We Are Women: Strong-Beautiful-and Proud

Written By: Debbie Stokes Have you ever thought about the strength you possess as a woman? As we enter into 2020, now is the time to refocus on who we are. This year has been good for some and for others—not so good, but what defines us is still the same… we are women. Despite… Continue reading We Are Women: Strong-Beautiful-and Proud

Unleash Your Dormant Dreams

Article Written and Interviewed By: Debbie Stokes When I think about dormant dreams, I can't help but think about all those buried dreams I kept inside of me for so long... dreams I let fear control. The truth be told, some are still held inside of me because of fear. The fear of the unknown.… Continue reading Unleash Your Dormant Dreams

Hard is the Price of Admission

Article Contributed and Written By: Lisa Reck Hi! I'm Lisa Reck. I have a passion for life and dreams and everything in between. I'm a wife to my amazing husband and a mom to 4 wonderful boys. My passion is inspiring and helping others to live their best life always. Life is meant to be… Continue reading Hard is the Price of Admission

13 Ways Expectations Can Lead to Disappointments

Article Written By: Debbie Stokes I was wondering why people get disappointed so easily when it comes to other people. Then I realized it’s because they haven’t prepared themselves to handle the “what if” scenarios. With that being said, I have listed some things that have helped me to avoid being so disappointed in my… Continue reading 13 Ways Expectations Can Lead to Disappointments

How to Deal With Your Self-image Issues

Article and Interview by: Debbie Stokes For so long, growing up, I suffered with self-image issues. It wasn't because I thought I was ugly or overweight, but because when I looked in the mirror I always saw flaws in my appearance. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of confidence, was smart, and got… Continue reading How to Deal With Your Self-image Issues

Choices: Now That I Know Better

Article Written and Contributed by: Malika Staar Malika S. Carey aka Malika Staar loves God, her family, and her church. She is passionate about life; even amidst the hurdles it brings, she believes through faith, all things are possible. Malika believes there is nothing wrong with daydreaming, as long as you go after what you… Continue reading Choices: Now That I Know Better

How Men Really Feel About Women and Equal Pay

Article Written By: Debbie Stokes Why aren't women treated fairly by men on the job? Why don’t women earn equal pay to men in the same positions? We are at a time in society where these questions need to be addressed more than ever. When it comes to equal pay, the sad truth is the… Continue reading How Men Really Feel About Women and Equal Pay

Taking Risk and Trusting Your Gifts

Article Written By: Debbie Stokes For so many, risk is a scary word because it requires you to go outside of what's normal for you. It also requires you to be brave. If you think about what risk means, it's taking a chance that could be harmful, dangerous or cause loss. but you do it… Continue reading Taking Risk and Trusting Your Gifts

Eagles with Broken Wings

When you think of an eagle, more often than not, you probably think of power, beauty, and being able to soar. In fact, an eagle is known for being fast, furious, and for owning the sky when it takes flight. But I'm guessing, you never think of yourself as an eagle, so to speak. What… Continue reading Eagles with Broken Wings

Getting Unstuck and Shifting Gears

Dr. Karen Semien-McBride grew up in Compton, California. During her teenage years, she was faced with health issues that nearly took her life; but by the grace of God, and her persistence to fight, she survived. With her will to win, her love of education, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Karen propelled forward to… Continue reading Getting Unstuck and Shifting Gears

Finding the Determination to Succeed

Juliet N. Jones was a jobless, divorced, single mother who grew tired of being sick and tired. Using her life pain and "broken" state as motivation, she dared to dream. Determined to overcome her struggles and driven to create a better life for herself and her kids, she developed a proven system that took her… Continue reading Finding the Determination to Succeed

3 Methods to Deal With Change

Article written by: Debbie Stokes How many of you look forward to change?  How many of you find it hard to change?  How many of you find it hard to accept change when it happens? Depending on what question you identify with the most is how your life is impacted. The question is, Do you… Continue reading 3 Methods to Deal With Change

13 Steps to Live Your Best Life

The ultimate prize in life is to live our best lives. After your spiritual and family connections have been satisfied to a pleasing level, there is an inner yearning for something in each of us that we hope for, dream of, and strive to reach. You know, that happy place of dreams fulfilled and self-satisfaction… Continue reading 13 Steps to Live Your Best Life

How to Use Your Pain for Power

What's your pain? What pain is holding you prisoner and controlling both your life and thoughts? What pain are you dealing with that's keeping you from doing the things you want to do, and from being the best you?  We had to ask these questions because a lot of people struggle to get through their… Continue reading How to Use Your Pain for Power

How to Find Your Happy

How many of you have ever asked yourself or wondered… is there more to life? Probably, most of you at one point or another, right? The truth is from the time when you were a young kid, most of you were raised to believe in dreaming, having fun, being happy; and told to stay a… Continue reading How to Find Your Happy

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Faith and Develop Your Purpose

Faith is an awesome thing. It helps to guide your thoughts and actions in life. However, the truth is you won't know true faith until you've been tested; until you find yourself in a valley experience, but still have to believe. We often say phrases like "I believe" and "I trust," but I wonder how… Continue reading 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Faith and Develop Your Purpose

Points to Step Into Your Greatness and Stand in Your Truth

  As children, we were all given rules, staples if you will, to live by, you know like: mind your business, speak when spoken to, don't hurt people's feelings, get along with others, try to fit in so you won't stand out and be picked on, act normal, and be safe with your choices, just… Continue reading Points to Step Into Your Greatness and Stand in Your Truth

Why Live Your Life With Gratitude?

Photo by Gabrielle Henderson on Unsplash So often, most of us take for granted that we will live to see tomorrow, that everything will always work out, that we will always get another chance. But the truth is, we don't know our fate. We don't know what lies ahead for us. How many of you have ever wished… Continue reading Why Live Your Life With Gratitude?

Change Your Mindset to Change Your Life

Hey there, yes You! What’s stopping you from making that change? What’s stopping you from doing the things you want or from being the person you want to be? Consider, what you think about is what you move towards. My question to you… what are you thinking about? Realize, only you can decide and take… Continue reading Change Your Mindset to Change Your Life