Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You Are Uniquely And Brilliantly Adorned

You Are Uniquely And Brilliantly Adorned

Who Will Control You In 2016?

by Abeni Bamidele

Honestly this scene could be anywhere in the world... Well not anywhere, but one has a massive selection when finding bodies of water to marvel over across this great Earth. I just so happen to want to spend this holiday season in Florida on a magnificent beach, where only sunlight possessed the atmosphere, palm trees, and 85 degrees on December 25th. 

For a moment I thought, how unfair it is that some get to lay their eyes on this meditative water everyday, while others, (like myself) torture ourselves in the northern hemisphere, where sunlight is a rare commodity in the winter months, yet can not be bought or sold.

Sometimes, one must change their environment to receive a different result upon their return back to their place of domicile. Translation: Go to the place that moves you. As you are well aware... 2016 is a few days away. What will you do in it?

You can call me the traveler, as I will quickly take a journey overseas once again in the beginning of 2016 to begin my new life's path. Of course I will share my weeks' events...

I am concerned about all of us this year. We owe it to ourselves to make drastic changes this year, whether we think we need them or not. 

We are in the midst of a New World Order. Who will control you in the coming year? I do hope that your answer is...YOU.

You Are Uniquely And Brilliantly Adorned.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

You Owe It To Yourself In 2016...



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Black Women And Self-Esteem: You Hold The Power

Teach Her Young To Own Her Power & Embrace Her Natural Beauty

A Shift In The Earth Begins Right Here...

Show Her Love Now And She Shall Produce & Disperse Infinite Love, Compassion & Wisdom Across Nations

Be Mindful Of Your Creation, For She Just May Be The One To Change The Earth

Tell Her She Holds Special Powers

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Resisting Sickness, Losing Weight & Getting Ready For 2016

Find out some of what you can d to resist unnecessary Winter illnesses.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Music, Psychology, Jewelry, Youtube, All Things Natural And Taboo...


Men:You Need Jewelry.

What Say You On The Revolution? You Need Music In Your Life: Ms. Badu's Mixtape

If You Don't Already Know Who Ms. Badu Is, You Are Living Under A Rock

(but it's okay...stay there. more room for us)

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by Erykah She Ill Badu 



I Can Forgive But I'll NEVER Forget.....Really?


 It May Be Best To FORGIVE Others

Might you have a difficult time FORGIVING others? That might not be a good thing for you! If you are interested in remaining stuck-in-a-rut...Continue to be unforgiving. Yet if you want to see the magnificence of your life unfold... Click my video above and find out a few reasons why you should release that unforgiving heart. And MOST importantly...Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Men's Adinkra Symbol Jewelry: Gye Nyame

Men's Gold Curb Chain Gye Nyame Necklace, Men's Solid Brass Adinkra Symbol Necklace, Men's Stainless Steel Necklace

The Gye Nyame Necklace holds the well respected Gye Nyame Adinkra Symbol pendant and African Trade Bead on a 22" gold solid polished stainless steel curb chain necklace. 

Gye Nyame: Symbol Of The Supremacy of God

Hatred, The Sociopath And Omnipotence

by Abeni Bamidele

Everything around us is changing. And in America...that is the United States, the demeanor of people get worse by the second. People hate people.

People hate people.

People hate people.

Yet people hate themselves first. You see...in order to hate others, one must have a secret hatred for themselves. One can not exercise the feeling and ideology of hatred without practicing on oneself, first. It is a sort of role reversal, coupled with a dab of psychological projection and a double shot of sociopathy.

Now for those that victimize themselves into believing that they are hated....Get over yourselves. Over-thinking trauma keeps a people weakened. Don't you get it? I guess not.

Utilize that energy of victimization to become the supreme beings that you already are, though you don't even know it. For supreme beings never notice the inferiority of others. They're just too busy being omnipotent.

So shut up and just do it.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Khepera Adornments, LLC: Tap Into That Which Makes You Unique

Be The Opposite Of Common.

Your Employment Is Killing You: Where Are Your Talents, Gifts And Abilities?!

There is something terribly wrong with this picture.... Resuscitate your talents, gifts and abilities and develop your empire, for a mere job will take years off of your life. Aren't you worth more?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Authentic Woman, Keeping It Real, Snitches Get Stitches....


