Inspiration 

AWIA’s Women Empowerment Cruise: Authentic Bonds

Alright, so the weekend is over with and it’s back to that weekday grind!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend because I know I did.  Marcela Paschal of Elite Visions hosted the Inaugural  AWIA’s Women Empowerment Cruise.  If I had to sum up the entire event with one statement that statement would be,  authentic women – building authentic bonds. I wouldn’t have it any other way. We supported one another in business endeavors and had some great moments of transparency.  During our speakers session Rachael “The Credit Lady”  dropped some…

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Focused, Fearless, Brunch Inspiration 

Focused and Fearless Brunch: Unity, Love, Support and Accountability

The Focused and Fearless Brunch was a great success. I never thought that I would gain lessons from planning one though. Two weeks prior to the event, Hurricane Irma appeared.  My family and I decided to evacuate from the storm.  I debated on changing the date of the event or canceling it all together. Thankfully a little sense of normalcy returned and the event went on as scheduled. Furthermore, one of the greatest lesson that stood out to me was to always have a back-up plan.  Things will go wrong,…

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Issa, Ray, Black, Girl, Magic Inspiration 

Black Girl Magic: Why I Can’t Get Enough of It and Why the World Needs It

Black Girl Magic a concept that was genius to began with and birthed by CaShawn Thompson. Black Girl Magic, when on display is a reminder of our greatness. It is a reminder of our brilliance and just how far we can go when we take the limits off;  whether they are self imposed or not. The concept and later creation of the hash tag, #BlackGirlMagic caused a bit of controversy.     Too often non black people have attempted to  drive the narrative surrounding black women and their blackness. The…

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Valentine's Day, Love, Relationships, Holiday, Money, Blues, Shake Inspiration 

Shake off the Valentine’s Day Blues

One of the most beautiful days to celebrate love is just around the corner.  You would think that a day that centers around celebrating love, wouldn’t be such a downer for some; but it is.   Most advertisements centered around Valentine’s Day feature couples. Couples happily in love wining and dining each other.  Um, okay. Here are five ways to kick the Valentine’s Day Blues Focus on the love that surrounds you and embrace it Take your children or another family member that may not get out often out to dinner.…

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My 2017

At the beginning of 2016, I affirmed that I wanted to learn. My desire was that I would remain teachable and be open to guidance. This year did not disappoint in lessons. I learned that procrastination was a silent threat to my efforts. I learned that consistency prevented doubts from establishing their roots. I learned that being alone is okay. I learned that taking interest in things that I liked did not mean that I cared about others any less. I discovered my passion and will continue to take steps…

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Attitude of Gratitude

In one week, the youngest of my crew will be graduating from high school.  Initially the thought of this milestone moment made me feel some type of way.  However, as the day draws nearer, and attitude of gratitude has come to the forefront. I’m thankful because I was once a teen mom.  Although, by the time I gave birth to my baby daughter I was 22; I wasn’t a teenager any longer, but still very young.  I will never forget the day that I had to actually begin caring for…

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Eventually They Grow Up

Good morning, I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. This past Mother’s Day, all of my children and grandchildren were home.  My children cooked me breakfast and we all just sat around talking and laughing. Then it hit me, in August of this year I will be home alone. My youngest graduates high school this year and then will head off to college; my oldest daughter will be have moved into her own place and my son has a family of his own to care for. …

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