What does it take to be a lion?

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Those who remain at the top of the food pyramid usually are the ones to take over the African land, of Kenya! These are wild cats, in which they were not destined to for tameness in a world, such as theirs! This is a life that can only be lived by the wild cats of the African plains.

A system must be set-up so that order can be maintained. Everything happens for a reason when it comes to the cycles of life. Wild cats are the most social animals in the jungle of the Savannah plans, and to keep power over everything else requires more stamina than we could ever imagine.

Male lions fight for anarchy in a pride, so that they can create a future for themselves. They will kill off the cubs and fight the male lions, just to keep the lionesses so they could have cubs of their own. Lionesses do the majority of the work, while the male is assigned to protect the pride from any sign of danger. A female lion normally does all the hunting, nursing and bonding with the rest of the pride. When it comes down to hunting, a male cannot do it unless desperate measures call for it. The mane of a male lion will make them visible to the prey, and that’ll make catching food, much harder than usual.

A male can also do a special call, just to be notified of a lioness being in heat. This is when courtship is bound to happen. These cats mate twenty-five times a day, just to make sure that the lioness is fertile and able to conceive. Some give birth to one cub, but at most they can conceive six.

There is also a leader of the Lionesses that can lead the pride if there is no male, or if they have to fight an intruder to keep the pride safe. This requires a lot of energy and experience. Those that are looking for a pride to take over are normally called nomads. Nomads are male lions that travel onto marked territory, to fight the leader of the pride, or to be accepted into the pride. This can be dangerous and life-threaten, causing broken teeth and bloody faces. The injuries are nothing small!

Lions are opportunist, which causes them to minimize risk. They are much more powerful that jaguars, tigers and cheetahs. Superior strength is something that’s required in a pride, and they won’t carry a weak lion or lioness. The pride should never be at risk, trying to carry the weakest link. When things like this happen, it’s required for the weak or injured cat to part from the pride. Sometimes the changing of certain tactics is a plus, because living on a routine can sometimes be unhealthy.

The biggest and most dangerous prey that a lion could take down is a buffalo. These are huge beasts that are worst than wilder-beast; they will kill a lion if they have to. It normally requires the whole pride to take it down, unless the male does it. The meal is split amongst the pride also, but the male has every right to take the meal and eat it all for himself.

Some people wonder why wild cats are the most socialist! They do a lot of bonding when it comes to taking care of each other’s cubs, and scent-sharing. Rubbing heads together and leaving behind a scent on territory that belongs to them normally do this. There’s a lot that goes down in one pride alone, and it’s amazing how they communicate. There are just events that must be taken to assure their own future, whether it’s fighting, making a new pride or even killing one off; just to start a new life all over again! It’s takes much to be a lion.

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Are you really you?

 

Don’t let someone tell you who you are. The most important thing is that you know whom it is that you are!! So here’s a question for the world:

 

“If someone told you that you didn’t know who you were, what would you tell them?”

This is me!!

I’m not doing this for you:

