You Do Not Have Permission To Quit!

Mikia Shae Troche – Founder and CEO

What does the word “ENDURE” mean to you? Many of us would define the word as a form of suffering, or going through something to achieve a specific end goal. If you’re a living breathing human being, you are at some point in your life enduring through a storm. For some, it may be a little less difficult than others, which would have a person in the midst of enduring without even realizing it.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 my spiritual soul was set ablaze from the moment I set foot into the Semi-Annual Enduring Conference, held at the Holiday Inn, in the lovely city of Virginia Beach. Author, visionary, motivational speaker, and business mentor Mikia Shae Troche greeted her conference attendees looking simply angelic in an all-white attire. You could feel the peacefulness in the room, filled with eye-catching  tones of yellow and blue, as encouraging sounds of gospel music played in the background.

I pride myself on being able to pick up positive energy vibes. Every single speaker who spilled their life’s transparency, gave me inspiring levels of goose bumps! I’ve always heard, sharing is caring, yet somehow in the process of sharing, each and every single testimony intentionally gave the room full of attendees, food for thought. Anyone who was in attendance will more than likely tell you of at least one important aspect he or she learned as a knowledgeable take-away. When you can gather together our young millennials, and our respected senior generation at the same table, smiling, chatting, and breaking bread, you’ve accomplished diversity. Vendor stations created a very relaxing experience for those who enjoy stumbling upon something a little special to take home.

Quote of the day: Neisha Himes – G.R.O.W. Foundation

“Your crown matches every outfit, never take it off”

This well-organized event included a wonderful host, comedian Ryheem Johnson captured the audience with his clean cut, and let me add entertaining humor straight out of the gate. His intermittent jokes proved to be just what was needed to change up the mood during the conference. Life is not always kind, healthy discussions of how to step up and endure any adversity being thrown at you is a topic we should all be interested in hearing. Telling a story in mime, or standing on a stage takes courage, but the healing begins way before making a choice to share your life with others. Manny Mitchell spoke enthusiastically on the storm of rejection, how starting a career with no arms proved what we all know to be true….”What GOD has for you, is for you”…

We all have a story, are you empowering others with your enduring journey?

I had the pleasure of a short interview with the founder of the Enduring Conference, Mikia Shae Troche, her spirit of authenticity glowed as bright as any diamond in the swankiest of jewelry stores. Having survived a stroke, being wheel chair bound, amongst other adversities, never gave her permission to quit. This beautiful queen endured every negative emotion imaginable, she cried, she prayed, and then with the help of her loving husband, she got up for the win.

Mikia captured the attention of her audience with a powerful heartfelt speech as she ended the conference. The topic, “You Do Not Have Permission To Quit”, resonated throughout the entire room, as if she were standing on stage with a bullhorn.

Every head nodded in agreement, without blinking an eye….

Thank you, for the amazing opportunity to blog your event, while interacting with your panel of fascinating speakers. Every testimony held value to someone in the room. Bravo Sista!

Honorable Mention: Nicole Armstrong, Juanita Ricks, Ryheem Johnson, Manny Mitchell, Jada Danielle, Jay Harris, Suzette Meeks, Neisha Himes, Shakeya Nesbitt, Tanisha Thompson, and keynote speaker Mikia Troche

Follow Enduring Conference via Facebook, be sure to attend the 2nd Semi-Annual conference on January 25, 2020.

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Enduring Conference, Mikia Shae Troche, Dakota Somerville

 

 

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As I Open my Mind

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Author: Dakota Somerville

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Dear Universe You Got Me?

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I’ve been thinking for sometime now, well, maybe more like dreaming…

I can see myself on a tropical island slowly swinging back and forth, with the sound of a calming wave rolling up to the shoreline.

In the background holiday tunes are creating one smile after another, hey it’s Christmas and the world is full of joy and happiness.

“DEAR UNIVERSE YOU GOT ME”

Hello Love, you look spectacular tonight, and by the way I love your braids, Sooo he whispered in my ear.

How often do we dream, or should I say we manifest, or perhaps we experience a repeated version of DEJA VU…..

~SPILLED INK~

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Holland – IG

How to “WIN” my ❤

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….show up and show out baby, can you grill? 

“A man who can cook is like getting a new pair of Red Bottoms, you can’t wait to tell everybody about them.”

Seriously, some men have a misguided idea of what I like, want and need in my life. Today, I’m here to set the record straight for my male associates who may be remotely interested in this tidbit of information.

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Humor, laughter, and being able to laugh at one’s self, that my reader of the day is a mega plus in my book. Life is full of negative unhappy people who can’t seem to let adversity do what it needs to; while smiling in its ugly face!

