As I take the time to start being good to myself, I love learning new things that will help me on this journey. A few years ago I started to learn about crystals, stones & Chakras. I was doing a lot of research online, but to be honest it was all kinda overwhelming. So imagine my excitement when I learned that there was a new wellness center right here in Lawrenceville. I found out about Fyre & Wata on www.meetup.com. I decided to go pay them a visit and I must say that I really enjoyed my time there. The owners were so welcoming and warm. They invited us into their space and explained the products to us and I was just elated. Finally a local place that where I can physically go and learn how to activate my Chakras.
For years I've had problems with my knees and back. For awhile the pain stopped, but over the last couple of months the pain has come back. Qadesh who is one of the owners of Fyre & Wata told me that it sounded like my root Chakra is blocked and that I should meditate on it. She said that I should meditate on the color red, which is the color for the root Chakra. I started doing that the same night I got home, but I noticed that I felt like my body was purging. I felt tired and still had the pain, so I can't wait to go back and visit and learn more about how to clear all of my Chakras and have a better life.
Another thing I loved about the team at Fyre & Wata was the fact that they helped other entrepreneurs by letting them display their products in the center. That was so cool. I got a chance to meet other micro-business owners who had some great products that they were selling. Qadesh, Rebel & Julio (I don't think his name is really Julio though) moved to Gwinnett from Colorado and they have the mindset of each one help one. This is the kind of culture that I like to see here in Gwinnett and I look forward to learning more about this team and the work and community that they are building. If you get a chance go pay them a visit.
Yesterday was Valentines and restaurants and flower shops around the world saw an increase in business. For all of the hopeless romantics out there trying to find the perfect place to take the one they love was tough. With the pandemic still holding us hostage, seating was limited at most places. Reservations were required if you had a chance at all of getting your favorite dinner spot.
My daughter Dominique who is a foodie always knows the best spots to eat, but even she had a hard time finding an open table when she was trying to reserve some of her favorite places to dine with her boo Travis. Finally she stumbled up Noona which is located downtown historic Duluth. At first she wasn't that excited about going there, because she had her heart set on somewhere else, but because of the fact that most places were not serving at full capacity, reservations filled up quickly.
Dominique text me from the restaurant to say that they were glad that they had gone there. The food was delicious she said. Travis who is a little bit picky about what he likes to eat even said the food was delicious. She said that atmosphere was so romantic with a fireplace to light up the spot where their table was located. Travis liked it so much that he said he has to go there again, so the food must have been good. His favorite food is cat fish and that wasn't on the menu. Instead he had prime rib and mashed potatoes and Dom had a lobster roll with potatoes.
So, after all of the love that my daughter and Travis gave Noona, I decided to see if luck was on my side and make a reservation for my husband and I and it was a no go. So maybe on one of our date nights we will check out Noona. Hopefully we will love the food just as much as they did and something tells me that we will, because I love lobster and the hubby loves prime rib.
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine Day!
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Make It A Great Day!
I decided to take a break and meet my friend and show producer Georgette for lunch yesterday. I didn't know what I wanted I just knew that I did not want chicken. If I eat anymore chicken, I'm going to fly away. So I thought about the new restaurant I had passed by in Grayson over at the Railyard. I didn't know the name, but I knew where is was located, so I Googled it.
When I pulled up the menu I thought to myself, this should be good. It was the Mediterranean restaurant Sam's On Main. I knew that Georgette loved Gyros and I liked them too and this would be good, because it wasn't chicken. Well let me tell you. Sam's on Main did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the staff was so nice. I rarely order burgers when I go out, but they offered a burger with bacon jam and pork belly that I just could not pass up. When I tell you that it was so good it was so good. Just thinking about it right now makes my mouth water. Georgette and I also split a prosciutto and spinach flatbread and OMG that was delicious too. Cindy, the manager stopped by to chat with us and told us to next time check out the California chicken pictured above and you best believe we will. I could have just had the flatbread and that could have been my meal.
While Georgette and I sat there at Sam's On Main and talked about the 2021 vision for Good Morning Gwinnett, we enjoyed the atmosphere of the place and are definitely planning on going again. The food was just glorious.
If you get a chance check out Sam's On Main you may just love the food as much as we did.
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Make It A Great Day!
The Greater Eastside Chamber Of Commerce of Snellville is hosting it's annual Give Back. In a time as we are living in today, this event could not come at a better time. There are so many families who are in such a bad situation because of the pandemic. For some they don't know where their next meal is coming from. This is a sad situation, but a real one. That's why The Give Back is an event that needs your support. GECC wants to give to those who are in dire need, but it wants to also recognize those who are doing great things in the community.
You can not only attend this event, but you can also make donations. GECC is accepting the following donations which can be brought to the event.
