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I Deserve To Seek Wisdom (Je Mérite De Chercher La Sagesse)

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

Ralph Waldo Emmerson

At Je Mérite, I Deserve, we believe that the pursuit of wisdom is a lifelong journey that enriches your mind, empowers your decisions, and deepens your understanding of the world.

Seeking wisdom is about more than acquiring knowledge; it's about learning from experiences, gaining insights, and growing as a human being.


This week's affirmation is…

I Deserve To Seek Wisdom

Je Mérite De Chercher La Sagesse


Here are some tips on how to embrace this week's affirmation:

Embrace Curiosity - Ask questions, explore new interests, and seek out new experiences. Allow yourself to wonder and be open to discovering the unknown.

Reflect on Experiences - Take time to reflect on your experiences, both positive and negative. Consider keeping a journal to document thoughts and insights.

Balance Knowledge with Action - Use your insights to make informed decisions, solve problems, and contribute positively to your community.

Nurture Your Body and Mind - Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is essential. Nourish your body with healthy foods, activity, and rest.

At Je Mérite, I Deserve, we are dedicated to supporting your journey towards wisdom. Our luxurious self-care accoutrements are designed to help you create moments of tranquility and reflection, allowing you to focus on what truly matters.

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While researching content for the blog this week, I found that the University of Chicago has a center for practical wisdom, who knew, enjoy…

5 Techniques To Develop Wisdom Over Time

by Marie Miguel, The Good Men Project

Wisdom isn't something that you can learn overnight by reading a textbook; it comes from experience, and in most cases, years of it.

That doesn't mean you can't start improving wisdom today.


Next, a podcast conversation with Dr Thema Bryant for To Be Magnetic

“We don't have ancestral wounds, we have ancestral wisdom"

Expanded x Ep. 195 - Dr. Thema Bryant on Coming Home to Your Authentic Self

Dr. Thema & Jessica also talk about reprogramming work, avoiding people-pleasing, finding your joy, and they share steps for reparenting yourself.

This ep is PACKED with inspirational and actionable takeaways.

I believe in the transformative power of seeking wisdom to enrich our lives and deepen our understanding of the world. In line with the theme "I Deserve to Seek Wisdom," I am delighted to introduce you to a literary treasure that embodies this journey:

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

by Alice Walker

This remarkable collection of essays by the acclaimed author delves into the struggles, triumphs, and enduring spirit of African American women, offering profound insights and timeless wisdom. Walker's eloquent prose invites you to explore the depths of your heritage, identity, and resilience, making it an essential read for anyone on a quest for wisdom.


An additional book suggestion, a timeless classic that epitomizes the journey of self-discovery and enlightenment:

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

This enchanting novel follows the journey of Santiago, a young shepherd who dreams of finding a worldly treasure. Along the way, he learns profound lessons about listening to his heart, recognizing opportunities, and following his dreams.

Coelho’s masterpiece is a beautiful reminder that the pursuit of wisdom is a deeply personal and transformative adventure, encouraging each of us to embark on our own quest for self-discovery and fulfillment.

Lastly, a throwback film, now a Broadway musical, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson

The Wiz

24-year-old teacher Dorothy is born, raised, and working in Harlem. When she gets caught in a snowstorm while chasing her dog Toto, they're transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she's informed that the only way she can find her way home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

As she searches for him by easing down the Yellow Brick Road, she befriends some creatures who face problems in their lives. In their quest to seek the wisdom of the wizard, she finds friends and her own strength.


Have a great week!


"I deserve love, friendship, and laughter, I deserve peace, grace, and rest

Not because of beauty, not because of intelligence, nor because I work hard

Not because of riches nor privilege nor stature

I deserve it because I exist

I deserve and so do you"

Tamara Charese


as always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here


you'll be hearing more from me soon. Promise.


tamara charese

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