                  As If That Weren't Enough... Abeni Speaks A Bit On The Psychology Of Women.


Just a little rant on our self-reflection as women..... Agree or Disagree?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cyber Monday...Bust Or Success?

Okay....Cyber Monday 2015 is absolutely over. And although businesses will continue to hold sales, (such as I am right now) the fact remains that the day itself has ended. I am thankful for all of my customers participating yesterday, so if you just so happen to be reading this...A BIG THANK YOU to you.

Is it me? Or have you noticed that each of these significant days are flying by? We get so geared up for our special days that we just love so much and before you know it...they're gone.

For all small business owners out there; particularly online retailers, I implore you to keep the momentum going. While I have heard so much flack and negativity around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the fact remains that businesses continue to push these days, and I don't blame them. Isn't increasing revenue the point of business? Duuuh. Perhaps those who have issues with these days is because they may not have gotten wind of their own success. Truly I digress.

The point I'm making is that customers love sales. They love bargains, they love coupon codes, they love give-aways and buy-one-get--one-free "stuff". As a small business owner I say, don't stop offering in this way. Generosity goes a long way in the end, because you have a trusting customer, pleased with a product and they will come back for more.

Give your customer many thanks and show your appreciation for their business. Tap into the things that really keep them interested and keep offering what it is that they want....So sorry to say, but not what you want them to purchase. How controlling is that? Certainly you would want to have a vested interest in a product that you are selling, however I have seen time and time again, small businesses selling what they want the customer to buy as opposed to what the customer wants. Consequently, the business in the end may go belly-up.

Have You Ever Seen A Shop Of Mittens? 

Have you ever seen a shop of mittens? Blue and pink mittens, plaid and polka dot mittens. Ooooh the shop owner is in mitten heaven. But who in the hell wants all of those mittens other than the shop owner? Hey, I'm not knocking mittens for all of you mitten-lovers, just try to offer an additional product, eh-hem that one would want. I'm just saying...

Last piece of advice that you didn't ask for. (Heheee) Remain authentic in what it is that you are offering. Develop your own niche. It's okay to be inspired by what other businesses are doing, but when you find yourself being a total copycat....that is grounds for both burn-out and failure. Our brains strengthen and our creativity expands when we use our own brains and creativity for the businesses that we offer. Copycats have no place, and customers can feel when you have not even bought into your own product. At the end of the day you may find yourself running into a brick wall trying to keep up with that unique individual who is doing their own thing. So just be true to yourself, continue to develop your own target market, and the rest will grow and flourish over time. But just be patient. These things take time.

Until next time, happy sales, and much success to you all during this season of spending frenzy.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

To Shop Or Not To Shop...That Is The Question.

"The gold and silver certificates disappeared and Federal Reserve Notes replaced them. The Federal Reserve Notes looked similar to gold and silver certificates, but sadly, they were nothing more than a piece of paper that represented a loan from (hence the word “note”) or obligation of the United States, issued by the Federal Reserve.
These Federal Reserve Notes passed as money because the government decreed they were legal tender, and they were backed by “the full faith and credit” (confidence) of the U.S. government. Unfortunately the notes are not money, have no intrinsic value, and are not backed by assets. They are loans to the U.S. government backed by the debts of the United States and the future taxing power of the government."

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Abeni Bamidele Says Drab Women Should Kick Rocks! Check Out What She Has To Say On Youtube


Abeni Bamidele Says Drab Women Should Kick Rocks!

Wellll, I'm not quite sure I put it in those terms!

Greetings all of my friends. I believe the time has come for me to make a YouTube appearance just to say hello and to jump-start the new near. Won't you join me on this journey into 2016 as we discover ourselves in a new and innovative way. They say in order to get a different result one must do different things. Let's drum up some ideas together shall we? Feel free to subscribe to my channel for the latest ideas, I will come up with that will allow us to make a complete transformation in 2016. Are you bold enough? *Smooch* Talk to you soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

You Need Music In Your Life: Featuring Jazz Musician Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

Jackson, Mississippi born jazz musician and vocalist Cassandra Wilson has such the sultry voice, that it can truly soothe the soul. The very talented Ms, Wilson has the musical capability to combine the sounds of the blues, country and folk music, which allows her to infiltrate a multitude of musical genres. If beauty and talent wasn't enough, she also received a Ph.D in Arts from Milsaps College. Ms. Wilson shares membership with her mother within Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Find out more on the beautiful artist on her website: http://www.cassandrawilson.com/  In the meantime, enjoy some of her music and performance.

