Category Archives: Motivational

Event: #Free Coffee & Conversation w/@KarenDumas April 1st #Detroit #MotownMom

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Karen and her special guests will be discussing the New Detroit and how it is shaping our future. Come enjoy a complimentary cup of Will’s Special Blend Coffee and let’s connect, collaborate and converse!

 

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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

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

Website: angelinelawrence.com/landing

Facebook: https://www.faceResilience1book.com/angelinelawrencewrites

Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG

Amazon Link :Resilience: Living Life by Design  http://amzn.to/1N0H6BP

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

Reflection ~One Year Later: 5 Things I Learned After the Divorce @phetteogburn

Reflection ~One Year Later: 5 Things I Learned After the Divorce @phetteogburn.

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Two things to give to our children… #motownmom

Mother’s Monday: A Mother Never Forgets by @DeannaKahler #MotownMom

I’m a proud mom of a wonderful daughter who joined my family through adoption. But that’s only part of my story. The truth is there were two before her. I was pregnant twice and sadly lost both babies as a result of miscarriages. Like many women, I will never forget these unborn babies or the experiences I had. They will be a part of me always. Since October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time discuss how losing a baby affects a woman and how we can all be more understanding and supportive to these grieving moms.

There are truly no words to describe what it feels like to lose a child. It’s a devastating, heartbreaking experience that you never forget. I remember feeling sad, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed and very alone. What made it most difficult is that friends and family often didn’t understand the depth of my pain. They failed to realize that although I never saw, met or held my babies that they were still very real to me. They were my children, and I will remember them always. Many women who miscarry feel the same way. So, how can you better support them during this difficult time? Here are some tips for helping a woman who is dealing with a pregnancy loss: Read the rest of this entry

Motherhood: All Love Begins and Ends Here. Robert Browning motownmom

Sometimes we forget on those long days, those precious hugs and those unique kisses that come from mothers (or ourselves) are rare as diamonds, but so needed in our lives and the lives of our children.

Never stop giving but always remember the uniqueness of what we give.

GET TO IT! by Chris Lee @lifepathllc. From Frustration to Fulfillment #FF2F‬ #michlit #blogtour #mwn

Today we have our first male author on our blog and Chris Lee gives us great advice in his first sentence. GET TO IT! How many times we as mom’s tell ourselves this advice and how many of us listen.

You’ll love what Chris has to say and at the end, please take a moment to comment and join him on his blogtour through the Michigan Literary Network!

Get To It!

BY Chris Lee

I had taken mini-getaway’s and overnight trips to light the
fire of creativity. I’d set aside entire days to writing my
story. I would get up in the wee hours of the morning to
write. About 14 months later I was 90% done with my book.
I had visions of packed book signing events and hundreds
of ebook sales. I was truly excited. What I did next was
something really incredible…I sat on it…for two whole years!

“See, what had happened was…”

I had spoken with several vanity publishers (a publisher that
charges a fee to produce a book) and several authors that
had published through vanity publishers and I was scared
off by the vanity publisher’s five-figure cost of design,
publishing and marketing of my book.

I totally shut the project down, until I got a package in
the mail. A couple of weeks earlier, I had spoken with my
cousin Harold. Harold is a retired, high-level executive.
He’s also a jazz enthusiast. We had a brief conversation and
he promised to send me a few CD’s that he made for me.
Included with the CD’s was a not that said in part “…there is
so much that you can offer to the world, your family and to
God…get to it”

Those words had a huge effect on me. I realized that
I really did have a purpose to fulfill and that purpose
was bigger than any of my issues; including my fear of
publishing my book.

I also set forth the intent to publish my book, this time
around I decided to let God work out the “how” and I stayed
focused on the end result of a book that I was proud of and
a book that would help a lot of people.

I forwarded a draft of “From Frustration to Fulfillment” to
Harold. He read it and forwarded it to a couple of friends
that knew a thing or two about writing. All three people
offered some great suggestion about how to improve the
book.

Around the same time I connected with my publisher,
Literary Loft, and was able to reach an outstanding win-win
agreement to get the book published for a fraction of the
prices quoted to my by many of the vanity publishers.

I credit my cousin Harold for helping me find my “why”.
Why did I write my book? Why do I want the world to hear
my story? Why should I keep going when I’m ready to quit?
Once again, my purpose is bigger than me or any of my
problems, so as suggested by Harold I’m ‘getting to it’!

We all need that little push toward our dreams and goals
to get us started. I knew I had something important to
share with the world, but I had talked myself out of it. I
needed a reminder. The most reassuring part of it is that
the reminder and encouragement to ‘get to it’ came from a
family member.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

On a sunny July morning a freak accident changed Chris Lee’s life forever.  In addition to physical injuries, Chris was diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury. Years of alcohol abuse, poor eating habits and a newfound addiction to prescription pain-killers thwarted his recovery efforts. His days became filled with group therapy, prescription drugs and the red-tape hassle of an inefficient and inept healthcare system.    He felt hopelessly trapped until he discovered a positive approach to life that would shape and mold him into a better father, husband and person.

