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Info Sharing: Got questions regarding IRS Stimulus Check?

Got Questions?

Do you have questions regarding the IRS Stimulus Check? I have had many many many questions about the checks, eligibility, etc. Until today, I didn’t know where to turn for answers to my specific questions. I had been checking IRS website, but wasn’t seeing much detail pertaining to COVID-19 and the stimulus checks.  However, IRS now has a dedicated website page. (As of 3/31/20

Website URL

The IRS direct link is IRS.gov/coronavirus on the Coronavirus Tax Relief page. 

Types of Questions and Responses 

Once you get to that page, you will see a link for the Economic Impact Payment: What you need to know. From that page, you will be presented with responses to questions like, the following:

  • Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
  • How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
  • The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
  • I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?
  • How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?
  • I have not filed my tax return for 2018 or 2019. Can I still receive an economic impact payment?
  • I need to file a tax return. How long are the economic impact payments available?
  • Where can I get more information?

Info Sharing

Remember, I am just sharing this information informally as a regular person who had questions and couldn’t find the answers. So, I am using my various platforms to share the website link and the types of questions the IRS updated on the IRS web page as of 3/31/20. I am in no way representing IRS or attempting to be an expert. Just want to make that clear. This post is for information sharing only. Recently, I shared some inspirational posts to help re-ignite your spark and quotes that help me through tough times. BE ENCOURAGED

Re-ignite your spark

Maya Angelou Inspiration

Conclusion

I sure hope you find this information sharing handy. Since it appears the IRS will be updating the web page with details as they receive them, I would encourage you to continue checking irs.gov/coronavirus for those ongoing updates. You are not alone. We will get through THIS together. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Home. 

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Need to re-ignite your spark?

Anyone else feeling blah and overwhelmed from all that is going on with this COVID-19 pandemic? I know I have felt a serious information overload. Seriously, the Coronavirus outbreak is on every channel, every media platform and has changed our way of life.

There is sooo much going on.

As a blogger, I found myself feeling overwhelmed and lacking creative inspiration. It’s hard to have creative juices spilling over when I’m seeing content virus updates that aren’t good.

I had to watch videos and listen to podcasts to ignite my creative fire.

The time had come to pause and think of the things that has consistently inspired me in this past. So, I started reading various Maya Angelou quotes. Guess what? It worked. Maya Angelou’s legacy and wisdom lives on.

Reading Maya Angelou books or empowering quotes feels so authentic from someone who has endured her own challenges. So, her words are her testimony.

Anyway, take a look at this video in that you FEEL INSPIRED INTO ACTION. Click HERE to check out helpful suggestions you can apply now.

Review the video and comment with what steps you take to re-ignite your creative spark.

Would you share all this inspiration? Do you have a favorite Maya Angelou poem or quote? Let’s hear it.

In case you missed the video above, click this link https://youtu.be/IuIDCCRlhXQ .

BREATHE. STAY SAFE. BE INSPIRED!

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Sippin’on lemongrass

Almost every time I purchase lemongrass from the grocery store or at the farmers market, I’m asked how I use it? My answer is, I boil it in water for 10 minutes and drink it as a tea.

What Is Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is an herb with a lemony scent. The culinary herb is produced from the stalk of the lemongrass plant (Cymbopogon citratus). This plant grows in many tropical climates, most notably in Southeast Asia. It is a common ingredient in Thai cooking and can also be found in dishes from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India (Indiamart .com)

Boiling lemongrass for tonight’s tea

Here’s a helpful article describing more of the benefits of lemongrass, including the Health Benefits of Lemongrass.

“Lemongrass tea is traditionally used for relieving anxiety and it has a diuretic effect against bloating… Because lemongrass oil is high in citral and limonene, it may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Lemongrass oil is utilized in aromatherapy and as a topically-applied essential oil.”

To learn more on the amazing benefits, check out the Spruce Eats.

I’m so thankful to my coworker Richard for putting me on to lemongrass and all its health properties.

Photo Credit: The Fit Global

Do you drink herb teas like lemongrass or ginger tea? Get your sip on.

If you’re interested in herbal drinks, then you will enjoy my post related to Golden Milk.

Enjoy. Night night

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Journey to Sacramento Fashion Week

The countdown to Sacramento Fashion Week (SacFW) begins. My 16-year-old daughter, Tyra Simone, will be walking the runway modeling designs by Samantha Wall-Laidler and Designer Zenzele Nuru. Partnered with Stylist, MarioB, they are preparing a runway experience to remember.

Today’s Rehearsal

The rehearsal leading up to the show is all about being fitted and styled in flattering custom outfits, practicing model walk and poses to the music, as well as going over the show lineup from beginning to end.Rehearsal was held in room facility on the beautiful campus of California State University Sacramento (Sac State). Being that I completed the last three semesters of my undergraduate studies on this campus, I always look forward to coming back to see the beautiful enhancements.
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Week of SacFW

While my daughter is walking (modeling) in Saturday’s show, there are various makeup, beauty, modeling workshops being held later in the week for all those interested.Welp, there will be more details after the show, but just wanted to share some behind the scenes leading up to this weekend.

