Anything Can Happen: A Journey from Despair to Wholeness

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Anything Can HappenAs women, most of us dream of having a great career, a wonderful husband, kids and a house with a picket fence. We fantasize about growing old with our spouse and spoiling our grandchildren. However, we all know that nothing in life is guaranteed and “Anything Can Happen.”

This can be said for former educator, now author and inspirational speaker Michelle Green. She married her first love, had four beautiful kids, a lovely home and awesome career. Life was good. Life was happy. [Read more…]

I Decided to Take Charge of My Life…

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image (6)Looking at Shiryl Davis, you would never guess that she has a chronic illness. Like many of us who are going through something so personal, we usually do not want to share or talk about what we are going through. However, this week Shiryl Davis decides to open up and share her story. [Read more…]

Learning To Love Yourself Is the Greatest Love of All

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BeYou

All of us have those famous lyrics imprinted in our mind.  However, learning to love yourself can be easier said than done. This holds true for this week’s feature Ivy Cooper. A Health Coach and Body Image expert Ivy serves as an advocate for women everywhere to love the skin they you are in.

We are taught that experience is the best teacher and Ivy’s journey has served as testament to empower those she coaches. Ivy’s early journey was one of self-hate, low self-esteem and insecurity.  She recalls days of hating herself and never feeling comfortable in her own skin. “I have always felt that I was less than attractive.  Ever since my early adolescent years, I found myself comparing my body and beauty to others.  I frequently felt that other women were more beautiful than I was. I longed to look like them.  As a full figured child, teen, and woman I felt at war with my body, constantly FIGHTING to lose weight and become a certain size.  I wanted to be accepted.  No matter how many diets I tried, I always ended up back in a body that I hated and was ashamed of.” [Read more…]