Just Do It! Yes, I said it & here’s why…


I’ve lived in Las Vegas for 11 years altogether. I’ve been to just about all of the surrounding states except California! Yes, I know it may seem sad, but hear me out. Since I moved from Chicago when I was 18, I really didn’t have a desire to travel anywhere else in the world. I was afraid of heights and my younger mindset just wasn’t adventurous. So later in life, I wanted to travel more. I made that happen my visiting New Orleans, St. Louis and Houston, TX and most states surrounding Nevada. After visiting, we later resided in St. Louis and Dallas, TX or a while.

So instead of thinking about going to California and possibly visiting one day (I knew thinking about it would never make it a reality), I booked bus tickets to Los Angeles last night at approximately 7pm. We left Las Vegas at 12:01am arriving in LA at 4:46am this morning. I’m tired, but we control and create our experiences by choices. My youngest was excited to know that we were packing to leave for California in a few hours. My oldest, Jordan is a teenager now and a bit unsure of my spontaneous move (darn teenagers lol). He’s pretty excited now and it enjoying the trip.

I’m sharing this with you to say, whatever more you want to do, Just DO it! Most people want to make moves in life, but are too afraid to DO IT! Their minds start giving them every excuse on why they should not accomplish a goal or do something they have always wanted to accomplish. If you’re struggling with decisions, tell your brain to be quiet and make radical action!

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.



Question Everything – Your Life Is Precious

textgram_1497747987Physical death is something we never want to experience, but its a fact we face sooner or later in this life. Premature death seems to keep rising here in the USA. This made me put self education first and grow closer to understanding this life outside of our “man made” society. To dig deeper into natural remedies and live a healthier lifestyle.

According to the Washington Post, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors. In this country, we’ve been trained to trust our medical professionals knowing that they have our best interest (our precious, price less life) at hand. Its sad and gets under my skin to hear how people die, because their trusted doctor issued the wrong prescription or didn’t diagnose their patients properly. No one should ever have to make funeral arrangements for this kind of premature death. These situations are preventable.

Why aren’t doctors getting time in prison when these careless events take place? How can we help ourselves when we face health challenges?

Here’s what I’ve learned since I’ve become more aware.

When you visit your doctor, ask questions and make sure they are answered properly. Nowadays, its easy to spend 2 hours in an office for a doctor visit just to see the doctor for a total of 5 minutes. In the past, I’ve had to slow my doctor down more than once to ask questions and get my questions answered thoroughly. Why is this? I’m not saying all doctors are like this, but these people exists. They are paid very much and spend very little time with their patients. Make sure your doctor is listening and care for you. If your provider can’t deliver, find one who will.

Natural remedies are saving lives! The less you’re at the doctor, the less money they make. So there had to be a way for you to always come back right? Its called marketing! If you’re healthy, they are broke. If you’re unhealthy, everyone is happy except you and your family :(. So do you continue to go with the waves that are falling off the cliff to their death or do you go against those waves to save your life?

Electric Herbs offers natural healing. Our creator knew how to keep us well. It’s with electric foods! Herbs, vegetables and fruits in their natural state builds longevity in the human body. The cure is/was never in man made chemicals. We were brain washed to believe this horrible delusion. There’s herbs that can improve our bodies interally and externally with no hesitation. Become best friends with the real God created food! There are so many guides on natural herbs and healing. Not sure where to start? Contact me.

When eating right and taking care of the body, it naturally repairs itself. Studies have proven that in time, we have a brand new body on the inside. Yes we age, but the body was never created to break down so easily. It breaks down from foreign substances we insert that causes our temple to act differently. It stores fat, gets diseased and then die before its time. Love yourself and question everything.

Tips to Start a Healthy Food Lifestyle


It can be challenging starting a healthy eating plan that actually works. We live in a world where most of our food is a joke and is making huge corporations wealthy. Some say not to worry about buying organic fruits and vegetables because there’s a very little difference while others highly recommend these foods. No matter how difficult it may be, I’m here to tell you that there’s still hope to live a better life and there’s no need to settle in poor eating habits. Here are some tips that can help you get started in the right direction!

Consuming Less Starch & Wheat

Pasta can be a tasty, fulfilling dish, but there can be some problems with eating too much of it. Pasta is full of chemicals that can cause complications in the body including cancer and other illnesses. Too much starch isn’t good for our bodies period. It’s not easy to just go cold turkey and let it go either. Believe me, I still enjoy a good pasta dish from time to time. Wheat contains gluten which is glue. It causes our intestines to stick together. Just think about that for a moment. We eat unhealthy foods that do not leave our bodies in an appropriate amount of time, then we’re eating gluten that makes our intestines stick together like glue. That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. How we can deal with this situation is to eat starch in moderation while creating a diet which is high in fruits, vegetables, and natural herbs.

Eating Less Meat

Have you heard the horror stories about the meat in our local grocery stores? I have! This is one of the reasons why I decided to practice a Vegan lifestyle. It is horrifying to know that most of our foods cause the diseases we hear about today. How I began to eat less meat lowering my meat intake to 1 meal a day. It was either at lunch time or for an early dinner. This allowed my body to eventually adjust to consuming less meat. I added foods that are high in protein like chia seeds and quinoa seeds and a select few of nuts.

Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

Due to the pesticides that are sprayed directly on these foods, Health Specialists recommend buying and consuming organic foods. In some cases, this is true, but not in all cases. Everything that’s organic isn’t considered the real deal. For instance, Organic Kale is considered a hybrid food. I was disgusted to see organic carrots which are a crossbred vegetable. Non-hybrid foods are foods that are grown naturally on this earth. They are pure, electric with nutrients and not crossed with any other foods. When it comes to eating non-organic foods, there are ways to detox these foods. I’ve found this detoxification recipe on YouTube. It’s on Jay Kordich’s channel (the link is here https://youtu.be/FYVgGwYeiU). For pesticide removal, they recommend putting your fruits and vegetables in a sink full of cold water, add juice from ½ lemon, 1 tablespoon of pink Himalayan sea salt, soak for 15 minutes and rinse. This is known to remove the pesticides from the outside of fruits and vegetables.

Hope these tips are helpful to get you started! God bless!



Why Becoming a Vegan Saved My Life


Weight loss can be very tricky. One thing I’ve learned is before you can lose weight, one must master what’s being consumed in the body. If we eat crap, we feel like crap, and will eventually become crap. This may sound harsh, but it’s the truth. We are what we eat. I love how Ralph Smart put it, “You’re either eating to LIVE or you’re eating to DIE.”

Since I’ve adapted to a Vegan lifestyle, I’ve noticed an abundance in my health. I’ve prayed for so long while looking for answers. Since I’ve found the answers, here’s what’s been taken place with me mentally and physically:

  1. Weight Loss
  2. Less PMS
  3. Shorter Menstrual Cycles
  4. Clearer Skin
  5. More Energy
  6. Happy
  7. Longer Nails
  8. Hair Growth
  9. Less Anxiety
  10. Spiritual Growth

I’ll go into each of my experiences in a series to explain my life challenges with each topic. If you’re spending money on products to achieve any of these results that has changed my life, you’re searching in all the wrong places. Wanna connect and have questions? I’m here to help! Send your concerns to missnishabee@gmail.com.