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Dear Mama
Spring Forward Into Action
Practice Mindfulness
Home Sweet Home
Hand-Washing 101
Balance Your Immune System
Chakra Bracelet
Recipe of the Month
mindful meditation
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Issue: 54
May/June 2020

I usually open my newsletter with " I hope this newsletter reaches you in good health mentally, spiritually and physically."   Well today and everyday, I pray for these things for you and your family members.  

Spring is a time of growth, renewal and expansion.  Currently, many of us are settling in, adjusting to a new way of living and developing new paths for our futures.  Some are fortunate to be teleworking while many are without work. Hopefully, you are all taking the proper precautions to remain safe. 

I know that these are challenging times for many.  We are certainly experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis... unemployment at an all time high, businesses are suffering/closing, lack of food and medical supplies, domestic violence rising, mental health declining etc. Elie Wiesel wrote "even in darkness it is possible to create light and encourage compassion."   When you feel anxiety, begin slipping or struggling, I encourage you to hold on to the light, attract and provide love, compassion and forgiveness.  Reach out to someone close.  This is not a solo journey.  Humanity is about connectedness.  Most of us have a fundamental need to be connected with others.  While you may not get to hug the ones you love, we are not imprisoned. Nothing prevents you from taking a walk with a friend or loved one while being cautious and adhering to physical distancing. 

People say we are living in uncertain times.  I will leave you with words that I mediate on. Faith and fear cannot occupy the same space.  This I know for certain!

This newsletter contains valuable information designed to support good physical and mental health.   Enjoy the read and please share the Wellness Works experience with others by clicking "forward email" to a friend at the bottom of this newsletter.
Dear Mama
Dear Mama
Thank you for your love, support, and the good morals and values that you instill in me.  Thank you for teaching me responsibility early in life.  You gave me the tools to be self-sufficient, intelligent, and responsible.  You always made me feel loved, so therefore, I exude self confidence!  I value and love who I am.  Thank you for teaching me that it's okay to put myself first, because I'm important too!  Thank you for teaching me to NEVER doubt who I am. Thank you for being a mother, role model, and friend.  Thank you telling me that you don't expect me to be perfect, but that you love and accept me for who I am.  Thank you for telling me to live life on MY own terms...That my happiness counts....That I shouldn't live my life trying to please everybody.  You taught me NOT to be afraid to use my voice, because my thoughts and opinion matter.  Because of your teaching, I shine!  You are a BEAUTIFUL Queen.--Anonymous
Spring Forward Into Action
As the weather changes and we are able to spend more time outside participating in exercise programs, we not only improve our physical health but also boost our mental health and increase our energy level.

Working in small groups can be effective and safe while still maintaining physical distance. During this challenging time, it has been my observation that individuals are very concerned with protective exterior barriers (that should be utilized) but are paying less attention to our first line of defense...exercise, adequate sleep and proper nutrition. The healthier your body, the better it will respond to illness.

Join me this summer.  Take the time to appreciate the beautiful weather mother nature provides while taking control of your health!
Practice Mindfulness

Be Kind To Your Mind
 Tips to Cope with Stress 
  1. Pause, Breathe, Notice how you feel
  2. Limit News Consumption 
  3. Get adequate sleep, exercise and proper nutrition 
  4. Stay connected.  Zoom is free!
  5. Seek Help if overwhelmed or unsafe.
It has been almost two months now...what are you doing? How are you coping?  I have heard people talk of being on lock down.  I think it's time we view this not as imprisonment but rather an opportunity to preserve life.  I have heard people speak of boredom... There are so many virtual activities that one can advantage of, some of which I have listed on my website  Chanel Speaks..Think About It.  When restrictions are lifted will you be able to reflect on this time and find that you were somehow productive?  Have you read a book, taken a class, participated in virtual museum tours, resurrected/developed a hobby or business, created, authored, reconnect with friends and family, etc.

For those who have children, it can be challenging to manage your time with their needs.  Some will now have a great deal of appreciation for teachers who handle a class full of your children and now have to learn to do so virtually.  When your children are 30 you will be reflecting on this time and wish you could re-live some of these moments.

Have you let the sun really shine on your face and felt the love of the universe.  Observe life, view the trees, flowers, animals...mother earth does not disappoint.  

Take a few moments at the start of your day to meditate. Meditation is to listen.  In the evening, pray.  Prayer is to converse with Spirit.   We are in need of global connectedness and healing and it matters not what your spiritual beliefs are. There are many roads to one truth.  Love and compassion is truth.

Lastly, if you have the resources, help another.  Be of service. Send someone a meal, deliver groceries to someone less fortunate, telephone, zoom, text just to let someone know you care. Each one keep one close.  We are all each other's keepers.

This evening I leave you with a heart filled with love.  I stand with you in faith.  I send healing energy to all of you. 

May The Force Be With You
Home Sweet Home 

Hand-Washing 101
Hand-Washing 101
provided by Maryland Health Matters

Washing our hands is one of the easiest and most effective things we can do to stop the spreads of germs.  The most common way germs are spread is by the hands. This simple activity can help keep your healthy.  The latest research from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of people who get sick with diarrhea is reduced by 31 percent and the number affected by respiratory illness is reduced by 21 percent just by simple hand-washing.

Everyone benefits from hand-washing, except the germs. Here's how to master it in five days steps:
  1. Get your hands wet with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap.
  2. Rub your hands together for a soapy lather.  be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.  How long is that?  Hum the Happy Birthday song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them
Balance Your Immune System

Stay-at -home restrictions are a great opportunity for new virtual experiences in your PJs.   Invite friends and let's connect!  Join me for a free online educational workshop about how to support, balance and boost your immune system with essential oils.  For more information contact or text 517.207.5483.  
Also, feel free to visit under Event Calendar to view and register for upcoming events.
Chakra Bracelet

Chakra bracelets are designed to help keep your seven chakras balanced. The colors reflect the colors of the Chakras.

