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

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

Do You Have A Disappearing Father?

Article written by: Rhonda Jackson Dear daddy, why weren't you here when I needed you? I was your daughter who grew into a woman, and you missed it. The question I never got to ask before you died, "Why did you leave me?" And now my heart bleeds tears because you left again, but this… Continue reading Do You Have A Disappearing Father?

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

Self-Bullying: What To Do When the Bully is YOU!

Written and Contributed by: Sherri Leopold Sherri Strohecker Leopold is a Self-Empowerment Specialist currently living in Springfield, Illinois, and she has worked in the network marketing/direct selling industry for 20 years. Additionally, she has experience in speaking, mentoring, and team building in order to transform lives physically and financially, which she loves, as she shows… Continue reading Self-Bullying: What To Do When the Bully is YOU!

Celebrity Spotlight: Glynis Albright – Her Story of Survival, Passion and Purpose

She went from suffering with a life-threatening illness to building a successful food-line business, to creating her very own brand. Listen as she talks about health, nutrition, faith, family, business, and giving back. Glynis Albright was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and lived there until age 10. Then, her family moved to Los… Continue reading Celebrity Spotlight: Glynis Albright – Her Story of Survival, Passion and Purpose

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