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…

True Colors

February 20, 2017

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…

You Must Read This Before 2017!

December 30, 2016

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,…

5 Reasons to Chase the Fairytale in Love and Business

December 19, 2016

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…

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…

It Was All A Dream: 3 Things You Must Do Now to Make Your Dreams Come True

November 11, 2016

There is a quote floating around that states something to the tune of “There were days I prayed for this”. This rings so true for me today as I travel to Indianapolis, Indiana with the cast of my theatrical production Traces of Her Lipstick. We will be blessed to perform…

There Is Only One Difference

October 3, 2016

There is only one difference between those who do and those who don’t. We are all one simple decision away from doing what we have always dreamed of. One decision. It still baffles me that so many give up before the race is won, never stopping to consider that they…

Ardre Orie for Rolling Out Magazine

September 28, 2016

Balancing business, babies and being a boss is no easy feat. Some ladies make it easy. The Mrs. CEO Series was written by Koereyelle Dubose to highlight women living their lives and chasing their dreams with love as the pinnacle of their success. Click the photo below to view Ardre…

That God Kind of Love

September 7, 2016

I can honestly say that I wasn’t sure that our love would last. All that I knew was that I was willing to give it a shot. And if we were transparent and honest, even we would admit that we never really stood a chance at love. In the first…