Intentional.

My childhood was something like this: wake up, go to school, go to church, play sports, dance, sing, repeat. Of course, there were days were I did things I enjoyed like blogging, vlogging, learning to sew, hang out etc. But for the most part I did a lot of  tasks under the mindset of “you’re just suppose to” rather than the “let’s get it!”mindset. So if you asked me what did I do in the last five ( or even ten) years of my life, today I’d say I existed. I met my requirement in every place but I was never really…Intentional. Because average was okay, I made the cut. But who’s really happy making the cut? I know I really wasn’t.

Now, here is where I can insert my sob story on how I grew up which is why I wasn’t intentional, but I won’t throw my valuable energy there, because I just don’t want to and it won’t benefit you or even myself.

One day, I got tired of doing the daily do’s and had to ask myself realistic questions because I was not happy being average. What do you want Rachel? Are you happy? Are you successful? How much do you care about your success? What do you even define as success?  I saw others succeed and wanted the same. Not their story exactly, but success in how it was properly defined for me. I began asking them questions, no matter how silly I felt, and answering my own questions for what they were.

Hearing the answers did hurt. But that “hurt” brought forth change. Some days better than others. But little by little, a new flower was sprouting! A happy intentional one.


In being intentional, I am able to understand what my goals are clearly and do things with meaning. For example, I no longer go to work because I have to (granted, I really do have to). But I make the most of work. If I am going to work, I am going to be the best at what I do. I want to be the best hugger/lover. I want to be the best sister, daughter, wife, friend, you NAME it.

And all of those best exist in outdoing myself. In outdoing myself, I have strategies on what I do to track my life and my success and slip ups (which will bring forth success). I longer want to be average. I have NO desire in doing so. I find joy in being intentional. Whatever I take part in, I put high expectation within myself to strive and do it with the greatest intent ever.

Are you striving? Are you happy with where you at? Don’t be average. Imagine how great you could be if only you did things with meaning?

img_3205

Shalom,

Rachel Nadine

Uses of Bentonite Clay

Some time ago, two sisters shared with me the amazing use of Bentonite Clay for the internal body. After hearing their testimony with bentonite clay I went ahead and ordered 5 lbs of sodium bentonite clay (here’s where I purchased it).  I would like to share what bentonite clay is, what is does and what it can be used for. Being a daughter of the King, I am big on using what He has made to heal, cleanse and bless us. Nature itself.

Bentonite Clay is used to pull heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, parasites etc. It plays as a “magnet” filtering through whatever it is placed on collecting all of the above stated. Bentonite clay can be used for the following:

  • Face Mask : pulling impurities from the face
  • Toothpaste: whitens teeth
  • Hair Mask: restores shine in hair
  • Bath: detox the body
  • Deodorant: pulls impurities from the armpit
  • Burns
  • Bug bites
  • Drink with water: detox internal organs

Drink clay? Ohh yeah! Drinking clay daily detoxes and cleanses the organs from their impurities. (Hint: don’t drink it for the taste, drink it for your health and cause you love you!) Drinking clay is also an awesome route to clearing the skin from scars and acne. While the organs are being cleansed and remember, our skin is our BIGGEST organ).

HOW I STORE MY CLAY

As mentioned earlier, bentonite clay plays as a magnet. Let me say this, it does not discrimminate and pulls at everything. So for example, if you take a spoon of bentonite clay with a metal spoon, it will pull from the metal and BOOM– just like that you’re clay can be contaminated and filled with metal. That is why I store my clay either in the bag it came in, or in the glass mason jar below with a paper towel as a lid. I also use a plastic/wood tablespoon .to measure how much I want to use. I am not educated in any other way you can store it, but if you do know of any other way, please feel free to teach me! I’d love to learn more.

img_3120
Overall, I think everyone should have at least a bottle of clay in their homes for any emergency uses. You just never know! Bentonite clay has and is helping my body out in so many ways. You just can’t go wrong with it.

Peace and blessings!

Rachel Nadine

What’s been up?

I am back!! I’ve been away from this blog for so long and I just have to blurt this one out: I MISSED IT HERE! *exhales* I just missed writing and just sharing what I am learning to be that better woman in every role gifted to me. Even the writer’s role! Yea, Rachel even the writers role!

What’s been up, you ask? I must say there is just much going on that honestly keeps me from getting on here to write. For example, work has gotten heavier which knocks me out when I get home, much is required of me in my parent’s home as far as keeping the home, and last but not least, I’m planning my husband to be and i’s wedding shower! Yes, I’m granted the wonderful opportunity to be his wife! Exciting but planning as been time-consuming.

Neither of the tasks above can ever be legit excuses, and neither am I complaining about them. Actually, I’m superbly grateful for finances to pay things off, my parents and the ability to love them up before I’m off to a new home, and the opportunity to become a awesome man’s wife. My focus however has not been here but the blog has been on my mind and is finally penciled into my schedule.

Your girl has got plans with this blog. With the changes being made in my life, I would like to tweak the avenue of my blog. The goal to become a better woman is endless in my life, but I desire to share more detailed and personal blogs. Therefore, I’ll be creating a section called, “a better wife” aside from the devotionals and DIYs.

The goal isn’t to give the insides of our life, but to share what I am learning.

So stick around, in becoming a better woman, that includes becoming a better and consistent writer.

Shalom & blessings!

Rachel Nadine