Yesterday Kamala Harris was scheduled to speak at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett. Being that I am officially a member of the press I was able to be on the frontlines where Kamala would be speaking. Before we could get to the frontlines, we had to be searched by the dogs and secret service. Well I took the opportunity to take a picture with secret service which I thought was really cool, because he was so nice.
I think when I told him we had to take a picture it caught him and Georgette off guard, he laughed and said okay and we shot a quick selfie while the dogs was sniffing my car for guns or knives.
I know that the secret service are just law enforcements, but I feel like they are grades above our local heros. I know that the roles that they all play daily are extremely important and I respect all of the good ones and I am thankful and grateful for the work that they do.
Yesterday was so cool. I got a chance to go to the Infinite Energy Center where so many local leaders were yesterday, but what was really exciting was the fact that I got to represent Good Morning Gwinnett and get a chance to be within 100 feet of Vice President Hopeful Kamala Harris.
Before Kamala took the stage Jon Ossoff, Stacy Abrams, Lucy McBath, Hank Johnson and Carolyn Bordeaux took to the stage to rally the crowed and to express just how important the 2020 election is.
Kamala followed to remind the people why they should vote for Vice President Joe Biden and herself. There is a lot on the line and that was the general message from all of the candidates. We have only one day left to see what the turn out will be. However it turns out I hope that people remember that we are all Americans and that there are others out there just waiting for us to turn on each other so that they can come in and finish us off.
All in all yesterday was history making for me and my team as we braved the brisk Sunday afternoon all while wearing a mask to make sure we were practicing safety from the Corona Virus.
My daughter had a photo shoot this weekend and she was telling me about this amazing park that was 5 minutes away from our home. She told me about the mill and the water falls and I said what? There is a water falls around the corner? Sure enough there was. Freeman's Mill park is literally 5 minutes from where I live and I had no idea it was there. As much as I talk about how beautiful the parks are you would have thought I would have known that. If someone is looking for a place to take pictures by a waterfall this could be your place. There were people there just enjoying the water because it was a very hot day yesterday.
But anyway, my daughter who has a hobby of thrifting and taking pictures in beautiful places. In my next lifestyle post I'll share another beautiful park that she found and took pictures. In my latest lifestyle article featuring her, she talks about her life becoming a new mom and how she had to overcome the change. To read that story check it out here.
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Make It A Great Day
MEDIA ALERT: Explore career opportunities with Amazon
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The Collective PAC Endorses District 3 Commissioner Candidate. Gwinnett County, GA – Derrick J. Wilson, candidate for County Commissioner District 3, welcomes the endorsement of the Collective PAC today. “I am truly grateful to receive the endorsement of the Collective PAC because I share their commitment to diversify the advocates representing our communities,” said Wilson. “At a time when racial tension is high across the nation, this is when it is most important to have representatives from all races, cultures, and backgrounds, to bring their perspectives to the table to find solutions to bring our communities back together.”
“Our focus is to ensure our nation upholds its ideals and promises of a truly representative democracy by increasing the number of African Americans in public office at all levels,” says Chris Scott, Director of Campaigns - The Collective PAC. “Derrick Wilson is a clear choice for Gwinnett County Commissioner. He is a unifier with a broad and inclusive agenda. He has shown leadership and integrity through his efforts to garner resources for the underprivileged through his school drives and his community service during this pandemic.
As County Commissioner, we believe Derrick will seek the solutions that benefit all of the citizens within his district and county-wide.” Wilson is one of several candidates that were endorsed by the Collective PAC during this campaign cycle. He faces Jasper Watkins III for the Democratic nomination in the runoff election on August 11th. For more information, visit: http://www.wilson4gwinnett.com.
Gwinnett County, GA –Derrick J. Wilson, who is leading in votes to be the Democratic nominee for Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner, is hosting his 2nd Annual school supply drive. The goal: to raise funds to purchase and distribute laptops locally to our families in District 3.
With businesses slowly opening and everyone adjusting to new regulations regarding how to move forward since the outbreak of the coronavirus, residents all over the country are attempting to adjust to this “new normal.” But life did not stop. Summer plans have been altered or canceled, and families still need to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Due to the pandemic, school districts are weighing decisions to open schools or having students attend virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Derrick J. Wilson is seeking solutions that will benefit families and students for either situation, so students will not fall behind.
The fundraising drive will begin June 22, 2020 and continue through July 22nd . Due to the coronavirus and the need for social distancing, this year’s school drive will be held virtually. For every $50 donated, one laptop will be donated to a family in need. Wilson hopes to raise enough funds to purchase 250 laptops to assist families that do not have access to a computer at home. The laptops will be donated to each school’s PTSA on July 31st for distribution to the families. Residents who want to get involved, can donate online at: https://bit.ly/2UXSYPM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2020 Whitney Furlough, Communications Director Phone: 470-737-1717 Email: email@example.com
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