Blog 2018-10-06T04:56:32+00:00

If you’ve heard my story, you know that I spent 24 years in an emotionally abusive marriage. My fairytale marriage turned into a nightmare. Now I am taking steps toward a brighter future with renewed energy, strength, and focus. I spent years in my marriage accommodating everyone else’s needs over my own. You may as well have called me the go “fetch it girl” because if anyone had a need, small or large, I dropped everything to go and get it. Now that my freedom papers have been signed, sealed, and delivered by the family district court judge, I’m ready to go

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Categories : Live Your Mission, Member Contributor, Share Your Message, Shift Your Mindset
Posted by Khatonia McCarty
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Fear stops all of us, but once we face our fear we can release its hold on us. In my private coaching programs, I teach clients how to shift their fears so they can confidently move forward on their dreams. It’s the most inspiring part of the work I do. This month, I am celebrating 17 years in business for myself, and I have had to move through many fears to make it this long. So, I can certainly help you overcome your biggest fears too.

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Posted by Cassandra Washington
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Are you religious? Most of the stay-at-home moms I know are. I’m not surprised because so many of us see stay-at-home motherhood as a divine calling. Although religion can be a great help, religious rituals alone don’t guarantee happiness, especially if you’re only going through the motions. I can say from experience, you will never feel real joy until you experience God’s presence. Besides, if your religion boils down to passed down routines, traditions, and habits that lack a spiritual connection, then does it really have value at all? There are many people attending Sunday School, singing in the choir,

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Categories : Others
Posted by Johnnene Gay
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Have you ever mistaken an insult for a compliment? It sounds nice but it really isn’t meant to be flattering at all. I overheard him say it, “Oh man, she is really low maintenance.” I thought he meant I was humble… next to Godliness. Nope. What he was actually saying was that I did not value myself and it showed in the way I presented myself to others. His opinion was that I did not think taking care of myself was worth the effort. Um, that’s not a compliment. And the truth is, he was right. All the years of

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There are things you can do to position yourself for success in life or to block your way. So, if you want to put yourself in the right position for greater things, you’ll need to speak and create a vision that moves you forward. This final installment of a three-part series shares one way to get out of your own way.

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The work you dream of doing, the goals you are working towards, or the thing you long for most of all in life is within your reach. The question is are you correctly positioned to receive it? Over the next few weeks, I will share one thing you can do today to put yourself in position to receive what you want in life and to live your purpose.

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Whether you feel stuck in an abusive relationship or trapped in any situation that minimizes you, you can have hope in a brighter future. It won’t be easy and some days will feel like it is too much to bear. You don’t have to recover on you own. Connect with others who offer support and encouragement. You owe it to yourself to live the life you were created to live.

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Can you really put a value on raising kids and taking care of the household? According to Salary.com, being a SAHM is worth a six-figure salary, yet many moms struggle with self-worth. When moms build their confidence and value themselves, their kids will be blessed as a result.

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Categories : Live Your Mission, Member Contributor, Member Spotlight, Share Your Message, Shift Your Mindset
Posted by Johnnene Gay
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Playing it safe is actually not safe at all. It’s an illusion! In fact, it is dangerous for your health and well-being when you restrain your potential and limit who you are created to be. Cassandra Washington and members of her One Degree Shift community know from experience that when you play it safe you will never fulfill your purpose. They also know that you can play bigger when you connect to others. Learn how to stop playing small in your life and discover the difference you are meant to make.

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Posted by Cassandra Washington
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