An interesting word, empowered. what does it mean?

To give someone the authority or power to do something

To make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in their life and claiming their rights.

I was told by a younger, wise woman that if I want to empower others, my focus needs to be on empowering myself first.

How wonderfully accurate this proved to be. We cannot take others further than we have walked ourselves. We must first impact who we are.

The first step in changing us, is complete honesty. Look at where you are, and then look at where you want to be. How big is the gap? How can you close the gap?

Start by making small changes. Clear out the clutter and negative influences in your life.

Sometimes it requires moving forward alone. As you do this, you will find support and you will be empowered.

Courage is developed one step at a time. It’s the voice that says “Keep going. You wiĺl be ok”

Never compromise who you are, because of fear to move forward.

Life is always changing, growing. If you don’t challenge yourself and develope courage, you remain the same.

Empowering starts with You!

Be real, Be true, Be empowered

What are you wanting to change?

Till next time

Be the change




What does it mean to be faithful to the core? What is the meaning of the core?  I was told by a new and very special friend that this title didn’t just come to me. He was correct in saying that.

In fact, it came to me through turmoil, through examining my core beliefs.

You see, I believe that we live according to what we believe if we are in a contradictory state, we are not being true to our “core belief”

It was in turmoil that I came up with the name, “Faithful to the Core” I knew at that time  I was not living according to who I  was, I was living to please others.

When we give up who we truly are to please others, we are
“Fake” Totally unreal.

Even as I write this, I am thankful to those in my life who have the guts, 20160417_184930to be honest, and true with me

To me, to be Faithful to the core means to be true to who you are. To be authentic, real. Without apology.

If you need to apologize for who you are, you need to make a change in the people who are around you.

Do not ever justify who you are, those who get you will be there.

Make 2018 the year where you are being unapologetically you. ( Of course be kind)  If you don’t have people around you who support you, set the standard. You will attract what you are.

Do not settle for less.  Raise your standard, and live according to it. Do whatever it takes to be your best. Do not ever make excuses for anything. Be your best. Your loved ones deserve it.

Live your life to the fullest make 2018 the most incredible year yet, I know I will.

This edition is dedicated to the special person who has given me wind beneath my wings.

You hold a special place in my heart, I know you know.

Until next time, set high standards for you, be your best, care for others, give what you want to receive. you won’t receive what you don’t give.

Be Kind, make a difference

Krista 🙂



Issues Of the Heart

As I look over the past 12 months of 2017, I am struck by the things that really caught my attention. When I think of the term “Issues of the Heart” it can go either way.

If we have any unresolved issues in us, they are usually in our heart. We have an emotional heart and a physical heart. The heart that I am getting at here is the heart that has an ear. Yes, H- ear- T.Our emotional heart and yes our heart is capable of hearing.

This has been a challenging year for me. I realized that I was not being true to who I was in tolerating a particular behavior. The more I tolerated, the more I died inside. It got to a point where I just wept at night because I knew that I had to take courage and speak.

Yet the whole time. my heart knew what was happening. When we ignore or dishonor our feelings, we bury them. When you have issues in your heart, sooner or later, they will come out. That is how we are made.

Sometimes, we are put into a situation where we are forced to deal with unresolved issues. I have found that the sooner you acknowledge the feelings, pain etc, the sooner you will be free to connect with others.

Funny how God hears and answers our prayers sometimes in the way we don’t expect or we weren’t ready for.

It usually happens when we least expect It.

Whatever our need is, He supplies an answer to our need.

When we are truly honest with ourselves, we received more.

When our ego is ruling us, we stay stuck.

Listen to your heart, it knows.