Let Go and Believe

Dear Friend, 

I started this blog as I have put being one of the most interesting careers I ever had—Mommy to the forefront.

I want more kids, I want to improve my character, think better, be better. Love God more. Love people more. Love on you more. Create more. See more. Do more. Because of my child. 

Interesting how that works. As I now have less time and can see myself—Glory to God—doing all what envision. What are you envisioning?

I have been writing songs for awhile, yet I am not ready to go to the studio just yet. I am thinking early summer. This new voice that I found, is a whole other voice that I have been wanting to express. To share my latest understandings about using an instant pot or discovery on the benefits of fermented foods (not the trendy stuff either). (As for my instant pot, which my Mom talked about years ago! I did some preplanning and the chicken and rice soup I made came out pretty tasty, but yes the rice was mushy, lol). And I don’t have glam pics yet for my food… I thought about how can I express myself yet not through social media? 

A blog somehow feels more warm and cozy like a good bowl of stew. Or a kiss from my Honey.

I just wanted to share, for those less than awesome cooks who get it just right, that getting out there is better than doing nothing.

Sharing my experiences with you as you are family—I hope my words inspire and uplift you. 

It would be great to cram in all the things I want to say to you. But most importantly, if you are here I have prayed for you. Yes, I really am that mushy. 

God bless you,

Yorrelle 

 

Yorrelle

Yorrelle

Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Author

I am a Christian, a Wife, a Mom. I am also an American singer/songwriter, an author, a philosopher who is here to provide music that stirs your heart and soul so that you will come away full of inner peace and joy (from great music!). This has been a great journey for this country girl, who was born and raised in Augusta, Ga.

Let Go and Believe

Being on hiatus from the music, I have been able to write more. Everyone has talents and creativity and I am so thankful for the desire and motivation to release my new book. Let Go and Believe is about the basic understanding of let go and let God and in this case, involving how to ‘find’ love.

 

Yorrelle

Yorrelle

Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Author

I am a Christian, a Wife, a Mom. I am also an American singer/songwriter, an author, a philosopher who is here to provide music that stirs your heart and soul so that you will come away full of inner peace and joy (from great music!). This has been a great journey for this country girl, who was born and raised in Augusta, Ga.

10 Toys Your Little Boy Will Enjoy

10 Inexpensive Toys for Your Little Toddler Boy

My little guy is such a blessing and as I am learning how to maneuver in this Mom world, I am finding that I am usually researching how to do this or that for my growing family. The Lord is such a great God that I want to share as well. One major thing I am learning is to humbly ask advice. People love to share information, which saves time and confusion, so I figured I would share a bit with you the new mom. God Bless,  – Yorrelle

Here is a list of cool, powerful, fun toys that also is cheapish and mom-approved by a real mom.

1. The Little Blue Truck series. The Little Blue Truck and the other books The Little Blue Truck Leads the Way and The Little Blue Truck Spring Time are a few of my favorite books that my little one also really enjoys. He would ask me to read these books to him every night. The book has uplifting undertones that is inspiring at any age. Get these classic books and watch your son enjoy reading!
2. Doug and Melissa puzzles have been a great blessing for us in that our son plays with his puzzles all the time.  The 1-20 is great –just don’t have to use the sounds or you may hear with the sounds
3. Little Hot Wheels of course
4. “Colors!” What my son refers to when he wants to play with the Dollar Tree dry eraser board that we paid $1 for at the Dollar Tree. The little eraser boards are easy to use and a cheap toy for a two and a half year old who wants to scribble.
5. Fun Balls from Dollar Tree. My little guy loves to bounce the various-sized bouncing balls that they have at the do
6. “Tricycle!”
7. Bath Time Toys
8. Flash cards
9. Truck with shapes inside
10. First Garden

 

Yorrelle

Yorrelle

Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Author

I am a Christian, a Wife, a Mom. I am also an American singer/songwriter, an author, a philosopher who is here to provide music that stirs your heart and soul so that you will come away full of inner peace and joy (from great music!). This has been a great journey for this country girl, who was born and raised in Augusta, Ga.

Hot Chocolate and a Good Book – The Go-Giver

Hot Chocolate and a Good Book – The Go-Giver

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]”Putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns.”

The book is about “Joe [who] is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

Over the next week, Pindar introduces Joe to a series of “go-givers:” a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial adviser, a real estate broker, and the “Connector,” who brought them all together. Pindar’s friends share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success and teach him how to open himself up to the power of giving.”

 

Why should you read the Go-Giver? Hmm, all I know is that we are in a time where great customer service with genuine humanity can be a rarity. There are people who are hurting, really hurting, and maybe just maybe, your sincere warmth and kindness will be the turning point that someone needs. Why not you?? Yes, it can be hard to genuinely love on someone who may or may not be lovable, but the freedom it provides is truly extraordinary.

