Closed Doors

I never really cared for that saying, “when one door closes another one opens.” Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get the saying, it’s very inspiring and it gives you lots of hope. Who doesn’t want to feel hopeful? . Me, me, me! I want to be hopeful. So, what’s my problem?

I guess one, I believe that what suppose to be for me, will be for me and nothing or no one can stand in the way of what’s truly mine.

Secondly, what’s behind them anyway?What’s behind a closed door, is something or someone that’s not a part of my journey. So, why do we give so much energy to it?

Thirdly, I believe that everything in my life serves my highest good, so a “closed door “, has a purpose. Let’s say, for instance, it’s there to teach me about what I am truly desiring. What is it I really want? Perhaps it’s there to teach me perseverance, discipline, or look at what could be getting in the way of me reaching my goals.

The greatest thing I have learned about this, is to focus my attention on the purpose of the journey of the “closed door “, instead of the door itself. I have learned to look for the doors that God has open for me. The places in my life that I have walked through and received what belong divinely to me. Yes, I am grateful for closed doors, because they keep things out, but they aren’t my greatest focus. Hope this opens up your mind in a new way. Stay open my friends.

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Hi Guys. A little bit about me: The Jewels first, then the Profession: THE JEWELS: I have been married to the love of her life and kidney transplant donor, Joseph for twenty-five years. We have two sons, Julian Bernard thirty -three years old, Tyler nineteen years old and two beautiful grandchildren Naleyla, nine years old and a six-year grandson, Michael Julian. My life mantra is, " No matter what life brings, live your dreams short or long." HERE'S WHAT I KNOW: I understand what life feels like, when you have no idea if you will see your children grow up or never see the face of your grandkids. I was born with kidney disease and battled for almost 40 years until my husband of now, 25 years donated his kidney to me. Living a balance life, physically, mentally and spiritually was never an option for me to entertain. My life depends on it. I wrote this blog to share my journey and maybe touch the lives of those around me. My husband's generosity and the power of the grace of God has given me a second chance at life. I have been in and out of the hospitals all my life, came out of a coma, had multiple surgeries. I understand the importance of a positive mind. I have lost two babies and my mom, brother and grandmother in just months of each other. I want to share inspiration what inspires me to live and enjoy life each day. I have been a devoted yoga and meditation practitioner and a nutrition wellness coach for over 25 years, this was my road to staying as healthy as possible with failing kidneys and all the complications that come with it. I am grateful to share my life with you, through my food, my yoga and meditation practice, and just good old positivity. I hope my posts will bring joy to your heart, soul and tummy. THE PROFESSION: I am the the CEO of B'Tyli Wellness and Beauty Co. I created this company after I finished my studies in Holistic Nutrition and Medicine from Clayton College of Natural Health. B'Tyli Wellness and Beauty Co. is a holistic wellness company specializing in body, mind and spirit alignment, through yoga, nutrition, meditation and organic skin and body care products. I am the author of three books, a healthy lifestyle cookbook, titled, Set the Table with Love, which was named after my blog page and two inspirational mediation books, titled, Living With The Silver Lining and Whispers of Silence. I am also a Health, Wellness and Beauty Expert and has had the honor to share my culinary perspective o Food Network's second season of All-Star Academy food competition for a two month. I have shared my approach to healthy living and eating in both medias of television and radio. She has been featured on Fox 5, Good Day Atlanta, 11 Alive, Atlanta and Company, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as radio, V103 and 104.7 The Fish and several magazine publications

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