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

How to Know If He Is the One

Article Written by and interviewed by: Debbie Stokes What is it that you really want in a relationship? Do you know? For far too long many women have struggled with finding someone who is "their" everything and who adds value. If it's not one thing, it's another. ⇒ He doesn't listen or talk to you… Continue reading How to Know If He Is the One

How to Deal with Grief and Loss – A Video Interview

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes One thing is certain in life, we all will experience grief and loss many times throughout our lives. Loss is inevitable. What makes the difference is how we deal with it. Most times when we think of grief and loss, we relate it to losing a loved one,… Continue reading How to Deal with Grief and Loss – A Video Interview

Your Storms Don’t Have to Break You

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes In our lives we experience test after test after test and are challenged from within as to how we will respond to them. We sometimes find ourselves struggling to see and think clearly. As a matter of fact, at times we are pushed to our breaking point—asking God… Continue reading Your Storms Don’t Have to Break You

How to Ace an Interview

Article Written and Interview by: Debbie Stokes Have you ever wondered why you didn't get that job? The one where you thought you aced the interview. I know I've asked that question before. Then I would start thinking about what could have gone wrong. Did I not answer the questions correctly? Were my answers not… Continue reading How to Ace an Interview

Bad Bitch with a Killer Pitch: A Video Interview

Article & Interview by: Debbie Stokes How many of you have ever had a hard time finding the right words to say to get a job, a date, to borrow money... whether from a friend or a bank, or to get a book deal? I bet you didn't know you were doing what is called… Continue reading Bad Bitch with a Killer Pitch: A Video Interview

6 Ways to Say No and Mean It

Written by: Debbie Stokes No is such a small word but also an unbelievable BIG word. A word most find hard to say when family, friends, or co-workers are asking for something of you. I mean how many of you have ever been asked to do something you didn’t want to do? Most of us… Continue reading 6 Ways to Say No and Mean It

5 Steps to Stay an Individiual in Your Relationship

Written by: Debbie Stokes Did you know it’s possible to remain who you are in a relationship or marriage? Did you know it’s possible to have your own thinking and space? Well guess what? It is… when it’s healthy. I’ve been with the same guy for 42 years in June. Married 31 years and dated… Continue reading 5 Steps to Stay an Individiual in Your Relationship