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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
It's the start of a brand new year. A fresh start. Another year to make new things, try new things, learn, live, push yourself, change yourself, change your world. It's an opportunity to create a better life for yourself. Here's some sage advice from members of my One Degree Shift community.
There are 7.1 billion humans on the planet and each one has a unique character. So... what determines your character? Join millions in a global conversation around character -- focusing on who we are, who we want to be in the world, and how to develop these character strengths.
Mindy Harvey, America's Got Talent contestant, has more than talent. She has HEART, courage, and an incredible gift to inspire us all to never give up on our dreams. You may have seen her audition video trending on social media. Here are some questions to help you imagine your life if you had the courage to try again. You too were meant to do more with your life than just give up.
Many people are under the mistaken assumption that American Healthcare is Number One in the world, but the truth is our country ranks behind most of the other industrialized nations in most areas and even behind some of the third world nations – like Bangladesh - in things like infant mortality. What's really sick and crazy about medicine today is the lack of attention to prevention and treatment, lack of enough providers, and a healthcare system gone awry. The most important thing is that you become more aware of what some of these issues are and learn some things you CAN do to look out for yourself and your loved ones.
The problems we face in America today is not that we watch different news, it is that we don’t talk to each other. A conversation can be a powerful thing. Join thousands of people (women, men, all people, all ages) around the world in a global conversation in support of 50/50 Day on May 10, 2017. Take part in a global movement and dynamic discussion to learn, share ideas, build connection, and do something to create positive, sustainable change.