Category: Gratitude+ ThanksGivings

Indigenous Peoples Day, Speaking their Names: Libations, Remembrance, & “Spiritual Warfare”

First Americans Remembrance It’s October 14, 2019, what many call “Columbus Day” and many more have reclaimed as “Indigenous Peoples Day.” It’s been a bittersweet, somber autumn day where the name “Columbus” has taken on in-depth conversation, satire, and conjured pain. So far I can trace my family lineage 6 generations from my genealogy research and my family include what is called “Aboriginal Indigenous” … Read More Indigenous Peoples Day, Speaking their Names: Libations, Remembrance, & “Spiritual Warfare”

Catching up: New Projects, classes, data..

Greetings Family! Catching up on posts and studies: I’m just 24 hours· after “completing” my Mississippi Mound builder archeology project and I use· that word· loosely these days , because I am always finding (discovering) new information that expands my perspective, knowledge, and understanding of our human past· and familial lineage . What turned out to be· only 12 pages turned into a whooping 50 pages leaving my Lyft driver to question· if i was in a graduate degree· program· or undergrad program· . What happened is the more … Read More Catching up: New Projects, classes, data..

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The Heart of Transformation – My Fitness Journey in Progress

If I can inspire just one person to eat healthy, exercise, and continue to learn (mentally and spiritually) then I’m doing my job here on this planet Earth! Be Happy, Be Abundant, Be Empowered! ~ Ria

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Wisdom of the Elders – recognizing and making sacred kinnections on your journey

making sacred kinnections on your journey Neuroplasticity speaks to the ability to rewire the brain through forming new connections via stimuli (expanded environment) activating synapses to strengthen cortical organization systems, synaptic (neuro) connections, and even cortical remapping.   “Pushing our self past our boundaries of limitation and extreme, sometimes to something that knocks off our comfort zone, it creates new neuro pathways with our … Read More Wisdom of the Elders – recognizing and making sacred kinnections on your journey

Travel – Smithsonian Gems Exhibit – Ancestor Montage

Ria Sweetraw | NaturalSelfGoddess ™♥ Blog travels to Washington, DC to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Gems exhibit and adds an Ancestor montage.

Forms of Gratitude & Love!

Peace Global Family! Happy August! That Blood Moon ( Full Moon Eclipse) has provided some powerful shifts and I’m so thankful for this growth, wisdom, sight, and the myriad of opportunities! So much has been happening since my last post (so much I don’t post). I am working on creating a blog post schedule to keep up with my daily life, what I’m doing, eating, … Read More Forms of Gratitude & Love!

A Gymnast is Born: Meet Allison Tellez

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of witnessing my niece, Allison Tellez, age 8, compete at The Royals Invitational at Stafford High School.   It was my first-ever live gymnast meet and to be honest, I’m rather hooked. I wish my kids were still young enough to learn and join in the fun. At the age of four Allison and her younger sister … Read More A Gymnast is Born: Meet Allison Tellez

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Finding Nature! Road Trip Amicalola Falls

In  June, I took an impromptu road trip through the state of Georgia. Unlike Virginia, I knew very little of the back roads, paths, rivers, creeks, state parks and landscapes Georgia has to offer. And i was in “need” of some form of Nature relief so I packed my trunk with what was initially a ‘day trip’ turned into a 3 day adventure from … Read More Finding Nature! Road Trip Amicalola Falls

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Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Why Don’t You Know Your REAL History?!!

Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “WHY DON’T YOU KNOW YOUR REAL HISTORY!??” (after watching a few episodes of his show, Finding Your Roots, with Bill Hader and Keenen Ivory Wayans, Mr. Gates, You Pissed Me Off!)   Race Rant #1: No black people are not all descendant of slaves Mr. Henry Louis Gates let us remember the Moors in Europe hence Queen … Read More Question to Mr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Why Don’t You Know Your REAL History?!!

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Finding Treasures in Your Local Market

Local Markets are Amazing Finds It’s 3 am and I am sipping on an eclectic array of African seeds I purchased this weekend while searching for a liquor store for my Ancestors.  The later I’m sure sounds anything but normal but as in most African-centered religions or those by way of the Far East offerings of fruit, liquor,  and other human delicacies are a close familial … Read More Finding Treasures in Your Local Market

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Happy Fortitude Fitness ♥ Friday

Happy Friday Family! (Happy New Moon in Sagittarius and for the vedic kemetic astrology Opichius New Moon!) I had no idea it was a new moon although I think a few days ago, I was looking at a crescent waning moon and thought “Ahh, how gorgeous” before rushing into my next task.  At some point I did find it was in Scorpio! Thank God for Breath, Yoga … Read More Happy Fortitude Fitness ♥ Friday

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WillPower Wednesdays

I know I’m a bit late with this post but I DID workout today! I’m  loving the way I’m transforming; Sexy, Slimmer, Shapely, Tighter, Toned with a “Glow” as my Body Builder Trainer Champion friend told me yesterday while visiting him at his new gym in Martinez. It so happened to be his birthday. “What are ‘you’ doing to stay so fit?” he asked. … Read More WillPower Wednesdays

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