SacFW Event Details

“Fashion in the City”February 21 & 22, 20208pm to 10:30pLocated at The Rink Studios in SacramentoCheck the EventBrite link for more details.Let the countdown begin. We are looking forward to this weekend’s show and can hardly wait for everyone to see the designs Zenzele selected for Tyra and her bestie Tejah.It’s not easy getting Tyra to and from casting calls, rehearsals, fittings and shows throughout Northern California and beyond, but she loves it so that’s what matters. A mommy’s working never done.Click HERE if you missed the Throwback video.Will you be at the show?
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I’m EXHAUSTED

Confession!!!!

I’m tired y’all. No for real for reeaaalll. Since the middle of December, I’ve been going 100 miles a minute. Between my full time job, running my Destiny Inspired business, raising two girls, managing my oldest daughter’s modeling, hosting events, attending/supporting other events, ghostwriting blogs for others, managing clients and more. Whewwww

Ya girl is TIRED!

I had to share that. I love posting all the great stuff, but I also love the behind the scenes.

Oftentimes people ask me how I do it all since I do way more than what is posted. The answer is that I just get it done BUT this last couple weeks, I am feeling EXHAUSTED. My 43 year old body is like HOLD UP SISTA.

So, I’m hoping my glasses make me look NOT SO EXHAUSTED. lol

This Super Mommy is Super Tired!
I will be scaling back and catching up on my nap times.

My SELF-CARE goals for this week include getting more sleep, enjoy some coloring in a coloring book and treat myself to a bouquet of flowers to celebrate ME just because.

Thank you Lord for some good restful sleep tonight to prepare for my week.

Good night peeps. May you have RESTFUL sleep too.

Are you feeling fatigue and ready to step up your self-care?

Here are a few self-care ideas:

Last week, I treated myself to a 60-minute full body massage and I will do that again soon.
Treat yourself. Love yourself.
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Why, How, What

It comes down to the why, how and what. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they explain WHY you do it.” Let Simon Sinek remind you of the importance of your WHY. This simple video from Simon Sinek reminds us how important it is to express our why, how important it is – as leaders- to be sure our staff knows their why, and why we do what we do. Other times, it goes back to the need for a hard reset in your life.

CLICK SIMON SINEK VIDEO HERE

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Tyra Simone’s LUVME Hair Reveal/Review

Thanks to my firstborn Tyra Simone @tyrasimoneee_ for hooking up tonight’s LUVME @luvmehair hair reveal. This is the type of mommy daughter stuff we do.


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Check out the full video product reveal. Click the link 🎥🎥🎥

Why not LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE this video??? ♥️♥️♥️

https://youtu.be/gxJmLU1zQPY


Thank you LUVME HAIR @luvmehair ♥️♥️

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Super model Tyra Simone is ON THE MOVE!

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These TED Talks Will Have You Motivated All Week via xoNecole

“Incorporating a TED talk into your morning ritual or nighttime routine is a great way to get inspired.”

“TED talks are short powerful talks that often motivate viewers in some way. TED’s mission is to spread ideas through concise but powerful talks, which are usually 18 minutes or less. I was first introduced to these talks upon joining a social group at work, and I’ve been hooked ever since.”

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REPOST is a MUST

In case you missed my blog from last week, here it is again. Check out “Have you

considered it may be time for a HARD RESET in life?”

Have you considered it may be time for a HARD RESET in life?

Would you click LIKE or COMMENT if you related to this post in any way? Thank you. I welcome your comments and

feedback for future inspiration.

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Self-Care: 15 Ways To Take Better Care of Yourself

Self-Care is Vital

Self-care is more than “treating yourself.” It is showing yourself some love and recognizing that you need to take care of YOURSELF. According to Life Hacker, Self-care helps prevent burnout, reduces negative psychological and physical effects of stress and helps you refocus on what is true and important.

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work or stressed about the overdue tasks piling up at home? Well, that may be a sign that it is time for you to indulge in a big dose of self-care. Self-care is not a buzzword or a movement, it is vital to your mental and physical well-being.

Definition of Self-Care

Self-care is defined as,” the practice of taking action to preserve one’s own health or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” (Source: Dictionary.com)

BENEFITS of practicing self-care

  • Reduces negative effects of stress
  • Better productivity
  • Enhances self-esteem
  • Better physical health
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improves resistance to disease
  • Helps you refocus

While there are many benefits to self-care, it is one of the first things to be overlooked or “put on the back-burner” when life becomes busy. There is a long comprehensive list of self-care ideas, but many of those ideas are tips that only take a few minutes.

SELF-CARE IDEAS

Here are just a few self-care ideas for you to incorporate into your busy life:

  1. Spend time outdoors
  2. Do mindfulness breathing exercises
  3. Listen to music that makes you smile
  4. Do journal writing or make a gratitude list
  5. Sip on hot herbal tea
  6. Watch funny animal videos
  7. Disconnect from social media for the day
  8. Do a crossword puzzle or mindless coloring
  9. Read the bible or positive affirmations
  10. Take a hot bubble bath

There may not be a lot of time, but MAKE TIME. It doesn’t have to cost money to take a few moments out to show yourself some love or to give yourself a mental health break. The goal is to exercise self-care before you reach the level of BURNOUT, if possible.

It is so important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself. There are times when we are so busy caring for the needs of others, that we find ourselves depleted. The fact is, if you gives others EVERYTHING you have, and then you have nothing left to give yourself or anyone else. Be kind to yourself.

TAKE ACTION

Don’t wait until the perfect time on the perfect day. Get started right away. Which self-care ideas are you going to put into action right away?


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