August 2010 - The 4 Keys to Being Empowered By Your Image

  4 Keys to Being Empowerd by Your Image By Lisa Thomas Recently on a segment of Oprah, I saw two people sharing their shame of going out in public due to their appearance.  I’d heard this plaguing experience from a few women I know as well. It seems that image can be something to boa

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The Power of a Pretty Dress

August 2010 - The Power of a Pretty Dress

by Karyn L. Beach Billy Crystal, way back on his Saturday Night Live days, used to play a character called Fernando. His catch line was "When you look good, you feel good." It was a recurring character and was a consistently funny sketch. Yet, without being shallow, there is some truth to that.

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August 2010 - WILDER IN REAL LIFE: The First Place

By Lauren Wilder A year ago, I was sitting at home planning my move to Chicago.  All I could think about was that I was finally entering adult life.  Well, a year later I’m still working on that part. As you read this I’m looking around a concrete room with pastel walls strewn with noteb

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The Case for QWERTY

August 2010 - The Case for QWERTY

by Karyn L. Beach There is a common saying, often found on t-shirts and bumper stickers, it says, “S**t happens.” Yes, that does happen but so does something else that people regard in much the same way. Change. “Change happens.” People are creatures of habit. Children thrive when they

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July 2010 - Who’s in Your Driver’s Seat?

  Life Coach Lisa Thomas of the P3 Group tells Valonda, Co-host of NBC 17 My Carolina Today how to control the chatter going on in your head: Identify emotional triggers, give them a name, embrace them as a part of you, and choose your vision to be in the driver’s seat of your l

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P3 Pearl Story - Change is Good, Balance is Better!

July 2010 - P3 Pearl Story – Change is Good, Balance is Better!

  We’ve all heard the buzz term; balance, work life-balance or something like that. It seems as women, we’re always in the mode of trying to find that happy medium where we’re able to somehow take care of ourselves and take care of others. We’re on a constant quest to have it all; it isn

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A New Day, A New Dawn - A New Declaration!

July 2010 - A New Day, A New Dawn – A New Declaration!

  By Lisa Thomas A New Day and a New Dawn, As we embark upon a day of independence, I ask what shall you declare and take back as your own independence – what shall you reclaim, what shall you take back into your hands? As the days come and go we find many trials and tribulations amon

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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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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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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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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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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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The President's Corner: Alignment or Realignment?

May 2010 - The President’s Corner: Alignment or Realignment?

by Lisa Thomas I sat with the beautiful Valonda Calloway on the My Carolina Today show and we talked briefly about the concept of Body Placement and what that all means. Body Placement! Oooh, it sounds so mysterious, doesn’t it? First, I must say that Body Placement is a term I use to

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May 2010 - U-Turn

by Karyn L. Beach You have a plan. You are committed to your plan. You are working your plan. But, something isn’t right. You are getting results, but you aren’t happy with the results you are getting. It isn’t what you expected. In fact, you aren’t even sure this is what you want anymore

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Wilder In Real Life: Saving Generation Y

May 2010 - Wilder In Real Life: Saving Generation Y

by Lauren Wilder This installment is influenced by some of the most fabulous young adults I know and their stress with being educated in bad job market.   Yes, I know it’s affecting everyone, but I’m not here to talk about everyone.  Our heads are filled with the American opportunity. Does

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