Train Your Mind and Get Inspired – Queen Of Katwe Giveaway

Motherhood sometimes comes with a side of “I often forget I have needs.” We forget to eat, forget to shower, forget to sleep, forget to pee… Can you relate? But we eventually do take care of our physical needs because we know we need to.

But ponder on this: how often do you feed your mind and your soul?

I recently watched a screening of Disney’s Queen Of Katwe with my daughters, an inspiring true story of a young girl named Phiona, whose life in an impoverished Ugandan slum takes a positive turn when she is introduced to the game of chess.

It took me back to my own childhood in a slum in the Dominican Republic and to my own obsession with chess, a fascinating game that provided me a sense of empowerment and freedom. Queen Of Katwe became my new favorite movie and you are sure to love it, no matter what your upbringing looked like.

You belong where you believe you belong #QueenOfKatwe #QueenOfKatweEvent

Phiona’s passion for chess, along with her faith and positive outlook eventually lead her to become an international chess champion. It’s a story of overcoming the odds and finding your inner Queen.

QUEEN OF KATWE opens in SELECT theaters
on September 23rd and everywhere on September 30th.

Like Phiona, you too can embrace your queendom by feeding your mind and your soul, preferably as often as you feed your belly. And I invite you to do that on your own terms.  Ask yourself how you can feel more full; like you are living a full life… and then trust that answer without doubting your intuition.

I’ll be attending the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere of Queen Of Katwe later this month, along with 24 outstanding bloggers, where we will be interviewing the stars behind the film.

We have teamed up to bring you, not ONE, BUT TWO amazing chances to win this gorgeous Jarilo chess board along with a copy of Queen Of Katwe by Tim Crothers, so you can get started training your mind and feeding your soul with inspiration… And finally take a much deserved break from all you juggle as a mom.

Queen Of Katwe Event Giveaway

I pray you win and get your own copy of QUEEN OF KATWE! I have been reading this book with my daughters and I’ve been crying with each page. This book will inspire you and provide you with strength to overcome the many struggles you face.

Entering the Queen Of Katwe giveaway is simple and easy: just follow the steps in the giveaway tool below! However, once you are done entering my giveaway, head over to Jay Sims’ blog and enter the second giveaway.

Queen of Katwe Giveaway 1

Rules of the Giveaway: Winners are subject to verification of eligibility. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, a U.S. Resident and provide a physical mailing address for the prize (P.O. Boxes will not be accepted).  The giveaway starts at 12:00 am CST on September 9th, 2016, and will be end at 11:59 pm on September 16th, 2016.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.  Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of prize and a new winner will be selected.  


Train your mind and get inspired. Do not neglect yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup, yet as a mom, you must pour.

“Mom, mom, mom, mom, moooom!”

Our little blessings are impatient and demanding, at best. I hear them call “mom” so many times each day, that I sometimes forget my own name… my own identity.

Use your mind and you will find safety #QueenOfKatwe #QueenOfKatweEvent

Aristotle said: “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”  By investing in ourselves, taking the time to play, read, pray, have a good cry, a 5-minute nap (those work!), or just be alone with our thoughts, we can be happier, and we can be our best and give our best to those we love. It makes a world of a difference.

Do you make time to read? Do you play chess? Share what you do to train your mind and find inspiration.

To learn more about my new favorite movie, visit the QUEEN OF KATWE website, Like QUEEN OF KATWE on Facebook, and Follow QUEEN OF KATWE on Twitter and be sure to follow the hashtag #QueenOfKatweEvent to learn more about this amazing movie and to follow the journey of the 25 #QueenOfKatweEvent Bloggers who will be attending the Red Carpet Premiere.

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35 thoughts on “Train Your Mind and Get Inspired – Queen Of Katwe Giveaway

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  2. I used to play a neighborhood friend when I was a kid. He had more patience for it than I did and was usually the victor. Hard to find someone willing to play these days with all the electronics around.

  3. I’ve seen the trailer but I haven’t seen the movie. I bet this will be an inspiration to many girls. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this film!

  4. I’ve heard a lot of great buzz about this movie. I’ve only played chess once or twice, but it was invigorating. I do make time to read and have discovered some great books in the last months.

  5. I first played chess in high school. I was a member of the chess club and played with my friends before school. I also taught my mother how to play.

  6. I haven’t played chess in a long time. My father taught me and I remember I used to be obsessed with the game. I love all about this story and I can’t wait to watch the movie. Crossing my fingers that I win the copy!

  7. I’ve been playing chess since I was fourteen years old. I’m not great at it, but I absolutely love to play, especially in-person as opposed to online.

  8. love how this movie empowers women and can teach children in so many ways. I never learned how to play chess even though i tried so many times before. Probably i can give it a try again and see the movie too!

  9. I got in trouble on the school bus in middle school and was suspended from riding the bus for a week. I joined the chess club, so I could ride the activity bus home from school.

  10. Ive played a few times, but i get confused about which pieces do which thing. my fiancé is a huge fan of the game though. we haven’t attempted to play yet.

  11. Hahah you’re talking to an avid chess player here. Joined the chess club at school, entered tournaments. My main game now is Scramble with my dad but I still enjoy rockin chess with my best friend on the weekends.
    I love that strategy and class of it all, how each piece has a function/limitations and how you need to apply this together with alittle intuition to achieve the win. Sometimes even go beyond the limitation.

    That being said Queen Of Katwe sounds amazing and I cant wait to watch it. Especially since its based in my homeland of Africa.

  12. I loved playing chess growing up! As I grew older, I played less and less because there was no one to play with. Then the internet was born and I got AI and anonymous players to contend with. 🙂

  13. I like to play chess casually, but I’ve never really been good at it. I haven’t played in a while, but maybe I’ll take it up again!

  14. I learned to play chess as a kid thanks to a computer program. I do enjoy a good game off chess! The only problem is, the last time I played my wife beat me and she won’t play me again! Haha Maybe this would change things 🙂

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