By Denise Thompson
This healing journey is not a joke. What started out as a few childhood stories has now become a complete reset of my life. Shae Chronicles is no longer, I am owning who I am and who I am becoming. The Reset podcast will explore my journey of holding myself accountable. Let me be the first to say, I had life so f'd up. I'm throwing out everything I once knew and challenging it all. It's time to start changing the narrative. Not only for myself but for the future of my bloodline.
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Taking Accountability
I made many mistakes in life. Most of which I didn't consider mistakes until I took the time to consider I may have made them. Often times, laying the blame on a person or circumstance is more acceptable and comforting to our ego. I've found comfort is what we seek to avoid taking accountability. In my case, even food has been my confidant in my time of ego brushing. But not any more. I'm learning to look deeper into my own issues and doing what it takes to hold myself accountable and be better moving forward. It's never easy admitting you may be wrong but I've found facing the truth to be more acceptable to my conscience and healing. I no longer want to take a blind eye to the possibility that I could have done something better. So much liberation can be found in the truth. The weight of it all is lifted and freedom appears. I never thought I needed to be freed from anything. Until I realized the truth in the words, "no one is perfect". We all have room to grow and learn from our own circumstances. To take accountability for our actions and words. We have the opportunity to be better. To no longer turn blind eyes because our ego craves the "right" stroke. I'm committed to change. Committed to taking accountability. Committed to living a better life.
July 12, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: The Struggle in Discipline
As children, we rely on our parents to steer us in the right direction. They enforce discipline to help us to understand right from wrong. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, I couldn't wait to be grown so that I could make my own rules. I can't even fathom how long I waited for the day to come I could do what I wanted. I'd be the first to admit it to took until the age of 37, for me to understand the strength behind discipline and how I misused it's power for all the wrong reasons. Discipline is the art of survival and growth. Without it, I allowed myself to be bound to a lifestyle of certainty as I've seen in my family history. Discipline should not be seen as a tool for fear but as a weapon to defeat it. Amongst me are wolves that feed off my naive thought that I am truly living by my own rules and I'm free. But am I? Is the world banking on my recklessness? Have I been taught to believe freedom comes without discipline? The power of control is used everyday to convince us of something. At what point do we gain full control to make our own decisions? The decisions that will no longer allow us to make excuses for ourselves. I was so eager to break free from discipline as a kid, I am now struggling to find it as an adult. Could discipline be the answer I've been looking for? Can I be disciplined enough to follow my own rules and stand by them? What about this life keeps me from having everything I want? Discipline. I'm struggling to hold on to my own desires because I lack the discipline it requires me to have, in order to keep it.
July 05, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Self Discipline
This journey of accountability is teaching me a lot about myself. I'm seeing some of my weaknesses for the first time and owning them. It hasn't been easy to say the least but I find courage through the desires of my heart. I trust God's plan for my life. I also understand living intentionally doesn't omit me from the hurdles along the way. It's how I'm able to grow and become the person God created me to be. As I continue to evolve, I'm finding living with intention and having a firm grip on my faith has gotten me thus far and now I'm facing a familiar plateau. For the past 6 weeks, I've faced many obstacles. Many of which would have caused me to revert back to my old behavior patterns. The same patterns that kept me stuck for years in unhappy relationships, creating new generational trauma within my kids and without ambition to seek a better life. I see this plateau as the road I've traveled most but failed to get through it with clear understanding of its purpose. Now that I'm back in this space, I can't allow myself to come out of it the same as I have in the past. It's time to take heed to the lessons I've learned and activate the discipline that is necessary for me to come out of this plateau, with the endurance to move forward in my life. The next chapter requires this of me. Disciplining myself is the next step forward to creating a complete 360 lifestyle change. If I truly want different, all aspects of my life require growth and change. In order for me to get through this plateau in my life, I need the endurance and self discipline. Two things that I haven't given much time or attention to. But I believe these things will allow me to come out prepared for the next phase of my life. I'm almost 40 and health has always been an uphill battle that I depended on medical professionals to guide me through. Not once, did I ever try to make changes in my daily life to help improve my bodies ability to heal itself or to avoid health problems down the line. I started to ask myself, is this why I've always come close but couldn't quite make it to the goal? Am I really living intentionally if I'm not committing to change as a whole? The discipline required to receive the blessings I'm asking from God is a muscle I have yet to work. In this weeks podcast, I'm making some changes. Starting with caring for my bodily temple no different than I would my relationships personally and spiritually. The true journey starts now.
June 21, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Whose really the Imposter?