                                 Watch: "God Bless The Child"


                                  Watch: "Don't Explain"


Watch: "Time After Time"


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Remaining Joyful In A World Filled With Things That Can Easily Depress You

by Abeni Bamidele

Let's face it. This world is in a heap...I said a heap of trouble. There are obstacles all around us which could very easily place us in deep depressive states if we allow them to. Many people cope with the challenges they face in a variety of ways. I've seen folks submit to their depression ranging from behaviors of alcoholism, shopping addictions, sex addictions, suicidal thoughts, and yes even suicide itself. Sound morbid? It is.

I've also encountered those who smooth over their depression, by becoming obnoxiously fanatical in varied interests anywhere from excessive partying, overly dressing wearing mounds of make-up, chattering non-stop with people with superficial discussions to camouflage emotion and additionally those who make grandiose purchases of things that can not be afforded, just to name a few. But wait! There's more... This sounds odd but over-achieving or overly-educating one's self to the extent that nothing nor anyone else matters and a well known behavior exercised by many... becoming holy, sanctified, fanatical and literally "lost in the blood of..." Well you can finish that sentence.

The point is, camouflaging hurt, pain, anguish or down-right challenging situations are only momentary fixes. While there is no disputing, that we are all in the best and worst of times, we absolutely must preserve all that is good in this world. In other words...focus on what is good. I know...that seems easier said than done, yet it is possible. It all begins with the mind.

I'll name a few things that can be done, yet what I will mention surely won't be the final compilation of resolution to remain joyful, yet it's a start.


1. Meditation/Reflection/Prayer

Start from within, recognizing that there absolutely is a higher power. This higher power lives within us all. Tap into the strength within you that will propel you to keep going, no matter how challenging the fight...your mind and thoughts will be your guide in remaining steadfast and strong. Banish any negative thinking immediately by thinking of something that you like or enjoy, and breathe............

2. Find A Quiet Place Of Beauty

This would be a place or space that is pleasant to your eyes and ears. Even if it is a small space where an alter is placed, lit candles, a photo off your favorite place or person. The idea is to take moments in time to look at something that gives you rest.

3. Live In The Moment

You have heard that tomorrow isn't promised, I'm sure. And that is just the truth. Since that is the case, minimize spending precious moments of the here and now in capturing what has happened in the past. While planning for the future is both important and necessary to an extent, take time to smell the roses within each day. I don't care if this sounds cliche' or corny...just do it. It works. Even when a day seems to have gone wrong, find one bright spot within the day that aids in you pushing forward.

4.  Give Thanks

Be thankful for what you do have and change those things that make you dissatisfied, one step at a time. Small achievements can result in strength of the mind and overall being.

5. Turn Off Those Things That Make You Dumb

The television; particularly the news can depress you. Social media can depress you. The radio can depress you. These platforms and more program the mind to think in ways that erupt negative thought and emotion, with an added encouragement to take drugs to serve as a quick fix, after having saturated the brain with things which can serve to influence your thinking. Don't engage in it if it changes your pattern of thinking and make you feel angry, sad or anxiety ridden. 

6. Eat Well, Remain Active.

Healthy well balanced meals and exercise will get those endorphins working, which are some of the brain's chemicals serving as neurotransmitters which transmit electrical signals to the nervous system and fights stress. You will become even more motivated to remain positive. 

7. Help Someone.

Contrary to popular belief, we were not placed on this Earth to simply be receivers of good fortune and great situations. There will always be elements of pain, sorrow...sadness. This energy should be utilized to strengthen us to reach new levels of existence. One brilliant way in doing so, is to help someone. Within the constructs of our own sadness and of what we see in the world that makes us overwhelmed underlies an opportunity to make change. There is always someone in a less fortunate situation than our own. Wouldn't it be wonderful, if we took that negative energy...turned it around and helped others? 

Bottom Line: Selfishness has no place in the heat of a depressive state. While it is difficult to do for many, I challenge you to focus on someone else, by taking part in their life in a positive way, and in turn, this will change your own circumstances and thought patterns.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Dashiki Handbag: Khepera Adornments, LLC

The Dashiki Handbag

Enjoy the magnificent colors of the dashiki. The vibrant colors will accent your full attire.

