Season 3 It Is.

Friends, how are you doing so far this week?  Can you believe that we are near the end of September?  Autumn/Fall has officially arrived.

I know that you are curious about today’s blog title.  Here’s the story behind it.  As you know, after being on a six week hiatus, the show returned to the “Tube” a couple of Saturdays ago.  I called it Season 16, Episode 1.  Well, this past Saturday night as I was drifting off to sleep, it occurred to me that I should separate the radio broadcasting time and experience from the YouTube show (even though it’s practically the same only adding the visual component).  The YouTube channel was started back in 2009 and although I initially planned to merge it with the radio show, it never quite happened.  The channel for the most part laid dormant for years.  Fast forward to 2018 when the radio show was dropped, I relaunched the YouTube channel to carry on with what I enjoy doing.

Alright, so the blog title refers to how I will now document my shows on YouTube.  The first show for the season was Episode 1 of Season 3.   Again, three (3) representing the official YouTube experience beginning in 2018/2019 video broadcasting season.  The world is changing you all right before our eyes.  I decided to change with it.  I would have never thought that internet broadcasting would be just as popular as radio and television but it is.

Stay with me on this journey my friends and many thanks for the continued support.  Keep the prayers coming as I will also do for you.  Be Blessed!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Not only is it Fall/Autumn but it’s also International Clean Hands Week my friends!  I know.  How timely.  Click here for more ways to keep your hands clean.)

The next show will be up this Saturday, September 26th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

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Season 16.

Hello there everyone.  I hope that you are having an amazing week!

Did you take some time to tune in to the first show of this new season?  As I shared last week, I had lots of nervous energy leading up to the actual recording of the show.  However, once I got going, I relaxed a bit and truly enjoyed being back on the “Tube” informing and sharing with you all.

It was Episode 1 of Season 16 because April of this year ushered in the 16th year of the show’s broadcast.  This doesn’t include the 3 years that I worked as a radio dj/announcer in the early 1990s.  Yes, I was.  And, yes, I still know how to get a party started!  LoL!  Of course, as time marched on, I evolved into a talk show host.  Listen, being a black woman in talk radio was not a cake walk.  And, as we say in broadcasting, that’s a “whole nother” show or series of shows.  Well, this season expect more interaction– visible and audio.  And, as you saw/heard, Passion for Fashion is baaaaackkkk!!!

Okay everyone.  Thank you so much for continuing to tune in each week with the show.  I truly appreciate your prayers and support.  Have an awesome rest of the week and Be Blessed!  Amen.  And so it is!

Side note:  Did you like my new t-shirt that I was wearing?  Get yours today by becoming a friend.  Click here.

The next show will be this Saturday, September 19th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

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Feel Better!

Friends, did you know that nature, God’s creation, has a tremendously positive effect on your health?

You can help regulate your blood sugar levels by as much as 45% just by watching the sunset 20 minutes each evening.  Researchers at the University of Connecticut revealed that the fresh air coupled with the beautiful view literally slows the adrenal glands production of cortisol which is a stress hormone.  Feel Better!

I love flowers!  I mean just gazing at them and smelling them causes me to feel pleasant.  Well, there’s a science behind it!  Britain’s University of Essex researchers found that just looking at colorful blooms for as little as 2 minutes will stimulate your brain’s frontal lobe causing it to release increased bursts of energizing beta waves which help us feel at least 35% better, sharper, focused.  Feel Better!

Do you have an upset stomach or just feeling queasy on a hot summer day?  Well, go hug a tree!  Or at the very least sit under one.  Why you ask?  According to British researchers, just stretching out under a shade tree for 10 minutes could ease your stomach troubles by 82%.  How?  Apparently the smell and sound of the rustling leaves have a soothing effect on the nervous system which causes any painful intestinal muscle spasms to stop.  Feel Better!

We all know that warm and fuzzy feeling we get when we hear and/or watch the rain fall, right?  Factor in the smell of a fresh rain fall and our moods can boost by 50% in just 15 minutes.  Scientists at Columbia University have found that rainstorms causes our brain neurons to release serotonin.  For those who don’t know, serotonin is a chemical that causes us to be well and happy.  Feel Better!

Hello!!!  Can you come outside to play?!!!  Friends, find a friend and go enjoy God’s gift to humans—nature.  Remember, our first earthly home was a beautiful garden.

Feel Better everyone.  And, remember, life really is—- Golden!!!  Amen.  And so it is!