Most of my adult life I lived in the shadows of others. With lots of self care and personal development, I've been able to shed my insecurities right off of me. I've learned to fully accept myself and see things for what they are. With my regained strength and trust in myself, I'm starting to question whether or not I was always the imposter? Or, were the people I chose to hide behind keeping me hidden from my own light? #personaldevelopment #podcast #selfcare #selflove #blog #insecure #focused #intentional #purpose #intentionalliving #trust #trustissues #growth #refocus #boundaries
June 13, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: New trauma and learning to heal in the moment
Like many of us out here trying to live a life free from fear, I'm still finding myself in familiar places, scared as shit! I'm trying to free myself of this fear and allow space for new opportunities and new people. In the process of doing so I've found myself in the midst of a scandalous situation by being targeted by an online Predator! Thank God, I'm well acquainted with discernment and trusting myself fully. Otherwise, I would have been another sitting duck, left behind by a hurt person, passing down trauma to his victims. The Devil himself will show his face clearly to those who are in the midst of their break through, as a distraction to break you. But, I'm too focused on my breakthrough t be broken. I'm already ramping up for my next run in with his ass. I'm staying ready. #stayready #singleladies #singlemom #healing #trauma #womenempowerment #saturdays #dating #growth #support #podcast #blog #freedom #release #selfcare #selflove #focused #proactive #lifehacks #fear #fearless #wine #watch #new #newepisode #bloggersofinstagram #newpodcast
June 07, 2021
SHAE CHRONICLES EPISODE: WANTING TO CUDDLE BUT ALSO PREFERRING TO SLEEP ALONE
Sooo life is good. I'm solid within myself. I've created a beautiful space in my home with my kids and my entrepreneurial journey is off to a great start. I really have nothing to complain about, God is good. However, I'm a little lonely and things are getting a little uneasy for my lady parts down there. Am I losing my swag? Am I really so focused on me that I'm unable to connect? I have no clue but you know I'm about to figure it out. It's time to get out of this space and trust the process.
June 03, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Manifestation Starts When You Start
I had a conversation with God the other night and so many things were revealed. I got caught getting comfortable and there's nothing like catching yourself in the midst of a fumble. Seeing it all play out, as it always has in the past. But, I am no longer living in my past ways. I'm living intentional and that requires an adjustment to not getting comfortable. Comfortable means familiar. I want foreign. I want new. I want an enlarged territory. I want to see things I have not seen. I can't just pray and manifest things. I have to start being the things I am manifesting. #purpose #evolve #manifest #manifesting #prayerwarrior #blessed #podcast #blog #keepgoing #gogetit #womensupportingwomen #happiness #neckpeace #entrepreneaur #mom #blogger #shaechronicles #diary #life #selfcare #selfhelp #mentalwellness #growth #purposelife #fulfilled #intentional #lifegoals
May 28, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: How to Bounce Back From a Fumble
Everything really isn't what it seems. These IG pictures don't tell you shit. It's all in the caption, the one thing majority of us scroll past. We all want the script to the picture perfect story but only want to watch from a lens. The game is all in the script, the story behind the scenes. I won't let myself get bogged down by false realities. I'm living REAL life over here and sometimes I have to face some hard truths. I'm making better decisions and still finding growth in the ones that didn't really go the way I expected. I'm stronger, I'm wiser and I'm better at bouncing back from these type of situations. I no longer allow them to run my life. I learn, I live and I continue to grow. I'm bossing up on so many levels and the prerequisite for the next level of the game is to master the bounce back.
May 26, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Life is the lesson you hold all the answers to
This week is tough. But, I’m tougher. I’m changing the game so that the odds are back in my favor. I’m not running from but dead straight ahead into the fear that life keeps trying to play me with. I’m so over losing to this Stank! I can’t say it enough… The. Time. Is. Now. Neck Peace is thriving and I’m not feeling fulfilled. God is testing me. I know it. Best believe I will find all the answers. I want to win!
May 19, 2021
Shae Chronicles Podcast: Embracing the process
This week I had to remind myself (a few times) to slow down and embrace the process. Since the launch of Neck Peace, I've found the importance in the pace of things. I often used to rush through things just to mark the box complete. Now, I see the importance of the process. The sacrifice. The test of tiredness and doubt. I needed to go through some things to up my skill points in this game of life. You truly do learn something in everything. Neck Peace is the start to a major playing field and God is preparing me to be successful. Some of the challenges I had during the launch process, I struggled a lot with. I'm grateful for the understanding of grace. I have to allow myself to make mistakes and take good notes.
May 10, 2021
How far do you want to take your hustle?
This week, a lot is going on and HONNEEEY, I'm giving it my best shot! Neck Peace is building traction and it's almost time to launch. I discuss some triggers that have come up along the way and how I've shifted my energy to focus on the tasks at hand. Learning to shift energy has been a blessing. It's wild out here and if I allow the distractions to control my behavior, I'm not focusing on the necessary. As always, I got some story to tell. lol You know what it is. Check it out!
April 29, 2021
Confirmation in a Testimony
Listen. Life as I used to know it, is gone in the wind and I'm not thinking about none of that shit. I forgot most of the things that happened two months ago. Why? Because I can't hold on to things any more. I've learned to stay present in the triumph. Now, don't get me wrong. My struggles got me here and I'm grateful. But, the only way I can continue to grow and prosper is through grace and faith. My faith muscle is hella strong. That mustard seed is blossoming and I'm bearing the fruit of it. I feel like I'm glowing and the sun bouncing off my skin looks just like a damn rainbow. I'm happy up in this bitch! Now, trust when I say, there is plenty of doubt and fear that tries to creep in and in this episode I share some of the hurdles I've faced in building my brand, Neck Peace. It's a lonely place at times and I'm often getting distracted by these emotions. But the way my relationship with God is set up, can't nothing hold me down.
April 26, 2021