My name is Kenyona Rashana Candice Parlor. I’m a christian that believes in God, and the main root of it all is Love. I’m the girl that loves herself enough to never lower her standards for someone else. I believe in myself and push myself to make the impossible happen. I love myself because, I value who I am as a person. I have respect for myself and I carry myself with grace and as a young role model to other females. I’m my own person, and I have a personality customized to my fitting. I laugh, smile, cry, hurt and I can feel. My heart is huge and I use it to the extent of it’s full potential.
I don’t carry baggage into other relationships, but I have been through a lot to never forget the things that built my muscle. I’m a positive person and I find myself supporting others w/o the favor of asking for anything from anyone. I loved hard, and I love unconditionally. There’s been many mistakes that I’ve made in the past and some that’ll be made in the future. That’s part of being human.
I know that there’s someone that I want more than ever. I’m not afraid to make mistakes in front of him, but I am scared that he won’t accept what it is that I have to offer. Love does start at home, and for the fact that not only did I receive it from both parents and my siblings, I loved and will always love me, too. Sometimes I find myself getting 5 steps ahead of my brain, but that’s normal for someone with big dreams. There are times when I need to be brought back down to earth, because some things that I may see looks fogging. Everyday I’m working at a full time job of trying to better myself. I don’t mind trying to make things right with myself on behalf of someone that I love, but most of the things I do is for me.
I admit, I’m stubborn and I don’t want to ask for help when it’s needed. I only do it because I was raised by a single mother that gave me every hope in the world. She provided every christmas, she attended every school play, she put me through school, and she gave me something that I couldn’t have experienced any better with anyone else. I thank God for her LOVE because it was well needed, but at the same time I grew up.
Everyone is taught differently how to be independent. I was specifically taught that depending on others wouldn’t get me anywhere. Calling someone for help would be a waste of time, because I had to get what I wanted through any kind of way I could. I was late for an exam? Mama stopped taking me and made me walk, I got stranded in the middle of nowhere on the bus one day, and I was told to call mama because she’d come get me. She offered her help before hand, but when I was stranded she told me to find a way home in the rain. This is why I hesitate to ask for help, because of situations such as that.
I was always compared to other people’s children. How come Jasmine was better than Kenyona or Zavion was more intelligent than me? I learned to let go and love myself, alone after while. I never mastered love because I never found my significant other. I love me till death and I’ve learned self value. Could I stop worrying for a while? Yes! Is it okay to ask for help? Yes! Have I mastered self love? Yes! Have I mastered loving someone else? No, because I haven’t found him.
I love everybody and this is a fact! Actions do speak louder than words, but sometimes words can become the loudest actions. I’ve been thrown away, cheated on, talked about, misunderstood, brought down — but I never stopped loving each and every person that hurt me. My heart is too big to be told differently, and many people that has watched me on my knees crying and praying can say that this is true. God has made me and molded me into someone beautiful. I never had that “I don’t care” attitude, because no matter what I’ll always care. It would be nice to have someone save the hero sometimes, too.
I have no excuses or anything to hide. I’m human and there’s nothing to justify the reason as to why I couldn’t do things better. I’m starting today and this time I’ll learn to ask for help from those that really are my God-given friends. I’m Kenyona and this is me!!

For Without A Plan The People Perish!!

 

 

 

I was sitting in my room writing out the vision that I saw for myself. There was a lot that I wanted to make happen for me and my friends. It’s hard when you are constantly overwhelmed with work and things. That shouldn’t be an excuse as to why we can’t map out a vision and make something good happen for the future. I wanted a bookstore, adult lounge, publishing company, and magazine company all built in one component. No one said it’s going to be easy to get, but that’s why I’m working this hard now for the promise of a better tomorrow. I wish that it all came easy sometimes, but if I got it all easy why would we want what it is that we’re asking for? The purpose is to make a dream happen, without having everything handed over to you. I want to be able to tell my children that I had to work my ass off so that they could get the same things that I have. Knowing the principal of life is very crucial and I’m doing everything I can, to make life just a bit easier than it was yesterday!

The author talking about her newest project!

 

Author Kenyona is talking about her new project, and the publishing of her first book. There’s a lot going on, but the author is doing it!!!

A Sweet Thank You <3

 

I just want to say thank you too all my fans, supporters, family, and friends. It means a lot that you thought of me!!!

Is blogging Lucrative?

A lot of people are asking questions about blogging. Is it lucrative? Is the money surplus? Well, YES!! In order for it to work you have to be persistent and patient about it. A niche blog focuses on one very specific topic and it’s this type of blog that aligns well with blog monetization methods such as contextual advertising and affiliate marketing. Not all blog topics are going to bring in strong earnings, for various reasons. So how do you pick a niche blog topic that’s apt to be lucrative?

There are 6 steps to making this work:

{ONE} = Create a list of interests, topics that you would be willing to write about on a regular basis.

{TWO} = You will need a topic that has potential for 100 or more blog entries about various elements or aspects of that topic. Look at the list that you created in Step 1 and cross off any topics that would not allow for 100 or more blog entries.

{THREE} = Consider affiliate marketing potential. Bloggers can earn significant revenue from affiliate marketing, but the niche blog topic must align well with affiliate marketing. Will a particular topic lend itself to recommendations for products or book sales? If not, then that topic should be crossed off the list, as affiliate marketing is a primary source of revenue for niche bloggers.

{FOUR} = Eliminate any niche blogging topics associated with “stop words” or “poison words” that might interfere with contextual marketing programs like Google AdWords. Keywords related to sex, gambling and crimes are frequently labeled as “stop words” or “poison words,” which result in all Google AdWords advertisements  getting pulled from that particular web page.

