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Archive for the month “October, 2011”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for October 27, 2011-Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence is brought into focus during the month of October.Domestic Violence Awareness Month is almost hidden in the shadows of the barrage of pink for Breast cancer awareness month.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and

national levels.

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip- Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer

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Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer

Breast cancer invades the lives of women and men year round. October is the month designated to heighten awareness and educate the masses about this awful disease. The face of Breast cancer is varied, as it has found its way into every segment of society and is does not have personal preferences. Breast cancer screams and is silent in the same breath. Breast cancer cripples and cuts in the same steps.Breast cancer harms and hurts in the same touch.

A dear friend, a coach and a cheerleader of mine, Yvette Register was diagnosed with Breast cancer in February of this year. Yvette was scared, shocked and stunned at the doctor’s words, she thought of her family( her son AJ, Mom and others) and her business (a successful State Farm agency). Yvette found herself at crossroads of decision: fight for her life or let the “c” word win.

Yvette has decided to speak candidly about her journey as she wrote a five-part series in The Orlando Times  (http://www.Orlando-Times.com). the article chronicles Yvette steps as she displays courageous in the crisis of Breast cancer. Reading Yvette’s story offers information and insight as her journey with Breast cancer is unfolding. Yvette’s voice in telling her story is raw, is real, and is remarkable. When Yvette decided to share her story she opened the door of opportunity to help and heal many who are facing the crisis of Breast cancer.

I salute and honor Yvette for deciding to not remain silent in her journey with Breast cancer. A few weeks ago, I along with a room full of others I was blessed to hear Yvette give her personal testimony at the 3rd Annual Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea. The Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, is sponsored by the Health Ministry at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. Each year this gathering  of the Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, celebrates the life of the survivors, brings attention to education and awareness of breast health and honors those who passed on in their fight against Breast cancer.

The attendees at the tea listened as Yvette used heart and humor to tell her story of courage and crisis with Breast cancer. Yvette let it be known that she is fighting and not folding to Breast cancer, she is her own advocate  and seeks the advice of those who have experienced as a survivor or a healthcare provider. The path that Yvette has taken in her journey with Breast cancer is uniquely her’s but she understands her calling and desire to tell all who will hear how important it is to know your body and do not be afraid to seek help.

Yvette is one of my “sheroes”, I love her spirit, her strength and her sound advice. It is so “awesome” to watch Yvette activate her faith in God as she continues on her journey with Breast cancer. Trusting God  has been a place of comfort and care for Yvette, she looks the Word to keep and carry her when times are rough. Yvette is still smiling with a smile that lights up any space she inhabits and touches all who are in her mist. I am glad that our paths crossed and that Yvette has left a beautiful impression in my life.


October is National Breast Cancer Awarenesshttp://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html & http://www.nbcam.org/andDomestic Violence Awareness Monthhttp://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health. Be informed on matters that deal with your health and well-being.

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“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
2011 Writer Of The Year
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.


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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for October 13, 2011-Where Shopping Is A Pleasure (


“Where Shopping Is A Pleasure”

I love to go places and experience excellence in service. Today I was impressed with the way the staff at the JYP& Americana Publix’s stepped up and more 50-75 people in a little more than 10 minutes. It was the seven o’clock rush and they went from silence of the lambs to a stampede of bulls in no time. The managers and every available cashier and bagger, manned the checkout lanes. The staff moved and smiled. The customers did not have time to complain they were being given the, best service… at Publix’s where shopping is a pleasure.

I was so mezemized by the way the staff responded, happily. It is, refreshing and go to know excellence in service is, still alive and done well in an organization. Hats off to the staff at the Publix. I also recieved a bonus. They have a celebrity working amongst them… it is a young version of the POTUS.

Remember to be aware of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence.

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky is Limitless…
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 11, 2011- The Power of the Moment (Vol., Iss.2)

Moments of Change

The Power of the Moment

Time is always relevant when you are dealing with the Power of the Moment. We find ourselves using the smallest increment of time…moments. We can all stand savor the power of the moment for what it offers us. The Power of the moment, is evident is the faces, places, and spaces it appears. I cannot take a moment to explain the power of  the moment.

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011″
The Sky is Limitless
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
Posted from WordPress for Android

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 4, 2011-I Am Tired (Vol.10, Iss.1)

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I Am Tired

I must admit and I say it loud, I Am Tired. I know my body has caught up with my mind. Here me when I tell you I Am Tired, I Am Tired and I am seeking a place of rest. It is only Tuesday and it feels like I have worked up a week’s work of work, I Am Tired. I push and go and rarely stop, but now my spirit is seeking to slow it down, I Am Tired. Excuse me, forgive me please know I Am Tired and I need to rest!  It is alright to say I Am Tired. I am going to get some rest! How about you? ~~YoTrip

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness, http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, http://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health.



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