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Are You Bitter or Better? – Knowing the Difference

Some say they are better off after the breakup of a relationship, losing a job, not getting a role for which they auditioned, or the downfall of their business. They say that they have overcome it and the situation is no longer an issue. However, when they are revengeful, full of rage, and they continuously make it a topic […]

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Take Back Your Life

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I recently collaborated with a fellow speaker, coach and most of all friend, to present an Empowerment Shop (most call them workshops) on how to Take Your Life Back After a Loss. Through this event we, along with some of the participants, shared stories of our lives being  overcome with major obstacles and how we were able to rebound from our […]

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Masks Can be a Burden

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For almost four decades I hid behind several masks. As a child I started to put on  masks and exhibit certain behaviors to get the love, strokes and attention that I felt I needed. As I got older, more and more masks became embedded in my skin. As I grew older, my masks were protective barriers that I put on […]

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Bouncing Back from Divorce – The Power to Heal Your Heart

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Although each of us have the power to heal our own hearts, we still need to reach out to others to help us through the process. Just like a dentist may know how to extract a tooth, he needs to call on another dentist if one of his own needs extracting. My biggest mistake while […]

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The Power of Your Testimony

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Are you one who is hesitant to share personal testimonies? If so, is it because you are afraid of speaking publicly, afraid of what others may think of you, or because you were taught at an early age that it was wrong to do so? I distinctly remember my grandmother saying on numerous occasions that we […]

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The Personality Puzzle

Identifying your personality traits is the first step to developing a positive attitude. Are you an energetic, passionate person or are you shy and reserved? Are you engaging when you meet new people or do you tend to shrink back? Do you like teaming up with others or do you prefer to stay isolated and work alone? Your […]

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Bouncing Back from Low Self-Esteem

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  In the past, I have struggled when telling my personal stories. I have struggled, but I have overcome. My goal in life now is to be authentic, transparent, and to show the scars of my past mistakes so that others may heal and live happy and prosperous lives. I am not perfect. I am […]

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Everyday is My Fifth Birthday

Every Day is My 5th Birthday As children our birthdays are usually annual celebrations planned for us by our parents or other loved ones.  But as we grow older, we start to decide how and when we will celebrate this special occasion and mostly design our celebrations around the things that make us happy. As a […]

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Pick up the Pieces

  I am telling my age with this one, but that is fine. I am proud to now be a flavorfully seasoned, many roads traveled, broken but not defeated, passion-driven servant for God. As a sophomore in High School, the song “Pick up the Pieces” by the Average White Band (AWB) was one of my […]

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Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

It was at a very early age that I got sucked into the popular definition of “beautiful” and unfortunately it stuck with me throughout childhood, my teenage years and even into adulthood.  As a child I watched the cutest babies be given extra attention and the more attractive students become teacher’s pets throughout Junior High […]

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