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

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

An Invisible Child… A True Story

  We all have a past, and we all have secrets. Some of our pasts are not as bad as others. As a matter of fact, a lot of us probably enjoyed our upbringings without much pain and chaos, outside of what's considered normal. As a result, we grew up and continued to live our… Continue reading An Invisible Child… A True Story

No Girlfriend…It Isn’t Just in Your Head, You Really Are in an Abusive Relationship!

Article contributed by: Gina Kendall Lusardi (Founder of Speak Out, Get Out, Stay Out) Gina Kendall Lusardi is a domestic abuse survivor, thriver, educator, speaker and advocate. She is a survivor of 27 years of both childhood and adult domestic abuse. At the age of 28, she was able to find the strength and courage… Continue reading No Girlfriend…It Isn’t Just in Your Head, You Really Are in an Abusive Relationship!

Boundaries – 4 Ways to Honor Yourself and Keep Your Friends

When Necie told us she wanted to talk about "honoring yourself," we were excited; not because she was going to talk about that topic, but because she was going to talk about something we didn't understand. In fact, most people probably never grasped the meaning of what it means to honor yourself, then there are… Continue reading Boundaries – 4 Ways to Honor Yourself and Keep Your Friends