Tune in this Saturday, July 25th, 2020 to the next broadcast on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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July Is Golden

Hello everyone!  July ushers in many observances like the July 4th holiday; “the Dog Days of Summer” (meaning really hot days); my favorites, my mother’s birthday month and National Ice Cream Month.  You all, more importantly, spiritually July represent “understanding”.  And understanding and wisdom go hand in hand–at least according to the “Good Book”.  Checkout Proverbs 4 particularly Proverbs 4:5 which reads “Get Wisdom, Get Understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them”.

Did you know that King Solomon asked God for wisdom and understanding?  And then received it?  As a result, he also received every other blessing that he didn’t ask for.  King Solomon’s life was Golden!  For the record, “golden” means favorable, excellent, wonderful, rewarding, prosperous, blessed!  I could go on and on.  Oh!  Did I mention that the color for the month of July is Gold!

Go ahead, friends.  Drape yourself in some beautiful Gold jewelry; and be sure to wear anything that is gold in color this month to remind yourself that you are Golden!  And that you can operate your life in/with wisdom and “understanding”.  All you have to do is ask!

I don’t know what you came to do but I am going to live this month and my life like its Golden!!!  Amen.  And so it is!

Join me Saturday, July 4th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Changes

Hello there my friends.  I apologize for the delay in getting this posted.  I got distracted with some other projects and dropped the ball on completing this one!  Anyway, here we are.  I hope that you have been experiencing a wonderful week.

Remember that beautiful song entitled, “Everything Must Change” that was written and sung by Bernard Ighner, and produced and released by Quincy Jones in the early 1970s?  Since then, many others have released their own rendition of it.  I particularly enjoy listening to George Benson’s version.  Hmmm.  Changes.

The appearance of the novel coronavirus has forced our world to change in incredible ways—

How we as humans interact and socialize;

How we move around in public spaces and places;

How we do business and work;

How we educate and learn.

Now, what some once said was impossible is now possible and in many cases, necessary.  Work from home is now common place; television network and local broadcasters broadcast from home; religious and worship services only stream online now; choirs, musical groups, and musicians sing together via video from their own respective homes.  Wow!  Changes.

Friends, undoubtedly in life in general, we will experience natural and unnatural, physical, business, work, relationship, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual changes.  The song mentioned above has a line in it that says “There are not many things in life you can be sure of except that rain falls from the sky and sun lights up the sky and hummingbirds do fly.”  Well, I beg to differ.  One other thing that does not and will not ever change is God and his love for his creations and children.  And, no matter what kind of change we experience in life/the world, he will always make it (change it) for our good/benefit!

Changes.  Oh boy!  I could go on about other kinds of “changes” but I’ll just leave this right here.  Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

The next show date is set for Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Just One Hour!

Sooo, you’re missing that lost hour, huh? Just about everyone that I have chatted with in the last few days admit it. Springing forward came with a price.

Here’s what I’ve been doing to help my sleeping habits/patterns adjust:

• Go to sleep an hour earlier.
• Sleep in a little longer on days off.
• In mornings increase my consumption of foods that give energy. (fruit, veggies, natural teas, vitamin supplements, etc.)
• Take a nice warm bath or shower.
• In evenings create a relaxing environment with soft music or not; sip a soothing tea or glass of wine; and

Finally, my friends, just toughen up and deal with it. Eventually our internal clocks will get use to the time change. Weren’t we just reminded in last week’s blog about the spiritual “strength” that we can call on?

Alright! Enough of the pep talk!  It’s just one hour. Carry on.

Tune in to the next show this Saturday, March 14th, 2020 on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety. Be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com. Peace.

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I LOVE You!

Hello friends.  I just stopped by this week to say (as Stevie Wonder sings)…

I LOVE You!!!!

May you not only have, enjoy, and experience Eros (passionate/intimate love) with your husband/wife/significant other but I pray that you also have, cultivate, and experience Philia (friendly/brotherly love); have, respect, and experience Storge (familial/affectionate love); and have, experience, and act with Agape (unconditional/self/God love).

Let LOVE be the fuel to you need to get you to the goals you’ve set for your personal and professional lives.

You all, on this Valentine’s Day, let’s all strive to give and receive LOVE, for it is one of the most important, magnificent experiences we should have in life.

Join me Saturday, February 15th, 2020 for another edition of the show on  https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Happy New Year!

Well, I don’t know about you but I feel so blessed to usher in a new year as well as to toast to this past decade and put it in its place in the books.  Welcome 2020!

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Welcome decade of the millennial 20’s!

I’m amazed because I remember being a little girl thinking about the future– the years 2000, 2020, and beyond.  I remember trying to imagine what the world would look like; what my life would be like.  I remember just how much of a stretch it was to visualize the future.

