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It was my fairytale

Everything I ever dreamed of.

After all that I had been through,

After all the neglect, abuse, lying and cheating,

I finally found the man that would love me for me.


It started with a phone call to help a friend.  The calls were short with messages to a mutual friend about his son.  Until one day we started to talk about the Bible.  We connected in such a way, it was like a whirlwind.  We were so alike and yet complete opposites.  It had been a long time since I felt this type of connection, the feeling of being accepted for being the person I am. The phrase “you are too nice” has been told to me all my life. Being nice was the one thing I liked about myself.  I couldn’t understand why this was always said to me in a negative way.  Maybe I was “too nice”…… I always tried to find the good in people and I always tried to believe in people.  You would think I would have learned since every relationship I was in proved to me,  that I was wrong.  Every relationship that I believed in turned out to be a lie.  Now I found someone that could relate to my every hurt.  I found someone who had been hurt and betrayed to the same degree as I had.

 We were exactly the same and completely opposite.  We had both recently been in the same type of relationship on opposite sides.  He was in prison and his significant other left him, cheated on him and did not stand by him in his time of need.  I was engaged to a man in prison and I stood by him for 10 years until he cheated on me and left me as soon as he got out.  He is black, I am Hispanic.  He is in his early 40’s, I am in my mid 50’s.  He grew up on the street, I had a “normal” childhood. We both knew the same type of hurt and understood each other.  Our two opposite sides…our two halves could be put together to make a whole.   He was tired just as I was.  God brought us together for a reason.  We could help each other to get over our insecurities and the hurt that had built up in our hearts. 

We talked on the phone for about a month and a half and then I flew to St. Louis to meet him.  We got married the same day…My fairytale had begun. 

All my life I felt left out.  I felt like the “black sheep” in every situation……like I was different, like I didn’t fit in.  The weekend in St Louis was one of the best weekends of my life.  I felt like I belonged and like I was accepted.  I will not ever forget the way he held out his hand for me when we walked.  I will not ever forget the way he held me when I told him my stories of being abused, the way he told me I would not ever have to flinch again because he would always protect me and not ever hurt me.  These things probably seem small to most people, but they were HUGE to me.  These were the types of things that defined love for me because I had not experienced them in my past.  There are no words to explain the feelings that these two actions gave me. The way he made me feel; took away the pain of my past relationships.  He told me he would treat me like a queen and that is exactly what I felt like.  I knew i would not ever be alone again.  I knew we were one and our love would only grow stronger as we got to know each other and share our lives.  It is not often  you can find someone that understands your inner most feelings because they also have those same feelings.  My husband is a singer/songwriter, he expressed his love for me in songs he wrote and he sang them to me with so much love in his eyes that my eyes would fill with tears when he sang them.  I was in a fairytale dream...


I felt special

I felt like I belonged

I could believe, hope & smile again

I could love again

I could be me and still be loved


Fairytales do come true

or at least I thought they did...



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I have been abused
Mentally, Emotionally & Physically
I have been betrayed
Lied to and cheated on
I have had my belongings and money taken from me
I have lived with a crack addict And had to live his life instead of mine
I have been hurt so bad All I could think about is how to end my life.
                                                                        Worst of All ...
I have lost myself
The me that was is no longer In my mind, the only way out was to get out.  My mind was consumed with what I needed to do in order to end my life and be sure everything was in order so no one would be left with any of my problems.  I had these thoughts on two different levels.  1st I knew I had to do something to myself before things got so bad that my husband would do something to me and he would have to pay for it.  I couldn’t let my death be on his hands.  2nd I knew that I caused my children too much pain and stress and they would be better off without me.  The hurt I felt for causing my family pain and stress was too much to handle and this was the only way to make it up to them.
I know some of the things I am about to disclose are considered taboo.  I know this because when I tell my story, I suddenly have no friends left, no one wants to associate with me for fear my bad luck might rub off on them. 
I’m telling you these things in hopes of helping someone else who may be going through the same types of pains.  My life was turned upside down and I was ready to give up.  The things I will be telling you in the next few posts may not seem real and may detail some shocking events, however I can guarantee they are real.  Please don’t judge me until you hear the whole story.
  If you have ever been abused…If you have ever been betrayed…If you have ever been hurt so bad...If you ever felt like dying was an option to relieve the pain… Have you ever wanted to be loved so bad, you turned to someone or something that harmed your life in ways you never thought possible?
Everything in life is a gift from God.
He has allowed us to live through every experience
He has given us knowledge and wisdom from every experience.
We do not know his reason
Maybe it is so that one day we can help someone else in the same situation.
Read more… How to Protect Your Retirement, Social Security, and Disabled Veterans Benefits from Being Taxed.
In this video I speak on how to keep all your Retirement, Social Security and Disabled Veterans Benefits and still have a successful Business on the side.

