Should All Animals Be Treated Equal?


Animals share this planet with us. Some humans believe that non-human lives aren’t as important as our lives. Animals aren’t human so they are just a part of matter taken up unnecessary space right? Of course not. Others might feel the only exception is pets (cats, dogs, ferrets, exotic birds, rabbits, select rodents, etc). I’m here to kinda break that belief system for ya.

All lives are important. All animals should be treated equally and with the same respect as pets. This is deep and more people should think outside the box when it comes to all life forms on this planet. Here’s a story. By the way, I’m about to tell you a story that happened earlier today. This morning, me and my son Jordan were headed home from the grocery store. We were walking toward our apartment when we heard this loud screeching noise. I thought it was probably the lawn guys with their equipment, but as we came closer, it wasn’t a machine. It was a helpless Great-Tailed Grackle. We looked and just thought it was doing one of the mating calls, but that wasn’t the case. Plus it’s February and I don’t remember them being so bold in winter months. Have you ever seen a grackle flare up and do his dance to impress his female companion? We have many times! It’s pretty entertaining. This little guy was there with another Grackle who was walking after him. His legs were a bit weird and with a cry like that, we could tell he was in some serious pain. When we saw him, we just stopped. There are drivers who come through the complex and he was in the middle of the street. I didn’t want this bird to be a victim of a careless driver who simply felt this bird’s life didn’t matter.

The Great-Tailed Grackle in our complex.

Jordan and I went in our home, dropped the groceries, grabbed a shoe box if we needed it and came running back out. Jordan was ahead of me and was able to get close pretty close to the Grackle. The second bird left and could be seen in the tree right above where we were standing. The bird didn’t budge while Jordan was standing next to him. The bird was no longer yelling in pain, but had a limp. Someone came and tried to touch the bird with it’s shoe to see if he could scare the bird away. I asked him not to touch the bird with his shoe. Then this man was like, “let nature take its course.” He was basically saying, if it was dying, let it die. He left and that was that. Me and Jordan stayed with him for about 7 minutes. I know very little about birds, but if one was in situation like this fella, I would definitely help if I could.

This Grackle let us get really close. He wasn’t afraid and stared at the both of us the entire time. One thing I can say about birds is that they will trust you if you give them a reason to trust you. Me and my sons had a memorable experience with a pigeon who was after the left over chips my sons dropped on the ground a few months ago. Birds are intelligent in their own way :).

To end this story, eventually, the bird started to fluff up his feathers. He limped and moved his feet a little. I would think to see if he was okay. He then spread his wings and flew off slowly.  We both were relieved, because the last thing we both wanted to do was later see this bird’s guts smashed into the ground. I believe fate takes its place. I also believe we shouldn’t just ignore another non-human, non pet life as if it’s unimportant. We both went back in our home feeling better about the situation.

Within the past 2 years, we have rescued 2 dogs and 1 kitten.

My question to you is this. Should all animals be treated equal?

National School Choice Week & Why It Matter

It’s the end of National School Choice Week. For one whole week, most schools celebrate school spirit, fund raising and other events to help their schools. Here in Las Vegas, we celebrated with performances, and felt great about the schools we CHOSE for our youth. For most families around the country, its the other way around. This week was exciting for both parents and students, because it’s personal. We all made a choice to pick the school that is best for our families. 

Student performing @ UNLV for National School Choice Week
More Performances for National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week is celebrated, because parents and students made the choice to be different. There was an auditorium full of Charter schools, Private schools and Homeschoolers celebrating their choice to be different. We celebrated taking charge of our family and doing what is best for us.

My sons after the Assembly @ UNLV

This is a big deal, because most people are used to doing what they are told to do. We were told to put our children in the school the state and district said was best. We had to put our children in schools based on address. 

“Teachers felt being the President of our “beloved” country was the highest achievement in one’s life.”

In middle School, I grew up on the south side of Chicago. To be specific, 75th and Halsted. If you’re familiar with that area and/or grew up in the 90’s, it was the last place you would want to live. If you had children and wanted more for your family, you would have ran for you all lives! Yes, it was that bad. We’ve witnessed the after effects of drive by shootings, ran from gang members, experienced bullying, constant fighting, etc. As a parent on a mission, I made it my duty to focus on my kid’s needs. 

