March 2010 - Cover Story: Building Wealth From the Inside Out

By Lisa Thomas From the beautiful island of Taiwan, this incredibly courageous woman took a chance and moved to the United States in pursuit of a higher education and a big vision. I had the privilege of sitting down to speak with Chia – Li Chien. She took me down her path, shared her journey a

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March 2010 - Are You Kidding Me?

By Rev. Diannia Baty There is a sticky spider web of untruth and perception about being a spiritual leader and I want to correct it hopefully once and for all. There are many misconceptions about spiritual leaders, life coaches, ministers, therapists and anyone else who is leading, counseli

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March 2010 - Working From Home

By Annika Murray I had an epiphany just the other day. I realized that the longer I sat at my computer, the less housework I get done. Yes, I work from home. I find it increasingly difficult to keep my home in “open house” status when the kids and I are at home all day. I love a clean h

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March 2010 - Notes from the Editor: It’s In Your Hands

By Karyn L. Beach My friend Timogi is an incredible woman. She is a poet, clothing designer, business woman and motivational speaker. She hosts what she calls Sistah Parties. At a Sistah Party , Timogi has a table filled with random kitschy knick knacks and two stacks of cards, one with quot

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March 2010 - Invest and Diversify for Success!

By Brenda McCoy Hunter As you probably know, this article is not about stocks, bonds or money. It is about building a better future and a better community. It is about developing social capital. It is about preparing to give-investing in yourself, giving what you have-to significant others, and r

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March 2010 - Wilder in Real Life: “First Comes Winter Then Comes Spring…”

By Lauren Wilder “Change comes eventually.” If you don’t recognize this line then you’re obviously not a Lauryn Hill fan, no worries because you can relate to the quote without remainder of the chorus. It’s from her song “Everything is Everything” and that’s exactly how I fe

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March 2010 - About Our Cover: Chia-Li Chien

Chia-Li Chien (pronounced Jolly Jan) founded Chien Associates LLC in 1993 and has provided strategies and consulting services to companies like, Westinghouse, General Data Comm., Diageo, and many small to mid size businesses. Chia-Li helps women business owners exit their businesses on THEIR own

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March 2010 - Getting Positively Proactive about Health

By J. E. Davidson As women, we are usually the caretakers of our families. Husbands, children, elderly parents, and sometimes other family members depend upon us to help them with their daily needs. Employers expect us to fulfill our job requirements. The demands that are made upon us often l

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