Saturday, November 28, 2015

Overcoming Fear Quote - George Addair

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Quantitative Research Class

Tough class! But I hung in there. Lol!:).  I made a "B"  Yey!!!:) This doctorate program is no joke.  

Haven't had a chance to upload my YouTube Video in a minute.  A new one will be post sometime this week. 

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Monday, September 21, 2015

How to Stay on Course

By Kimberly Swanson "Purpoz", MS Psychology, CNA

Have you ever felt like that you are getting off course?  I know I do and it is so easy to get off track.  Sometimes the hardest part is to get back on course and heading in the right direction. There may be times when you may feel so consumed with your life that you sway from your purpose.  Weighing studies, family responsibilities, a job can be pretty tough.  I know because I am in the same boat.

What do you do when you become sided tracked and all of your plans are not flowing?    The following are some things that you can do:

  •            Take a closer look to see where you went wrong.
  •        Formulate some ideas on how to fix it.
  •        Think about how you avoid it in future.

The first step is to take a closer look of where you went wrong.  How did you get off track?  For example, my biggest problems with studying are that I sometimes go into a tangent and procrastinate on assignments.  I go into a tangent when I focus on other things such as watching TV instead of focusing on things that are time sensitive such as reports. A tangent can be any distraction that takes you off course such as hanging out with friends or playing video games when you have more important matters that needs to be handled. If tangents are constantly left unchecked, it can lead to procrastinating and causing students to fall behind in their assignments.   

Another step is to formulate some ideas on how to fix the problem.  Now lets look at my problem of going in tangents with the TV.  The solution I formulated for my problem is to have more discipline and to stay on schedule. Instead of running to the TV when I have to work, I would plan to do it when it is more feasible to do so.  

The last step is to figure out a way to avoid getting off course.  Once I figured that going into tangents causes me to procrastinate on my assignment, I knew that I had to do something to keep it from becoming a negative habit.  I started to implement a new regiment of following a do list or a schedule.  And once I completed my tasks, then I would have free time to do other things. 

Is it possible to stay on course?  Yes it is, and once you do, you become more balanced.  Staying on course is more than just working, taking care of family, studying and doing your school work, it is an intricate part of your life. Once you have mastered the art of staying focused on your purpose, then you able to accomplish great things regardless of what obstacles that may come your way.  Yes, you can succeed!:)

Copyright in 2015 by ©Messenger Publishing, Inc.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bath & Body Works Haul

Hi Peeps!:)  I loved getting pampered with  Bath & Body works.  On this blog and v-log I share my thoughts on the some of the body sprays, lotions, candles, and hand sanitizers. Don't forget to check out my Bath & Body Works Haul on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel.  Don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel.  Peace! xo

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Human Learning

Right now, I am taking  the Human Learning class in the psychology doctoral program at Keiser University.  I am learning about different educational models and techniques when it comes to teaching and giving class instruction. I am looking forward to utilizing these new skills soon as a professor/college instructor:).

Friday, June 5, 2015

Updates & Random Summer Pics (2015)

Rockin a new Summer hairdo
with makeup.
What's up peeps?  It is already Summer and so many changes have occurred this season.  I no longer blog for U.S. Career Institute, but I still attend their school.  I finally landed me a job working for the state as a supervised therapist and assessor.  Yey!!!  It seem like my hard work is finally beginning to pay off.   

Sometimes it may seem like your hard work has gone unnoticed  but hang in there  you will eventually reach your goals and fullest potential.  The key is to never give up.  Like my father Dr. Swanson always said,  "Don't drop your bone!"

The following are some random Summer pics:
Au Natural! - Summer hair do, no make up only lip gloss.
Hair styled my daughter, Autumn!:)

Enjoyed my green salad with
a slice of corn bread on the side!
My favorite summer  homemade soup.
The rock of hope in our family garden.

At the gym enjoying the sauna and steam room Ummm
relaxing after a good workout.
Me getting ready to relax after a
long busy day.
*Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Don't forget to visit the Kimberly Purpoz ChannelPsychology Essence Blog and check out my booksupcoming books, and future books to come.  Till next time peace!!!:)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Green Salad Recipe

Avocado (optional)
1/2 cup
Black beans, canned
1/2 cup
Cherry tomatoes (optional)
2 tbsp
Cilantro, fresh leaves
1/2 cup
Purple onions
Boiled Eggs
1-2 cup(s)
Lime, Juice of (optional)
5 cups
Romaine lettuce
Baking & Spices
1 Pinch
Garlic Powder
Oils & Vinegars
2 tbsp
Basalmic vinegar
1/4 cup
Olive oil
Bread & Baked Goods
1/4 cup
Cornbread on the side (Optional)
1/2 cup
Choice of Dressing

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Snapshot - Cognition and Emotions Class

I did not realize how much your emotions can affect your overall health (mentally, physically, and also spiritually).  I am  really enjoying my class on cognition and emoticon I am learning a lot of new information.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Anorexia & Body Image

All over the world there  are various views and ideology of what is considered beautiful especially when it comes to body images.  For example in some African countries such as Nigeria,  a woman who has a few extra pounds or curves is considered attractive.  But in other countries such as the United States being skinny  or thin is what is considered beautiful.  This strong powerful message of the standard of beauty is often times depicted in the media and is forever etched into the minds of women and young girls.  On my  Psychology Essence Blog. This week's word of the day is psychopathology.  This week's topic is on Symptoms and Etiology of  Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating  disorder classified by an obsessive urge to lose weight by refusing to eat food.

Copyrighted 2015 by Kimberly Swanson (Messenger Publishing, Inc.) all rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Six Ways to Have Confidence - Believe in Yourself

Having confidence can make you or break. If you don't believe in yourself, then who else will?  It is important  to build up your self confidence in order to be more successful in different aspects of your life.