• How to get a Visa Business Credit Card
• How to get a Master Card Business Credit Card
• How to get an American Express Business Credit Card
• How to get a CapitalOne Business Credit Card
• How to get a Secured Business Credit Card
• How to get a Visa Business Credit Card
• How to Read your Business Credit Report reviewed
• How to Find Out Who did a Business Credit Check on You
• How to file a Ucc Finance Statement
• What is a Ucc-1 Agreement
• How to setup a Dun and Bradstreet File
• How to get a Dun and Bradstreet Number for Free
• How to get a Completed Dun and Bradstreet File
• How to Add Trade references on Dun and Bradstreet
• How to dispute a Dun and Bradstreet File
• How to establish your Personal Credit
• How to Rebuild your Business Credit
• How to rebuild your Personal Credit
• How to get a Citi Bank Business credit Card
• How to get a Bank of America Business credit card
• How to get a Discover Credit Card
• How to get a Staples Business Credit Card
• How to get a Office Depot Business Credit Card
• How to Find New Net 30 Accounts
• How to get a Sears Business Credit Card
• How to build Business Credit in 7 Easy steps Call !-888-821-6408x2

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Welcome to my new blog series on top tips on finding your ultimate plus size wedding dress.

I hope my top tips will help you on your way :)

So you said YES ... Finding your Dream Dress can be stressful for the best of brides and whilst shopping is always fun Plus Size bridal shopping can be quite a daunting task – I know from experience!


Fruit anyone? ... Knowing your silhouette is so important from the offset, as it will guide you to the styles and fabrics that flatter your shape.

The dress that best flatters you will depend on your silhouette and shape and yes ladies no matter your size there is a dress that will look amazing on you :)


Keep your focus ... Be open minded but stay focused. Try new styles but not too many dresses!

Contradiction I hear you say? Stay with me and it will all become clear


Please visit Kemi Boutique for the rest of the blog series



Kemi Farquharson

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How To Define Your Unique Value Proposition

10744086299?profile=originalOne of the biggest challenges to competing in an online marketplace is to know confidently what sets you apart from the rest of the pack. This value you add for customers, compared to others out there doing what you do, is referred to as your unique value proposition (UVP), also referred to in some circles as your unique selling proposition.

Why should someone invest their time, money, and effort with you instead of someone else? What extra value can you bring to the table? Look closely at what you would like to offer to people as part of your business model. Then, you’ll need to answer the following questions for your online business.

1. What is your offer?

Lay out the details of the product or service you plan to sell. Outline the features in detail. What does your service or product do and what does the package look like? For example, is it a 7 day ecourse on how to set up a blog in Wordpress? Is it a 90 day coaching program that gives people direct access to you personally via telephone? Be very specific.

2. How does your offer solve customers' problems?

How does your product or service offering solve your client’s problems? State the problems your target customer is facing, which you should know from having done your market research. Then describe how each feature of your product or service solves those problems. Think about how your customer would see your solution, not knowing you at all. If you can answer the question “What’s in it for me?” from the customer’s viewpoint, you’re already halfway there.

