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Happy Birthday Miss Zora Neale Hurston


Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

In a place called Notasulga, Alabama  on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale was born  the fifth of eight children, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. The family moved to the historic Town of Eatonville. Established in 1887, the rural community near Orlando was the nation’s first incorporated black township. It was, as Hurston described it, “a city of five lakes, three croquet courts, three hundred brown skins, three hundred good swimmers, plenty guavas, two schools, and no jailhouse.” http://zoranealehurston.com/about/

Today marks the 123rd birthday celebration of the prolific writer and anthropologist. A true Renaissance Woman, Miss Zora was always adding layers to colorful life. I am glad I was introduced to her as a young girl growing up in LA (lovely Augusta, Georgia) and I am glad to say I live a stone’s  throw away from Eatonville the place she called home for many years.

During the 1930’s and ’40’s Miss Zora was at the height of her  literary career she penned ,Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937; Tell My Horse, in 1938; Moses, Man of the Mountain, in 1939.  In 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road, was published and Miss Zora was getting some recognition for her brilliant works of art. Also in 1942,  Hurston  was profiled in Who’s Who in AmericaCurrent Biography and Twentieth Century Authors. In 1948, Miss Zora published another novel, Seraph on the Suwanee.

Miss Zora wrote many thought-provoking articles during the 1950’s that spoke to her outlook and insight on the plight and experience of the American Negro. After she had stroke in 1959, Miss Zora and was forced to live in a welfare home in St. Lucie and sadly died a year later. Unable to be properly laid to rest, Miss Zora was buried in an unmarked grave in the Garden of Heavenly Rest, in Fort Pierce, Florida. In the early ’70’s author Alice Walker gave this great lady, Miss Zora Neale Hurston back her dignity back by properly marking her burial site.

Today we salute your life, your living and your amazing legacy, Happy birthday Miss Zora!

"Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit" 
Yolanda Clay Triplett "YoTrip"
Words and Thoughts Artist~
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2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts In Review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 12/2/2010-YOU CAN DO THIS! (Vol.7, Iss.1)


I happened to be reviewing my blog drafts and  this is one of the post that  found itself on blog room floor. I thought this was timely and relevant enough to share with to others. We are 20 days away from the start of 2014 and now is a great time to challenge yourself to get a goal or two and do your best to achieve them.
Who knew that #The100DaySmart Goal Challenge was welling up in me 3 year ago.  The best things in life take time… Your time is now! Make sure to let me know your progress.
YOU CAN DO THIS! 
December is here and the year of 2010 is coming to a close. As you enter into the last month of the year, now is the time to decide on how to make a great exit. The game is still is going on for the next 30 days. Recognize that there is still time to enter into the game, if you have been sidelined. If you are in the game but have not scored, you still have time to make it happen. Stop right now and say to yourself: YOU CAN DO THIS! Speaking these four words into the atmosphere is a powerful self-affirmation. Let these next 30 days be the start to you meeting the smallest goal or making the biggest shot in your life!
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Are you ready to challenge and stretch yourself to accomplish your goal?
Do you believe YOU CAN DO THIS?
What are your barriers to achieving your goal?
Are you willing to write down your goal(s)?
Are you willing to share your belief in YOU CAN DO THIS! with others?
Can you envision yourself achieving your goal?
What resources do you need to help you achieve your goal?
YOU CAN DO THIS! Keep telling yourself that you can make your goal a reality. If looking at 30 days is too overwhelming to you, then break the month down into weeks. Each week you can set a mini-goal for yourself, and continue to say YOU CAN DO THIS! One week will turn into two weeks and then you are working into three weeks and before you realize it you have come to four weeks. YOU CAN DO THIS!
December has come and will leave in another 30 days. Will you exit the month of December the same way you entered the month of December? YOU CAN DO THIS! Whatever your goal, your dream, or your desire is today, decided that this is a good day to take the steps to making it happen! YOU CAN DO THIS!
~~YoTrip

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

 

 

 

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE2 http://facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

 

 

“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.

 

The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words”

 

Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

 

Closing the NaBlogPoMo 2013


Well we have come to the end of this month of November and my exercise in participating in the NaBlogPoMo or BLOGGING and WRITING for The Next 30 Days. I must admit I wrote a lot of days but not everyday. I allowed myself to work from some prompts and other times I do what has even my staple…working from the three P’s (people, places, and possessions).

I want to thank the wonderful people at BlogHer.com for posting and presenting the blogging challenge it helped me with some self-discovery and sharpening my blogger iron. I hoped for daily post but it just did not materialize. This did help me see that inspired post that causes my tribe to pause ad then think is my niche.