Red........Root Chakra
Orange...Sacral Chakra
Yellow.....Solar Plexus Chakra
Green.....Heart Chakra
Blue........Throat Chakra
Indigo..... Third Eye Chakra
Purple.....Crown Chakra
Individual stones also have specific energy  properties.  With the addition of lava beads, you can apply your favorite essential oil to the bracelet to absorb the healing properties also received from the oils.  For example, if you are experiencing anxiety or uneasiness you may want to try lavender or adaptive oil essential oil on your bracelet to bring a feeling of calm and relaxation.  

If you are interested in acquiring a bracelet coupled with lavender oil or if you would like more information on the benefits of essential
Recipe of the Month
Cauliflower Tikka Masala with Chicpeas

1 tbs coconut oil
4 cups of cauliflower florets  
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of water 
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed  
1 1/2 cups tikka masal sauce 
2 tbs butter
Fresh cilantro for garnish
I nstructions....  
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add cauliflower and salt.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add water; cover and cook until the cauliflower is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Add chickpeas and sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter. 
  • Serve over jasmine or basmati rice and top with cilantro, if desired.
Prep time 2O minutes
Nutrition Facts 
Serving Size: 
1 1/4 Cups Each
Per Serving:
268 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 673 mg sodium. 377 mg potassium; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 7.8 g protein; 527 IU vitamin a iu; 59 mg vitamin c; 82 mcg folate; 89 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium

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mindful meditation

Give yourself time for gratitude. Think of what you can be thankful for, and linger on those thoughts.
Gratitude leads you to think more clearly, to sleep more peacefully, to act with positive intention and resourcefulness. Give your life the benefit of its good and gentle power.
Those times when gratitude doesn't seem warranted, are precisely the times when it will be most beneficial. Look for the gift in the situation, and persist until you uncover it.
Envision your time for gratitude as a pleasant place of refuge and renewal. Go there often, and stay for a while.
You'll empower yourself with a new measure of positive, purposeful energy. You'll open your awareness to valuable possibilities you never considered before.
Spend time in a sustained experience of gratitude, and learn to treasure the feeling it brings you. That feeling is real, and will spread its goodness to every part of your life.
- Ralph Marston
Share your Services

Patricia A. Broughton Financials was founded to provide an educational platform to build, organize and protect your financial health.  As a financial coach, I work with you to educate and empower you to take control of your financial health by maximizing your personal finances, improving and maintaining impeccable credit, saving money, identifying and paying off debt so that you live your life with intention, purpose and freedom.  My coaching approach combines individual encouragement, with a commitment to the process, consistency and accountability to your vision and goals. 

To book a free consultation:

Balanced Body Massage  
Shadonne Harris is a Licensed Massage Therapist,  RRCA Certified Running Coach, and co-author of Amazon #1 Bestseller "Fitness Shift" . She specializes in back and neck pain, sports massage/injury prevention with advanced training in orthopedic/medical massage. Over 13 years as partner of Balanced Body Massage Group - Upper Marlboro, MD mission is to provide therapeutic and holistic services in an effort to balance one's mind, body, and spirit. 

After overcoming years of health challenges, she is committed to educate, support, and empower others. Her motto is "Pain and Sickness does not have to be your destiny!" Shadonne has a passion for helping others live a healthy and balanced life. 

The Ragbaby Exchange
is dedicated to developing healthy self images in women and children. Our mission is to inspire participants to embrace the inner love for themselves, through doll-making. We strongly promote the idea of giving which we believe creates a two-fold effect empowerment enjoyed by the giver and the energy of love and compassion felt by the receiver.

The Ragbaby Exchange is dedicated to developing healthy self images in women and children. Our mission is to inspire participants to embrace the inner love for themselves, through doll-making.  We strongly promote the idea of giving which we believe creates a two-fold effect: empowerment enjoyed by the giver and the energy of love and compassion felt by the receiver. 

Workshops, Forums and Tea parties. Women's organizations, schools, churches, social and arts... learn more about how we can build self-esteem and create a peaceful world through doll-making. 
Sherri Roberts Lumpkin
Creative Director/Founder
The Ragbaby Exchange
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Calista J. Dorsey, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner of Religious Science

Communicate with a Practitioner if you have a desire for inspiration and or celebration of a major event in your life.  I am available to provide support in any area of your life; financial, emotional, relational, health and career. Let a Practitioner remind you that you are the co-creator of your life experiences.

Contact: 215 508-0440 (telephone sessions are available)

Healenarts Acupuncture Wellness Studio

Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil has a PH.D in nutrition, is a licensed massage therapist, certified acupuncturist, certified as a Tui Na Rehabilitation therapist and a master traditional Chinese herbalist.  He has studied, practiced and taught Complementary Alternative Medicine for over 40 years.  
Health Conditions Treated...Allergies, Stiffness, Migraine Headaches, Stroke, Diabetes, Hypertension, Candida albcans, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, back problems etc.
For more information:
Phone: 301.577.6826  

About Sound Body Solutions, LLC

Chanel Smith, Owner and CEO of Sound Body Solutions, LLC, Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness, specializing in resistance, functional and flexibility training in addition to nutrition consulting and energy healing.  The mission of Sound Body Solutions is to promote the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle and its positive effects on the mind, body, and spirit.

Chanel is devoted to sharing her expertise
and knowledge with those committed to improving their life.  Chanel firmly believes that you must first properly train your mind and then train your body.  For more information on how you can add years to your life and life to your years please visit
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