Women Over 40: Why You are the True Army of Change

What are the greatest lessons you’ve learned as you have matured? What are some things you wish you would've told your younger self? I remember when I turned 40 years old like it was yesterday. I remember I went to sleep at 39 years old and woke up 40 years old and it seemed like… Continue reading Women Over 40: Why You are the True Army of Change

How to Overcome Literacy Issues in Your Family

Literacy issues are a big problem among adults, more than we realize. In fact according to an article by Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post, "There are 32 million adults who can't read." There are many adults, for whatever reason, who didn't finish school and lacked learning abilities growing up. Their learning issues could have… Continue reading How to Overcome Literacy Issues in Your Family

Allison Jones: Her Story of Resilience After a Brain Tumor

Challenges bombard our lives often. Some are easier to overcome than others and there are some that can break us. What makes the difference is how we choose to deal with them and how strong our faith is to help get us through. Think about the last time you had a major challenge in your… Continue reading Allison Jones: Her Story of Resilience After a Brain Tumor

4 Reasons Why Being Positive Should Be Important in Your Life

Do you struggle with thinking positive all the time? I think it’s probably normal for most people. For instance, when a life-altering event happens like a job loss, a death, or a foreclosure; in most instances, positivity is lost. Sadness comes to the forefront. Afterall, these events do change lives drastically. What if I told… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Being Positive Should Be Important in Your Life

Don’t Let Comparing Yourself Kill Your Dreams (A Video Interview)

Have you ever second-guessed yourself because you were comparing yourself to someone else? What thoughts went through your head? Did it almost make you want to quit? I know there are many of us who find ourselves comparing what we do and if it’s as good as what someone else is doing in the same… Continue reading Don’t Let Comparing Yourself Kill Your Dreams (A Video Interview)

5 Things You Can Do to Focus

Have you ever been afraid to do something? For whatever reason, the very thought of doing that “one” thing had you shaking in your boots with your heart racing, and your nerves… uncontrollable. So much so, you let that fear overtake you and it won. Well that’s what happened with me and this blog. Let… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do to Focus

How to Shift Your Mindset to Love Yourself (A Video Interview)

Some women walk in boldness and love the skin they're in. On the other hand, some women struggle with loving themselves for one reason or another. Usually, the way they feel about themselves is a direct result of how their lives were impacted by their experiences growing up. If you think about it some women's… Continue reading How to Shift Your Mindset to Love Yourself (A Video Interview)

10 Things You Should Stop Right Now

You are more powerful than you realize. Your value is without question the very essence of what makes you unique. Occasionally, some doubt what they can bring to the table; but it's not your fault. It has everything to do with your actual experiences in life, the things you've been exposed to, and the messages… Continue reading 10 Things You Should Stop Right Now

Lupus Symptoms: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore (A Video Interview)

May is Lupus Awareness Month. Did you know 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women? And the average length of time for a woman to be diagnosed is 6 years? Unfortunately, my husband falls into the 10% of men who are diagnosed with it. Lupus, in the beginning, literally took him and me… Continue reading Lupus Symptoms: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore (A Video Interview)

How to Be Calm in the Storm

This story started over 6 years ago which seems like a long time. I lived in a reality which I will call herding (living a life without meaning… doing what everybody else did) until I lived my very personal melt-down. Then I had a massive reboot; it was time for me to “grow up.” That… Continue reading How to Be Calm in the Storm

How to Go From Surviving to Thriving

I'm sure you've heard stories of women suffering with postpartum depression. There are some who make the news because of the violent acts they commit. Andrea Yates from Texas is probably one of the most famous cases because she killed her 5 children in a bathtub after suffering with it. On the other hand, there… Continue reading How to Go From Surviving to Thriving

Diabetes: What You Need to Know (A Video Interview)

Do you have diabetes and don't know it? According to a report on the American Diabetes Association website, 1 in 3 U.S. adults 20 years or older have prediabetes (88 million), and 1 in 10 Americans 20 years and older already have diabetes (34.2 million). These statistics are alarming. With diabetes being so prevalent, it's… Continue reading Diabetes: What You Need to Know (A Video Interview)

Thank You Front Line Workers!

As I started writing this week’s article, I saw on the news where a Giant worker in Maryland lost her life to coronavirus. She was 27 years old. During the interview, her mother said crying, “She loved her job doing whatever they needed her to do to help people.” Apparently, her mother tried to convince her to stay… Continue reading Thank You Front Line Workers!

Breast Cancer: A Story of Survival and Triumph

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes I remember years ago during the days when I owned a beauty salon, one of my customers came in with watered-filled eyes, and when she saw me she burst into tears. She was so distraught she made me cry. She wasn't talking like she normally did. After a… Continue reading Breast Cancer: A Story of Survival and Triumph

You Can Thrive Through Mental Illness

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes Did you know there are people suffering with depression, anxiety, OCD, biopolar disorder, and so many other types of mental illnesses who work and function in society everyday among you? Many have been suffering for years, and as long as they take their meds, it's possible you may… Continue reading You Can Thrive Through Mental Illness

Comedian Carla Simpson Brings Laughter in the Middle of the Covid-19 Crisis

Article & Interview by: Debbie Stokes During these times of family lockdowns, social distancing, and executive orders being placed on its residences by city, state, and the federal government due to the coronavirus pandemic; people are finding ways to be creative. They are experiencing self-discovery, shifting prospectives, rediscovering family, implanting themselves in their faith, and… Continue reading Comedian Carla Simpson Brings Laughter in the Middle of the Covid-19 Crisis

True Christian Spirituality Explained and Why It’s a Sin to Be Poor

Article and Interview by: Debbie Stokes Yes, we are all dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. For some, we are being pushed to the brink. Some are fighting with depression. Some with lonliness. Some with boredom. Some with feelings of uncertainty. Some with fear. Then, there are those who are using their adaptibility… Continue reading True Christian Spirituality Explained and Why It’s a Sin to Be Poor

Joel Gamble: Former NFL Player Tells How to Keep Your Children Positive and Safe

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes The most precious jewels you have are your children. They come into the world dependent on you nurturing and molding them to be people of character, substance, and integrity. Hopefully, they will one day grow into law-abiding, productive, and giving citizens who can stand strong in their beliefs,… Continue reading Joel Gamble: Former NFL Player Tells How to Keep Your Children Positive and Safe

Coronavirus: Things You Can Do to Get Through This New Normal

Written By: Debbie Stokes The Coronavirus has come like a thief in the night seeking to devour all the people it can. It has been relentless, whether affecting people directly or indirectly. It has been testing people’s sanity, faith, common sense, and strength. The scary thing is that there is no vaccine or cure at… Continue reading Coronavirus: Things You Can Do to Get Through This New Normal

The Truth About Entrepreneurship

Written & Submitted by: Kirsten Dunn "It’s a good Morning, this is a good Morning. This is a really good Morning, this is a New Morning, this is a New Day. This is a new vibrational point of an attraction." Hearing this soothing mantra, I inhale life and exhale gratitude. I place my feet on… Continue reading The Truth About Entrepreneurship