Archive | June 2014

Why is Financial Literacy Important for Women?

“Money has some rules attached to it. And if you follow the rules, you’re going to have more stability in your life than if you don’t follow the rules. Doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman.

The rules are the same: You need to have a plan for how you use your money, you need to have a healthy credit identity, you need to have emergency money and some insurance.

I think it’s really important that we come to realize that life is about balance, that it’s not all or nothing. It’s not spending every waking moment thinking about money or spending no time thinking about money.

Managing money isn’t really that hard. It requires some discipline and there is some detail involved, but in reality it doesn’t take that much time and the payback is huge.” –Gail Vaz-Oxlade 

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The Art of Throwing a Pity Party!

Pity Party TimeKeeping it real, today, I’m going to talk about an important (albeit, often misunderstood), aspect of our existence as social beings.

We are all blessed with the gift, freedom and ability to rant, vent, in other words, throw an unapologetic pity party for ourselves!

Exercise your freedom to party….

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#BringBackOurGirls- ‘Little Girl Lost: Zelifat’s Story.’

mother wailing #BringBackOurGirls A Tribute Poem and a Fervent Prayer!

Have you already forgotten me? Am I now a long-buried symbol of your shame?

Will you still continue to fight for me? Am I a helpless pawn in your sick political game?

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30-Day Reflections: Take empowered ACTION and Transform Your Life!

“Transformation is not a sudden big bang, it is a gradual process and involves a gentle peeling away of many layers, and unlocking the magnificence and beauty that’s always been inherent within us.

Change happens regardless. Growth & Transformation? You actually have to choose to grow and transform. YOU get to decide. They require that you surrender, let go of the egoic self, and then step aside from your own way, allowing, accepting and simply BEING.

There is zero room for pretence, you are beautifully stripped to your core essence! May you have the courage to take that next NECESSARY steps from here to there, from this known hell to a guaranteed, yet unknown heaven.

Everything works for good! Dare to see yourself in a beautiful, brand new light.” ~Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Excerpt from the book: ‘UNLocking Your HeART of Leadership.’~

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