Stop Playing. Write Now!

May 22, 2017

Your Words Have Power Every new morning is filled with new possibilities. It is my belief that one of those possibilities that we should grab by the horns is writing a book and vowing to tell our stories. We deserve to be heard more now than ever. Inevitably, the world…

Turn the Page

April 21, 2017

When was the last time you read an average book? Chances are, you don’t really recall. As a writer, I am always finding new parallels between writing, the characters that I create and real life. In all honesty, living life is a lot like reading a book. Unlike the characters…

No Excuse Will Do

March 6, 2017

One More Reason to Chase Your Dream Now This photo depicts a beautiful story that unravels in a ironic way. The young lady whose shoulder I have rested my hand upon is a Chef. Her mother named her Ashalah. Together, they created Kid Chef Dreams, a budding enterprise of kid…

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

March 3, 2017

All, I’ve ever wanted was to make a difference. I can finally say that I am walking in purpose. About 6 years ago, I resolved that purpose must be rooted in service. We must hear the calling to serve others before being able to delight in purpose. That said, I…

The World Needed You!

February 10, 2017

Can you believe that after God created the entire galaxy, filled with the moon and the stars and the sun and after HE sculpted the wondrous world with mountains and valleys and all of the beautiful things that we so often take for granted, He still thought that it needed…

Pause for the Cause: 4 Reasons the Plot Twist is Your Friend

January 23, 2017

They say that with age comes maturity. I wholeheartedly agree. As time has passed, I have learned that there is great value in our ability to press the pause button during the moments of life that don’t go as planned and trust me, there will be several. What we must…

There Are Levels to This: 5 Things You Must Do Before the New Year

December 16, 2016

Growth requires us to find strength in the midst of discomfort knowing that the ultimate prize is to never be the same. And if there is anyone who is waiting for the New Year to do set anything in motion, chile please! I have probably announced and set in motion…

The Next Chapter: 10 Things You Must Never Forget When Writing the Story of Your Life

September 26, 2016

Whether you want to or not, you are preparing g to write the next chapter of your life. For those of us in business, we call it Q4. Q4 or Quarter 4 requires a strong finish to solidify success in 2017. The dreamers, planners and doers already know what action…

I’m Sorry, Did You Say Something?

August 29, 2016

I’m Sorry, Did You Say Something? Remember sitting in class and the teacher asked a question that you thought you knew the answer to but you refused to raise your hand for fear of being incorrect? I know that I am not alone. I’m not the only one who has…

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

August 22, 2016

I am rounding out my thirties and honey chile, I have finally learned to love me. I guess I spent all this time trying to find out exactly who I was. I laugh way too hard and probably a little too much for some people’s liking. I have purple gums….