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5 news worthy things that I love to talk about 


Newbies, up incoming, indies. All of these words mean that there’s beautiful things to be heard, read, or watched that aren’t getting the press and media they need. 

I’m a lover of discovering new and exciting things. From tech to entertainment. I seek out and search for things and people to listen to as they lend their voices to society. 

I picked out five creative wonders to share with you all and one bonus film that I’m sure you’ve all hear of by now.

American Goner

This musical moment has something for everyone. Check them out on their website http://www.americangoner.bandcamp.com


Into The Woods

By Carla Godfrey

A tale about one woman’s journey through life.


Power of Words

By  S. Kaur 

Storytelling and enlightenment go hand and hand. Our minds are the gatekeepers to our realities. S. Kaur teaches us the power that we can access inside our souls.


City of sound

Contemporary music with a twist of rock. This indie band is in a league of their own. Check out their music and website cityofsoundmusic.com


Deadly Icons

By Chet Adams  
Who doesn’t love suspense and murder? This book has them both. The plot thickens as well as pulls you into an era from the past. Soon to be released check out a preview on his website drchetadamsforum.com

To round up some great entertainment and exciting work. I wouldn’t be a real superhero fan if I didn’t include today’s newly released Black Panther. The anticipation for this movie has been hugely important. The weekend is around the corner and what a great way to relax and enjoy it. 

 Black Panther
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Til next time. 

C. L Cunningham 

Aka Kandee


I’m wrong but it’s alright with me


I’m extremely focused on my betterment. 
Everyday I see a quote,or a person, or an ideal that is opposite of my dreams my views and my vision for my life. 
I’m sure that we all do. 

I’m sure that everyone has something to mentally tell us that we’re wrong. Here’s the thing. You may be wrong. 

According to that person or that information you are definitely wrong. 

So what. Be wrong then. 

If it’s right for you who cares if it’s wrong for someone else. I’ve said this time and time again. 

Nobody has to live your life but you. Live it. If you covered what you could handle today then you did enough. 

Everyone has a different mentality. What’s not enough for someone else is just enough for me. 

I got some good advice on how to move forward with meeting other authors and people on social media. It worked. The man said do a little until it meant a lot. 

I’m not chasing fame. I’m chasing my dreams. If they include fame… well hot dayum! Bonus!!

I’m chasing meaningful relationships and friendships that last. I’m chasing peaceful vibes and beautiful thoughts. If I die today I want to know that I went on happy. At peace with myself. 

Nothing in the world is worth my thoughts being at war with themselves. Ten months ago I chased enlightenment. Meaning I went after finding myself. Finding out what life meant to me. Finding out what my beliefs were and what was really important to my soul. 

It wasn’t easy. I almost lost someone I hold very high in my life. Trying to become more I almost broke down. Then one day like a light bulb it came to me to go backwards. Figure out what was important to me and then move forward with my life. I’m doing that daily. 

It’s why I can be grateful. 

I’m owning my life. I’m responsible for what I feel. I’m strong in my weaknesses. 

I refuse to go at any other pace than my own. The people who love me really love me. They have zero desire to change me. I have zero desire to change them. We just grow and flow together. That doesn’t always look good but it’s reality. I love my life. 

I’m blessed for the people who I have meet along the way. I’m even more blessed for the people who have stayed. 

Be thankful for the journey you’re on. That’s the only advice that I can give. Because if you’re thankful in the small oh how wonderful life will be when your world becomes bigger. 

C.L Cunningham 

Keep ya head up. Hold on to your truth and don’t let nothing stop your growth.

Happy Friday y’all do it YOUR way!


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Giveaway time!!


I’m so thankful for all of my friends/followers. I feel like you’re are my friends because I share so much of my life and thoughts with you all. 

As a thank you and a show of my gratitude. I am giving away a signed copy of my book By The Dawn’s Blue Light and a $10 gift card to Amazon. 

I will be pulling names from all of my social media so just drop your name in the comment section below and you will be entered. The winner will be announced January 31st. 

Thank you ,thank you ,thank you!!!

Sending you all peace and positivity 💋
C.L Cunningham 

Food gloriously grateful 


Good food soothes the soul. It can also soothe the body if eaten within healthy portions and good health requirements.

Let’s start of this Thursday morning with an attitude of gratitude for food. The food I am grateful for today is one of my favorites drum roll please 🥁…….smoothies!

Though I love many other foods I enjoy a good mixture of fruit and veggies. I tend to like my meals fast and easy so smoothies are right up my alley. 

Healthy eating is important and my body is thankful when I do eat the things that are best for it. So today my gratitude for smoothies is front and center. I’m including a picture with recipes for four different kinds of smoothies. Hopefully one catches your eye and we can share the love of these very special treats together.

Day 4 of gratitude January,if you haven’t guessed by now is: What food are you grateful for? Feel free to include yours in the comments and any cool recipes below. 
C.L Cunningham 

Have a Namaste day

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Woo hoo 


I did it! 

I broke free. Call me divergent.  Call me crazy. Call me stupid. As long as you call me strong we’re all good. 