3. What is different about your service or product offer?

You have to look at ways to create a product or service that are distinct from your industry competitors. Sure you can try the "yeah, me too" site, but it will be much more difficult in the long run to distinguish between your offer and the person next door. How is your solution different from other providers? Are you offering something extra, such as live training or additional done-for-you services? Do you offer your product in multiple formats, such as audio or video? Do you provide extra resources or tools to make your solution easier to use? If you can’t figure out any features that are different about your product, now is a good time to get creative.

4. Why should a customer buy from you vs. your competitors?

This is probably the toughest part of creating your UVP. It will also be one of the most important parts of your sales and marketing copy. So here's what you do --- tie together the problems your potential clients are facing, the features of your product, and how your product can solve the prospects’ problems. Then pull in your extra “proof” of why people should buy from you. You could gather social proof through testimonials of how well your solution works. You might have started to establish a track record of experience in your industry, and if not, spend time asking for feedback as you go about delivering your services now. You could also have great "case studies" or examples of your solution in action. Which of these examples would be most relevant to your market? Highlight one or use them all depending on what you think your prospective clients need to hear.

If you have already done the essential market research, you know what problems your customers are facing. Make sure you thoroughly understand what your target customers want and what your competitors are already offering. Then you will be able to identify exactly what you can do differently or where you can add something more. Put all of that together and you have your Unique Value Proposition.


You may, as long as you include this complete blurb with it...

About the Author: Tanya Smith is a creative business strategist and coach specializing in showing independent service providers how to simplify, save time & stand out with simple strategies that engage more quality leads and clients. Her company Be Promotable provides fresh actionable strategies and virtual resources to promote business owners as power players in their market. Get free tools to simplify and stand out online

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It is my exciting pleasure to introduce to you the first ever MALE entrepreneur on Brian Howard started in the restaurant industry then was introduced to the Network Marketing industry and has been in ever since. Brian shares his journey in business and what it really takes to be successful in the industry. I enjoyed hearing his story and hope you do too!

1. Tell me your story. What were you doing before you started your own business?

My story is really simple I was born and raised in Dayton, Oh. I grew up in a single parent home until I was a teen. It really did not feel like a tragic situation because I have an incredible family that always made sure that we were taken care of. I found my way into playing athletics and got good enough to walk-on the football team at Eastern Michigan University. I strongly recommend that everyone take part in some sort of team sport as you learn more life lessons on the field than in the classroom. I came to learn that playing professionally was probably not in the cards for me so, I started working in the most profitable industry that I knew of that required the least amount of training. The restaurant industry is probably the most misunderstood industry in all professions. I learned how to grow a big business. The only problem was I was always doing it for someone else.  I found out that I would never really have what I wanted working for someone else. 

Because of that realization I believe that the universe sent me a message. I was shown  Amway and the direct sales industry. The men that introduced me to this industry were some of the sharpest people that I had ever met. I wanted to be a part of what they were doing and I wanted their life because they were not only living life but living it with style. So I went to work introducing this company to all my friends and family. All of them thought I was crazy and should pursue something more concrete. I came to the harsh reality that I was not as sharp as I thought. I needed better skills. I started to attend seminars, reading all the books, listening to the tapes and began my journey of personal development. I was still in the restaurant industry having a pretty good life just not what I wanted. I also fell away from the networking industry as I did not understand the nuances of being an entrepreneur.

Years pass and I was re-introduced to the networking industry by a very successful attorney in Las Vegas where I currently reside. The company is a great company that has helped a ton of families become financially free and out of legal and identity theft troubles. But, there was a problem with the field leadership and communication issues, so after a year and a half of menial success I decided to let that company go. I'm glad did because in order to move on to the next you must let go of what's behind.  I cultivated a strong relationship with a real leader. I was introduced to a brand new company that is organizing the natural products industry the way that Google organized the internet. The opportunity that I have been searching for is here.