They needed me active in their education and a strong school system that cared about their present and future. This is what encouraged me to seek better options. Since the beginning of my sons’ education, they have attended charter & magnet schools. They have also been Gifted and Talented students since they were young enough to be tested. My sons have also held honor roll for most of their education.

What encouraged me to make this decision was paying close attention to the school politics and favoritism. Nowadays, most teachers are proud collecting a paycheck from a job like many others who work in Corporate America. Teachers felt becoming the President of our “beloved” country was the highest achievement in one’s life. This is pure b.s. When teachers would degrade students, because their way of teaching wasn’t working for the students. Yes, I’m being honest. My oldest son, Jordan was in 3rd grade when a Texas Teacher (black woman) told him he would never be a leader nor amount to anything in life. My son came home in tears and confused. Her behavior changed his outlook on life at such a young age. He no longer wanted to strive for success in the classroom. I teach my sons to be a leaders and make a difference in this world. This was when I began to seek alternatives. We’ve also experienced teachers comparing their grandchildren to their students. In second grade, my youngest, Jovan was the top student in his class. In his teacher’s eyes, he wasn’t good enough. He was a perfectionist so it counted against him. He was bullied and was treated horribly in just 2nd grade. As you can see, we’ve had our fair share of the school systems. 

My sons at awards assembly 2nd & 4th  Dallas, TX

As a parent, I made a choice. That choice was to find a better education solution for my sons. It was to put family first. I chose to work around our lives versus work our lives into everything else. 

“Our children grow up too fast and pick up behavior habits too quickly for us to be absent from their lives.” @missnishabee

This is the second year my sons have been attending Nevada Connections Academy. It wasn’t easy adjusting from a brick and mortar school to a virtual school setting. However, we stuck through it and it has been rewarding for our family. My sons have a great relationship with their teachers. I have built relationships with their teachers as well. We enjoy the field trips, live lessons, and extra curricular  activities. We have the freedom to work at our own pace & have access to the best education they ever had.

As we’re in the end of the week, remember this. We all have a choice. The school is not a babysitter nor should the school be scolded for not meeting your family’s needs. No matter what your current situation is, your children deserve the best start in life. Never forget you have a choice. I used to be so angry and frustrated with the schools. I later learned that when you know better, you do better.

2 Natural Sweeteners You’ll Love

textgram_1502232859[1]It’s hard to find a natural sweetener that taste good, dissolves easily, healthy and doesn’t have a horrible after taste. There are so many so called alternative ‘sweeteners’ on the market that promise they are the best. Yeah right! I’m here to tell you about 2 natural sweeteners that doesn’t need help to be delicious! They are safe to use as much as you like, naturally created by Mother nature itself and can be used in countless ways! How do I know this? I’ve been using these 2 ingredients since I’ve started my meatless journey close to a year ago! I use them for like everything sweet!

What’s the first natural sweetener that has nothing to do with the addictive sugar cane or its deadly alternatives?



Agave Nectar is the best of the best of the best when it comes to a sugar substitute! In my home, we substitute it for everything! We use it on…

Pancakes and waffles, steel oats & grits, tea, coffee, sweet sauces, lemonade, etc. We use Agave in everything! I no longer by syrup, sugar or anything that isn’t going to benefit our heath.

The 2nd natural sweetener is ORGANIC DRIED DATES!


Dates are so delicious and are great to add sweetness to desserts, smoothies, ice cream, oatmeal or whatever else you like sweet! Unlike Agave Nectar, dates look similar to prunes. They also have a huge seed right in the center that can’t be chewed or swallowed. After removing the seeds from this fruit, it can be chopped up and added to whatever you like! It can also be shredded in a blender. I love to add this to our home made banana ice cream, and home made smoothies! This fruit is so sweet and actually has a nutty flavor. If you haven’t tried this natural fruit, you must give it a try!

