Book Review #1:Rachel Hollis

Hey hey guys, I am doing something a little bit different these coming months where I am going to introduce you to my world of reading. Now, I will admit, I have not read a book all the way through since 50 Shades of Grey Part 1 came out but I have always wanted to read interesting works by other writers. The book I am going to review this month is a book written by a great women who loves to help other women get out of their way and see what the potential that they already have. Growing from tragedy and being able to be successful in life with some bumps along the way is real-life for her and she wants you to know-ITs Normal! Introducing a lady I highly respect for her courage and empowerment of other: Rachel Hollis

I read this book from cover to cover and was amazed at the similiarities we have. I thought I was the only one thinking and going through it. For those of you who do not know who Rachel Hollis is, she is a Mom of 3 boys and a 1 girl, wife to Dave Hollis and founder of a lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and Ceo of her own Media company. She has alot of followers online via instagram, facebook, youtube etc. She is a woman who likes to tell it like it is, she encourages, enlightens and works to help others acheive the same sense of confidence she exudes throughout everything she does with the help of God.

I am going to review this book in 4 parts:

  • Why did I pick this book to read?
  • What part of the book, really hit home for me: (ex. made me cry or have a aha moment)?
  • What is one thing I took away from the book that I will change in my life?
  • How would I rate this book out of 5 stars?

Rachel Hollis: Girl, Wash Your Face

  • I picked this book because it came highly recommended online. I was curious as to what washing my face meant so I said this might be a great book just by the title, so I bought it. I never realized when I opened it, I would never be able to put it down. It spoke to me so well. Everything, well almost everything, was so similiar to my life I couldn’t believe that this nice young lady had gone through all that and still managed to be a great women waking up everyday helping people with her wisdom and lending a helping hand.
  • A part in the book that really hit home for me was Chapter 15: I Will Never Get Past This- when she talked about her family. Not being as close as she wanted to be after the tradegy just trying to salvage what was left of her relationships and picking up the peices and moving forward in church and counseling, which is always the best medicine. I cried through the whole chapter.
  • One thing she stressed so much in her book about it being happy with who you are. It doesnt matter what you didnt accomplish or who hurt you in your past, you are responsible for your own happiness. Never let others believe you are never good enough to try new things or pick where you left off with years ago. Always try to be you and be happy for you not anyone else. I realizes that in trying to make others happy all at once, I have made myself unhappy. I have decided to run away from toxic or negative things and let others be unhappy by themselves and take care of me first. Be there after I am taken care of then console others.
  • 5- star rating from me for original content, very personable and uplifting!

Looking forward to reading her other book:

Girl, Stop Apoligizing

Ordered my copy from Barnes and Nobles today and will start reading after my 2nd book which is from a new first time author who writes about how the word of God influences your life processes everyday. Click link below to purchase Marcus Myrick’s

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31 Day Challenge-Day 17

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   Going back to my childhood, I can remember a lot of books but my all-time favorite was…wait for it…

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  I still read this book to this day.  This isn’t the original one I had as a child because it got lost. I love the story line about a puppy who doesn’t listen to his mother and goes exploring when he shouldn’t and learns valuable lessons.

  As the saying goes: “If mama ain’t happy, no one is happy”

  I used to have a wind up doggy that I used to play with with my book.  Needless to say, the book and dog didn’t survive I’m sad to say…but now I have a real dog, his name is Sage.

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That’s all I got for today…stay tuned for Day 18…

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31 Day Challenge-Day 2

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Okay, so today you get to learn 20 facts about me you didn’t know…this should be interesting..lol Here is goes

  1. I enjoy the beach and ocean but am deathly afraid of drowning due to the fact I never learned how to swim.
  2. Most women love to shop, I hate shopping. I can’t stand the long lines, spending money I don’t have, the in and out of the car runs and especially using the bathrooms in public…yuk.
  3. My favorite colors are black and red.
  4. I am a big fan of antique and fast cars, I don’t collect them but I like watching the shows where they have collectors buy them.
  5. I love to dance and sing, although with dancing I am limited to my upper arms and shoulders because of my back and knees.
  6. I do not like politics of any kind. I don’t like talking, debating or even watching the news about it.
  7. I worked in the industry of Retail grocery and distribution for over 25 years. This field is the reason I am now disabled.
  8. I have depression and anxiety along with bi-polar disorder.
  9. I have a degree in Business Management.
  10. I am a mother to an Autistic child.
  11. I am learning how to play the guitar-not ready for a band yet, though…lol
  12. I prefer hot to cold weather, although I sweat alot.
  13. I once drove my Camaro along the grass during construction on the freeway for 2 miles to get to a bathroom and didn’t get pulled over. I had to go bad..lol.
  14. I love celebrating people’s birthdays.
  15. I am in the process of writing my first book.
  16. I don’t like negative people, I stay away from them.
  17. I get motion sickness when I ride in the car so I sit up front.
  18. I had only one boyfriend in my life and I ended up marrying him. We are going on 20 years.
  19. I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 40 years old. My mom said finally…lol.
  20. My one-year anniversary for my blog is coming up in September 2019, I need to reach my goal of 500 followers so don’t forget to…

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Black History Legends….Day 10

Charles F. Gardner 

( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona

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Pictured above: Charles F. Gardner- the owner of the only Negro store of its kind in the electrician and locksmith business.  This shop was located in Chicago, Illinois on 2933 State Street during circa 1899.

 

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson performing her first open-air concert in front of Lincoln Memorial on April 8, 1939 and continued breaking the record in the United States when on January 7, 1955 as the first African -American who she sang at the Metropolitan Opera House.  After her death she was honored with her own postage stamp.

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Pictured above: Marian met many people, received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1978 for her lifetime achievements. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 along with another African-American named Ralph Bunche.  She also  but was banned from singing at the Constitution Hall in 1939 because of the (DAR) so she sang at Lincoln Memorial with the honor of having The President and First Lady Roosevelt’s support.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 April 8 at the home of her nephew conductor James DePreist and is buried Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She was married to Orpheus Hodge King.

 

 

Getting down to business…Empower You!

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Special Guest Speaker: 

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Jamelle McKenzie (Author and Pastor)

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Conyers Event Center – Dynamic Women Network event will be held at this venue located at 2141 Flat Shoals Road Conyers, Georgia 30014Don’t miss out on this fabulous event hosted by Lorraine Bradshaw!! 
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April 28th 2019 (4-6pm) Conyers Event Center  (Contact:Lorraine Bradshaw for details above)