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…

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…

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…

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…

Woman to Woman

August 26, 2016

Today is National Women’s Equality Day. What a time to be alive as a woman! The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certifiation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. And with the right to vote, a hidden power was unleashed. From that time,…

Ardre Orie Receives the World Changer Award

August 12, 2016

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…

Love, Sex & Other Taboo Words

July 29, 2016

Let’s get right down to it. Society would have us to believe that men are the only species known to man who cheat in relationships. If we fully immersed ourselves into the messages that we received, we would be left to believe that we are damsels in distress. We are…

Ardre Orie Named on 30 Most Influential People in Girls Empowerment

July 1, 2016

I woke up to receive news that I had been included on the list of the 30 Most Influential People in Girl Empowerment. I thought about all of the long, tireless hours that I spent with my mother and a host of amazing ladies building my first business venture The…