The Root of the Issue: Self Worth

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Recently, it appears that our youth are under attack! There seems to be an excessive amount of pressure on them especially concerning school. Among school pressure, the youth struggle to grasp the concept of self-worth and love that seemingly has Read more

#FancysThoughts: Follow Your First Mind 

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Greetings, I don’t know how you all feel, but I feel like we are living some crazy times right now, times I never thought I’d see in my days. So needless to say, I’ve been slow to speak and even Read more

What to Expect When Expecting?

Lifestyle designer Valenica Wallace-Griffin in dress designed by Kenya Kersey.

Let me first start off by saying that 2016 was a phenomenal year that I wasn’t really expecting.  It was like a good drama with all the plot twist, faux friends, and trips with an anticipated happy ending. This year, Read more

Why do we RAISE our daughters and LOVE our sons?

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Have you ever heard the saying we raise our daughters and love our sons? It wasn’t until my son became older that I really realized what that meant.  Now it is time for tweaks in my parenting to make sure Read more

4 Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity Through Your Style

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I recently realized a big part of what I consider to be my stagnant state was my lack of creativity. My life was consumed by work and seemed mundane. I still work a 9-5 and finding time to be creative Read more

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  Today I dropped a truth nugget on myself, yes on myself. It was an accident, and it happened as I was speaking to my daughter, so I suppose you can say I really dropped a truth nugget on my daughter, Read more

The 5th Annual RICE Awards

The Rising in Community Excellence Awards (RICE Awards) released the official nominee list for the 2015 season. The RICE Awards was created five years ago by C. Chandon Carter; Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Certified Relationship Expert, and Media Personality. In 2011, Carter Read more

My Queen You Are Worthy

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Never underestimate yourself. Know that people are drawn to your magnificent light and can’t help but adore you. That is powerful and yet, an amazing gift. So naturally, of course, all men want you. However, most realize that like a Read more

I Love Who I See

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Do you want to re-create you? Re-invent you? Make you over? Well, its time for change. Everyday we look in the mirror and we complain about the person who stands before us. I’m too short… I’m too tall…I’m too stout…I’m Read more

Create Your Own Happiness

  Have you ever seen something and wanted it? Did that image run around in your mind daily? Thoughts of tasting it, smelling it, visions of you with it. You spoke of it, you saw it and viola it became yours. I’m Read more

Progression

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In the beginning, the color of one’s skin was a big deterrent on how a person would live and he would be viewed.  Between the “Coloreds” and “Whites” there was always a feud. Why did the whites have to receive Read more

Don’t Trade Your Authenticity

Peace be unto you all… I’ve been told more than once, I have no poker face what so ever and it’s nothing to read my thoughts from my face. Others have said my honesty is a little weird. While those Read more

4 Common Reactions to Those On an Inner Peace Journey

    When I began my inner peace journey almost six years ago, I was very excited. I understood it might take a while to get wherever the journey was taking me, or at least I thought I understood, but Read more

Turn Your Back On Negativity

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A feeling is just that, a feeling, you don’t have to digest it. You have the ability to change your current situation into a pleasurable emotion. Negativity is thrown at us all day everyday and it will never stop. Why should you Read more

Q&A w/ Jeanine Nicole

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Jeanine Nicole knew she wanted to be a writer when she was just five-years-old. She wrote her first short story, “The Princess Who Never Wins” in kindergarten, and she’s been writing ever since. Jeanine has published two books, “The College Read more

Monday Motivation: Weekly Challenge

     Each new week, I accept whatever failures or disappointments I had to deal with the past week in order to move on. Sometimes, I literally cannot accept them until Sunday, because I am just that disappointed. My spirit Read more

Forever Girls Seminar Part Deux: Young Women and Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence is a very touchy topic. We tend to shy away from what really goes on behind closed doors. So many are suffering in silence, because they are ashamed, scared, or think that’s the way love should be. Forever Read more