Interior of handbag is spacious and can hold many items, fabric quilted, lining inside which secures handbag and provides sturdiness.

Make a statement with this beautifully hand-crafted handbag/tote designed with a handle made of wicker. Design on both sides of bag.Be bold about it. Handbag 17” wide by 16” tall. 

Primary colors black and red, Velcro on both sides to expand the bag, inside zippered pocket.

**The Dashiki Handbag makes for an absolutely great gift for the holidays; particularly Kwanzaa**

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Heal Thyself With Grapefruit Seed Extract

Heal Thyself With Grapefruit Seed Extract

One can very easily call the grapefruit a power fruit as it is rich in fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline. This means that the grapefruit can lower blood pressure, promote healthy skin and help lower the risk of  a variety of diseases. Grapefruits decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. But wait...there's more! 

Even more miraculous phenomenons occur with the usage and intake of grapefruit seed extract.
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE)  is a liquid oil based substance extracted from the seeds, pulp and white membrane of the grapefruit. When used on a consistent basis, with only a few drops within 8 oz. glasses of water, one can potentially experience more positive response within in the body when battling varied health conditions.

The seed and pulp of the grapefruit are used to make GSE, and is bitter to the taste. Vegetable glycerin is added to help make the taste more tolerable. Not only is GSE found in liquid form, there are capsules or tablets available for those who find the liquid taste too bitter.

18 Benefits Of Grapefruit Seed Extract

According to an article written on "Applied Health",  Dr. Allan Sachs provides the numerous ailments that can be helped with the utilization of GSE.
  • Acne - Add a concentration of 1% to 3% to skin care products. Avoid contact with eyes. After cleansing the face, apply 2 to 3 drops of GSE to moistened fingertips, and massage gently in circular motions for one minute. Rinse with cool water. The bacteria-killing properties and cleansing action may cause a tingling sensation.For internal cleansing, add 10 – 15 drops of GSE to juice, three times a day.
  • AIDS - An increasing number of HIV positive people are able to improve their immune system by using GSE to fight viruses, bacteria, fungi, Candida, or parasites. For these patients, however, it may be best to start with a more diluted concentration, so the body can adjust more easily to the detoxification process. Be sure to check with your health care provider.
  • Athlete’s foot – The commercially prepared foot powders, creams, and sprays that contain GSE have been shown to be beneficial for athlete’s foot.
  • Colds, flus, viruses – Take 10 – 15 drops, or 1 – 2 capsules/tablets, 3 times a day, at the first signs of cold or flu. Or mix 50 drops in 1 quart of juice, and sip throughout the day.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – To generally build up immune system, gradually increase GSE amount to the recommended dosage for colds, flus, and viruses.
  • Cold sores, cuts, wounds – Use 1 – 5 drops in 50 drops of water. Frequent application of solution to wound will promote faster healing.
  • Gums (Gingivitis) – Dilute 5 to 10 drops of GSE in 6 to 8 ounces of water, and rinse mouth with solution thoroughly.
  • Dandruff - Add a few drops of GSE to each application of shampoo. Wait five minutes before rinsing. DO NOT get in eyes. Remember, GSE is acidic.
  • Diarrhea - Use 15 to 20 drops in juice every four hours; no more than 60 drops per day. For parasites, higher doses may be necessary.
  • Earaches - There are commercially prepared eardrops, which can be found at the health food store, containing GSE. Do not use GSE concentrate directly in ears.
  • Parasites - Parasites affect the majority of people. They become more of a health problem as travel and contamination of food, and water, increase. Stay disciplined, with 3 to 5 doses per day. Parasite infections that have occurred for a long period of time will take more time to cure. Be patient.
  • Sinusitis - Using a spray atomizer, add a pinch of salt, and no more than two drops of GSE. Shake and spray into nose. Repeat every four hours. If the solution is too mild, add one or two more drops of GSE and shake. Do not use this treatment with young children.
  • Sore throats – Dilute a few drops in water and use as a gargle. This will fight even Strep germs. Use approximately 2 to 3 drops in 5 ounces of water for the gargle.
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea (Montezuma’s Revenge) - Use 1 – 2 drops of GSE in a glass of water each day as a preventative.
  • Ulcers - Use 1 capsule dissolved in 12 ounces of juice or water, and take with one meal per day. If no stomach irritation occurs, increase dose to two, and then three meals per day. Maximum dose can be increased to 6 tablets (dissolved in liquid) per day.
  • Water purification – Add 10 to 25 drops of GSE, per gallon of water. Shake and let stand for several minutes. The water will have a bitter taste to it, due to the GSE.
  • Cleansing produce – Add a few drops to the water used for washing produce. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. This will help destroy any Salmonella or E.Coli bacteria.