So why would I recommend these two foods over everything for sweetness? These two are still natural! Most of our foods aren’t food. They cause harm our temples unlike foods that are grown and prepared in their natural state.



3 Reasons Why My Twelve Year Old Son Became Vegan & No Longer Eats Candy

One thing I love about being a parent is that I can watch my children grow into their personalities and support their decisions. This includes setting standards for what they want out of life. When I was a child, I loved candy. As an adult, I still eat it from time to time. I grew up being rewarded for eating candy. My 12 year old son, Jordan feels totally different about this and I’m a proud Mama to see his growth and wise choices.

Since Jordan was a toddler, I’ve always monitored how much candy him and his brother’s can eat. People used to think I was crazy, because my boys would only eat candy on Fridays. Now he’s old enough to make his own decisions on this matter. Jordan still enjoys baked treats occasionally,  but no longer eats candy. After sitting down chatting with him about this decision, these are the main three reasons why my son stopped eating candy.

#1 Many Candies are GMOs

#2 Eating Candy is Unhealthy & Causes Excessive Mucus

 #3 Controls Your Mood & Highly Addictive

After Jordan read the label on a pack of peanut M&Ms, he were surprised to see the packaging that was labeled, ” partially produced with genetic engineering.” From that moment, along with our lifestyle changes, Jordan vow to not eat candy again. Its been 4 months since he made this decision. 

Jordan is Vegan, because of…

“Health benefits, easier to stay physically active, influence of my mom, I love animals and nature, animals are innocent, I don’t like cheese and we don’t drink dairy milk so this part was easy. We can be creative in the kitchen, Vegan meals are feeling and taste great.”

Supporting your child’s decisions to be Vegetarian or Vegan can really help improve their self esteem. Live a healthier lifestyle and be a great role model in health for your children.

Cherish Both Life & Death


crocus-6179It was a very special day for my family. My sister gave birth to my niece at approximately 6:30am this morning.  It was an emotional time for us even though I wasn’t there in the hospital room with her physically. I was able to offer her the support she needed delivering her first baby. My sister and I have been bonding during her pregnancy and patching up lose ends in our relationship. It’s been such a blessing to be by her side during this precious time. Our family history is priceless and will be explained in a later post :-).

Recently, I learned of a death which was connected with my sons. My sons lost their uncle in a tragic event. This was a really sad and disturbing time for us. Gun violence to the innocent is so common in America. This is what took his life. It was painful explaining to my sons that they will not see their uncle again in this life. It’s been a few years since they’ve seen him, but children remember connecting with the ones they love. Most of our family reside on the outskirts of Chicago, but in these times of high crime and innocent blood shed, we keep our distance. My sons would speak of him and his aunts often, because they remember the impact on their lives.


We all have a clear understanding that we have to leave this human life when it’s time. However, losing a loved one hurts and quite often we’re left without an explanation. Death follows life in a cycle to renew and replenish. The humans who have once walked this earth have made an impact. It’s up to our Creator to judge their path. When souls are taken at a young age, I believe these spirits have fulfilled their purpose according to God’s plan.

Cherishing both life and death is like enjoying the change in seasons. With fall and winter, the weather is colder, the leaves turn colors, and the trees become naked. Depending on where you may live, it will snow and freeze the ground and trees. Nights become longer and days shorter. However, look at spring and summer and how everything replenishes. The leaves grow back on the trees, the grass is green again, flowers blossom beautifully, and the weather becomes warmer. Days becomes longer and nights shorter. This cycle is beautiful and is amazing in it’s own way. The loved ones we have lost lives within all of us.


The Gap Between The Old & New YOU


We all have friends right? It seems like some friendships will never end, but everything has its season. I lost my best friend six years ago. We were also first cousins. I always had friends, but our relationship was never ending until the day she was taken. When I think back on our relationship, she was definitely out of this world with her way of thinking. The information we’re learning now about our world, she was already there and educating others along the way. Since we were children, our relationship was always beyond the basics. We spent many chats talking about science theories, our future selves, girl talk, encouraging one another, and spirituality greater than the Baptist religion we both were raised to believe. This is just to name a few conversations we would have. My cousin and I connected on many levels, because we were both open-minded. Our mission was to always strive to be better spirits.

