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Healthy Eating Challenge w/@DrIanSmith #Detroit February 8th #MotownMom

We hope 2016 is off to a great start for you.


At the beginning of each year we offer a Healthy Eating Challenge to help you become more self-aware about the impact diet has on your body.


This year we decided to take things up a notch by bringing you celebrity author Dr. Ian Smith as seen on the Emmy winning daytime talk show, The Doctors and VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club. Dr. Ian Smith is also author of the # 1 New York Times Bestseller Shred: The Revolutionary Diet and Super Shred: The Big Results Diet.


Join us at the Detroit School of Arts on February 8th as Dr. Ian kicks off our annual Detox Challenge. In his latest book, The Shred Power Cleanse, Dr. Ian has carefully designed an accessible, realistic and flexible two-week program that will help you eliminate toxins and jumpstart a healthy new lifestyle.


Participants in our previous Challenges experienced some amazing results: many lost weight, reduced the number of medications they were taking, and found relief from joint pain, migraines, night sweats, gastrointestinal problems, and many other conditions. Join us this year, and see what you can achieve.


The Detroit School of Arts holds up to 800 people, so I really need your help spreading word far and wide so we can have a packed house for Dr. Ian. Please share this information at your job, school, place of worship, and organizations. Let’s get the word out to everyone we know so as many people as possible can benefit from this spectacular FREE event!


See the attached flyer for important event details. Registration is required.

Dr Ian

Yours in health,


Akua Woolbright, PhD

Nutrition Program Director

Whole Cities Foundation

3670 Woodward Avenue

Suite 103-B

Detroit, MI 48201


#MoneyChat: Create Your Financial Vision Board!!! @DorethiaKelly, Author | cc: @MoneyChatLIVE

#MoneyChat: Create Your Financial Vision Board!!!

Saturday, 5 December 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)


Event Details

You have a plan for everything else – why not have one for your MONEY?


Dorethia Kelly & Friends will guide you through creating your

financial vision board and life plan for 2016 & beyond!


Do you want to…

  • – Get out of debt
  • – Save more
  • – Invest more
  • – Start a biz/non-profit
  • – Create a 5, 10, 15 year financial life plan?!

Then be sure to attend this FREE EVENT!


Bring your board & supplies!

We will all bring magazines to share! 


Space is limited so please RSVP.

 Portions of the event will also be live on Periscope

Follow @DorethiaKelly

 See you December 5th – until then watch this video for ideas!



Location & Sponsor:

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Ambassador Counseling
29556 Southfield Rd, Ste 200
Southfield, Michigan, 48076

Have questions about #MoneyChat: Create Your Financial Vision Board!!!?Contact Dorethia Kelly, Author, #MoneyChat THE BOOK


Dorethia Kelly, Author, #MoneyChat THE BOOK


Dorethia Kelly, MBA is the president of Conner Financial Coaching, LLC, providing results-oriented personal finance and business coaching services. She is also the founder of the popular #MoneyChat personal finance blog, and online Twitter chat.
Dorethia’s financial expertise has been featured in various national media including Black Enterprise, U.S. News, Experian and Nerd Wallet.

Connect with Dorethia at @MoneyChatLIVE & @DorethiaKelly

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2015 SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo @mskalyn #Detroit #domesticviolence #abuse #Survivors

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter presents the expo 2015 eddmb2webStrengthening survivors of domestic violence, their families and our community”

DETROIT, MI – September 16, 2015  Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is presenting its signature free community event SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo in Detroit, Michigan at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter’s Headquarters in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter has partnered with SAFE to ensure that this weekend is a success.

SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter located at 24760 W. 7 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48219. SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo is a free event open to men and women.  Free workshops will highlight topics such as healthy living on a budget, job seeking tips, domestic violence awareness and personal finance.  Other highlights include health screenings provided by the Detroit Medical Center, community resources, nursing station and sample packs from Whole Foods Detroit and Sam’s Club Southfield, Forgotten Harvest is Supporting SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo for the third year with grocery assistance for expo attendees.  Over 750 people attended the last Expo and over 800 community members are expected to attend this year.

SAFE is dedicated to the financial empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing training, workshops and resources to equip program participants with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient while implementing strategies to keep survivors of domestic violence safe from further abuse.  Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 950 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness in the community regarding domestic violence while equipping community members with information and resources to help them to live healthier, safer lives.

“SAFE’s Health & Wealth Expo has a proven record of helping members of our community connect with resources and information that they have utilized to help themselves and their families.”  Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) who is featured in an article “Putting an End to Abuse” written by Valerie Jarett, Senior Advisor to Barack Obama, in the October 2013 issue of Essence Magazine.