{FIVE} = Determine search volume and cost per click (CPC) for keywords associated with the topics that remain on the list. Using the Google Keyword Tool or a similar website, enter keyword terms associated with a particular niche blogging topic. You want a topic with at least five primary keywords that have a search volume of more than 20,000 per month. Also be sure to select “Show Avg. Estimated CPC” from the drop-down menu to view CPC. The CPC determines how much you can earn per ad click. The higher the CPC, the better the earning potential for a particular niche blogging topic.

{SIX} = Select a niche blogging topic from those remaining on the list and start blogging.

Learn the basics of SEO (search engine optimization) to maximize page views and earning potential. When purchasing a niche blog domain name, select a name that contains keywords relating to your blog topic. Blog regularly–at least three times per week. Fresh material encourages repeat visitors.

 

 

Another Year Older — It’s Part of Growing Up!!

I was awakened by a phone call at 12:00 a.m. from someone that I planned on settling for. He wished me a happy birthday and said a few things to help make my day better. After, we got off the phone I hung up and tried to focus on the positive side of things. I had a loss of sleep, because some of the screaming that came from the intercom machines in my room, and in the basement.

Finally, I closed my eyes and saw something really crazy. I was getting laid in my dreams, but what made it funny was that I woke up laughing. I’ve grown-up and matured over the last 19 years, and there a lot that I’ve learned. I’m one of the most coolest people you would know. My personality is very outgoing and down to earth. I know how to laugh, joke and be serious when it’s time.

The best thing that’s ever happened to me, was God allowing me to see another year. There’s a lot going on and I’ve accomplished a lot. Especially, getting my first book published in January 2013, and doing a touring book signing. I try to keep everyone happy and getting into the enjoyment of reading my work, and some of the blog posted. I’m human just like everyone else, and I’m deciding to feel, and be like myself.

 

 

I’m young, but there’s a lot that I have to offer. I’ve been blessed with so much and I don’t regret having the talent that I do. There are so many ways to be creative and I’m doing it right now. As we grow older, we listen out for the things in our surroundings and become more aware of certain things. Life isn’t the easiest gift given to us, but we make the most of it by living like it’s our last day.

I wasn’t looking for anything on this beautiful day. I just needed life, and something to let me know that God was giving me another chance at life. There’s a lot that I want from life, and that includes a man that loves me, and a family. I’m not dumb but I know what I can handle and what I can not. I’m different from other females, because I carry myself with grace and elegance. I’m learning about myself everyday, and I’m doing something great. I have dreams and achievements, and I’m going to get the majority of them all achieved before I turn twenty-five. I’ve been working hard, so since today is my birthday — I’m relaxing and taking it easy.

The Contest and the rules!!!

The rules strictly applies to everyone that is contemplating/ joined the competition. You must play fair and don’t cheat, it’s not like you could anyway. The deadline for the contest is Nov. 27th 2012. You must enter your entries/submissions on the contest page. No one can tell you what to write about, but it has to be something interesting. There should be a sample of a short story or novella that you’re in the process of working on. I guarantee that this will be fun, because I’ve done something such as this before, and everyone had a blast.

However you choose to enter it on the ‘CONTEST’ page, is your business. It has to be visible to me so that I can see it, and the choice of format is yours. Please do NOT write in penmanship, because that’s doing too much. It has to be your own version of “LE PROMESSE” and however you want to create it. I will post a short example of mines up on the site so that you can have some insight as to what’s going on. There will only be one winner, and the first place winner gets a signed copy of my book SWORD OF LOVE: A PARISIAN LOVE (BOOK1) and a T-shirt, cd and bookmark. I’m contemplating on putting some cash in the prize/stash.

 

 

 

Below I have an example of my own LE PROMESSE (The promise). Don’t copy nor take any of the characters or anything that  has its’ content. The book is currently being worked on now, and has been copyrighted for future references.

 

EXAMPLE:

 

Chapter One

       I know not a lot of people my age tend to do the things I do. This is a big world and sometimes, we get lost in it. I found my purpose when I was awakened by the phases of life. I’m a person of love, but I have to compare myself to a butterfly. Like something so small, I go through many different stages before I become mature.

