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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 […]

There Is Only One Difference

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 have already come so far. If you opened your eyes this morning and you are reading this, you have come a mighty long ways. You are still standing and that means that there is more for you to do! While in college, I was heavily encouraged Read more […]

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

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. My stomach reveals the burden of two beautiful children. I used to hate my curves but now I embrace them. My nose wrinkles up when I’m excited. I love to play in makeup and my closest friends do too. I have short hair and I make no apologies for it. My Read more […]

Ardre Orie Receives the World Changer Award

When I was in 7th grade, I made mostly D’s and F’s on my report card. I am certain that the teachers referred to me as a troubled child. I could be seen on any given day with my feet up on the desk, popping gum and talking back very disrespectfully towards the staff. I attended a school named Howard Bishop. And at the time, the school’s reputation was on the mend from many unfortunate mishaps due to an increase in gang activity and so called turf wars. One could assume that I was just like Read more […]

The Real Truth About Why I Became A Ghostwriter

I sat there wondering when the next time would be that he would abuse me. It happened so many times that I lost count. All I know is that what he took from me could never be returned. I was now damaged goods. I didn’t care what happened, I wasn’t going to let my family suffer any longer because of him. I was willing to sacrifice myself and my sanity to make sure that they would be ok. I would have done anything to save us from living the impoverished life that we becalmed burdened with. No running Read more […]

Make It Rain

Have you ever heard anyone say: “A calm sea never qualifies a skillful sailor?”   I have found this to be one of the many truths that is revealed to us along the journey of life. If you look back over your life and consider some of your most difficult moments, I guarantee you that they came just before a miraculous blessing. It would take me months to tell you how many storms came before blessings in my life and the lives of those that I love. To that end, we must also recognize that Read more […]

Get Lost, Find Yourself

As I woke up this morning, I realized that it is officially my birthday week! I was born on my mother’s birthday and every 7 years our birthday falls on Mother’s Day; this year being one of them. I am of course thankful for life as I recognize it as a gift. And like most, I have reflected on my purpose and service here on earth. All this time, I had been focused on being a voice for the voiceless and I now know that I was walking along the right path but I had not figured out exactly how to Read more […]

Lemonade & Other Sweet Drinks

What’s Inside The Heart of A Man? By now, you’ve drank all the lemonade that you can stand after the surprise release of Beyonce’s new album bearing the same title. If there is one thing that Queen Bey knows how to do, it’s market. She is beyond iconic when it comes to selling us a storyline and a ticket. And whether or not you could afford a ticket to the World Tour, you and I along with everyone else in the world pulled up a seat at the table and sat down for a cold glass of #lemonade. That Read more […]