Even Pets Use GSE

Pets - GSE is an excellent remedy for skin disease, external injuries, fungal infections, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Also, helps bad breath when added to drinking water.Use 1 drop of liquid, or 10 milligrams of powder, per 10 pounds of body weight. Frequency of dosage can be increased by 2 or 3 times, without side effects.

GSE is a particular item that I keep on hand; especially in the changes of the seasons, when people get sick the most. It has helped to build my immune system, so that my body resists the sickness of others. You know...when folks start coughing and hacking without covering their mouths... Don't ya just hate when that happens?

Stay healthy my friends!

Monday, November 9, 2015

You Need Music In Your Life: Throw Back (Music) From The Past, Mica Paris


Far from a throw-back herself, phenomenal British-born singer Mica Paris is still going strong with her silky smooth vocals, although I had not been following her over the years. I believe she has not received her just rewards of acknowledgement, although I'm sure it has much to do with active promotional works on her behalf. Her works became familiar to me back in 1988 when she released debut album "So Good" at the age of 19. I thought I'd share a few of her works from back in the day...



    "My One Temptation"






Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tribal Hoop Earrings At Khepera Adornments, LLC

Tribal Beaded Hoop Earrings, Ethnic Jewelry, Beaded Earrings, Bohemian Earrings, Urban Chic Earrings


These Tribal Hoop Earrings are stylish and unique. Perfect for conversation, and worn with your favorite denim or dress, light-weight. Go Tribal. 3.0" length, gold plated ear-wires.

Materials: Wooden beads, Gold tone beads, Coconut Heishe

Khepera Tribal Hoop Earrings Collection 

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rum And Chocolate, Yummm...

Ready or not, Winter is fast approaching.What a lovely time to be had sitting by a fireplace with a nice cozy blanket over your lap while sipping on a warm and tasty hot chocolaty drink with a dab of rum to seal the deal guaranteeing your warmth. I found a great recipe and thought I would share.

 Hot Chocolate With Rum Recipe

9 ozs. of coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup of heavy cream
5 1/2 cups of milk (could be whole, or take a step on the wild side with skim milk)
3 tbl spoons of dark rum (could be spiced)
6 ozs. cinnamon liqueur
2 tbl spoons of raw sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk with the cream and rum and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Gradually pour in cinnamon liqueur and continue to simmer for 3 more minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate and let stand until melted.
  2. Whisk until smooth, pour into warmed mugs and serve. Add garnishes if you like. (Mint leaves, marshmallows, etc.) Enjoy.
Hey, who needs to know the calorie count on this one, just enjoy. Then maybe jump on the treadmill when you've finished if you can balance yourself.

**Disclaimer: Writer not responsible for the welfare of people who have decided to drink then jog.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Be Bold And Put A Ring On It

Boldness Begins At The Finger Tips

Glass Cabochon Ring, Glass Dome Ring, African Fabric Ring, Gift For Her, Adjustable Ring

Enjoy the pattern of an African mask  or Kente fabric within these glass domed statement rings. The laced ring base is antiqued bronze and adjustable. Makes for a great conversation piece or a perfect gift for the holiday season.  Put a ring on it.



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Monday, November 2, 2015

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What Are You Waiting For?

by Abeni Bamidele

Be the greatest version of yourself. Don't wait. Look not for others to define you, for they will develop a demonized version; a fable of whom they want you to be. Guard your eyes and guard your mind. Let not the media's depictions of you deter you from being your authentic self. Indeed, it is a given that you are feared. Yet you are feared by many simply because they know who you are. Do you know who you are? Do you know that the power is in your hands? 

You are a Galactic Being. Strength, Energy, Force, Power, Endurance, Capability, Intelligence...

So what are you waiting for? Be About It. 

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