Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I am a Woman....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lost in translation....RESET....Gratitude

I have been in a whirlwind since 2013 began! Off balance yes....thrown off course, yes... Confused, yes...frustrated, upset, angry, crying, remorseful, just out right pissed off at myself and the universe... Yes my DIvine.... I was angry at all things we deem sacred in the happenstances of life..... Truth be told, I still have my moments, but I am learning (presently) to just give in. Go with the flow....key word....FLOW. At the beginning of the year I never imagined that falling in love would send me to a place of pure sick pregnancy bliss, traveling through three states over the past four months, losing my car, masters program( for the second time), my house, independence....and yes for a while my sanity. Lost. Dark places creep upon us at the most inopportune moments.....everyday is a battle to stay afloat in a web of murky depressed waters that once drowned you before. Too familiar. But I refuse to go back there. So... Here I am at this place, this space of carrying new life... Surrounded by family, sheltered, resting in the small, quaint living quarters of my toddler in the comfort of her grandmother, aunt and cousins....while I wrestle with reality and pray desperately for God to let me wake up and press the RESET button! But I am awakened.... Only to find gratitude in the midst of my turmoil. I give thanks. And suddenly the ideas be gain to flow, the writing is non stop, meditation comes easier...and I feel the life within me nudge me to a place of total surrender. My life is limitless.... And I am far from the end of living. So for now I will rest. Continue to write up these business plans....and give thanks for creativity.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The ButtaFly Movement Presents..... Zuri*Baby

Zuri*Baby….. Organic, all natural, homemade hair and body products. With an unrefined Shea butter and coconut oil base, Zuri*Baby products holistically hydrates the skin and adds an amazing shine to the hair with the finest essential oils-safe enough for adults and children to use.

Natural moisturizers….
No skin irritants….

If you are a Mom or Mom –to-be, or just a woman who favors the holistic health lifestyle, the assumption is that you are destined to be a “Medicine Woman”. I am Kira Buckley, a herbalist, CMT , Educator, Holistic Health Consultant and Mom who has a passion for holistic healing. I have an awesome passion to share tips for the body, mind and spirit care and empowering networks. My goal with this project is to empower other Mom’s to take charge of their personal health and the health of their families. Many dis-eases in the body can be avoided by taking better care of ourselves naturally; thus, through the sharing of herbal teas, oils, body and womb care products and information , Zuri*Baby will transform and help in the pre- labor and postpartum stages one mommy at a time! As women, we have many roles, mother, lover, creator of others, spiritual adviser, medicine woman and counselor. Zuri*Baby wants to show women how we can all become better Medicine Women for our families and pamper ourselves in the process!

At Zuri*Baby, our goal is to stand out in the grassroots marketplace as the premiere natural and holistic body care gift box for mommies and babies. The inspiration and vision behind Zuri*Baby came from my own personal gift-giving needs for myself and close friends who were expecting mothers. As the owner and founder of Zuri*Baby, using my daughter’s name, Zuri, which is of African Swahili origin and a translation for ‘beautiful’, only seemed fitting for launching beautiful products for beautiful babies that pamper and cater to the needs of mommy and baby. Zuri*Baby has the answer for moms- to-be looking for natural and holistic products for body and womb care pre and post labor and other natural care tips, networks and resources..

We hope you enjoy the Zuri*Baby experience and please feel free to contact us with any feedback or suggestions. Thank you for visiting us! We can be reached anytime at

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The Zuri*Baby Subscription

You will be able to subscribe-$40 for a monthly delivery of the featured full size (two 8oz jars!) body/hair butter, salt&sugar scrub and other samples or choose a scent that you favor. Remember to check your Zuri*Baby box for vouchers and information on where to purchase and receive holistic health consultations if desired.

Premiere Scent for February:

Honey Almond Blossom Butter
Shea-Coco Body Butter
Chamomile Coconut Sugar Scrub

And you can still order…..

Premiere Products for January:

Orange-Lemon Frost Hair and Body Butter
~made right from my kitchen for the comfort of your home! Ingredients include Jojoba oil, almond oil, extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil and essential oils for light and beautiful scent.

Chamomile & Lavender Whole Body Sugar Salt Scrub
~Ingredients include chamomile and lavender herbs, brown sugar, sea salt (purifier), almond, jojoba, olive oil and essential oil for a relaxing, intoxicating scent.

Zuri*Baby takes pride in preparing home made products that are tailor made for each individual woman. We are the perfect inexpensive gift to treat yourself or someone you love!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Self Love Reflection...

