stories weekly-life itself is a beautiful story crafted creatively by the people who love it.
I love community! So I partnered with a local business, Conquer Fitness United to put this workshop together. Write Like a Boss seemed like the perfect description for Women who were ready to level up, lose the excuses and start writing like a BOSS!
The Workshop was nothing short of amazing. We laughed, we loved, we wrote together and new bonds were created almost instantly.
I had an incredible time writing with these women! The hospitality of the Conquer community was exceptional. It didn’t even feel like we were writing in a gym, the atmosphere had totally transformed once we setup and took out our pencils.
I know this is only the beginning of something great and I’m looking forward to writing with you. Yes YOU! Do you want to learn how to write a book? Do you know women in your church or office who would love to get together and release our stories in a safe, inspiring atmosphere?
Request Kay for a Book Writing Workshop at your location by email: Kaystarks30@gmail.com
enjoy some more pics from these future Best Selling Authors and next time we hope you’ll join us!!
Special thanks to Maurice of MoveOutMedia for capturing this event! Many thanks to Drew and the family of Conquer Fitness United for allowing us use of your space. Let’s continue to be great TOGETHER!
This is the year! This is the time! 2019 is the year to be totally and completely FEARLESS!!! That’s right, no more holding back and looking back. Fear lies at the root of 90%of our excuses. Excuses never get anything done! Think about it.
How many things has God asked you to do in 2018? Probably a lot and how many did you actually get done??🤔 most of us end up not even doing 50% of what God needs us to do for Him. I have found in my own life that the root of that disobedience is FEAR.
If I could just get rid of fear, I could do some amazing things for God. I could start that new ministry or give that presentation on that creative idea God showed me in prayer-if I wasn’t so fearful. So much is locked down inside me and FEAR has the key!! Ever feel like this??
Well I certainly have felt like that for YEARS but not this year. Ever since 2016 my chains of fear have been BROKEN and I have been free. Hallelujah. It was no magic and no tricks-it was something God taught me to do and now I want to teach you. You ready to break free???
I’ve been an Entrepreneur for over five years now and some of my greatest moments were the LIVE, real life moments where I connected with my customers through live video. The laughs, the applause, the hearts and revelations that I have experienced in a LIVE broadcast are priceless!
I’ve gone live over 500 times!! Honestly it feels like just yesterday I was doing my FIRST live video. Palms sweating, camera lens blurry and no idea what I was doing-lead to one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life -Going LIVE.
Being in front of a camera definitely requires bravery! But my friend I firmly believe that if you are prepared and practice-YOU CAN DO THIS! I’ve bundled all my expertise into a practical course for you!
“Go LIVE Like A Pro” is the ultimate resource for all you need to know about going LIVE on Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and any other live stream app. Going LIVE makes you stand out from the crowded industry your in, it also gives you a direct connection with your clients that builds trust! (When people trust you, they will buy from you)
If your not confident about going live just yet...this course is for you.
If you have gone live a time or two but you struggle to build consistency....this course is for you.
If you GO LIVE often but your looking for more views and new ways to market to your audience...this course is for you!
Are you ready?
Yes I’m a PINTEREST junkie and I’m proud of it 😂. As a Mom of boys I cook constantly!! It’s like their stomachs are a bottomless pit some days. The Holidays are my favorite time because that’s when I get to show off my cooking skills to others. Yes I enjoy cooking! It makes sense to enjoy it because I enjoy eating.
However, it’s super hard to eat healthy during the Holidays-right? Well it is for me. I want to have all of my cravings and deep fry anything that can move 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️. So I’ve discovered, through many failures, that I have to be intentional about eating healthy if I really want to do it.
I’ve recently discovered a great way to get back on track with feeding my family healthy food and saving time while I do it. MEAL PREP!! It’s not just for the fitness buff or the Veagan girl next door. If your pressed for time, like I am and your serious about eating right, the preparation is Key! Starting is easier than you think.
the easiest Meal Prep bowl is Chicken and Veggies. I’ve included my recipe below. Remember to keep it SIMPLE. Buy some Chicken breasts, your favorite veggies and Meat scissors . (Meat scissors are a secret weapon in every kitchen ⚔️. ) Turn on your favorite playlist and get cooking.
Chop up your chicken breast into cubes (this is where the meat scissor makes life easy)if you don’t have a meat scissor, use a SHARP knife.
Season however you like. I use Adobe seasoning and fresh Rosemary.
Load up your chopped veggies. I added mine at the last minute because I like a “crunch” to my veggies. You could also cook your veggies separate if you like. (Cooking together saves TIME😉)
I added onions and fresh garlic to my chicken and veggies mix to give it great flavor.