Chris gives the reader a brutally honest, soul bearing glimpse into the day-to-day recovery efforts of a brain injury survivor. Follow the author on his gripping journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and ultimately self-love.  Learn how alternative health and energy therapy changed Chris Lee’s life and how he empowered himself to change his reality for the better.

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JOIN THE BOOK TOUR ON MICHIGAN LITERARY NETWORK

Readers can join us through blogs revealing in Chris Lee’s book, From Frustration to Fulfillment.

Writers can learn from Chris Lee’s experiences of being a first time author and learning to ins and outs of the literary world.

Authors can connect with Chris Lee’s struggles and frustrations, not only in his writing, but life as well.

You can also connect with Chris Lee below and if you’re interested in your own blog tour through our Michigan Literary Network, please see below at the end of the post.


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Blurbs, testimonal, reviews:

“I was riveted by Chris’s story, he had me reading as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next. Anyone who feels they have something more to give will benefit by hearing Chris’s story. If we choose not to hear our inner guidance when it’s a whisper, it may take a whack upon the head to get our attention!”

   -Sherri Richards, Business Designer, Money Therapist, Rise Atelier LLC,www.MyMoneyExperience.comCleveland, Ohio

“Chris’ story and book not only moved me but also inspired me to continue evolving and expanding.  I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with him in person.  He is a gifted and talented human being that the world is blessed to have.”

-Priya Ali, Author, Coach, Consultant, Radio Hostwww.PriyaAli.com, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About Chris Lee

Chris Lee, the author of “From Frustration to Fulfillment”, has a passion for helping people to identify and successfully manage the self-imposed limitations that hold us back from pursuing and achieving our dreams, goals and ambitions.

Chris wrote “From Frustration to Fulfillment” to help anyone that has ever faced a seemingly hopeless situation. The book started as a diary to help him cope with his brain injury. He found the writings to be a vital part of the healing process and thus decided to share his story with the world.

Using warmth and humor to help people to ‘open the doors of change’, Chris is a dynamic speaker and energetic workshop facilitator.  Chris has put his unique skill set to use helping numerous people throughout the United States and Canada. He combines the Law of Attraction and the philosophy of energy medicine to offer a very unique and powerful experience for those that attend his various workshop and coaching sessions.

Chris is a Specs Howard School of Media Arts graduate that currently holds certifications as a 365-Degree Manifestation Consultant, Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator, Certified Natural Health Professional and Body Talk™ Access technician.

Chris loves spending time with family including his son, daughter and granddaughter.  He loves fine food, baseball and is a music enthusiast. He can occasionally be spotted around town enjoying live jazz.

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@MsKalyn is an angel on earth &she would like your support to continue her blessings 2others! #SAFE313 #detroit

I’m always showing love to my local Detroit sistahs who are doing their thang to uplift the community. Ms Kalyn Risker is one of those people and I love her to death and her boundless energy to help others in the domestic violence community.

I ask you to purchase a ticket or donate to help others come to this positive prolific event for this organization that has helped thousands of family’s coming out of dangerous situations find safe resources. Ms Kalyn Risker is an angel on earth and she would like your support to continue her blessings to others!

SAFE’s 6th Year Anniversary Celebrating Self-Sufficiency for over

600 survivors of domestic violence”

“Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment Celebrates 6 Years and 620 Survivors”

 

DETROIT, MI – May 18, 2012 –  On Friday, May 18th Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) will celebrate six years of assisting victims of domestic violence become self sufficient. Tracey McCaskill, News Director/On Air Host – FM 98 WJLB & WMXD Mix 92.3 will emcee the event.
“I am so honored –and just sheer excited to take part in SAFE’s Annual Appreciation Event. In spearheading this organization — Kalyn Risker has been a staunch agent for CHANGE within this community –and beyond.” – Tracey McCaskill, News Director/On Air Host – FM 98 WJLB & WMXD Mix 92.3
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. The organization’s success is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of its volunteers and supporters. Since its inception SAFE has assisted over 620 victims of domestic violence and this event will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the growth of the organization and the strides it has made in the community.
“I am so proud of SAFE and that within six years developed into an organization that is being recognized on a national and now global level for its track record of effectively helping survivors of domestic violence to be free from abuse while obtaining the skills and resources they need to obtain a new job, return to school and become entrepreneurs.” – Kalyn Risker, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
SAFE’s 6th Annual Appreciation Event Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.at the beautiful Detroit Historical Museum with a special Afterglow event at the Detroit Seafood-Market/PV Lounge from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Tickets are $35 for the Appreciation Event, $15 for the Afterglow or $45 for both events.
#motownmom
For tickets visit newsafestart.org or for additional information, contact Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) at 800-757-4919 ext. 5 or online at newsafestart.org
Kalyn Risker
Executive Director
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE)
3430 E. Jefferson Avenue #721
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Rise Above Your Expectations

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