No more looking for the green light of approval because I don’t need it. I’m thankful for the strength to let go of the things that stifled me. I want real love from real people who actually understand where I am in life and respect it. 

Can I open my heart to you all and express my gratitude for the encouragement to say f**k the norms. I’m Rudolph and I don’t enjoy reindeer games. 

I’m different and different is equally as good. 

Lets get weird y’all. Let’s let life take us to unexplored territory. Let’s pump our fist and take a knee to the madness called success. Let’s color it orange and put scribble marks on it just because we can. 

We are amazing creatures. We have the power to heal our minds. To heal our bodies and to protect our right to say hell no we won’t go and you can’t make me put up with it. When there’s nothing to dangle in front of your face there’s also nothing stopping you from being yourself. Nothing stops you from owning your own life. They can’t buy your soul. I paid my the price to be free and it feels good!

A job that feeds your wants keeps you wanting more. A job that covers your needs keeps you needing something. But baby……. a job that covers your spirit… oh honey!!! It takes care of you time and time again. The benefits out weighs the problems. You’re healthier because you feel good from the inside out. 

I started living my best life today. When I look back at my journey I can actually be proud of myself. I can stand up and smell the roses. I’m not weeping anymore and Joy really does come in the morning. 

It’s a wonderful Wednesday. I pray that it brings us smiles and blessings. That it brings good food and great feelings. That it hands out the will to live the best life that is imaginable from every point of view. 
C. L Cunningham 

I’m happy y’all 

Sending you love,light, and hopefully a peace of mind 🌞✨✨✨

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Just breathe 


Seriously…. whyyyy. When the Lord says straighten it out. Got dayum it he means straighten it out. 

I’m minding my own puffin a little laughing a little and out of nowhere an asthma attack. Smh. In the west coast my asthma barely bothered me. Now that I’m back home it’s literally kicking my butt. 

Thank goodness my ex has worst asthma than me. Ok wait that came out wrong. Let me explain. I have no medical in this state mine is in the state of California . He had everything that I need for my asthma and brought over extras. Thankful for that because I was using it up last night. I know I know. It’s officially time to handle that. As I was laying on the bathroom floor coughing up grossness and fighting my consciousness to focus on the present. I realized that it’s time to make a change in my lifestyle. 

I’m most definitely hard headed. 

I’m sure I scared my dad a bit too. When he has to come and question me on my health it’s about to hit that fan. I’m one of those people who tries everything home remedy until I have no choice but to go to the emergency. I don’t like hospitals. Eww.

It’s funny now but wasn’t so hilarious yesterday. 

It’s that time of the year. The weather is hot and cold. Allergies are at an all time high. And us asthma sufferers are living like a fish out of water. Barely. Ok ok I had to put in one more joke. 

Today will be filled with more food, fun and laughter. My focus is already on the leftovers in the refrigerator. I’m happy for another day. 

C. L Cunningham 

It’s Friday! Enjoy it.🍁

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Art Army 

Designer lifestyle 


Deep meditation. Listening to music that calms the mind, body and spirit. Songs that bring me mental cleansing. Staying quiet in the mind brings fuel to survival.

Everyday is another lesson. School is in session and I’m learning more than I can fully understand at this point. The way my life changes is unnerving at best. At times I think why bother? No one will miss the things that I’ve always brought to the table. No one will notice when the keys no longer stroke and I no longer have anything else to say.

So I say the things that come to mind anyway. Without an audience there’s no reason to be impressive. To try harder. I can be myself and never worry about acceptance. The power that comes with always being enough is transforming. Empowering souls. To ignore anything that doesn’t belong in your story is taking back your energy and focusing it somewhere that truly fulfills your soul.

I design my destiny. I hand picked my way to be. 

I decided that I’m going to have a wonderful life. I decided who I expose myself to everyday. I’m thankful that my story includes a higher understanding of the universe around me. I seek truth and it continues to set me free. Why lie about who I am to please anyone other than myself? No one is in this room with me. When I wake up and go to sleep nothing else is included in my journey to tomorrow. I’m particularly puzzled by the need to pretend. I’m too damn tired of pretending.

If I walk this time of my life with nothing but my truth then I’m in control of my thoughts. I never wanted anything to interfere with my wants. To change my mind. I absolutely hate finding out information that makes me question a persons character. Or things that make me question authority. Things that make me question God. 

I would much rather walk into neverland get biscuits with the mad hatter and blow smoke at the circle of life. 

Sounds fun huh? But is it fulfilling?

Today I will have a better day than yesterday. 

I will decide to let go of anything that doesn’t make me smile. I will experience the strength it takes to decide if I love myself enough to be happy. Putting happiness in society hands will leave me battered,broken and discouraged. I’m done with that. 

I’m beautiful. I’m wiser. I’m grateful that I am here. I’m incredibly important to those who love me. Those who really have my best interest at heart. I’m a piece of their story. I belong. They are a piece of my story therefore they belong to me also. 

Living can be amazing. I’m ready to be surrounded by love and the only way to do so is to be love myself.

C.L Cunningham 

Tell someone that you love them today but first start with yourself 💙

Love n light

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