I did cook SOME of my veggies separate. I roasted these Chickpeas (my fav) at 385degrees for about 15 min. Season as you like. I also chopped and roasted some Sweet potatoes (yum) alongside the chick peas. I also added some Avocados (but don’t do those overnight, add them right before you get ready to eat😉) Black beans are another favorite of mine and if you want to add rice that’s cool too. I use Jasmine rice (it’s fluffy and yummy)
Add your meat and veggies to your containers and do a dance because you won’t have to cook tomorrow 💃🏾
Post any questions below
Tell me what Veggies you love in the comments
In my Kitchen having fun!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
The thought of WAR can be scary if your watching events unfold on CNN! War has so many negative aspects, it’s no wonder it creates fear, panic and often times...sorrow! As much we hate War, we must also realize that it is often a necessity. When we are dealing with Spiritual matters, we must remember that there is a world outside of the one we see with our natural eyes!
Yes there is a Spirit world where Good and Evil reside. It is in the realms of the spirit that we declare war on our enemy-Satan! We are on the winning side and it’s our job to pursue the victory. Satan won’t be defeated quietly, he is relentless and strategic with his attacks. Believer-you were not created to LOSE.
The Holy Spirit of God teaches us to war and reach victory in every battle. I have a set place in my home (also known as the War Room) where I am intentional about reaching God on behalf of others. Intercession is a mighty weapon and we must be equipped!!
In my new “War Room” Guide I give you my top 3 essentials that remain in my prayer room at all times. We must learn to set the atmosphere and disarm the enemy through Prayer. Prayer STILL works my friend, don’t believe the doubters. Grab your copy this weekend (on SALE) and let’s return to our promised Victory!
.Share with me a recent time in your life where you found Victory through 🙏🏾 PRAYER! Leave a comment below
Yes I have to admit that I'm a bit of an OVER ACHIEVER. I certainly didn't start out that way but once I tasted the sweet nectar of achievement...I was hooked! I love the feeling of accomplishing something, especially when initially I feel I can't do it. Hard work produces results and those results can feel so liberating!!
Today I want to chat with you about Maximizing your Mentorship by mastering the Art of Achievement!! We all know what it's like to fail, to miss, or to simply not try. I've lived in complacency a long time because of my fears and I know you have too. Once I realized (through the help of my Mentor) that I could beat fear and actually do some amazing things....I went for it!
A mentor should push you to Achieve! Most likely a mentor will do this by giving you small or large tasks to do. If you stay committed to completing the tasks given, you will start to love the taste of achievement. Reach for the goals you and your mentor have set together. Check out this video for more about Mastering the Art of Achievement and don't forget to SHARE it with your friends.
Mentorship can be so great! Just like any new relationship, a mentorship can start out very exciting! This week I'd like to share with you how to maximize your mentorship by mastering the art of Commitment. Being committed can seem like a no brainer in the beginning of your mentorship, after all, you have invested in getting help from this person so of course your going to be around.
However as time progresses, and life happens, it can become harder and harder to stay committed to the mentorship. Commitment or lack thereof can actually end a mentorship before it's time. Before you start a mentorship, take a moment to realistically determine how much time you can commit to this new relationship. Make sure your able to give one hundred percent so that you can reap all the benefits of being mentored.
Check this video below from my new series "Maximize Mentorship" and don't forget to subscribe to my channel, so you don't miss future videos.
I don't know about you but I love a NEW beginning!
We all go through seasons of our lives where the day to day routine can feel daunting. Change can seem ions away when you feel hopeless and overwhelmed. As you endeavor to reach goals from season to season, you may crave CHANGE but find it hard to reach. I remember my early years as a mom being so overwhelming and frustrating I wanted to pull out my hair! I was stuck changing diapers, losing sleep and struggling to keep my head above water.
Being stuck is a horrible feeling, but the good news is...there's always someone somewhere who can help you get unstuck! I was blessed to find some veteran moms who were willing to MENTOR me and what a huge change that brought to my mothering. They had taught me creative ways to get sleep, balance and actually enjoy the tireless tasks I had to do daily. Yes, mentorship was the help I desperately needed back then and it still works for me today.
Just like you I have dreams and one of them was to become a published AUTHOR. It seemed impossible, I wrote for years with no luck or recognition. I would start books and never finish. I was once again, stuck! Prayerfully I sought out a MENTOR and immediately, my creative juices started to flow. Mentorship has been my well kept secret until now!! It is the key to saving time, money and gaining success in every area of your life.
Stick around this month and I'll share with you FIVE ways I learned to maximize my Mentorships. Check out the first one in this video below, don't forget to leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts about Mentorship and how it effects your life.
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Elder Kay Starks
Scribe. Prophetess. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur and Friend! I am completely in LOVE with God and using all the Gifts He has graciously given me, to serve the world.