I remember thinking that I’m going to be in my 50’s and how I thought that I was going to be so old!  Now, I believe that I’m not old at all.  In fact, the fifties are the new thirties, right?!  LoL   All right, listen, back then my concept of the future was based on the television cartoon, “The Jetsons” and a few of the other sci-fi television programs that we’d watch as children.  I thought that by 2020 some humans would actually be living in space–riding in those “Jetson” styled cars; talking to friends and family on those TV-like phones; and using robots to do the housework!

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Oh!  Wait!  We are!  The future has arrived!  The future is Now you all!!

Ok, maybe not completely “Jetson” style but self-driving cars are being tested and likely to hit the general mass market in the next couple of years; and I recently read that flying cars are now only decades away from reality.  As for cars that fold up to the size of a brief case?  Well, that is a different story.  However, video phones are common place now.  Almost everyone on the planet has the capability to videochat!  Vacuums and mops like Roomba, iRobot, and other robotic cleaning gadgets have certainly been available for a while now.  Hey, thanks to the development of Artificial Intelligence, even Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant have made life a little easier.

As for humans living in space (beyond the outer realm of the Earth’s atmosphere), we have a ways to go.  However, from what I understand, since the 2000s humans (astronauts) have temporarily lived in space on the International Space Station (ISS).  Of course along with NASA, the Richard Bransons, Elon Musks, and Jeff Bezos of the world would like to make living in space or even on the Planet Mars a more permanent reality for humans.  And, even though no man has walked up there since 1972, others in the space arena believe shooting for life on the Moon would be more achievable.

In the meantime, there are a few humans who can afford the rare “space tours” that are now being offered.  In fact, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has already gotten several celebrities signed up for his upcoming “space tour” for a meager $250,000 deposit.  What year will it happen?  I’m guessing maybe sometime in this new decade.  And, Space X and Amazon’s Blue Origin have now developed vacation or holiday getaway trips to space.  Remember?  I talked about this on my radio show several years ago!

Wow!  Just think you all.  Next time you say to someone “To the Moon with you” OR “Get lost in space”; they now may actually have the option to do just that!  LoL!  OR Rather than telling someone to go to the other “place”, you could switch it up and tell them to “Go to Heaven”!  LoL!  And, they could, in this decade, physically go to heaven/space!!!  LOL!!!  Okay.  That’s it everyone.  Again, Happy New Year.  Part two next week.

Check out the next show this Saturday, January 11th, 2020  on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Merry Christmas!

Hello there!  Every year I send out Christmas card greetings and this year I’d like to extend the greetings via this blog in an effort to reach those that support me, my show, and this blog.

May the Spirit of this season and Holy Time continue to be a part of your daily life in the New Year and beyond.  My wish is that each of you be surrounded by loving, happy family and friends–and that God continues to Bless and Prosper you in all areas of your life.  Be well my friends.  I pray that you come to realize that you, too, have the ability to be a Blessing to others.

Merry Christmas everyone and be of good cheer!

The next show will be available this Saturday, December 21st, 2019  on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Marilyn

Miracles

Hello everyone.  Do you believe in miracles?  Okay. Before you answer lets fully understand the meaning of “miracle”.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a miracle is “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs”.  Dictionary.com defines miracle as “an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause”. So, again, do you believe in miracles?  I do.

I believe in the miraculous power of creation—God speaking things and mankind into existence.  I believe in the miraculous power of conception, gestation, and birth.  I believe in the miraculous powers of creativity and healing that God has gifted some with.  I believe in the miraculous appearances of Earth and Heavenly Angels.  I believe in the miraculous Birth, Life, Experiences, Transition, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus the Christ.   I believe in the miraculous power of Prayer.  Yes, you all, I wholeheartedly believe in miracles and hope that you do as well.  Oh wait!  I believe that I am a miracle!

I’ve witnessed and/or experienced miracle after miracle and I’m sure you have too.  Think about how the human body heals itself.  Think about the uniqueness of each and every human being you know.  Think about the lives of some and how despite the odds being stacked against them, they somehow managed to achieve a level of greatness in various fields, businesses, and arenas in life that was/is unimaginable.  Think about the ideas that flow to you seemingly “out of nowhere.  Think about the miraculous acts of “divine intervention” that you experienced in your own life or witnessed in others.

Miracles happen to remind us that there is a God and as we continue to celebrate the “Christmas”, remember the true reason for this miraculous season.  Thank God for miracles.

Check for the next show this Saturday, December 14th, 2019  on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Marilyn