Leonard Smith is the product of a broken home. The streets of Oakland, California raised him during the turbulent time of the 1980’s and created his belief system. The same streets that taught Leonard many lessons were both a gift and a curse. His name is well known on the streets and in the various Juvenile Detention Centers throughout the city of Oakland. Leonard has to constantly navigate between his feelings and his method of survival. The story of Leonard Smith is a cautionary tale of tragedy and triumph. Leonard’s life embodies what many youth face every day on the streets of every major city in America.
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed: Life Changing Stories That Will Ignite Hope, Elevate Personal Growth, and Confirm Your Greatness is a collection of short stories from storytellers, entrepreneurs, and life coaches bonding together to transport individuals from a place of brokenness to blessed.
This book contains stories written by a dynamic and diverse group of women, men, survivors, veterans, and actors. These stories represent the journey of women and men who have experienced life’s failures, disappointments, and losses, but had the resiliency to continue pressing forward towards their breakthrough. Life requires you to not only elevate your mindset, but to grow through, fail forward, and take that mighty leap of faith even when the pain is unbearable. Always remember that in life, you will face some experiences that will break and bruise you, but never stop realizing that your blessings are on the other side of the storm!
Co-Authors include: Sang Thi Duong, Jasmine York Ball, Michael Simmons, Briana McKnight, Ontaria Kim Wilson, Dennis LA White, Summer Fitch, Anissa Zabriskie, Kenneth R. Nelson Jr., Roberta A. Albany, Latisha Stephens, Carnell Poteat, and Tyressa Ty
Available March 7, 2018
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility, author, wellness coach and positive motivation trainer Tinesha Boswell, provides a powerful spiritual guide—proven to improve your mindset and reduce stress levels caused by life, poor lifestyle, and missing peace.
As a Mom and woman with diabetes, Tinesha knew that she had to find a way to maintain a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle. Over the years, she developed a daily routine around her core values to help her be mindful, choose healthy habits and build her core strength from the inside out.
In this book, Tinesha’s “Completion Strategy” will help you:
•Replace negative self-talk with meaningful content
•Set intentions to focus on the areas of your life that require nurturing
•Take simple steps each day to maintain health and wellness
•Find the courage to remove destructive habits
By developing a positive mindset that focuses on Mind, Body, and Tranquility, you will be empowered to make personal declarations that reflect your new life. You will be inspired to take actionable steps and celebrate your wins. Tinesha’s guide is an excellent tool to help you refocus your energy, causing you to change your attitude and altitude for years to come.
“Don’t curse your past, don’t nurse your past, don’t live in the past, don’t rehearse your past, but in all things allow God to reverse your past.”
Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success
Twenty years ago, Vaughn J. McNeill, was a man struggling with his identity as a bi-racial man, being adopted, divorced, bankrupt, and homelessness. Determined to break out of a defeatist mindset and chasing dead-end dreams that were holding him back from success, Vaughn victoriously changed his life. Today, he lives the life of powerful choices.
In his book, Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success, Vaughn shares his methods to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the three areas of life that must be refined to bring about positive outcomes – Purpose, Respect, and Choices, he identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Respect Your Choices offers thought provoking lessons, actionable plans, and personal experiences, and then makes clear that respecting your choices will help you find balance between your outlook and outcome.
If you change your perception, you change your outlook and once you change your outlook you change your outcome. Your outcome can be either positive or negative, as it’s relative to you!
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love’s Truth Never Changes
Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself is a handy relationship tool to assist men and women with finding, trusting and following the truth in love; a compilation of fresh insight on a subject as old as time. You may consider it to be a reference guide for love. Summer Willow’s thoughtful honesty and motivating candor is not written for the clueless or faint of heart; but for those who are willing to evaluate their relationships from a truthful perspective. When it comes to love we don’t always want to admit the truth. Some of us fight 'head vs. heart' when it is time to say good bye and maybe when it is necessary to hold on; some of us may give in too soon. Let Me Tell You Like I Told Myself: Love's Truth Never Changes is a quick assist in mirroring truths in your relationships so that you can make the best choices for your heart.
Shattering the Barriers of Single Motherhood: A Single Mom’s guide to Power, Resilience, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Master Certified Single Mother Life Coach, Author, Speaker and Single Mother Academy Founder, Sang Thi Duong, has been advocating for Single Mothers for the past 20+ years, and what began as a personal journey has since grown into a movement with thousands of Single Mothers worldwide.
In her book, Shattering the Barriers of Single Motherhood: A Single mom’s guide to power, resilience, and the pursuit of happiness, she discusses what no one really wants to talk about – real life as a Single Mother and redefining Single Motherhood on their own terms through resilience, power, and pleasure. This triple threat combo is the part of Single Motherhood that women have been taught to push aside, ignore, and succumb to societal standards. Sadly, “Single Mother” carries a negative connotation anywhere and it’s time to change the trajectory into a powerful uprising of Single Mothers.
Readers will learn the secret ingredients many Single Mother is missing; how to crack the Single Mother stigma; why being a Single Mother is not a death warrant; what a Single Mother can dare, dream, and achieve —and how they can live their best lives, raise phenomenal children and much more.
Free Smith, a freelance writer from the United States, traveled to Abu Khali-the pink diamond of the Middle East- to visit her Husband who is an entertainment contractor. While there she meets a group of women from different walks of life and their relationships turn into divine connections filled with moments of unmasking deeply rooted wounds that have tormented them for years. They expose their beauty and toxicity at the same time, but through transparency, trust, and love they realize that their sisterhood is the conduit to their healing.