By Keisha Bloise
Throughout our lives, we face challenges that present us with choices to either battle against change or push us to the next level in our growth. The tests that come with these challenges can be ugly, dark, and heartbreaking. These growing pains make it difficult to recognize the beauty surrounding and hidden within the imperfections. It’s even harder while we’re in the darkness, to have a positive mindset and trust we are being guided towards our light.
According to Keisha Bloise, otherwise known as, The Love Scientist, self-love looks different for each of us. Each one’s journey is personal, imperfectly perfect, and evolves endlessly. Imperfect Self-Love is a collection of poems, quotes, and affirmations to ignite self-love, healing, spirituality, and self-discovery towards overcoming brokenness.
Imperfect Self-Love is based on The Love Scientist’s intimate experiences to empower you to love yourself more freely.
“From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow”
In life, many of us have had to triumph over various obstacles in efforts to unlock the next chapter of our journeys. Each obstacle carried with it valuable life lessons- which ultimately led us to a path like two roads diverged in the woods. When faced with adversity or opposition, you can bend and break or breakthrough and overcome.
In “Overcoming,” author Andrel Harris discusses how to overcome various obstacles while pushing towards creating a successful life. She shares her firsthand experiences surrounding her upbringing, losing her first love, betrayal and hatred, financial hardships, depleting accounts, overcoming debt, and more. Coupling transparency in her own story, she provides practical steps to help readers overcome various challenges. As a financial educator, Andrel also dives deep into the issues that plague the black community in which she is passionate about in efforts to educate and shift the culture forward. As a solution, you’ll be given a financial game plan and a wealth creating strategy.
In this new read, you’ll be mentally stimulated to think about your existence on a deeper level, spiritually empowered to pull energy in your toughest moments, and you’ll be equipped to secure your financial future. Overcoming is the blueprint to your breakthrough.
Life will always happen to you and for you, but it’s up to you to continue to overcome each challenge and make the best of your existence.
Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living
Grief is a personal journey. No two stories are the same. Processing the death of a loved one is a significant and life-altering situation, each causes one to wonder how to continue living.
In Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living, speaker, panelist, intercessor, and preacher Teraleen R. Campbell takes you on her personal journey of how she learned how to live life, again.
Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.
From Carefree to Caregiver!
By Teraleen Campbell Many of us were settled into our respective life’s daily routines when the health of a loved one declined. Suddenly the responsibilities being their primary caregiver became a reality. Being a caregiver is not limited to … Read More
Rediscovering Dad and Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s
By Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke grew up not always having the closest relationship with his father. However, as life would have it, his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2015 afforded the opportunity for Brandon not only to become closer to his father but also to become his steadfast caregiver. Through this disease, Brandon has found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. Brandon tells the story of his relationship with his father growing up, leading up to him being diagnosed, and he hopes to shed some light on a devastating diagnosis and his family history of Alzheimer’s.
“It is my hope that this book will provide a path for Alzheimer’s caregivers to follow so that they will know they are not alone; shed light on the role of caregivers who are often unsung heroes when it comes to serious and/or terminal illnesses; bring more awareness to the world about the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease; and highlight the bond between father and son,” Brandon relates.
Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s is a compassionate and insightful journey with Brandon Burke, as he comes to understand the immense impact that his father had on his life.
Coming November 2020
A Thought For The Week
By Tonia Williams
Life was already hectic for some of us. The emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned so many of our lives upside down. With all that is going on in the world we need some positive thoughts to get us sometimes, through our day. This book provides inspirational thoughts along with a scripture to get our week started.
Most people start their week on Mondays although the first day of the week is Sunday. But for your thought for the week, you can utilize it on Mondays along with the supporting scripture to start your week on a positive note.
There are 52 weeks in a year. Let us get started. Stay prayed up, continue to keep God first, and have a blessed week.
From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts
In his first autobiography, writer, dancer, and serial entrepreneur Darnell Richardson reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his life as a dreamer in the basement to becoming a highly sought-after entertainer.
Growing up in North Philly, Darnell was privy to what the streets had to offer. Wanting something more, Darnell was determined not to become the statistic that society had already labeled him. Instead of following the easy path to chaos and self-destruction, Darnell found his passion in the arts, a place where he could “speak his truth” and escape, losing himself in the characters that he portrayed. The arts became more than just a passion; it is the air that he breaths and the sun that warms him.
In From the Basement to the Stage: I Am the Arts, Darnell pens an autobiography depicting the struggles and the many doors slammed in his face that he endured in his journey to success. The denials inspired Darnell to create his legacy and his lane to success. Darnell shares his joys, mistakes, and looking forward to what possibilities lie ahead. This story will make you believe in the possibilities that many will say are impossible. Come and join Darnell on his road to success!
An Unexpected Love For Christmas
In “An Unexpected Love for Christmas,” (sequel to the best-selling novelette, “A Leap of Faith”) Allison is beautiful, spoiled, judgmental, and doesn’t mind making it known that the only way to live, is by her own terms. Although she desires a relationship, any man wanting a second glance from Allison better look even better on paper than he does in person – which automatically eliminates handsome, hard-working Ronald McMurray from her potential list of suitors.
Ronald McMurray’s janitorial business receives a huge contract over the Christmas holidays, which happens to be where Allison’s financial firm is located. More interested in raising his ten-year-old daughter Rolanda, working and upholding his Christian values than casual dating, southern gentleman Ronald isn’t impressed with Allison’s beauty and material success which suits her just fine since he falls short of her strict standards. A long-term relationship with Ronald is out of the question for Allison, until an unexpected encounter changes her life forever. Will Allison allow God to direct her path, or will she get in her own way before true love finds her?