Case in point. So. My car needed a bit of repair. (I promise there is a point to this story.) And like you and most people these days, I googled online for an auto repair service and went with the first place with the best reviews. There I found (with 127 positive reviews and counting!), Columbia Auto Collision, Columbia, MD.  I was still apprehensive though because, well it can be hard to trust just anyone without a friend’s reference. With that in mind, I went in with low (very low) expectations.  However, I did not need to. The owner, Eddie, was a delight to talk to, quickly assessed the situation and quickly fixed my little fifteen year old Acura. This man, who happily talked about his family, his wife of over 40 years, and his love for his business, made a exuberant impression. But what really stood out was that he truly seemed to care about me as a customer.  Shoot, why did I even remember his name..?? Well, for one I enjoy (now) learning about people, but two because he really had excellent customer service skills and was that personable.

Allow me to also share that I had already bought into this premise and lifestyle by way of Dani Johnson.  The Go Giver sums up some of her teachings very nicely and adds additional perspective.

OK, so back to why this book is such a big deal. Well…for me, I have always worried about my music, my career, and being a success. Getting caught up in proving myself and somehow proving to others that I was more than what I assumed people thought of me (check out my Dad’s favorite definition for assumed) really put me in bondage. Yet, what I have learned again and again in using the principles listed in the book and other understandings, is that no one really cares about me, lol. Or what I am doing. And I LOVE that. The big question is “How can I help?”

Please say this like Oprah would: Freedommm!!!!!

At the end of the day, if you put the focus on the other person and concern yourself with helping, you can relax and be yourself.

 

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Hot Chocolate and a Book – How to Win Friends and Influence People

Hot Chocolate and a Book – How to Win Friends and Influence People

This book can be read again and again. And again. You hear people that are familiar with top motivational and success genre books saying, “Oh I have read that already!” From my perspective, we can stand to pick it up every so often and read some of the book’s basic principles.

*Please note in this the true story the gender, name and some aspects of the story may have been changed to protect the person’s involved.

Once, I saw a particularly rude manager removed and replaced quickly due to her inability to work with everyone and speak kindly to those that were subordinate to her. No one likes to be criticized, and even constructive criticism depending on how it is delivered can be not-so-constructive. At best, it can make a person weary and be very cautious when they around you for fear of failure. And this can create more fear and failure. At worst, criticism if not sandwiched between encouragement can be devastating to a person’s self-esteem.

As a working songwriter and artist, I have worked with numerous types of people and have learned so much.  Caring about the needs of others has not always been the case for me, but as I have learned to let down my guard and fears, I have found that getting to know others resolves the need to be afraid. Everyone has a personality and deserves to be heard. Those who tend to think the world revolves around them and are less caring of other’s views and opinions tend to (in my experience) fail or they do not stick around very long. The cream always floats to the top.

One of the main understandings I have from this book on how to deal with people is to let go of the need to be right. Arguing with people rarely solves anything, especially if the person has dug in and and is willing to argue with you over their beliefs. If this is the case, you will never win anyway.

Another area that has helped me, following reading this book is the concept of honor. These days I rarely hear the word. When you let a person be who they are, you honor them. You do not have to agree, but you can accept their diversity and their humanity. God loves us All.

Thoughts and Love – Multivitamins

Thoughts and Love – Multivitamins

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It came to me several weeks ago that not everyone believes some of the basics that I have taken for granted.  One of these things is the importance of health and considering taking multiple vitamins to enhance your health.  As I am getting back into the swing with a busy, active baby, I have been working to improve my nutrition lifestyle. In prayer as I am writing this for guidance, I was surprised to hear from various acquaintances and friends that do not regularly take any sort of vitamins, not even vitamin C.

Having a Mom who has been a naturopathic/herbalist for over 30 years, she instilled in us (okay, made us) take our chewable vitamins all throughout our youth. Mommy (yes, I call her Mommy) could not afford to have us stay at home sick from school.  My brother can attest that we were rarely sick, Praise God. Was it because of the vitamins? I believe yes.

During my pregnancy, and being *ahem a bit oh-el-dee-ee-are, I tried various pre-natal vitamins to help maintain my energy ALONG with working on my nutrition in my foods.

Here are some wonderful discoveries I made during that time.  I am NOT an expert, just a person who like you wants to get honest input that could help. In this world of information, who knows what is real and what is not. Be mindful of the vitamins you take, as some use synthetic forms of the vitamin that can affect you negatively.

I am praying that these ideas are of help to you, in Jesus name.  – Yorrelle

Here are my likes right now (not using any affiliations)

  • Living Fuel – this Christian-based company has a wonderful story and their products are premium
  • Moringa – natures natural vitamin, my Mommy told me of this YEARS ago and I did not remember until I was pregnant. It bumped up my energy and helped alot. I took this along with my prenatals.
  • Prenatals – New Chapter, MyKind,  any MegaFood products (my favorite one!!)
  • Barley Juice Powder – Calcium. Calcium, Calcium!!
  • Cod Liver Oil – I just ordered a bottle for Baby and I.

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