"Life is filled with joy and laughter.  Try to make the most of each precious moment it brings." -  Kimberly Purpoz

The following are the six tips that I share on my v-log:
  • Affirmations
  • Positive people
  • Believe in yourself
  • Taking care of your health
  • Improve your appearance
  • Love yourself

Below is  is the link to my v-log on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel:

My upcoming book, Purpose Lies Within:  A Motivational Book for the Heart and Soul coming soon!:)

Updated 10/06/16

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beginning of Psychology PhD Program (Cognitive Neuroscience)

I have officially started the PhD program:). Looking, forward to learning more about the brain in Neuroscience.  I will keep you guys posted.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Notes from Binge /Emotional Eating Disorder V-log

Emotional Eating can be a serious health problem if it is not managed properly.  This week I did a v-log about my binge eating disorder experience and how I  have coped with it (click on video below).    The following are some of the things you can do to overcome it Binge Eating Disorder.

  • Recognize that you an emotional eater -  Often time people who are emotional eaters don’t realize that they are overeating or they are denial that they are over eating.  
  • Figure what causes you to emotionally eat -  Usually people binge eat when they are under a lot of stress, sad, or depressed.  There are many things that can cause a person to binge eat.
  •  Intervention – Replace overeating with something more healthy (healthier lifestyle) such as using daily exercise, eating right, meditation, drawing, painting as an outlet.
If you think you are a binge/emotional eater and have a hard time coping, you may need to seek professional counseling. 

Psychology Today –Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test

Emotional Eating- How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. Last updated: February 2015.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Change - (Career Gain, Losing A Loved One and Emotional Eating)

I’ve been through several changes in my life; some are good while others are not.  One good change is completing my master’s degree in psychology.  For my internship I am working at a local counseling center where I am getting some valuable experience in working in both counseling and in medical billing and coding.  I am learning different techniques when it comes to both individual and group counseling.  I am having the opportunity to teach classes on both anger management and stress.
With my internship I am also learning how to do medical billing and coding and how to process
payments through Medicaid.  I am learning a wealth of information.  Practically every very time I go to the counseling center, I learn something new.  I am also in the process of pursuing my Associate Professional Counseling License (LAPC).
The negative thing that occurred in my life was losing my father.  My father, Dr. Johnnie Swanson died last week and it hit my family and me pretty hard.  He will be greatly missed.  Having these new great beginnings taking place in my life and then having to cope with   death and losing a loved one can be very hard and difficult.  I began to regress started back over eating  again.  But I realized that I have a problem with emotionl eating so I put a stop to it dead in its track.  This week,  I will posting a v- blog about my Emotional eating issues (Binge eating disorder) on  my YouTube channel Kimberly Purpoz.   I will share with you all what I am doing to manage my  binge eating issue. I am determined not to go back my old habits. I want to continue being  healthy and live by my dad's motto "Your Health is your First Wealth".
My dad and I had a very close relationship and he is going to be missed.  I took another term off from school.  But I know that I have to go back stronger than ever when I start back into my PhD program because I have made a promise to my dad that I will continue my education and pursue my dream of becoming a doctor.
I am also a research writer and blogger for U.S. Career Institute.  You read  my article called "When Change Occur in Your Life at  @  Don't forget to check and subscribe to the Kimberly Purpoz Channel @  Till time keep the faith.


Kimberly Purpoz

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Weight Lost Journey

Hello peeps.  I decided to take charge of my health and make a difference in how I live.  Now I have changed the way I eat and include daily exercise into my day to day routine.  Below are some snapshots of my work in progress of losing 25 pounds.  I am currently looking to lose 25-50 more pounds.

After seeing  the progress of my hard  work,  I am really forward to working harder to get my body in top shape.  I am currently on a regiment of  drinking more water, eating more organic foods and having smoothies.  I exercises at least 3 times a weeks doing aerobic and weight training.

Below is the link to my  v-log of  my weight lost journey on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel on Youtube.  Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

More Updates & Welcome Video

Starting a new year has brought in a whole lot of new changes.  Some changes are positive while others are not.  Making a positive change in your life can be a good thing and that is what I am doing.  The major transitions has occurs in my life  and they are:  1. I have completed my masters degree in psychology (Yey!!!!).  2.  I have lost 25 pounds.  3. I am revamping my YouTube channel.  Keep visiting my blog I will keep you posted with more updates.

The picture to the left is an updated selfie for the Kimberly Purpoz Channel.  I decided needed put a more current picture of me. Especially since my hair has grown out.   To the right is a snapshot from recording my welcome to my my channel v-log.    And  you can check out my new intro video below.  I will elaborate more about these changes in my upcoming blog posts till next time.  Keep the faith!:)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Reflection - Random 2014 pics

Now that it is a start to a new years, here are some random Reflection 2014 pics:

I had both joy and laughter in 2014  and I also had some pain and sorrow, but  overall 2014 was a good year for me and my family. Tough but good.  I am looking forward to  an even better year in 2015.
 I had a lot of statistical research classes in 2014.  In 2015  I may take a  mental break from school and later start anew. Lol:)  Who knows?  Perhaps a new career is in the air.
 Below are my 2014 natural  hair styles

Here is one of my favorite nail polish with my purple laptop in the background.

 I lost 20 pounds in 2014.  I still have more to lose.  Here is a pic  of  me starting my transformation along with a straightened hairdo.  I will be posting my weight lost journey on my Kimberly Purpoz Channel on YouTube.

Below is one of my favorite dishes I loved to eat in 2014.  Still is one of my favorites.  Will try to cut back on the carbs for 2015.:)

Below is a pic of the small city where I live.  

I wish you all the best in 2015!!!  Till next time keep the faith!:)