Tonight at 9:00pm tune in on TJE’s Facebook and Twitter to join us in The Virtual Affirmation Event. Once the affirmations are created we will put them in a decorative mason jar for preparation of a daily read beginning January 1, 2017.
Some of you are probably thinking to yourself, “What are affirmations”? An affirmation is simply a statement affirming something. The obvious goal is to create positive affirmations, however, if you are not deliberate with your vocabulary you may end up creating negative affirmations.
For example, someone who wants to have more money may create an affirmation stating “I want to get out of debt”. That may seem like a positive affirmation but it actually works against you because the focus of the affirmation is on debt. A positive way to affirm this desire is to say “I am so happy and grateful now that I am financially abundant”. That statement affirms your real desire in the present tense so that you will begin living your desire in the now. If you attempt to affirm something in a future manner, it is likely that you will never reach that desire because you never experience the future. Your experiences only occur in the now.
If you are not grasping this concept or if you are eager for more information about this subject PLEASE TUNE IN TONIGHT! During the live feed I will be discussing how to create positive affirmations more in depth and I invite your comments and/or questions.
Many of you may feel that writing 365 affirmations is a lot of work. Be that as it may, I am a firm believer that you get back what you put out. However, since I really love you guys, I have provided 100 downloadable D.O.P.E. general affirmations that will assist you during your take off! See ya at the event tonight 🙂
The Holiday season is a wonderful time to wind down and relax while enjoying the company of your loved ones. However, many are bogged down with emotional and financial stress because of their uncertainty of what to gift this year. With there being only 5 days left till Christmas TJE linked with the Browns Girls Club to create a holiday gift guide to inspire you towards original gifting. Brown Girls Club is a website formed by Crystal Swain-Bates that sell merchandise created solely for uplifting little black girls and Women. There have been many studies that reveal that the lack of positive black representatives or idols has great potential to lower black children’s self esteem. This website is a positive factor that assists in uplifting black youth by building self-awareness, self-confidence, and assisting them with internal foundation of adequacy. These options are affordable and an investment into our children’s future.
Here are some recommended gifts below:
This is a perfect gift that will light up your little princess’ eyes. This gift will go excellent with the matching book “I’m a Pretty Princess” below that can be purchased from Amazon for $11.57.
The Positive affirmation magnets come in a pack of four and it is a daily reminder for children to internalize affirmative life changing beliefs about their self. This is actually my favorite item on this site because I am a firm believer of the positive effect that affirmations can have on your life.
Although this site is mainly for brown girls, BrownGirlsClub didn’t leave out the brown boys.
For those who didn’t procrastinate and already finished all of their christmas shopping DON’T WORRY because Brown Girls Club has great birthday party sets.
It is important that black children are reminded daily of their beauty and power. All of BGC’s merchandise do just that! For additional items go to Brown Girls Club and use my discount code 7u. Comment your thoughts below on these products!
Last Friday I attended the launch of the Y.E.S. Women Inc. non-profit organization. The acronym Y.E.S. stands for young, educated, and sacred which fits the founder of the organization, Yasmin Cunningham, perfectly! Yasmin is 24 years old with a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi in political science including a minor in Latin. She now attends Mississippi College School of Law, planning to receive her Juris Doctor in May 2017. With the help of the community, Yasmin aims to “uplift young women, helping them to develop their purpose through mentorship, community service, and fellowship”.
I am personally proud of Yasmin for creating this organization because our community needs more young direct leaders with fresh open minds. Also, I believe that women are the strength and the stability that help keeps the world functioning, so it is important to make sure that our future women leaders are nurtured with love. I had the opportunity to ask Yasmin some questions about her organization, check out the interview below!
TJE: How long have you been preparing for your non-profit organization?
Yasmin: I’ve always had a passion for working with women, specifically young girls. I started to form my nonprofit this summer after attending a woman’s empowerment group. I wanted to develop an organization that would benefit every young girl involved and waiting was not the answer to fulfill this purpose. The organization was formed in the summer but it is a continuous preparation that takes a daily effort.
TJE: You had the actual launch of Y.E.S. Women on your birthday. Did you receive the support you expected?
Yasmin: It was on my birthday but I tried Not to make the focus of the launch about my birthday. In fact, many people who came out did not know that it was my birthday. I received a lot of support from people. Several donations were received from people who heard about the organization and did not know me personally. Also, my family and friends made an effort to get the word out and support me in many other ways. It was an amazing experience!
TJE: What is a primary message that you feel all young women should know?
Yasmin: I want all young women to know their self-worth. I want their lives to be enriched through our mentorship programs, service opportunities, and fellowship. I want them to know the importance of celebrating their youth and knowing that all things are possible. Our young girls need to value themselves and know how to seek a purpose-driven lifestyle.
TJE: What is a huge lesson that you have learned as a young woman that had a major impact on your life?
Yasmin: I learned the importance of waiting on God. There are seasons for everything and I had to learn how to wait for my season. I struggled with rushing to find love, questioning my calling, and often wondered why I wasn’t where I wanted to be. However, through God’s timing, I developed patience. I now know that every obstacle that I faced and every rejection that I received was apart of God’s plan for my life.
TJE: What are some upcoming things that you plan to do with your organization?
Yasmin: Our first meet and greet for the young women will be October 8th from 9 am-12 pm. This will be a great opportunity for them to connect with other girls, receive a mentor, and learn from great speakers. Our upcoming community service opportunities will be in November and December. We will also have some great programs in the beginning of next year.
For more information on Y.E.S. Women visit www.yeswomen.org to get involved by being a volunteer or making a donation. Watch the recap video of the actual launch party below!
Most of us were told at an early age “You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up”. Your parent, kindergarten teacher, or church member may have told you this. However, whether you believed them or not was key! I’m not exactly sure who the first person was to tell Natasha Scruggs’ this but she took this statement and ran with it.
Natasha Scruggs is a 25-year-old St. Louis native who is destined to be a criminal defense lawyer this year with assurance from receiving her Juris Doctorate about a week ago. With plans for being an advocate for justice at an early age, she developed many proactive methods of how she could best serve her community with the fight for equality for the oppressed population. In April, Natasha launched her website “NatashaScruggs.com” to promote her entire brand and future releases including “The Scruggs Law Firm” dropping this winter, her non-profit organization “Project Scruggs Heart, Inc”, and her television & film company “Scruggs Vision Productions, LLC”.
The projects above are expected to be released later this year during winter season. However, her very affordable product line “Truth Tees” that is designed with various thought provoking messages including “Freedom”, “Historic”, “Not Guilty”, and “SheEO” are available NOW on the site!
Watch the interview below to hear Natasha’s insight on what inspired her evolution on the many distinct concepts for her merchandise.
Did I mention that Natasha ( I call her Tasha) is my cousin? I am so proud of all her accomplishments because I have been a witness of all the trials and tribulations that she has encountered on this journey. No matter how hard things were, she still believed in her vision! If you were not told that cliche truth when you were little, it’s not too late to believe it now. “You can be whatever you want to be”! I copped my merch from NatashaScruggs.com. When are you getting yours??? #ShopNatashaScruggs.com