There’s this room that I’m writing from. It represents something about myself, and I hope that the world can see the same exact things that I do. Sometimes I feel like we need to be alone with ourselves, to get the full understanding of what we want out of life.

As I lie down on this queen-sized bed, I’m writing a story without paper and pen. I thought that maybe if I went away to a far away angelic place to write this, than everyone would have a better understanding of who I am, as a person. I chose to lay my body to rest, in this all white beachfront house that stands facing the water.

There’s a pure white queen-sized bed and a white and silver lamp mounted to the wall. Everything is white except for the green plant that sits vertical of the bed, in a tall white vase. There’s a green, gray and white throw rug on top of the white carpet. A navy green and black granite table is placed against the wall, across from the bed. There’s this white chair placed in front of the table with golden emblazon on its sides.

This is Kenyona R.C. Parlor, not the physical being speaking to the world; but the spiritual being. People often mistake me for the physical things they see, but that has to be corrected. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with laying down my fleshy display. There’s a purpose and a reason for everything that is performed. Why can’t we just accept people as they really are? You’re physicality is what allows you to do certain things that your spirituality, doesn’t allow. Most of the times we want to see what we can feel, instead of feeling what it is that we cannot see.

This human race is complex to the point of malfunctions, especially when it comes to trying to fathom. We confuse our thoughts with our feelings, and our feelings with our thoughts. My point is that we’re backwards and don’t know how to move forward. We make things complicated but yet we all request for the best.

There’s a promise to someone out there, for someone that can love me without going for the physical things. I know it’s a challenge to all mankind when you have to define the inner side of a person, but things will work out for the best. It’s like going on a crusade to make it to the promise land, without any marks or blemishes.

I don’t have to ask what love is, because I know what it defines. I don’t confuse lust and love with one another. There’s a sacred part of me that is promised to a prince of a far away place. I’m not fearful of who the person is, but if he’s able to take on few challenges. A man goes through things, but he should never run when a challenge calls him out.

There’s something so beautiful around me, but why would I destroy it? I’m looking beyond my what my eyes are showing me. My heart has a mind and eyes of its own; I’m following the path of justification for what’s right. I need someone that has their own and knows how to grow up when it’s time to do so. I would never disappoint myself, settling for a business talk isn’t what I’m searching for. I’d prefer to cut right to the chase and get on with my life, family, and this promise!

 

CHAPTER TWO ….

CHAPTER THREE ….

 

 

****Make sure you make the story your own, and keep the readers interested! May the best submission win!! ********

The Power of Music

 

I don’t listen to rap much these days because it doesn’t have much meaning to it. R&B is okay but now-a-days I prefer soft piano music. I think it’s the tranquility of it that allows you to relax, and just be at peace. Normally, when I’m writing books or trying to focus on a scene I pull this kind of music up, and I listen to it. This has a meaning to it, and it’s very mind catching. Sometimes when I hear music like this, I just lie in bed and relax.

 

Most of the inspiration I get in writing, and with staying humble is listening to this kind of music. Things come a little easier, and it feels like everything that was once rushed, has slowed down. It’s so much of the story behind the music, instead of having lyrics all the time. This is that type of music you can listen to in the morning, and no one can tell you to turn it off. A music, something made for all hours of the day. Classic music is beautiful too, but I’d flow more with this.

 

There’s something about music that keeps everyone grounded. It’s like the world is all chaotic, but as soon as something meaningful comes on, the world than is at peace. It’s a way of bringing people of all color and race together. The fact of having a lot in common with each other, music is what brought us to the same arena. Sad to say we still have racist people in the world, but those  that depends on music to keep us together, has been one step closer to a better world. There’s a lot going on, and people are killing each other, but music has this power to bring peace.

If music was a holiday, I guess it would be celebrated all throughout the year. There would be BB-Q’s and parties all the time. The different cultures of music is what makes everything so diverse. No one wants to hear the same things, but we do want to hear music. I don’t consider today’s music, real music because it’s a lot of meaningless nonsense. Artist just rap or sing, just to sing. Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Jill scott, India Arie and countless others; they gave music the real definition of power. There’s so much power in words, but if you listen to some of the lyrics from back in the day, everything had a meaning. I know I have to be correct!