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No Excuse Will Do

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 friendly cooking inspirations that provides services through baking, cooking courses, inspirational media and now books. Ashalah’s mother who recently earned her Ph.D, has fought tooth and nail to give her children the Read more […]

Ardre Orie Recognized as A Changemaker by Black Celebrity Giving

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 spent another 6 years listening to a higher calling regarding how that would look. What would I do in the midst of service? Would I be able to make money to survive and support my family through my service? Would my service make room for Read more […]

True Colors

Confident women, don’t compete. My life has been bursting at the seams with new opportunities, simply due to the abundance of collaboration with other like minded women. I absolutely love women because I feel like there is so much that we endure. I personally understand how much effort goes into pulling yourself together to leave the house, care for families and friends and go out into the world to serve as a bonafide boss. Let’s be clear, being a woman isn’t easy. To our advantage, girl power Read more […]

A|Orie Cosmetics Featured on Buzzfeed

I woke up this morning to discover that A|Orie Cosmetics was featured in the Buzzfeed article “12 Brown Girl Approved Red Lipstick” for our signature red lipstick “Taraji”!  You can imagine my excitement. I was surprised and honored to say the least. I am most excited about the promise of our company’s growth. I do everything with love and A|Orie Cosmetics is no different.  We have officially completed our soft launch and will be moving forward full steam ahead. If you are not on our subscriber Read more […]

The World Needed You!

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 you? Do you know how special you are? We spend so much time comparing ourselves to others that we don’t stop to simply smell the roses. When was the last time that you stood in the mirror and just admired yourself? You should. Read more […]

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

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 keep in mind when writing the stories of our lives is that there are many things outside of our control. For control freaks like me, this could be scary but I’ve learned to press the pause button and yell “Plot Twist”. In life, most Read more […]

You Must Read This Before 2017!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 2016 has stretched me in ways I never imagined possible. We have seen the remnants of the gentleness of life through tremendous loss and heartbreak and we have seen the joys of smiles from tremendous achievement. Through it all, we are blessed to see another day. But that’s just it. In retrospect, I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I’ve finally figured it out. This very moment, I’m doing my life, my way, for me. I have Read more […]

5 Reasons to Chase the Fairytale in Love and Business

Chase the fairytale, it does exist.  This year, I’ve either written, edited or published a ton of love stories. It dawned on me just yesterday that many of the concepts that I have shared with you regarding chasing your dreams and business and purposeful living are applicable to love. It’s no secret that my theatrical productions deal with love and tumultuous relationships and I so freely share them because I believe these to be meaningful conversations that we must have with ourselves and Read more […]

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

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 half of my initiatives that will manifest in the New Year already. I don’t want the universe to wait to conspire with me, I’m ready to collect my harvest. I’m sowing seeds now for future seasons of reaping. Are you? Of course you are. Read more […]