2. What made you want to start a business and what is your mission?

The reason I have been wanting to be a part of this industry, "start a business" is because of the challenge. The challenge to become the person I have been sent here to be. My mission is to help as many people that want my help become the person they are meant to be. Whether we are in business together or not I want to help raise the vibration, conscience of people and the planet by being a better person every day. The network marketing industry is perfect because it is a personal development business wrapped up in an incredible compensation plan. The more you give, grow and help others become successful, the more successful and prosperous you become. That is my theme to life. Help more get more.

3. What inspires you? What keeps you motivated daily to keep growing your business?

The things that inspire me are people who overcome physical challenges. That's another reason I love sports so much. I get motivated by seeing others not give any excuses and never giving up on what they want to accomplish. I like watching the "My Wish" segments on Sports Center. It is where children get to hang out with their favorite sports star for a day and have their dreams come true. Truly brings me to tears almost every time.

4. Do you have a mentor? Who is it and why? Do you believe it's important to have one?

I have several mentors: Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Curtis Jackson, Brian Tracy, Sean Carter, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. Just to name a few. I find myself gravitating toward great people. I love seeing the confidence they exude. It lets me know that no matter how bad life seems to be you can always make a change and get on a new path. Mentors are very important, they are the teachers who come along and show us that there is a way and they say let’s work together until we figure it out. A great teacher will not only let you know that you are in the mud but, they also throw a line to get you out.

5. What would you tell someone who wants to get involved in your line of business but doesn't know how to get started?

I would tell someone who wants to get in my business to be prepared to be disappointed by people that you think want your help but don't know how to ask. Adults have a strange way of saying something to appease people they love, instead of being mature and learning to communicate and deal with their problems. Their problems usually belong to someone else, if you know what I mean. I cannot say that I have not done the same, I just wanted to take personal responsibility for the only thing that I can control, me. If you can master your emotions you can make a lot of money and have a lot of friends.  You can get started in this industry by finding someone you trust or you can contact me and I will share how to be on my team. Go to, watch my partner on YouTube, then you can call me at 702.755.2647 and leave a message. This business is super simple but it will require hard work for the next 2-3 years. But if you follow the system you will never have to work for anyone ever again. We are the best of the best and we want you to join us at the top.

6. What advice would you give to someone with an entrepreneurial spirit?

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit know that you will have moments of great joy and massive disappointments. The secret is to discipline your disappointments and delay your gratifications. You must know that what you are doing is very admirable and should be looked on with pride because the entrepreneurial spirit is what built this country.  If it were not for entrepreneurs we would not have electricity, houses, airplanes, computers, or any other convenience way have today. Entrepreneurs create jobs, solve major problems, invoke a different mindset in the way we view the world and how we can make it better. What a great way to live.

Thank you Brian for taking the challenge and sharing your story. I hope someone has been inspired by Brian’s story and remember if you are interested in working with Brian, contact him for more information.


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I Am...

Remember when you were a kid and you had big dreams and an imagination to create the person you wanted to be when you grew up.  Some of us wanted to be actors, dancers, teachers, doctors, inventors, the list is endless.  Whatever happened to those dreams, did you pursue them and become the person God created you to be or did your life steer you towards a much different path.At this very moment in your life are you the person you want to be?  Are you happy and content with the direction your life is headed?  Are you satisfied with your career, your health, your finances, your relationships?  What about your happiness, your joy, your overall life?  If you answered yes to all these questions, your life is blessed.  But for the rest of us, there may be a little life adjustment that needs to take place.  At any given moment, your have the power to control and direct your life to whatever outcome you desire. You can accomplish this by changing the way you think.  Switch your thoughts from focusing on the negative around you to all that is positive within yourself and that which surrounds you.  Start to fill your mind with the person you want to become.Here's what I would like you to do:Grab your favorite journal and if you're like me, you have a favorite pen too!At the top of the page write, I Am...Now, begin to list the awesomeness that is already you and the fantastic person you desire to be.I Am...I Am a beautiful personI Am generousI Am lovedI Am a faithful servantI Am a healthy womanI Am happyI Am so blessedI Am inspiredCelebrate the woman that you are with the I Am's that are currently you and the I Am's that you desire to become.  Read and focus on your list everyday, say them aloud and believe that you are every beautiful element you have listed and watch a powerful increase take place in your life.With Love and Gratitude,The Black Woman's Rule Book
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Travel Savings Tips