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I had a date last month who without hesitation, sat patiently and listened to an entire “Script” I recently wrote, that meant absolutely everything to me! I found it to be extremely sexy, almost orgasmic. A writer wants someone who is interested in sharing dialogue…..it matters not what the topic of convo is, as long as we are communicating.

So now you have the deets to win my heart ❤….what say you?

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Butterfly J. Heart

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Boho Comfy and Cute

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Something’s just stand out at first glance, like long strands of fresh sun kissed green ivey, surrounded by multiple flower-pot’s of healthy spider plants. Top that Bohemian combo with a comfy backyard hammock and you’ve got the perfect combination of what I like to refer to as my “ZEN-ZEN-ZENZY MOMENTS”.

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Before the summer ends, I hope to have my own personal unique collection of Stone’s. You can feel the flow of energy from each individual stone, as if they all have a story to tell us about the journey it took to become a beautifully finished product.

I’M FEELING SO BOHO TODAY…

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Cuteness Overload on every fashion level, some may think this outfit can’t possibly be Boho, Well…it screams street style, sexy, light and carefree, yet I see a day-time fun Boho-Chic vibe, giving us all the retro feels of the 1970’s.

Do You in Boho this Summer, I certainly intend to explore my whimsical side a bit more!

Author: Dakota Somerville

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Broken Breath…

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I inhaled your spirit 

one to many times

now 

I can’t breathe…

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Oftentimes we forget to breathe in the love of our heavenly power, we forget to exhale the negativity spoken to us; sometimes on a daily basis. Remind yourself, you too can breathe a fresh new vibration without any hesitation. I was inspired this morning by a very simple, yet profound quote from pastor Joel Osteen.

If GOD had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

Every human has encountered a season of broken breath along this journey called life, shhhhh….whisper and repeat….”I can breathe again”.

Author: Dakota Somerville – Poetry Corner

Photo Credit: Cathy Flicker – google

 

 

 

Vision Board Update

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Positano Beach Italy has landed on my 2018 vision board as my new dream destination! 

One of the things I love the most about networking via social media is the daily opportunity to vicariously travel the globe with my followers.

Recently Laura, a U. S.  flight attendant posted the most breathtaking photos of her trip to Positano, Italy. I somehow managed to fall madly in love with each and every capture.

The hillside architecture magnificently wraps it’s arm’s around the oceanfront like a mother holding her young baby.

I can see myself standing in this lovely churchyard, coffee in hand, screaming Ciao lovebugs.

~Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: Laucar – IG

Sweet Saturday Conversation

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The excitement in knowing I got you…

It may only seem to be a smile or a simple stare, but the thrill deep in my soul tells a story unknown to others.

Our love vibe transcends the deepest level of mental comprehension it beats in another dimension. When I look your way, I feel safe, I feel secure and I feel loved.

My mind freely imagines the touch of our fingers ever so slowly repeatedly drawing heart shapes upon each others backs, I smile with anticipation, I kiss with urgency, and then I whisper sweet dirty girl truths.

Sweet Saturday Conversation, a glass of red wine with you, is the epitome of life accentuated in moments we both shall forever cherish.

~Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit:

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats

Healthy Spring Mindset

 

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Four More Days till Spring arrives….

Are you mentally ready to put in the work it takes to get that sculpted spring body? It all begins on your plate dear lovebugs, what you put into your body is exactly what builds the groundwork for your spring fling results.

I have work to do, beginning with my thought process on healthy spring eating. For the last month or so my focus has been centered on self care, self love and manifesting my woo!!

You know that ahh-ha moment when you attend a big event and folks haven’t seen you in a while, because you’ve been hibernating inside the crib avoiding the winter month’s…that is when you bring your best woo! followed by the infamous cliche “girl you look damn good”.

I’m ready; mind, body and soul all in with small meal portions, healthy salads, mindset change, low impact workouts and a lovely vision of moi in a pink-hott pink two piece swimsuit.

~Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: fooduniq-IG

 

~When Two Worlds Collide~

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when two worlds collide

the beginning was an origin of the same

a blue plaid uniform and noon day mass was her highlight

his encompassed getting through any day without a bully who wanted to fight

when two worlds collide

the separation of six degrees suddenly becomes one

a pen paper and a love of art became the only thing consumed by her heart

his Zen was predestined to evolve into amazing moments

untouchable by some desired by many

when two worlds collide

the universe will remind you on any given day who controls the helm

Author: Dakota Somerville

Photo Credit: DakotaVibe