10 ways to boost your self-image and ultimately, your self-worth

illuminationcc/ January 31, 2016

As we wrap up this month’s discussion on self-worth and self-image, I will leave you with 10 tried and true tips to illuminate your journey and encourage you. Focus on your strengths. Oftentimes we focus on the mistakes we have made and the things we don’t have in our lives but if we begin to focus on all of the

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Are you moving or standing still?

illuminationcc/ September 24, 2015

This month I’m discussing transitions and boy do I have a lot of them. As stated in my newsletter I’m finalizing my book project, The Dumping Ground, and I’m moving to my new office space October 1. Although moving and change can be very exciting it can also be very stressful, costly, and frustrating if you don’t seek the proper

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Embracing Gratitude

illuminationcc/ May 31, 2015

  As May is coming to a close and we’re making headway into June I started to reflect of this past month. So much has happened; we celebrated our mothers for Mother’s Day, honored our deceased veterans for their service, as well as celebrated our graduates on their accomplishments. Now, looking forward we’ll soon be preparing to honor our fathers

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Taxed to the Max

illuminationcc/ April 27, 2015

April showers bring May flowers but that’s not all that April brings; it also brings anxiety and stress as tax season comes to head. In our lives there are times when we feel taxed to the max. We feel taxed by life, people, and our jobs among other things. Taxation cause stress and a reduced quality of life. I know

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It's Spring! Things are Changing

illuminationcc/ March 31, 2015

Spring is in the air, new life is awakening all around us as the earth gives way to the birth of its offspring as the dead of a cold, bleak winter melts away. But we can’t bask in the glory of this new birth too long because Summer will soon be here with its luminous rays of sun and sweltering

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Getting To ‘Happy’ In the Midst Adversity

illuminationcc/ February 27, 2015

As we acknowledge Black History Month we applaud the efforts and strong will by those who refused to be silent in the face of racism and stood for their beliefs, dignity and community. Those persons braved the Jim Crow laws, segregation, defamation, and degradation in spite of being treated uncivilized, like ravage animals in the wild. Those resilient people of

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Take a closer look within

illuminationcc/ January 26, 2012

              Which one is real?  Why is authenticity important? You would have to look very close to determine which one of these pictures represents an authentic diamond.  When determining authenticity perhaps you would look at clarity or even look at the cut of the diamond.  Perhaps some would look at the size to determine

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