From Hatred to Hope: How She Made It Through and You Can Too

Have you ever asked yourself, "What am I complaining for?" You probably have at some point in your life. I'm a firm believer there is always someone worse off than me. With that in mind, I have changed my mindset to being grateful that what I went through didn't kill me, break me. or make… Continue reading From Hatred to Hope: How She Made It Through and You Can Too

Strategies to Help You Find Your Designed Purpose

Oftentimes, the devil tries to set up traps that are meant to break us, steal our joy, and take over our mind. But God, in His infinite wisdom and grace, turns what we are going through around for our good. To top if off, while we are in the midst of our breakthrough, God gives… Continue reading Strategies to Help You Find Your Designed Purpose

How She was Stripped to Her Truth: A True Story

Every once in awhile you'll run across a remarkable story. One of perseverance that touches your heart and gives you the faith that people can overcome any obstacle. Micaela's story is such a story. It's filled with heart-stirring details that grabs you in. Listen, as Micaela Thomas takes you on her journey from darkness, betrayal,… Continue reading How She was Stripped to Her Truth: A True Story

How to Communicate to Get What You Want

How many of you have found it hard at some point in your life to ask for what you want? I know during my earlier years, I found myself letting the fear of rejection consume me; so I wouldn't ask. Why? Because I had already implanted in my mind that the answer was "no." Silly… Continue reading How to Communicate to Get What You Want

Being a Plus-size and Loving The Skin You’re In

Loving the skin you're in is super important. Yet, so many don't. Social media and magazines are full of images that send conflicting ideas of what beauty is supposed to look like. As a result, many try to keep up with what society deems beautiful. It's no wonder so many women are confused, thinking everything… Continue reading Being a Plus-size and Loving The Skin You’re In

Drug Addiction: How She Found Her Way to God

Have you ever driven down a street and saw an addict on a corner, and wondered how they ended up in that situation? Occasionally, people are thrown off course in life. In fact, sometimes the weight can be so heavy or the cloudiness so thick that some struggle to see, think, or move past their… Continue reading Drug Addiction: How She Found Her Way to God

She Lost 150 Lbs: Find Out Her Secrets

Are you struggling to lose unwanted weight? Is it causing you to not step out of your comfort zone for fear of being noticed? I'm not surprised about it being a struggle. Simply put, weight loss is a beast in so many lives and it continues to hold people hostage to guilt and defeat. The… Continue reading She Lost 150 Lbs: Find Out Her Secrets

How to Find Your Light in the Dark

Quite often, I am asked, “How did you find your light in the dark?” And honestly for a long time, it was not a question that I was able to answer. A shoulder shrug and a smile with tears in my eyes is all I could give. When we are weathering our storms, we prefer… Continue reading How to Find Your Light in the Dark

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

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

Here’s to Celebrations

Hi Everyone! Here's to a Happy New Year in a New Decade! Cheers to each and everyone of you and your families. In 2020, I pray you experience nothing but love, joy, peace, inspiration, happiness, comfort, and God's protection throughout the year as you encounter new possibilities and new triumphs. No matter what downsides you… Continue reading Here’s to Celebrations

How to Tap Into the Power Within You to Finish

Written By: Debbie Stokes There’s a saying, “Quitters never win and winners never quit.” I know most of you have heard that before. It’s that moment when you are close to the finish line of something great and you are ready to give up. Why? Because it’s a struggle. Because obstacles are in your way.… Continue reading How to Tap Into the Power Within You to Finish

When You Get The Opportunity – Don’t Hesitate

Written By: Debbie Stokes When was the last time you helped someone? If the opportunity to help presented itself, would you? The holiday season is fast approaching as December ushers in shopping for Christmas gifts and preparing for family gatherings. Winter is beginning to roar as people wrap up to shield from the grasp of… Continue reading When You Get The Opportunity – Don’t Hesitate

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

Letting Go of Anger and Finding Forgiveness

Article and Interview By: Debbie Stokes What will it take for you to let go of your anger and forgive the person you have an issue with? How long will you hold onto the pain? To the anger? Does your peace have to keep suffering? I challenge you to open your mind and heart to… Continue reading Letting Go of Anger and Finding Forgiveness

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