Do not become a prisoner to your image. Whatever you think you are suppose to be, stop. The reality is that you only get one life, and you have the power, potential, and capability to do it all. If you want to learn a new language, do it. If you want to play an instrument, learn one. What is most important (especially to my Kaye) is that you are the kind of person who does what you say you will do. If you are not serious about doing it, then do not say you will. More than anything else, LIVE, because you only get one go around.

His letter to her...

"An opportunity to express ‘love’ in it’s natural raw form…Passion without limit. Boundaries to which we push, cracks and crevices don’t go untouched…The eye contact is electric, words can’t begin to define the touch. An opportunity to say the darkest things that crept into your mind. The guitar blazes on, Your smiling and I have yet to touch your mind. But I will love, patient hugs, but we’ll get to that. Physical is minor, this mental intimacy, all natural, lay back and relax. Halal love, touches that delight all six senses. Brown skin that never ends, I play in your hair, maze within your eyes…"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Passion-Driven Life

Sometimes my emotions go into overdrive when I have come face to face with that which I am most passionate about. I am on the brink of a career/city move that will indefinitely change my life for the better, forever. I'm so excited and so filled with ecstatic anxiety, that I can hardly concentrate on wat lies before me in the meantime. A book deal, a business venture, new clients, preparing for my move, new love...and most new precious lil sweet baby girl! whew! I have plenty to keep myself busy until New Years; yet time seems to trickle by so slow when you are READY and WAITING....speaking from someone who is impatient!...hmmph.

so in moments like these, I just have to remind myself to take a step back, affirm and assure myself that all will be and IS well....and I am definitely in the FLOW:

What is Passion????
1. A powerful emotion,
a.such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.

2. Ardent love.
b. Strong sexual desire; lust.
c. The object of such love or desire.

3. Boundless enthusiasm
d. The object of such enthusiasm

What am I passionate about???
1. My Baby
2. My career
3. My LOVE....

Now how do I put my PASSIONS in PERSPECTIVE to where I am now???

Instant results

"If you’re willing to settle only for instant results, you’re seriously limiting what you can accomplish. Most things of great value take some time to achieve.

It is good to take action. It is far more powerful to take focused, sustained action.

The results you’re willing to wait for are the results that will last the longest. The time you invest in creative, productive, effective effort will always pay the greatest dividends.

If you’re always chasing instant results, life will be a constant struggle. By contrast, you can do the work of fifty, a hundred, a thousand people or more by spreading the effort over time.

Just imagine the incredible, lasting value you’ll be able to create. When your efforts build upon each other, there is no limit to how far you can go.

Persist in your work, and you will be abundantly rewarded. The results that come over time are far and away the most precious."

— Ralph Marston

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wise Affirmations for this Season in My Life.....

God allows everything to happen for a reason. Circumstances will either direct you, correct you, or perfect you!. don't give up , keep the faith & go ahead ...with love-----------We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Change your thoughts, and you change your world.

We attract people by the qualities we display, we keep them by the qualities we possess...........................................I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will........................................................................................We are not forces that are acted upon but forces that create action...We move through life as it moves through us...

“Learn to listen, because sometimes the chance knocking at the door very quietly...”..........................................With time you learn that love, true love, has joys and sorrows, is ever present, cannot be duplicated, and defies true definition, often pushing reason aside. And you learn that through it all you can endure, that you really are strong and you have value beyond measure. The tiniest bit of love, acted upon, can be the most fulfilling aspect of your entire life. Embrace the love you have...

The same "stone" that "the builder" refuses, may become the head corner stone...reality!! wake up!!”Everybody's looking for something. Something, that makes it all complete. You"ll find it in the strangest places; in your lover's eyes, in the deepest friendship, in the words of others.. a simple word can make you smile or cry. But when you have found that special thing, you'll fly without wings... Stop planning your life, let it plan itself! Quit trying to find the perfect men, let him find you. Life is so easy. Things are only as complicated as we make them. Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we careabout leaves.. but the truth is it's not our loss! It's theirs bec ause they left the only person in the world who would never give up on them. At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.

The future is mine to have by not allowing the past to dictate! And not allowing others to try to dictate my present! So, walk beside me.........................................All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today

As one door is closed in your life, a new opens before you. Take a moment to pause briefly at this threshold, and know that you are moving forward and that is for the best. Approach this new door with great confidence in your heart, for you have a so much to offer and so much to look forward to. Open each new door with trust, holding your hopes and dreams very near.... Knowing that the world is waiting for the goodness and the love you carry with you.

give you a chance to win again , don't hope , create today ,, make the miracle now don't give up ,keep the faith and never stop to beleive in you ...