My reason for mentioning my best friend is because so many people will never know what it’s like to have a priceless friendship. This is simply, because we live in a society where it’s more important to chase our failing financial system. This illusion is causing us to abuse the priceless positive acts that create love and abundance. It would allow us to become more united. Just imagine how advance our world would be if we focused on everything outside of the court systems, religion, television and social media, viral Facebook and YouTube videos, celebrity gossip, designer clothes and shoes, luxury cars, and everything else that wan’t serving us. Just imagine how conscious we would be.

Recently, I connected with friends I was close with before I left Nevada four and a half years ago. I can honestly say my journey was worth it! I no longer have a relationship with these “friends” because we have very little to nothing in common. Think about it. I left Nevada after residing for nine years. I was seeking a better way of life for myself and my children. We were doing pretty good before we left. Lived in a great neighborhood in Henderson, NV, my sons were in good schools and day cares, and I was a Cosmetologist who worked 60 hours a week. Some may think, why would you let everything go? To answer this question, I was seeking a better way of life. This better way of life was to work less hours, connect with my sons and cherish my precious time. I was tired of going with the waves and wanted to do something different. Some of my accomplishments has been our awake mindset, connecting with others globally,  and starting businesses where I work from home.

In our travels, I was able to connect with countless personalities. My children and I have seen so much and have grown tremendously over the years. When reconnecting with friends from my past, it’s been awkward, because I’m known as a Cosmetologist who “do hair.” Everyone I know and come in contact with are learning the new “Nisha.” This gap in my life has caused me to end seasons with some that I’ve kept in touch with over the years. I notice how I’ve grown and see many people have stayed the same over these years. This created a gap in mindset. When I say the same, I mean their mindset of handling life is the same. You know, all of that typical stuff like complaining about jobs, employees, family members, gossiping about friends and every pity party you can think of in between.

I’ve taken time to grow and develop a tougher skin. My journey has been priceless and one I will never regret. It’s one of those seasons where I’m attracting kindred spirits who are on the same mission which is an abundance of blessings and love. It’s also about the lifestyle, motherhood at it’s best, spirituality, faith, patience, and humbleness. It’s not about having one foot in society’s expectations and the other in the conscious realm. Nor it is about priding oneself on getting a break from the kids who cause so much distress, because they aren’t in school at that moment. It’s not about looking for a way out without creating the path. With a mind on this level, there’s no room for being stagnant. It doesn’t matter about the “American Dream” of having the finer materialistic things in life. It’s definitely about working on some of the best ways to become a better and new YOU!

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with ending seasons that aren’t serving you. We all have a road we must take. It’s best taking this road alone to find the best path for you and not old friendships that are stuck and happy being who they are.

Crystals & The Beauty of The Journey!


How do you know you’re on the right path in life? The Universe will send signs! This is beyond amazing and here’s why!

Last night, I introduced my sons to Crystals through a Spirit Science series on YouTube (you can watch it here). An acquaintance told me about Crystals a while back and I watched these same videos. After looking at these informative animations, I just knew this would number 1, catch my sons attention and 2, really spark their interest in Crystals! I was right! We began looking into Crystal stores in our area immediately.

Today, My youngest had a field trip to the Hoover Dam where he received this special gift! He received a Quartz Crystal which is very powerful and holds significant value! He was so excited, because we were just talking about this last night. Yes, this manifested very quickly!  It was definitely a sign from our creator.

If you’re unfamiliar with Crystals, they are a part of earth and holds a frequency that gives off energy through priceless acts of love and positivity. They are also used as a guide to help us find our true path in life. There are multiple kinds of crystals in all different shapes and colors. They all have different meanings that can help us at some point in our lives. There are natural ways to recharge them as well. Plus a Crystal can come in your life at the perfect time of need. These elements have been here since the beginning of time.

If you’re curious about Crystals and how they work, make sure to check out the video link in this posts. Wishing you an abundance of blessings!