June 2010 - Whatchu say? Manifest! Manifest what?

Lisa Thomas When we as Christians or Spiritual people talk about God and read the bible we say we believe his word but on some deep level unbeknownst to us, we don’t really believe. I know we have all heard the verse “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it sh

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June 2010 - Discover a Better You!

Have you ever experienced a rough day where things didn't go quite the way you planned and it was a total disaster? You wonder what you may have done to deserve such awful treatment or such a crappy experience. You may even begin to entertain the question "why is this happening to m

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Cover Story: Beauty Beyond The Bench

June 2010 - Cover Story: Beauty Beyond The Bench

Power,  passion and purpose are the corner stone of our work. We believe that these three words radiate within when spoken.  We realize that each time we challenge women to live life with them in the forefront we are asking them to shift their lives in a new direction and live it with vigor, perse

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Wilder in Real Life: Come On Home

June 2010 - Wilder in Real Life: Come On Home

by Lauren Wilder At the moment I’m sitting in Raleigh/Durham Airport waiting on my flight to head back to Chicago.  I’ve been in North Carolina for about a week to see my twin sister graduate from college.   It was a much needed trip, which has something to with what I like to call “clic

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About Our Cover: Shirley Fulton

June 2010 - About Our Cover: Shirley Fulton

Shirley L. Fulton is perhaps the most recognizable figure in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, having spent over 20 years in the court as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge,  Resident Superior Court Judge, District Court Judge, and  Assistant District Attorney. A community leader widely adm

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Little Things Make a Big Difference

June 2010 - Little Things Make a Big Difference

By Nicole Beck Love is in the details, the every day. Big gestures are great and can really show a person you care, but the little things you do every day will really show your significant other that you love them. The small things to do to convey your feelings will be more memorable and my joyfu

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Sister, Sister!

June 2010 - Sister, Sister!

The differences between my oldest daughters, Ariana and Alana, still amaze me and seem to be more apparent each day. Although, just 16 months apart in age, they are worlds apart in words and actions. Ariana and Alana are roommates and sleep in bunk beds. One night Ariana comes back downstairs

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June 2010 - Sort It Out! Work It Out!

by Angela Harper Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy working out. I’ve been physically active since I was a kid; 5 years of competitive gymnastics, 4 years of color guard, 10 years of pageants, and 10 years of dance. As a kid my dad would take my sister and I to the gym with him. I will neve

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Who Has Your Power?

June 2010 - Who Has Your Power?

by Lady Diannia Baty Many people feel discouraged by feelings of disempowerment. This happens when we give away our power by worrying too much about what another person is feeling, thinking and doing. Rather than focus on ourselves, we channel all of our energy into a situation that we cannot con

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Notes from the Editor: The Lure of Low Expectations

June 2010 - Notes from the Editor: The Lure of Low Expectations

by Karyn L. Beach Successful people don’t start an endeavor, any endeavor, anticipating failure. They want to win. They prepare to win. They expect to win. In sports, it’s pretty black and white. There can only be one winner, but they don’t count themselves out. They press on. In life, winn

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Your Most Important Performance Review

June 2010 - Your Most Important Performance Review

by Kim  Crouch I remember once hearing Chris Rock say about his role as a parent that his entire life is about keeping his daughters off the pole. The pole he was referring to of course was the stripping pole. And while said in humor, his point was merely that as a parent it’s his role to ensu

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June 2010 - Accessing Your Power, Purpose and Vision

By Lisa Thomas In the morning as I awake, it’s sometimes hard getting my eyes to operate as they should. I mean I have to push them open to create a small crack for a glimpse of day. Once I move a little here and there I find myself rising to greater consciousness and my eyes can open a bit

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