Travel, as exciting and interesting as it is, is also one of the most expensive things we choose to do. But if you keep a few things in mind, your vacation can be fun without breaking the budget. A small amount of research and effort can yield significant travel savings, and careful planning can be the best tool for travel savings. There are some tried and true tips for saving money while traveling, and several are presented below.

Car rentals are still a good way to stretch the travel dollar. Even though it seems expensive, remember the airport shuttle often costs around $50 per person, much more than the cost of an economy car rental. This will allow you affordable transportation for sightseeing and trips to the countryside, another money saver. Also, coupons and discounts are often offered by car rental companies and credit cards companies as incentives and promotions. Your airline may offer a great price on a car rental from a partner company. Take advantage of these deals to save or to upgrade to a more comfortable, vehicle.

If you don't want to rent a car or it will not be useable, try to book a hotel that includes a free airport shuttle service. This can save enough for a good dinner. Many motels at airport locations offer free parking for the length of your travel if you stay one night at either leg of your trip. This can be a travel saver and a super convenience.

If this is a family travel, look for special airline incentives that offer free companion tickets or companion fares at lower rates. Also plan to eat meals where kids eat free and you can split meals. This can result in huge savings for a family of four or larger. Restaurants that are kid friendly usually accommodate requests for extra plates and relaxed places where everyone can feel comfortable after a day of travel and sightseeing.

Don't eat every meal out. Even if you are not traveling as a family, eating out is often the most expensive part of travel. You'll be surprised what a nice change from restaurant food a peanut butter sandwich, chips, and fresh fruit makes. Book a hotel that has an in room coffee maker and purchase fresh bagels for breakfast. Or get deli takeout or a pizza for one relaxed night in. Take that much needed break from the crowds at tourist destinations.

Find and use coupons for travel savings. These are often offered for lodging, food, or attractions. You can find them everywhere, online, in local newspapers, and they save money. Also, seek out and take advantage of multi-day passes at amusement parks.

Bring your own water and snacks. People spend nearly $10 per day per person on just water and snacks. Sure, indulge yourself when you see really inviting salt-water taffy or fudge store but for the basics, bring your own.

Making your own reservations can result in travel savings. Many hotels and airlines offer additional discounts and specials for booking online. This also holds true for car rentals.

Doing a bit of work and seeking out promotions shall result in significant travel savings. Remember, the tourist attractions and hotels want you to return as much as you want another vacation.

Read more… How To Get Your Business Credit Approved for Credit Cards?
In this video I talk about what small business owners and entrepreneurs need to have inoder to become business credit approved to get business credit cards. Business Credit approval is possible if your taking the correct steps to properly build your business credit file.

When you're building business credit the first thing you want to do is get your EIN or TAX ID Number, then you move on to your Dun and Bradstreet file. Dun and Bradstreet is the company you would want to submit your financials and your Ucc-1 financial statement to help complete your business credit file.

Business Owners and entrepreneurs are struggling to get business credit approved for business credit cards because they do not follow these basic steps.


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Never Betray Yourself

When your life path begins to harm you, you've taken a detour.  The worst betrayal is that to yourself.  When you have the opportunity to protect yourself and you choose otherwise, that is betrayal to yourself.~Caroline Myss
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True Travel Value

When searching for value in travel, everyone comes in contact with the package travel vacations. Before you recoil in horror, let's face it, if you are going to a place for the first time and want to do this safely and within a budget, packaged holidays often can't be beat. They will provide you with airfare, hotel, often with a choice of several grades, from economy to luxury and travel from the airport. Keep in mind that the hotels often offer 2 meals with this kind of booking and the package usually includes a sightseeing bus or vouchers for sightseeing. Often the vacation package includes other helpful discounts, such as museum passes. The vacation package may not be your style, but unless you have the time to really research your destination, this type of tour may provide the ultimate in sightseeing at a good price and safe and comfortable conditions.