As we enter the month of December and closeout 2013. I will use my time to be reflective on the past year and refreshed as we move toward the future in 2014! I believe the best is yet to come!

–YoTrip

I live for an opportunity to exercise my blog/writing discipline ( when I force myself to be on a posting schedule) all in the name of promoting the three P’s- People, Places, and Possessions. People who matter, places worth talking about and possessions I am happy to share. When I am in blog/writing mode I am work the three P’s and do my part to impart knowledge and inform the masses.

This November I have decided to join the company of the beautiful boasters of BlogHer.com for their National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). For the next 30 days, I vow to blog, write, and post! Sounds pretty simple right, well we will see if I am up to the challenge. I will channel the inner blog/writing discipline and see what comes out on the other side.

Taking part in the NaBloPoMo,also allows me to expand my reach with others in the blog/writing community. I am so a proponent of support and encouragement. I am looking forward to great blogging and writing in the 30 days to come.

Let the blogging and writing begin…

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

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Paper, The True Fabric Of My Life


 

DAILY PROMPT: Your life without a computer — what does it look like?

I have stacks and stacks of journals. I'll change the names if I ever decide to publish them.  - Carolyn Murphyhttp://izquotes.com/quote/132915

 

If I had no access to a computer then I would use the old tried and true standard PAPER!  There is nothing better than the feel of a pen placing a kiss on the cheeks of paper with each and every stroke of the pen.

Even  now as I click and click on the keys on this laptop it will never be able to compete with writing “longhand” in the journals, diary, or the scrap paper laying around. I do desire to lay my words and thoughts down on lined sheets or the blank pages of a book. http://www.my-diary.org/

I can recall last year when technology failed me (my internet connection) was down and I was going a bit cra-cra (crazy). I could not connect at an instant with friends and followers. I was unable to quickly share what was doing, feeling, or thinking.

My Mom told me to calm down it was the Lord’s way of getting my attention, by taking my plastic and metal. I did not want to slow down, I wanted the microwave magic of having information at my fingertips…refresh, send, and update.

My tagline speaks volumes to how I feel about PAPER: “Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” YoTrip

Computers and technology are a nice convenience to have but can they really compete with pen and paper, I say absolutely not!  When I get in my quite mode and I want to really think and reflect give me PAPER, The True Fabric  Of My Life!

~~YoTrip

NaBloPoMo November Prompts

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE2 http://facebook.com/events/444796945573132/ 

“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

 

Wonder Woman Speaks Out!


Wonder Woman vs. Wonder Woman (129/365)

Wonder Woman vs. Wonder Woman (129/365) (Photo credit: JD Hancock)

If I sat down with my beloved Wonder Woman and conversed I would want to know a few things:

What made her think she could do it all? Wonder Woman was from the Amazon and possesses super-human powers:

Why did she set me up to think I could do it all?

  • Won heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has also led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon

What made her think that jumping into a headband, cape, belt, bathing suit and go-go boots for five minutes could be how you save the world and solve problems?

What would the Wonder Woman of the ’70’s say to the modern-day Wonder Woman?

Does she see Wonder Woman as a game changer?

Wonder Woman thanks for reminding me why you were one of my favorite characters to watch and read about as a child. I am also glad that as an adult I can appreciate this fictional person Wonder Woman,  who changed the game and paved the way for other female sheroes!

~~YoTrip

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE2 http://facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words”
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

Blogging and Writing For The Next 30 Days


BLOGGING and WRITING for The Next 30 Days

I live for an opportunity to exercise my blog/writing discipline ( when I force myself to be on a posting schedule) all in the name of promoting the three P’s- People, Places, and Possessions. People who matter, places worth talking about and possessions I am happy to share. When I am in blog/writing mode I am work the three P’s and do my part to impart knowledge and inform the masses.
This November I have decided to join the company of the beautiful boasters of BlogHer.com for their National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). For the next 30 days, I vow to blog, write, and post! Sounds pretty simple right, well we will see if I am up to the challenge. I will channel the inner blog/writing discipline and see what comes out on the other side.

Taking part in the NaBloPoMo,also allows me to expand my reach with others in the blog/writing community. I am so a proponent of support and encouragement. I am looking forward to great blogging and writing in the 30 days to come.

Let the blogging and writing begin…

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

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YoTrip Presents: Developing The Business Professional Workshop


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Nova Southeastern University
4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839
August 17, 2013
10 am – 2 pm

The DBPWorkshop experience provides a welcoming, safe, and judgment free environment for all professionals to cultivate their speaking, writing, presentation, and leadership skills. These sessions will empower small business owners, aspiring business owners, community leaders, educators, speakers, authors, graduate students, anyone serving in leadership position.

