Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

Education, Empowerment
To wrap up the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, I asked a few of my teacher friends to share a little bit about themselves and their thoughts on teaching. Check out what some of the education world's finest had to share. Anthony on IG Mr. Perkins on IG Mrs. Douglas on Twitter Donate to Mrs. Douglas’ Class
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How To Choose An Accountability Partner

How To Choose An Accountability Partner

Empowerment, Inspiration
On my May 2, 2020, post, I wrote about the importance of having accountability partners. As you can tell by the title, today's post is about how to choose them.  Choosing the best partner is crucial in achieving your goals. You want to make sure the person or people you choose are the right fit for you and the things you're trying to do.  Let's get into it. To me, the most important aspect is choosing someone you trust, someone you know will support you and not sabotage what you're trying to achieve. I'm big on manifestation. For someone to hold you accountable, they have to know what your goals are. If you can't trust them to be happy for you and not speak negatively about your choices-they are not…
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Why You NEED Accountability Partners

Why You NEED Accountability Partners

Empowerment, Inspiration
I tried to reject the idea of accountability partners when it came to reaching the desires I have for my life. I convinced myself they weren't needed, I got this on my own, and I didn't trust people to help with my decisions.  The truth is I wasn't ready to be held accountable. I knew if there was someone to hold me to the things I said I wanted, then I would have to let go of the fear and do them-or feel judged when I didn't attempt to do them.  Aly Walansky says, "Accountability means having both the ability and the willingness to give an honest account of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior to someone else. And while it's important to always hold ourselves accountable to ourselves, it's also…
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Celebrating 37 Years

Celebrating 37 Years

Empowerment, Inspiration, More About Chanee’
Today, April 14th- a Queen was born! Shirt from @hustlet2020 I’m so grateful to see another year! I’m way too blessed to complain. I’m celebrating virtually today, but as soon as it’s safe to gather in public it’s on LOL! In honor of my birthday, take a look at a few celebrations from previous years! 2010 Me and my new fiancée 2010 Celebrating my 30th Birthday Ladies Night- Birthday Edition 2016 Birthday 2016 Celebrating 35 with my brother Turning 30 with my girls My paint and sip 2015 Cousin Crystal 2010 My rider 2013 Birthday/Bridal Shower 2011 Celebrating with my sis 2009 2009 with my brother Proposal! Birthday Dinner 2010 With our aunt and uncle 2010 Friends! 2010 My Miley 2010 The Pepa to my Salt 2016 Besties 2013 My…
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I Get To Workout!

I Get To Workout!

Empowerment, Inspiration
We're in the middle of a pandemic. We're social distancing, some are out of work and income, and it's a stressful time for all.  I'm not taking away from those things. But sitting around and worrying 24/7 won't make the situation better. Why not put this time to good use? One way you can do that is by working out at home. I'm not a doctor, but I've lived long enough to learn the benefits exercise has on my body, but here's what the experts say: 10 Benefits of Exercise. So, how can you look at exercise as an opportunity? I'll tell you. Many people in this world don't have the opportunity to move around. They may have broken bones, weak from health treatments, stuck in a hospital bed, or lost the…
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Quarantine & Grow

Quarantine & Grow

Education, Empowerment, Inspiration
As you all know- we're in the middle of Pandemic 2020. And honestly, it took a while for me to write an entire blog post about it because I didn't know what to do or how to feel. Being a natural optimist, I wanted to be all don't worry, be happy, but I let the media get to me, and for a second, I panicked. I went from this massive to-do list to visiting the grocery twice in two days for things I didn't need. Like that family size of Frosted Flakes that I finished by myself within a week…sigh! While I have been posting to social media daily intending to lift spirits, including myself. I took time to start journaling and sharing prompts to take this time to reflect…
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What She Said

What She Said

Empowerment, Inspiration
As an ode to Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of inspirational and empowering quotes from women from a variety of backgrounds and levels of success. 1. "Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." — Maya Angelou 2. "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." —Dolly Parton 3. "Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish." —Michelle Obama 4. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." —Melinda Gates 5. "We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." —Malala Yousafzai 6. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that…
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Meet Kira Ming

Meet Kira Ming

Empowerment, Inspiration, Support Black Business, Writing Tips & Info
Kira Ming is a writer, author, editor, business content creator, and magazine owner. If you are a writer or an inspiring writer, she is somebody you want to get to know. I had the pleasure of meeting Kira a few years ago at a PR Brunch I attended. From the day I met her, she has been inspiring, encouraging, and willing to help me, a fellow writer, in any way that she can. I recently asked her to share some of that inspiration, encouragement, and knowledge with my readers. I know and love and have been following your work was a writer, author, and business person for a few years now, but in your own words, tell us about Kira Ming, the person. (Kira wanted me to let you know…
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Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

Loving Yourself Is Sanity; Not Vanity

Empowerment, Inspiration, More About Chanee’
Welcome to Wellness Wednesday! If you've followed me for a while, you'll notice I'm obsessed with progress pictures. I'm a visual person in general, so comparing where I came from to where I am, inspires me to keep pushing! I get lots of questions about what I'm doing to lose weight, and honestly, it's nothing special or unheard of. It's best to talk to your doctor about works best for you. While I don't mind sharing the basics of what I consume and my physical activity, they aren't the reason for my transformation. A year and a half ago, I decided enough was enough. I won't share my heaviest weight, but please know I was extremely obese, had heartburn out of this world, and my knees and back were always…
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Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Yes, I Think I’m Cute

Empowerment, Inspiration
Yes, I think I'm cute. Growing up, I would hear, "Oh, she think she's cute," and it always had a negative connotation to go along with it.  I would hear things like 'Look at her over there thinking she's cute' or 'I can't stand her, she thinks she's cute' or 'Somebody told him he was fine.' And for the life of me, I could not understand the disdain for people, especially women, who thought highly of themselves. Of course, I was a young girl when I would first hear this phrase, and I dared not to ask an adult what was wrong with thinking you're cute. I would find it weird that it was used to describe a negative trait about a person, more than likely a woman by another…
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