However there is a type of vacation travel value that is growing in popularity. It is a sort of organized tour for the independent traveler. Several companies has sprung up that offer a type of unguided but planned holiday that offers perhaps not the cheapest price but undeniably great value for your holiday dollar.

The prototype of this kind of company is an American based purveyor started 35 years ago called Idyll Untours. Untour is aimed at the independent traveler who doesn't want to do everything him or herself. Untour offers a many destinations throughout the world and a choice of apartments therein. They book the apartment for your and sort the traveler out with maps, information on the area and a travel car or car rental, both obtained at group rates not offered to the independent traveler. These savings are passed on to the client, as well as the name of a contact person at the destination in case something goes wrong. This person is also a helpful source of information and will coordinate activities with other people traveling independently through this company. Idyll sends brochures with information on the history of the region, entertainment, things to do and general information, everything you want from a tour. However the difference is that once the information is given, Idyll bows out and allows the traveler to experience travel on his own and at the desired pace. The traveler has the full knowledge that, should a problem arise, there is support and help available.

This type of organized tour, but not a tour, is to my mind the ultimate travel value. The nuts and bolts of travel have been solved, and the traveler is left to discover the destination at his own pace and in his own way.

Read more… SBA LOANS are Bad for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
In this video we discuss Why you don't want a SBA LOAN.  Business Credit America also discusses why banks refuse to lend money to entrepreneurs and business owners.  Business owners should not be using their personal credit  to run their business.

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10744088056?profile=originalIt’s TIME to STOP buying hair extensions and get nothing in RETURN! It’s TIME to Join the Multi Billion Dollar hair business as a Micoré Hair Consultant!

In 2009 Derrick & Mercy Alexander started VirginHairSupply an e-commerce website for hair. It was soon realized by Derrick that there were hundreds of other hair website competitors and they would have to invest tens of thousands of dollars if they ever hoped to make a name for VHS. Derrick did some research and noticed that even though there were hundreds of hair competitors, there was virtually no competition in the Multi-Level Marketing arena.

Derrick strongly believed that women would gravitate toward a Network Marketing program for hair extensions. He spoke to some trusted friends for support and they formed Micoré International MLM.

 Women love social settings, and they treasure their hair! Women also like to make money that they can call their own so the Micoré owners decided to put the hair business and the revenue it generates, back into the hands of the women who purchase. Even men are finding great success in Micoré!

The hair business is a fractionalized market with no single major giant competitor except the Koreans, who dominate the industry with control of more than 80 percent of the distribution of African American hair care products, beauty supply stores and the wig and extension manufacturers.

The mission of Micoré International Inc is to become the largest single seller of hair extensions and lace wigs in the USA. Soon thousands of Independent Micoré Consultants will be sharing the Micoré story and selling to women who appreciate quality hair, and money in their pocket!

This opportunity is about to revolutionize the hair industry as the first TRUE Network Marketing Company for HAIR! The mission of Micoré International MLM is to become the largest single seller of hair extensions and lace wigs in the USA. 

The reason I joined Micore is that I have purchased thousands dollars in
hair throughout the years for myself and my daughter and I never got a
discount nor made money anytime by referring people to my supplier.  Now I
can do both, because Micore offers 20% discount and I also get paid when I
help others start in the business and when my family, friends and customers
buys from my site.

This business is also ideal for hairstylist because now you can add a
profit center to your business. Where the styles can make money selling hair to her customers and have other team members sell hair and she will also get paid.


Network Marketing means that not only do you make money off the products YOU SELL, but also earn commissions from the sales of potentially hundreds and even thousands of Micoré Consultants beneath you!