Workshop Overview:

The Professional Speaker, Part I

Professional Writers Workshop 101 Part II

  • Develop your writer’s craft and use writing strategies to communicate ideas effectively
  • Design and personalize the TOP 10 professional manuscripts
  • Understand universal copyright laws

Developing a Professional Presentation Part III

  • Use your stage as a platform to demonstrate your expertise
  • Successful presentation delivery using the latest innovative technology
  • How to engage your listening audience
  • Presentation promotions: increase your clientele and generate sales

More Reasons to Attend:

YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”

Dr. Wachell McKendrick

Below is my eighth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

I am Dr. Wachell McKendrick and I am currently a college professor of Social Work at Florida A&M University.  I like to say that my career has been via the “scenic route” as I was a teen mother when I graduated high school as an Honors student at 17 years old, and entered college (Florida State University). After becoming a military spouse (my daughter’s father) at 19 I continued my education and completed my bachelor’s degree with two children at age 21. While in the military I counseled military personnel and their families who had substance abuse issues. My work continued to be in the Social work arena (elderly, substance abuse, domestic violence victims, program development, and clinical supervision) for the next 20 years. At that time I was going through a divorce, left Miami (with my youngest child now, age 9), my hometown, and returned to school to pursue my dream of a PhD. I completed my PhD in 2011 at the school I began in, Florida State University. So, I guess you can say that I had come full circle. My current focus is Family relations and empowering women.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

Having experienced many of the same issues I was counseling others for, my ability to sympathize and empathize with others and their plight in life add a personal dimension to my work (I consider it my life’s ministry). My determination and passion for reaching goals I have set for myself which also impact the lives of others, literally. My dedication to social justice, the family, and their healthy functioning is why people should know me. I have a passion for social work and not just for social work’s or social work research’s sake, but for social action and change in the lives of people I teach, counsel, and encounter in my community

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

I would guess I realized this at an early age, being an older sister. I have always felt a responsibility to others and their welfare. If I could change it, defend it, then I was at the front doing so. I was called “Hercules” as a young girl, I think it went deep into my psyche (J). I realized that counseling was a mechanism for effecting change while in high school. While remaining in my assigned school while I was pregnant (a choice I made with the encouragement of my father), the school psychologist (a woman and role model)and the sessions we had weekly were impactful and I wanted to provide the same. I was naturally a caretaker and listener, so it made sense to major in psychology.

Where can people find out more about you?

Wachell.mckendrick@famu.edu and on Facebook

How do you make it all happen?

As alluded to earlier, my family’s support from my adolescence, women mentors (Church Secretary, Sunday School teacher, Choir Directress, and others) in my church, in my family ( my aunts on both sides of my family tree who were learned women despite not having degrees), and  in my profession. Ultimately, my belief in God as directing my steps and somewhere in all of it, belief that with Him guiding I could reach goals I set for myself.

 

YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”


 

 

 

 

YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”

Yvette Register Magic

 

Below is my seventh feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

My name is Yvette Register. I help people manage the risks of every day life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. I also inspire people to live out their God-given dreams. I do this as a State Farm Insurance agent, motivational writer of a blog called Beyond that Dream with Yvette Register and co-founder of the Cheers to Great Health facebook page.

I am passionate about helping people protect their families through life, health and auto insurance. (www.yvetteregister.com) I am passionate about helping people develop and live their dreams. (www.BeyondThatDream.com and http://www.facebook.com/Dreamoutloudnetwork) And I am passionate about people living a healthy lifestyle and eating right. (www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth)

I work hard but I am never too busy for my son, AJ. I love helping him work towards the fulfillment of his dreams!

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed in 2011, nothing mattered to me but my fight to conquer the cancer that was trying to take over my body. I focus on living and trusting in the Lord to get me through it. As a result I am now cancer free and I promised the Lord I would spend the rest of my life telling others how good God is!

I want people to know that nothing beats having faith in God. I understand that tomorrow is not promised. I live with the believe in a win/win situation. If I die, I will go to be with the Lord. If I live I will get to be here with my friends and family to impact the world.

I give God all the glory.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I always felt I was here to help others. Becoming an insurance agent is one of the fulfillment’s of my purpose. I get to help people in the most difficult times in their lives. I love what I do and am blessed to be a blessing to others.

Where can people find out more about you?

Feel free to contact me in the following ways:

http://www.yvetteregister.com
http://www.BeyondThatDream.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/yvetteregister
For motivation please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/dreamoutloudnetwork
For healthy tips please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth

Phone number 407-841-8257

How do you make it all happen?

I make it all happen by the grace of God. I believe Phil. 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Everyday I get up and work hard. Hard work is like planting seeds to harvest in the future. I plant and trust God for the growth!

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