Keep doing what your doing you'll keep getting what you get! Now do something different.

Yes I Can: ...Deliver yourself. You will succeed not because you're allowed to, but because you decide to. You will prosper not because of the hand you've been dealt, but because of what you do with it. You can allow yourself to be held back by what is, or you can choose to create what can be. Whatever comes your way is insignificant when compared to what you make of it. Though others may have impressive wealth and other advantages going for them, remember this. You have you going for you. You have a solid, authentic purpose, and the determination to fulfill that purpose. You have a unique perspective, and the ability to leverage that perspective into real, lasting value. That's more than enough to take you wherever you choose to go, no matter what your starting point may be. Whether circumstances favor you or not, your commitment and your actions can always be working in your favor. Don't waste your time obsessing over what's unfair or unfortunate about your situation. Put all your energy into what you can do, into the positive steps you can take, and deliver yourself to wherever you wish to be.

Yes U Can: ...You are a person of courage and strength, and nothing can take that away. No circumstance that comes in too your life can alter who you really are. You are a person of kindness and warmth with uncounted gifts yet to give. No matter how stormy the world is around you, your spirit still shines through. Whatever life bring, please believe in these two things...YOU ARE STRAONGER THAN YOU MAY IMAGINE, AND YOU ARE NEVER ALONE...

Believe in You: ...wisdom is better than silver & gold .... upgrade your wisdom to be better and better ..... Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997) You can't be angry with God and not believe in him at the same time. Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates. A God that can be understood is no God. Who can explain the Infinite in words? W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.

Risk: ...To laugh is to risk appearing a fool To weep is to risk appearing sentimental To reach out for another is to risk involvement To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self To place your ideal, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss To love is to risk not being loved in return To live is to risk dying To hope is to risk despair To try is to risk failure Yet risks must be taken Because the greatest hazard in life is risking NOTHING The person who risks nothing Does nothing Has nothing Is nothing Self-realisation is harder than Self Sacrifice

no more tears:
Revelation 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away

Appreciate each day & let your loved ones know they matter because we don't know when we're gonna lose that opportunity. Live positive.”


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort....”The force without justice is violence. The truth without a force inertia.(Sosai Masutatsu Oyama) At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss. (Paulo Coelho) It's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done! Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we careabout leaves.. but the truth is it's not our loss! It's theirs because they left the only person in the world who would never give up on them./ We can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses?? / Man can live about 40 days without food; about 3 days without water; about 2 minutes without air; but only for 1 second without hope../ Have you ever wondered which hurts the most: saying something and then wishing you hadn't or saying nothing and wishing you had? / Sometimes when I say "oh, I'm fine", I want someone to look into my eyes and say: "tell the truth!"/

back to God:
Life is too short and hard. We think we are at safe and make a lot of plans for tomorrow. But we realize how fragile World and the strengh of Nature are and how soon and easily our projects and life can be destroyed in seconds. Then it's when we remember to pray and come back to God to help and save us. wisdom is better than silver & gold .... upgrade your wisdom to be better and better ..... Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

If I knew back then what I know now if I understood the what when why and how, though it's clear to me what I should've known. My hindsight is 20/20

If someone wants you, nothing can keep them away. If they don't want you, nothing can make them stay. Stop making excuses for them and their behavior. Allow your intuition to save you from heartache. Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be. Never live your life for a person before you find what makes you truly happy. If a relationship ends because the person was not treating you as you deserve then, heck no you can't "be friends". A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend. Don't settle. If you feel like they are stringing you along, then they probably are. Don't stay because you think "it will get better". You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. The only person you can control in a relationship is you. Always have your own set of friends separate from their. Maintain boundaries in how they treat you. If something bothers you, speak up. Never let them know everything. They will just use it against you later. You cannot cahnge a persons behavior. Change comes from within. Don't EVER make them feel they are more important than you are. They are human...

rise up again:
Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow us down a bit, but we will enjoy the smooth roads afterwards. Failures and problems are not the things to be scared of, they can lead to breakthroughs and great discoveries. Success is not for the timid. It is for those who seek guidance make decisions and take decisive action. Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow us down a bit, but we will enjoy the smooth roads afterwards. Failures and problems are not the things to be scared of, they can lead to breakthroughs and great discoveries. Success is not for the timid.

Always see the glass full no matter how empty it appears to be,because it's by faith and determination you can change things

A Great Relationship Happens When Two People Who Truly Understand Each Other and Love Each Other for Who They Are Come Together and Create Something Stronger Than Either of Them Could Ever Be on Their Own

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