USING THE CRISIS TO BREAK THE CYCLE

When everything is not going as planned, and you already feel like your world is smashing into you, hearing someone say that everything happens for a reason may make you cringe and cause you to scream. Or maybe it is just me who screams on the inside mid-conversation. And it’s not that you don’t want…

Out of the Ruins

“Today, you may have made wrong decisions and feel calamity on each side. You may feel that from your wrong choices, God has turned his back on you and he no longer wants a relationship. I have great news for you!  Out of the ruins, God will reestablish you. He will remove and clear out all the debris, repurpose it, and build something greater.” – Kendra Bell

A Review of the New Season of Iyanla, Fix My Life. 

Reality TV is definitely alive and well in 2016. I remember being a kid growing up watching MTV’s Real World and believing every fight and every wild altercation that came across my screen tv screen. Over the years, new reality tv shows like Basketball Wives and Love and Hip-Hop have broadcasted the American Black woman…

The Beauty of the Underdog

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not…

Dream Delayed Not Denied: Graduating at 40

Name: Talmadge Edwards, 40 Occupation: Upward Bound Activity Coordinator & Jackson Public School IST Assistant Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Interdisciplinary Studies Location: Mississippi Q: When did you start and finish college? A: I started school at Jackson State University in June of 1994 and finished April 30th, 2016. Q: What obstacles did…

5 Reasons You’re Running on Empty

“So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside.” ― Iyanla Vanzant Have you ever found yourself feeling empty? Do you find yourself engaging in negative conversations? Are you guilty of negative self-talk? If you answered yes…

Monday Motivation: Loyalty

Just like me, you’ve probably heard over and over again that loyalty DOESN’T exist. To a certain degree, I agree with this negative opinion. But, aren’t we always supposed to look at the bright side? Let’s take a more positive approach and think of it like this… Loyalty DOES exist. Repeat that to yourself about…

Monday Motivation: 5 People to Follow on Twitter

When I’m introverting, I often visit Twitter. There are 20 people on my inspirational list that I consider the cream of the crop. Today, I’ve narrowed my list down to five people you should follow on twitter. Pastor Hart Ramsey: Pastor Hart Ramsey is the pastor of Northview Christian Church located in Dothan, Montgomery, Atlanta. He is…

“Stories of Success” Magnolia Brunch

Name: LaTaye Davis Occupation: Branding and PR Coach/Consultant Location: Woodbridge, Virginia Tell us about the Magnolia Brunch. Where did the idea come from? The “Stories of Success” Magnolia Brunch is a part of the 100 MS Magnolia Project, which is a challenge I gave myself to assist 100 women in the state of Mississippi to do something…

JUST DO IT!

It’s a photo you are tagged in on social media, a comment a loved one makes off-hand, or your favorite pair of jeans that now have betrayed you, -“Et tu, Brute?” Once again, you have added a few more unexpected and unwanted pounds to your physique. So how do you bounce back? It’s exhausting to…

Free Ebook – The Art of Writing

Fall in love with reading. Write the story that has been begging to come forth. Remain focused on writing the story from beginning to end. Be reminded that hard work takes time. Know that it’s a must to continuously obtain knowledge and skills in order to be a better writer. Keep writing in season and…

5 MINUTE TYOVER with Beautytainer Sadé Kelly

“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that enhances that; It’s a woman’s secret weapon.” – Charlotte Tilbury “Don’t let your world crumble if you fumble it tumble. Speak loud. Don’t mumble, but try to stay humble. If you stumble, be ready to rumble.” – Tyra Hello. My name is Sadé Kelly. I’m a 29…

The Soles Of My Shoes

While reading THE SOLE OF MY SHOES, a collection of poems by Danielle Alysse, I found myself smiling, laughing and remembering… Alysse will take you on a journey of love, heartache, uncertainty, revival and triumph.  She has truly mastered the art of telling stories through poetry. Stories that will magically become your very own… For…