Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What Feels So Good That It's Embarrassing to Admit?






"We have been raised to fear the 'yes' within ourselves, our deepest cravings."
- Audre Lorde

    


What are you passionate about?  What moves you to tears or to cry out or to dance?  

What makes you lose your cool?  If you're not willing to go there, how will you know what really matters to you?  

How will you find your brilliance?    














Thursday, April 17, 2014

Erica // Soulful Beauty of the Week


"A Soulful Beauty is a powerful woman who lives her life allowing the light from inside to do the talking for her. She discovers her truths by exploring within, accepting flaws and learning from mistakes, loving every cut to her spirit and corner of her body. She's always evolving, coming into who she was created to be as she stumbles and gets back up during the days. A Soulful Beauty is a student, open to what the universe has to offer and teach her, knowing it'll ultimately mold her into her purpose."




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WALLFLOWER GIVEAWAY // Win a FREE Signed Copy + The Purpose Session





If you feel like your personality is holding you back, or you have things to say but you are afraid to expose yourself, my intention with this book is to encourage you to build confidence and express yourself, without feeling obligated to behave unnaturally.  

WALLFLOWER is about finding confidence in being different.  Click the jump to enter to win a free, signed copy!


Monday, April 14, 2014

For My Wallflowers // How to Stand Out Without Showing Off Part II






Today is the day.  WALLFLOWER is now available for sale on Create Space and by the end of the week it will be available on Amazon.   

In case this is your first time hearing about it, the book is like a conversation between you and me about what it's like to be naturally quiet and still want to carve out your own space and make your mark in the world.  It's about the challenges -- speaking up for yourself, making yourself vulnerable and overcoming the fear of being judged.    It's about the rewards -- realizing the gifts that can be found in your solitude, embracing who you naturally are instead of rejecting it.  It's about finding confidence in being different.  






Friday, April 11, 2014

Be Brave. Take Action. Feel Good. Get Featured.



In 2009, before I started my first blog, I sent my hair story to Curly Nikki just hoping she would read my email and maybe even post my story. She did and it was received well. We developed a relationship that has led to my work being featured in her book and my content being syndicated on her weekly column, Self-Concept Thursday. I didn't reach out expecting those things to happen. I just wanted to share and get involved.  


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kenya // Soulful Beauty of the Week


"Do not be afraid...to roar, to be traditional, to be vulnerable, to be predictable or unpredictable or to be any of the things we are and are not supposed to be. Do not be afraid to change your mind, clothes, opinion, or hair and the next day change it all again. Do not be afraid, that is the only thing you must not be."



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