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip survivors of domestic violence with the appropriate financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence.

For more information, contact SAFE’s Expo hotline at 888.225.0326 or visit

# # #

Kalyn Risker Fahie

Executive Director

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)


269 Walker Street #721

Detroit, Michigan 48207

800-757-4919 ext.15

Rise Above Your Expectations

13 Surefire Ways To Make Life Difficult For Your Family @ModMomMad #motownmom

Check out this article from the Modern Mommy Madness site which cracked me up but also hit close to home because I’ve been very close to doing some of these.

Source: 13 Surefire Ways To Make Life Difficult For Your Family

Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month #motownmom

Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month –


ARTICLE: When Bullying Hits Home @entrepreneurexg #motownmom #michlit #Resilience

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Playground bullies are just a rite of passage for most school aged kids. However, when the unfair treatment comes from a teacher, how do you comfort your child? I had to dig deep in my mommy bag of comfort tools to console my 7-year old son when one of his teachers was aggressive with him, but overlooked the same actions of his classmate.

First, I let him know I loved him and he was a good son.  I advised him to make better choices in class. Just because little Johnny could get away with goofing off did not mean he should do the same.

Second, I let him know the importance of taking his education seriously.  You should work really hard in class and do extra work if you get bored.  Third, he let him know that as an African-American male in a predominately Caucasian class room he had to be careful of his actions.  Regardless of why the teacher was singling him out, I imparted a sense of responsibility to be a leader in the classroom instead of following the poor decisions made by others.

My son’s plight resonated with me because I endured bullying in the workplace from a supervisor. Described as the silent epidemic, workplace bullying is the repeated abusive behavior that is intimidating, humiliating or threatening. In the 2014 survey completed by the Workplace Bullying Institute 65 million American workers were impacted by workplace bullying.  Sixty percent of the targets are women with bosses being seventy-five (75%) percent of the perpetrators.

I was singled out for things other staff members could do without any repercussions, such as late assignments, running behind schedule or mishaps in presentations. If I was scolded for being late, I made sure to arrive at work 15 minutes early.  I completed work assignments a day early instead of the day of the deadline.  I improved my presentation skills to the point where I received compliments instead of criticism.

My transformation was not an easy one, first I had to acknowledge my strengths, weakness, threats and opportunities.  It is easy to assess others, but undergoing a personal assessment can be challenging.  I wrote a list of my characteristics that were strengths and the ones I need to improve. Every two weeks I reviewed by lists weaknesses and checked off the ones I mastered.

Second, I took the time for personal reflection and prayer. As a mother of young children and a wife, everyone pulled on me for something. Taking the time to re-charge was key to my process. I learned to confess my feelings in prayer and instantaneously forgive my bullies.  Expelling negative feelings helped me to keep a clear mind and stay focused on my work ahead.

I provide additional strategies in my soon to be released book, Resilience: Living Life by Design, which is a compilation of the experiences of 11 other women who beat the odds to overcome adversity.

About the Authors:

Angeline Lawrence

Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

Metro Detroit, Michigan



Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG

Amazon Link :Resilience: Living Life by Design

Order Your Copy | Authors Website

Event:BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer @msbeautifulanee 9/19 #MotownMom




Rocke America’s Virtuous QueenDe’Nisha Sh’Lene of Saved In Style

We will be having a Fashion & Natural Hair Showcase, Entertainment & more!


The abstract art of head wrapping for beginners and those who want to either explore the idea of adorning their crowns, adding color or style, covering for health reasons, or just for a day hair won’t cooperate. This is for any female able to come and listen. In addition, the facilitator will be presenting some poetic pieces to inspire, empower, and motivate you as women of God. It will incorporate a Christian look at physical & emotional purity and the purpose of being a virtuous women. This will truly be an interactive bonding & growing experience with yourself and others unlike any other event you have attended.

We are including our young ladies also !!

Also, bring something to take notes, a variety of colors & styles of clean scarves, cotton t-shirts, satin bonnet, crochet cap, wig if needed or desired.

Any interested businesses, sponsors or women related vendors such as scarves, natural body products, etc. currently booking first come, first serve.

  Contact the Organizer

Contact: Natasha, Consulting by Anée



If you’d like to support this event you can copy and paste this into your social media now!

Come2 “BeYOUtiful: Head Wrapping, Purity, Purpose, Poetry, Prayer” @msbeautifulanee #motownmom 9/19th Metro #Detroit






Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet – Bob Dylan… #LiveLaughLove #motownmom #labw