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 Ariel Mangoo Interview

The Fabulous and  Fearless

 Simone  Myrie  


ALEX ........: The Unstoppable," Simone Myrie  affectionately call by many JAMAICAN " JAMAICA Oprah Winfrey" shows us she  still find her way to advocate for the People — her passion for people  runs that deep. But the true source of her happiness lies in her faith and family.Simone congratulations on your  IWAA Philanthropist Award for the year 2020 .I’m glad you could set aside some time for this interview. I know you’re quite busy, as  you now embarking on a project call " Turning Periods Into Pathways" and i want to know all about your  new project. 

SIMONE.... : Alex thank you so much i am humble,and it is my pleasure  to be in your presence two months ago i go an email for a 12 years girl in Kenya asking me to grant her a Christmas wish which is a pack of pad after sending her Christmas wish  i give birth  to  " Turning Periods Into Pathways" Alex Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing,banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation.Sadly, most women and girls in Africa still fail to access menstrual pads due to high costs, especially those from rural areas.The lack of access to menstrual pads is exposing women to various genital infections, as they are opting to use unhygienic methods such as tissues Girls at a tender age are taught not to talk about menstruation. Some girls raised by fathers alone shy away from seeking assistance and they end up using unhygienic methods.

I believe More needs to be done to protect women and the girl child. Besides lack of sanitary pads women and girls, it paints a sad picture i personally BELIEVING in Investing in girl’s education and health is important as it boosts their confidence, fosters economic growth and ensures they can contribute to global change. Turning Periods Into Pathways" is a movement of the people, for the people and by the people, and it is you, who must lead the change. Because sanitary hygiene is not a privilege. It is a basic human right. And with the help of  Social i was able to received 4500 packs of pads and these pads will be ship to Nigeria at the end of December .

ALEX .....: Simone what does it mean to Speak with Purpose, Not Impulse?

SIMONE.... :When we focus on bringing purpose to our speech, we bring healing

and meaning to our relationships, our communities, and the world.

If you have been reading my work for a while, you know how important words are to me. How we speak to people--our tone and the words we choose--leave our lips and go out into the world affecting one person or thousands of people. It is more important than ever to be aware of what we choose to say and the purpose of using those words. Speaking with Purpose, Not Impulse means entering deeply into the root causes and motivations that cause us to wield our words in impulsive, hurtful, and even destructive ways. It is the practice of bringing kinder and more conscious intention not only to the ways in which we interact with others but to ourselves too. So many of us do our best to speak meaningfully to others, but we fail to show this kindness and intentionality to ourselves, instead speaking critical and reactive words. Speaking with purpose means diving into our beings, locating the harsh words that reside there, and approaching them with a spirit of curiosity and compassion. It is about speaking with a desire to bring meaning to our speech and to serve others with our words.

ALEX .....: Why do we so often speak from impulse instead of purpose?

SIMONE.... : We speak without purpose because we are immersed in a culture that encourages us to speak loudly, to seek more, to brand our lives, and to brandish our opinions like weapons. We live in a social media era that values speed, competition, and instant gratification. In the context of these cultural values, we require real intentionality to become human beings who speak meaningful words. This course offers practices that help us develop this consciousness around our words.

There are also personal reasons for why we speak from impulse. For example, family can hold enormous influence over how we speak to others and ourselves. If we were raised in an environment where family members spoke over one another, we may struggle with conscious listening. If we were encouraged to remain silent, we may struggle with making our purpose known. Our personal witness to the behaviors around words in our childhood environments has the power to shape how we speak to ourselves and others throughout our lives.

Other causes can include insecurity, unresolved emotions, and unconsciousness. Insecurity can make us speak critically to ourselves, alienating us from purpose. When we feel insecure, we might use words to dominate others in an attempt to appear smart or powerful. This insecurity can also manifest as shouting, interrupting, or neediness to turn conversations toward ourselves.

When we carry unresolved emotions, we may move quickly into anger, self-pity, contempt, or deflection. This leads to acting and speaking impulsively. Strong, unconscious emotions activate self-protective stress hormones, which may drive us to react in the heat of the moment. We lose perspective and distance ourselves from our innermost selves. When we look back on our behavior, we may feel shame, which can lead to negative self-talk. Unresolved emotions have the power to create a cycle of impulsive, negative speech.Unconsciousness is the umbrella over so many of the reasons we speak without purpose. We may think of unconsciousness as another word for impulsivity. Whether we have a habit of interrupting or live with a destructive inner critic, unconsciousness is present. We don't realize what's happening, and when we live in this state of unawareness, we have little hope to find purpose. It is a valuable and necessary challenge to step back and observe ourselves and to meaningfully direct our energy toward listening to and serving others.

ALEX.....: Why is it important to speak with purpose?

SIMONE ....: It is important to speak with purpose because words have power. The great poet Maya Angelou said, "Words are things." If words are indeed things, then they are things that can be used for better or worse. Words can be used as weapons, or they can be used as balms. Words can harm and heal. It is our choice how we use them. Words do not control us. We are in the driver's seat. It may seem easy to dismiss the profound power of words with tired phrases like, "Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words will never hurt me." But words do hurt. This phrase came from a time when as a society we shunned vulnerability. In many ways, we still do this, however, we are also collectively coming to consciousness about the need for vulnerability in healing as well as the enormous role verbal abuse plays in causing childhood trauma as well as trauma in relationship. Words have the power to affirm us, to turn us toward love, compassion, and creativity. This course is about developing the tools to regularly harness the power of words for growth and good in our own lives and the lives of others.

ALEX ....: How do we begin to speak with purpose?

SIMONE .....:The first step toward speaking with purpose is to start developing consciousness around our language and listening. It is very easy to move through life without ever pausing to notice the quality of our words and thoughts, especially when our egos hold onto fixed ideas of who we are--i.e., someone who never interrupts or utters an unkind word. Often it is those of us who cling to such ideas who find, once we begin consciousness work, that we do in fact have a tendency to interrupt or regularly speak unkind words to ourselves. In order to begin speaking with purpose, we must be willing to step outside of ourselves, pause, and witness. This involves not reacting to the incessant chatter in our minds and instead observe. This is the vantage point we need in order to become conscious to the negative behaviors and patterns in our words. It is a beautiful process of learning and renewal.

With so many words coming at us twenty-four hours a day through social media and the non-stop news cycle, it can feel like our words have lost their meaning altogether. Somehow, we've almost become unconscious to the profound effect words have--the power to hurt and destroy, and repair and heal. It is about learning, reconnecting, and growing, and will help you become less reactive, more aware and integrated, and less alienated. Through our use of words, we reveal our hearts to ourselves and to others, and by learning to speak consciously with purpose we can pause and truly listen amid the noise of our frantic modern world.

ALEX .......Guys there  you have it the Unstoppable, Jamaica Author  ,Motivational Speaker ,A Mother , Philanthropist of the year 2020 our beloved  Simone Myrie  

Ariel Mangoo

New York Times  

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