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J.E.S.S.I.C.A. Cares R.E.P.S Job Readiness Program Week 11

June 9, 2018 by  
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Saturday…Week 11 of the R.E.P.S Job Readiness Program.  We will recap the lessons learned from the previous ten weeks.  Discuss what major take away was taken from the class.  An Empowerment Lecture will be provided for the girls to take on their new jobs with confidence!  We will also prep for the Graduation Ceremony.

J.E.S.S.I.C.A. Cares Ramadan Workshop: Stay Woke

June 7, 2018 by  
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Please join this Virtual Class to participate in a very timely and self reflective discussion.  If interested, please email at jessica@jessicacares.org to obtain the link to join the class at 6:30pm

J.E.S.S.I.C.A. Cares Purification of The Soul Series Week 7: Purification of the Hands

April 19, 2018 by  
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Week 7 of the Purification of the Hands class.  Each week we have discussed each faculty of the soul in order to align with Allah’s wishes versus our own.  There are many things that can be done…good or bad with the hands.  This week we will discuss the differences and the severity if not used in the most beneficial way and the blessings if we do.

Reflections…Journey To Finding You

December 22, 2017 by  
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Surveys, Ratings, Mystery Shoppers, Performance Reviews and the list goes on…we live in a society that promotes being analytical about a situation, relationship or event.  We are constantly being analyzed about our lives, our daily interactions and we analyze what we experience in our lives.  If we patronize a financial institution and a policy we deem is unfair presents itself…we call for change.  With regard to the increase in police brutality amongst individuals of color…we call for reform.

Yet within ourselves…we never look within to analyze our behaviors, we never take the time to do self-reflection.  We never call for change within ourselves.  In the world that we live in today, everything is just go, go, go.  Leaving one to feel like there is no time for introspection and self-reflection.  The reality of it is, in order to grow, develop and become a better individual…we can’t afford not to MAKE the time.  Many have attempted to embark on this journey and have found it very overwhelming and therefore have left it off.

When one looks at something with a negative connotation, it encourages that person to just leave well enough alone.  However, when it comes to personal, spiritual and professional development…we have to change that perception.  Self reflection and introspection is a necessity to positive growth…operative word; POSITIVE.  There are beneficial reasons in which we can look at this self work.  Here are some healthy views with respect to self-reflection; especially as we look into starting a new year:

Tip#1: It Allows You To Notice Negative Patterns

 

Tip#2: Focused On The Bigger Picture

Tip# 3: Prevents You From Worrying About What You Cannot Control

 

Tip# 4: Face Your Fears

Tip# 5: Clearly Defines When You Are Most At Peace

Tip# 6: Self Awareness

 

Tip# 7: Conscious Decisions vs. Emotional Decisions