Just Say No

No. What is it about the word ‘no’ that makes people’s hearts drop a little? We don’t like the word ‘no’ and some of us have a hard time telling ourselves ‘no’. Why can’t I just eat that extra slice of chocolate cake although I’m working on eating healthier? Why can’t I buy that purse … Continue reading Just Say No

When It All Falls Apart

So I had a beautifully written post ready for today, and I mean it was just flowing. I'm happily typing away when this ugly little box pops up on my screen. Basically it said something along the lines of, "We're going to ruin everything you just worked so hard to create. Save?? What's save?! Naw … Continue reading When It All Falls Apart

Chosen: You are Qualified

Ever felt unqualified? Like there's-just-no-way-I’ll-ever-be-selected-so-why-bother-even-trying unqualified? Why would the person who is short-tempered, impatient, unfriendly, blunt-borderline-brash with people be given the shot? That’s what I thought when God said He wanted to use me. “Are you sure you want me, God?” Because as a fellow blogger told me the other day...

Self-Care Pt.4: You Matter

For the past couple of years, every summer, I participate in an event that is imperative to my self-care. The BeYOUtiful Women’s Retreat© is a time for women to get away and recharge, rejuvenate and relax. Through empowerment sessions, fellowship and fun, the retreat allows women the much needed time for self-care. This year, we were at the gorgeous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The weather was perfect, the people were amazing and I just knew I was going to have a great time...

Video Recap: Take A Chill Pill

Hey guys! Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and emails about this week's post "Take A Chill Pill!" Check out this quick recap of this week's blog post on my YouTube channel: Changed by Purpose. Please subscribe, like and share the blog post and video with someone who needs to hear it. … Continue reading Video Recap: Take A Chill Pill

The Plan That Got Away

...creating list can get a little complicated when it comes to specific areas of our lives. Like "The Perfect Man" list. Women have 235 items on the list and if the guys they date don't come close to it then it's just not meant to be. When we make a list, typically there's a level of expectation, right?

Warning Signs

Why do we like to ignore warning signs? The speed limit says 45 mph and we drive 70 mph. The caution lights dance all around your date like fireflies and you STILL say yes to a second date. We justify ignoring the signs that have been...

Icebreaker from Hell

Trust. I once participated in the icebreaker from hell. We all had to break off into pairs and one person had to be blindfolded. As my luck had it, the Chosen Blindfolded Beauty Queen happened to be me. So I reluctantly allowed myself to be blindfolded and I held onto my partners arm for dear … Continue reading Icebreaker from Hell