I am sure you can appreciate the magnitude of this opportunity, so if you are ready to grab your spot and start earning please sign up at

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Fashion Fridays - EnVoi Style Station


Authentic Style From the Inside Out!


There is something enticing about a woman who walks in authentic style. You know her when you see her, she captures everyone’s attention and the world obeys her command. There is no fraud in her eyes just the ease of confidence and optimism, happiness and light stream from her smile. It’s almost as if the sun rests on her face…Now wait a minute you mean to tell me that being authentic can do all that!!! Yes, it can! Maybe not to the degree of the sun resting on her face but you can feel good, look good and generate life and love just by being your authentic self.

Authentic style is just what it says, your very own way of interacting in this world.
Authenticity is not false or copied; it’s genuine and original as opposed to being a fake and a reproduction in-other-words an imposter. It’s not evil, mean and green with envy, full of attitude and sarcasm. Authentic style sets precedence and bears legal validity…Do you know it is law!

Walking in truth about who you are, where you are heading, making an accurate assessment about what you want from life and putting a strategy in place to accomplish the task. Even when the journey shifts you still make a deliberate effort to dispel fear and failure because it is as natural as breathing. Events are part of the human experience understanding life’s process. Wisdom shouts that the blessing door swings both ways and our efforts must be proven.
Authentic style demonstrates reliability in all your promised commitments and required responsibility. Authentic style is not represented in what bag you got on your arm, the kind of car you drive or even if your shoes have a fire-engine red bottom. Balance is the foundation in an authentic life, Spirit-Soul-Body-and Style.
Style bears a more creative distinction and identifiable form and can be articulated in the way you move, your style of hair or your indescribable flair. It’s the intricate expression of your presentation. Clothing that makes you feel as good as you look. Reflecting on a scene from the movie “Act like a lady, Think like a man” one of the actresses put on granny-panties, so she wouldn’t feel as sexy and was able to keep herself one more time.


This is the power of clothing!

Authentic style is you at your highest level of confidence, widest range of creativity and best fitting-figure-flattering clothing style that is your brand.
Every authentic woman bears a signature; it’s innately inside of her ready to introduce itself to her and the world. Some dangle jewelry; offer bravura clothing, a splash color, a sensuous voice, a hardy laugh and a lingering scent. Authentic style is intoxicating. Take a deep breath...let the aroma seep deep into your self’s-soul now let’s get in your closet!
First let’s make a pit stop in the lingerie department I’m talking foundations of proper dressing yes I’m saying it, it’s the underwear. What you wear UNDER what you wear is just as important… if not more so. What in the world is going on with thongs in church that everyone can see, bras, which too small causing your back to be rolled up like a pack of hotdogs.

Women I know we fought for freedom and equal rights but what we are displaying is far from freedom and cannot be equaled. Authentic styles come in all shapes, ages and sizes and what sets them apart from being average is that they are COMPLETE when they WALK OUT THE DOOR. Totally groomed from head to toe, wearing pressed well-cut clothing; tap heels on the bottom of their fly shoes, the right foundation, appropriate make-up and colors. Accessories coordinate or contrast their well-put together outfit. Authentic style doesn’t have to follow all the latest trends or spend top dollar on an item because their worth is not in what they have on but in who they are that makes what they wear vivacious.

Authentic women wear clothing that fit. It’s as simple as that. Nothing is too low or too high, too tight or sheer, she rests in appropriate boundaries. Remember the golden rule “if you have to ask don’t wear it.”
Authentic style from the inside out is balanced by character, presentation, and happiness and exuding genuine adoration for everyone along with a fierce pair of shoes!

Style-Key: Next time you are in the lingerie section take the time to get properly measured for foundational garments and yes if you require figure-control or body enhancement in your garments buy them!

Dianne C. Lemon
EnVoi Consignment Boutique
Image & Style Consultant
W.R.E.S.T. Inc

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The Courageous Woman Retreat Recap

It is so very hard to articulate something so special and intangible. I am still trying to wrap my head around what took place. The whole preparation process for The Courageous Woman Retreat was a journey of lessons even up until moments before we began.  So I knew that God was up to something and it was going to be GOOD.  While I didn't know any of the ladies who were attending, God knew them and wanted them to know how much they were loved. I was just a vessel and I am so grateful for the privilege.

The day started off at the spa where the ladies had breakfast and a spa treatment. For some, it was their first spa experience, so it was pretty cool. Afterwards, we convened in the meeting space to begin the workshops.  I opened with prayer and LuJuana led us in song. First up, Workshop #1, The Courage to Be Me. The ladies explored several questions related to being totally free to be themselves. And one special Sistah from each session was chosen to sit in the hot seat, share her answers and receive a mini coaching session. It was an amazing experience for everyone involved.

Workshop #2 was The Fearless Life. We talked about releasing the brakes, walking on water and launching out into the deep. Great revelations came forth and then it was lunch time. We enjoyed lunch, but we also had fun taking photos with the Pink Guitar, Feather Boa & Funky Shades. It was a great opportunity for the ladies to take a walk on the "Fearless Side" by releasing their inhibitions & just going with it.

After lunch, we started Workshop #3, Forever Free, and that was a pivotal point for a lot of the ladies. Their Aha Moments were being crystallized as they realized that they were free to laugh, free to love & free to live. LuJuana then sang a stirring rendition of "I Am Changing" and we were all in tears. That primed us to close out with a covenant agreements to our sisters. We pledged to honor the bond of sisterhood and hold each other accountable to our dreams.

The big "Take Away" was that being a Courageous Woman is, indeed, a journey with many starts and stops. But with God's direction and the support of our sisters, NOTHING is impossible for us!

Stay tuned. There WILL be another Inspired Sistah retreat next year!

Live Courageously,

Special Thanks To:

My husband, Jessie Henry of for always loving, supporting and cheering me on.

Asabi Ifaramomi of Sacred Grove Designs for providing the amazing Courageous Woman Retreat logos.

Ada Johnson with Fear4lyMade Body Oils for creating the signature Courageous Woman body butter, Fearlessly Me.

Sha-Rhonda Davis of Empowered2Change, LLC, for loving, supporting & believing in the vision.

Dan & Chris Smith for always quietly supporting, encouraging & loving.

Renee Frisby Jones for believing in the vision enough to share of her resources.

Elisha Akram of Kustom Kreations for capturing beautiful images and having a beautiful spirit to match.

Sherilynn Marilyn of ImStylynn for making me look beautiful & courageous.

Tammie, Kenyatta, Seante, Brigitte with Team IS for your tireless prayers, contributions, love, support & work to demonstrate to the world that Inspired Sistahs really do rock REAL HARD!

All of the beautiful, bold, courageous women who attended the retreat. Thank you for obeying the call. Keep soaring, Sistahs!

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We are invited! I just received an email that not only are BBWO members invited to Oprah's Next Big Event, we get a 50% off discount too!

O You! is a yearly event that will bring 5,500 loyal Oprah readers and guests to LA during the weekend of October 20th. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, guests will have the opportunity to join all of their O Magazine favorites including Gayle King, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, Peter Walsh and Oprah herself for a truly memorable day of learning, inspiration and fun! In addition to speaker sessions, all attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive sponsor areas offering free giveaways, book signings with their favorite speakers and all attendees will receive an exclusive O You! gift bag packed with fun goodies!

Each year the O You! team offers a special discount to select organizations, and this year the Black Business Women Online network was selected. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, and enter promo code OMAG50 to receive your 50% off discount!

Also note
that the BBWO Community is invited to the SistaSense 2013 Conference + Expo in North Carolina - January 18 - 20. Expect to see some of your favorite BBWO members speaking and also vending at this event. Early registration has started and there are a few more super saver passes left. For more details and current listing of speakers go to

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